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Forum: General Knitting 06-09-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By yellowness
The suspense is killing me! Don't forget to let...

The suspense is killing me! Don't forget to let us know how it goes!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-09-2005, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,908
Posted By yellowness
Hm, I've never tried using two balls... I'm...

Hm, I've never tried using two balls... I'm intrigued.

Another way to sort of gage how much tail you'll need is to cast on 10 stitches, mark where your yarn usage stops (if you don't have too much...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-09-2005, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,333
Posted By yellowness
Hm... Thinking back to the days I spent in my...

Hm... Thinking back to the days I spent in my dad's wood-shop....

It depends on what the wood was finished with. Some needles I've seen have an actual finish, like some kind of absorbed varnish,...
Forum: General Knitting 06-09-2005, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By yellowness
I have read of using elastic in felting (for...

I have read of using elastic in felting (for slippers, actually) when the felting doesn't felt enough. If that makes sense. So I suppose it certainly can be done. You may even find elastic in a...
Forum: General Knitting 06-07-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By yellowness
Liberating the Yarn Stash

I am having the most liberating knitting experience I've had in a while... I'm liberating my yarn stash.

After starting to knit again since my shoulder injury, I've cranked out another sweater in a...
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2005, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By yellowness
First Sweater in 20 years of Knitting

As I started recovering from this blasted shoulder injury, I started working on a sweater I was making before the injury based on the book The Sweater Workshop. My tension has been all off, and...
Forum: General Knitting 05-25-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By yellowness
There are certainly some great books out there......

There are certainly some great books out there... when I decided to get into digital photography a couple of months back, I started exploring the web and crawling through bookstores. One GREAT...
Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2005, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By yellowness
Doh!

Doh!
Forum: General Knitting 05-10-2005, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By yellowness
I love that case. When I actually have my...

I love that case. When I actually have my needles in a case, that is, and not tied up with umpteen projects. I keep it within arms reach of my desk chair at all times for those sudden "ACK! I need...
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,346
Posted By yellowness
All of the well wishes you've all been sending...

All of the well wishes you've all been sending are quite fantastic enough! Thank you for all the support!

As for knitting English, I've not tried it but it's an idea. I tried using 15 gage needles...
Forum: General Knitting 04-30-2005, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,346
Posted By yellowness
Thank you all so much for your support and...

Thank you all so much for your support and wonderful ideas for knitting reads! With all this cheer and entertainment, recovery will just fly by.
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,346
Posted By yellowness
Shoulder Agony

So, I got injured at work, and nearly dislocated my left shoulder. There are some complications with an aggravated nerve bundle, and I'm spending WAY too much time at the physical therapists and...
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By yellowness
Heh. I couldn't help it. I laughed despite...

Heh. I couldn't help it. I laughed despite myself.

And now I'll have to tell it to someone. Damn.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,190
Posted By yellowness
If you're a rebel, you could always get the most...

If you're a rebel, you could always get the most non-threatening knitting kit you can think up and bring them anyway. ALong with a self-addressed stamped envelope, that is.

I've noticed for these...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,582
Posted By yellowness
Unless stated otherwise, you can generally assume...

Unless stated otherwise, you can generally assume slipping is to be done purlwise (this is to keep the stitch loop going the right direction on your needles).

The abrivations wyib and wyif mean...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By yellowness
Uh, I think that's what I was saying :) I use a...

Uh, I think that's what I was saying :)

I use a slip knot to start my cast on... so basically, check my needles to make sure nothing's twisted, get them arranged in the square or triangle that I'll...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2005, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By yellowness
Sounds like you've done an un-intentional short...

Sounds like you've done an un-intentional short row... where you knit part way across a row, turn the work, and knit across the way you'd already come.

If this is not in the pattern, your best bet...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2005, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By yellowness
One technique that I've found that works well for...

One technique that I've found that works well for me is to swap the first and last cast on stitch before knitting.... Essentially joining the round before knitting a stitch. Still can be a little...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,190
Posted By yellowness
Well, I think you may have to answer your own...

Well, I think you may have to answer your own question... Knit it up and find out!

Remember though, that even if it does stretch, because it's a shawl and not a form fitting garmet, that it will...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,748
Posted By yellowness
As long as your gage matches what the pattern...

As long as your gage matches what the pattern needs, it should be fine. Different yarns will knit to different gages on the same needles, so all you need to do is check your final gage.

So if it...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,582
Posted By yellowness
Generally, to keep the stitch from twisting on...

Generally, to keep the stitch from twisting on your needles, you need to slip the stitch purl-wise; as in, insert the RH needle as if to purl, but just transfer over to the right needle without...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,341
Posted By yellowness
You're going to knit every row; that's what all...

You're going to knit every row; that's what all that sliding business is going to allow.

Were you turning the work, you would have to alternate knit and purl rows... but since you are working with...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,341
Posted By yellowness
Hm... I always check my gage on st st. Though...

Hm... I always check my gage on st st. Though it would be curious to find out how the pattern will change that; but as far as I know, gage is generally done off st st unless the pattern states...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,715
Posted By yellowness
When I weave stitches through, I do it by the...

When I weave stitches through, I do it by the seat of my pants... I don't think I've ever actually paid much attention to all the great instructions I've read on how to do it :)

The one key that...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,748
Posted By yellowness
Yup, needle size is key... And the gage you...

Yup, needle size is key... And the gage you create with a yarn/needle combo has lots of affect on the fabric you knit up. For instance, a smaller needle will create a tighter gage (more stitches...
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