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Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By tourmaline
I like nickel coated ones. I have one addi...

I like nickel coated ones. I have one addi circular and an options set. I've tried the Harmony ones and they are really pretty but I like the slide and cool feeling of the metal. I prefer circulars...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By tourmaline
I would think cotton for a bathrobe. I would...

I would think cotton for a bathrobe. I would absorb the water nicely. But I agree with the PP, depends what its going to be used for!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By tourmaline
I found a chart online which I think answers my...

I found a chart online which I think answers my question. Its a "basic sock chart".

http://home.earthlink.net/~bruxknits/pats/BasicSockChart.pdf
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By tourmaline
They look really nice don't they?! I'm...

They look really nice don't they?! I'm interested in responses as well.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By tourmaline
increasing size of sock

I'm just about finished a sock for myself (still need to do the second!) and am getting excited about knitting a similar pair for my husband. I am using Noro Kureyon sock on size 1 needles. I like...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By tourmaline
I am on the foot part and I thought the hard part...

I am on the foot part and I thought the hard part was over!! Didn't realize that the toe was difficult as well....

Good luck with the second sock. I'm glad I know now that I can't breeze through...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,798
Posted By tourmaline
I say go for it! I'm a beginner as well and have...

I say go for it! I'm a beginner as well and have gone from a baby blanket on size 10 needles to socks on size 1 double pointed needles! This is for fun and giving yourself a challenge is part of it...
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By tourmaline
useful needles sizes with 16" cable

I want to get a 16" circular to bump me up to free shipping in KnitPicks. I have size 1, 6 and 9 with a 16" cable. I have an interchangeable set so I'm good for longer cables. Which size do you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-06-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By tourmaline
ribbing on top of sock

I'm following the Silver's sock class for my first pair of socks (DPNs). I'm about to start the heel flap! The instructions are for ribbed top part and stockinette foot part. I want to have ribbed...
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By tourmaline
I totally agree!! Every question I've asked has...

I totally agree!! Every question I've asked has been answered amazingly quickly. I can't wait for the day when I have enough experience to answer other people's questions.
Forum: General Knitting 03-05-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By tourmaline
My cat got a hold of the blanket that I'm...

My cat got a hold of the blanket that I'm currently knitting and pulled a bunch of loops out. I took a crotchet hook and pulled the loop back into the knitting on either side of where it was pulled. ...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By tourmaline
I've ordered the Chibi!

I've ordered the Chibi!
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By tourmaline
sewing up - needles

I've finished a sweater and now need to sew it up. The yarn is super thick and I used US 15 needles to knit. My question is: What type and what sizes of needles do I generally need to finish...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By tourmaline
There are some GREAT tutorials on sock knitting...

There are some GREAT tutorials on sock knitting at

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/

The two circular tutorials are for toe-up socks. I'm doing the DPNs tutorial right now and its amazing!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By tourmaline
Thanks! I will have to think about this... The...

Thanks! I will have to think about this... The middle of the heart will be easy to weave the new colour in at the large part of the heart but will harder at the point etc of the heart. I just...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By tourmaline
adding heart to blanket

I am making a baby blanket that has rows of random thicknesses of two colours (light brown and pink). I was thinking it would be nice to add a small-medium sized pink heart to one of the light brown...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By tourmaline
The blanket I'm making is all hanks. Ugh! My...

The blanket I'm making is all hanks. Ugh! My husband hasn't been home when I'm winding them and I'm too tired to get off the couch (3rd trimester!) so I sit with my knees up in front of me and put...
Forum: General Knitting 02-22-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By tourmaline
I'm new as well. I love the videos!! Books are...

I'm new as well. I love the videos!! Books are so hard to follow. My first project is a baby blanket. What I'm learning from it is to cast-on, change colours, knit and purl and then cast-off. After...
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By tourmaline
I took my 14 month old to a LYS on the upper east...

I took my 14 month old to a LYS on the upper east side in NY and it was NOT kid friendly!! He wasn't touching anything and they just made me feel unwelcome. He was walking around with me because the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By tourmaline
Harmony DPN's for socks

I have sock yarn but no needles at the moment. It is a future project that I'm preparing for. I am ordering the options interchangeable needles and thought I would throw a set of DPN's in there...
Forum: General Knitting 02-17-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By tourmaline
That is such a nice story! My mother never knit...

That is such a nice story! My mother never knit but my grandmother did. She didn't teach me but I think of her often when I knit now. I am currently pregnant with a daughter and hope to teach her...
Forum: General Knitting 02-17-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7,414
Views: 1,404,946
Posted By tourmaline
Hello! This is the second time I've tried to...

Hello! This is the second time I've tried to knit. The first time it didn't catch on but this time I'm hooked! I am really enjoying it! I am currently knitting a baby blanket for my baby on the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By tourmaline
I totally agree that thicker yarn would be the...

I totally agree that thicker yarn would be the way to go but since I'm crazy :) I've decided to go with the thin hard to work with yarn that I have bought already. I will probably live to regret...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By tourmaline
The only thing I can think of that would...

The only thing I can think of that would permanently fix the problem is to buff them. You would need to find a mineral club or silver smithing studio and ask them to buff them on their wheel. They...
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By tourmaline
Thanks! I will use DPN's and use the tutorial. I...

Thanks! I will use DPN's and use the tutorial. I can't wait!
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