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Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By BillSpace
I just made these and am very pleased with them. ...

I just made these and am very pleased with them.

I bound off in regular knit bindoff, and the fingers look fine. I think doing it in purl would also work well.

But to erase your worries: it's not...
Forum: General Knitting 11-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By BillSpace
I also used Lambs Pride Bulky. They felt up...

I also used Lambs Pride Bulky. They felt up fuzzier -- an effect I like, but you might not.
Forum: The Lounge 11-13-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By BillSpace
Depends on what you want in a tea: fancy, with...

Depends on what you want in a tea: fancy, with finger sandwiches? That would be the Heathman Hotel restaurant. It's a very pleasant area where they serve tea, and depending on when you go there, the...
Forum: General Knitting 11-11-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By BillSpace
My sister, a very gifted knitter, seamstress, and...

My sister, a very gifted knitter, seamstress, and all-around Martha type, made me a scarf 20 years ago that I loved. It was in a baby wool, finely knit, mostly gray with a panel of blue and white...
Forum: The Lounge 11-09-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,526
Posted By BillSpace
I just checked on "disable smileys."...

I just checked on "disable smileys." Unfortunately, it seems to disable only the automatic generation of smileys from typographical entry; it doesn't look like I can make my view "smiley-free," the...
Forum: The Lounge 11-09-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,526
Posted By BillSpace
At the risk of being labeled a fellow grump: I...

At the risk of being labeled a fellow grump: I find the little smilies very annoying, and am pleased to see a technological solution. The idea that a little cartoon icon helps you express yourself...
Forum: General Knitting 11-07-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,848
Posted By BillSpace
Handknit or not, lovely or not, the bottom issue...

Handknit or not, lovely or not, the bottom issue here is rudeness. It is wrong for your friend to not acknowledge your gift.
Or: possibly it never arrived. It is OK to send a follow-up note or e-mail...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By BillSpace
Try looking at Amy's video for double-knitting...

Try looking at Amy's video for double-knitting here and see if it helps: http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/flash/video_player/play/6/1.

Basically, attach your second color and then move both colors...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-03-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By BillSpace
I'd say your math is right as I understand...

I'd say your math is right as I understand patterns. If Isabeau is right, Moda Dea is using bind off differently from all other pattern writers in the history of the universe. But they're consistent...
Forum: General Knitting 10-03-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By BillSpace
Really, it's not that hard. Choose a simple...

Really, it's not that hard. Choose a simple pattern for your first one, and look through it to make sure you understand all the stitch directions. If it's obscure about the arm shaping or the neck,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-25-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By BillSpace
From my limited knowledge of German knitting...

From my limited knowledge of German knitting language, they use "Recht" for the knit stitch and "Links" for purling. So I think that when it says "nur Recht" it means to use just the Knit stitch.
...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-25-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By BillSpace
Characteristics of alpaca: soft, fuzzy, warm,...

Characteristics of alpaca: soft, fuzzy, warm, lightweight, fairly non-sturdy, not particularly springy. That means that it has a drapy feel. It wouldn't be good for socks, or for something that you...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-14-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By BillSpace
In the description of the materials, it states...

In the description of the materials, it states that each skein of the yarn he used was 95 yards. Multiply that by the number of skeins and you'll get yardage; together with the gauge, that should...
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By BillSpace
Understood. I never thought anyone in this forum...

Understood. I never thought anyone in this forum meant any harm -- we're a good crew. Just wanted to share my reaction to this.

Funny, but knowing that JGM is a man actually does make a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By BillSpace
I don't want to start a flame war here, and I...

I don't want to start a flame war here, and I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but I don't understand why this is funny. Because two men are knitting? Surely you know that men knit. Because the...
Forum: The Lounge 09-04-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By BillSpace
I cut it off the cob, put it in freezer bags, and...

I cut it off the cob, put it in freezer bags, and put it away -- no cooking at all. It comes out fresh and tasty, although of course not as good as eating it straight off the cob. That way, if you...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By BillSpace
When I first started knitting, it took me a long...

When I first started knitting, it took me a long time to get this concept. Partly, I had trouble "reading" my stitches. So I would knit the stitch I had knit on the last row -- the exact opposite of...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By BillSpace
I was hoping someone else would take this one on,...

I was hoping someone else would take this one on, because I'm not sure. But I think that I would cast on half of the front stitches at the end of one row, half at the end of the other. The difference...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By BillSpace
Looks to me like the second picture shows what...

Looks to me like the second picture shows what happens when you twist the stitches at joining. I'm not sure, though.

If twisting the stitches is your problem, Here's a little hint that several...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By BillSpace
Of course you could. You could also, if you're...

Of course you could. You could also, if you're feeling brave, add a steek down the middle, get the advantages of knitting in the round, and cut. See Ingrid's lucid and helpful demonstration of...
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By BillSpace
I'll give it a shot, although I'm not an expert: ...

I'll give it a shot, although I'm not an expert:

Lace is a fabric knit with a combination of yarnovers and balancing decreases to make a holed, patterned fabric. Technically, there's a distinction...
Forum: General Knitting 08-17-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By BillSpace
I too bemoan the lack of good patterns for men....

I too bemoan the lack of good patterns for men. But then I think that men's clothing choices in general are more circumscribed. Pants, shirt, sweaters, jackets. That's about it for menswear. The...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By BillSpace
The problem is thinking about it. Binding off...

The problem is thinking about it.

Binding off on circulars is the same as binding off on straight needles. Many techniques exist for finding off; a "standard" method is knit two, *pass first stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 08-09-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,112
Posted By BillSpace
I don't mean this as an insult to the excellent...

I don't mean this as an insult to the excellent analysis folks have done on this thread, but doesn't this strike anyone as silly? All knitting patterns share common elements. This person was inspired...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By BillSpace
Hi: Here's a helpful article about loosening up...

Hi:

Here's a helpful article about loosening up if you knit too tight:

www.knitty.com/issuespring05/FEATloosenup.html (http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/FEATloosenup.html)

See if any of it...
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