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Forum: General Knitting 03-31-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By raederle
I agree that the policy should've been stated up...

I agree that the policy should've been stated up front. But, since you are committed, I would find out the gauge of the project and ask what your options are for yarns. A good yarn shop owner should...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By raederle
Send 'em. And if there's enough time, make a baby...

Send 'em. And if there's enough time, make a baby cardigan for a 9 month old.

If there isn't, perhaps there's enough time for some baby bibs and baby washcloths?

Super easy, super quick, and...
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By raederle
Knitting Moms - Favorite Kid-friendly stores

Today my DH had to do some research for his thesis at the National Archives, so I trotted out MapMuse and planned a yarn crawl in the area of College Park, MD. And I brought my three year old and six...
Forum: General Knitting 12-18-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,503
Posted By raederle
I've been looking myself. The newest knitty yarn...

I've been looking myself. The newest knitty yarn roundtable reviews Eskimo by Garnstudio, which is 2.5 st/in, and if you use smaller-than-called-for needles, you might get the 3 sts/in gauge An...
Forum: General Knitting 12-15-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By raederle
Slightly annoyed @ IK

I don't subscribe to any magazines, but since I kept buying Interweave Knits off the rack, and missed it a couple times, I decided to go ahead and subscribe. I had bought the Fall issue already, and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-13-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By raederle
FOs - Baby Hat, Mitts and Socks

Normally my stuff is off the needles and into the recipient's hands before I remember I would've liked to take a picture. But not today!

Yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Pond Blue. It is a...
Forum: General Knitting 10-16-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 747
Posted By raederle
Your LYS and Assateague Island

So this past weekend we drove up the Delmarva peninsula, and stopped at the National Park on the Virginia part of the Eastern Shore. Because my DH is crazy for all things Nat'l Park, we've got the...
Forum: General Knitting 08-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By raederle
i doan WANNA.....

*whine*
i have a simple hooded baby cardigan almost done, except for seaming up and in the raglan sleeves.

today i am 37 weeks, and unlike most preggos, i have very good reasons (too many and...
Forum: The Lounge 04-03-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By raederle
What I think happened.... .... everybody either...

What I think happened....

.... everybody either has or knows of somebody who has a despicable connection. That despicable connection (bratty younger brother, obnoxious uncle, older sister's bff)...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By raederle
700+ miles

(to the Gonna Be song by the Proclaimers...)

"Oh I would drive 700+ miles,
then I would drive 700+ miles more,
just to be the crazed-Internet-stalker who'd drive 1400 miles within 48 hours to see...
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By raederle
dishcloth

How about a dishcloth? And I don't mean just any garter stitch dishcloth, but one that lets you experiment with different stitch patterns. Tons of free patterns on the Internet, everyone can choose...
Forum: General Knitting 02-29-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By raederle
Superwash wool question

Wool (very, very soft wool) is best for babies because it is fire resistant, and when it gets wet, it doesn't stop insulating. But unless felting is your goal, hand washing wool is a pain and very...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,095
Posted By raederle
Chica, I think that songbirdy has given you the...

Chica, I think that songbirdy has given you the best advice in this matter.

YOU have to decide that her friendship is worth this aggravation. If your worth to her is as a free source of yarn and...
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By raederle
pencils

Round barrel pencils are in between US 10 - 10.5, and ubercheap.

Sharpen and rub the exposed wood with lots and lots of wax paper until really smooth.

Use light gray yarn to teach with - light so...
Forum: The Lounge 01-03-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By raederle
I'll have to try what GinnyG said about the foan...

I'll have to try what GinnyG said about the foan mattress topper next time. My family just came for the holidays and since nobody wanted to sleep on the 20+ year old sofa bed I got handed down from...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By raederle
I can't believe it!

Thanks guys, I think I've got it now. But I think the picture assumes that you've slipped the stitch knitwise first. And I was getting a yarnover doing it another way. I was just having difficulty...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By raederle
IANASweaterFinisher, but from Vogue Kntting,...

IANASweaterFinisher, but from Vogue Kntting, p.98:

"Most knitters follow this sequence when seaming a garment: Sew one or both shoulder seams, depending on the type of garment and the method you'll...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By raederle
I don't think you need to cut the yarn. Do you...

I don't think you need to cut the yarn.

Do you have picture of the finished sweater to look at? Is there an illustration with the pattern with inches marked out on it? Looking at it might help with...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By raederle
Purl through the back loop

Vogue Knitting, you fail me!

Okay, so given that I know how and have done Knit through the back loop many times, can someone help me with an explanation of purl through the back loop?

It just seems...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By raederle
Suggestion for Sheldon???

I'm thinking it's WAY presumptuous of me to make any suggestions, and truly I love you just the way you are, KH, but I tend to be a Sparklebrain, and full of ideas (most bad, a few decent) and...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,235
Posted By raederle
Ok....I give up!

I have been "waiting" for Ravelry, because I wanted to join once it was open to the public. (Something about not wanting to be on a waiting list, I'd rather have instant...
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By raederle
Xmas stockings: Get a jump on next year!

Okay, so I'm not terribly in love with our Christmas stockings, and the one for our 2yo doesn't match ours, so I'm in the market for a Knit Stocking pattern.

For those of you who recently made them...
Forum: The Lounge 12-13-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,017
Posted By raederle
not too keen on garter...

not too keen on garter stitch?
http://www.madisonknittersguild.org/p_faux_lace_scarf_lc.html

this scarf calls for worsted weight on 10.5s
Forum: The Lounge 12-12-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,366
Posted By raederle
Well, I didn't see them so I'll have a go: The...

Well, I didn't see them so I'll have a go:
The Roches is a group of sisters who sing close harmony and I just love their Xmas album We Three...
Forum: The Lounge 12-11-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,017
Posted By raederle
Bring pencils and smile sweetly if the FAs ask...

Bring pencils and smile sweetly if the FAs ask you to put them away, and agree nicely, as long as everyone else's writing implements are also put away.

Pencils are slightly bigger than a 10.5 US...
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