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Forum: How-to Questions 01-08-2009, 05:39 PM
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Posted By booskibabe
I checked out other "Sweatshirts" on Ravelry and...

I checked out other "Sweatshirts" on Ravelry and discovered they all had an open neckline, and when I showed them to my SIL, she said not to worry about the shoulders, just lengthen the sleeves a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By booskibabe
I'm with you! I hate seaming, especially sleeve...

I'm with you! I hate seaming, especially sleeve caps, so I avoid it by picking up and knitting the sleeves from the body. You should try it, much easier than seaming. :thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,259
Posted By booskibabe
Here's another...

Here's another example:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html
I plan on making this eventually. :D
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By booskibabe
Adding width to shoulders of finished sweater?!

I knit a hooded sweater for my SIL (Not Your Standard issue Sweatshirt, Take Two). I knitted to her measurements, had her try it on at several points in the knitting, finished it, and now she has...
Forum: General Knitting 12-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By booskibabe
I see what you're saying. A raglan sleeve won't...

I see what you're saying. A raglan sleeve won't be bulky, it's one of the least bulky sleeves there are, aside from a set in sleeve. Keep in mind that bcause of your gauge it shouldn't look bulky...
Forum: General Knitting 12-02-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By booskibabe
No, I don't think that would work, because...

No, I don't think that would work, because whatever is cast on at the end of the raglan increases (since you are knitting top down) would contribute to the width of the body. It won't make the...
Forum: General Knitting 12-02-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,451
Posted By booskibabe
I've kept all of mine so far... tastes change,...

I've kept all of mine so far... tastes change, and patterns I don't like now I may like in the future. Besides, if I don't like at least 75% of the patterns in the mag I don't buy it. Well, once or...
Forum: General Knitting 12-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,623
Posted By booskibabe
Cool topic! I love to read people's stories....

Cool topic! I love to read people's stories. :)
About 3 years ago, when I was newly married and not working, I needed a hobby. My mom crochetes, so i decided to try knitting. I got the book, Knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 12-02-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,340
Posted By booskibabe
I use mainly acryilc because I can't afford wool....

I use mainly acryilc because I can't afford wool. The price is the main drawback for me. If you can afford it, wool is definately nicer than acrylic, IMHO.
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By booskibabe
Yup... My soon to be born little one positively...

Yup... My soon to be born little one positively needs that blanket in green and white. LOL The cabled sweater is beautiful also.:inlove:
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By booskibabe
Talking Fall Knitty is here!

Just wanted to let everyone know. :cheering: :muah:
Forum: General Knitting 08-26-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By booskibabe
So since she already paid for the materials, I...

So since she already paid for the materials, I should charge her $30 - $60 additionally for my time? I think I can live with that.
Thanks for the help!:thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By booskibabe
Question What to charge?

I made a wrap for a friend out of Lion Brand Trellis. She paid me for the materials, and it took about 10 hrs to complete. She wants to pay me for my time, but I can't see charging even minimum wage...
Forum: General Knitting 08-09-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,490
Posted By booskibabe
I made a baby blanket for my little one out of...

I made a baby blanket for my little one out of Bernat Bamboo. It's bulky weight, but verrrry soft and pretty. A nice worsted wt. acrylic is RH Soft. I think it's even softer than the Caron or Bernat...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-20-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By booskibabe
Unhappy wonky ribbing

I have a problem with my ribbing. If you look at it from left to right, the last stitch on each column of knits is loose. All other stitches are even. I'm also knitting in the round, if that makes a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-18-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,551
Posted By booskibabe
I'm both, but more of a product knitter. I enjoy...

I'm both, but more of a product knitter. I enjoy the process and learning new techniques, but I love my FO's.:muah: UFO's truly bug me, so I usually work on one thing at a time. Finishing something...
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,066
Posted By booskibabe
I agree with the others - it depends entirely on...

I agree with the others - it depends entirely on the situation. I wouldn't knit during a church service, a wedding, formal meeting, etc. However I knit at family get togethers all the time. I take an...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-08-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By booskibabe
Actually I'm able to get the same gauge, it's...

Actually I'm able to get the same gauge, it's just an entirely different look.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-07-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By booskibabe
Definately keep detailed notes as you go on what...

Definately keep detailed notes as you go on what works and what doesn't.
Maybe you could use the doll pattern you're comfortable with as a starting point.
Forum: General Knitting 07-07-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By booskibabe
I love bamboo! So far I've only used a bulky...

I love bamboo! So far I've only used a bulky kind, Bernat Naturals Bamboo, but it's great to work with and incredibly soft. I want to try some lighter weight stuff for a summer top, I think it would...
Forum: General Knitting 07-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By booskibabe
I agree with the others that you should try both...

I agree with the others that you should try both methods. I have never been able to get the hang of DPN's, so I use magic loop for everything, and I still haven't made any socks! Both skills are very...
Forum: General Knitting 07-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,304
Posted By booskibabe
I haven't tried it yet, but now I want to. :) ...

I haven't tried it yet, but now I want to. :) Thanks for the info!
Forum: How-to Questions 07-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By booskibabe
Using much lighter yarn for a pattern

I'm going to make the Ballerina Sweater from Fitted Knits, but I want to make it with a fingering weight yarn (Patons Lacette) instead of the bulky yarn called for (Lion Brand Landscapes). I plan on...
Forum: General Knitting 07-03-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
Posted By booskibabe
I have the same problem. What helped me the most...

I have the same problem. What helped me the most was getting some chinese therapy balls (I think that's what they're called). They're hollow metal balls that you roll around your hands using your...
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By booskibabe
Talking A knitterly thank you

A couple lovely knitters are helping me out of a major bind and I want to thank them somewhow. I don't have a lot of money, so I was thinking about making a set of washcloths or something, but is...
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