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Forum: How-to Questions 11-15-2005, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Sabrina
Sharp pokey metal thingy....

A lady showed me a large needle that had a pointed flat end at the tip. She used it for finishing off work, for threading the tail end of the yarn back in and tying off.

She said she had it for...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-15-2005, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By Sabrina
:shock: NO! Who are these people? Cranky...

:shock: NO! Who are these people? Cranky lunch ladies? Bus drivers who drive away when they see you break into a run? Security guards who are late for their bathroom break?

Okay, it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By Sabrina
Does anyone not love Ingrid??? :heart: :heart:...

Does anyone not love Ingrid??? :heart: :heart: I am definitely going to have to try that provisional cast on thing too!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By Sabrina
Yarn tension

Yet another question... :?? How does everyone knit so evenly? I hear it's one of those things that needs practice, but does it take a long time to build up? Do you do things like wrap the yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By Sabrina
Joining yarns

How does everyone tie their yarn on after finishing the previous ball? I've heard a few versions. One was to twist the string and give it a basic tie like you would at the beginning of your...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-27-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,888
Posted By Sabrina
A kitty and apple cloth are on the list to...

A kitty and apple cloth are on the list to knit.... :cheering: I'm excited about knitting! Oh, but it didn't say on the patterns what size of needles to use. What size did you use?

All those...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-27-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 35,161
Posted By Sabrina
I can't believe I didn't see this thread! I've...

I can't believe I didn't see this thread! I've been itching for a Harry Potter scarf and I'm almost finished my first knitting project ever. You guys are fabulous! :heart: Thanks for keeping the...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-13-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sabrina
So what is felting, exactly? Do you wash your...

So what is felting, exactly? Do you wash your project to felt it?

Ha ha! You just gave me a visual that I'll knit a washcloth and my scarf will have shrunk to 2 inches. :D What's that? Oh,...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-12-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sabrina
I've never even heard of felting! :shock: My...

I've never even heard of felting! :shock: My next project was going to be a few dish rags and practice increasing and decreasing.

Would you have any suggestions for a second project? My first...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-11-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sabrina
Spooky, the Humane Society gets the credit for...

Spooky, the Humane Society gets the credit for the name, but she's a black kitty, just like your avatar. :D We all love the name though! :heart:

Ingrid, you're everywhere. :cheering: I...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-11-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Sabrina
No, it's really nothing to get wrinkle lines...

No, it's really nothing to get wrinkle lines over. It's my first project so I'm getting used to things like knits, purls, tension, .... big knots, undoing stitches, poking people beside me with long...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-11-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Sabrina
Hi Ingrid, my banana in shining armour! :D ...

Hi Ingrid, my banana in shining armour! :D

Unfortunately I don't have a crochet hook, so I stared really hard and guessed. It's worked before, but I must have added a few purl stitches. It's...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-11-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sabrina
You ae not going to believe this but my cat is...

You ae not going to believe this but my cat is named Spooky.... :shock:

Thank you, I'll go look!
Forum: Pattern Central 10-11-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sabrina
Mice for cats?

Odd question, but does anyone have a pattern for those tiny catnip mice or do you just knit a scrap, stuff catnip and cotton, glue eyes, and sew in tail? :)

Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-11-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Sabrina
Extra purls??

On my K2, P2 pattern, I knitted until my eyes crossed this weekend and dropped a few stitches. I tried to recover them and in the process gained a few extra purl stitches. (??!!) Is that possible?...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Sabrina
The crossover definitely happens more on the purl...

The crossover definitely happens more on the purl stitch.

I had a seasoned knitter look at it (after starting over again!). There is something about the junction between the knit and purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-29-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Sabrina
Oh dear. :rollseyes: I tried. The first row...

Oh dear. :rollseyes: I tried. The first row went on okay, no crossovers, now for the second, and I get another crossover! Is there anyway to undo the stitches you've just done (just purls,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-28-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Sabrina
Basic question

Hello everyone,

I'm new to knitting and I'm just dreadful at teaching myself how to knit. I'm completely stuck and seem to end up with big knotty, blobby things that don't look like anything. I'm...
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