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Helen Fox
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I have been Machine knitting on and off for 29 years and I'm now completely addicted to it. I also like to hand knit, attempt to crochet and try out anything crafty.
I have been Machine knitting on and off for 29 years and I'm now completely addicted to it. I also like to hand knit, attempt to crochet and try out anything crafty.

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Front It's that time of year when Wimbledon is on and I'm doing more crafts that involve sitting down. I've been hand knitting, doing embroidery and general sewing of dressmaking projects that I have on the go. I've also managed some machine knitting using ...
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Fine and Frustrating !!!
Hopefully a few tips for you on the trials and tribulations using fine yarns. 1 Knit slowly and at a steady pace. 2 Stand cones in plastic bags if yarn is not feeding very well and static is building up. 3 If you need to undo a few rows it is best to break ...
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A weighting matter !!
I've always liked to have a bit of weight when I knit with the Japanese machines. The Brother cast on combs have never been a favourite of mine. I like to use the ribber comb to give me the even weight across my knitting. Here's one of the ways I go about i...
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I'M ADDICTED (to image/photo conversions)
Oh what fun I'm having with converting photo's and images to knitting stitch patterns. I first convert an image using the Gimp (Gnu image manipulation programme)  Example = reducing size of image/ converting to pixels/sharpening/reducing colours etc I then ...
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Knitting Doldrum's
I'm in the doldrums's again with machine knitting. I so hate this when it happens. I can walk into my hobbies room and look at my yarn stash and get no inspiration at all.I did a Craft Fair at the end of November 15 and it was not very successful. I worked ...
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Mojo back with sewing
Have really enjoyed my sewing projects this year. My daughters gave me a years subscription to Sew magazine and most months there  is a free pattern. Sewing generally takes a back seat to Machine knitting, but I'm trying to do some knitting followed by some...
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FINGERLESS GLOVES I've been experimenting with fingerless gloves and demonstrated them at my knitting club a week ago.  I'm hoping to see some knitted at the next meeting but, I'm including the pattern here in case someone wants to have a go. Please note th...
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Achieving a loose cast off row
The method below is how I go about achieving a loose cast off row. Example:- Joining the shoulders on a garment. Place sts held with waste yarn from one side of back of garment onto machine needles and push sts behind latches . Place appropriate front sts o...
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Achieving a loose cast off row
The method below is how I go about achieving a loose cast off row. Example:- Joining the shoulders on a garment. Place sts held with waste yarn from one side of back of garment onto machine needles and push sts behind latches . Place appropriate front sts o...
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