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Forum: Pattern Central 12-22-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,389
Posted By elfhelm
Help Me Knit a Cowl!

Hey there, long time, no see!

Now that holiday knitting is over (mostly, I swear!), I'm looking to knit myself a cowl for those cold walks to work.

Cowls seem simple enough, true, but I still have...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-18-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By elfhelm
Irish Hiking Scarf & Yarn Pr0n

Irish Hiking Scarf
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h111/holydread/IHS1.png

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h111/holydread/IHS2.jpg

& Pattern (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingscarfpf.htm)
&...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
YO2
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Posted By elfhelm
YO2

This seems like so basic a technique that I can't find information on it anywhere.

I understand that it means yarn over twice... but what does "twice" mean? Is it make one yarn over, then make...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,466
Posted By elfhelm
Hrm, I believe mine were: 1. Three Hogwarts...

Hrm, I believe mine were:

1. Three Hogwarts House scarves (I was insane to do three. Insane.)
2. "Official Kittyville Hat" from Stitch'N'Bitch
3. Stripped armwarmers in House colours

So basically,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By elfhelm
I've also knit all the scarves, but I certainly...

I've also knit all the scarves, but I certainly won't be wearing one this summer. It's warm enough in the dead of winter, I think I'd pass out if I wore it in July. Then again, all the parties I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By elfhelm
This was just a random event that was advertised...

This was just a random event that was advertised on facebook, lj communities, myspace, and the like. I think I may have seen some posters around my school's campus, as well. Halifax is a university...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By elfhelm
OT: On the way to my LYS...

...I stumbled into a Pillow Fight! Seriously. Ever been in one?

And they're...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-04-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By elfhelm
That's Just Swell!

Wow, the sizes for Knitty's Swell (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTswell.html) are messed up, huh? Or was it just me?

Anyway, photos/details available here (http://holydread.livejournal.com).
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-04-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By elfhelm
Knitty's Slingshot... kind of.

To teach myself stranding, I started off with something easy, the Slingshot (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTslingshot.html). Only I made it useful.

Photos/details: here...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By elfhelm
Colour Work Question

So, eight months after learning to knit and making a million Harry Potter scarves, too-small and too-large hats, I'm finally going to plunge into colour work. Something other than stripes, at...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-16-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By elfhelm
Holy crap. I've knitted four of these well (but...

Holy crap.

I've knitted four of these well (but no Ravenclaw! *pout*), so I know how much work and /time/ must have gone into them.

What colour is your Hufflepuff yellow, by the way? I ended up...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 03-16-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By elfhelm
I'm in Halifax, but group knitting is something...

I'm in Halifax, but group knitting is something I've yet to do.

There is a group called Knitting Out Loud, however, that meets at Uncommon Grounds frequently. There may be a Dartmouth one as well,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-22-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,043
Posted By elfhelm
I love this show! My favourite was when he was...

I love this show! My favourite was when he was trapped in bat poo in cave and started to quietly panic: "What a stupid way to die."

I like Worst Jobs in History better than Dirty Jobs, but the host...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-18-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By elfhelm
Cabled Hobo Bag Help

Has anyone here made this bag who can clarify the pattern for me?

I've bought the materials and everything, but I can't quite 'get' the pattern as it's written. Is it done in the round, or are the...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-11-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By elfhelm
LF: Non Felted Bag

I love the look of knitted bags, but I hate the fabric that felting produces. I am desperately craving a bag like this one...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-05-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By elfhelm
Scarf and Pretty Mitts

Thanks to everyone's encouragement when I posted my first FO, I bring you the things I have finished since. And I'm rather impressed with myself for churning out another one of these...
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,058
Posted By elfhelm
I'm going to have to go against popular opinion...

I'm going to have to go against popular opinion here and urge you away from Dell. Here's my story:

I had a Dell Inspiron notebook that I bought it in 2004 for University and I've regretted it ever...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,140
Posted By elfhelm
I'm left-handed and I've never had any problems...

I'm left-handed and I've never had any problems knitting English style. In fact, it's currently the only way I can knit. I don't think it really has a lot to do with favouring one hand over the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-02-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By elfhelm
Afraid of Flat Knitting

Yes, I admit it. I'm afraid to start that HiP scarf (http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_hipandsilkie.html) I want so much because it's not done in the round. >.< So far I have knitted three scarves,...
Forum: General Knitting 07-31-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,492
Posted By elfhelm
My first summer home from university was so long...

My first summer home from university was so long and boring that it very nearly drove me insane (four whole months?!) so I was determined not to let that happen this summer. I had made up a huge...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-30-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By elfhelm
Thumb Gusset

Yargh!

I finished my second pair of fingerless glove/mitt things tonight and it was complete with a thumb gusset (first time ever) ... kind of. Actually, it's not even a pair yet, just a lonely...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-28-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By elfhelm
Actually, I'm knitting a scarf right now with...

Actually, I'm knitting a scarf right now with both of them. My MC is Plymouth but my CC is Patons. I find that the Plymouth is slightly larger (fatter, wider?) than Patons but that it doesn't make...
Forum: General Knitting 07-26-2006, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By elfhelm
Bamboo Needles

Okay, I'm making a super-huge scarf on a bamboo circular and a pair of fingerless mitts on bamboo DPNs. This is the first time I've ever worked with bamboo for an extended period and I'm starting to...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By elfhelm
I have made two PoA scarves and have never had a...

I have made two PoA scarves and have never had a problem with the width. I don't think I even checked my gauge. *embarrassed* I used Paton's Decor for one (Slytherin) and TLC Essentials (Gryffindor)...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 07-21-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By elfhelm
So, whatever happened to the one that was in the...

So, whatever happened to the one that was in the quilting store in Quispamsis? If they bought Maggie's yarn, who got theirs? I found that they had a much better selection in Brown Sheep Co. yarn than...
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