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Forum: Pattern Central 06-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gargoyle08
A thicker top and lacy bottom... While I did...

A thicker top and lacy bottom... While I did envision the bottom to have a lacy pattern, I didnt think of droping a yarn. Great idea, thanks!
Forum: Pattern Central 06-04-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By gargoyle08
Question What to do with lace weight yarn...

I am looking at the knit picks lace weight samplers :heart: and I am to the point of drooling... I think about it all the time, and there is also some exquisite Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Yarn to die...
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By gargoyle08
Ok, I got serious yarn envy now... I have been...

Ok, I got serious yarn envy now... I have been looking at this very sampler ever since they put it up for sale.

Good for you!!!
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By gargoyle08
For me, it depends on how exciting the project I...

For me, it depends on how exciting the project I am working on is and how tired I am... If i am excited, my night of sleep and the 10 hrs I spend away from home are too long and I have to pick up the...
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By gargoyle08
The difference with LYS here compared to up north...

The difference with LYS here compared to up north is that we have more light and novelty yarns, since we rarely wear winter garments - or for a very short period anyway.

Phoenix is a big city,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By gargoyle08
I am not sure if this will help with your...

I am not sure if this will help with your specific problem, however is what I do to reduce the gap at the joint...

Cast on one extra stitch.
Lay your work flat to make sure your work is not...
Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By gargoyle08
Good for you!! :woohoo: Keep taking challenges...

Good for you!! :woohoo:
Keep taking challenges with each new project, and your skill will keep improving while you are having fun :)

Knit on!!
Forum: General Knitting 04-26-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By gargoyle08
I too agree... just bring what inspires you at...

I too agree... just bring what inspires you at the moment.

Yes, you might meet yarn snobs, or stitch snobs.. You got to learn to just smile at them and enjoy your knitting... You are knitting for...
Forum: General Knitting 04-25-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By gargoyle08
It is really easy to make, and the result is just...

It is really easy to make, and the result is just beautiful. So lucky of you to find that yarn for so cheap! I am jealous!


Here is a link where you can see pictures of the scarf when it was in...
Forum: General Knitting 04-24-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By gargoyle08
This might sound stupid however I got to ask... ...

This might sound stupid however I got to ask... Did you swatch with different needle sizes? After the 1-2 strands test failed, that's the next thing I would do before attempting splitting yarn like...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-24-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By gargoyle08
I am no queen of knitting, I am quite new...

I am no queen of knitting, I am quite new actually so I pay attention for this kind of details...

I heard both in knitting circles, most say to slip k wise. However, both on Lionbrand ...
Forum: General Knitting 04-24-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By gargoyle08
Thumbs up Douceur et Soie - a Beautiful yarn!!

I just want to share the joy...

I could not find any Rowan Kidsilk Haze yarn anywhere for my Airy Scarf project (Knitted Gifts book), so I bough another yarn recommended at my LYS... It's a yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,568
Posted By gargoyle08
This conversation is interesting... I am...

This conversation is interesting...

I am looking to buy a set of interchangable circulars and I was looking at the Options.... I love pointy, sharp metal needles and I am not a fan of plastic at...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By gargoyle08
Thank you very much everybody :) I ended up...

Thank you very much everybody :) I ended up going to a few yarn stores and still did not find the exact yarn I needed. That didnt keep me from buying of course, but it will make my shopping much...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By gargoyle08
A great deal, beautiful yarn! Good for you! :D

A great deal, beautiful yarn! Good for you! :D
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By gargoyle08
Unhappy See, i had a different experience, the TSA lady...

See, i had a different experience, the TSA lady offered me to go check my cleanser in my suitcase. The bottle was almost empty (and I also pay wholesale, since I sell mary kay) so I did not bother,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By gargoyle08
This may not be right, but when I get this, I...

This may not be right, but when I get this, I usually just turn back the other way, slip it to the empty needle and 're-knit' it. I figure that if the yarn isn't attached to it, it hasn't been...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By gargoyle08
from 10 minutes to 2 hours

I get interrupted (or distracted!) alot at homes, so it goes from just a few minutes to up to an hour usually. Today however, I get to go to my knitting group so I will enjoy a good 2 hours of...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By gargoyle08
Where do you like to order yarn from?

After a few calls to local yarn stores (not the chains) I found out that they do not carry some of the yarns I need for my new projects - even tho there might be acceptable substitutions available....
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,582
Posted By gargoyle08
Congrats! This is very cool indeed. I been...

Congrats! This is very cool indeed. I been reading you on this site for a few now and I would be more then happy to read a book, should you write one. Think about it... You do not have to write the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By gargoyle08
To "save" the needle size information directly in...

To "save" the needle size information directly in your swatch, you can do [yo, k2tog] as many times as the size of your needle. For a #6, do it 6 times. As you may know, that will create eyelets and...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-14-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By gargoyle08
Thank you! Hopefully they have it at the LYS, I...

Thank you! Hopefully they have it at the LYS, I know they have similar yarns there. In all cases, they are very knowlegeable and helpful.

I can't wait to get started :)
Forum: Pattern Central 04-14-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By gargoyle08
Airy Scarf yarn - knitted gifts

I do not have my book with me, however at lunch I plan to head to my LYS in order to get started on that scarf. Does anybody here know what yarn is used in the book? I think it's a Rowan...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,723
Posted By gargoyle08
After more research, I found similar experiences...

After more research, I found similar experiences on the internet. It's sad because that machine is more affordable, but surely not worth hurting one's hands like that :(

Maddison, I hope a generous...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,723
Posted By gargoyle08
Thank you very much for all that information. I...

Thank you very much for all that information. I have no experience with the machines whatsoever, I yet have to look for a local retailer to go check them out.
I knew that they are loud after seeing...
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