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Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I'm left handed and knit left-handed continental...

I'm left handed and knit left-handed continental (a mirror image of right handed continental). My mom knits left-handed english.

A Right or Left direction when mentioned is opposite and there a few...
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Pink Dandelion
:hug: Tinking cables isn't exactly the easiest...

:hug:

Tinking cables isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. I personally detest tinking a project with much cabling on it.

I hope you get your sweater back to where it should be without too many...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-07-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I can't say enough for my Lendrum. It's one of...

I can't say enough for my Lendrum. It's one of the larger of the portable wheels, but still takes up less floor space than a 'regular' wheel.

The Majacraft Little Gem (not for me, but I know some...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Yeah, some wools just don't like to felt, it may...

Yeah, some wools just don't like to felt, it may be that they're spun too tight or mishandled or have been bleached are a plethora of other silly little reasons.

The soap to detergent question is...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Like others have said - the treasurys aren't...

Like others have said - the treasurys aren't pattern books for items, but hundreds of stitch patterns for overall textures or motifs.

Because of the wide variety of stitch patterns in each book...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Pink Dandelion
It also appears that the eggs stretches the...

It also appears that the eggs stretches the basket a bit to fit in it.

If you're a tight knitter you might be able to go up a needle size, if the egg is still a tight fit it may help to hold up the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Yeah, it really depends on the lace. It also...

Yeah, it really depends on the lace. It also depends on how consistently I work on it, if it's a project that I set aside a lot while I work on other things I have a harder time catching on than if I...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-03-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,448
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I've actually never used a spindle at all, only...

I've actually never used a spindle at all, only wheels, but I've heard that learning the basics of drafting can be easier since you don't have to try and coordinate your feet with everything else. ...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-03-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I find practice is the biggest help with...

I find practice is the biggest help with consistency... and spinning fine yarns can be more tedious to spinning thicker yarns since a finer yarn requires more twist and the wool moves slower, but I...
Forum: General Knitting 10-21-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By Pink Dandelion
My suggestion is convert your mother ;) Once she...

My suggestion is convert your mother ;)

Once she catches the knitting bug, not only will you no longer be knitting alone, but she'll be dragging you, to the yarn store. Then when she spends $60 on...
Forum: General Knitting 10-21-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I usually knit year round... this summer though I...

I usually knit year round... this summer though I didn't knit much simply because I was busier with outdoorsy things than I was in the fall and winter.
Forum: General Knitting 10-20-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,692
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Too cool! I wish I could see it too - but alas,...

Too cool! I wish I could see it too - but alas, I'm not in Chicago. (actually, I'm glad I'm not in Chicago ;), but I am sorry I can't see it)

I hope you have fun! Let us know how it goes!
Forum: General Knitting 10-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,245
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I was 6 when I learned to crochet, it wasn't...

I was 6 when I learned to crochet, it wasn't until I was 11 that I decided to give knitting a shot.

When I learned knitting, the needles were too long and too slick for my small hands to manage...
Forum: General Knitting 10-20-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,687
Posted By Pink Dandelion
*wails* Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

*wails* Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Forum: General Knitting 10-20-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Heh. Yeah, BTDT! Like stirsmommy - I've found a...

Heh. Yeah, BTDT!

Like stirsmommy - I've found a small darning needle works well :mrgreen:

(It also works well if I...er... someone else is feeling too lazy to get up and go look for the KP options...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,610
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Wow! That blanket is lovely! I made a quilt...

Wow! That blanket is lovely! I made a quilt similar to that design, but it's common for a quilt, I've rarely seen it crocheted... I like the waffle look the blocks give when they're put together, and...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By Pink Dandelion
When I couldn't get on earlier I came here about...

When I couldn't get on earlier I came here about a half hour or so wondering if anybody was gonna post something to this effect.
I though maybe they decided that they didn't like me... but I've been...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,610
Posted By Pink Dandelion
It may look cooler - but theirs is crocheted......

It may look cooler - but theirs is crocheted... and we all know knitting is way cooler :wink:
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Oh no! That's awful... I sympathize with your...

Oh no! That's awful... I sympathize with your feelings towards your dogs. I love my niece and nephew dearly, but they've wreaked havoc upon my knitting on more than one occasion. But I still love...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I used some KnitPicks metal DPs that did this...

I used some KnitPicks metal DPs that did this when they sat for a couple days, I was afraid it was permanent, but found that a piece of wool (I think I used a hand-knit sock) polished them right up.
Forum: General Knitting 08-29-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Pink Dandelion
My method for getting through loong rows when I...

My method for getting through loong rows when I only have a few ahead of me is something a long the lines of

Work 100 sts.

Eat a cookie.

Work 100 Sts.

Eat a cookie.
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,836
Posted By Pink Dandelion
Grrrr! That's so irritating! It drives me crazy...

Grrrr! That's so irritating! It drives me crazy when companies are snobby about only talking to "certain individuals" (like certain food companies that will only give information about their...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-27-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I'm a Lendrum owner but I've heard good things...

I'm a Lendrum owner but I've heard good things about the Kromski Sonata!

I bought my Lendrum, not because it was a folding wheel, but simply because I loved how it felt to spin at. I tried a bunch...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-18-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,273
Posted By Pink Dandelion
I've only been weaving myself for a few months,...

I've only been weaving myself for a few months, but for almost a year now I've been watching all the beautiful items that the senior weavers bring to the guild meetings and listening to their...
Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By Pink Dandelion
If you're willing to order on-line you could get...

If you're willing to order on-line you could get them from Fire Mountain Gems

http://www.firemountaingems.com/findings.asp#SplitRings

They even have heart shaped ones! :teehee:
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