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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-14-2008, 04:48 PM
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Views: 2,640
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That is cool!

That is cool!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-14-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,640
Posted By cspooks
Well, if it's single crochet basically you just...

Well, if it's single crochet basically you just knit instead of crochet, following the proper increases and decreases. You might get a different size since the gauge is probably different, but all...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By cspooks
For the 'make one left' are you making it out of...

For the 'make one left' are you making it out of the yarn between the two stitches? If so, knitting into the back of that stitch helps make the hole practically invisible.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By cspooks
Just cut your yarn leaving a longish tail. Thread...

Just cut your yarn leaving a longish tail. Thread the end through your last stitch, and pull to close! Now you just need to weave in the end somewhere (I hate that part), or leave it until you have a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By cspooks
I'd recommend a yarn that's fairly smooth so you...

I'd recommend a yarn that's fairly smooth so you can see what's going on! A lighter color might help with that too. My sister just started knitting, and she chose a simple knit 4 purl 4 pattern. The...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By cspooks
I'm not sure what the 'wrap together' part is,...

I'm not sure what the 'wrap together' part is, but check out the video on this site for the short rows. That at least shows the 'wrap and turn.'
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By cspooks
I like Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. She has lots of...

I like Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. She has lots of really neat patterns, but she does give a basic pattern plus several different toe and heel shapings. There's also advice about measuring and really...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By cspooks
Sure you can substitute, but check the gauge of...

Sure you can substitute, but check the gauge of the ribbing first. A drag I know, but it may change the number of stitches you need. I substituted one ribbing for another once only to find out my new...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By cspooks
I have a bunch of everything, and I really don't...

I have a bunch of everything, and I really don't know what I like best. I just did a cotton blanket on Addi Turbos, and BOY was that slippery. I have some bamboo and acrylic that have been chewed by...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By cspooks
It seems like you just want to eliminate the...

It seems like you just want to eliminate the Celtic knots on the back? I would think that would look fine, although I'd do some kind of pattern rather than just stocking stitch. However, changing the...
Forum: The Lounge 10-25-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By cspooks
One cat is never enough (for me anyway)! We just...

One cat is never enough (for me anyway)! We just got a new one when one of ours died suddenly. I know they say to introduce slowly and all that, but our resident cat got in the room right away so we...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,781
Posted By cspooks
That's beautiful!! I think Knitting Daily just...

That's beautiful!! I think Knitting Daily just had a thing about lining bags on their website.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-19-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By cspooks
I'd just do one more row and add all 4 stitches...

I'd just do one more row and add all 4 stitches otherwise your sleeve will be really long.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-19-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,851
Posted By cspooks
I knit continental, but I kind of 'throw' the...

I knit continental, but I kind of 'throw' the yarn around when I knit. When purling I use my thumb to pull the yarn down! Plenty of weird ways to knit out there.
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By cspooks
Can you use it to knit dog sweaters, toys,...

Can you use it to knit dog sweaters, toys, blankets? No need to worry about dog hair then! I feel your pain - I've had cats make plenty of knitting messes including making huge snags in...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,749
Posted By cspooks
I've had this book for years, and I still haven't...

I've had this book for years, and I still haven't made anything out of it. I have no idea why - the cables are really stunning! She does explain how to read the charts. Go for it! Which one are you...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By cspooks
I would go with adding points - kemp's edging...

I would go with adding points - kemp's edging idea seems easiest. Maybe you can just shorten the back of the hallowig so that it covers your hair but isn't quite as girly. I've never seen the snow...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,345
Posted By cspooks
Add a rainbow wig and a big, red nose....

Add a rainbow wig and a big, red nose....
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By cspooks
I credit my Harmony Guide (1992) for essentially...

I credit my Harmony Guide (1992) for essentially teaching me how to knit. Each stitch (cables, lace, colors, ribbing, etc.) has a photo and written directions. The front of the book has all kinds of...
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,624
Posted By cspooks
Run to your local massage therapist or someone...

Run to your local massage therapist or someone who does Active Release Techniques! They can reduce muscle tension, break up ahesions, and show you exactly which stretches to be doing. Plus, they can...
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By cspooks
As for keeping track of rows, I've started using...

As for keeping track of rows, I've started using this trick out of Elsebeth Lavold's [U]Viking Knitting Patterns[U]. Just run a contrast color yarn up the side (mine's about 2 stitches in) and change...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By cspooks
I agree that you're going to need a shorter...

I agree that you're going to need a shorter needle, or you can switch to dps. If it's not stretching too much now you ought to just be able to knit onto a new needle without starting over.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By cspooks
Simplethings, I like your solution! I always...

Simplethings, I like your solution! I always dream up the most complicated things possible.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By cspooks
Hi, I agree with casting on with bigger needles,...

Hi,

I agree with casting on with bigger needles, or cast on and just purl one row plain before starting the herringbone. That helped me - after I discovered I was doing the pattern wrong and making...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By cspooks
Thanks for the tips! The washing instructions are...

Thanks for the tips! The washing instructions are handwash and flat dry, so I did just soak it in cold water. I'm a bit afraid to try it again! I think I will try the vinegar at some point, I still...
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