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Forum: Pattern Central 06-11-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Purlster
ISO V-neck Sweater Pattern

Howdy,

I am searching for a pattern, fairly particular, and am ready to give up after wading through hundreds of patterns on ravelry. I am looking for a basic v-neck pullover sweater. A little on...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 06-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By Purlster
FOUND -- ISO Lion Brand Fun Fur in Silver Fox

Looooong shot, I know. Anyone in Boston area have a skein of Lion Brand Fun Fur in the color Silver Fox? Dye lot is immaterial. I need this for today, and no store in the area seems to have it in...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Purlster
Yes, both Union and Confederate uniforms. I have...

Yes, both Union and Confederate uniforms. I have made a number of stuffed animals for my daughter using Barbara Prime's wonderful patters. We are planning a Civil War history field trip and I...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-14-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Purlster
Charlotte, You flatter my skills! I will muddle...

Charlotte,

You flatter my skills! I will muddle through with this excellent start. Thanks so much.

Alex
Forum: Pattern Central 03-14-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Purlster
Civil War Uniform Patterns for Toys

Okay, how's this for specific? I am trying to find knitting patterns for civil war uniforms (and any accessories or paraphernalia) for stuffed animals or dolls (about 8-10 inches tall). I have been...
Forum: The Lounge 12-09-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Purlster
Fair enough: I am going to go with the Brother...

Fair enough: I am going to go with the Brother 2600i. It looks entry-level enough and got fairly positive reviews via amazon. At $77 delivered, it is worth the gamble. If my daughter sticks with...
Forum: The Lounge 12-09-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Purlster
I knew I could count on you guys for help. ...

I knew I could count on you guys for help. Thanks!
Forum: The Lounge 12-08-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Purlster
Beginner Sewing Machine Advice Needed

First of all, you guys are the best! I don't know what I'd do without the excellent advice I get here on knitting. Now I have a question that is completely non-knitting related. My daughter is 10...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-03-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Purlster
Cyndi, That's terrific! Thanks for all of your...

Cyndi,

That's terrific! Thanks for all of your wonderful advice. I know my question was vague and I don't know where to begin, so I appreciate your patience. I was hoping to find some good...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-02-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Purlster
What about spinning resources in the Boston area?...

What about spinning resources in the Boston area? I would love to see a shop nearby to explore and get a sense of what's out there.

Thanks!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-30-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Purlster
Thanks, mullerslanefarm, this looks great. I...

Thanks, mullerslanefarm, this looks great. I really don't know where to begin. I'll have to look out for a used wheel and a patient friend who spins...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-29-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Purlster
Okay, so now that I have knitting under my belt...

what about spinning? Where to begin? Any advice for how a beginner can get started?

Thanks!

Alex
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 02-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By Purlster
Dear beebuzy, Thank you so much! I did not get...

Dear beebuzy,

Thank you so much! I did not get it yet and would love it. Just let me know.

Thanks again!
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,700
Posted By Purlster
Guy Knitter

I second the guy knitter reaction. As a guy knitter, I get all kinds of comments. I knit on the commuter train to Boston (one hour each way), so most people know me as a knitter by now.
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By Purlster
Yes, as a guy, I had a hard time finding a...

Yes, as a guy, I had a hard time finding a non-girly knitting bag. This thing is also indestructible. I put it on the floor of the commuter train, I carry it in the rain and snow, I stuff it and...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By Purlster
I know! That is my favorite as well. It makes...

I know! That is my favorite as well. It makes me wish I waited to buy one until that color came out.
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 01-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By Purlster
Looking for Magazine - Piecework July/August 2009 by Interweave

Hello,

I am looking for the July/August 2009 issue of Piecework by Interweave. It includes a pattern called "Tree of Life Mittens" by Susan Kolstad.

If anyone has this and is willing to part with...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By Purlster
Tom Bihn Swift Knitting Bag

A big BIG vote for the Swift by Tom Bihn:

http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/KNIT/TB0660

I have it in Olive/Linen, and it is fantastic. Very roomy but not huge, with two zippered clear pockets...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-14-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Purlster
Update

Well, blocking definitely helped. I found the best result was to purl very tightly (give a little extra tug to tighten each purl stitch). Of course, then the cloth comes out more rectangular than...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Purlster
Thanks!

That makes sense. I'll have to try it a few times on some scrap yarn to be sure I get it.

Man, I've got to start a scrap square to just practice all these things on. Whenever I want/have to try...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Purlster
P1 and K1 into the same YO

Greetings,

I am thinking of tackling this pattern for a shawl:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ez-100th-anniversary-camping-half-circle

The instructions are a little tricky for me, as I am...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Purlster
Need help getting pattern to 'pop'

Hello,

I am knitting these cute fruit cloths by www.krisknits.com:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KristenKnits/fruit-cloths

I am using Lily's Sugar'n Cream on size 3 needles (3.25 mm). Even so,...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Purlster
Margaret, Your daughter probably has seen me, as...

Margaret,

Your daughter probably has seen me, as I'm pretty sure I'm the only guy knitting on the train!

I'm glad you bought the pattern. They are fun little mitts. Are you doing anything...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Purlster
Here's a post from Yarn Harlot on the...

Here's a post from Yarn Harlot on the subject:

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2007/12/28/an_afterthought.html

which just came up recently in another of her...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-04-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Purlster
Ugh, may be too complicated for me. I've never...

Ugh, may be too complicated for me. I've never done color work, and I'm not sure intarsia in the round is the way to start! I suppose an alternative would be to make it fair isle by adding a simple...
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