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Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Holly
My first sweater was top down, and it turned out...

My first sweater was top down, and it turned out great. The pattern was from "Knitting Pure and Simple," and I found the instructions very clear. A few times I didn't quite understand where I was...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Holly
Thanks for the recommendation. I don't mind...

Thanks for the recommendation. I don't mind acrylic, but I want something with a nice feel and wear to it. I've used Caron Simply Soft for slipper socks, but they do get very fuzzy (of course they...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Holly
All great ideas posted. The only thing I would...

All great ideas posted. The only thing I would add is that you may want to just focus on getting your technique down before trying a pattern of stitches. For example, do a large swatch and start...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Holly
Need Yarn Advice

Hi all :-) I'm planning on making the Must Have Cardi: http://www.patonsyarns.com/data/pattern/image/image_825.jpg but have either a bad sensitivity or just plain allergy to wool :sad: I've...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Holly
Thank you so much - that makes perfect sense! ...

Thank you so much - that makes perfect sense! Now, trying to purl in the front and back is a bit of a challenge, but I'll practice!! :muah:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Holly
Increasing a ribbed sleave question

I'm knitting a sleave that is done in 2X2 ribbing with an instruction to increase one stitch at the beginning and end of each row. How do I do this and stay in ribbed pattern? Is there a certain...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Holly
Success! Thanks much :-)

Success! Thanks much :-)
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Holly
Thanks for all the great info. I will definately...

Thanks for all the great info. I will definately try decreasing rather than BO. I'm just getting ready to try it now!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Holly
Thank you! That does make sense. I'm going to...

Thank you! That does make sense. I'm going to go and try it now :-) Holly
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Holly
My "diagram" didn't post well. It is supposed to...

My "diagram" didn't post well. It is supposed to be XXX on either side of the =====. I'll try it this way:
XXXXX=============XXXXX Except that the middle dashed section is higher and bound off....
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Holly
Need help with "Pinup Queen" shoulder shaping

I'm currently making "pinup queen" from Stitch n Bitch, and am totally perplexed by the shoulder shaping directions. I've basically got a shape like this:
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Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By Holly
I forgot about Stitch N Bitch - that is a great...

I forgot about Stitch N Bitch - that is a great reference, and so fun to read! I learned how to tell if a stitch was seated correctly (not twisted) on the needle by her diagrams of stitches with...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,953
Posted By Holly
Try a quick plunge of the cord into hot water to...

Try a quick plunge of the cord into hot water to help keep it pliable. You may also want to examine other sets for more manageable cords.
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By Holly
I love Charlene Church's book: Sensational...

I love Charlene Church's book: Sensational Knitted Socks. There is a stitch dictionary (so you can design your own socks), and it is written in a table form so you can follow along with whatever...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,953
Posted By Holly
I think a good set of interchangeable circulars...

I think a good set of interchangeable circulars is the best knitting investment you could make. My favorite is the Knitpicks Options metal set. Of course, wood vs. metal is a personal choice, but...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By Holly
Another vote for the Knitting Answer Book. ...

Another vote for the Knitting Answer Book. Actually, I like it best as a good all around reference book that is small enough to fit in your knitting bag. I've referred to it every time I've grafted...
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By Holly
I've tried dpns, magic loop and 2 circs, and I...

I've tried dpns, magic loop and 2 circs, and I think 2 circs has become my favorite :-). I have had no problem with ladders, and I love being able to try on the sock as I go. I also find it easier...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-29-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,284
Posted By Holly
I am 5'8", and I think it will be plenty long...

I am 5'8", and I think it will be plenty long enough. However, it would be very easy to add repeats to lengthen it. It is actually constructed in an odd way. You make one half & leave live...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-28-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,284
Posted By Holly
I'm currently making the shawl from the second...

I'm currently making the shawl from the second link (from Knitpicks), and my friend has already completed hers. It is a very fun project to knit - not boring. I misread the directions & have twice...
Forum: General Knitting 05-05-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,008
Posted By Holly
I nursed for 18 months and had what my family...

I nursed for 18 months and had what my family referred to as my "super mom cape!" It was basically a receiving blanket size, made out of very light weight sheet-type material, and it had an approx 2"...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 05-05-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,278
Posted By Holly
Hi all :-) I've been away from the site for a...

Hi all :-) I've been away from the site for a while and, like you HammaLee, have been stagnating when it comes to the diet exercise program :-P. I think the nicer weather has been helping me to get...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,278
Posted By Holly
I'm a flybaby wannabe -- I keep falling off the...

I'm a flybaby wannabe -- I keep falling off the fly wagon and having to start over :blush: !
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-25-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,278
Posted By Holly
Hi all! I haven't had time to catch up with the...

Hi all! I haven't had time to catch up with the thread yet this week, but here is my stats:
LOST: .6 LBS
KNITTING PROGRESS: Hardly any -- we had a big family wedding last weekend. I'm hoping for...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-15-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,278
Posted By Holly
LOL - that's not called butting in, that is...

LOL - that's not called butting in, that is called contributing!! Thanks for the tip
:-).
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-15-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,278
Posted By Holly
So much for good intentions, I haven't yet...

So much for good intentions, I haven't yet exercised this week :sad:. However, I'll meet my friend for a walk/jog at 5 tonight, and I'll get a shot of exercise motivation. It makes such a...
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