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Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By Valpuri
Sounds like an adjective to me, "able to use both...

Sounds like an adjective to me, "able to use both hands to read anything published by Interweave Press"
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Valpuri
Cool Knitted animation

Have you seen this music video by Tricot Machine?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0-1GKXZEA

:thud:
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,572
Posted By Valpuri
Only if I don't happen to have dpns in correct...

Only if I don't happen to have dpns in correct size. I learned knitting in the round with dpns as a child and find them much faster than ML. With dpns I don't need any stitch markers for e.g. socks,...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By Valpuri
My craft teacher at school had the perfect recipe...

My craft teacher at school had the perfect recipe for messed up hat tops: add an enormous pom-pom and it'll cover whatever is under it! You still get a wearable item and don't have to go for...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By Valpuri
Have you seen this...

Have you seen this one:

http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-patterns-dna.html
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,397
Posted By Valpuri
I should do some knitting then, too bad I can't...

I should do some knitting then, too bad I can't remember where I left my needles...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-20-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By Valpuri
According to the link it's Charlotte Parry....

According to the link it's Charlotte Parry. Unless that's the knitter's name.

I love the turtle! Lovely colours on the afghan
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By Valpuri
There's a video on this on the video pages of...

There's a video on this on the video pages of KnittingHelp.

Here it is also explained:
http://www.maggiesrags.com/tips_knit_below.htm
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By Valpuri
1) How skilled would you say you are at knitting?...

1) How skilled would you say you are at knitting? (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) probably intermediate

2) How and why did you get into knitting?
I learned when I was five or six. My mother...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,442
Posted By Valpuri
I learned to crochet when I was five and to knit...

I learned to crochet when I was five and to knit a year later. For me they seem to be seasonal. In summer I usually crochet cotton, in winter I knit wool. I also weave, tat, make needlelace and...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,308
Posted By Valpuri
I once knitted socks in a rather complicated...

I once knitted socks in a rather complicated mosaic pattern for my brother, who is 6'7'' and it took about a month. When he received them, he just said "What, socks with no leg parts (meaning the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-06-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By Valpuri
To see more of her work,...

To see more of her work, check:

http://www.bugknits.com/

By googling "miniature knitting" you can find a lot of really amazing work also by other miniaturists
Forum: How-to Questions 02-05-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Valpuri
I was taught do the long tail CO on a thicker...

I was taught do the long tail CO on a thicker needle than the size you will be using for the project, or in fact to use both of the working needles held together in my left hand for the CO. This...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-05-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By Valpuri
I got a PowerBall, a gyroscope...

I got a PowerBall, a gyroscope gadget

http://www.powerballs.com/index.php?m=Home

Check under Rehabilitation.

I spin the ball when I take a break from knitting. It really works for my finger,...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,584
Posted By Valpuri
I use a normal lenght dpn of the same size as the...

I use a normal lenght dpn of the same size as the needles I'm knitting with. If the stitches try to slip, I turn the dpn about 45 degrees and push the bottom end through the knitted fabric. I find...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-29-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Valpuri
This...

This one?

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTseascape.html

Now there's a challenge for a beginning lace knitter, as the chart seems to be in many parts. The notes for the symbols on the main...
Forum: General Knitting 01-27-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,881
Posted By Valpuri
I really like to have both for a project. In the...

I really like to have both for a project. In the beginning when I try to learn a new pattern referring to the written instruction can be reassuring. Once I've learned it in principle it is much...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By Valpuri
Maybe more lifelike than...

Maybe more lifelike than funny:

http://www.berroco.com/270.275/274/274_beet_pv.html

This one is grave:

http://www.sayraphimlothian.com/creatures/ghost1.php

And here's a selection:
Forum: Pattern Central 01-20-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,462
Posted By Valpuri
This scarf pattern might have the kind of holes...

This scarf pattern might have the kind of holes you are looking for:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTmaja.php
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,256
Posted By Valpuri
What really makes winding balls easier even by...

What really makes winding balls easier even by hand is a swift. I was lucky enough to get an old one (1940s, only needed little repair) from an aunt and that changed everything.

Here's a video of a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,427
Posted By Valpuri
I don't use any method for marking the chart. I...

I don't use any method for marking the chart. I find marking distracting. I tend to forget doing it at the end of the row and then it gets really confusing.

I just look at the project as a whole...
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