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Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 01:45 PM
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Posted By craftyhands22
Need help with decreases!

I'm working on a hat for my friend and I know how to do decreases but the ones I know how to do aren't very.....pretty. They aren't ugly, but they are just basic decreases that don't look like any...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-11-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By craftyhands22
Whoo, girl I know exactly how you feel when it...

Whoo, girl I know exactly how you feel when it comes to recitals, juries, etc. I'm a junior music major, too and my jury is tomorrow and after that and all my finals are over, I will be a knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,592
Posted By craftyhands22
:shrug: I dunno, I just am less than thrilled...

:shrug: I dunno, I just am less than thrilled with it. I like some of the socks and that's really about it. I've been waiting for this issue for ages and I'm upset that I'm not really a fan of...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By craftyhands22
Aaaah, now I get the EZ sew bind off. I may just...

Aaaah, now I get the EZ sew bind off. I may just have to try that. It just stinks because I'm going to have to go back around the entire bottom of my sweater and carefully put the stitches back on...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By craftyhands22
Thanks guys! I think I'm gonna try going 2mm up...

Thanks guys! I think I'm gonna try going 2mm up first, and then maybe the crochet hook one if that doesnt help. the EZ one looks good, but its just confusing to me because i am a very visual...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By craftyhands22
Oh, good idea, I should have thought of that,...

Oh, good idea, I should have thought of that, would you recommend about 2 sizes larger?
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By craftyhands22
Looser bind off?

I just used a k2p2 bind off for my sweater with a k2p2 ribbed bottom, and when I tried it on the bind off edge was pretty tight, and I paid close attention to make sure I was keeping the BO loose. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By craftyhands22
Substitute for Noro?

I am desperate to make a booga bag, but I want it a tad larger than the pattern suggests, so I was going to get a couple more skeins of Noro. However, I have discovered that it is $8.50/skein at my...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By craftyhands22
Question about Ms. Marigold...

I am knitting Ms. Marigold for the 2nd time (after ripping it out after i was 1/3 done because my stitches were all bumpy). So, I am quite proud of myself because I have gotten to where you join the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By craftyhands22
That's sooo funny that you mentioned I Love This...

That's sooo funny that you mentioned I Love This Yarn! because in my search for the Red Heart I came across it and thought, "Hey, $2, why not try it?" So I bought some in the dark blue. The only...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By craftyhands22
Red Heart super saver and acrylic?

I have heard that red heart acrylic, though still not a good yarn and very scratchy, actually softens alot when washed. i want it for some small knitting projects and am short on cash, which is why...
Forum: General Knitting 02-04-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By craftyhands22
Will blocking help my uneven stockinette?

I am about halfway done with my first sweater vest thingy, and my stitches are not that uneven, but some of them are bumpy, you can see enough unevenness that it is kind of unattractive. I know...
Forum: General Knitting 01-21-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By craftyhands22
Yay! I almost get to start my Ms. Marigold vest!

I finally got enough money to splurge on the yarn for Ms. Marigold from zephyrstyle. Ok, so $25 bucks for yarn for a sweatervest isn't so much, but when you are a college student, it rips a pretty...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By craftyhands22
Thank you so much! :cheering:

Thank you so much! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By craftyhands22
Anyone tried Addi-turbo needles?

They have them at my LYS, and they are super expensive, but supposed to be super fast and nice. I'm starting my first sweater with nice yarn and want nice needles to accompany it. I found a seller...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By craftyhands22
Shrinking my hat???

I just made a hat out of Cascade 220 Superwash, but it's just a little big and baggy all around, and a tad too tall (this is due to the fact that I didn't use the recommended yarn or the correct...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By craftyhands22
Thanks so much, you did help clear up the...

Thanks so much, you did help clear up the problem. I just realized that i knew this though. it just so happens that there are no changes to the pattern for different sizes up until this point, so i...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By craftyhands22
Another coronet hat question...

In the decrease rounds of this hat, these are the instructions written:

"Next round: K0[1,0]. *K2tog. Repeat from * around

K 1 round even

Next round: K1[1,0]. *K2tog. Repeat from * around

Next...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By craftyhands22
Woot woot! Thanks so much for the speedy reply! ...

Woot woot! Thanks so much for the speedy reply! Yes, I started doing it the wrong way and then took out the needle because I realized it was wrong, and it made those stitches look funky. So I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By craftyhands22
How to pick up stitches on Coronet from Knitty???

I'm knitting the Coronet hat from Knitty, and I just got done with the braided cable band. Now the pattern says to pick up 90 stitches from the edge of the band to start knitting the hat body. So...
Forum: General Knitting 12-12-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 22,979
Posted By craftyhands22
I was in the library knitting one day and one of...

I was in the library knitting one day and one of the people who works there walked by and said "I've never seen anyone crocheting in here before. Haha." Ummm, 'scuse me? I think they thought they...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-11-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By craftyhands22
Recycling yarn...

So I have been to Goodwill and TJ Max lately and have noticed some insanely hideous sweaters and scarves, but some of them have a lot of potential to be beautiful if I ripped out the work and knitted...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,022
Posted By craftyhands22
Thank you so much, I definitely need to try some...

Thank you so much, I definitely need to try some of these techniques!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,022
Posted By craftyhands22
Uneven ribbing!!! Please help. :(

Ok, I'm knitting a scarf for my boyfriend for Christmas and I am using Plymouth Encore worsted weight yarn. I am using size 5mm needles and am doing it in a K2P2 rib. I am having problems because I...
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