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Forum: General Knitting 11-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By Shavon
Knitting related Christmas suggestions

I know many of us spend so much time working on knitted Christmas gifts for others, but I want to know what kinds of knitting related items you are asking for on YOUR Christmas lists!

I'm trying to...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By Shavon
Wow, I find that soooooo funny, and this is why:...

Wow, I find that soooooo funny, and this is why: when I bought my sets of bamboo dpns, my husband asked me why in the world I was knitting with bamboo skewers!! :teehee: Of course I got on his...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 11-03-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 196,784
Posted By Shavon
:waving: Another NC person over here! I...

:waving: Another NC person over here! I currently live in Greensboro, although I've lived all over the Carolinas it seems: hometown and family in Rocky Mount, spent 2 years at a residential high...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-01-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,238
Posted By Shavon
Hooray - a KAL I can actually join! :cheering:...

Hooray - a KAL I can actually join! :cheering:

I'm in the midst of Christmas knitting, and I had already planned to tackle a pair of socks for my dad. Got the yarn for that yesterday.

I also...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-29-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By Shavon
Simple purse in Berroco Suede?

I'm deciding to venture out and try some nicer yarn to knit a gift for a secret Santa friend. This person is fairly trendy, so I wanted to try something a little "different", and I wanted to do a...
Forum: General Knitting 10-24-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Shavon
Congrats on breaking out your Needlemaster! I...

Congrats on breaking out your Needlemaster! I got mine using a 50% off coupon at A.C. Moore and I absolutely LOVE it. And the hot water on the cords really does help - I have no idea where I first...
Forum: General Knitting 10-24-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,659
Posted By Shavon
You know, I was wondering exactly the same thing...

You know, I was wondering exactly the same thing when I saw that pattern. It looked so pretty with just the stockinette stitch, but I also worried about the curling and wondered if I would create a...
Forum: General Knitting 10-24-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,526
Posted By Shavon
Woohoo, this makes me happy - I have been...

Woohoo, this makes me happy - I have been drooling over some of those Options circular and dpns for several weeks, and at least now I can tell myself I have a reason to start investing in some of...
Forum: General Knitting 10-23-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,526
Posted By Shavon
I'm new to this sock thing (for months I was one...

I'm new to this sock thing (for months I was one of those 'socks look too hard' people too!) so my first real pair I'm working on now are with worsted weight, size 6 needles. Which is fine now that...
Forum: General Knitting 10-22-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By Shavon
I showed the Doctor Who scarf website to my...

I showed the Doctor Who scarf website to my husband and now he is all about me making him one of these scarves! Especially since the scarf is from the Tom Baker era, because it seems as though he is...
Forum: General Knitting 10-22-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By Shavon
And this is another reason why I love my job: I...

And this is another reason why I love my job: I spend my time sitting on the floor with a bag of toys, evaluating toddlers and preschool kids, so my "work clothes" consist mainly of comfortable tops...
Forum: General Knitting 10-21-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By Shavon
Do I really have to hand wash?

Sigh. I have realized that I have completely and totally fallen in love with merino wool. But so far, the only reason I knit with it is for felted items, because I also absolutely LOVE felting! I...
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,275
Posted By Shavon
I'm an INTJ - It's great to see so many...

I'm an INTJ - It's great to see so many others!

Introverted 33%
Intuitive 62%
Thinking 25%
Judging 44%

I know I've taken this test many times before for school (I have an undergrad and grad...
Forum: General Knitting 09-18-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,701
Posted By Shavon
http://images.quizilla.com/L/larissmix/1077232917_...

http://images.quizilla.com/L/larissmix/1077232917_pink.jpg
You are pink aluminum.Retro, straightforward and fun, you love classic things. If they're 99 cents at Goodwill all the better! You are moved...
Forum: General Knitting 09-11-2006, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,573
Posted By Shavon
My husband used to heckle me a lot when I first...

My husband used to heckle me a lot when I first started. And he still does sometimes - when I'm knitting and talking on the phone to my friend who is also knitting or when I'm trying to set up...
Forum: General Knitting 09-11-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,282
Posted By Shavon
:woohoo: Congrats on getting the job!! That is...

:woohoo: Congrats on getting the job!! That is great news!! You have to tell us what kinds of things you decide to do for the class. Wow, what a fun job that will be!
Forum: General Knitting 09-11-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,587
Posted By Shavon
Cookworm, the pattern really isn't that bad! I...

Cookworm, the pattern really isn't that bad! I did place the stitch markers in the places they suggested (separating the border and between each 18 stitch sequence) because without those markers I...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,587
Posted By Shavon
I saw the Light and Lofty and thought it might be...

I saw the Light and Lofty and thought it might be another one to try instead of Homespun. It looked very similar, I just wish it came in more color varieties!

Okay, I have a confession to make...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-03-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By Shavon
I haven't actually made this one yet, but I...

I haven't actually made this one yet, but I really want to try it and I think this is the kind of thing you're wanting:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/mu_shu/mu_shu.html

Not exactly the colors...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By Shavon
I definitely agree with you about using the big...

I definitely agree with you about using the big needles. I love knitting on big needles because I love knitting blankets and they go SO much faster on larger needles! That's great you know what you...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By Shavon
I read about this a few weeks ago and I'm...

I read about this a few weeks ago and I'm definitely making some hats. I also convinced one of my friends to try one of these, and she just learned to knit a few weeks ago! We're planning another...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,587
Posted By Shavon
THANK YOU so much for all of your suggestions! ...

THANK YOU so much for all of your suggestions!

I still really don't like the Homespun much at all, but I decided to go ahead and give my afghan another try. But I'm doing a few things...
Forum: General Knitting 08-30-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,587
Posted By Shavon
Homespun yarn substitution?

Let me first say that I was very happy when I did a search of posts on this site and found out that I was not alone in my dislike of working with Lion Brand Homespun yarn!

Several months ago, I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-22-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7,414
Views: 1,403,047
Posted By Shavon
Hi all! I'm 27 years old and I taught myself how...

Hi all!

I'm 27 years old and I taught myself how to knit about 2 months ago using the videos from here - I absolutely love, love, love this site!!! Thank you, Amy!! :notworthy:

My husband had...
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