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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-01-2009, 01:04 PM
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Views: 1,389
Posted By marlajap
A pattern named after me?

I must find this pattern. I must. I must knit it. Yesterday. ;) :yay:
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By marlajap
A lot of people that I know on Ravelry are crazy...

A lot of people that I know on Ravelry are crazy about SWS, particularly for felted things, like purses and such. They treat it as a suitable (less expensive) yarn sub for that which would normally...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By marlajap
Ouchies...

I'm an English knitter, too, and I certainly did do the pushing thing for quite some time when I was learning. My Harmony and Options needles pretty well broke me of the habit of pushing with the...
Forum: General Knitting 11-24-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By marlajap
Tell your husband what I would perceive to be the...

Tell your husband what I would perceive to be the truth at this moment in time - that people would be unwilling to pay a high price for any hand-crafted items at this time, due to the economic...
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,561
Posted By marlajap
Mine already has the new colors of Caron Simply...

Mine already has the new colors of Caron Simply Soft in stock. It's a new kind of SS - "Eco", which has been made (partly) with recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. A little less shiny than...
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By marlajap
It's true, lacy stuff does look better after...

It's true, lacy stuff does look better after blocking:

Before and...
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By marlajap
Well, the $100 expense aside, there's nothing...

Well, the $100 expense aside, there's nothing inherently wrong with liking to use dpns. There's little or nothing, sock-wise, that you can do on circs that can't also be done on dpns. You can do...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-13-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,095
Posted By marlajap
I am no expert, of course, but it sounds like you...

I am no expert, of course, but it sounds like you are shaping armholes for the back of the cardigan or either front or back of a pullover. If so, then you are shaping two armholes at once. In that...
Forum: General Knitting 10-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,770
Posted By marlajap
I found these two through ravelry (links are not...

I found these two through ravelry (links are not to rav, but to the PDFs of the free pattern:...
Forum: General Knitting 10-12-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,930
Posted By marlajap
I'm almost embarrassed to say that I haven't...

I'm almost embarrassed to say that I haven't spent as much time here since I joined Ravelry and discovered the forums there. Although the many different forums can seem a bit impersonal at first, I...
Forum: General Knitting 08-12-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By marlajap
In a word, yes!

Have I ever been bested by a pattern? Um, yeah. Repeatedly. By lots of different patterns. I'm still an adventurous beginner, I guess you could say, knitting less than a year, but have crocheted...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By marlajap
My sons, who are 20 and almost 13, would not be...

My sons, who are 20 and almost 13, would not be tickled to get hand-knitted anything for Christmas, unfortunately. My sons, much to my regret, are electronically-overpriveleged brats when it comes...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By marlajap
Circular needles can be used to knit things in...

Circular needles can be used to knit things in the round, yes, such as a cap or a sweater, for instance, that will need no or just a little bit of seam work to complete. Circular needles are also...
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,049
Posted By marlajap
Agree, agree, agree!

I think that there is, indeed, a time and place for everything. I am lucky enough that, although I do work full-time, I am part of a virtual team, so all of our meetings are by telephone and/or...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By marlajap
switch to larger needles, maybe?

I'm fairly new at socks, too, just working on my 4th pair (and frogging my way through three different yarns, so far, because I can't seem to concentrate this week...what's so hard about a FIVE...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By marlajap
:roflhard: ROFL!! The visual here has me in...

:roflhard: ROFL!! The visual here has me in stitches! (pun intended)
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By marlajap
non-wool sock yarns - a struggle, but they are out there

Hi, all! For those of you, like the OP, who have family members or friends who can't wear wool but would love handknitted socks...I am allergic to wool, so I not only can't wear it, I can't even...
Forum: General Knitting 06-26-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By marlajap
Just get the KP sizer...

I recently gave in and bought the KP view sizer. I have three or so US/metric sizers, which never seemed to get my KPs correctly. I have one that I picked up at a yard sale that was a metric-only...
Forum: General Knitting 06-26-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By marlajap
Hmmm. Well, there are a couple of solutions to...

Hmmm. Well, there are a couple of solutions to that - first, a shorter-cabled circular needle might help - I think hats usually work best on 16" or shorter circulars, but don't quote me on that,...
Forum: General Knitting 06-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,166
Posted By marlajap
Tofutsies = nope!

I think it's Tofutsies, and sadly, it is 50% wool, so that would be a no-go for someone who is allergic, as I am. One does have to be careful when looking at "Cotton" sock yarns, as they are often up...
Forum: General Knitting 06-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
Posted By marlajap
Agree that there's more to customer service than complaints & parts

I work for a global outsourcing company. Among our many talents, we provide contact center services for companies all over the world. I work in that particular business, and know from almost 10 years...
Forum: General Knitting 06-05-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By marlajap
suzeeq correctly notes that row gauge will not...

suzeeq correctly notes that row gauge will not matter in most patterns, since they usually tell you to knit until your piece measures "X" inches and then do "Y". However, there are some patterns...
Forum: General Knitting 06-04-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By marlajap
My special knitting chair...

I have neck and back issues from a 30 year old case of whiplash, followed by a 25 year old instance of rotator cuff damage. Suffice it to say that I am never, ever pain free in the upper right...
Forum: General Knitting 06-04-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By marlajap
Similar situation here - I had begun to crochet...

Similar situation here - I had begun to crochet again, needing something to do at night besides surf the 'net and watch TV. My 12 year old son is one of those kids that, regardless of any gender...
Forum: General Knitting 06-04-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By marlajap
Maddison - can you post the link to that...

Maddison - can you post the link to that extremely helpful website? Since I'm allergic to wool, I nearly always find myself having to do a yarn substitution, so this site sounds like a winner for me!
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