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Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2008, 05:50 PM
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Posted By busy_hands
After using both metal and wooden dpns I have...

After using both metal and wooden dpns I have found that my hands respond better to the flexibility of wooden needles. Whenever I use metal needles my hands seem to get cramped after only knitting a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-18-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,166
Posted By busy_hands
Great socks! :yay:

Great socks! :yay:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-15-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By busy_hands
The Fleece Artist was wonderfull to work with! I...

The Fleece Artist was wonderfull to work with! I am just starting another pair of socks using a super cheap acrylic/nylon blend and the difference is almost, well, shocking.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-15-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By busy_hands
Fleece Artist socks

So...these are the socks I knit up from a skien of 1/2 price Fleece Artist seconds from my LYS.



I believe the color is called 'Cosmic Dawn' and there was a bit of color difference between socks...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-11-2008, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,272
Posted By busy_hands
I think it is a great idea, but can knitters from...

I think it is a great idea, but can knitters from Canada take part too? I'm itching to do a yarn or sock swap...:eyes:
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By busy_hands
Thanks for the heads up! The Michaels here in...

Thanks for the heads up! The Michaels here in Victoria has a pretty bleak selection, but I know for a fact they carry the Patons Kroy wool. Do you know how long the sale will last?
Forum: Pattern Central 01-08-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,616
Posted By busy_hands
I cam eupon this knitted snake pattern in my...

I cam eupon this knitted snake pattern in my travels... maybe it'll work for you :)
http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-patterns-snake.html
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By busy_hands
cool! so many skills out there to learn:thumbsup:

cool! so many skills out there to learn:thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,846
Posted By busy_hands
Do socks stretch or shrink?

I was just wondering if finished socks have a tendancy to shrink or stretch slightly with wear and washing.
I am using a merino sock wool and the sock so far (it is 3/4 done) is slightly tight at...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By busy_hands
WOW thanks everyone for your kind words! I would...

WOW thanks everyone for your kind words! I would never have started knitting if it wasn't for this site :aww:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-06-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By busy_hands
WIP First Sock Complete

This is my first attempt at an adult sized sock. :woohoo: The pattern is the 'Lacy Mock Cable Sock' from Island of Misfit Patterns site.
The yarn used was Patons Kroy sock yarn in Winter Eclipse and...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By busy_hands
I think I'll give it a try. I don't mind the heel...

I think I'll give it a try. I don't mind the heel backwards but not the whole sole area. It will be a learning experience!
Thanks for the advice, I'll post some pics when I'm finished.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By busy_hands
backwards sock

I have just entered the wonderful world of sock knitting.:cheering:
To practice I knit up a pair of the North Country toddler socks from the patterns section of this site. They turned out great but...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-05-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By busy_hands
this is a really nice...

this is a really nice one:

http://www.helloyarn.com/lopitote.htm

also these are supposedly a quick knit, if thats what yr looking...
Forum: General Knitting 12-04-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By busy_hands
circular needle info

I just purchased several circular needles second hand through the classifieds. They are:
1-size 10 with 20" length, 1 size 6 with 20" length, 1 size 7 with 9 1/2" length and 1 size 11 with 15"...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-01-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,270
Posted By busy_hands
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Pattern Central 11-29-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,270
Posted By busy_hands
Felted Tea Cozy Pattern

Hi
Looking for some good, basic patterns for a felted tea cozy. this would be my first felting project, as well as my first time knitting on circular/cable needles.
I have searched the internet and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,443,825
Posted By busy_hands
Hi all! I am a recent knitting fanatic..over the...

Hi all!
I am a recent knitting fanatic..over the last three weeks since a friend sent me a link to this awesome site I have finished three scarves and am working on my fourth!
Thanks for making...
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