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Forum: General Knitting 10-01-2013, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Jemm
My comment was directed at the difference in...

My comment was directed at the difference in sharpness between the two Options versions with the newer set being slightly more blunt in case the op was not aware. It was also directed more...
Forum: General Knitting 10-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Jemm
Smile I have the newer Options set and I'm completely...

I have the newer Options set and I'm completely smitten. I'm a new knitter and have already gone through acrylic (Trendz), then Chiaogoo fixed bamboo circulars, and finally made the right decision...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-30-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Jemm
Talking I just fell in love with that design and the...

I just fell in love with that design and the color combination. I ordered 6 matching colors from KP palette (this was a fun exercise as they have about 150 colors and you could probably get away with...
Forum: General Knitting 09-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jemm
I particularly love magic loop since I get to use...

I particularly love magic loop since I get to use my metal circulars and the yarn just glides. Even though I have to stop, as you indicated halfway through each row, the time to get the rest done...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-29-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Jemm
Tulip Socks - free pattern

For cuff down sock knitters, or for the fair-isle design on your own toe-up recipe. Very cute!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tulip-socks-3
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Lightbulb Synthrapol Fabric Detergent

I wanted to post about this for anyone that has had problems in the past with colors bleeding into their whites, or for anyone that avoids mixing white cottons with reds (or any other dark...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jemm
I had my eye on that one as well. Like you I got...

I had my eye on that one as well. Like you I got a great bargain on the holidays book including shipping ;)
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
I hesitated with Bernat at first since I thought...

I hesitated with Bernat at first since I thought that I didn't have that second shade of red. It turns out they have a burgundy in the smaller size - a little bit on the dark side but might still...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jemm
Knitluck, I thought you should know tonight I...

Knitluck,

I thought you should know tonight I had a look at that book and realized I bought one just the other day by the same...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Understood, the colors are gorgeous and I have...

Understood, the colors are gorgeous and I have worked with this yarn before. What puts me off about mercerized is the shine but I might be willing to give it a try on another towels project. I think...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jemm
Wasn't thinking that at all Charlotte, no...

Wasn't thinking that at all Charlotte, no worries. I'm probably going to attempt the Top-down version of Humble Sock (the link I posted right below toe-up with flap), that is if by the time I'm ready...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Jan I'm so glad I caught this before I signed...

Jan I'm so glad I caught this before I signed off. Will not be looking at those then since I'm too worried about the red mixing with the white.

You are right about the mercerized cotton, I don't...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jemm
Thanks for posting that one by Melanie. I'd love...

Thanks for posting that one by Melanie. I'd love to look that one up later, sounds great!
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jemm
Claire I must have missed this post when I saw...

Claire I must have missed this post when I saw your last one, I do apologize.

The one I received about a week ago was Zimmerman's "Knitting Without Tears". I have mixed feelings about it. What made...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Okay, so far Knit Picks "Dishie" is in the lead...

Okay, so far Knit Picks "Dishie" is in the lead since Bernat didn't have my colors :pout:

Dishie costs slightly more than Bernat cotton, but not by much. Bernat on sale now for about $8 and that's...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-26-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jemm
Charlotte this comment might interest you -- one...

Charlotte this comment might interest you -- one user had this to say about Liat's pattern:



http://www.ravelry.com/projects/vyep/basic-toe-up-socks-with-a-heel-flap---fingering-weight-yarn

I've...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-26-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jemm
That part was confusing to me as well. When you...

That part was confusing to me as well. When you look at the fo's that flap part of the socks look to me like they wrap around the heel. The miniature might be too small to reflect how the flap truly...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Post Thanks Sakura! I'm looking closely at that one...

Thanks Sakura! I'm looking closely at that one since I like their red and white. They're on sale now in case you didn't know with free shipping:)

I'm still missing a third color from them (they...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Great suggestions Charlotte, I'll take a peek at...

Great suggestions Charlotte, I'll take a peek at Ebay later on in the day and see what I can find.

How did I forget Hobby Lobby?:doh: I did take a look earlier today after checking in real quick....
Forum: How-to Questions 09-26-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jemm
You're so welcome! Glad I could help, I'd love to...

You're so welcome! Glad I could help, I'd love to know how they turn out.

Socks without a pattern?
I'm speechless :notworthy:

With the holidays coming up I don't know when I can start them, but...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jemm
Talking Cotton Yarn qualities for kitchen towels/rags

I'm thinking about making some dishtowels for my mom and myself. The pattern I chose recommends Blue Sky organic cotton (love their colors) but I'd rather go with something a bit more economical. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-25-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jemm
I wish I knew, although that makes perfect sense....

I wish I knew, although that makes perfect sense. I believe there are quite a few knitters that prefer socks without the flap since it might thicken the heel a bit.

Sock knitting to me is like...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-25-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jemm
Hi GG, I'm not sure if this is what you're...

Hi GG, I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for or even if it helps. I've not attempted socks as of yet, but I'd stumbled upon this top-down pattern months ago and remembered it had a toe up...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-14-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By Jemm
It's done. Binding off one more at the beginning...

It's done. Binding off one more at the beginning of the armhole was easier than I thought, and since I hadn't gotten to the front yet I was having trouble visualizing it.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By Jemm
Question Advice on a sweater decrease

This is my third vest using this pattern:
http://blueskyalpacas.com/patterns/mens-striped-vest/

The fo's look great and fit very well with a modern look since there is very little ease. There's a...
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