Perfect! This is my system as well! My own addition to this is a pin that
indicates a temporary pin! I use insect pins for this, and paint their tops
with a touch of ail polish!
However you learn this, it is a crucial technique for advanced laces!
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> On Feb 4, 2017, at 3:33 PM, "lacel...@frontier.com" <lacel...@frontier.com>
> Back in my beginning days, a teacher told me to use temporary support pins
> any time it helped me out. I use them a lot. I tend to use the long
> yellow-headed pins as temporary pins so they stand up among the gaggle of
> pins on the pillow, and I pull them out when they are 3-4 rows back. They
> don't stay in long enough for the pinhole to get set. If I intend to leave
> the extra pin in, I'll use a normal pin. The pins are just there to control
> and herd the threads into position. When you have a cantankerous thread, you
> have to give it extra help. When a thread changes direction, a pin is most
> helpful in keeping everything in order.
> Alice in Oregon (where winter keeps going on -- freezing rain yesterday and
> snow tomorrow)
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