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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 11:24 PM
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Posted By Becky Morgan
Oh, my. No wonder you're stressed out! Do...

Oh, my. No wonder you're stressed out!

Do yourself a favor. Make your new yarn light-colored (so you can see your stitches), fairly smooth and sturdy enough that it won't fall apart if you need to...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Becky Morgan
I couldn't believe this works, because the...

I couldn't believe this works, because the technique was part of a TV commercial for microfiber towels when they were new, but it does...
Wash just as you describe, then roll up in a microfiber towel...
Forum: Crochet! 04-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Becky Morgan
Count your increases and decreases. There should...

Count your increases and decreases. There should be the same number of each. It's not a complicated pattern once you get it going and it's obvious where the increases and decreases go, but it's hard...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 265
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you're wrapping the yarn around your finger/s...

If you're wrapping the yarn around your finger/s to control tension, try not doing that. I don't, and I knit continental. Some people need to, some don't. If I do, it gets everything way too...
Forum: The Lounge 04-04-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Becky Morgan
This is one of my favorite things to do with...

This is one of my favorite things to do with those neat buttons where you only have one or two left on a card. I use the shank ones, but you *can* use the ones with holes.
Pick out about 25 of them....
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Becky Morgan
That's incredible (and your patterns are...

That's incredible (and your patterns are beautiful.) Thank you and congratulations!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Becky Morgan
It's the second. Knit to end (or whatever pattern...

It's the second. Knit to end (or whatever pattern to the end of the row or round) is one row. When you turn, or pass the marker if you're working in the round, you're working another row/round.

It...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Becky Morgan
I have no suggestions because Charlotte had good...

I have no suggestions because Charlotte had good ones, but what a cool project! (Yes, I'm a Civil War buff.)
Forum: The Lounge 03-01-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Becky Morgan
Remember, cats hide illness. You didn't know...

Remember, cats hide illness. You didn't know because he made sure you didn't. Vets are pretty good at judging when an animal has had enough, and you know you did the right thing. This way, he didn't...
Forum: The Lounge 02-27-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Becky Morgan
Don't feel guilty. If he's not moving around and...

Don't feel guilty. If he's not moving around and enjoying himself, it's probably time. Having the vet check him out first is a good idea, because there's always the chance that he's sick from...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Becky Morgan
Mainly just make sure you don't increase too much...

Mainly just make sure you don't increase too much in any one spot.

Divide the stitches you have (80) by the stitches you need to increase (25) and you'll get 3.2. The easiest way to manage is to...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-05-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Becky Morgan
My favorite pattern gets as far as the bottom of...

My favorite pattern gets as far as the bottom of the ribbing around the ankle, then uses a few short rows to make the top of the foot. If you learn those now, on a tiny project, you'll be glad when...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Becky Morgan
Just increase 12 stitches instead of 14, and...

Just increase 12 stitches instead of 14, and you'll be good to go. They don't have to be perfectly spaced if there's no pattern to deal with. 9x12=108, so if you increase in every ninth stitch and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'm pretty fond of mitered squares. They're join...

I'm pretty fond of mitered squares. They're join as you go and, if worked in garter, make a nice thick blanket.

Since you have just about a month to do this, think about multiple strands. Also, I'm...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'd say provisional cast on and graft, too. That...

I'd say provisional cast on and graft, too. That looks warm and quick to knit, which might be really important for the next two or three days!
Forum: Crochet! 01-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Becky Morgan
By George, I think you've got it :) Think about...

By George, I think you've got it :)

Think about this, too: a fairly "solid" (i.e. not too many big holes) doily makes a beautiful afghan if you work it in worsted. Half of a round doily makes a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Becky Morgan
You're binding off the nine stitches in the...

You're binding off the nine stitches in the center of the thingy, so I think the last "turn" might be a mistake.
Forum: General Knitting 12-16-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By Becky Morgan
A really good yarn shop has many more kinds of...

A really good yarn shop has many more kinds of yarn than a Michaels. There are a lot of online vendors that have good stuff, too.

I can't use wool (drat! my husband offered to get me a wheel for...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-30-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Becky Morgan
DROPS Christmas Calendar 2013!

:woohoo:
I'm such a little kid about this. There's a new free pattern every day, usually something small you can finish by Christmas:
http://www.garnstudio.com/julekalender.php?lang=us
Forum: How-to Questions 11-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Becky Morgan
Check out magic loop videos, or do what I do and...

Check out magic loop videos, or do what I do and just slide the excess part of the cord halfway down the row of stitches. Work those, finagle the needle around to where it should be, and so on. I...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-24-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Becky Morgan
There's a way to do it that lays in those eyelets...

There's a way to do it that lays in those eyelets for the ribbon, but I warn you, you're going to have to think a little. It's not hard, just something I've seen people trip over. If you have any...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-05-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By Becky Morgan
I don't do the two-handed thing. What works for...

I don't do the two-handed thing. What works for me is carrying one yarn over my index finger and the other over the middle. YMMV, of course.
Fair Isle really is not hard (and that's a cute little...
Forum: Crochet! 11-05-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Becky Morgan
Could "nextsk st"actually be "next sk st" as in...

Could "nextsk st"actually be "next sk st" as in "next skipped stitch"?
Forum: Crochet! 10-31-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Becky Morgan
You probably know this, but... The bobbles are...

You probably know this, but...
The bobbles are essentially five dc worked into the same stitch, only they're all incomplete. You hold the last loops, then when you have all of them you yo and pull...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-20-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you measure your back neck length, then...

If you measure your back neck length, then measure across your slightly hunched shoulders and down as far as you want it on your arms, that'll give you the size of rectangle. Figure your gauge on...
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