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Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,887
Posted By janettle
It is good to see you gaining confidence in your...

It is good to see you gaining confidence in your own wants and desires.
Forum: General Knitting 11-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,887
Posted By janettle
I agree that knitting should be enjoyable. Frog...

I agree that knitting should be enjoyable. Frog with our blessings!!

On the other hand, it may be that you are not liking the method Silver is using (toe-up on Magic Loop). There are SO MANY...
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By janettle
I totally understand the money-guilt thing - kind...

I totally understand the money-guilt thing - kind of like spending money on a gym membership I'm not using.:oops:
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,617
Posted By janettle
I buy most of my knitting books online,...

I buy most of my knitting books online, especially at Amazon, so the "Look Inside" or "Search Inside" features are very important to me. If you want to block access to the instruction pages, that is...
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By janettle
As a project becomes unwieldy...

So I'm currently knitting a 6-foot scarf, and my next planned project is an afghan. I'm wondering how to handle the bulkiness as the project grows.

The scarf is around 3 feet long now and turning...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By janettle
The link below is to a YouTube video in which the...

The link below is to a YouTube video in which the author Cat Bordhi discusses whether or not to be concerned about knitting inside-out. Essentially she says it does not matter.

If you don't want...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-18-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By janettle
This one is very similar in gauge, size, and...

This one is very similar in gauge, size, and number of cast-on stitches to the custom-sized snug beanie I just knit for my 25-yr-old son. He's thrilled with it. I'm pretty sure that skull and...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By janettle
Here is a link to an I-cord...

Here is a link to an I-cord bind-off:
http://www.knitpicks.com/content/index.php/cat/binding-off/

Scroll down just less than half-way down the page and see the section entitled "I-Cord Bind Off".

I...
Forum: The Lounge 12-16-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,983
Posted By janettle
Whew, I'm not sure this is just a young person's...

Whew, I'm not sure this is just a young person's problem. When I was growing up, we had a family that copied our family, even to the extent of selling their house and moving to the same street where...
Forum: General Knitting 12-11-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By janettle
For Cuff-Down 2 Socks on 2 Circulars, here's a...

For Cuff-Down 2 Socks on 2 Circulars, here's a link to some good instructions:

http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm

I actually used the book Knitting Circles Around Socks: Knit Two at a Time...
Forum: General Knitting 12-11-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By janettle
I've tried both Magic Loop and 2 circulars. I...

I've tried both Magic Loop and 2 circulars. I prefer 2 circulars. To me, the difference is that the cables stay flatter with 2 circs, and the progression of what-to-do-next seems more intuitive. 2...
Forum: General Knitting 12-04-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,037
Posted By janettle
The calendar was also in Garnstudio's regular...

The calendar was also in Garnstudio's regular email newsletter, which usually includes a free pattern. Here's a link to subscribe to their mailing list if you're...
Forum: General Knitting 12-01-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,935
Posted By janettle
Fun! Garnstudio-DROPS Christmas Calendar

DROPS Designs has put out a Christmas Calendar for Knitters! I love their designs and thought you'd enjoy this too:

http://www.garnstudio.com/julekalender.php?lang=en
Forum: How-to Questions 11-28-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By janettle
The TV show "Knitty Gritty" on the DIY Network...

The TV show "Knitty Gritty" on the DIY Network recently did a show giving guidelines for reclaiming yarn from old sweaters. Here's a link to summary text from the...
Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By janettle
I was hoping that someone with some knowledge of...

I was hoping that someone with some knowledge of these books would post, but it's been a while, so I'll go ahead and post what I've got. I too have been wanting to break free of patterns, and have...
Forum: General Knitting 11-13-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,806
Posted By janettle
Have a wonderful day, Amy!:balloons:

Have a wonderful day, Amy!:balloons:
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,678
Posted By janettle
You know you're a knitter when... You realize...

You know you're a knitter when...

You realize you have started an exercise program so that you can knit longer without muscles cramping up. As in, "Am I really lifting weights so that I can knit?"
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By janettle
:) :knitting:

:) :knitting:
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By janettle
For a brand-new sock knitter, I'd recommend an...

For a brand-new sock knitter, I'd recommend an inexpensive worsted weight yarn, like Lion Brand Wool-Ease, so you don't feel any pressure to get it all perfect.

If you would prefer to look around a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By janettle
KnitPicks sells the interchangeable pieces...

KnitPicks sells the interchangeable pieces separately.

You could buy a pair of Size 17 metal needles for $7.99, and a 32" cable for $3.99. Or if you prefer, you could get the Size 17 pair in wood...
Forum: General Knitting 10-27-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,413
Posted By janettle
I'd recommend The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions...

I'd recommend The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask by Margaret Radcliffe. I keep a copy in my knitting bag. It doesn't...
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By janettle
Here is a link to a page of knitter's graph paper...

Here is a link to a page of knitter's graph paper that you can print on your printer:
http://sweaterscapes.com/grafpap-134.htm
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