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Forum: How-to Questions 06-08-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By pinkpearl
did you check your tension before you started?...

did you check your tension before you started? because if you knit very loosely then your work could be longer than the pattern intends.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By pinkpearl
Well done :cheering: One project finished, now...

Well done :cheering: One project finished, now the sky's the limit, what are you going to make next?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By pinkpearl
WOW WOW WOW!:cheering: That is fantastic, I want...

WOW WOW WOW!:cheering: That is fantastic, I want one. Well done an awful lot of work there. :yay: Did it get really heavy near the end?
Forum: How-to Questions 05-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By pinkpearl
Hi, another left hander here. I knit right handed...

Hi, another left hander here. I knit right handed because my Gran who taught me to knit when I was seven years old, decided it was easier to teach me right handed and I'm glad she did. I would think...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By pinkpearl
Hi Patio, if you need help translating an english...

Hi Patio, if you need help translating an english pattern I'm happy to assist as a knitter from England.:waving:
Forum: The Lounge 05-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By pinkpearl
Yes, I have been to Vancouver, I agree it's...

Yes, I have been to Vancouver, I agree it's great. :woot: Have done the suspension bridge, bit scarey when packed with kids jumping up and down though. Did a very quick trip to Granville Island,...
Forum: The Lounge 04-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By pinkpearl
I also am not too keen on cities (though Seattle...

I also am not too keen on cities (though Seattle is a good one as they go) or overly crowded places. You would never guess that I grew up in London :rofl: I now live in a village in southern England,...
Forum: The Lounge 04-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By pinkpearl
planning a trip

I'm getting excited, DH and I spent some time this evening starting to plan this summers trip to North America :woohoo: Most exciting part is visiting our younger son :woot: who now lives in...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
:thumbsup: sock number 2 done :woot: really...

:thumbsup: sock number 2 done :woot: really straightforward this time, will post pic soon.
Forum: The Lounge 04-18-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By pinkpearl
I'd redo it because your not going to be happy...

I'd redo it because your not going to be happy with it otherwise.
Forum: The Lounge 04-18-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By pinkpearl
I have noticed in a lot of British made world war...

I have noticed in a lot of British made world war 2 films you see a lot of people knitting. One that jumps to mind is a film called the Battle of Britain were female Royal Air Force controllers (in...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By pinkpearl
your granddaughter and her dress are so cute

your granddaughter and her dress are so cute
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
:frog: Good Idea once you know what you are...

:frog: Good Idea once you know what you are doing. But it also means twice as much tinking :frog:
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
Thank you both for your help, I am now ribbing...

Thank you both for your help, I am now ribbing the cuff :woot: on the first sock. Hopefully the second will be easier.:)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
I think I've got it! :woohoo: I'm now on heel...

I think I've got it! :woohoo: I'm now on heel flap and it looks like the correct shape :cheering:
Yes I should have picked an easier pattern for first time toe up, but i'm a glutton for punishment...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
So the k2tbl before the p1 in the setup row is a...

So the k2tbl before the p1 in the setup row is a missprint? Thanks for your help i'll try that now.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
I think it's the pattern on the gusset that's...

I think it's the pattern on the gusset that's confusing me 'cos the setup row begins with the same pattern edge as the gusset. ie k2tbl, p1, k1tbl, k23, w&t.
This is probably a really silly question,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
Thanks, I'm making the second size and have 96...

Thanks, I'm making the second size and have 96 stitches, which appears to be correct. I think maybe I'm starting the heel turn from the wrong place :shrug: Am I missing something or over thinking it?...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By pinkpearl
brainless socks help please

Hi, I am making toe up socks and am very confused :?? The pattern is brainless by Marjan Hammink. I have got to heel turn and can't get it right, I seem to have the wrong number of stitches for the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-12-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By pinkpearl
What a fantastic colour, beautiful shawl well...

What a fantastic colour, beautiful shawl well done.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By pinkpearl
Thank you everyone for you advice. I think I will...

Thank you everyone for you advice. I think I will practise a bit more with ordinary lace patterns and then give the shawl another go.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By pinkpearl
shetland shawl i'm confused

Hi, has anyone made a shetland shawl outside in? the pattern I have tells me to make the border first, then knit the centre on from that. How? The pattern is Cobweb shawl by Elizabeth Lovick from her...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By pinkpearl
Hey! maybe i'm doing it right after all :woot:...

Hey! maybe i'm doing it right after all :woot: :woot:
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By pinkpearl
I know, but with the larger needles it was just...

I know, but with the larger needles it was just looking like a tangle rather than a lace. It is more like a knitted piece with lace and less like just a holey dish cloth now.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By pinkpearl
Just tried switching to 3mm needles, much better!...

Just tried switching to 3mm needles, much better! yeah I should have done a gauge swatch, but that's much too sensible and patient for my personality :aww:
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