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Riot of Daisies » Blog Archive » New Stitch Markers. Plastic coiless safety pins to use as stitch markers for knitter, an alternative to the Clover locking ring markers.

Kitchener stitch dog tag – Patternworks. Dorky, but useful.

Dolce & Gabbana Ruched Nylon Knitting Bag. Love it but what a price tag.

Cardigan Empire: How to Hem Jeans in 3 Easy Steps. Via Mary Sheely on Twitter.

Short row heel vs. heel flap [Archive] – Forum.

Knitty: universal toe-up short-row sock formula.

Flickr: thedailypurl’s sock knitting bag.

· comments [10] · 08-17-2009 · categories:craft · links ·

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 thorny // Aug 17, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    on your short row heel vs. heel flap; I find the heel flap method is a good one to use when knitting socks for someone who is not available for a “fitting”. the comments in the article are correct in that SR heel fits and conforms better, but if you’ve ‘misgauged’ the length of a recipients foot the sock just doesn’t feel right in the SRH.

  • 2 megan b. // Aug 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    thanks for the jean hemming link! I have 3 pairs of designer jeans that I’ve had over a year and have never worn because they are waaay too long. God forbid i go to a tailor! I wish there was a “alterations 101” sewing class offered around here, instead of the beginning sewing class I took. I feel like those are the things that would be more useful…

  • 3 Amy // Aug 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I can vouch for the hemming technique. Works beautifully! I know that this sounds silly, but it will change your life!

  • 4 Lili // Aug 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    The D&G bag is lovely! If you wanted to make a similar bag for yourself, Indigo Junction offers a sewing pattern with the same shape that you could easily alter!

  • 5 martha in mobile // Aug 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I could knit nice wool sweaters for the rest of my life for the cost of that D&G bag.

  • 6 Melissa // Aug 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I concur, the hemming technique works beautifully. One caveat though: if you’re hemming more than an inch off of flared jeans, it can get a little weird. (And I don’t know why, at 5’6″ I *always* have to hem jeans by at least 2 inches. It drives me nuts.)

  • 7 kate // Aug 17, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    congratulations on the socks. i have a favourite way of doing heels – google ‘Sherman Heel’ or ‘hipknitism’. prepare yourself for the onset of sockobsession.

  • 8 Debbie // Aug 18, 2009 at 3:12 am

    That D&G bag – I’m getting 2 or 3 (joke) Love coming over to your website, I never know what I’m going to find!

  • 9 Becky // Aug 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Your link to the Kitchener dog tag makes me think of those machines at PetsMart that engrave tags for your pet. They usually also do military-style dog tags and then you could make one with your own shorthand instructions that make sense to you. I might have to give it a try (beats the shrinky dink idea that’s been rolling around in my head for a while!)

  • 10 Emie // Aug 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for the link on how to hem jeans. Being only 5′ tall I can definitely use this info.
    Love your blog and I read it every day!

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