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Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By Lisa R.
It's my own sweater, knitted in the round, so...

It's my own sweater, knitted in the round, so there aren't any seams. Shouldn't be too bad. I would NOT want to unravel any sort of non-handmade sort of seamed thing! I was just debating about...
Forum: General Knitting 06-18-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,174
Posted By Lisa R.
Let's talk raglan

I've made a couple of raglan type sweaters and really prefer the top down, no seaming approach to sweaters.

I have two questions, both probably stupid, but there it is.

First, is raglan the only...
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By Lisa R.
Unraveling a sweater for the yarn...

I would like to unravel a sweater to use the yarn for another project. I need advice for the best way to approach this. I have a swift that I thought I'd use to wind the yarn as I unravel.

Once I...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Lisa R.
Help me think....dumb question...

Okay...so I am concerned about running out of yarn for a lacy scarf (chunky yarn, pattern with yarnovers. :))

Do I want to go up a needle size to make my yarn go further? Going down a size would...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By Lisa R.
Y'all must all marry young. The two in the top...

Y'all must all marry young. The two in the top picture look like sisters, and you don't look old enough to be mother to either one of them! I'm still getting used to the idea of you being a grandma...
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,050
Posted By Lisa R.
Totally off-topic, but I love your screenname! :)

Totally off-topic, but I love your screenname! :)
Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Lisa R.
Quick! Dumb sweater question.

Right front/left front? Are these directions as you're working the front of the sweater, or as you are wearing the sweater?
Forum: How-to Questions 06-02-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Lisa R.
Thanks. Normally that's what I'd think, too. ...

Thanks. Normally that's what I'd think, too. But it's for a baby blanket,and I was wondering if there's a way to make it more reversible, or at least a little nicer on the other side.

Oh well....
Forum: How-to Questions 06-02-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Lisa R.
Is there a way to pick up stitches in a different color...

that doesn't make that funky "line" on the backside of the garment where the colors cross over each other?
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,050
Posted By Lisa R.
Thanks, ladies. I was thinking that it would be...

Thanks, ladies. I was thinking that it would be better because it seemed like less movement...but for whatever reason, it's either not really less or just different than what I was doing before. ...
Forum: General Knitting 06-01-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,050
Posted By Lisa R.
Has anyone switched from English to Continental?

I've heard so many good things about how continental style knitting is so much better for avoiding repetitive motion injuries, and since I have a tendency toward tendonitis, I thought switching would...
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Lisa R.
It's always harder with a newborn! I have 9...

It's always harder with a newborn! I have 9 myself, and you eventually get into something of a rhythm that works for your family. :)
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,453
Posted By Lisa R.
Oh...I was thinking of reporting it as spam,...

Oh...I was thinking of reporting it as spam, thinking your profile had been hacked!
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By Lisa R.
At first I was about to have a heart attack,...

At first I was about to have a heart attack, thinking she was offering you $37.50 total for the 13 sweaters!

What a cool deal! Love it!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-03-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,857
Posted By Lisa R.
WHAT???!!! How can that be? You must be from a...

WHAT???!!! How can that be? You must be from a long line of people having babies at age 12, because you do NOT look old enough to be a great-grandmother.

Love the blanket. The colors are...
Forum: General Knitting 01-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lisa R.
When I was just starting, I picked small, quick...

When I was just starting, I picked small, quick projects that taught a new technique. I did a little cell phone case for cables, and that gave me confidence to do a cabled scarf. I did a case for my...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-25-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lisa R.
Thanks, Ladies!

Thanks, Ladies!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-25-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lisa R.
Unraveling from the cast-on edge

I've read about people unraveling from the cast-on edge to lengthen a garment. I was under the impression that once you picked the cast-on loose, then it unraveled fairly easily, like...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By Lisa R.
Rows 1 and 2 cannot be done as written. "P2,K2"...

Rows 1 and 2 cannot be done as written. "P2,K2" requires an even number of stitches (in multiples of 4, actually), so either your cast-on is wrong and probably should be 120, instead of 121, or they...
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lisa R.
I haven't read the entire thread, so I'm sorry if...

I haven't read the entire thread, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating. You might google "tendonitis" and look for some stretches and massage techniques.

Several of us in my family struggle with this,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By Lisa R.
I never realized it was done with "gator yarn,"...

I never realized it was done with "gator yarn," so I googled it. It's described as a "Densely spun sport weight," so I'm guessing if you look for that quality in a substitute yarn, it would work as...
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lisa R.
I think it is crucial to recognize the knits and...

I think it is crucial to recognize the knits and purls when you see them. Once you establish that, when you see that you are having the same problem over and over, make a practice of checking your...
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By Lisa R.
Patterns in your knitting bag

I know we've talked about bags and yarns and accessories, but how do you keep your patterns from getting all messed up in your bag?

When I copy (patterns that I own!) a pattern to carry in my bag, I...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Lisa R.
This coffee cozy ...

This coffee cozy (http://pensandneedles.blogspot.com/2006/12/jazzy.html)was my first dpn project. Pretty easy for beginners. (just watch your decreases in ribbing so it looks neat).
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By Lisa R.
Yeah, the yarn is 50% merino, 50% tencel, and the...

Yeah, the yarn is 50% merino, 50% tencel, and the instructions say to hand wash. If the wool (merino) isn't superwash, it will felt with the agitation, even in the rinse cycle. It agitates in the...
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