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Forum: General Knitting 07-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By outdoordrea
That's a nice case, but a bit pricey for me. It...

That's a nice case, but a bit pricey for me. It gives me some ideas, though...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By outdoordrea
KnitPicks Options cable spaghetti dinner

What does everyone do to keep their KP Options cables sorted and labeled? If I'm not diligent in putting them away immediately after using, I end up with a fine Italian dinner.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By outdoordrea
no-holes wrap & turn (short rows)

I'm back from a long hiatus from knitting and have been working on Carmen Bananas sock monkey. I'm at the face shaping and have been having a fussy time with the "mitered heel" that makes up the lips...
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,375
Posted By outdoordrea
Steeking is my next hurdle. I found some really...

Steeking is my next hurdle. I found some really good videos on youtube that help step through the process.
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,020
Posted By outdoordrea
I went flying the week before Thanksgiving and I...

I went flying the week before Thanksgiving and I called the airport to make sure my needles were going to be allowed as carry-on. They were.:cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By outdoordrea
I like Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels. I use...

I like Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels. I use her method for doing two socks on one circular needle, magic loop style, though her book mostly focuses on the two circ method.
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 54,756
Posted By outdoordrea
Hey thanks!

Hey thanks!
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 54,756
Posted By outdoordrea
For the "concept impaired", would you go into...

For the "concept impaired", would you go into more detail on how the hole in the needles helps with a lifeline?
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By outdoordrea
KnitPicks Interchangeables

Hi all,

I'm sure this subject has been discussed before, but rather than spend any more time searching the archives, I thought I'd just ask the question here.

A bit of preamble...I've long been a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-04-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By outdoordrea
I've used Wool-Ease in a number of projects and...

I've used Wool-Ease in a number of projects and don't have any bad reaction to it, though it does tend to pill.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By outdoordrea
A great idea

And here's a better one for the planet: bring your own coffee mug!

Nice job on the coffee sleeve, though :thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 08-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By outdoordrea
Not frogging per se, but I am unknitting the...

Not frogging per se, but I am unknitting the handle and bind-off of the Montavilla market bag I'm working on. My stitch count is off as well, and the slips and knits aren't lining up properly. I've...
Forum: General Knitting 08-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By outdoordrea
I have a question about this because the diameter...

I have a question about this because the diameter of a ruler and the diameter of a pencil (seems) to be very different.
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By outdoordrea
I wear a pair of OTC reading glasses and they...

I wear a pair of OTC reading glasses and they live in my knitting bag. They are especially helpful when knitting on smaller needles and/or with dark colored yarns.

I do wear prescription reading...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-22-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By outdoordrea
I've done it several times; see the video...

I've done it several times; see the video tutorial on this site. It sure beats ripping out or unknitting!
Forum: General Knitting 07-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,755
Posted By outdoordrea
Lace weight versus sock (fingering) weight

I have a question regarding the amount of yarn needed for a pattern in the various weights. If I have a pattern that calls for 1100 yds of lace weight, would I need the same amount in fingering...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-16-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By outdoordrea
The pattern was free, found HERE...

The pattern was free, found HERE (http://www.chopped-tomatoes.com/bucalicious-sweater-0). I modified it by adding 16 sts to the center ribbing so that it would fit Buddy -- yes, I made a gauge...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-14-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By outdoordrea
FO: Buddy's sweater

Just in time for the heat wave!

I've not had time for knitting much lately. So in an effort to jump start back into knitting with a smaller project, I whipped up a sweater for my boss's dog.

It was...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,204
Posted By outdoordrea
I've done a little knitting while walking, but...

I've done a little knitting while walking, but what I do a lot of is knitting while waiting (in line at the grocery store, at the DMV, at the dentist office, etc.). If I'm going to be waiting, I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-10-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By outdoordrea
I use the Magic Loop method to make both sleeves...

I use the Magic Loop method to make both sleeves at the same time. That way, when they're done, they're done, and they match, mistakes and all.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-10-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By outdoordrea
Oh, yes. Casting-on the stitches to the left...

Oh, yes. Casting-on the stitches to the left needle without turning the work worked much better! I was confused as to how I was going to join the new cast-on stitches but that happened in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-10-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By outdoordrea
Yes, I think you are correct. I did what I said,...

Yes, I think you are correct. I did what I said, but then unknit four rounds that I knit last night because I had an errant thread spanning the leg openings.

Thanks for your help!:cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 07-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By outdoordrea
I must have been really tired, because it makes...

I must have been really tired, because it makes perfect sense to me today. I forgot that when I cast-on in the middle of a round, I need to turn the work and cast-on to the now left-hand needle,...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By outdoordrea
Question OK, I'm drawing a blank...

I've knit and unknit this section several times to got this to work, but I can't seem to figure out how to get the yarn back onto the right needle so I'm still knitting in the round.

Here are the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By outdoordrea
Here's where I purchased the pattern:...

Here's where I purchased the pattern: http://www.highcountryknitwear.com/cowboyhat.shtml

Pat is very nice and may be able to help you to make a child's size.
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