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Yarnmistress

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  1. I have seen a few interviews with Lily chin and I must say that she is just obnoxious as can be. On this one interview with Susan Hind, she kept ignoring her questions and just talking about what she wanted to. She also told one of the producers (same show) who asked her if she wanted her needles (minor mistake), " If you can't even remember hooks, then I can't bother to do this". Ugh! I can't stand her.
  2. LOVE IT! I so need to try and make one of these! THanks for sharing your pattern with the world!
  3. I use my soap savers as body scrubbers. I'll even add the little pieces of soap bars to the bag to help use them up. After I am done with the scrubber, I rinse it out and let the soaps dry in a soap dish them stick them back in the bag.
  4. Thanks Marypat... I'll do a swatch!
  5. OKay I did some blocking on one panel just to try it out before I did the whole thing. The method I used was the one where you lay a dampened cloth over the panel and then let it dry completely over night. Well the panel looks all wonky and doesn't lay flat. The sides still curl and although I fiddled with the panel to get it the right shape before I put the wet towel over it, it still looks mishapen. Should I try wetting the actual panel this time and then pinning it?Or should i try the steam approach? SO frustrating.
  6. Yarnmistress

    Blocking

    I am getting ready to block some sweater panels and I am not really sure the best way to do it. I have heard that it works to get a towel and lay it on a flat surface and then place the panels on the towel and then dampen another towel and lay it on top. I have also heard that dampening the actual panels and then pinning them is better. Oh yeah, and should I block the panels before I sew them together or block the whole sweater? What would you all recommend? Thanks
  7. Frogged my LHOTP shawl. Decided that I just really wouldn't end up wearing it and I don't want to spend all that time making it and it not get any use. I have made so many dishcloths and bath sets..... time to move on. New WIP's: Poncho for all 4 of my girls teachers. Wrist Warmers
  8. That is just the cutest thing I have seen! I so need to make one for my girls! Nice project and cute model.
  9. I drive, but only because the stores are not close enough to my house to walk to. We don't have buses here and my bike doesn't have a front wheel. Unfortunately, being in the rural area, I am not close to much as far as walking distance goes.....
  10. I think it's a good suggestion to write to Michael's and maybe let them know that their events could have been a bit more organized. I mean the whole point of having these things is to get people into the store, sell products and get people interested in crafting..... the people that were at the Michael's where I live were pretty much getting scrapbooking stuff. The lady who handled the contests was actually pretty nice and did a good job making sure it was done well. The knifty knitter lady could have done more demonstrations and the back tables had no one but employees there working on squares. A few times I saw women with children asking where the kids crafts were and they were sent to the back only to come back up front disappointed because all they had were these pieces of cardboard to wind yarn around....boring! Especially for a craft store. I think I will email them and let them know.
  11. Yeah, I do not think they organized the event very well. In the back of the store they had two tables set up. One had a bunch of blankets for project linus and another was a kids crafts table. There were no sales on anything in the store during the event and from what I saw, most people were buying scrapbooking stuff. They had a lady at the front sitting at a sort of podium making things on the knifty knitter loom, but there were lots of woman crowded around her asking lots of questions. She was making a poncho and also had some bags on display that she made.
  12. They also had ours right at the front of the store. I swear people were all sorts of grumpy today. The lady who won the knitting contest and I had our picture taken as well. btw, does anyone here know of a place to get patterns online for those knifty knitter kits? I won one through a drawing adn the lady who was at the table showing how to use them said there really weren't any nifty knitter loom books....to try online.
  13. We used a baby bernat yarn and a J hook (bates)
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