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George Washington, 1789
Friday, March 23, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
I'm trying to make this sweater and having trouble with the sleeves:
So far I have this:
So far I have this:
I don't know if I messed up and should have made it wider, or if I should attach at the yellow arrow and let the sleeve "rest" and sew the sleeve starting at the arrow and through to the wrist?
If this makes ANY sense to you and you have any suggestions, please enter it in the comment area. This is an old pattern with a new name, I don't remember the old name. Anyway, it's not a new pattern. Thanks for reading this.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
No more chain-2 or chain-3 in the turning chain. No matter what I do, it always leaves a gap. Now, at the end of a row, I've started making a chain stitch, and in THAT SAME STITCH, a half double crochet. It evens out when you come back and close either with a double crochet or a slip stitch if you're done with the piece. See below how neat it looks.
AND, when I attach this to another piece, I have something to grab that won't make a hole or gap, which irritates me. There we go, no more Chain-2 to substitute a double crochet at the beginning of a row or round. By the way, I don't use this for lace or doilies.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
I use it for laundry, for pre-washing, if I'm out of dish washing liquid, to clean the bathroom. If it's dirty, I can use Charlie's Soap.
I just read this article:
from their newsletter. I know about dust mites, but from one Monk to another, imagine my horror! ICK AND EEK!
I do wash our pillows, but I'm guilty of washing most laundry in cold water. From now on, the pillows and bed clothes will be washed in hot water and of course, with the Charlie's Soap. For those of us who are sensitive or allergic to corn, this is a blessing. No skin irritation, no itching in my eyes, no nasty fumes or perfumes. It's just laundry soap. It does the job and then some. And that's all I want from it.
(The usual disclaimers: I don't work for them, just one happy customer.)