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Forum: How-to Questions 06-05-2006, 02:30 PM
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Posted By GeeBee
as one newbee to another.......ugh........me...

as one newbee to another.......ugh........me too.............those holes.............

I've been practicing while making a scarf that is k5, p5 for 5 rows and then p5, k5 for 5 rows....

This is what...
Forum: General Knitting 05-31-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
Great NinaT!!! I'm a bit technically challenged...

Great NinaT!!! I'm a bit technically challenged - will I be able to play the DVD in my TV? I got the DVD from this website but it will only play in my computer at work :crying:

The first scarf I...
Forum: General Knitting 05-30-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
Thanks again for your replies -- glad to know,...

Thanks again for your replies -- glad to know, Diane, that an old dog can be taught new tricks! I learned to knit when I was 8, but didn't pick it up again until I was in my mid-30s, and now, after...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By GeeBee
hmmmmmm :thinking: i'll take another look at...

hmmmmmm :thinking: i'll take another look at the videos on this site. i bought the CDs thinking i would be able to play them on my TV at home - but unfortunatley I can't so i have to use my work...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By GeeBee
What is that puckering line runing through my work!

I have a feeling that when I move my yarn foward (or back) to change from a knit to a purl (and vice versa) that I am either pulling too tight or making it too loose -- it is puckering.....any ideas?...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
good to hear from another crocheter -- i've been...

good to hear from another crocheter -- i've been wondering about lace knitting -- seems to me it would be much easier to corchet lace and as far as lace goes the patterns in corchet seem just as...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,733
Posted By GeeBee
yeah, knitting is a tactile experince, so have to...

yeah, knitting is a tactile experince, so have to like the feel of the needles and the thread/yarn. my inexpensive Bates are metal - and i LOVE her crochet hooks. wouldn't want to use plastic. if...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
:crying: :crying: then i need a DIFFERENT...

:crying: :crying: then i need a DIFFERENT English method -- i may have to put a Wanted poster out on the woman from the metro :?? :thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
:lol: yeah does look like cotton. i'm going to...

:lol: yeah does look like cotton. i'm going to try to get into a class in June on continental method, i'm just hoping the teacher can teach me a continential method that doesn't require me to hold...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,733
Posted By GeeBee
i bought inexpensive circulars from JoAnn's -...

i bought inexpensive circulars from JoAnn's - Susan Bates - the circulars in the knitting shops around here are $16.00! compared to my $5.99 -- so i'd say go cheap and give it a try, if you like it...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
Lovely purple yarn, Jan! I hold my yarn in the...

Lovely purple yarn, Jan! I hold my yarn in the same manner as you. However, the first picture in that 2nd link is how the woman on the metro held her needle! I just can't figure how she got the...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By GeeBee
:roflhard: been there done that :blush:

:roflhard: been there done that :blush:
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
i knit the English method, just as shown in the...

i knit the English method, just as shown in the bisic video on this site - -what slows me down is letting go of the right needle to trhow the yarn over when i make a stitch! i might pick up a pair...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
thanks for your support, but the project is gone....

thanks for your support, but the project is gone. i wish i could find that woman again, though, because i've never seen her method - she had a Spanish accent, but don't know if it was Spain, Central...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,733
Posted By GeeBee
cgd, I too am a crocheter - although i learnd...

cgd, I too am a crocheter - although i learnd both knit and crochet at the age of 8, i have always leaned towards crochet. i tried the continential method holding the yarn in the left hand, but i...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By GeeBee
My greatest fear............

:crying: I was knitting on the metro on the way home from work last night, working on that scarf for my brother, when a woman sat down next to me and proceeded to tell me that there was a better and...
Forum: General Knitting 05-24-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,914
Posted By GeeBee
I am currently knitting a scarf for my brother...

I am currently knitting a scarf for my brother out of Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4ply. I chose a pattern from my knitting dictionary that is called "Diagonal Check Pattern":

Row 1: p1, k4
Row 2: ...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By GeeBee
Hello, and welcome. You've found a good site. ...

Hello, and welcome. You've found a good site. Do take the time to look at Amy's video's they are awsome! I am returning to knitting after a 20 year lapse, and I forgot how to cast on! I looked in...
Forum: General Knitting 05-16-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By GeeBee
Yes, cotton doesn't stretch like wool, so it does...

Yes, cotton doesn't stretch like wool, so it does take some adjustment. However, the strands of Plymouth Fantasy Naturale are woven together, so that weave does give this cotton some give! ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By GeeBee
WOW! Thanks, Brendajos! :D good information

WOW! Thanks, Brendajos! :D good information
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By GeeBee
Oh :thinking: :happydance: NOW I SEE! They...

Oh :thinking: :happydance: NOW I SEE! They should have said:

Work across first 14 sts and place them on a st holder finish the row, then work back, decreasing 1 st at the end of this and every...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By GeeBee
Circular Needles: How do you keep cord from getting in way..

and what is your favorite circular needle brand?

I am knitting my frist project on circular needles and I LOVE the smallness of the needles, so much easier to work with AND I don't have to worry...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By GeeBee
thanks for your reply, but i still don't...

thanks for your reply, but i still don't understand what is meant by the phrase "work back" :oo:

P.S. Why is there no "crying" Emoticon? LOL
Forum: General Knitting 05-16-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By GeeBee
I am currently knitting a child's sweater (my 1st...

I am currently knitting a child's sweater (my 1st in 20 years!) with Plymouth Fantasy Naturale 100% cotton 4 1/2 sts = 1" on sz. 8. It is a gorgeous soft yarn, has some give, very nice to work with...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By GeeBee
What does "work back" mean in this context?

Pattern reads: Work across first 14 sts and place them on a st holder. (this is my ribbing) Workk back, decreasing 1 st at the end of this and every following alternate row 4 more times.


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