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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-30-2006, 12:10 AM
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Views: 2,254
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Beautiful job! I did my first sock in Simple...

Beautiful job! I did my first sock in Simple Stripes, but the Sweet Tarts color. Yes, they do soften up after washing. They are sooo comfortable, I don't plan on ever going back to "commercial"...
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
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I hadn't heard that, and I have an order for sock...

I hadn't heard that, and I have an order for sock yarn on the way. But I will check it out.
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
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Stephanie...now to figure out what to do with my...

Stephanie...now to figure out what to do with my acrylic stash. :??

Ingrid...I'm fighting not to order the alpaca/cashmere Ambrosia from KnitPicks. I want it sooooo much, and the sweater pattern...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
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I hate to admit it but I have just become a yarn...

I hate to admit it but I have just become a yarn snob. :blush: I'm making a sweater (acrylic) and socks (wool) and can't believe I thought "yarn is yarn". The softness of the wool, the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I prefer straight needles. I'd rather work in...

I prefer straight needles. I'd rather work in pieces and seam. I think maybe the afghan I did on circulars turned me off of them...holding the whole thing in my lap (in the summer) and knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,243
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All the short rowing I've read about has you wrap...

All the short rowing I've read about has you wrap the yarn around the next stitch, then you pick them up when you do the final across the whole thing row. I'm doing short rows for the shoulders of...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,098
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Nomad: I agree with your mother! Every time I...

Nomad:

I agree with your mother! Every time I feel a sinus headache coming on I make myself a cuppa and it goes away (which is good since buying sinus meds OTC has become a matter of signing your...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I now have a list of tea gadgets on my have to...

I now have a list of tea gadgets on my have to have list. Knitting and tea! I need to win the lottery :roflhard:
Forum: How-to Questions 02-08-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,611
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I think both hats look great! sfavereau: I'm...

I think both hats look great!

sfavereau: I'm like you...I keep my knitting handy and pick it up at all hours of the day and night.

mks: I can't count how many times I've reread LOTR. One of my...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-08-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,782
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
Wow! Excellent job! :thumbsup:

Wow! Excellent job! :thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,927
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Jenelle, yes! I catch it every night at 6...

Jenelle, yes! I catch it every night at 6 central. Pick up a lot of interesting stuff and see lots of tools I want to have. If I remember the episode right Alton is totally against tea balls and...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
Butterfly, this is the first month in a long...

Butterfly, this is the first month in a long time I haven't bought anything for knitting. It's like withdrawal :( But it's a short month and gee, all I want is a swift, a ball winder, more...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I just got some 5" Brittanys to go with all the...

I just got some 5" Brittanys to go with all the sock yarn I bought and was surprised at how short they seemed after the 7". Then again, I'm terrible at guessing lengths and that kind of stuff. But...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,927
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I :heart: loose tea...no tea bags for me (and I...

I :heart: loose tea...no tea bags for me (and I have to order it online). Below is from Good Eats on the Food Network. I have never had white tea, but I never let any tea steep for more than 3.5...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,791
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I have a set of Brittany single points, a set of...

I have a set of Brittany single points, a set of Brittany double points, and am slowly gathering as many Lantern Moon Ebonys as I can. Love them all but the LM's are so smooth to work with. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
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Go for it! I'm not fast at it yet, but I've been...

Go for it! I'm not fast at it yet, but I've been knitting for decades (yikes!) and when I did socks for the first time last month I did it conti and am now working a sweater conti. You might get a...
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I'd love to find a discount place too. I thought...

I'd love to find a discount place too. I thought I had one up in Memphis, but when I checked it out more it said they picked out the type wood they send you. Even for a little discount I still want...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
Yes yes yes yes yes. I have 3 books going...and...

Yes yes yes yes yes. I have 3 books going...and now have the website to check out (thank you). Somewhere I looked online is selling sets of 5 or 6 books (darned if I can remember where). ...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2005, 02:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,314
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I would tell anyone that questioned either why...

I would tell anyone that questioned either why make socks when you can buy them or why spend so much money on the yarn to look at the commercially available socks and see how lousy they are. Making...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2005, 02:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,961
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
Starlight~ I just started knitting socks myself...

Starlight~

I just started knitting socks myself and am entirely hooked on them. I started with worsted weight and size 7 dpns...didn't make the cuff long because I figured that yarn was too thick...
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
I hate seaming too, but I also like flat...

I hate seaming too, but I also like flat knitting. But if I seam as I go along and don't hold the whole thing off till the end it's not that bad. (At least that's what I keep telling myself ...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
Denise and Rebecca, I assume the cramps are from...

Denise and Rebecca,

I assume the cramps are from changing the muscles too. Was always a thrower and the needles are held in a different position so you can pick the yarn without looking like a bird...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
Silver.... Yes I did and you've turned me into a...

Silver....

Yes I did and you've turned me into a sock junkie ;)

Did the class with worsted (figured I could use them for keeping the tootsies warm in bed), have another worsted weight going, a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
new2this~ You could always make a drop shoulder...

new2this~

You could always make a drop shoulder sweater...knitted straight up to the shoulder shaping, mark where you want the armholes to begin (no worry about armhole or sleeve cap shaping). And...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2005, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By LM Needle Fanatic
"Needle suggestions" are just that, suggestions. ...

"Needle suggestions" are just that, suggestions. You may knit looser or tighter so need to use a different needle size. What you could do for a dishcloth is edit the pattern to fit the gauge you're...
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