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post #26581 of 50994
We really should put Hans's helpful post and links to Org's article and similar beginner-friendly articles at the beginning of this thread.

Plus maybe links to related threads (ID this maker, eBay discussion, etc.)
post #26582 of 50994
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I see that you have not taken our advice.

None of these labels are purple. What is he doing?!
post #26583 of 50994
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

We really should put Hans's helpful post and links to Org's article and similar beginner-friendly articles at the beginning of this thread.

Plus maybe links to related threads (ID this maker, eBay discussion, etc.)
That's a good idea. We could procure some links and just throw them in the initial post or somewhere easy to find and direct newcomers there.
post #26584 of 50994
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Just noticed another hole next to the first one, so 2 holes... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






How do I figure out how many stitches it is?

By looking at it, I'd say 1 stitch per hole.  A very easy fix even with simple red sewing thread and not actual re-knitting, but it makes me worry whether the sweater has moth nibbles.  The first time you wash or dry clean, if it's moth nibbles, the thing will disintegrate. The moth larvae saliva dissolves the fibers, or something.  I think I would fill the bathtub or a large sink with tepid water and soak the vest until it's saturated.  Then lift out, squeeze water out like milking a cow (don't wring), lay it flat between a few towels, and walk on it. Then lay flat on a sweater rack to dry.  If more holes don't show up when you check it after it's dry, then you can mend away.

Those two holes can be stabilized (not reknit) using a matching red sewing thread and sort of making a loose hashtag ### across the hole on the inside, actually going through the yarn.  Don't pull this tight. You don't want it to look puckered - you want the sewing threads to take the strain rather than the hole unknitting further.

Re-knitting such a fine gauge yarn is doable with very strong reader glasses, a matching red wool thread, and a tapestry needle.  If you just want to wear it yourself, though, I would honestly simply stabilize the holes. They won't get larger, and they won't be visible when worn.

Thanks. I bought it to flip. Might just cut my losses and sell as is instead of putting more time into it.
post #26585 of 50994
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By the way, @Orgetorix
's suggestion to check his signature and read his blog is excellent advice.  I still look at it occasionally and I promise you, no matter how long you do this or how much you learn, there is somebody on here that knows more about a specific subject than you do.  

fistbump.gif Thanks man!
post #26586 of 50994

In regards to our holubar conversation yesterday, @Fueco or @Nataku or someone should kop this!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121860578769?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

post #26587 of 50994
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Awww man if only that was Dancin' Grannies 2 I would've asked you.

Grannies 2: prosthetic boogaloo
post #26588 of 50994
I don't post much on the thread but I do read every day. I follow the thread religiously. I find it funny that it's always Christian Dior when it comes to the noobs. In my 10 years of thrifting I don't think I've ever purchased anything Christian Dior or even the found a good Dior.
post #26589 of 50994

Making contacts at shops?

 

Do you guys try and make contacts at shops or stores so they can hold or at least make you aware of good items that hit the stores?   Any tips?

 

I met a girl at a 2nd hand store that specializes in taking business clothing donations.  Kinda like a goodwill, but all they deal in is clothes.  Last time at the store we where talking about coffee so the next time I came by I gave her a bag of my favorite blend.  She without me asking said hey give me your contact info and if any good suits hit the rack in your size I'll let you know.  Today I picked up 2 really nice suits for $20 each 1 still had tags that she put on hold for me. 

 

Seems like getting to know the staff is really paying off because when I walked in more than 1 guy was trying to purchase the suits she put on hold and I'm sure they wouldn't have lasted until I happened to walk in on a lunch break.

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Making contacts at shops?

 

Do you guys try and make contacts at shops or stores so they can hold or at least make you aware of good items that hit the stores?   Any tips?

 

I met a girl at a 2nd hand store that specializes in taking business clothing donations.  Kinda like a goodwill, but all they deal in is clothes.  Last time at the store we where talking about coffee so the next time I came by I gave her a bag of my favorite blend.  She without me asking said hey give me your contact info and if any good suits hit the rack in your size I'll let you know.  Today I picked up 2 really nice suits for $20 each 1 still had tags that she put on hold for me

 

Seems like getting to know the staff is really paying off because when I walked in more than 1 guy was trying to purchase the suits she put on hold and I'm sure they wouldn't have lasted until I happened to walk in on a lunch break.

 

You met a girl who's into coffee, thrifting, clothing... and is putting stuff on hold for you? If she's cute, I'd put a ring on that finger. :p 

post #26591 of 50994

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post #26592 of 50994
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Making contacts at shops?

Do you guys try and make contacts at shops or stores so they can hold or at least make you aware of good items that hit the stores?   Any tips?

I met a girl at a 2nd hand store that specializes in taking business clothing donations.  Kinda like a goodwill, but all they deal in is clothes.  Last time at the store we where talking about coffee so the next time I came by I gave her a bag of my favorite blend.  She without me asking said hey give me your contact info and if any good suits hit the rack in your size I'll let you know.  Today I picked up 2 really nice suits for $20 each 1 still had tags that she put on hold for me. 

Seems like getting to know the staff is really paying off because when I walked in more than 1 guy was trying to purchase the suits she put on hold and I'm sure they wouldn't have lasted until I happened to walk in on a lunch break.

Thats a scumbag move where i come from.
post #26593 of 50994
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Also, I don't mean to double post... and maybe this is more a question for the eBay thread, but how are we feelin my photography skills? I recently decided to not do mannequin shots anymore, since the flat jacket shots are much more quick and easy. Feedback is appreciated!

Looks great. I'm a big fan of the "lay flat" method. I've tried mannequins, busts, hanging on a hanger with a shower-curtain for the background, etc but honestly I've found it easiest to just lay flat. I didn't notice any difference in ending prices between laying it flat on the ground with a neutral colored background and good lighting than I did with a bust, dress shirt, tie, etc.

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Speaking of grails...



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I wasn't even aware they made wool shirts. That is awesome!
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In regards to our holubar conversation yesterday, @Fueco
 or @Nataku
 or someone should kop this!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121860578769?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I'd jump on that if it were a size smaller!

Catch and release. Killer POW check Caruso (I think?) overcoat with LP fabric. Priced up. Decent price for personal use but too high for flipping. Fit me perfectly but too long for my taste.





post #26594 of 50994
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Thats a scumbag move where i come from.

 

Really why is that?  I honestly don't have a lot of time outside of a lunch break here and there with a young one at home. 

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Originally Posted by Letric View Post
 

 

You met a girl who's into coffee, thrifting, clothing... and is putting stuff on hold for you? If she's cute, I'd put a ring on that finger. :p 

 

Far from cute, but to be honest I was just being nice I wasn't really expecting anything in return.  However now that I've got an "inside" contact I'm not complaining at all.

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That thing is fucking SICK!

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