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Forum: Crochet! 09-21-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,466
Posted By smartcat
I keep most of mine in a zippered make-up type...

I keep most of mine in a zippered make-up type case that I carry in my bag, but I keep duplicates in a mug near my work area which allows me access to the hooks to help me correct my knitting or...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By smartcat
You can cut the number of stitches, though I'm...

You can cut the number of stitches, though I'm not sure I would do everything in half. The finished backpack depth is only 4 1/2", I would keep that (33 rows on the base), but decrease the number of...
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By smartcat
I bought the 40" cord specifically to do magic...

I bought the 40" cord specifically to do magic loop with my denise needles. They also have a 54" cord depending on what you are planning to do.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-30-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By smartcat
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread (http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=29195) on the Crochetville, it tells and gives links to many different methods of crocheting squares together with flat...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-29-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By smartcat
It is not always possible to easily downsize an...

It is not always possible to easily downsize an adult pattern to a child's pattern. One possible way is to use smaller yarn and smaller needles. The other way is to work out the measurements and...
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2006, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,682
Posted By smartcat
Someone on my crochet forum found these finger...

Someone on my crochet forum found these finger lights to use in place of lighted hooks or needles.

http://vistawholesale.zoovy.com/product/FGLIGHT
Forum: General Knitting 07-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,888
Posted By smartcat
Rit Dye makes a product that is made to fade the...

Rit Dye makes a product that is made to fade the bled color out of whites, however it can lighten other colors. (You may be able to use it as a spot treatment perhaps.) It is called Color Remover and...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-21-2006, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By smartcat
Something that might work to fasten it around the...

Something that might work to fasten it around the legs is to make a separate piece (not as wide and the length of the knees to the feet) with buttons down both sides that can be added for additional...
Forum: General Knitting 07-21-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,692
Posted By smartcat
I just finished my first hat and boy did it go...

I just finished my first hat and boy did it go fast. It helps that the cast on is only 48 sts. They request that the hats be on the small size due to newborns in under developed countries being on...
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,864
Posted By smartcat
I have a 6 and 13 in purple and an 8 in light...

I have a 6 and 13 in purple and an 8 in light lavender.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By smartcat
If you have the problem of accidentally going to...

If you have the problem of accidentally going to far on your stitches and accidentally joining your knitting in the round, then place a stitch marker at the last stitch or just before to warn you...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By smartcat
Try local hobby stores for larger selections of...

Try local hobby stores for larger selections of dowels. They stock more dowel sizes for models and such.
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By smartcat
I have an Ott-light and migraines and actually...

I have an Ott-light and migraines and actually find it too intense for me (I have the small desk version). The Ott-lights are designed to correctly display true colors to make matching easier and...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-11-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By smartcat
Regarding gauge: the 4" measurement wouldn't...

Regarding gauge: the 4" measurement wouldn't change, the number of stitches you get in the 4" measurement would.

Smaller needles = more stitches
Larger needles = less stitches

To increase the size...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By smartcat
Personally, it would drive me crazy to send...

Personally, it would drive me crazy to send something off to be finished. I am too much of a control freak that even on group projects I have a problem relinquishing control. It would drive me nuts,...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By smartcat
Personally I like the Lacis...

Personally I like the Lacis (http://www.spinblessing.com/item.php?art=824649003006) type over the Royal (http://www.spinblessing.com/item.php?art=LCSAN36) type. The Lacis type just seems to me to be...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2006, 01:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,743
Posted By smartcat
I did a crocheted tank for my daughter and found...

I did a crocheted tank for my daughter and found that I had to read and reread the pattern stitch very carefully and take the directions very literally. I am pretty sure they were translated to...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,501
Posted By smartcat
Another possibilty is that the new bc could be...

Another possibilty is that the new bc could be messing with your body chemisty somehow. When I am on bc I am more lactose intolerant than when I am not. Different chemicals do different things to...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By smartcat
If you search the internet for both American...

If you search the internet for both American Crafts Institute or the Consumer Protection Alliance (the reputable consumer protection agency)on Yahoo, neither came up in the top ten and if either were...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-08-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By smartcat
Sometimes you can fake the size change by working...

Sometimes you can fake the size change by working on larger needles with slightly larger yarn. Though it is easier to downsize than upsize I have found. I frequently change the sizes of patterns by...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-07-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By smartcat
The difference between purl and garter is that...

The difference between purl and garter is that purl is a stitch and garter is the fabric formed from doing a stitch over and over.

When you purl you should have a bump on the side facing you and a V...
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By smartcat
I find that a good vitamin E cream with aloe in...

I find that a good vitamin E cream with aloe in it is great for helping it heal quickly and not peel quite so much, also helps with the itch of the drying skin. If you can find one that isn't oily,...
Forum: General Knitting 06-30-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By smartcat
I think it is a great idea to learn how to...

I think it is a great idea to learn how to crochet and to know how to do both, even if all you ever learn is just the basics. There are several knit patterns that ask you to crochet around the edge,...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-29-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By smartcat
Have you looked at this post/pattern...

Have you looked at this post/pattern http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14417

It is for a spiral sweater/shrug, but the collar is supposed to be generous enough to throw...
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By smartcat
It also helps to not have your elbow resting on...

It also helps to not have your elbow resting on any hard surface when you are knitting, crocheting or doing any activity. I find riding in the car for long periods with my elbow on the arm rest can...
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