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Forum: General Knitting 11-24-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By janettle
Yes, I have had the very same thought. I frogged...

Yes, I have had the very same thought. I frogged a sweater because it turned out awfully. Now, a new project with the same yarn (an afghan) is encountering incredible obstacles. Maybe yarn has...
Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By janettle
When I'm doing something that requires row...

When I'm doing something that requires row counting, I usually make tick marks on a piece of paper. But then I get into the zen of it all, wonder if I remembered to make a tick mark on the last row,...
Forum: General Knitting 11-12-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,117
Posted By janettle
I've wondered about rayon myself because I have a...

I've wondered about rayon myself because I have a store-bought rayon turtleneck that I really enjoy wearing.

If you'd like to try rayon without too much of a commitment, WEBS (yarn.com) is having a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,930
Posted By janettle
It is good to see you gaining confidence in your...

It is good to see you gaining confidence in your own wants and desires.
Forum: General Knitting 11-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,930
Posted By janettle
I agree that knitting should be enjoyable. Frog...

I agree that knitting should be enjoyable. Frog with our blessings!!

On the other hand, it may be that you are not liking the method Silver is using (toe-up on Magic Loop). There are SO MANY...
Forum: General Knitting 10-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By janettle
Yes, I agree with knitting something (a pillow, a...

Yes, I agree with knitting something (a pillow, a shawl, a lap throw?)in a coordinating full-skein yarn, and then using these 1-yard pieces to add a fringe.
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,963
Posted By janettle
Sheesh. Depending on the yarn she chooses,...

Sheesh. Depending on the yarn she chooses, knitting a sweater could easily cost her MORE than buying the tire.
Forum: General Knitting 10-15-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By janettle
I totally understand the money-guilt thing - kind...

I totally understand the money-guilt thing - kind of like spending money on a gym membership I'm not using.:oops:
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,650
Posted By janettle
I buy most of my knitting books online,...

I buy most of my knitting books online, especially at Amazon, so the "Look Inside" or "Search Inside" features are very important to me. If you want to block access to the instruction pages, that is...
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By janettle
As a project becomes unwieldy...

So I'm currently knitting a 6-foot scarf, and my next planned project is an afghan. I'm wondering how to handle the bulkiness as the project grows.

The scarf is around 3 feet long now and turning...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By janettle
I turn heels without a problem -- either way.

I turn heels without a problem -- either way.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By janettle
The link below is to a YouTube video in which the...

The link below is to a YouTube video in which the author Cat Bordhi discusses whether or not to be concerned about knitting inside-out. Essentially she says it does not matter.

If you don't want...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By janettle
Thank you, Ingrid! I have printed the page you...

Thank you, Ingrid! I have printed the page you suggested and will plan to experiment a bit with the edge-to-edge seam.

I'm also considering maybe a provisional cast-on and finishing off live...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By janettle
a seam to walk on?

Do you know of any seam that would be comfortable enough to walk on?

These socks are seamed underneath the foot and up the back of the leg: ...
Forum: General Knitting 12-30-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By janettle
Yes, I was sort of wondering along the same...

Yes, I was sort of wondering along the same lines.
Just brainstorming some ideas for a KAL:
- a "Knit and Fit" KAL where we maybe 'earn' an hour of knitting for every XX minutes of exercise?
- or...
Forum: The Lounge 12-27-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By janettle
- pronouncing Cool as a long Kooool, instead of a...

- pronouncing Cool as a long Kooool, instead of a short and chopped-off Kewl
- hating to hear anyone say Groovy (did anyone really say that with a straight face?)
- funky flowers
- incense
- 8-track...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By janettle
Ugh, I have this guilt-purchase problem anytime I...

Ugh, I have this guilt-purchase problem anytime I enter a small business of any kind. I try my best to shop online or in larger stores where the buying experience can be impersonal.
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By janettle
Between these 2 books, I can usually solve...

Between these 2 books, I can usually solve whatever is bothering me at the moment:

- The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask...
Forum: General Knitting 12-20-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,897
Posted By janettle
Truly a beautiful yarn! ?? Yarnzilla seems to be...

Truly a beautiful yarn!

?? Yarnzilla seems to be the only site that is saying that this yarn is Machine Wash -- all the other sites I've looked at say that Noro Kureyon Sock is Hand Wash ?? What...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-19-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By janettle
Most folks typically knit ribbing more loosely...

Most folks typically knit ribbing more loosely than they knit other stitches, so many patterns compensate by either using a smaller needle for the ribbing, or by using a smaller number of stitches...
Forum: General Knitting 12-19-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By janettle
I don't order yarn from Joann's online website...

I don't order yarn from Joann's online website because they specifically say they won't guarantee dye lots.
Forum: The Lounge 12-19-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By janettle
Oh yes, how did I ever forget Dippity-Do and...

Oh yes, how did I ever forget Dippity-Do and Bonne Bell?!

And how straight hair was SO important that curly hair seemed like a curse? Let me see if I can describe this "hair care" treatment my...
Forum: The Lounge 12-18-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By janettle
Pink tape on bangs - yes! And did you iron your...

Pink tape on bangs - yes!
And did you iron your hair?
And did you macrame holders for potted plants?
And were you in girls-only home ec classes while the boys were in boys-only shop class?
Did...
Forum: General Knitting 12-18-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By janettle
I learned on plastic, which was okay, but once I...

I learned on plastic, which was okay, but once I tried metal I fell in love with the smooth, slick movement. Now I use Knitpicks nickel-plated Options.

Knitpicks also makes wooden needles called...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-18-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By janettle
This one is very similar in gauge, size, and...

This one is very similar in gauge, size, and number of cast-on stitches to the custom-sized snug beanie I just knit for my 25-yr-old son. He's thrilled with it. I'm pretty sure that skull and...
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