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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:14 pm 
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I got sick of having cold ankles and decided to make my own damn long and tall pyjamas. And for no good apparent reason, I decided to make them 2L2Q. I present to you, Hammer Pyjamas:

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OMG.

Those are the best!

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Haha, amazing!

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Hey, question for you guys who sew: I've been quilting all day and the hand knob on my Singer sort of seized up. It turns, but it's really hard to do! My machine is also struggling to sew. I think it just needs to be greased but there aren't instructions in the manual except for the bobbin area. Singer's website says if there aren't instructions it doesn't need to be greased internally...huh, like ever?

Any advice is welcome! I'm going to buy some grease tomorrow and try that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Kindle cover for my mom for Xmas.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Bahahaha, Erika, that's awesome!


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That Kindle cover is so pretty. And the PJ's are beyond great!!

Hey, does anyone want to join in a crochet along with me on this afghan? I saw it and instantly fell in love with the perfect blend of tacky and harmonious. I picked up 7 skeins of I Love This Yarn! and it is working up beautifully. I'll try to get progress pictures up soon.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/groovyghan

I'm only 3.5 squares in and crochet is NOT my strong point. And I have finals this week plus a minimum of 17 pages to be typed so I won't be far ahead. Anyway, I'm shooting for two squares a day so I can get it done by the end of break.


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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Hammer PJs!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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couroupita wrote:
Hey, question for you guys who sew: I've been quilting all day and the hand knob on my Singer sort of seized up. It turns, but it's really hard to do! My machine is also struggling to sew. I think it just needs to be greased but there aren't instructions in the manual except for the bobbin area. Singer's website says if there aren't instructions it doesn't need to be greased internally...huh, like ever?

Any advice is welcome! I'm going to buy some grease tomorrow and try that.


It could be one of the belts inside the machine has broken or seized? It may just be time to take it in to have it serviced. When was the last time you had it done? Also, you mentioned you'd been sewing all day, there's the possibility that it simply got overheated and the metal pieces swelled a little bit.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Beautiful job on the lacework for the kindle cover maygles! It reminds me of a cowl pattern I want to make (from Ravelry of course).


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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
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It could be one of the belts inside the machine has broken or seized? It may just be time to take it in to have it serviced. When was the last time you had it done? Also, you mentioned you'd been sewing all day, there's the possibility that it simply got overheated and the metal pieces swelled a little bit.[/quote]

I've never had it serviced. I've had the machine about four years but I've only been sewing extensively this year. I bet it's due! When I checked this morning the wheel was still pretty stiff so I am going to poke around a bit and if the problem is not obvious I'll take it in. Thanks for the advice!

Also, your hammer pants are awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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I wish I could recommend a place in the South Bay, but if you ever make it up to the East Bay/Diablo Valley I can recommend a place in Walnut Creek where my mom and I both take our machines! And we are some serious sewers :)

Maygles, that is freakin' gorgeous! I wish I could knit like that. Maybe someday I will if I practice enough! And bug you enough for help, ha ha!

I am wearing the Hammer Pyjamas right now. They are THE BEST. I am happy to show my technique to anyone who wants Hammer Pyjamas of their own and has access to a serger. Hammer Pyjamas must be shared with the world.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Maygles that is so awesome. I'm making myself a Kindle cover right now. I have a plan to try to take the crocheted cover and attach cardboard to it and cover that with cloth or felt so I can make the book style covers that people have. We'll see how that goes. I'm basing it on this because I really like the stitch she uses here. Crocheting into spaces is so much faster than crocheting into stitches. http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com ... ttern.html

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Eeek I need advice! So, remember the link to the rabbit slippers I posted? Well I was going to make them for my sister for Xmas but I have just realised they are felted and I know acrylic yarn doesn't felt! Is there anything I can do or should I just try and find something else to make for her?

P.S. Erika you are amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Sarah-Jane wrote:
Eeek I need advice! So, remember the link to the rabbit slippers I posted? Well I was going to make them for my sister for Xmas but I have just realised they are felted and I know acrylic yarn doesn't felt! Is there anything I can do or should I just try and find something else to make for her?

P.S. Erika you are amazing.


I've never done it but I know you can needle felt some plant fibers: http://windrosefiberstudio.blogspot.com ... -silk.html

I think it takes forever though and doesn't really look like wool felting. Also, wool items shrink when you felt them and the patterns are written accordingly, so you'll have to take that into account or you will have gigantic slippers! I don't think you absolutely have to felt those slippers though. They're super cute as-is! Just double check the pattern so you don't make em too large.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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I am delving into the world of childrens' clothing and I love it. I am just about to finish a tiny knit bolero made out of this fleecy-jersey that I bought for myself forever ago. I call the process of making childrens' clothing "Squeeing at the Sewing Machine." After I finish a seam I squeal.

Photos, on child, potentially soon. I am too grumpy to finish the flounce at midnight but hopefully the babe will try it on tomorrow.

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I haven't been knitting much because of pain in my hands (which I need to type), but I was talking to my brother the other day and he asked me if I learned how to knit fingers on gloves yet, because, though he really likes the fingerless gloves I made him a couple years ago, sometimes his fingers get cold. Good thing to mention less than two weeks before xmas, especially since I bought his gift over a month ago.


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Cute!!

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A cowl I just made as a gift for a dog lover. Below is a close-up of the buttons.

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Please help me! I need the easiest sock pattern possible, either crochet or knitted. I want to make my dad some socks for Christmas but I'm terrible at following patterns, but I really want to try!

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I think knitted socks are the only way to go, but you really do have to follow the pattern in order to end up with a sock that fits. This was the first pair I made successfully, and they call for vegan yarn. Go for it!

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PAT ... ipple.html

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This was the first pair I made!: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soybean-socks

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i made a really nice blanket for michael and myself, but jack decided it's his.

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I haven't found my knitting supplies yet, but when I do I'll be back to the tread.
Are non-stitch crafts welcome? I see some beads in the corner.

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