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Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,418
Posted By RoseFairy
Didn't the books make a whole lot more sense once...

Didn't the books make a whole lot more sense once someone showed you how to knit and purl? I know that when I tried to learn from a book it was super confusing to me. After someone showed me how to...
Forum: General Knitting 06-11-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,765
Posted By RoseFairy
I think it's like Ingrid says. Maybe the secret...

I think it's like Ingrid says. Maybe the secret is following directions? I've never really found anything really challenging per say, and I've never had much difficulty with any patterns. I just tend...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By RoseFairy
You think P1, K1 into a yo is difficult? One of...

You think P1, K1 into a yo is difficult? One of my projects at the moment called for 9 sts into a yo. Granted it was a double yo, but it was still a tight fit. A practice square is a good idea though.
Forum: General Knitting 06-06-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,275
Posted By RoseFairy
Lol. I'm the same way, I start to post more when...

Lol. I'm the same way, I start to post more when I'm bored =P. As for what you should knit, are you trying to practice the basics? Or do you want to make an actual project? A garter st scarf (knit...
Forum: General Knitting 06-06-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,163
Posted By RoseFairy
I completely agree! Recently I met someone who...

I completely agree! Recently I met someone who was learning to knit and was showing someone how to knit a stitch. Their aunt was watching me knit and she said that the way I was holding the yarn (I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-06-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By RoseFairy
The reason they have a piece in progress is...

The reason they have a piece in progress is because they are just showing you the knit stitch. Each video shows you a specific technique, not the whole process. If you want to see a demo of someone...
Forum: General Knitting 06-06-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,418
Posted By RoseFairy
Most new knitters' works aren't that neat and...

Most new knitters' works aren't that neat and even so don't worry about it looking like crap. As for what you can knit, the standard is a garter st scarf to get knit stitches down. Dishclothes are...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,418
Posted By RoseFairy
Awww... I think it's sweet that your daughter...

Awww... I think it's sweet that your daughter claimed your first project and that she still loves it. My first project was a boucle scarf that my mom claimed and has gone missing. I do however have...
Forum: General Knitting 06-01-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,418
Posted By RoseFairy
So many interesting stories of how people...

So many interesting stories of how people learning to knit =D So back in Oct. 2007 I was working Part-Time at a Department store and I was talking to a woman when I saw a knitted sweater. I pointed...
Forum: General Knitting 05-30-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,418
Posted By RoseFairy
Curious.. Do you remember first learning to knit?

Okay I'm very curious, does anyone remember what it was like when you first learned to knit? Was it difficult or easy? How did your knitting looked? Was it messy or neat looking? Loose or tight? Does...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By RoseFairy
Well when you switch to the white, instead of...

Well when you switch to the white, instead of continuing the i-cord you would decrease the sts from 6 to 5, then seperate the hand into fingers by just knitting 1 st back and forth. The 5 sts would...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By RoseFairy
If you look at this person's...

If you look at this person's (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/marico/jack-skellington) finished Skeleton Jack you'll see in the bottom picture a close up of the hands. It looks like you could simply...
Forum: General Knitting 05-04-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By RoseFairy
Dryers can also super fuzz your felt items. I...

Dryers can also super fuzz your felt items. I tossed my recent finished messenger bag into the dryer, it didn't shrink, but it fuzzed up. The reason it didn't shrink in the dryer is probably because...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RoseFairy
From the size of the hook I'm guessing you...

From the size of the hook I'm guessing you continue using the strands held double, since the hook size is the same as the needle size.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By RoseFairy
I don't think you're knitting too tightly. I've...

I don't think you're knitting too tightly. I've tried it with dpns before as well and found that it's a bit tougher to knit them off dpns. I think it's because when you use circulars you slide the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-01-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,261
Posted By RoseFairy
It's a very pretty scarf. I might make one...

It's a very pretty scarf. I might make one someday =D
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-01-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,472
Posted By RoseFairy
It's a beautiful hat. Sorry that it didn't fit...

It's a beautiful hat. Sorry that it didn't fit you, I'm sure the next one will be better. But don't worry, everyone has had gauge problems. I know I still do. I had to remake a hat 3 times because I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By RoseFairy
Thanks for all the nice comments. I love...

Thanks for all the nice comments. I love messenger bags so I decided to finally make one. This one has been in my queue for a long time. I went with more neutral colors so it would match with more.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By RoseFairy
FO: Messenger Bag

I finally finished sewing on the closures for my felted/fulled messenger bag. They're uneven and slightly different sizes, but I'm too lazy to fix them. Also there's a dent in front from where I...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-26-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By RoseFairy
When you knit normally I knit off the left hand...

When you knit normally I knit off the left hand needle onto the right hand needle. That's counter-clockwise. Clockwise would be right to left. So the direction you knit in the video is the same...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-24-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,879
Posted By RoseFairy
Oops sometimes wording on sentences confuse me....

Oops sometimes wording on sentences confuse me. And sorry I thought you were female >.<, I don't really check profiles etc... so yeah sorry.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-24-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,879
Posted By RoseFairy
You're going to have to sew on the arms at the...

You're going to have to sew on the arms at the very least, and very possibly the head as well.



Well if you really don't want to use double points, circulars, or sew you could do the "'knit 1 st,...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-24-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,879
Posted By RoseFairy
Umm... do you have a picture of what you want the...

Umm... do you have a picture of what you want the anime plushie to look like? I think that would give a better idea of the type of pattern you're looking for. Like are you looking for a UFO catcher...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By RoseFairy
Well, you're knitting a border onto the edge so...

Well, you're knitting a border onto the edge so you could use the corresponding strip color, or you can use a single color. It depends on how you want the bag to look.
Forum: General Knitting 04-22-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By RoseFairy
Aside from what was mentioned previously, I'd...

Aside from what was mentioned previously, I'd recommend using the long-tail cast on. Sure it may look complicated, but it's one of the commonly used cast on. Also when you're learning to knit try not...
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