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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 03:57 PM
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Posted By usamacka
Photo of granddaughter in Summer shade dress

This was the first photo my daughter took after the box arrived. I told her it looked as though she was LASSOING the little one!!
May be a bit big, but will be perfect for the Florida summer. I...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 347
Posted By usamacka
Thumbs up I agree everything is a matter of practice....I...

I agree everything is a matter of practice....I can do the continental style but because it is not how I originally learned I find myself throwing the yarn English style is just as quick for me.
I...
Forum: The Lounge Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By usamacka
Great article on knitting on the web

http://theconversation.com/current-crafts-craze-echoes-world-war-i-knitting-projects-24860

This is an article a friend sent me the link to about knitting during World War I. I have been watching...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-13-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By usamacka
The yarn is called Gedifra top soft made in Italy.

The yarn is called Gedifra top soft made in Italy.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By usamacka
French bathing suit for granddaughter

Before I retired one of my co workers handed me a sack of yarn that she said she had bought it to make a bathing suit. She decided and she would never use the yarn, so she gave it to me. As I am in...
Forum: The Lounge 04-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By usamacka
First of all...WOW can I relate! During the...

First of all...WOW can I relate! During the cleaning out process and reorganizing of my knitting room, I have come to ONE conclusion. Use up all of my most expensive yarn first! So far....every...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 211
Posted By usamacka
That is one of the CUTEST patterns I have seen! ...

That is one of the CUTEST patterns I have seen! Love it! Wish I was a crocheter..but will pass it on to my friend....OR MAKE HER TEACH ME...she has shown me some basics when I have to edge some...
Forum: The Lounge 04-05-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By usamacka
I actually have two of these lamps. I found one...

I actually have two of these lamps. I found one at Tuesday Morning and the other got at an estate sale. THey are both the desk type and I have one on my sewing machine table and the other on my...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By usamacka
This was NEWS to me. Glad you wrote the post.

This was NEWS to me. Glad you wrote the post.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-05-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 289
Posted By usamacka
Your socks turned out GREAT! I really like the...

Your socks turned out GREAT! I really like the look of the yarn....I have a pair of socks on the needles...still have half of one to go....Maybe NEXT project to finish!!!!

I haven't tried the toe...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By usamacka
finished Summer Shades with necklace

All that is left is the weaving and the blocking. The bind off alone took about 2 hours!!!! I had issues with the needles coming apart....was using a set of interchangeables....

I am going to sew...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-02-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,397
Posted By usamacka
I just want to reach out and touch it! Beautiful...

I just want to reach out and touch it! Beautiful beret! What a gorgeous present!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By usamacka
I am using Aslan Trends Classico Pima Cotton....I...

I am using Aslan Trends Classico Pima Cotton....I bought several skeins of it at Tuesday morning last year. It is a very soft cotton..
I used a size 6 for the bodice and am using size 4 for the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By usamacka
Summer shades photo

here is the dress for my granddaughter, that I was asking for help on....when I got to the skirt section, I decided to do the fibonacci sequence for the number of rows..
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By usamacka
Photo of dress so far

Here is the progress on the Shades of Summer dress...I am doing the bottom skirt section with Fibonacci number sequence (for rows/colors)
Forum: The Lounge 03-31-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By usamacka
Got a great laugh before bed!!!

Got a great laugh before bed!!!
Forum: The Lounge 03-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By usamacka
AMEN ALLELUIA!

AMEN ALLELUIA!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By usamacka
Sometimes..some patterns give me trouble....:( ...

Sometimes..some patterns give me trouble....:( but I am so thankful that there are people like ALL OF YOU who have responded here with your feedback. I think I have HEAD FREEZE sometimes!!! :)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By usamacka
I wasn't sure if I should keep the seed stitch...

I wasn't sure if I should keep the seed stitch pattern.....????

On the photo it doesn't look like they got out of the seed stitch...If I do a all knit round it will change the pattern...

That is my...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By usamacka
Shades of summer dress

I am now on page 4 of the shades of summer dress pattern (found on revelry)
It says...
Rnd. A work increase round as in existing pattern ????

There are TWO increase rounds in the pattern PRIOR to...
Forum: The Lounge 03-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By usamacka
Good article on effects of knitting

A friend sent me this link today that CNN posted on the effects of knitting. I hope it works here and that you all enjoy the read..

This is your brain on...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By usamacka
Those are adorable! You must have a lot of...

Those are adorable! You must have a lot of patience!!!
Forum: The Lounge 03-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By usamacka
I have plastic see through boxes for some of my...

I have plastic see through boxes for some of my yarns...but seems like there is NO ORDER in any of those anymore either!!! I am happy to hear from other readers here on the forum ....that we all...
Forum: The Lounge 03-24-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 913
Posted By usamacka
Am enjoying the photos of the pets and anecdotal...

Am enjoying the photos of the pets and anecdotal stories! Louie is great at holding on to the yarn while I am knitting or sitting on my projects!!! Zoe somehow wants to land on my chest while I am...
Forum: The Lounge 03-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By usamacka
I am STILL going at this project! Today I went...

I am STILL going at this project! Today I went through my books and magazines.....Decided it was time to RECYCLE the paper catalogs from various companies....
ALso put up a 6 foot craft table to...
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