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Forum: General Knitting 07-31-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By meg9
I sell things from my own patterns. It cuts down...

I sell things from my own patterns. It cuts down on the number of different things I can sell (since I'm not a very experienced pattern person yet) but it seems to be the easiest way to sell my...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,389
Posted By meg9
Okay, THAT's scary. And why did the desc make it...

Okay, THAT's scary.

And why did the desc make it sound like it had some not so PG rated purposes? Ick.
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By meg9
Craftster is very informative.

Craftster is very informative.
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,543
Posted By meg9
Oh, I have 2 big bags full of yarn that I've been...

Oh, I have 2 big bags full of yarn that I've been hoping to donate someplace

(You don't know if they would be willing to pay for the shipping, do you? I'm in Maryland and it's easily 25 pounds of...
Forum: General Knitting 06-26-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,334
Posted By meg9
Homespun was the first yarn I bought in large...

Homespun was the first yarn I bought in large enough quantity for a sweater project, I was planning on the hoodie on the label. At the time, I thought it was really pretty, and I loved the texture...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By meg9
Their laceweight is discontinued. So yes, if you...

Their laceweight is discontinued. So yes, if you love it, it was worth the price :)

That's how I try to think about yarn on ebay, sometimes there are clear bargains (like buying colinette from UK...
Forum: General Knitting 06-01-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By meg9
After ruining a knotty shine skein once, I now...

After ruining a knotty shine skein once, I now knit from the outside tail, and when the ball gets small enough, I use the inner tail to roll into a regular (not CP) ball.
I've heard that knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,056
Posted By meg9
I've got 2. Beeps and Mason. Beeps was a tiny...

I've got 2. Beeps and Mason. Beeps was a tiny stray found by a coworker, and 7 years later? She's a huge happy maine coon who likes to trill instead of meow.

Mason is an orange cat (Are all orange...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By meg9
Yeah, shine would be really cute I bet. Or maybe...

Yeah, shine would be really cute I bet.
Or maybe all seasons cotton (if you can hit a sale)
Twisted sister is pricey and hard to find in my area (east coast) that skirt in that book is ADORABLE, but...
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By meg9
Purl?

Purl?
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By meg9
Some yarn stores offer finishing services, where...

Some yarn stores offer finishing services, where you can pay them to sew your seams for you if you truly truly hate it.

But I agree, a sewing machine isn't really the best way to sew those handknit...
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,333
Posted By meg9
I love my denises, mostly because you have every...

I love my denises, mostly because you have every size right there, and can switch easily to a bigger needle to bind off and etc. I probably would not purchase similar needles individually, they...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-25-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By meg9
Roving can be pretty inexpensive, so you may want...

Roving can be pretty inexpensive, so you may want to start there with some prepared roving and a hand spindle?
Unless you can get your hands on a free or very inexpensive used wheel? Because they...
Forum: General Knitting 04-23-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By meg9
CUTE! I usually like the spring and summer...

CUTE!
I usually like the spring and summer issues the best. I've just started the bonsai tunic from the spring today (with Rowan Cotton Glace) and the stitch pattern is a lot of fun.
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By meg9
I put it aside and start something else that does...

I put it aside and start something else that does excite me.

Like right now I have the cover sweater from fitted knits OTN, and it is so pretty and nearly finished, but I'm bored to tears with it,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By meg9
You'll probably want to call them. They are...

You'll probably want to call them. They are backed up because of the sale, so it does take longer to get most orders right now, but they are very very responsive.

I just love webs! I visit every 4...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By meg9
I always stretch my strap first when I block it,...

I always stretch my strap first when I block it, and then line with a heavy fabric like cotton trigger, machine sew all the way around and down the middle of the strap. it cannot stretch a centimeter...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By meg9
yes, they are the same, the ryc line is for more...

yes, they are the same, the ryc line is for more classic standard yarns, while the Rowan label has some standards, like cotton glace, but also some funky yarns that go into production for a couple of...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By meg9
The store down the street from me is STAYING...

The store down the street from me is STAYING OPEN!!! As are all of the MD Stores if the list is correct :)


I'm so happy, because I just got a sewing machine and have just started sewing. :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 03-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,786
Posted By meg9
You can also thread a circular needle through...

You can also thread a circular needle through each stitch of the row you'll begin to knit with before you unravel. That's what I do because I'm terrified of dropping a stitch when I have to tink back...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,230
Posted By meg9
did you know that you can get a paypal visa debit...

did you know that you can get a paypal visa debit card? It isn't a credit card, but allows you to make purchases with it and take money out from an atm from your paypal account. Next best thing to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,661
Posted By meg9
I knit alot of tanktops, and short sleeve tops.

I knit alot of tanktops, and short sleeve tops.
Forum: General Knitting 03-14-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By meg9
I would love it if they incorporated more of the...

I would love it if they incorporated more of the old format into the new. Like if they could list the project's gauge on the big Layout picture? So I can think about the yarns I'd like to use without...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,974
Posted By meg9
You can do it! Seriously, you can! But it will...

You can do it! Seriously, you can! But it will take more than a couple of days.
I was so frustrated with it at first that I wanted to throw it out! But after a while it started to make more sense...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,974
Posted By meg9
Is your machine level? Is the yarn free enough...

Is your machine level? Is the yarn free enough so you don't have to tug it away from the ball? Is the keyplate too small for the type of yarn you are using? What type of yarn is it? I found that...
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