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Forum: The Lounge 04-12-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By VictoiseC
cacunn, that is hilarious! I love that picture...

cacunn, that is hilarious! I love that picture of her dancing, the gecko dance! Strangely enough, I think they're cute, they don't bother me. Now those big bugs yuk. And I've seen the line of...
Forum: The Lounge 04-07-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By VictoiseC
Thanks Cris. Interesting about the breezes and...

Thanks Cris. Interesting about the breezes and waves. Never thought about that. Much better than humidity!
Forum: The Lounge 04-07-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By VictoiseC
Thanks Debbie! I've never been to Orlando. ...

Thanks Debbie! I've never been to Orlando. Drove through Titusville 2 Christmas' ago.

Breezed! Yeah, you're making me drool. We got close to Ft. Myers a couple years ago when we were in Naples. ...
Forum: The Lounge 04-07-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By VictoiseC
That's sweet of you jan! thanks, appreciate it!

That's sweet of you jan! thanks, appreciate it!
Forum: The Lounge 04-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,329
Posted By VictoiseC
I Want To Move To Florida. Does anyone live there?

Hi! That's it. I am done with the north. I want to move to florida.
I've lived in New York city since the 1970's and enough is enough.

I've been looking at real estate sites. My mother-in-law...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-14-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By VictoiseC
slipping stitches when turning the heel... forgot again

I just can't get it engraved on my brain, this slipping stitches.

So when it's SSK you slip the stitches as if to knit. that's pretty much certain. (turning the heel)

but what about when you're...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-09-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By VictoiseC
thanks Judy for the picture and info! I'll be...

thanks Judy for the picture and info! I'll be careful to select a yarn with good drape, I see what you mean about retaining shape after wearing. That dress looks like a lot of work. Lucky daughter!
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By VictoiseC
Yup, thanks Sue. I was hoping to hear from a few...

Yup, thanks Sue. I was hoping to hear from a few knitters who have actually tacked a whole dress. Maybe later...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By VictoiseC
Oh, this is the other dress I'm considering. ...

Oh, this is the other dress I'm considering. From Debby Stoller's new book. Really cute. don't know about the corn yarn though.

Shoot, my pic is too big and I don't know how to reduce it.

I'll...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By VictoiseC
knitting a dress?

Hi! I've been dyeing :) to knit a dress. I keep looking and looking. There's this one by Vladimir Teriokhin that was in vogue magazine, a lace dress.

(This is actually a video, amazing what you...
Forum: The Lounge 02-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By VictoiseC
Cut up sweat pants. Yup, old sweat pants in...

Cut up sweat pants. Yup, old sweat pants in strips, to make a circular rug. size 15 needles. It's so much work, it's half done, laying in a bag somewhere. ha. It works thought, if you have...
Forum: The Lounge 02-19-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By VictoiseC
that is so cool! thanks! :)

that is so cool! thanks! :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By VictoiseC
http://pip-squeakchapeau.com/shop/kids/helmut $75...

http://pip-squeakchapeau.com/shop/kids/helmut

$75 child's hat
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By VictoiseC
Cool Wool... Thanks! Yes, it is a reasonable...

Cool Wool... Thanks! Yes, it is a reasonable price. Down the street by my house (here in Manhattan) at Barney's they are selling hats like this for $175. And in Brooklyn at Pipsqueak Chapeau,...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-19-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By VictoiseC
Thanks Sue! That really helps. I think I'll do...

Thanks Sue! That really helps. I think I'll do a swatch with the 13s just to check it out but I think it'll be too loosey-goosey.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-19-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By VictoiseC
how to resize a cardigan pattern on smaller needles?

I'm sorry, I've asked this question before a long time ago re another pattern but I still can't do the math. I just go blank.


I've been searching for a picture of this cardigan but I can't find...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By VictoiseC
Thanks artlady for reminding me of that. I do...

Thanks artlady for reminding me of that. I do tend to make up myown designs, departing from very tradtional types of patterns.

The one thing I want to avoid is sitting there churning out cheap...
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By VictoiseC
Um, well, the thrill. I had the thrill when I...

Um, well, the thrill. I had the thrill when I sold a watermelon hat for $60 two years ago. I just want to sell some stuff and make some money. Up here in the Catskills though, handmade and green...
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By VictoiseC
How much % do you expect to get if you put your knits in a shop to sell?

Hi! I've just been offered to put my knit things (hats mostly, some scarves, fingerless mits etc) in a place a friend is going to try and turn into a crafts shop. Small town, not a lot of action...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-28-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By VictoiseC
Yeah, thanks Jan. I get impatient! I did it...

Yeah, thanks Jan. I get impatient! I did it both ways and it looked much better picked up just through back loop only. I hadn't made any socks for a while too and now I want to start right in on...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By VictoiseC
Well, joke's on me. Lots of people looked at...

Well, joke's on me. Lots of people looked at this but no one answered so I kept searching (and also experimented on my two socks) and got this answer.

Apparently, it's better to pick up in the back...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By VictoiseC
Just found this little discussion. I know...

Just found this little discussion. I know nothing about EZ's way.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/knitting/msg091441231447.html
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By VictoiseC
the best way to pick up stitches on the heel (one or both loops?)

I never know whether to post under General Knitting or How to but I guess this is sort of a How To.

I've made several pairs of socks but this one is bothering me. I made the heel in a different...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-20-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By VictoiseC
Great, that's wonderful info. thank you again so...

Great, that's wonderful info. thank you again so much, I've never washed a swatch in my life! Maybe I will do so for the first time because this yarn is quite special....
Forum: Pattern Central 09-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By VictoiseC
swatch?

Suzie, can I ask you one more thing?

this pattern for instance says the swatch should be

US 11 or size needed to get 11 sts x 23 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4.


I think I once...
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