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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My yarn is now a ball!!!!!
I can start my FC with it.
God bless to my good friend Ruth who spent 4 hours today untangleing it for me. In addition to the 5 hours I had spent doing it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where would we be without our friends?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a room crying over spilled wool! HAHA!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My next door neighbor and I have spent some interesting days together on projects like your "untangling"...it really took all our combined effort and patience to get it into a ball and needle ready...but it was such a rush when we got that last tangle out...and we did have a good visit while we did it... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Tracey. Crying or Very sad

I know how you feel - I've spent many an hour untangling wool. It's now got to the point where I prefer to hold it myself rather than use my swift.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last FCS I did was in an acrylic yarn which blocked ok and then went back to it's original size!
I was thinking of doing a baby FcS in white acrylic for a baby expected next month and have decided to use the acrylic so that it can be washed easily.
Would I be better pressing this one with a damp towel and steam iron ? or should I forget the acylic and buy a better yarn.
This shawl will not be to keep as an heirloom, the couple it is for just don't have alot of money and want something practical.
I would appreciate experienced knitters like yourselves giving me some advice please Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the extra effort of wet blocking is the way to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katknit wrote:
The last FCS I did was in an acrylic yarn which blocked ok and then went back to it's original size!
I was thinking of doing a baby FcS in white acrylic for a baby expected next month and have decided to use the acrylic so that it can be washed easily.
Would I be better pressing this one with a damp towel and steam iron ? or should I forget the acylic and buy a better yarn.
This shawl will not be to keep as an heirloom, the couple it is for just don't have alot of money and want something practical.
I would appreciate experienced knitters like yourselves giving me some advice please Smile


http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html

This has got lost way back in the thread, so I am resurrecting it. It's an excellent article, and will tell you all you need to know about blocking various yarns.

I understand why you might want to knit it in acrylic for washing purposes but it may be harder to look after than you think.

Dragon yarns stock Patons 4-ply baby wool that is 100% wool and machine washable on a gentle wash. Jaeger also do a machine washable 4-ply baby merino.

http://www.dragonyarns.co.uk/#6257X6262

Wool will also have the bonus of letting gentle baby skin breathe - acrylic will make it all sweaty.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Acrylic is hot and it's really hard to steam block it because it get get substantially larger as you do it.

That's kind of why I asked you how it blocked when you first announced that it was acrylic because I had heard that acrylic has its own memory and returns to size so I was curious to see what you did to yours Sad

Hope that you can get it back into shape. You could always steam block that one and see what happens with it...kind of a trial for that sort of blocking. Who knows, it may work.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished FC number 2.
I will block it tomorrow anf hopefully post piccies.

I have just got the pattern in my head ( after 2 ) and finally realise why the stitches are in the order they are.
I only pulled this back once and that was on the 3rd row of the edging.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!! Waiting breathlessly for the pics...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait for pics either. HOORAH!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All blocked and piccies are on my blog.
Planning to cast on another soon....I really like this pattern.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knitty Witty Woo....I know you probably mentioned it somewhere...but what weight yarn did you use for the last one?

I like them both, but for different reasons; I like the green color better, but I like the size of the last one.

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