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Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By IslandTime
Question Cast on for ribbing

Hi All,
I'm doing a tiny project - wrist warmers - and since I'd only done one project in the round before, using 2 circ's, I thought this would be a great opportunity to try out the dpn method. ...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-05-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By IslandTime
Well that's a lovely compliment :) If they're...

Well that's a lovely compliment :) If they're even, it's more by good luck than anything because I was totally focussing on the ITR experience haha.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-22-2014, 05:27 PM
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Views: 956
Posted By IslandTime
Hmmm, I dunno - you may be pushing it :p Gee I...

Hmmm, I dunno - you may be pushing it :p Gee I didn't know we were "neighbours" :) (ok, neighbors)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By IslandTime
Hi GG, Yes it's just that Vanna's Choice, machine...

Hi GG, Yes it's just that Vanna's Choice, machine wash & dry, so I could do that. I like Salmonmac's idea though, don't you? I'm going to try just putting a small towel inside it - not shaping or...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By IslandTime
Of course! Now why didn't I think of that? ;) ...

Of course! Now why didn't I think of that? ;) Not that a toque needs shaping, but I always think the sts look more smoothly finished, more "relaxed", after blocking. I've only done doll clothes up...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By IslandTime
FO's, finally, lol

Hi All! I haven't been around for awhile cause I just haven't had enough knitting time to produce anything - got involved in another project. The bits of time I did find finally got the job done...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Hi back, and welcome! You'll love KH, it's a...

Hi back, and welcome! You'll love KH, it's a great place, and everyone's so friendly and helpful - you've probably already discovered that :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By IslandTime
Thumbs up Beautiful!! Well done :thumbsup:

Beautiful!! Well done :thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By IslandTime
I always use circular needles. When doing...

I always use circular needles. When doing something flat, just pretend they aren't joined :)
Forum: How-to Questions 01-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By IslandTime
I'm doing the same thing, right now, but I'm...

I'm doing the same thing, right now, but I'm using the method that uses 2 sets of circular needles, which gets around that problem.

With just one circular, I'm pretty sure you have to switch to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Your feelings about cast on methods is helpful...

Your feelings about cast on methods is helpful for me, because I'm pretty sure I'm the opposite - casting on and knitting too loosely. So maybe increasing my tension will mean I can stay with my...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Of course…I knew that :rofl:

Of course…I knew that :rofl:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
It's ripping out some of the work. But I think...

It's ripping out some of the work. But I think your interpretation makes WAY more sense - good one! :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Thanks! I thought I'd never find a use for that...

Thanks! I thought I'd never find a use for that old yarn, but it does make a cozy scarf.

I have to envy those who can knit while they watch tv - ;) and I can imagine what I'd end up with - frog,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
- "a rich interior life" - good one - I must work...

- "a rich interior life" - good one - I must work on that :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Mine was a sable, too. He looked like the one on...

Mine was a sable, too. He looked like the one on the far right, except his ears stood straight up like the rest of yours do :) Good thought about adjusting the slot…Thanks!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
That's an old Merit Phentex yarn I've had for...

That's an old Merit Phentex yarn I've had for years. And years. Back when I thought I'd crochet a striped afghan from it - so I bought quite a few colours. I did one afghan in a baby yarn when my...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
LOL, I think this darn thing spent 2 years in my...

LOL, I think this darn thing spent 2 years in my car :rofl:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
OMG I love "SABLE"! I'm going to increase my...

OMG I love "SABLE"!
I'm going to increase my tension a bit - the knit co is sure not stiff when I do it. iow, my knitting is a little on the sloppy side. And I'm going to try your ltco anyway,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
HA! A strategist! :) Nice plan! Good to learn...

HA! A strategist! :) Nice plan! Good to learn self-discipline :thumbsup:

Yes, I always have 2 projects going. This was my "car project" - it lives in one of those reusable grocery bags in the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Oh no kidding, in Nanaimo? I haven't been able...

Oh no kidding, in Nanaimo? I haven't been able to find one friend here who's a knitter! There is a lys though, so I did know I can't be the only one, LOL.

Haven't been to Oyster Bay but it's...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-31-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
Yes, photography's a popular hobby here. Where...

Yes, photography's a popular hobby here. Where have you visited around here? I imagine Southern California is beautiful too. The farthest south I've been on the west coast is Santa Rosa, my Mom's...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-31-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By IslandTime
My Boring Scarf

Yes, thought I'd die of boredom before I finished it. I'd never knit a scarf before so i learned a couple of things, LOL.

It'll be handy though, and I actually think that stitch makes kind of a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-31-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By IslandTime
Lucky bff!! Nice work :)

Lucky bff!! Nice work :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By IslandTime
I'll be digging in to my old photos soon, cause I...

I'll be digging in to my old photos soon, cause I have a project I need to work on with them - I'll pull out my sheltie pics and send them to you then. "Ruffi" was such an important part of my life...
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