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Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By yarnpiggy
I really like Caron's Simply Soft. They have a...

I really like Caron's Simply Soft. They have a "brites" line that has some really fun colors for kids and teenagers.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,598
Posted By yarnpiggy
You bind off the same way you always would. ...

You bind off the same way you always would. Makes sure that four stitches are off the needles. If it doesn't tell you to break the yarn after that, keep knitting the stitches that are left on the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By yarnpiggy
Wow! That's really cool! Talk about having time...

Wow! That's really cool! Talk about having time on your hands.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By yarnpiggy
Basically, you're just going to be purling to...

Basically, you're just going to be purling to bind off instead of knitting. So, after you purl and the stitch is moved from left to right needle, bind off as normal.
Forum: The Lounge 03-25-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,622
Posted By yarnpiggy
It will change...trust me. I took nearly a year...

It will change...trust me. I took nearly a year off of knitting after my sister died last year. I found my way back to it though.
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By yarnpiggy
Sensational Knitted Socks is one of my favorites,...

Sensational Knitted Socks is one of my favorites, because it really explains the math involved in deciding how many stitches to cast on, how many stitches go into the heel, etc.
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,867
Posted By yarnpiggy
I mainly use circular needle sets--I have Boye,...

I mainly use circular needle sets--I have Boye, Denise, and Harmonies. I have quite a few straight needles though, that I bought in a lot off of Ebay when I first started knitting. I do use them...
Forum: The Lounge 03-23-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,622
Posted By yarnpiggy
:hug: So sorry for your loss. Sending you...

:hug: So sorry for your loss. Sending you positive thoughts, and healing and strength vibes. May your wonderful memories of your husband comfort you as you get through this difficult time.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By yarnpiggy
Very cute!

Very cute!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By yarnpiggy
I think you're onto something with that link! ...

I think you're onto something with that link! Most hats will have you doing gradual decreases (shaping) in the crown so that the top comes to a dome or taper. Since this is more of a top hat look,...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By yarnpiggy
Looking at the hat, and at the pattern, I think...

Looking at the hat, and at the pattern, I think it means you should just knit stockingnet (or however she spells it). I'm not sure why they would throw in "no shaping" when no shaping was previously...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-17-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By yarnpiggy
There is no difference to my knowledge. Maybe...

There is no difference to my knowledge. Maybe one is a British spelling??

The brim is the rolled part at the bottom...then, going upwards, I think you have the crown, then the rim (rolled part...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-17-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By yarnpiggy
If you just knit the 2 stitches that are left on...

If you just knit the 2 stitches that are left on the left needle, you'll end up with 42 stitches total on your right needle. That's what the (42sts) means...anytime it's shown in parenthesis at the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,960
Posted By yarnpiggy
I originally learned to knit to prove to myself...

I originally learned to knit to prove to myself that I could. I didn't think I had a creative bone in my body. As it turned out, I am a lot more creative than I have myself credit for, and I was...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-10-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By yarnpiggy
I had the misfortune of having the same thing...

I had the misfortune of having the same thing happen once. I immediately began using delicious.com and haven't looked back. I have now rebuilt my "library of knitting links" and am so glad that I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By yarnpiggy
It's been a while, but I used Quattro in a bag I...

It's been a while, but I used Quattro in a bag I made for my mother. It was dark and light purple mixed together. Once felted, it just kind of blurred a bit, but you could definitely still see the...
Forum: The Lounge 03-06-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By yarnpiggy
"We don't know how strong we are until being...

"We don't know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have." This quote helped me retain my sanity through the worst year of my life. (It began December 19, 2007, and ended...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-04-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By yarnpiggy
I use long tail cast on, but I do it over two...

I use long tail cast on, but I do it over two needles held together.
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By yarnpiggy
If a chart is more complex than just 2 or 3...

If a chart is more complex than just 2 or 3 symbols, I get out the colored pencils and color code the chart. So, all K2tog boxes would be pink, all SSK's would be green, etc. It makes it a little...
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7,442
Views: 1,427,265
Posted By yarnpiggy
Hi everyone!!! I'm just getting back to knitting...

Hi everyone!!! I'm just getting back to knitting after a hiatus that lasted about a year and a half. I started knitting 4 years ago.

I live in MN with my new husband (we were married 8/23/08) and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By yarnpiggy
I think Sensational Knitted Socks is one of the...

I think Sensational Knitted Socks is one of the BEST sock books out there. I :heart: :heart: :heart: this book! There are lots of pattern options, and the sizing charts are great! The way the...
Forum: The Lounge 09-25-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,420
Posted By yarnpiggy
Krystal- I used to have this problem too. Have...

Krystal-

I used to have this problem too. Have you checked the little holes around the rim--there are like four of them. Sterilize a pin and stick it through each of them. There may be some...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,623
Posted By yarnpiggy
Wow! I'm gonna have to let me fiance in on this...

Wow! I'm gonna have to let me fiance in on this secret to anxiety management. He was just diagnosed with severe anxiety and put on two meds. He's really bummed about it, because he's not a "meds...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,129
Posted By yarnpiggy
Ooooooohhhh. I always drive through St. Louis...

Ooooooohhhh. I always drive through St. Louis Park to get to Yarn Cafe in Maple Grove, so if you move into the St. Louis Park area, you'll be close. The Yarn Cafe is one of my favorite LYS. :D

I...
Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By yarnpiggy
I use this mini row counter...

I use this mini row counter (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/073654.html). I like it because I can wear it around my neck, and it can be locked when I put down my knitting, so no fear of anyone...
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