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Forum: How-to Questions 03-19-2008, 01:38 PM
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Posted By MadelineM
Thank you! I was curious about that...I do see...

Thank you! I was curious about that...I do see that different patterns are different sizes. Is it ok for seaming if my squares have slightly different stitch dimensions (as in, one is 30 stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By MadelineM
baby blanket help?

(x-posted from Ravelry board...) So, I'm making a baby blanket for a faculty couple in my college dorm who are expecting their first. I'm hoping I can take the opportunity to learn some new stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By MadelineM
I often find, though, that wool yarns feel much...

I often find, though, that wool yarns feel much scratchier in the skein than they do knitted up. I even thought Malabrigo felt a little rough twisted into a skein, but I'm totally in love with it...
Forum: General Knitting 03-14-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By MadelineM
Thoughts on Noro Kureyon?

Naturally, I've heard tons and tons about this magically self-striping yarn, but whenever I feel it in a store it feels really rough and scratchy to me. But I've been itching for a bigger, more...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-14-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By MadelineM
I was working on a cable project once and I went...

I was working on a cable project once and I went to class and accidentally forgot the paperclip I was using as a cable needle. I desperately went to a little cafe in the building I was in looking for...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By MadelineM
And if you're a total math dork like me, you'll...

And if you're a total math dork like me, you'll think of "CO a multiple of 6 minus 1" as "CO -1 (mod 6) stitches." :rofl:
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By MadelineM
So, I have a question about knitted dishtowels --...

So, I have a question about knitted dishtowels -- I've never made one before (college student, no kitchen :)), but I was poking around the pattern website, and none of the pictures look like...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By MadelineM
Well, that's the thing...I DID use kitchener. I...

Well, that's the thing...I DID use kitchener. I knew that 3-needle bindoff would give me a ridge I didn't want. I'm not exactly sure why the ridge exists, but I haven't grafted a ton of stuff, so I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By MadelineM
grafting question?

So, I finished my first lace scarf! It's a tiger eye pattern, and it's beautiful. I did it in 2 pieces for symmetry, and grafted them together at the end. But I must have been high or something,...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By MadelineM
Well, I love the needles, except there's a...

Well, I love the needles, except there's a splinter in one of the #11 tips. Bummer! I called KnitPicks and they were real nice and they're going to send me a replacement. I guess that happens with...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By MadelineM
yarn rec for a kid project?

So, I can't make it to my cousin Daniela's bat mitzvah (because it's in Los Angeles and I'll be taking midterms in Philadelphia). She's something of a diva--loves strutting around the house in boas...
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By MadelineM
got my options!

Or, the wood version...are they still called Options? I thought so. Anyhow, as everyone has said, they knit like a dream. The only problem I've had with them is perhaps more a problem with...
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By MadelineM
That is a good idea, especially for a mom :)....

That is a good idea, especially for a mom :). Cotton, you think? What do you make dishcloths out of?
Forum: General Knitting 03-05-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By MadelineM
yarn rec for new knitter? plus a question about teaching...

I told my mom last night that she should learn how to knit (since I find it totally calms me down and she's kinda high-strung...3 kids, full-time job, etc :)), and she said I should teach her over...
Forum: General Knitting 03-05-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By MadelineM
Oh, good. I kind of thought I was burying my head...

Oh, good. I kind of thought I was burying my head in the sand regarding other cast-ons, but I guess it's not so bad after all. :-p
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By MadelineM
casting on

Ok, I'm totally a little sheepish to be asking this question, but I'll do it anyway. When I first learned to knit, I learned the long-tail cast-on first, as I suspect many people did. I learned a few...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By MadelineM
I've been doing the tiger eye scarf, and I find...

I've been doing the tiger eye scarf, and I find it really hard to read. But, I am inexperienced with lace.
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By MadelineM
do you memorize lace?

As I mentioned on another thread somewhere, I'm involved in my first serious lace project, and I have an idle curiosity. I figured that I'd be really dependent on the pattern for the first few...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By MadelineM
Speaking of options, did anyone who ordered them...

Speaking of options, did anyone who ordered them have trouble ordering online? I tried to do it last night, and then called today when I didn't get any kind of confirmation and it turned out the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By MadelineM
Hooray! I bought them (the harmony ones, I don't...

Hooray! I bought them (the harmony ones, I don't think I could ever get used to knitting with metal), and I'm excited. I never splurge on myself. :-p
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By MadelineM
blocking question!

I'm making my first serious foray into lace with the tiger eye lace scarf in a beautiful Manos del Uruguay silk blend (in Violets, if anyone's interested, which is stunning...I'll post a picture when...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By MadelineM
round v. straight needles

I am SURE this has been asked before, so if you don't feel like answering, feel free to just point me in the right direction. :) Historically, I've bought fairly cheap needles, because (a) I'm a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-28-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By MadelineM
help me decide!

So, I'm thinking I want to make myself a scarf for spring, but I don't know exactly what...something light and colorful. I was thinking something lacy, and I think I want to work in silk (because...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By MadelineM
short row help

I'm getting ready to start the urban rustic gloves from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTurbanrustic.html) and I need a little help understanding their short row instructions, since...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By MadelineM
also need pattern help :-)

Thanks in advance! I'm making a hat, which has an abbreviation IncR, which it defines as "Knit into RH side of next stitch in the row below." It occurs on knit rows, and is supposed to be an...
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