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Forum: The Lounge 11-21-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Orangeus
Like Britty said, it could be helpful if you told...

Like Britty said, it could be helpful if you told us why you want to be homeschooled.



[long, long ramble ahead]


I went into Independent Studies (ISP) starting in 10th grade, like you're...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Orangeus
I've had my fair share of the 'something went so...

I've had my fair share of the 'something went so completely wrong you have to start over entirely' times, and they are no fun for anyone.

It seems like if the leg of your sock is perfect, maybe you...
Forum: General Knitting 10-04-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,296
Posted By Orangeus
My foot is 10 inches. For the shoe size, well,...

My foot is 10 inches.

For the shoe size, well, I've got two pairs of Converses, so they are listed in mens sizes, but one is a size 8 US mens, and the other is a 7 US mens... there is not even a...
Forum: General Knitting 10-04-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,941
Posted By Orangeus
Well, one way that I know quite a few people use,...

Well, one way that I know quite a few people use, involves a ballwinder and a scale. I think how you do it, is to wind the yarn with the winder, weigh it, and then wind yarn off it, until the weight...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By Orangeus
the length of the needle (16", 29" and so on) is...

the length of the needle (16", 29" and so on) is how long it is, measured from tip to tip. So, if you want to knit something that is 20" around (smallish hat size), you would use the 16".

Now, if...
Forum: General Knitting 09-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By Orangeus
I don't know if you're on Ravelry or not, but if...

I don't know if you're on Ravelry or not, but if you are, that is a great place to check. If it happens you're not, I did it for you, a bit!

I found two socks, and Not-Sock something, people have...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-04-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By Orangeus
if you're still having trouble with the sizing,...

if you're still having trouble with the sizing, why not knit a little swatch, measure how many stitches per inch you're getting (I like to measure out over a few inches, and then just divide to get...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-04-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,468
Posted By Orangeus
you could always use a large-eye blunt needle,...

you could always use a large-eye blunt needle, and just go along, transferring the stitches over to the needle/waste yarn
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By Orangeus
Apparently when you are going to be knitting in...

Apparently when you are going to be knitting in the round, it's best to do your gauge swatch in the round as well.

You can cheat, and just cast on for however many stitches you want for the swatch,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Orangeus
My way of doing it might be a bit tacky, although...

My way of doing it might be a bit tacky, although (or McGyver-ish :P) I've got this guitar stand thing, where two prongs on the top, and two prongs on the bottom, farther apart. I just wind from both...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Orangeus
You can always split a skein of yarn before...

You can always split a skein of yarn before starting it... I do it all the time.
Forum: The Lounge 08-29-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Orangeus
Another 'too each their own' here. The few times...

Another 'too each their own' here. The few times I've had/tried to use my brothers Mac I just about started smashing my head into his desk it was so annoying in every possibly ways. And when he tries...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,642
Posted By Orangeus
Browsers do not cancel each other out, so you are...

Browsers do not cancel each other out, so you are free to use both Firefox and IE. You could even have other browsers, and they would all work independently of each other

When you download/update...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-01-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Orangeus
Oh, a scarf is a great idea! I think what the...

Oh, a scarf is a great idea!

I think what the "Requires one additional selvedge st on each side" means, is that you need to cast on how ever many you want for the pattern (say, 30 sts,) AND two...
Forum: The Lounge 07-23-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,195
Posted By Orangeus
I'm a fan, first off. Secondly, I find it almost...

I'm a fan, first off.

Secondly, I find it almost amusing how so many people who can't be bothered with the series watched the movies. If the movies were an original idea, not based on the books, I...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-19-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 91,483
Posted By Orangeus
I finished my owl hat!...

I finished my owl hat!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1324/854157274_d0df9c7cd3.jpg
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1324/854157274_d0df9c7cd3_b.jpg)(did I miss the memo that it's really hard to...
Forum: The Lounge 07-19-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Orangeus
I'm getting my book right away, but even so, the...

I'm getting my book right away, but even so, the whole book has been leaked online, so we're not safe even now!

I know a lot of sites have a 'no spoilers without clear and large warning for a...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-19-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 91,483
Posted By Orangeus
:hug: gamerchick. Ginny, are you sure you got...

:hug: gamerchick.

Ginny, are you sure you got the right length of needles? Where, from tip of needle, all the way along the cord, to the tip of the other needle is however many inches the pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-18-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Orangeus
Oh, I would think that's from the needle then....

Oh, I would think that's from the needle then. haha. If it's really a problem, and you don't want to get new, slick metal needles, maybe you could that trick where you rub something like wax paper on...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 91,483
Posted By Orangeus
Congratulations! Knitting in the round is a big...

Congratulations! Knitting in the round is a big step for a lot of people, after all. And it's alright if the cord itself folds up (although it is annoying), since you have already casted on properly,...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-18-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Orangeus
my limited experience with lace led me to believe...

my limited experience with lace led me to believe it's usually looser than plain knitting. That might just be me though.

Are you having trouble with ALL the stitches, or specific ones? I know...
Forum: The Lounge 07-17-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By Orangeus
I'm yet another shocked person! Maybe it was...

I'm yet another shocked person! Maybe it was entirely Norton's fault?
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-17-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 91,483
Posted By Orangeus
Hi Ginny! If you can cast on, and knit, then you...

Hi Ginny!

If you can cast on, and knit, then you can knit in the round! The scarf you want to make is nothing more than many, many knit stitches.

The only part of knitting in the round that's a...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-16-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 91,483
Posted By Orangeus
Those paintings look awesome! Oh I would love...

Those paintings look awesome!

Oh I would love to see someone dressed up like Bella knitting at my bookstore, hahaha.

The pattern for the hat was posted a couple pages ago... Here's...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-16-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 91,483
Posted By Orangeus
Hey all, the third Socktopia pattern is up! It's...

Hey all, the third Socktopia pattern is up! It's Nagini (http://socktopia.net/blog/2007/07/16/pattern-3-for-july-nagini/) this time.

I am amazed at how quickly everyone is knitting! Hhaha

I...
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