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Forum: General Knitting 06-07-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 123,494
Posted By ajsgramma
Or you could used waxed paper...cereal bags

I even use this technique on needlepoint needles when they need a little extra glide. If your hair isn't oily enough a sheet of waxed paper to rub the needles with works great, too. I save cereal...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By ajsgramma
Help understanding pattern repeat...

The pattern says...K2, sm, *yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to next marker...
Do I repeat just the part in parenthesis (yo, k2tog) or do I repeat from the *yo, k1, (yo, k2tog)?
It works either way with...
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By ajsgramma
They have other sizes depending on store stock...

I have them in szs 4, 10 & 11. I like working with them on a slippery yarn the most. I did break one of the sz 4 tips on a very tight stitch where I was pulling for all I was worth (a bubble type...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 117,900
Posted By ajsgramma
Old post but I love the muff...

:muah: Thanks for sharing this pattern. I just came across it & plan to make several for next Christmas. (((HUGS)))Verna
Forum: How-to Questions 02-08-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By ajsgramma
My friend is Catholic & I've been treating the...

My friend is Catholic & I've been treating the knitting as if I'm saying a rosary for her. I'm really enjoying the whole process. It's very soothing. (((HUGS)))Verna

PS at the same time, I'm working...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By ajsgramma
Prayer shawl - why stitch this way?

Purl the knit stitches, knit the purl stitches each following row? Will the row sets of 3 look different as the scarf progresses? Isn’t it just a garter stitch 3 stitches wide - reversing from side...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By ajsgramma
I like it too

I really wish it came in other color choices. Those don't go anywhere in my home. I use all reds & blues. (((HUGS)))Verna
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By ajsgramma
Another question...thanks for the help

:cheering: Thanks for all the help. I just seemed to have a block with these stitches.:aww:
I have another question if you could help with it as well. When a pattern has a M1 what would the default...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By ajsgramma
Purl, YO, Knit...

I know how to make the YO when I Knit, YO, Purl but I can't seem to understand & haven't found any videos that show Purl, YO, Knit. They show all the ways to YO except this one & I can't tell how to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-25-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By ajsgramma
I'll second that...

:roflhard: :rofl: :woot:

When it decides to rain in central TX it can get that way here, too.
(((HUGS)))Verna
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By ajsgramma
what part of the Hill country are you in

I'm outside of Waco. My husband works in Austin during the week. This has been one crazy winter. But, we were outside shooting hoops with my grandson this afternoon and he worked up a sweat....
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By ajsgramma
CA doesn't know what to do with that much rain...

hope you're all OK. My son's in Huntington Beach & I've seen it pour down the roads before in Mission Viejo,but a possible 20" in a week would be awful to comprehend. And tornado warnings, what's up...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By ajsgramma
We do this because...we're creative!

I have 3 container's full of yarn but just had to buy 2 new skeins yesterday to make a sweatband for my Grandson. (found a great pattern I couldn't resist making before basketball season is over)...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,305
Posted By ajsgramma
Ronda keep on going...

:cheering:
If I gave up if my knitting wasn't perfect, I'd never get anything done! :aww:
In quilting, the Amish people intentionally make at least one mistake because in their view, "only God can...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By ajsgramma
My grandson wanted to get gifts for my dog...

and his hamster. He said "They're part of the family, too!":hug:
So the dog got fancy chew bones & the hamster got a new roll around toy. He's 7 & spent his own money so what's not to love about...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-27-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,052
Posted By ajsgramma
Aren't little girls fun to knit for...

I have a fantastic grandson (just the one:shrug: & wish I had more) but there's no comparison between knitting a black Ninja hood & that cute dress you got to make!!!!!
However, my grandson has...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By ajsgramma
Someone that works with the looms might...

be the best help to you. On the Ravelry site there's a group of Loom knitters. They would be a great resource.:cheering:
How wonderful you are to go to so much effort to help her in this endeavor....
Forum: How-to Questions 12-24-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By ajsgramma
I finished them & they're really cute...

they ended up 5 1/2 inches long. I had my grandson try them on to know where to leave an opening for the thumb. She's the same size he is. Then, I made a scrunchie for her hair. I've got time & yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By ajsgramma
I thought you wanted a suggestion about what to do...

with the threads you cut off.:aww: I was going to suggest that you put them outside where the birds can find them in the spring. They love to use pieces like that in their nests.
(((HUGS)))Verna
Forum: How-to Questions 12-23-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By ajsgramma
Help with small wrist warmers...length?

Iím making wrist warmers for an almost 8 yr old girlís birthday on the 26th. I have the width right Iím sure but I canít decide how long they should be. Iíve looked at all the free patterns I could...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By ajsgramma
Crochet can be done single-handed

She could weave the yarn thru her left fingers to gauge & crochet with her right. She would have to try to use her hand somewhat but that's what you want her to do.
My Great Grandmother had a series...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By ajsgramma
Help to make pattern fit a smaller kid...Please

I found this great pattern for my 7 yr old grandson who's very much into ninja's right now. It's for a much larger adult size teen. The XSm size is chest 42"/length 23". My grandson is chest...
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By ajsgramma
I'm fudging a little on this one...

I have the yarn & intended to knit the scarves but ran out of time. So they're being made of polar fleece in the school colors instead of the bee theme. I decided to applique their school letters on...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By ajsgramma
Mine is over 20 yrs old & the bobbles are in colors.

I have some yarn that looks like yours except for coloring. The bobbles are in mixed colors on a mostly white background. It's a Berroco yarn (50 grams-90 yds)- a soft linen blend called Poppy- 54%...
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By ajsgramma
Did anyone see Jimmy Kimmel last night...

Bobcat Goldthwaite was on wearing a scarf of yellow & black stripes. It looked really neat.
I was knitting, not really paying attention to what was on TV, trying to finish one more round on my hat &...
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