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Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2007, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Knit1Drop1
Does your knitting get tighter switching from circ to DPN?

Just curious if it's just me. :) Whenever I switch from circulars to DPNs I find my stitches get much tighter. (like when I am making a hat and it is too small to leave on the circ) I think it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I just got some knit picks and they are ouch,...

I just got some knit picks and they are ouch, ouch, ouch pointy. I really don't know if I will get used to them!

I agree with the Denise needles being pointy. They were also ouch ouch. I also...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-22-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Then again I just realized why I never realized...

Then again I just realized why I never realized this problem before. That would be because I normally knit in the round CORRECTLY. For some reason this time I kept turning the needles around after...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Brilliant! Thank you. :)

Brilliant! Thank you. :)
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Cast on for knitting in the round with ribbing

I am making a hat and have realized that when I use the sling shot methos (I think also called double strand method) to cast on, it causes the wrong side of the ribbing to be on the outside of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,499
Posted By Knit1Drop1
My ribbing used to look like crap. It seems like...

My ribbing used to look like crap. It seems like the columns would always be wide at the base and get skinnier as they approached the stockinette part of the garment.

I really can't say what...
Forum: General Knitting 08-21-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I hate it when there is a problem with the...

I hate it when there is a problem with the pattern and you assume the problem is with YOU.

A friend gave me a hat pattern once which was jacked up six ways till Sunday and I think a WEEK went by...
Forum: General Knitting 08-21-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Boye needles are weird in - if I recall - sizes...

Boye needles are weird in - if I recall - sizes 6, 9, 10, and 17. They are off by a TEENY tiny bit.

I have no idea why this is. If you go to Boye's web site, they claim to set the standard in...
Forum: Crochet! 08-19-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,218
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I didn't know there was such a thing as...

I didn't know there was such a thing as continental crocheting. I hold my yarn on the left when crocheting, as if I were continental knitting... but I thought that was the way EVERYONE crocheted. ...
Forum: The Lounge 08-19-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,641
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I have heard of them but am more a fan of, um,...

I have heard of them but am more a fan of, um, external protection when AF is here. I use washable menstrual pads. They are pricey if you buy them but easy as heck to make yourself with some...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Nah, I don't think anyone will notice. That's...

Nah, I don't think anyone will notice. That's why I just bound it off. But I was just wondering if I COULD have made it perfect, had I been so inclined.
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Yay! I recently ordered some and am waiting for...

Yay! I recently ordered some and am waiting for them to arrive so I can finish a sweater (I need 16"ers for the neck)

Of course I ordered a bunch of other stuff too to beef up to free shipping. :-)
Forum: How-to Questions 08-19-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Knit1Drop1
If your sleeves come out SLIGHTLY different lengths...

I made the sleeves for a sweater on the same needle at the same time and they still came out EVER so slightly different in length. I just bound off anyway figuring no one will notice but I wonder,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Ah... 4 bucks each is a little steep. I...

Ah... 4 bucks each is a little steep. I remember thinking these were a bit much IF they didn't work well but they do work well - they are great! Only thing I don't like is they are so multi-fibery...
Forum: General Knitting 08-18-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I thought this was a joke... I was thinking...

I thought this was a joke... I was thinking "gnittink."

Which ACTUALLY would be pronounced an awful lot like knitting. That's so weird!!!

What is it about purling that makes you want to avoid it?
Forum: General Knitting 08-18-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Off knitting topic but on dusting topic, I got...

Off knitting topic but on dusting topic, I got some orange car detailing towels from the auto department at Target and they are awesome for dusting. I don't recall off hand the price but I got 6 of...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 08-13-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I am in Milpitas. :-) I am in Fremont sorta...

I am in Milpitas. :-) I am in Fremont sorta oftenish to go to Trader Joe's.

Would your group be helpful to someone needing to sew up the seams of her first completed sweater? :-)
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By Knit1Drop1
I recently flew from CA to MI. Took aluminum...

I recently flew from CA to MI. Took aluminum needles on the flight there with no problems - but I took a pair I hated so I could just ditch them if they said no go. (I had my good ones in my...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-13-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Well I posted this last night while my son was...

Well I posted this last night while my son was sleeping. This morning I took the body of the sweater and wrapped it around his upper arm to see if it really would come out really big and baggy and I...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-13-2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Knit1Drop1
Do these sleeve instructions seem odd?

I am making a child's drop sleeve pull-over sweater in a size 6. The front and back are both 69 stitches across. The sleeves at the wrist start out at 37 stitches and once you pass the cuffs you...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-05-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By Knit1Drop1
So for the back, I will have stockinetted 17 1/2...

So for the back, I will have stockinetted 17 1/2 inches working a purl row last... then I will put the first and last 23 stitches on stitch holders and do two rows of 23 in the middle? Sounds good ...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-05-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By Knit1Drop1
How to convert to 3 needle bind-off

I am making a basic "drop shoulder" sweater. The instructions say to bind off the shoulders and then sew front and back together. I'd rather do a 3 needle bind off.

Here are the applicable...
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By Knit1Drop1
(with regard to throw to purl and pick to...

(with regard to throw to purl and pick to knit...)

I guess I could have been a little more explicit... I throw exclusively if I am doing ribbing or some other pattern type thing. And throwing...
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By Knit1Drop1
"Pick" to knit and "throw" to purl. I am trying...

"Pick" to knit and "throw" to purl. I am trying to convert to picking for purl but my stitches feel too loose and I always feel like I am in danger of dropping stitches. I don't know if I will ever...
Forum: The Lounge 07-15-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By Knit1Drop1
This thread is a little old so I don't know if...

This thread is a little old so I don't know if anyone will read this but I am Hairy with a capital H and here is my two cents.

How you react to the hair removal method is as important as how the...
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