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Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By knovice
I read somewhere (maybe in one of the Yarn...

I read somewhere (maybe in one of the Yarn Harlot's books) that it's possible to make knitting needles out of *paper* that would be allowed under even the most stringent airport security guidelines....
Forum: General Knitting 06-29-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By knovice
I love Debbie Bliss, too, but my other...

I love Debbie Bliss, too, but my other recommendation would be for The Yarn Girls. Their book, "The Yarn Girls Guide to Kid Knits" is full of cute things that are relatively easy to knit -- lots of...
Forum: General Knitting 06-29-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,116
Posted By knovice
My friend's teenage son loves his gauntlets....

My friend's teenage son loves his gauntlets. They're really just like large cuffs or wide bracelets. I know you said you aren't experienced enough to make a pattern, but this would just involve...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By knovice
I'll have to check it out. I'm always on the...

I'll have to check it out. I'm always on the lookout for sweaters my DH would actually wear. I think part of the problem with most sweater designs for handknitting for men is that the designers like...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,215
Posted By knovice
Go to the yarn store and let your imagination run...

Go to the yarn store and let your imagination run wild... I make a lot of baby blankets, and I never, ever buy yarn from the "insipid baby palette" section.

Babies love bright colors, anyway... you...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-08-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By knovice
Sl5P wyif: Slip 5 stitches purlwise with yarn in...

Sl5P wyif: Slip 5 stitches purlwise with yarn in front. i.e., move the yarn to the front of your work (by going between the two needles), then slip the next 5 stitches from one needle to the other as...
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By knovice
Oh, how terribly sad! :-( Is it only me, or are...

Oh, how terribly sad! :-(

Is it only me, or are any of the rest of you now secretly justifying your Malabrigo stash (just a tiny little bit)?
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By knovice
You poor thing! Sometimes the kind of needles...

You poor thing! Sometimes the kind of needles you're using can make a difference. Long straight needles put a lot of weight on your wrists. Knitting on circulars allows most of the weight of the...
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By knovice
I did both the coat and bunting a year or two...

I did both the coat and bunting a year or two ago. While I don't have pictures, they turned out darling. I used Lion Microspun and changed the colorways to something I liked better. It was an easy...
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,828
Posted By knovice
Another voice against bamboo needles. I also find...

Another voice against bamboo needles. I also find them snaggy and slow. But other wooden needles can be quite nice. I'm a fan of Lantern Moon straights and a Harmony interchangeables.
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,704
Posted By knovice
reinforcing thread on sock heels

Experienced sock knitters, please weigh in -- what's your opinion on using reinforcing thread on the heels and toes of socks? Does it make them stronger, or put more wear on the main yarn sooner?
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By knovice
My kids, 6 and 8 *love* the stuff I knit for...

My kids, 6 and 8 *love* the stuff I knit for them. They're very enthusiastic (in short bursts) about knitting themselves (with help from mom), and even like to go to the LYS. (They have terrible...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,976
Posted By knovice
As for a specific pattern... a "Martha" poncho...

As for a specific pattern... a "Martha" poncho actually could do the trick, with one adjustment. Instead of sewing the front portion all the way up, I'd sew it halfway up and do the rest with buttons...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,976
Posted By knovice
When I nursed my two I never used a coverup....

When I nursed my two I never used a coverup. Either they would have interfered with my line of sight, or the babies (once they were a few months old) would have pulled them off.

What was super...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By knovice
I agree with the idea of cotton or bamboo. If...

I agree with the idea of cotton or bamboo. If you're trying to buy from Joanne's web site, you can look to Lion's Organic Cotton. Again, not as stretchy as wool, so you'd have to consider that in...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,311
Posted By knovice
Knitting while seeing a professional play? In the...

Knitting while seeing a professional play? In the front row? With metal needes... I agree with you all, no way.

But I have to say that there is one kind of live performance where I always bring my...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By knovice
Wow. I bet they knit backwards instead of turning...

Wow. I bet they knit backwards instead of turning the work around to purl. ;-)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By knovice
Most likely, you should have done a "wrap &...

Most likely, you should have done a "wrap & turn," which involves sort of wrapping the yarn around the last stitch on the needle by slipping the stitch to the other needle, bringing the yarn forward,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,579
Posted By knovice
Hmmm... maybe you frogged too hastily, Mason....

Hmmm... maybe you frogged too hastily, Mason. Moebius vest? ;-)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-07-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By knovice
Casting on two-at-a-time sleeves or socks

I am a lazy knitter with serious second-sock (or sleeve) syndrome and an aversion to seaming things up, so I knit as much as possible in the round and two-at-a-time whenever I can. I have a question...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By knovice
Casting on two-at-a-time sleeves or socks

I am a lazy knitter with serious second-sock (or sleeve) syndrome and an aversion to seaming things up, so I knit as much as possible in the round and two-at-a-time whenever I can. I have a question...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By knovice
You can always line them up, side-by-side, and...

You can always line them up, side-by-side, and wrap a rubber band around the tips a few times. Or do as I do, live a little dangerously, slide the knitting to the other end and stab the points into...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By knovice
Removing pills

What's your preferred method for removing pills? I've seen some contraptions out there for de-fuzzing sweaters, and it's also occurred to me that an electric razor could be used. What works best, in...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By knovice
Ooh! We have some Altoids in the house! Must save...

Ooh! We have some Altoids in the house! Must save the Altoids boxes!!!!
Forum: General Knitting 04-04-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By knovice
I tend to like KnitSimple the best. The articles...

I tend to like KnitSimple the best. The articles are usually of interest and the patterns cute and not too tough to tackle. It's such a personal thing -- really depends on what kind of knitter you...
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