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Forum: General Knitting 12-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By KnittedRose
I'll try putting my marker right in front of the...

I'll try putting my marker right in front of the left needle when I stop. Perhaps that will help. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: General Knitting 12-09-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By KnittedRose
Problems stopping and starting with circular needles

I am learning to knit with circular needles. It is a simple cowl pattern with yarn overs and psso's . I marked my beginning spot with a marker. My problem comes when I put my knitting down and...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By KnittedRose
leather soles for felted slippers

I appreciate the answers, but now I'm confused. (wouldn't be the first time..probably won't be the last.) I'm not much of a seamstress, are you saying I should buy the soles a size smaller than...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-02-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By KnittedRose
leather bottoms for felted clogs

I made my DD a pair of felted clogs for her B-day, I wnat to put a leather sole on them. I know that Fiber Trends makes some that come up over the edge of the slipper a bit, but my LYS told me that...
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,918
Posted By KnittedRose
Gauge is what I had problems with. It still...

Gauge is what I had problems with. It still takes me many tries before I get it right. Right now I'm working on some clogs right now, it's hard to keep track of where I am, even with my stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 06-18-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By KnittedRose
update on my sock machine progress

Some of you may recall that in late March 09 I bought an antique sock cranking machine. It came with 6 lessons, so far I have had 2. It has been a challenge to learn, but I am progressing. I can...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By KnittedRose
How to make leather bottoms for clogs

I just made some felted clogs for my daughter, she wants leather bottoms on them so she can wear them outdoors. We have a leather outlet near us, I can buy scrap leather, enough for 2 soles, for...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,618
Posted By KnittedRose
I taught DH how to knit ( at his request) about 2...

I taught DH how to knit ( at his request) about 2 years ago. I too was shocked at his request to learn. It happen one Sunday afternoon when i was watching "Knitty Gritty" on TV. It was a very...
Forum: General Knitting 04-20-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By KnittedRose
This might sound kind of odd, but your problem...

This might sound kind of odd, but your problem may actually be in your arm. As a massage therapist and a knitter, I sometimes have pain in my hands, generally it is related to my arms. What you may...
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By KnittedRose
The cranking sock machines are a round cylinder...

The cranking sock machines are a round cylinder that sits on a round base, (it fastens to the table with clamps.) the base has gears on it that mesh with gears on the cranking handle on the side. ...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By KnittedRose
made my first pair of socks on my sock machine

About 3 weeks ago I bought an old cranking sock machine. I had my first lesson on it today, and although my head is still swimming
from it all, ( so much to learn..lots of things to watch for) I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,826
Posted By KnittedRose
Alexis, First of all I want to say good for you...

Alexis,
First of all I want to say good for you for not letting these health complications stop you from learning something new.:cheering: Knitting is a good way to build confidence and a great...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By KnittedRose
Many who knit, crochet, spin, weave, or do...

Many who knit, crochet, spin, weave, or do similar crafts, can have hand, neck, and shoulder issues. As a massage therapist, I would suggest that you try to find a good massage therapist that is...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By KnittedRose
Rachel, I agree, I had a hard time following the...

Rachel, I agree, I had a hard time following the you tube video even after the CSM demo. There is a nice narrated one at Maker Faire. Do a google search for "Antique sock machine at Maker Faire"...
Forum: General Knitting 03-14-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By KnittedRose
The demo was fascinating. I expected to be...

The demo was fascinating. I expected to be overwhelmed by the "mechanics" of it all, but i wasn't. Don't get me wrong, the mechanical part of it is important, but if the machine is restored and in...
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By KnittedRose
I'm pretty inept at mechanical things, it may be...

I'm pretty inept at mechanical things, it may be less frustrating to just stick to knitting socks by hand, although I must admit these machines and their history fascinate me. There is a company in...
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By KnittedRose
Anyone familiar with sock knitting machines

I recently came across info on sock knitting machines. They look pretty nifty, although maybe a bit tricky to master. Harmony still made one in the 1980's. Back in the late 1800's many families...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By KnittedRose
Thanks for your input. I want to use the wool...

Thanks for your input. I want to use the wool for felting. I'm not sure if it is super wash or not, I'll make sure to ask. I've been knitting for 2 years and sometimes I still feel like a...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By KnittedRose
Will finger weight wool felt?

I am not to familiar with yarn weight terminology . I have found a beautiful yarn online, it is a finger weight wool. Will finger weight wool felt? I know a wool rayon mix won't felt, but would...
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By KnittedRose
They are fiber trends. I don't mind the 3 needle...

They are fiber trends. I don't mind the 3 needle bind off when I do a single sole , but it is too cumbersome when doing the double sole. The pattern says to "loosely stitch up the center of the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By KnittedRose
Dh and I recently got a set of Denise Needles and...

Dh and I recently got a set of Denise Needles and we love them.
It's the first set of interchangeable needles we've used, so we have nothing to compare them to, but so far so good.
KR
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By KnittedRose
Just finished my clogs

I have my clogs done and felted. They turned out nice, a small bit of curling on one of them, (I forgot to stitch the outer sole down the middle, but it isn't noticeable when I have them on, and it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-28-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By KnittedRose
They look great. I hope the pair I am finishing...

They look great. I hope the pair I am finishing up looks as good. I didn't mind the triple needle bind off until I did it on the double sole. I think I'll try doing a leather bottom on my next...
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By KnittedRose
Hobby Lobby sells a backing for latch hook rugs...

Hobby Lobby sells a backing for latch hook rugs that is painted on. It dries white and can be washed within 2 weeks of application. Not sure about putting it in the dryer. I use it on the bottom...
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By KnittedRose
I think it is 6 of one opinion and a half dozen...

I think it is 6 of one opinion and a half dozen of the other. I have done quite a bit of felting. I usually use a few drops of dishwashing detergent and 1/4 to 1/2 t of olive oil. I have an old...
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