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Re: stitch/row counters?

Teresa Ambrose
 

I like the idea of two counters on one device. My favorite counter I can wear on my wrist via a stretchy loop and has a lock.

What we think we become. - Buddha

On Aug 25, 2018, at 2:14 PM, Jane Daniels <jdhikes@...> wrote:

I mark every 10 rows with a knitting safety pin (no coils). Thus I don't have to remember to change the row counter. For instance If I have to do 5 increases every 6 rows, I put 4 safety pins on the safety pin indicating the first decrease. Then having knit 6 rows, I move one safety pin to mark the row. It is easy to see when you have made all five increases. You can do something similar when you have a multi row pattern, placing a safety pin at the end of every repeat, if you have a more than 10 row repeat or after every repeat. I do something similar when decreasing for the arm hole. 

As for counting stitches, when I cast on, I put a marker (paper clip if size 8 needle or smaller; a small circle of contrasting yarn for larger needles) every 20 stitches. I check by counting the stitches again. make any adjustments, and continue until I have enough stitches. Then work the next row in pattern, checking that you have the right number of stitches and on the next row remove the markers if working in stockinette. But if I am knitting a pattern, I removing the markers that count the stitches and insert a marker at the end of every pattern. 

Jane


On Sat, Aug 25, 2018, 12:31 PM Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:
This was on the Akerworks Rav page recently:

  I was talking to a knitting friend of mine this morning about what counters are out
there for stitch and row counting. Yes, there are many, and, yes, there is a good
electronic one but, as far as I know, there is nothing as good as an Akerworks tool
would be to put in my tool case. Please make one  with the stitch and row counters
being separate on the same tool and able to have three digits.

Can anyone give me input to share with them regarding stitch counters and row
counters?  What do you want in a counter?  What improvements over things currently
available?

Lucinda



Re: stitch/row counters?

Jane Daniels
 

I mark every 10 rows with a knitting safety pin (no coils). Thus I don't have to remember to change the row counter. For instance If I have to do 5 increases every 6 rows, I put 4 safety pins on the safety pin indicating the first decrease. Then having knit 6 rows, I move one safety pin to mark the row. It is easy to see when you have made all five increases. You can do something similar when you have a multi row pattern, placing a safety pin at the end of every repeat, if you have a more than 10 row repeat or after every repeat. I do something similar when decreasing for the arm hole. 

As for counting stitches, when I cast on, I put a marker (paper clip if size 8 needle or smaller; a small circle of contrasting yarn for larger needles) every 20 stitches. I check by counting the stitches again. make any adjustments, and continue until I have enough stitches. Then work the next row in pattern, checking that you have the right number of stitches and on the next row remove the markers if working in stockinette. But if I am knitting a pattern, I removing the markers that count the stitches and insert a marker at the end of every pattern. 

Jane


On Sat, Aug 25, 2018, 12:31 PM Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:
This was on the Akerworks Rav page recently:

  I was talking to a knitting friend of mine this morning about what counters are out
there for stitch and row counting. Yes, there are many, and, yes, there is a good
electronic one but, as far as I know, there is nothing as good as an Akerworks tool
would be to put in my tool case. Please make one  with the stitch and row counters
being separate on the same tool and able to have three digits.

Can anyone give me input to share with them regarding stitch counters and row
counters?  What do you want in a counter?  What improvements over things currently
available?

Lucinda



stitch/row counters?

Lucinda Shastid
 

This was on the Akerworks Rav page recently:

I was talking to a knitting friend of mine this morning about what counters are out there for stitch and row counting. Yes, there are many, and, yes, there is a good electronic one but, as far as I know, there is nothing as good as an Akerworks tool would be to put in my tool case. Please make one with the stitch and row counters being separate on the same tool and able to have three digits.

Can anyone give me input to share with them regarding stitch counters and row counters? What do you want in a counter? What improvements over things currently available?

Lucinda

Anyone want Wool?

Lucinda Shastid
 

Contact Angela (see her e-mail and message below) by Friday if you're interested.

Angela, thanks for contacting me!

Lucinda


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Subject: Wool
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 19:20:12 -0400
From: Angela <butterfly1155@...>
To: jzygala@...

Hi Lucinda,

Taylor just emailed me. She’s friends with the owners of The Farm and Fish restaurant. I think it’s in North Salem. They told her they have a couple of garbage bags of wool from their Sheep. They wanted to find someone interested in it. It has to be washed and carded. They don’t want it to go to waste. Would you or would you know of anyone interested?
I’m going away on Saturday and already have more then I need.

Angela Wagner

Re: wonderful sheepy buttons!

Lucinda Shastid
 

They are! I heard from the woman who knit the sweater. Thanks, Irene.

Lucinda

On 8/19/2018 8:57 AM, Irene Marks via Groups.Io wrote:
They look like Katrinkles
https://www.katrinkles.com/shop/sheep-buttons
They come to Rhinebeck each year
Irene
Good to see you all yesterday!
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Re: wonderful sheepy buttons!

Irene Marks <imchanging@...>
 

They look like Katrinkles
They come to Rhinebeck each year
Irene
Good to see you all yesterday!

Re: wonderful sheepy buttons!

 

Love them!!

Susan Ryhanen

Sent from my iPhone with big thumbs on a tiny keyboard.

On Aug 19, 2018, at 8:20 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

I don't know where she got them, but look at these great buttons!

https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/rhinebeck/3754593/176-200#197


wonderful sheepy buttons!

Lucinda Shastid
 

I don't know where she got them, but look at these great buttons!

https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/rhinebeck/3754593/176-200#197

Re: Off topic but beautiful!

Jane Daniels
 

Thank for sharing. What a neat idea

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Teresa Ambrose <hayslope@...> wrote:
Hi all!
We went to the Skowhegan state fair and I had to share this exhibit! Someone found this in a trunk and donated it to the fair. Note the dates. Probably silk.
Miss you all!
T






--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: Off topic but beautiful!

Kay and Larry Koppl
 

Beautiful and fun to see!
Kay
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Aug 15, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Teresa Ambrose <hayslope@...> wrote:

Hi all!
We went to the Skowhegan state fair and I had to share this exhibit! Someone found this in a trunk and donated it to the fair. Note the dates. Probably silk.
Miss you all!
T



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Re: Off topic but beautiful!

Irene Marks <imchanging@...>
 

Thanks T, that is great!
Irene

Spin/Knit-In at Hanover Hilltop Farm - Sat, 8/18/18 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io Calendar <HanoverSpinKnit@...>
 

Reminder:
Spin/Knit-In at Hanover Hilltop Farm

When:
Saturday, 18 August 2018
11:00am to 1:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Historic House, Hanover Hilltop Farm

Description:
We will hold our Third Saturday Spin-In/Knit-In this Saturday at Hilltop Hanover Farm, in the Historic House (also known as Molly's House).  It's the first building on the left, and if the weather is nice enough, we may be out back rather than inside.

Bring your lunch, your spinning, knitting or crocheting, a nametag, your show-and-tell, and any project you want to show off or have questions about.  See you this

View Event.

Re: Off topic but beautiful!

Lucinda Shastid
 

What a wonderful way to preserve ribbons.

Thanks for sharing,

Lucinda

On 8/15/2018 10:17 AM, Teresa Ambrose wrote:
Hi all!
We went to the Skowhegan state fair and I had to share this exhibit! Someone found this in a trunk and donated it to the fair. Note the dates. Probably silk.
Miss you all!
T

Off topic but beautiful!

Teresa Ambrose
 

Hi all!
We went to the Skowhegan state fair and I had to share this exhibit! Someone found this in a trunk and donated it to the fair. Note the dates. Probably silk.
Miss you all!
T

Re: Wanted - Fiber Enthusiasts for Lewisboro Library Fair 9/22/18

Teresa Ambrose
 

Hi Margarita!
Sounds like fun! I wish I could be there.
Love
T

What we think we become. - Buddha

On Aug 14, 2018, at 10:53 AM, Shelley Reid via Groups.Io <shelweb@...> wrote:

I’m sorry, but I believe I will also be out of town that weekend.

Shelley


On Aug 14, 2018, at 10:38 AM, Margarita Vatis via Groups.Io <margaritavatis@...> wrote:

Hi Fellow Fiber Enthusiasts!

I’m excited to let you know that I’m the new Lewisboro Library Fair Coordinator this year and, along with a dedicated team of volunteers, have been busy making preparations for the upcoming Lewisboro Library Fair on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10am-4pm at Onatru Farm in South Salem.

As a big fan of farms and fiber, I would love to use this event to showcase how wool fiber gets processed, spun, woven and knit into all sorts of wonderful things. Unfortunately, South Salem’s own resident wool experts, Lucinda and Joe, will be travelling so I’m hoping some of you will self-organize to help me set up a tent to demo/talk about our favorite fibery stuff? The fair is a great library fundraiser and community event with lots of people, music, food, and SCADS of books for sale!

If you're interested, please contact me directly at margaritavatis@...

or call/text (914) 557-0620

Thank You – I look forward to hearing from you :)

Kindest Regards,

Margarita

 

Re: Wanted - Fiber Enthusiasts for Lewisboro Library Fair 9/22/18

Shelley Reid
 

I’m sorry, but I believe I will also be out of town that weekend.

Shelley


On Aug 14, 2018, at 10:38 AM, Margarita Vatis via Groups.Io <margaritavatis@...> wrote:

Hi Fellow Fiber Enthusiasts!

I’m excited to let you know that I’m the new Lewisboro Library Fair Coordinator this year and, along with a dedicated team of volunteers, have been busy making preparations for the upcoming Lewisboro Library Fair on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10am-4pm at Onatru Farm in South Salem.

As a big fan of farms and fiber, I would love to use this event to showcase how wool fiber gets processed, spun, woven and knit into all sorts of wonderful things. Unfortunately, South Salem’s own resident wool experts, Lucinda and Joe, will be travelling so I’m hoping some of you will self-organize to help me set up a tent to demo/talk about our favorite fibery stuff? The fair is a great library fundraiser and community event with lots of people, music, food, and SCADS of books for sale!

If you're interested, please contact me directly at margaritavatis@...

or call/text (914) 557-0620

Thank You – I look forward to hearing from you :)

Kindest Regards,

Margarita

 

Re: Wanted - Fiber Enthusiasts for Lewisboro Library Fair 9/22/18

Jane Daniels
 

Sorry Margaret, I'm not available that day.

Jane

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:38 AM, Margarita Vatis via Groups.Io <margaritavatis@...> wrote:

Hi Fellow Fiber Enthusiasts!

I’m excited to let you know that I’m the new Lewisboro Library Fair Coordinator this year and, along with a dedicated team of volunteers, have been busy making preparations for the upcoming Lewisboro Library Fair on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10am-4pm at Onatru Farm in South Salem.

As a big fan of farms and fiber, I would love to use this event to showcase how wool fiber gets processed, spun, woven and knit into all sorts of wonderful things. Unfortunately, South Salem’s own resident wool experts, Lucinda and Joe, will be travelling so I’m hoping some of you will self-organize to help me set up a tent to demo/talk about our favorite fibery stuff? The fair is a great library fundraiser and community event with lots of people, music, food, and SCADS of books for sale!

If you're interested, please contact me directly at margaritavatis@...

or call/text (914) 557-0620

Thank You – I look forward to hearing from you :)

Kindest Regards,

Margarita

 




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Wanted - Fiber Enthusiasts for Lewisboro Library Fair 9/22/18

Margarita Vatis
 

Hi Fellow Fiber Enthusiasts!

I’m excited to let you know that I’m the new Lewisboro Library Fair Coordinator this year and, along with a dedicated team of volunteers, have been busy making preparations for the upcoming Lewisboro Library Fair on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10am-4pm at Onatru Farm in South Salem.

As a big fan of farms and fiber, I would love to use this event to showcase how wool fiber gets processed, spun, woven and knit into all sorts of wonderful things. Unfortunately, South Salem’s own resident wool experts, Lucinda and Joe, will be travelling so I’m hoping some of you will self-organize to help me set up a tent to demo/talk about our favorite fibery stuff? The fair is a great library fundraiser and community event with lots of people, music, food, and SCADS of books for sale!

If you're interested, please contact me directly at margaritavatis@...

or call/text (914) 557-0620

Thank You – I look forward to hearing from you :)

Kindest Regards,

Margarita

 

Re: Maybe change the time of our meetings???

Pat O’Rourke
 

It is unlikely I would go to both groups on Sundays. Thanks, Pat

On Aug 14, 2018, at 8:15 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

Would you be able to come to all meetings if we changed the time?

Lucinda



On 8/13/2018 9:10 PM, Pat O’Rourke wrote:
I go to Croton Gab and Knit on Sundays so likely will just join your wonderful group on Saturdays. Pat
On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:28 PM, Jane Daniels <jdhikes@... <mailto:jdhikes@...>> wrote:
I can set up a poll and we send it to every one on the mailing list. I will be coming at 11:30 on Saturday and we can develop questions to ask.

Jane

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 2:19 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@... <mailto:jzygala@...>> wrote:

I haven't seen much discussion of this. Does anyone care about changing the
day/time?

If there's someone on the chat list who doesn't come to the meetings ... would
changing the time make you more likely to come?

Lucinda

On 8/5/2018 7:55 AM, Lucinda Shastid wrote:

I'm perfectly happy with our 11:00 to 1:00 time frame, but I wonder if it's
inconvenient for some people to have the day cut in half like that.

Any discussion???

Lucinda










--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@... <mailto:jdhikes@...>

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: Maybe change the time of our meetings???

Lucinda Shastid
 

Would you be able to come to all meetings if we changed the time?

Lucinda

On 8/13/2018 9:10 PM, Pat O’Rourke wrote:
I go to Croton Gab and Knit on Sundays so likely will just join your wonderful group on Saturdays.  Pat
On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:28 PM, Jane Daniels <jdhikes@... <mailto:jdhikes@...>> wrote:

I can set up a poll and we send it to every one on the mailing list. I will be coming at 11:30 on Saturday and we can develop questions to ask.

Jane

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 2:19 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@... <mailto:jzygala@...>> wrote:

I haven't seen much discussion of this.  Does anyone care about changing the
day/time?

If there's someone on the chat list who doesn't come to the meetings ... would
changing the time make you more likely to come?

Lucinda

On 8/5/2018 7:55 AM, Lucinda Shastid wrote:

I'm perfectly happy with our 11:00 to 1:00 time frame, but I wonder if it's
inconvenient for some people to have the day cut in half like that.

Any discussion???

Lucinda










--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@... <mailto:jdhikes@...>

Life is better when you go outdoors!