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Forum: The Lounge 07-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By vaknitter
Living on a crawl space....

I've always lived on a basement and the house we just bought has a crawl space. We were all set to encapsulate until I talked to a floor guy (hardwood throughout the first floor needs refinishing)...
Forum: The Lounge 07-17-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By vaknitter
I've been away from the board this summer. So...

I've been away from the board this summer. So sorry to hear about your step mom. We went through this a few years ago with my Father-in-law. Your family will be in our prayers.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-05-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By vaknitter
It must be contagious. I am knitting a pair of...

It must be contagious. I am knitting a pair of felted slippers for a friend of mothers (b/c she was showing hers off to her entire garden club) and I ran out of yarn while finishing the sole. I had...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-03-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By vaknitter
Your cloths are gorgeous and thank you for the...

Your cloths are gorgeous and thank you for the pattern links. Among other projects I just bought a huge ball of cotton to use as a part of a charity knitting project. I grew up on knit wash cloths...
Forum: General Knitting 05-03-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By vaknitter
Personally I like the look of the 2x2 rib better...

Personally I like the look of the 2x2 rib better and feel like hats stay in place better.
Forum: The Lounge 05-02-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By vaknitter
shhhhh

don't tell anyone but the realtor thinks we will be under contact by Tuesday....

is it odd I feel nauseous rather than excited?

Jan we are moving closer to town so that our boys will go to better...
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By vaknitter
There is no reason your yarn choice won't work...

There is no reason your yarn choice won't work for that blanket. The yarn you want to use has a guage done on size 11 needles and pattern calls for 15. You will want to test knit a bit and see if...
Forum: The Lounge 04-28-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By vaknitter
selling our house

As if I don't have enough things encroaching on my knitting time now I am spending time cleaning out closets and hiding the dog crate and bed and all the boys' Tonka trucks for showings so we can...
Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By vaknitter
My short answer is yes - you can use whatever...

My short answer is yes - you can use whatever yarn you want for a blanket : ) The beauty of blankets is that gauge is somewhat unimportant. If one yarn is slightly thicker or thinner then the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By vaknitter
It's hard for me to answer questions without...

It's hard for me to answer questions without reading the pattern and being able to work through it myself. I am a visual person.

I knit a Christmas stocking for my husband several years ago. When...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-05-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,015
Posted By vaknitter
I have finished mittens for my son, felted...

I have finished mittens for my son, felted slippers for my mom and now I am going to look for yarn to make this hat .... if I'm not too late. I don't think I have anything with a small enough gauge.
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By vaknitter
Just keep practicing. I have been knitting for...

Just keep practicing. I have been knitting for years and I still cannot knit with long needles. I use double points or circulars for all my projects. I find the shorter needles are easier to hold...
Forum: The Lounge 04-03-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By vaknitter
Does this thread popping up mean the dog is going...

Does this thread popping up mean the dog is going to find another skunk?!?!

I ended up using a mixture of peroxide, baking soda and Dawn dish soap to wash him. Then I found out about Nature's...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By vaknitter
I prefer Berocco and Regia as both seem to wash...

I prefer Berocco and Regia as both seem to wash well. I don't like wool so do all my socks out of Berocco. My boys and husband don't mind wool so they get Regia. Actually, I just used Regia held...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By vaknitter
Making a patchwork bag

I have several gallon zip lock bags of wool ends of all different brands and colors. My plan was to use them to make a felted patchwork bag. Of course now it occurs to me that all the wools will...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-15-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By vaknitter
They're both beautiful ! I love newsboy hats on...

They're both beautiful ! I love newsboy hats on baby boys and had I known how to make them (or had the time) when my boys were younger they would have had one in every color.
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By vaknitter
Dropping and slipping stitches are very different...

Dropping and slipping stitches are very different things....if you are slipping a stitch I have always heard of slipping a stitch at the beginning of a row - can't say as though I have ever slipped a...
Forum: The Lounge 03-05-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,961
Posted By vaknitter
I pretty much just "watch" whatever my husband...

I pretty much just "watch" whatever my husband puts on so it is usually a car show. Sometimes I prevail and it is a cooking show or HGTV like Property Brothers or House Hunters but then he complains...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you all. I guess I was thinking since this...

Thank you all. I guess I was thinking since this is mass produced sock yarn that it would have a predictable repeat but I guess not. I went ahead and just cast them on and have finished the cuff. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By vaknitter
Unfortunately I don't have anything solid that...

Unfortunately I don't have anything solid that will work. I was in town today and went to the yarn store where I got this ball of sock yarn and apparently they no longer carry Regia - in fact the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By vaknitter
Knitting double strand varigated yarn

My younger son wants/needs a new pair of mitten for when he doesn't want to wear his big ski mittens. He chose a variegated Regia sock yarn out of my stash. I would like to use two strands to make...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,015
Posted By vaknitter
If your interested in another tester I'm happy to...

If your interested in another tester I'm happy to give it a try. I've never tested a pattern before and I've never followed a pattern without altering some portion of it so it should be a good...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By vaknitter
I've been watching video's of arm knitting. It is...

I've been watching video's of arm knitting. It is intriguing. I'm not the fashionable type that could pull of something like that despite be almost 6ft tall. Perhaps if I had the arms of a 5 year...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By vaknitter
I learned two things in your post.. there is...

I learned two things in your post..

there is something called arm knitting

and

there is a craft yarn council (who knew?)
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By vaknitter
You can also cast-on for the width of the scarf...

You can also cast-on for the width of the scarf then just knit to make it as long as you want and sew the ends together to make a big circle. I'm doing one right now that is a one row scarf so that...
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