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Forum: General Knitting 04-25-2006, 10:37 PM
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Posted By metalsgirl
Home. Spun. Ick!

Home. Spun. Ick!
Forum: General Knitting 04-25-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,421
Posted By metalsgirl
you've all got me ready to buy... just about...

you've all got me ready to buy... just about anyway... I'm wondering, does it cover TWO socks on TWO circulars or just ONE sock on TWO circulars (and is it that hard to adapt a pattern anyway?) - I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By metalsgirl
Jan - I normally guestimate by weight - if the...

Jan - I normally guestimate by weight - if the original ball was 50 grams and it now weighs 25 grams, I assume I have half of the original yardage.... I use a kitchen scale...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,860
Posted By metalsgirl
I made one of these using a pattern from the very...

I made one of these using a pattern from the very first issue of creative knitting... I think it was called the sophisticated scarf or something like that... I'm not home right now, so I don't have...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By metalsgirl
knitqueen - thanks so much for posting that link!...

knitqueen - thanks so much for posting that link! i think that's going to help me tremendously! that's what i :heart: about knitting, i'm always learning something:)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By metalsgirl
another reason why i :heart: my denise's - when...

another reason why i :heart: my denise's - when i'm knitting in the round i just use one of those connector pieces to attach an additional length (or two) of denise cables so that i can try it on!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By metalsgirl
so when i do that, do i ignore the cast on and...

so when i do that, do i ignore the cast on and count one stitch in from that (so i'm taking the yarn between the first and second inside stitches) or does the chain of the cast on (or bind off) count...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By metalsgirl
horizontal seam?

I'm knitting the "W" tank from knitty:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTw.html

For the finishing, it just says to seam - but I've never done seaming where I've needed to seam the cast on edge to...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-23-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,057
Posted By metalsgirl
advice on yarn substitution for Knitty "W" tank

I'm dying to make this knitty tank http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTw.html

Any suggestions for a yarn substitution? From knitpicks maybe? Andean silk twist looks to be ~similar, but I've never...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By metalsgirl
fyi - the bulky yarn worked just fine - a thick...

fyi - the bulky yarn worked just fine - a thick seam, but it's a thick garment...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By metalsgirl
yup - thanks so much!!

yup - thanks so much!!
Forum: Pattern Central 03-23-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By metalsgirl
hmmm - so maybe it was in a knitpicks catalog...

hmmm - so maybe it was in a knitpicks catalog because i remember that book being featured in there...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-23-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By metalsgirl
where did i see this pattern?

it's driving me crazy!

it's a tank top with skinny straps but the body was knit vertically with self striping yarn i think and there was a row of buttons (vertically) to close the top (in the back...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-23-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By metalsgirl
others may have different ways of doing it, but...

others may have different ways of doing it, but when i get to the top, i was taught to thread the yarn through all of the remaining stitches (with the needles still in) in the same direction that you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By metalsgirl
thanks ingrid - any thoughts on yarn thickness?

thanks ingrid - any thoughts on yarn thickness?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By metalsgirl
great! i was hoping the easy answer would be the...

great! i was hoping the easy answer would be the right one!!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By metalsgirl
...and...assuming i find an appropriate way to...

...and...assuming i find an appropriate way to seam reverse stockinette, is a bulky weight yarn too thick to seam with? should i get embroidery thread or something instead??

i can't believe such a...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By metalsgirl
block before seaming?

i've used a machine wash and dry lion brand yarn for a project and i was planning to do just that in order to "block" - i've woven in my ends, but i left some pieces of yarn for seaming... so now...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By metalsgirl
what type of seaming technique?

I'm ready to seam up my bobblicious (link in my signature) - this is my first experience having knit something where the reverse st is the public side - what type of seaming technique should I use...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,746
Posted By metalsgirl
Guess I'll have to add that one to my library...

Guess I'll have to add that one to my library reserve list:)
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,746
Posted By metalsgirl
Pattern needed: bulky weight women's sweater

I got a great deal on some yarn on ebay, but I made the purchase without a real plan for how to use the yarn. The yarn has been discontinued so there are no new patterns written specifically for it....
Forum: General Knitting 12-20-2005, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,026
Posted By metalsgirl
knitncook - i'm glad i wasn't the only one to try...

knitncook - i'm glad i wasn't the only one to try something adventurous for the first pair

margie - i'm glad to hear that things are going better with the new supplies. when i finally try it, i'll...
Forum: General Knitting 12-19-2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,026
Posted By metalsgirl
margie - i realized after i posted that we were...

margie - i realized after i posted that we were both trying to do the same technique with the same size needles. i'm bummed that the tugging method hasn't worked for you (i haven't tried it...
Forum: General Knitting 12-18-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,026
Posted By metalsgirl
sorry to highjack... i'm late to this thread,...

sorry to highjack...

i'm late to this thread, but i just wanted to share that i cast on for my first pair of socks about 6 weeks ago now - i didn't start easy - rebecca had previously given me a lot...
Forum: General Knitting 12-18-2005, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By metalsgirl
I saw one recently on knitty gritty - though I'm...

I saw one recently on knitty gritty - though I'm pretty sure it was a rerun... I'd try looking on www.diy.com
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