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Forum: General Knitting 07-13-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By SandraS
If you're on Ravelry, you can find lots of...

If you're on Ravelry, you can find lots of patterns using Magic Loop, both free and paid.
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By SandraS
I haven't made them, but just read through the...

I haven't made them, but just read through the pattern. I doubt your dpns are the problem. Maybe you're missing a decrease? There's probably one stitch you are getting wrong on every pattern row....
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
Oh, I've had that happen! An acrylic baby...

Oh, I've had that happen! An acrylic baby blanket was displayed and not used. The mom said it was too nice. It's acrylic! It will wash! But it hung over the side of the crib. She loved it too...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
She tried on a pair I made for myself that were...

She tried on a pair I made for myself that were knitted out of Kroy 4 ply, so sort of on the thicker side. I wear them with dressy mules under my slacks. But I have some fingering weight she knows...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
Once she puts on a pair of socks that were made...

Once she puts on a pair of socks that were made to fit her, using her measurements, I just might end up making more socks than I bargained for. And not just for hunting!
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
I don't believe I said she wouldn't appreciate...

I don't believe I said she wouldn't appreciate them. And perhaps my original concept got lost in translation when I told her I wanted to knit some wool socks for her. She thinks of wool socks as...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
Call me selfish, but knitting is all about my...

Call me selfish, but knitting is all about my pleasure. It's about the only thing I do that's just mine. Making things that others appreciate gives me pleasure. I've reached a compromise in my...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
Let me further explain my concept here. She has...

Let me further explain my concept here. She has plenty of hunting socks.
I have a problem with cold feet at work. Acrylics make my feet sweat and then colder. So I went in search at the stores...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
She can buy hunting socks at Bass Pro Shop, just...

She can buy hunting socks at Bass Pro Shop, just as she's been doing. When knitting for men, you go in knowing they're going to be dull and utlitarian. I guess I'll hunker down and make a hunting...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By SandraS
Sock Block

No, I'm not talking about the thing you put your socks on to block them. I'm talking about a mental block. My 34 year old stepdaughter has been helping us out by taking care of our sick dog during...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,907
Posted By SandraS
I made this sweater last year and it turned out...

I made this sweater last year and it turned out huge! I think I went wrong somewhere around the sleeves and went too far. The directions were not very clear, or at least not to me, but I want to...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By SandraS
it's a sock done in the round, not lacey or...

it's a sock done in the round, not lacey or anything, so I don't know what else it could be but a knit stitch. here's a pic and link to the...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By SandraS
one more ??? on gansey sock/reading the chart

the gansey sock has a chart that contains blank squares with no explanation of what they represent. Should I assume I'm to knit those spaces? there's a legend of the other stitches, and knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By SandraS
I did it! There was nothing to it! Thanks for...

I did it! There was nothing to it! Thanks for the help!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By SandraS
I have some knitting with me (at work) that I can...

I have some knitting with me (at work) that I can do a dummy try on. I'm sure once I try it, it will be a "well duh" moment and much easier than it looks. Thanks everyone!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By SandraS
does it work sort of like the way you do an...

does it work sort of like the way you do an increase where you knit into the front and back of a stitch. I know this isn't an increase, but same principle. in the increase, you sort of knit into...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By SandraS
I love the video and will use it for cabling, but...

I love the video and will use it for cabling, but you took the stitches off the left needle after knitting them. The directions I have say knit the stitch but do not remove it from the left needle....
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By SandraS
How to do left & right crosses?

I have the gansey sock pattern from Knitpicks. The pattern says to do left and right crosses, but the concept has me baffled. It says something to the effect of knitting into the 2nd stitch on the...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-09-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By SandraS
I'm trying to achieve gauge for the Summer...

I'm trying to achieve gauge for the Summer Cardigan and not having any luck, but I trudge on. The pattern looks easy, once I get the yarn settled. I ordered mine from an eBay seller that had low...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By SandraS
Read the label on I Love This Yarn HL

Yesterday I went stash diving for yarn to make the sweater that's driving me crazy. I have some red I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby that I used for the Something Red cardigan last year. It turned...
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By SandraS
well, snob is just a label and nobody wants a...

well, snob is just a label and nobody wants a label. There's some yarn that absolutely makes me purr to touch it, much less work with it. If I can gain some amount of pleasure from paying more for...
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By SandraS
Yes, now that you mention reading, I would think...

Yes, now that you mention reading, I would think the general rule of etiquette would be if it's ok to read, it's ok to knit.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By SandraS
It's the weirdest thing, but I learned to knit at...

It's the weirdest thing, but I learned to knit at age 11. At age 12 I was knitting raglan cardigans for my mother and grandmother, but different sizes. And they fit. First time, every time, no...
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By SandraS
I'm a very private type person, so I don't knit...

I'm a very private type person, so I don't knit in public at all. I don't welcome the inevitable questions. That's just me. I knit to escape, not interact.
As for when I've learned NOT to knit,...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By SandraS
follow up: I emailed the designer and got the...

follow up: I emailed the designer and got the following answer. I know I'm being paranoid, but if you could see my past failures, you would understand. After spending about 6 mths on the Something...
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