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Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By LizzieK8
Judy Becker's Magic Cast On can be used for this....

Judy Becker's Magic Cast On can be used for this. I've knit a hat and dishcloth from the center out using it.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By LizzieK8
If one CO 6 sts to knit one side flat, wouldn't...

If one CO 6 sts to knit one side flat, wouldn't one need to CO 12 sts to knit both sides at the same time in the round?

I always double the CO when I switch a sweater pattern from flat to round.....
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,307
Posted By LizzieK8
I use circulars for all my knitting. Don't even...

I use circulars for all my knitting. Don't even have a pair of straights and my DPNs are all dusty.

I buy a new circular if I don't have the right size available. Given up on interchangeable...
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By LizzieK8
I always have or start a "brain dead knitting"...

I always have or start a "brain dead knitting" project when there is stress involved. Blankets of garter stitch, sock legs of stockinette, hats, scarves....nothing that requires an active brain...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 02-11-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,827
Posted By LizzieK8
http://www.yarnswifts.com/store/product.go?id=1&ca...

http://www.yarnswifts.com/store/product.go?id=1&catId=1
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By LizzieK8
KnitPicks has sport weight sock yarn. It's...

KnitPicks has sport weight sock yarn. It's great! I also like to double sock yarn to get a nice weight.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By LizzieK8
As long as you mark the beginning of the round...

As long as you mark the beginning of the round it's easy to count the sts and get them back on the appropriate needles for heel flaps and toes.
:woot:
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By LizzieK8
I walk every morning, rain or shine, and all...

I walk every morning, rain or shine, and all winter have been very grateful for my wool sweater, hats, scarves, mittens, legwarmers and socks. I live in Southern Arizona. Even though we didn't have...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By LizzieK8
Do the first stitch on the next needle as you...

Do the first stitch on the next needle as you normally would.
Insert the right needle into the second stitch on the left needle and give a firm tug on the working yarn to snug everything up. The...
Forum: General Knitting 01-25-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By LizzieK8
Woolease doesn't make good socks. I think the...

Woolease doesn't make good socks. I think the acrylic cuts through the wool if there's lots of friction.....Encore doesn't make good socks, either.
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By LizzieK8
Clear thread is basically fish line and will cut...

Clear thread is basically fish line and will cut through the yarn even faster.

Nylon reinforcing threads can be purchased in basic colors. Wooly nylon that's used for serging is another option.

I...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,056
Posted By LizzieK8
It's not being a guy, it's that you knew...

It's not being a guy, it's that you knew something. I helped a crocheter out at a LYS the other day cuz the knitting, ahem, ladies, kept ignoring her. They were rabid about it, especially when I...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-24-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By LizzieK8
Yes, that is exactly what it means.

Yes, that is exactly what it means.
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By LizzieK8
I'm a total fan of EZ's sewn cast off. I...

I'm a total fan of EZ's sewn cast off. I exclusively knit toe up socks now and use it on every pair.
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By LizzieK8
Wind the two skeins of yarn together in one large...

Wind the two skeins of yarn together in one large ball and it eliminates the issue of stopping to untwist the yarn.
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By LizzieK8
Smile With that said, in order to loose a pound a week,...

With that said, in order to loose a pound a week, one must reduce one's calories by 500 a day. So.....if an afternoon [5 hours] of knitting is 500 calories.... I'm just sayin' :woot:
Forum: Pattern Central 01-12-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By LizzieK8
Search engines are our friends!...

Search engines are our friends!...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By LizzieK8
Or throw it in the washer for a bit to full it...

Or throw it in the washer for a bit to full it down.....
Forum: Crochet! 01-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By LizzieK8
A Goggle search turned up hundreds of tunisian...

A Goggle search turned up hundreds of tunisian crochet pattern sites. Search engines are our friends! :)
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By LizzieK8
I agree with everyone else. Knitting a sweater...

I agree with everyone else. Knitting a sweater is no harder than knitting a scarf as long as you know how to read a pattern. There are tons of easy sweater patterns of every style out there. Check...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By LizzieK8
I've been using Wii Fit, Wii Fit+ and Wii Active...

I've been using Wii Fit, Wii Fit+ and Wii Active since February last year. Along with a good food plan, I've lost over 80 lbs. I've never played any games on it except some from Wii Sports.....
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,884
Posted By LizzieK8
Try washing it and adding a bit of hair...

Try washing it and adding a bit of hair conditioner to the final rinse. If it's the wool that's scratchy, it may help soften it up.
Forum: General Knitting 01-02-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By LizzieK8
I put all my superwash stuff through the washer...

I put all my superwash stuff through the washer and dryer....
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By LizzieK8
I use very hot water on woolen knitted stuff all...

I use very hot water on woolen knitted stuff all the time. Hot water helps remove body oils or other oils that may accumulate on the item.

I think you say that because you worry about the item...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By LizzieK8
Start making a gift list now. As you find...

Start making a gift list now. As you find patterns when wandering through Ravelry put them on the list for the appropriate person. When you want to start a new project, check your gift list first...
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