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Forum: Crochet! 08-19-2014, 10:37 AM
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A third method for beginning to crochet in the...

A third method for beginning to crochet in the round is the Chain Two method. I use this all the time. The hole is closed up and stays closed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gm32ymXlY8

Also check...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Yah, I'm kind of in the same boat. I've done all...

Yah, I'm kind of in the same boat. I've done all the hats,mittens, and slippers I can for everybody I know. But there are always charities to knit for--preemie babies, animal shelters, the...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
What's worked well for me is to print out the...

What's worked well for me is to print out the pattern. I cross off the row number as I complete it. I make it a point not to quit for the night until I have totally finished a row and crossed it...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
This is a multi size pattern. You will...

This is a multi size pattern. You will frequently find these for baby patterns. The knit (work increase, work increase) for example. For the small size you would knit only. The medium size you...
Forum: General Knitting 06-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,166
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I ordered directly from the company. I believe...

I ordered directly from the company. I believe it came in one pound cones. The shipping was a bit high, but they had colors not available in the stores. I liked the fast delivery too.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
When picking up stitches for a button band, it...

When picking up stitches for a button band, it generally works out if you pick up three in a row and skip the fourth. Then you don't have too many stitches and it's not puckered.
Forum: General Knitting 06-01-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
The KFD book is a good one. I generally stay...

The KFD book is a good one. I generally stay away from books because the majority of them have half the book showing you how to knit, which is redundant if you already know how, and very few actual...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-21-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
One is Maggie's slippers. The other that you may...

One is Maggie's slippers. The other that you may be looking for is called Aunt Alm's dorm boots.

http://www.needlebeetle.com/free/aadb.html
Forum: Pattern Central 05-21-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Maybe it's just me, but my kids never used...

Maybe it's just me, but my kids never used pacifiers. They are the most disgusting things to pick up off a dirty floor. They get dog hair stuck to them. And kids look silly with them when they get...
Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
You're probably too young to remember this. But...

You're probably too young to remember this. But in the 60's and maybe early 70's, every living room had crocheted doilies. Doilies on the coffee table. Doilies on the arms of chairs. Doily table...
Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I only use German Twisted cast on for mittens,...

I only use German Twisted cast on for mittens, gloves, and hats because it stretches. On dishcloths and scarves, you may want both edges to match. I use a LTCO. I bind it off the regular way...
Forum: General Knitting 04-24-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Another poor man's wool wash is baby shampoo and...

Another poor man's wool wash is baby shampoo and lanolin. You can get lanolin in a pharmacy. It's used by nursing mothers. This is the blend to wash wool diaper covers and help them retain their...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Lion brand yarn groups their patterns by ability:...

Lion brand yarn groups their patterns by ability: beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced. However, be advised that this site is not always user friendly. Sometimes they mix...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Another thing to consider in hat fit is how you...

Another thing to consider in hat fit is how you normally style your hair. I have long hair. I have to put it up for work. When my hair is up in a pony tail, hats ride up and are more uncomfortable...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Knitting is like eating chocolate. I prefer to...

Knitting is like eating chocolate. I prefer to savor it rather than gulping it down.
Forum: The Lounge 04-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Mine was the christening dress from hell. Don't...

Mine was the christening dress from hell. Don't know how many times I frogged it and did it over. I was so HAPPY to mail it off to my daughter. I never want to see it again.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
There are tons of videos out there for knitting...

There are tons of videos out there for knitting in the round on double points and circulars. However, one of the things they never show you is where to position your yarn when you go to join. I had...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I use a #8 American needle with a cast on of...

I use a #8 American needle with a cast on of about 90 in worsted weight. I like to do mine with a rib stitch, either k1, p1 or k2, p2, whatever you prefer. This hugs the head and stays on better. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I'm not sure what your knitting skill level is. ...

I'm not sure what your knitting skill level is. Learn how to distinguish a knit from a purl stitch on sight. Pay attention to the differences on the edges. The decreases may mess the seed stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Here's a trick of the trade. After you've...

Here's a trick of the trade. After you've finished your heel turn, you will join your work with the other stitches that have been on hold on the other needles. When you join and begin to knit in...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Saw the title late at night right before bedtime...

Saw the title late at night right before bedtime and I'm thinking, Yah, I'm draggin until I've had my coffee in the morning. I gotta get some sleep. lol
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I used to have terrible tension when doing a...

I used to have terrible tension when doing a stockinette stitch. One of the things I learned is that the type of yarn you use makes a big difference. My tension is better in wool than with...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Sometimes it helps if you write this out in your...

Sometimes it helps if you write this out in your own directions that you can understand. Number the rows and write each one out individually.
Forum: Crochet! 03-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I don't know why, but recently RH started tucking...

I don't know why, but recently RH started tucking the outside winding thread into the end also. When you go to pull out the center pull, it gets caught inside on that outside yarn. I pull that...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I should add that I don't really have a pattern...

I should add that I don't really have a pattern for this hat. I've just done so many that I remember it. I rarely use patterns. I know my gauge with the yarn I usually use and the crochet hook or...
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