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Old 04-27-2019, 11:24 AM
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You could block the scarf yourself, CFrance. Soft somewhat cool steam iron and a sheet between the scarf and iron. Let it cool. If it still does not hold the shape then apply a mild starch (water with a bit of flour) or spray starch very lightly. We used this method on very delicate lace doilies which my mother and I used to crochet.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:05 PM
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A question for knitters: Do any dry cleaners in the area block knitted items? I was given a beautiful hand-knitted scarf, but it is not blocked and basically rolls into a long tube. Years ago you could have knits blocked at the cleaner's.
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You could block the scarf yourself, CFrance. Soft somewhat cool steam iron and a sheet between the scarf and iron. Let it cool. If it still does not hold the shape then apply a mild starch (water with a bit of flour) or spray starch very lightly. We used this method on very delicate lace doilies which my mother and I used to crochet.
I would not use starch/flour in blocking your scarf particularly if you don't know what the fiber content is. I've always used "Magic Sizing" or a light spray starch when ironing doilies, napkins, etc. if needed (cotton only).

Regarding your scarf . . . wet it or I guess I should say dampen it. Just so it is not soaking wet is okay, but it should be wet. Place it on a towel that is large enough to accommodate the size of your scarf. Shape it. Pull it gently to shape if necessary. If it will not hold the shape you've put it in, pin it or clip it to the towel so when it dries, it will still hold the shape. Use only stainless or plastic pins or clips.

This method should work. Good luck!
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:11 PM
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Advice of Midnight sounds good, in the old country we had to improvise, no Magic Sizing.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:37 PM
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Advice of Midnight sounds good, in the old country we had to improvise, no Magic Sizing.

I'm smiling.

No, I'm laughing!
I'm not even sure Magic Sizing is still available in supermarkets!
I haven't bought it in a looooong time.

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Old 07-20-2019, 12:01 AM
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Reading this thread is like a breath of fresh air. The regular forum is great but I was wondering where most of the girls hang?

Can anybody join?
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:12 AM
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Reading this thread is like a breath of fresh air. The regular forum is great but I was wondering where most of the girls hang?

Can anybody join?
You already have!
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:22 PM
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Thank you, I was clumsy in some of my previous posts... until a TOTV never done social media. Now I feel I’m among friends.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:51 PM
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Thank you, I was clumsy in some of my previous posts... until a TOTV never done social media. Now I feel I’m among friends.
On this particular thread, you are among friends. On other threads, you may be subjected toreplies that are not so nice.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:56 PM
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Yes, I have noticed .... we have some strong ladies though when you hear Jaz or Midnight coming and one’s in their crosshairs
There is a comfort on this thread, I know if I have an issue I won’t be attacked for it.
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This is a gentle group. Many dog lovers.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:59 PM
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Me too!
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:02 PM
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I have a Polish Lowland Sheepdog and a Havanese.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:07 PM
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I have to look up the Polish Sheepdog, I wonder if it’s a working breed? Havanese are the most adorable! How is their temperament? I had a Labrador retriever and a Welsh Terrier and now looking for either a Yorkie or a Westie, both are obdurate.
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Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are herding dogs. At one time I had 3. They were great on sheep, loved lure coursing agility and freestyle. My Havanese is adorable He is 10 months and loves all dogs and people. He does grumbe (not snap or bite) if he doesn't like something. Extremely hard to house train.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:19 PM
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It sounds like you like a challenge. My mother had a Hungarian puli, also a herding dog. Very, very loyal but only to the owner. Not overly sociable. Beautiful black corded fur. I made the mistake of trimming it a bit around the eyes so the dog could see better and mom said, “No, they need to be protected from too much light”.
I can’t imagine the exercise you need to give 3 herding dogs.

Are there any dog shows in TV?

Talk again soon, I hope.

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