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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By butlersabroad
If it's any help I went from dish cloths to socks...

If it's any help I went from dish cloths to socks with only a failed scarf in-between! Since then I've knit a proper scarf, some fingerless mitts and a couple of cowls but not much else, socks rule...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By butlersabroad
I thought you were going to say that, I...

I thought you were going to say that, I remembered after I posted that you're in Australia.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By butlersabroad
Those are beautiful! The pattern is really nice...

Those are beautiful! The pattern is really nice and I love the colour of the yarn, what make is it?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By butlersabroad
I really like that, having never heard of a...

I really like that, having never heard of a wimple before I was intrigued! It looks like it can be worn in lots of ways, as the mood or the weather dictates. Have a wonderful trip, I'm sure your...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By butlersabroad
So far I've managed to avoid toe up, socks on...

So far I've managed to avoid toe up, socks on circular needles and two at a time.... I do love my dpns! :muah: I would like to convert the occasional toe up sock to cuff down one day as there are...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By butlersabroad
I'm European and I can't understand those...

I'm European and I can't understand those instructions! :roflhard:
Forum: Pattern Central 07-23-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By butlersabroad
I think salmonac is right, the translation here...

I think salmonac is right, the translation here is off. I can't see the point of the stitch markers, unless it's to help someone less familiar to keep the pattern section isolated, but as it's all...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-23-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By butlersabroad
Overly complicated, no wonder it's confusing. ...

Overly complicated, no wonder it's confusing. When you knit the toe you will knit in all stockinette stitch, the pattern has now finished.

I knit socks all the time and if faced with those...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By butlersabroad
I'm pretty intrigued to know the method your Dad...

I'm pretty intrigued to know the method your Dad employs to figure out the wool content of socks given to him! ;) If you tell him they're 85% wool, and they're not,how does he know?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By butlersabroad
The sweater is fantastic but I like your...

The sweater is fantastic but I like your daughter's reaction to people who tell her she's cute the most!!! :roflhard: That's a young lady who knows her mind!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-09-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By butlersabroad
Oh she's so sweet!! Love love perfect ears!!...

Oh she's so sweet!! Love love perfect ears!! :cheering:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By butlersabroad
Those are fantastic, and as a sock knitter...

Those are fantastic, and as a sock knitter myself, I clearly remember the excitement of turning the first heel! I still love the "magic" at the heel, lol! Wait til you decide you've had enough of...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By butlersabroad
Wonderful and bright! Definitely cheered me up...

Wonderful and bright! Definitely cheered me up on this dull and drizzly day in Michigan. I like the stripe sequence, that would be a great way of using up left overs too.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By butlersabroad
I think this is a great idea. LOVE the beads,...

I think this is a great idea. LOVE the beads, what a neat finishing touch! :heart:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By butlersabroad
One of each, lol! But it wasn't intentional. I...

One of each, lol! But it wasn't intentional. I did the first heel with the added nylon and hated how it looked. It split really easily and is all frayed and fuzzy, very ugly looking and I was very...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By butlersabroad
It's called Lightest Peapod Green. I don't think...

It's called Lightest Peapod Green. I don't think the camera lied, I just think I pulled one sock up higher than the other!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By butlersabroad
Three Leaf Clover Socks

Back again, more socks finished! These ones are called Three Leaf Clover Rib, and were knit in Little Knits Sockulent, 100% Merino. Full details on my Ravelry project page...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By butlersabroad
Aww, luvvaduck!! :thumbsup:

Aww, luvvaduck!! :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By butlersabroad
Very nice indeed, and you were right about the...

Very nice indeed, and you were right about the light grey, it was a good choice.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By butlersabroad
My first pair of socks had very noticeable...

My first pair of socks had very noticeable ladders, my second pair were better and so on. Now I very rarely see any ladders. As I got used to making socks I think I relaxed a bit, learned a bit and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-26-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By butlersabroad
Those are brilliant, absolutely fantastic! :yay:...

Those are brilliant, absolutely fantastic! :yay: I agree, make a whole flock, lol!
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By butlersabroad
I like the grey/red/black choice, very...

I like the grey/red/black choice, very understated. BUT, I LOVE the purples, and I think they'd be a lot of fun for a small boy to wear!
Forum: The Lounge 03-25-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By butlersabroad
Pretty! Perhaps your fishies like swimming...

Pretty! Perhaps your fishies like swimming upstream!!?
Forum: The Lounge 03-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,975
Posted By butlersabroad
Dogs, any day of the week! But as I work full...

Dogs, any day of the week! But as I work full time I don't have one. One day though, have to work on the hubby first! I love most breeds but have a soft spot for Italian Greyhounds, Whippets and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By butlersabroad
I also used the Sugar and Creme and the Lily for...

I also used the Sugar and Creme and the Lily for dish cloths and yes, they stretched a lot! And the darker colours ran badly into the dish washing water the first time they came into contact with...
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