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Forum: General Knitting 01-20-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By globaltraveler
No fair, you got to my idea ahead of me! ;) Mind...

No fair, you got to my idea ahead of me! ;)

Mind you, I haven't gotten as far as you yet, I don't think I've actually lost any weight! :D
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By globaltraveler
I do feel sorry for the moderators, though,...

I do feel sorry for the moderators, though, having to cope with the interchangeable needles question every week or so. But so long as you lot don't mind dealing with it... :)
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By globaltraveler
Wondered when you were finally going to get them...

Wondered when you were finally going to get them over there. I'm waiting for a package from Get Knitted today that will complete the set of KP Harmonies, including the extra sizes of cables and these...
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By globaltraveler
If you clip right above the elbow, ie: wherever...

If you clip right above the elbow, ie: wherever the longest bit of the sleeve is that has the fewest decreases, unravel the sleeve down, then knit it back up with faster decreases, you should be able...
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,761
Posted By globaltraveler
Here's Nanette's take on weaving floats...

Here's Nanette's take on weaving floats (http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/2007/11/dealing-with-floats-ive-answered-so.html) -- she suggests catching the floats in different stitches, among other...
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,761
Posted By globaltraveler
Technically, Fair Isle only carries two colors in...

Technically, Fair Isle only carries two colors in a row, but yeah, I'd personally carry the black and red together and consider "catching" them behind the fourth stitch of silver -- or perhaps...
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,675
Posted By globaltraveler
If you can knit, purl, yarnover, and follow...

If you can knit, purl, yarnover, and follow directions, you're ready to knit a sweater. And make sure you keep it when you don't want to wear it any longer, because someday you will fondly look back...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By globaltraveler
I'm just about to blog it. :) I'm not a Denise...

I'm just about to blog it. :) I'm not a Denise fan, though, so I'm not entering -- don't want to possibly win the thing when someone who would love them would be much more delighted to get them!
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By globaltraveler
Are you on Ravelry? You might try searching in...

Are you on Ravelry? You might try searching in the yarns there. Also try yarndex.com.
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By globaltraveler
You might try washing it in a high lanolin wool...

You might try washing it in a high lanolin wool soap and possibly try using a hair conditioner in the rinse to see if it softens it up. You could also try crocheting with it, or using a lace pattern...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By globaltraveler
Warnings in copyright notices are to help a...

Warnings in copyright notices are to help a copyright owner protect their copyright. What is legal and what is ethical are not necessarily the same things, and most notices are mainly there to...
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By globaltraveler
I have a full set of wood DPNs but hardly ever...

I have a full set of wood DPNs but hardly ever use them, usually preferring circular needles...because two tips and a cable are easier to keep track of than five pins, they're much harder to lose one...
Forum: General Knitting 12-25-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By globaltraveler
Happy Holidays, everyone!

Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, whatever your tradition may be: may you have the best of all holidays and very best wishes for a fantastic year up ahead of us...let's make it...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By globaltraveler
Aargh. Really. Swatch. You won't know what it...

Aargh. Really. Swatch. You won't know what it will do for you and with the other yarn until you do a swatch. :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By globaltraveler
Do a swatch. :)

Do a swatch. :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-18-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By globaltraveler
Thanks for that -- boy, is that the truth. Having...

Thanks for that -- boy, is that the truth. Having made my living in textiles one way or another on and off since I was 17, I have to say that's all pretty much true.
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By globaltraveler
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/...

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By globaltraveler
I've come to prefer no scents over perfumes of...

I've come to prefer no scents over perfumes of any sort, either worn as a scent or in my clothes, etc. Not quite all of my partners have either been allergic or highly sensitive to scented products,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By globaltraveler
I like being able to knit on the train and watch...

I like being able to knit on the train and watch the scenery at the same time...or surreptitiously read the paper of the person across from me. :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-16-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By globaltraveler
S'funny. They've done some kind of study that...

S'funny. They've done some kind of study that people will perceive that something is clean even though it isn't, so long as it *smells* what they perceive as clean. I was going to buy some of those...
Forum: General Knitting 12-15-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By globaltraveler
Wh'hey, Mike! It makes a lot of difference as to...

Wh'hey, Mike!

It makes a lot of difference as to whether people can deal with you knitting while you talk to them, doesn't it? :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By globaltraveler
Sandy -- Agree (1,000,000)

Sandy -- Agree (1,000,000)
Forum: General Knitting 12-11-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By globaltraveler
I have heard stories of agents refusing circular...

I have heard stories of agents refusing circular needles for exactly that reason, Jan! -- just because something is allowed under TSA guidelines doesn't mean an agent won't yank the needles.

Thought...
Forum: General Knitting 12-11-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By globaltraveler
Way to go! Going to post a pic?

Way to go! Going to post a pic?
Forum: General Knitting 12-08-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,322
Posted By globaltraveler
Have you tried a soft cotton rope? That'd...

Have you tried a soft cotton rope? That'd certainly be your cheapest option, and you can dye it to whatever color(s) you want. You can also turn broomstick handles or whatever to make big enough...
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