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November 2018 ?

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Here I am two weeks after I moved by myself.  I am now starting to feel the burn.  I have spent 17 years with a pretty good man.  He was  not perfect neither was I.  There was some confusion from his part and I can believe it.  It is often interesting how people fall out of love.  It is also interesting to see the changes and the meanness that comes out.

Today I am sad and I come to Blogger, because I don't actually want to talk to people, but I want to express my sadness.  I am sad we fell out of love and that we will no longer spend time like we did.  I do miss your laughter and your constant chatter.  It will be ok, it just feels terrible.  Unti later.  This is Crafty Andy thank you for stopping by.

addi Express KINGSIZE Knitting Machine Circular Knitting mode Review

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So what do you know I am writing a review for a knitting machine.  I have seen these machines and I have been curious about how they work.  I have read reviews and critiques, I have read the expectations of frustrated users and very satisfied users.  I have been able to create so many items in a short time.  You can use different yarns, buT you have to remember that the needle size does not change.  You can become very creative wether you want to or not lol.  This is a lovely mach8ne that will give your creative spirit hours of entertainment once you understand how to use with the least of frustration.
1.  You need to see the videos from Skacel and then the videos from YouTube.
2. Realize the potential and limitations of this machine.
3. I would strongly suggest using the weights that are used for machine knitting or something to weight your proyect down while you are working.  This will help you with the fact that stitches drop if you go too fast or if the yarn is not grabby enough.…

"Oberon" a Lace Scarf

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 "Oberon" a Lace Scarf



Suggested yarn
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace-Garn Schoppel-Wolle Lace Ball Malabrigo Yarn Lace Yarn weight  Lace  Gauge
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in Plain stockinette Needle size
US 6 - 4.0 mm Yardage
650 - 1300 yards (594 - 1189 m) Sizes available
Various sizes you decide .
Oberon is the king of all of the fairies in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream who is feuding with his wife Titania, the queen of the fairies.

Materials:
Yarn: Wollemeise Lace Garn (110 gms), 640 yds.
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Gauge: 12 sts and 14 Rows = 2 “

Gauge is not really that important, you will make this scarf longer or wider, or shorter and more slender. The most important part of all this pattern is that you like the gauge and the way it looks.

This pattern makes a beautiful stole and as a scarf it is stunning.

Miscellaneous:
Stitch markers (recommended)
Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Blocked to 54 “ by 27 “ when wet. At 14 repetiti…

Triton Lepides Scarf 2018

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Triton’s Lepides



 Triton (/ˈtraɪtən/; Greek: Τρίτων Tritōn) is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is herald for his father. He is usually represented as a merman with his lower body cover in Lepides or animal scales.
A playful scarf like Lepides. This scarf is meant to be done without having to block it much. It is one in my series of attire for men, but it is unisex with a timeless look. It has a wonderful flow that will allow you to embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.

Materials:

Yarn: Encore Tweed Worsted

Contents:
75% Acrylic, 22% Wool, 3% Rayon / Machine Wash, Machine Dry Low

Gauge: 5 sts=1”/US 8 Needle

Yardage: 200 yards Weight(s): Worsted 100 grams (2 skeins for the scarf shown above)

Needles: US9 5.50 mm

Gauge: Not really important, still I got 26 sts and 24 Rows to 4 square inches in Pattern meaning 16 sts + 5 as per the pattern.

Miscellaneous…

Two Pockets no waiting

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I thought that this was going to be more difficult.  It wasn't, because I thought about it.  I wanted to cut into the fabric and then pick up stitches.  That was a good idea, but not the best idea.  I was afraid that there was going to be a lot of unraveling and I was not going to put myself through that.

You see, the main issue and challenge is where to put the pocket.  Given the fact that I had to select three rows, I had a very hard time trying to decide which 3.  The fact that the ones I wanted were not the best ones got me to decide that it would be better to create another strategy.  I guess the easiest one was to pick part of the pattern in smaller needles and create a swatch that I would be using as the pocket cover.  

I picked 36 sts, and 6 of those were kind of as selvedge.  I have to say that I am very proud of myself.  I can make afterthought pockets anytime without fear of failure.  Thanks for stopping by.

After thought pockets indeed

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This is my right side after thought pocket.  I am working on the other side as we speak.  The decision to make a pocket after the fact was kind of difficult.  This pattern has a cable on every other row.  It is extremely difficult to just cut and pick up the stitches.  Honestly too difficult for me to think about the fact that I could lose the whole sweater pattern if I make a mistake.

I decided to use the same yarn and create a duplicate of the pattern, but in smaller needles.  I allowed for 3 stitches on each side of the pattern to be on reverse stockinette, like the pattern.  I slipped the first and the last stitch of every right side row.  I left a long enough tail to do a duplicate stitch at the bottom.  It was a job well done.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bythos a Lace Cowl

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