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Forum: How-to Questions 06-15-2009, 12:32 AM
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Posted By emmilen
Try heels by number...

Try heels by number (http://http://www.socknitters.com/Tips/heels_by_the_number.htm). It's my go-to guide for heels when I'm knitting socks on the fly (or if I don't like the heel a particular sock...
Forum: General Knitting 06-14-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By emmilen
I'm in the Socks That Rock club and Woolgirl's...

I'm in the Socks That Rock club and Woolgirl's club, and I have to say that for the money, Woolgirl's is a far better deal--beautiful yarns and patterns, as well as lots of really cool goodies. The...
Forum: General Knitting 06-14-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By emmilen
I've never heard of the yarn (though that really...

I've never heard of the yarn (though that really doesn't mean much!), but given the weight and color, it sounds like it might make a beautiful lace/openwork shawl or wrap.
Forum: General Knitting 06-13-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By emmilen
I didn't add rows to the heels, no. I kept them...

I didn't add rows to the heels, no. I kept them the same length as usual. I picked up the usual number for the gusset, too--no changes there.

Where the rows disappear is underneath the heel...
Forum: General Knitting 06-13-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By emmilen
You're not doing anything wrong--it's the swift...

You're not doing anything wrong--it's the swift that's the problem. I have a wooden one, too, and had to sand and then oil the middle pole so that the outside umbrella thingy would move, well,...
Forum: General Knitting 06-13-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By emmilen
Oh, that is adorable! I need to knit one of those...

Oh, that is adorable! I need to knit one of those for my husband. He keeps odd stuffed animals on and around his computer.

Those snowflakes next to the patterns make me anxious, though--to think of...
Forum: General Knitting 06-13-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By emmilen
I've found that as long as the number of stitches...

I've found that as long as the number of stitches is odd, then whatever number you use works well. I recently started a heel turn with 7 stitches, and had no problems. I'm guessing 9 sts will give...
Forum: General Knitting 06-13-2009, 08:26 AM
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Posted By emmilen
Hi! I'm Emmilen and have been knitting for about...

Hi!

I'm Emmilen and have been knitting for about 4 years. I love the videos here--very helpful! My favorite projects to knit are socks, but I've knit at least one of almost everything. I'm not an...
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