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  • jusirela commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable How to Use a French Knitter10 months ago
    How to Use a French Knitter

    Thanks Penelope, rraazz and others for the info on the "Nut PicK".The photo makes it easier to think up an alternative. I used to do a bit of sculpture and had an old set of Dental picks....yuk...remember the dentist picking at my decay....anyway..found that one of the Stainless Steel picks will suit French Knitting perfectly.Thanks everyone!

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  • jusirela commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable How to Use a French Knitter10 months ago
    How to Use a French Knitter

    French Knitting is a really, really old craft. I remember when at Primary (Grade) school in 1957 we used wooden ...what were called "cotton reels"..a solid wooden spool with a round hole down the middle - repurposed from our Mother's sewing box spools - reels of thread. It helped a great deal to have the knitted rope go down the narrow hole..it kept it neat and was easier to hold a spool. We'd hammer in six small headed nails...I forget what we used instead of a crochet hook...and do not have a clue what a steel "nut pick" is..can somebody explain please? Oh, yes, we used a hair pin to pick up the thread! One clever boy made a smooth stick with a slight curve at the end from a twig... fior his little girl friend of 9yrs old!Besides a scarf you can make 'beanies and...see more »French Knitting is a really, really old craft. I remember when at Primary (Grade) school in 1957 we used wooden ...what were called "cotton reels"..a solid wooden spool with a round hole down the middle - repurposed from our Mother's sewing box spools - reels of thread. It helped a great deal to have the knitted rope go down the narrow hole..it kept it neat and was easier to hold a spool. We'd hammer in six small headed nails...I forget what we used instead of a crochet hook...and do not have a clue what a steel "nut pick" is..can somebody explain please? Oh, yes, we used a hair pin to pick up the thread! One clever boy made a smooth stick with a slight curve at the end from a twig... fior his little girl friend of 9yrs old!Besides a scarf you can make 'beanies and caps with French Knitting...just make a really, reeeally long knitted rope and then sew it into a circle at the end - one that fits a person's head, and keep on sewing round and round. With the first circle large enough to fit your head ( or somebody else's), taper it inwards as you go around sewing the rope on top of itself until you have a really small opening at the top...then either just close it or make a pom pom and sew it on.You can make the body of the beanie as long as you want. I like beanies that can have several folds over the ears. Beanie and scarf to match makes a nice gift.? "Nut pick" - anyone.

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  • jusirela commented on More Cowbell's instructable Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings10 months ago
    Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings

    Hello More Cowbell! I commented on your post without reading all of it and seeing rhe photos! I'm nor really good on the computer ot at negotiating sites like this...bit I GET IT...Thankyou for posting such an well explained idea! Apologies that I said it was not clear...its ver clear thanks! Love it! Stebe abx replied to what I wrote and I replied thinking it was you the author of the post...and owner of the attic.I discovered this when it was suggested I put doen fibreglass batts...when I'd explainrd, so I thought, that this is not an option.....never mind. I've re-read your post very carefully...ALL of it and several times and thoroughly GET IT! Fortunately I have a very old house (never thought I'd say rhat because of this problem of insulation) but it makes implementing your sy...see more »Hello More Cowbell! I commented on your post without reading all of it and seeing rhe photos! I'm nor really good on the computer ot at negotiating sites like this...bit I GET IT...Thankyou for posting such an well explained idea! Apologies that I said it was not clear...its ver clear thanks! Love it! Stebe abx replied to what I wrote and I replied thinking it was you the author of the post...and owner of the attic.I discovered this when it was suggested I put doen fibreglass batts...when I'd explainrd, so I thought, that this is not an option.....never mind. I've re-read your post very carefully...ALL of it and several times and thoroughly GET IT! Fortunately I have a very old house (never thought I'd say rhat because of this problem of insulation) but it makes implementing your system even easier since there are no modern things in the attic...just wiring and a lot of dust that falls through thr VJ boards.Thanks so much for such a simple solution to my age old problem and again, apologies for not attributing the invention to you!. Now for a hardy fellow who can follow your instructions and foam in and seal all the cracks!J

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  • jusirela commented on More Cowbell's instructable Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings10 months ago
    Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings

    Thanks Steve-Anx! That's so nice of you!I've had to learn to do a lot of DIY over the years so know what the materials and tools are and have a stanley knfe or two, a caluking gun and goggles and masks...As I mentioned, I've been here for 30 years and am now an old...lady' afflicted with the problems of old age..so won't be me crawling up into the attic...and doubt if the man hole would be wide enough now....So, I think if you would be kind enough to list the materials, tell me what each one is usually used for and where to buy them, then explain what you used them for and how you fitted and fixed them in place...and what your overall brainwave was in.making use of.materials generally used for something else and how and where you used them...that would be help enough. Then, having a go...see more »Thanks Steve-Anx! That's so nice of you!I've had to learn to do a lot of DIY over the years so know what the materials and tools are and have a stanley knfe or two, a caluking gun and goggles and masks...As I mentioned, I've been here for 30 years and am now an old...lady' afflicted with the problems of old age..so won't be me crawling up into the attic...and doubt if the man hole would be wide enough now....So, I think if you would be kind enough to list the materials, tell me what each one is usually used for and where to buy them, then explain what you used them for and how you fitted and fixed them in place...and what your overall brainwave was in.making use of.materials generally used for something else and how and where you used them...that would be help enough. Then, having a good idea of how you effected your attic insulation invention, I could explain it to an able bodied fellow who would be willing to do the job for me.How does that sound, Steve? How are you at doing little sketches to illustrate? I've found that some of my unconventional inventions made better sense when I did sketches for the person doing the job...who had not a clue what I was on about! All they knew was that "Esther" was at it again! (They learnt a few tricks too).I had a closer...( with magnification) look at your photo of the attic.Did you wedge the weather sealer strip into the joins between boards and then..calk/stick/glue it in? What did you de-dust-de-yuk and generally clean the edges of the boards with so the caulk etc...would attach? My attic will need a really good vacuum and clean before anyrhing at all happens. if you did what I just suggested...That makes sense to me...What did you do with the other material you showed in the photo? .Thanks for your offer of assistance. I appreciate it. J

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  • jusirela commented on More Cowbell's instructable Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings10 months ago
    Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings

    I live in Queensland Australia...the really cold part. It frosts and snows in winter and in summer we drink wine and eat every kind of fruit you can name...at 3000ft above.. Really wish I understood what you are explaining, I would have it done without question. I am a woman of 71. I've lived in a wooden house with VJ board ceilings in every room for 30 years...the dust that comes down is amazing! Cannot put blow in insulation in the attic because...dust!! No other insulation either...dust!!! The electrical wiring is all up there encased in conduit so no foil backed insulation. Two years ago the Government put out a FREE insulation scheme....everyone and their dog was installing...the dogs were not qualified..resulting in many homes burning down and three people getting electrocuted ...see more »I live in Queensland Australia...the really cold part. It frosts and snows in winter and in summer we drink wine and eat every kind of fruit you can name...at 3000ft above.. Really wish I understood what you are explaining, I would have it done without question. I am a woman of 71. I've lived in a wooden house with VJ board ceilings in every room for 30 years...the dust that comes down is amazing! Cannot put blow in insulation in the attic because...dust!! No other insulation either...dust!!! The electrical wiring is all up there encased in conduit so no foil backed insulation. Two years ago the Government put out a FREE insulation scheme....everyone and their dog was installing...the dogs were not qualified..resulting in many homes burning down and three people getting electrocuted in the attics where the foil touched wiring. I've not been able to decide what to do. So....sad for me, I find your explanation too lacking in detail..not your fault...just.wish I understood. Would be great to halve my fuel bill and have an insulated attic...it looks just like the one in the photo.Robin

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  • jusirela commented on frenzy's instructable 5 Great Lemon Tricks10 months ago
    5 Great Lemon Tricks

    To Iclaibourne.(.and Cheese Queen)......What, Iclaibourne? The clothes stank when you line dried them in the sun? Did I read correctly? Where on this earth do you live that the air is so dank? Suppose we are spoilt here in Australia...at least in the country....and HI Cheese Queen, I don't own a dryer either and don't need one...the sun does a great job and my laundry smells like...well I suppoise you could say a field of flowers...its nice, though I'd taken it for granted up until now. I'm poor too but I don't have what I don't need. See that nice slatted veranda behind me? That's about 8ft. wide x 30 ft long and has a transparent corrugated Alsanyte roof..and faces North ( our sunny side)...perfect for drying clothes even if its raining and all the fresh garden aromas come inside.....see more »To Iclaibourne.(.and Cheese Queen)......What, Iclaibourne? The clothes stank when you line dried them in the sun? Did I read correctly? Where on this earth do you live that the air is so dank? Suppose we are spoilt here in Australia...at least in the country....and HI Cheese Queen, I don't own a dryer either and don't need one...the sun does a great job and my laundry smells like...well I suppoise you could say a field of flowers...its nice, though I'd taken it for granted up until now. I'm poor too but I don't have what I don't need. See that nice slatted veranda behind me? That's about 8ft. wide x 30 ft long and has a transparent corrugated Alsanyte roof..and faces North ( our sunny side)...perfect for drying clothes even if its raining and all the fresh garden aromas come inside..nothing better! In winter here everybody burns logs in their combustion heaters...so lots of smoke...my laundry is safe even from that.

    Here's one for those of us who have arthrtitic knees and ankles...etc Its a concoction of methlylated spirits and lemon juice.I've made 5Litres ( don't remember that in pints). Get a 5L jat with a lid and abour 6 lemons Scrub and stick the lemons with a fork then place in the jar. Fill the jar to the top with methylated spirit and seal. Leave the filled jar in a dark place until all the meth is yellow from the lemons. Add enough oil...either tea tree, eucalyptus or even olive oil to make the liquid oily. Shake it up well. Decant some of the liquid into a small brown or other dark coloured glass bottle. Keep the lemon jat in the dark place. Rub the..."Lemon Stuff" ( that's what the bushies have called it) into the inflamed and swollen area, cover with a cotton cloth and bind......see more »Here's one for those of us who have arthrtitic knees and ankles...etc Its a concoction of methlylated spirits and lemon juice.I've made 5Litres ( don't remember that in pints). Get a 5L jat with a lid and abour 6 lemons Scrub and stick the lemons with a fork then place in the jar. Fill the jar to the top with methylated spirit and seal. Leave the filled jar in a dark place until all the meth is yellow from the lemons. Add enough oil...either tea tree, eucalyptus or even olive oil to make the liquid oily. Shake it up well. Decant some of the liquid into a small brown or other dark coloured glass bottle. Keep the lemon jat in the dark place. Rub the..."Lemon Stuff" ( that's what the bushies have called it) into the inflamed and swollen area, cover with a cotton cloth and bind...if you are going to bed. It takes the swelling and pain away for me and for others too. I asked a doctor why for some and not others...he said that some people do not respond to this natural treatment....ehem that was a cop-out! Try it Oh, Painful Ones you might be among those for whom this works, Have a friend who breeds Neapolitan Mastiffs...giant dogs...they get arthritis. The "Lemon Stuff" works on them too!

    Here'a one about getting clothes clean and white...they need to be cotton though. My Mum used to get my hand crocheted top, wash it by hand then smother it with Sunlight or other 'ordinary' laundry soap...as in 'caking' the soap all over it then hung it in the sun to dry...then put it in the wash. That little top came out brilliant white soft and sweet smelling...mind you, don't know what is in the old cake of 'ordinary' Sunlight soap these days. As a child the laundry soap was ' Velvet' and came in a long bar made up of sections which were broken off as needed.Both laundry soaps had a slight lemon scent so...who knows.

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  • jusirela commented on jessyratfink's instructable easiest ever fudge recipe11 months ago
    easiest ever fudge recipe

    LOVE fudge!..Thanks for this recipe!

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