Black Addi Turbo needles

I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill

Knitted Ferrari

Thought I would post this article I came across online- seems a UK art student knitted a full size ferrari for her honors degree.  The artist is quoted as saying:

           “I get men admiring the racing lines and old women look at the needlework.” 

How sexist -- and look at those crummy seams down the middle of her windows :)

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006270608,00.html 

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1879263.html 

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Hi Guys,

Here is my latest project just hot off the circulars. Now all I need is somewhere to wear it!!! Hopefully it will be cool enough to wear to church next Sunday. Some of the old dears know I knit so they will be impresssed, I hope. The pattern for the body was originally "wedged" shaped but as I no longer have a "school boy" figure I modified it to suit a more fuller waist!

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Wow!

Wow! ...looking at that bar chart is going to become annoying for the next few days... LOL

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Dear Felting Gurus....

....  I need some opinions from those that have come before me.

I am finishing up a pair of clogs for Jim and the size if pretty straightforward, size 11.  I am about to start a pair for his mom who is a size 8.5.  The pattern is written for a womens size 6, 8, and 10.

My question is, do I knit a size 8 and felt it less producing a softer fabric or do I go for a 10 and felt it more for a stiffer one.  (and I have already thought of the "go for the stiffer one" joke).  I'm using Classic Elites' "Inca Alpaca" (100% alpaca)  So I assume that if I knit the larger I can get it down to size. 

Anyone Looking for NeedleMaster?

I thought I remembered that not too long ago people were looking for NeedleMaster sets. Knitpicks.com is selling their remaining sets at 50% off--$39.99. I suppose now that they have their Options line of needles, they're looking to unload their stock of NeedleMaster. It's a pretty good deal for anyone in the market for a set.

I Hate Me

I'm doing a pair of clogs and they are going along great.  Finished the first and was down to the outer sole of the second, got through the "hell" 2, 4, and 6 rows only to discover that I had picked up and used a size 11 instead of 13!

 I said somthing a bit like "darn" only I think it was stronger.