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Forum: The Lounge 01-31-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By nbrome
Oops, I see that link doesn't take you straight...

Oops, I see that link doesn't take you straight there. However, ignore the log-in, click on needlepoint and then put Lowry into the tapestry search box. Sorry.
Forum: The Lounge 01-31-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By nbrome
http://www.sewandso.co.uk/cgi-bin/find/db.cgi I'm...

http://www.sewandso.co.uk/cgi-bin/find/db.cgi

I'm doing the Street Scene (well, I will be).
Do you know Lowry's paintings? He lived in Manchester and painted northern industrial scenes. I come from...
Forum: The Lounge 01-30-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By nbrome
I just looked at your bunnies. That IS expensive....

I just looked at your bunnies. That IS expensive. My canvas is slightly bigger and much more complicated and I'm paying 20 euros (25 dollars).
Forum: The Lounge 01-30-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By nbrome
Yes, they are expensive, I know. But then they do...

Yes, they are expensive, I know. But then they do give alot of pleasure and I reckon it's worth it. Actually, I can see why an adaptation of a painting, like I'm going to do, is expensive. Don't know...
Forum: The Lounge 01-24-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By nbrome
needlepoint anyone?

I'm sure someone out there does needlepoint (some call it tapestry). You know where you cover the whole surface of the canvas, usually in wool or thick cotton?
I haven't done it for 20 years. I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By nbrome
Oh dear, all these different names and...

Oh dear, all these different names and also/known/as!!!!
The original question was about this site's video on the thumb CO (alternative to LTCO). that's the one I saw you throw the wool and knit the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By nbrome
It doesn't look the same to me. It looks like...

It doesn't look the same to me. It looks like it's missing the part where you throw the wool and do a knit stitch before passing it onto the right needle.
If I'm right, what difference would there be...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By nbrome
Thanks to you all, Just one thing more: Is the...

Thanks to you all,
Just one thing more: Is the length of circulars as advertised the total length of cable and two needles, or just the cable? there's a big difference!
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By nbrome
circular needles summary

I'm sorry if this comes up now and again and all you experienced knitters have to repeat the litany! (If there is a thread which lays it all out just point me to it).
I've never used circulars. I...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,159
Posted By nbrome
long-tail cast-on goodbye

I made myself laugh today.
I can do all the basic things in knitting and thought I would try this famous long tail cast on ( I usually use two needles to cast on). So, a quiet Sunday morning, I sat...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,167
Posted By nbrome
That's right, it does mean that, and it's still...

That's right, it does mean that, and it's still called that in the UK. In fact I wouldn't know what DK was if you said it (though I could guess!).
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By nbrome
I didn't want to ask that question. I've never...

I didn't want to ask that question. I've never knit in the round, But if it's like they say, what is your stocking stitch coming our like?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,072
Posted By nbrome
neat scarf sides

I'm doing lots of scarves and neck warmers as presents. (that's good 'cos I'm really a beginner!) I've learned to slip the first stitch in order to make a really neat side effect. My question is:...
Forum: The Lounge 12-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By nbrome
I think you are all much too harsh and demanding...

I think you are all much too harsh and demanding of your children. I say this knowing I often feel I give in too much to mine. And some of mine are in their twenties! Isn't there anyone else like me...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By nbrome
What's a Zippered Man?

What's a Zippered Man?
Forum: General Knitting 11-24-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,784
Posted By nbrome
what's a skein?

I recently took up knitting again. I have lots of wool from years ago and I've found a market stall here which sells 50gm balls of wool for 50 "centesimi" (don't know what that is in dollars but it's...
Forum: The Lounge 11-23-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By nbrome
The US has to be one of the most conservative of...

The US has to be one of the most conservative of countries. Have you ever changed anything?
I remember many years ago when the UK changed from pounds shillings and pence to decimal coinage. That's...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By nbrome
My needles are 15" and I thought they were...

My needles are 15" and I thought they were standard!! In fact all my needles are this length. In fact I've never even seen shorter needles than these.
So in view of the fact that my stitches covered...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By nbrome
How many stitches?

Still on the subject of my tea cosy in double rib.
Both the patterns I have suggest 49 or 51 stitches for a medium pot. It is worked in double knit wool in a double rib stitch, with the wool used...
Forum: The Lounge 11-01-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By nbrome
Yes, I thought that too. Thought you were going...

Yes, I thought that too. Thought you were going to live with your BF in another place. It sounded like a good idea.
Does your son go to school yet? I ask because that's where I learned Italian,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-31-2008, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By nbrome
Aa-Haa! I thought there must be some reason for...

Aa-Haa! I thought there must be some reason for this. Particularly as they are two different patterns and they both say the same thing no matter how many times I look at them.
I have another pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-30-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By nbrome
tea cosy double rib question

I have two patterns for basic tea cosies in double rib.
They both say to cast on an odd number of stitches and to do K2, P2 to last stitch and then K1.
My question is this: when I turn the work round...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-22-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By nbrome
Goodness me! I would never have realised that....

Goodness me! I would never have realised that. Obviously (I thought) if you start with 5 stitches you're starting with the pointy end. I am so grateful to you all for this insight.
(I do think they...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-18-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By nbrome
Thank you for your encouragement. Yes, my shawl...

Thank you for your encouragement. Yes, my shawl does look something like that. Mine starts from the bottom though, with 5 stitches. It doesn't look anything like a pointed end of a triangle but I...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By nbrome
Sorry, I'm doing B, the blue one with lace...

Sorry, I'm doing B, the blue one with lace effect.
The YO causes a decorative hole and results in an increase so it becomes diagonal. I know this also 'cos I did in it my first attempt at a shawl. It...
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