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Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2009, 12:23 PM
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Posted By albertpollard
Not alone

The high school crowd can be rough but stick with your creativity! I crocheted when younger and now do both crochet and knit.
If you are only doing small projects, let me challenge you to make a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-05-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 1,405,557
Posted By albertpollard
Hello

Just wanted to welcome you aboard, from another male knitter. There are several of us 'lurking' about the site. This is a good place to come for hints, tips and just a good community to hang out in.
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 1,405,557
Posted By albertpollard
10s will work fine...You may find it will make a...

10s will work fine...You may find it will make a 'looser' stitch. Give it a try and see what comes out.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By albertpollard
AYE! :waving: Welcome Sue!

AYE! :waving:
Welcome Sue!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-04-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By albertpollard
Lifeline

Also, when working with a new lace pattern, don't forget to use a lifeline.
Take a tapestry needle and a piece of yarn and run it through the loops on your needle. Just ignore it while you knit.
If...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-04-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By albertpollard
Letter Charts

Here are a few links
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/charts/alphabet-chart.htm
...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By albertpollard
Air Travel

Ladies, and gentlemen, if there are any reading this post. In MOST cases your knitting needles, regardless of type, should not be taken from you.
In the unfortunate event you should find one of those...
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By albertpollard
Craftiness and creation

I think that we being made in the image of God, have the NEED to create, be creative, craft. The FORM doesn't matter it is all an expression of the need to make something beautiful.
The ability to...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-27-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By albertpollard
From a male knitter

I did this one:
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=216
I did mine in Fishermans wool.
You can find some FO pictures if you look for my posts.
Welcome and good luck!
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,279
Posted By albertpollard
Joining

There are a number of videos out there to see how to make and 'invisible' seam:

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-make-a-mattress-stitch-seam-4579/
...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By albertpollard
Add 17 stitches

Sometimes you need to add a set amount of stitches to a pattern. Since the pattern may have been written for several sizes there is no way to designate the specific way to add the stitches.

Take the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By albertpollard
Semi-prone

I am usually kicked back on my bed. Semi-prone with my yarn on the bed beside me and the work in my lap. If I'm lucky Izzy, our basset, doesn't rest her chin too heavily on the skein.
Sometimes she...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-23-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,761
Posted By albertpollard
I did a crocheted 'log cabin' afghan. But it's...

I did a crocheted 'log cabin' afghan. But it's blocks seamed together.
You wouldn't want to carry any yarn on the scarf since they don't always lay right side up.
I think the only solution is to get...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-23-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,577
Posted By albertpollard
Leave about 6 to 8 inches of 'tail'. Normally I...

Leave about 6 to 8 inches of 'tail'. Normally I run it through the loop of the last stitch and pull it tight. Then weave in your end. There are a lot of different ways of doing this. Look at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-18-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By albertpollard
Welcome to the forum. You'll find lot's of help...

Welcome to the forum. You'll find lot's of help here! I haven't knit gloves before but I'll try to help. If I'm wrong someone will post an erreta.
A stitch holder can be another needle, a cable...
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By albertpollard
Hmmm, Knitters minds can be as twisted as their...

Hmmm, Knitters minds can be as twisted as their stitches...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By albertpollard
Starting a new project is fun, but FINISHING a...

Starting a new project is fun, but FINISHING a project...completing the creation process...for me that is the fulfilling part.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-17-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By albertpollard
Curling

Yes. A single crochet border will help to prevent curling.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-16-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By albertpollard
Cabled Jeans Jacket & Tank

Okay, I'm actually only doing the tank from this pattern featured in the August 2009 Issue of Knit n' Style.
I am working it up in Plymouth ColorSpun DK 7305 (isn't 7305 such a descriptive depiction...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-16-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By albertpollard
Pattern Source

Here's the link, it's a free pattern. It uses bernat denimstyle yarn, but I used Lions Brand Fishermens' wool.
Bernat Denimstyle (3.5 oz/100 g)
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=216

You...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-15-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By albertpollard
What was confusing is that the term applied to...

What was confusing is that the term applied to the ROW not each stitch. I picked up along the neckline where I had no stitches, KNITTED off the stitch holder, then picked up the other side of the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-15-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By albertpollard
Sleeves

The pattern called for 19" sleeves. I measured my arm and knitted them at 23" for a good fit.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-15-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By albertpollard
The yarn used for this project was Lion Brand...

The yarn used for this project was Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool color 126 Nature's Brown.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-14-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By albertpollard
Got it Jan, you were looking over my shoulder!

Got it Jan, you were looking over my shoulder!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-14-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By albertpollard
pictures

Wouldn't let me ad these.
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