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Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! If you are really new to knitting, you should...

Hi!
If you are really new to knitting, you should start getting needles with the projects you tackle. If you get a different type a few times, you will know if you like them.

We all have our...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By hyperactive
Interesting to ask, for sure... I wear my lace...

Interesting to ask, for sure...
I wear my lace and cable socks mostly around my house or when I go to visit friends (ususally we take the shoes off at peoples houses among my friends).
So they make a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By hyperactive
Oh! One more tip: You should hold your knitting...

Oh! One more tip: You should hold your knitting in the round the correct way around.
Immagine it would be a cup (the cast on edge being the bottom of the cup (and no floor in it)). You should be...
Forum: General Knitting 09-18-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By hyperactive
right, a dish cloth is still missing in my...

right, a dish cloth is still missing in my arselnal
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By hyperactive
Well, I thought, it might be easier to just...

Well, I thought, it might be easier to just concentrate on one big change in the beginning. From bookmark to cabled sweater would be a BIG step, in my eyes.
A cabled scarf, though, might be much...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! If you have trouble to start out, do it like...

Hi!
If you have trouble to start out, do it like Suzee said.
If you don't want to do it, you can also cast on, seperate the stitches to the needels and then just keep knitting and knitting until you...
Forum: General Knitting 09-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By hyperactive
really: Anything you like is good. I am knitting...

really: Anything you like is good.
I am knitting forever but until a few years ago I never made a hat or a scarf. Just because I did not want to... so what? Those are classic beginner's choices and...
Forum: General Knitting 09-16-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,034
Posted By hyperactive
The method, antares linked for you is really...

The method, antares linked for you is really good. It will just be hell to keep track of staying in the same row for your whole project.

That is quite the blanket, you are making. But really.. I...
Forum: General Knitting 09-16-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! I'd love to be here more but I lost track of...

Hi!
I'd love to be here more but I lost track of all the threads. But I am not lost and gone (just for anybody who know me here)

I would love to help identify it. With a picture it would definitely...
Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,679
Posted By hyperactive
Hi.great and decorative piece. The counting issue...

Hi.great and decorative piece.
The counting issue kept me busy for a while,too.
My search and "invention" you find in my blog. My counter hangs around the needle,not my neck,but the system is...
Forum: General Knitting 05-04-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By hyperactive
I found that when I put only one piece (or 2...

I found that when I put only one piece (or 2 slippers in my case) into the washing machine for felting, they do not come out quite right. But if I put in an old towl, they get the propper friction to...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-03-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! German unser? Another one? Hi there! (or...

Hi!
German unser? Another one? Hi there! (or maybe it is just your nickname throwing me for a loop).

How wide will the cable section be? Most likely flat knitting will be better for that...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,552
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! I was under the impression that your row...

Hi!
I was under the impression that your row ended on p2 k1 (while the p2 is still within the repeat and then a k1)
do you really end your first row on a k2 plus k1? (that depends on the stitch count...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,552
Posted By hyperactive
Generally that is what you have to do: knit your...

Generally that is what you have to do: knit your knits and purl your purls.

THAT MEANS:

Knit when the previous stitch shows a "V" shape and purl when you see the "bump" under the needle.

It does...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,552
Posted By hyperactive
when I read this, this should work out fine. Just...

when I read this, this should work out fine.
Just repeat those 2 rows

k1 *p2 k2* k1
p1 *k2 p2* p1

(and not just the k2 p2 part!!!!)

if you repeat those 2 lines over and over, then you will have a...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By hyperactive
have you looked into knitting in the round on 2...

have you looked into knitting in the round on 2 straight needles? (double knitting of a different variety?)
That is just a technical help. (and it may not make it easier for you, so skip it if you do...
Forum: General Knitting 05-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By hyperactive
instead of backwards loop you can also use:...

instead of backwards loop you can also use: knitting on cast on or cable cast on. That is up to you.
Forum: General Knitting 04-30-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,033
Posted By hyperactive
glad I could help! I love my rosaries,...

glad I could help! I love my rosaries, meanwhile.
Making them according to a certain project makes it really easy to not forget the points of interest...
You can always make one with further marks in...
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,033
Posted By hyperactive
to keep track in my chart I do use post-it-notes...

to keep track in my chart I do use post-it-notes or a ruler across the line.

To know which row I am on in my pattern I also use a "rosary". No, logically you can not make much of that term. It is my...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By hyperactive
my bet would be: wrong gauge. But you say you...

my bet would be: wrong gauge. But you say you checked that (I assume you really did that in the actual piece again? Not just on a swatch? If not, do that!)

So, I guess, your pattern can be wrong,...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By hyperactive
there are videos all over youtube for crochet....

there are videos all over youtube for crochet. And proably on many websites. It is really not so difficult with a little practice.
Don't get me wrong: crochet can go to levels many people will never...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By hyperactive
I love symetry, I therefore like the idea you...

I love symetry, I therefore like the idea you have. Do it that way: 2 identical halfs, joined.

kitchener is the invisible method, no doubt. And I love it. But practice on a sample first, since it...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By hyperactive
did you think of crocheting the letters onto the...

did you think of crocheting the letters onto the scarf after you are finished?
hold the yarn underneath the scarf, pull a loop through, make simple crochet stitches from above through the fabric....
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,704
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! this is a beautiful Liesel! I have the...

Hi!
this is a beautiful Liesel!
I have the pattern printed, as well, and some day I will make it for myself. But your's looks so good, that my intention will move up on the scale a bit :o)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-10-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,493
Posted By hyperactive
Hi! thanks for the comment! I will take a while...

Hi!
thanks for the comment! I will take a while before both projects are finished. But that is also, because I do knit a bunch of other stuff... I just do not want to stress myself on these color...
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