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Forum: Pattern Central 09-16-2009, 11:15 AM
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Views: 5,457
Posted By CTbarb
Thank you both!

Thank you both!
Forum: Pattern Central 09-15-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,457
Posted By CTbarb
Looking for easy pumpkin hat pattern

Hi,
I'm looking for a real simple pumpkin hat pattern, hopefully without using dp needles. I'd rather it be so simple that I could just use straight or circular needles. I had found one a few days...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By CTbarb
I'm so sorry about the copyright laws, I didn't...

I'm so sorry about the copyright laws, I didn't know, it was a free pattern.

The gauge for the 13 needles was the Thick and Quick yarn, not what the pattern called for. I am at a loss as to ask for...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By CTbarb
Can I adapt this pattern to a heavier yarn?

This afghan pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, but I would like to use a heavier yarn. Ideally, I could use Lion Brand's Thick and Quick, which is super bulky, this is Thick and Quick's...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,446
Posted By CTbarb
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,446
Posted By CTbarb
Question about "scrunchable scarf" pattern

I am starting a new pattern, but have a quick question. Here is the pattern:
http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftsscarf.htm


Cast on a multiple of 3 sts (plus one on each edge for a selvage).
The...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-22-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By CTbarb
That link is a great help, thank you! I'm not...

That link is a great help, thank you!

I'm not really sure what sort of yarn, as long as it isn't too scratchy or really expensive. And I think acrylic would probably be cheaper than wool, right?
Forum: Pattern Central 08-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By CTbarb
Need help please finding yarn substitution

Iím starting a class soon for a poncho, and the instructions call for Farmhouse Yarns. I need eight skeins, but they are $18.00 a skein! Ouch! So Iím trying to find a cheaper alternative. The gauge...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,035
Posted By CTbarb
Well, I'm the only one here, but I figured it...

Well, I'm the only one here, but I figured it out, I needed to knit one stitch and bind off three. I have 82 stitches now, although one of the bound off sides seems a bit longer than the other for...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,035
Posted By CTbarb
OH wait. I only did one row so far, maybe after...

OH wait. I only did one row so far, maybe after the second row I'll be at 82. Duh! ROFL Let me try that, how embarassing if it was that simple! Still I did two rows the first time around and I was...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,035
Posted By CTbarb
Having problems with armhole shaping/bind-off for sweater

I cannot seem to figure this out, I hope someone can help me. I'm working on an "easy bulky sweater" by Melinda Goodfellow. I have done the back of the sweater in a stockinette stitch for 18", and...
Forum: The Lounge 02-23-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By CTbarb
That is so cool!

That is so cool!
Forum: The Lounge 02-23-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By CTbarb
I'm sorry, I just don't care for Rachael Ray. ...

I'm sorry, I just don't care for Rachael Ray. She totally irritates me. The very mention of her name is like nails down a chalkboard. LOL!
Forum: The Lounge 02-23-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By CTbarb
I love the book! I love all of Philippa...

I love the book! I love all of Philippa Gregory's books. I would like to see the movie, but I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD.
Forum: General Knitting 01-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By CTbarb
I'm fairly new to knitting too, welcome! I would...

I'm fairly new to knitting too, welcome! I would definitely suggest trying another yarn, the thicker the better. And just play those videos over and over, and try to follow them. I have learned so...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By CTbarb
My MIL gave me The Knitting Answer Book by...

My MIL gave me The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe, and I really like it. The author does a very good job of explaining various stitches, problems you may encounter knitting, and how to...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By CTbarb
Michael's and JoAnn's are also a half hour from...

Michael's and JoAnn's are also a half hour from me, and I didn't even realize they sold yarn. I'll have to check them one day when I am in that region.

I checked out knitpicks, what awesome prices...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By CTbarb
Thanks, everyone! Yes Shandeh, I did see your...

Thanks, everyone!

Yes Shandeh, I did see your link, but was wondering what other brands besides Lion might work. I just wanted as many options as possible before choosing. Other than Lion Brand...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By CTbarb
Thank you! So I'm guessing that most everyone...

Thank you!

So I'm guessing that most everyone goes to a yarn store to buy their yarn? Other than worsted weight, I still haven't gotten many specifics as far as recommendations/brands. Maybe I...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By CTbarb
I've knitted a few scarves using Plymouth Yukon...

I've knitted a few scarves using Plymouth Yukon yarn, it is very soft, too. It is 35% mohair.
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By CTbarb
Oh, and the closest yarn store to me is a good...

Oh, and the closest yarn store to me is a good half hour away, that's why I generally buy yarn online.
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By CTbarb
Thanks! I'm really not crazy about the...

Thanks! I'm really not crazy about the ribbon-type yarn, I'd rather have something softer. I will look into the yarns you suggested.

We posted at the same time Shandeh, thanks so much for the help!
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By CTbarb
What kind of yarn would you suggest?

I'm fairly new to knitting, and can do the basic knit and purl stitches. I found a sweater pattern that looks really easy, but I can't figure out what kind of yarn to buy for it. I generally buy my...
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By CTbarb
I'm flying from NY to Orlando in May, and the...

I'm flying from NY to Orlando in May, and the airline website says they permit knitting needles. I certainly hope so, I'd hate to have to leave them behind as I was going through security.
Forum: The Lounge 11-03-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By CTbarb
How awful, I bet you had an allergic reaction to...

How awful, I bet you had an allergic reaction to it. I'm sorry you had to go through that.

I have had the Mirena for two years, it was inserted within a minute or two, and I wasn't knocked out. ...
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