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Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By lenaznap
I probably won't worry about gauge matching the...

I probably won't worry about gauge matching the written pattern for an afghan at all, but would want similar density and drape for the edging (maybe slightly stiffer is ok) so would certainly swatch...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By lenaznap
OOOh, these look soo nice Leisure Arts #3137, Big...

OOOh, these look soo nice Leisure Arts #3137, Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/leisure-arts-3137-big-book-of-quick-knit-afghans/patterns) ... interesting to...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By lenaznap
Thanks! I've been doing this for about a year...

Thanks!

I've been doing this for about a year now, luckily no mishaps, perhaps this is due to the quality of the Options cables, since I apparently have not been treating them gently.

I think fear...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By lenaznap
I use stitch markers that are little plastic...

I use stitch markers that are little plastic circles similar to these (http://www.joann.com/images/14/62/9/xprd146299_z.jpg).

Since they are used as stitch markers, the diameter of the circles are...
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By lenaznap
When I do magic loop, about half the time I slip...

When I do magic loop, about half the time I slip a stitch marker at the beginning of each half of the round to make it easier to fish the loop out when it goes back into the stitches (as when trying...
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By lenaznap
Yes, love it! I am sure I learned about it...

Yes, love it!

I am sure I learned about it through this forum too.

Last fall I made a stranded hot water bottle cozy and as many errors I made in planning that project (somehow it didn't occur to...
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By lenaznap
The youtube videos of fastish knitting that I am...

The youtube videos of fastish knitting that I am always fascinated to watch are those that demonstrate knitting methods that I don't usually see or read about.

I hope to try them sometime even if...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By lenaznap
I still got the extra big loop at the end when...

I still got the extra big loop at the end when doing long tail cast on when I was beginning. (actually I still do sometimes, I think whatever slack that comes out of the casted on stitches gets added...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By lenaznap
I remember that happening when I was first...

I remember that happening when I was first learning. I can't remember what I did differently then versus now. The only thing I can think of is when I was learning I had problems with inconsistent...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By lenaznap
When I have seen "no stitch" indicated in a chart...

When I have seen "no stitch" indicated in a chart it has meant either you have decreased in a previous row or will increase in a future row and is a placeholder. So I have just knitted the next...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,707
Posted By lenaznap
It's kinda like taking a book on an airplane with...

It's kinda like taking a book on an airplane with you so your seatmate will be less likely to strike up a conversation when you aren't in the mood. When your eyes & attention are on something (book,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By lenaznap
The other responses answer all your questions but...

The other responses answer all your questions but this one:



If you have 38 stitches on your left needle, then knit 25 stitches, you will have 13 stitches on the left needle and 25 stitches on the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-25-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,218
Posted By lenaznap
This looks amazing. I know I won't be making it...

This looks amazing. I know I won't be making it this year, but it has landed in my mental queue.

I'm working on an aran "square" I found on ravelry now that may end up in some sort of blanket at...
Forum: General Knitting 01-21-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By lenaznap
From the photo it looks like knit one row purl...

From the photo it looks like knit one row purl one row (looks great for a new knitter, I know my gauge as a new knitter was nowhere near that even!)

but from the original description


If there is...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,797
Posted By lenaznap
I just saw the Brava acrylic in a knitpicks...

I just saw the Brava acrylic in a knitpicks newsletter thingy! I am deliberately not going to that site because of it since I know that whatever I decide to get there I will probably end up with...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,797
Posted By lenaznap
I didn't mean that as a criticism of acrylic,...

I didn't mean that as a criticism of acrylic, probably 90% of what I use is acrylic. I am particularly sensitive to color though and it seems that when I browse through the yarn aisles of craft...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,797
Posted By lenaznap
Many of us are multitaskers. Perhaps crafters in...

Many of us are multitaskers. Perhaps crafters in particular are good at it, I don't know (cf. the recent thread about attempting to knit and read simultaneously).

Whatever one's opinion is about...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,797
Posted By lenaznap
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the quality of...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the quality of yarn qua yarn. The texture, hand, color, durability, etc.

Go to any big box craft store and look at the yarns available from huge yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 01-15-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By lenaznap
Many times I have listened to downloaded podcasts...

Many times I have listened to downloaded podcasts while knitting, but if I am knitting something where I have to refer to a pattern or chart every few rows I find I am rewinding the podcast because I...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,315
Posted By lenaznap
I can only think of Penelope who wove by day then...

I can only think of Penelope who wove by day then ripped out her work at night since the suitors eating & drinking her out of house & home had agreed to wait until she had finished her...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,144
Posted By lenaznap
Thanks Haha that was a total mistake. I...

Thanks

Haha that was a total mistake.

I thought to myself that since I didn't have any of those fancy split stitch markers I could eyeball where to start the stitches.

I was obviously wrong,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,144
Posted By lenaznap
OUCH! Hope you feel better soon. Nothing like...

OUCH!

Hope you feel better soon. Nothing like an injured elbow -- sometimes in addition to the pain is the never-ending funny-bone feeling.
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,144
Posted By lenaznap
I'm in Western NY Our town fireworks were just...

I'm in Western NY

Our town fireworks were just before 10pm, but < 1mi from me and beautiful with the low-hanging clouds magnifying the colors.

Happy New Year All!!

And thanks to Shandeh for this...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,144
Posted By lenaznap
I am extremely impressed that you can do that...

I am extremely impressed that you can do that shawl. Socks are nothing compared to that!
Forum: General Knitting 12-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,662
Posted By lenaznap
You can look at projects that have been done on...

You can look at projects that have been done on ravelry in that specific brand of cotton under the yarns tab.

I have made cup cozies, coasters, small bags (cell phone case & make-up size bags), and...
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