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Forum: Crochet! 08-08-2009, 09:27 PM
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Posted By knitterific
melmac51, I have never seen anything like the...

melmac51, I have never seen anything like the symbol crochet! That is pretty nifty. I followed the link Jack posted and I think that is awsome! Where do you find patterns written like that?
Forum: Crochet! 08-08-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
I have FINALLY learned to read crochet patterns...

I have FINALLY learned to read crochet patterns (for the most part). I watched tjw1963's videos on YouTube and read along with her patterns at the same time. It really helped me! I have been able...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 07-23-2009, 09:36 PM
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Views: 43,579
Posted By knitterific
There is another yarn shop on Louetta in between...

There is another yarn shop on Louetta in between Kuykendahl and Stuebner Airline. It is next to Strack's Barbeque. It is called The Hen House. They have a huge yarn selection and lots of people go...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 07-23-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 43,579
Posted By knitterific
Talking Hi, there are a few knitting groups in the Conroe...

Hi, there are a few knitting groups in the Conroe area. There is one that meets the 1 & 3 (or maybe it is the 2 & 4 Tuesday from 6-8 and Saturday from 9-12 at Panera Bread at 105/45. I can forward...
Forum: Crochet! 07-17-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
Thank you OffJumpsJack. I have, in fact, stayed...

Thank you OffJumpsJack. I have, in fact, stayed tuned in here! I can't turn my back on this great place. I know eventually I will learn to read a pattern withouth having an anxiety attack or...
Forum: Crochet! 07-16-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
I really love tjw1963's videos on Youtube. I...

I really love tjw1963's videos on Youtube. I especially love the puff stitch!

I still haven't figured out how to read the patterns, but I hope to find someone to work with one-on-one, eventually!
Forum: Crochet! 06-26-2009, 05:39 PM
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Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
[QUOTE=MGM;1238083]At the risk of sounding like...

[QUOTE=MGM;1238083]At the risk of sounding like I'm tooting my own horn, I'd like to recommend www.HookedOnNeedles.com (http://www.hookedonneedles.com) for help with crocheting too.

Oh, and Mary...
Forum: Crochet! 06-26-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
Thank you MGM and Craw for those links, that...

Thank you MGM and Craw for those links, that sounds like exactly what I am looking for!
Forum: Crochet! 06-26-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
Thanks so much. I did find a great youtube...

Thanks so much. I did find a great youtube channel and learned all the basic stitches in about 15 minutes. I guess I just need to figure out how to read patterns. I get overwhelmed with it. I...
Forum: Crochet! 06-26-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitterific
Can anyone recommend a good website?

I think this is an awesome site and I have it to thank for teaching me everything I need to know to knit. However, I have decided to give knitting a break and work on my crochet skills. I know all...
Forum: General Knitting 06-04-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By knitterific
Advice on teaching a teen knitting class

I have been asked to teach a teen knitting class as a part of the summer program at my local library. I'm just wondering how far I should go in teaching them in the first class. I have an hour and...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By knitterific
Thank you so much...sounds like a plan!

Thank you so much...sounds like a plan!
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By knitterific
If my pattern won't work, I guess my next...

If my pattern won't work, I guess my next question would be:

What would work? I don't like going off patterns just yet because I am still pretty fresh at reading them. I am looking for something...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By knitterific
Acrylic. I know that blocking won't do...

Acrylic. I know that blocking won't do much...but I have to have hope, right?!?! I just don't want to get to much farther along in the project until I know if it will be worth it. Thank you for...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By knitterific
Will this work?

I am making a baby blanket, but decided to go with something I thought would look cool, rather than a pattern. My question is, will this work?

I decided to do a 5 row garter border along the top...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By knitterific
We have an online garage sale site for my area...

We have an online garage sale site for my area and surrounding areas. I found a lady who was selling her grandmother's knitting stuff for $10. I got well over 100 needles, darn near every size, and...
Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By knitterific
Face Cloth

I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and I would like to make face cloths to give as gifts to my customers. My question is: What brand/type of yard do you suggest that would be soft enough to use on...
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By knitterific
Would you be willing to share the pattern? Or at...

Would you be willing to share the pattern? Or at least post a pic? I am interested in making one.
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By knitterific
I have a question about the Magic Loop you...

I have a question about the Magic Loop you mentioned. I have seen the videos on how to do it, but where in the world do you buy it? Is it an actual product called Magic Loop? Or is it a term used...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By knitterific
Thumbs up Oh, man, what a great idea! Thanks so much for...

Oh, man, what a great idea! Thanks so much for explaining that!
Finally, something that I think I could keep up with!!
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By knitterific
I understand how the row counter works (the one...

I understand how the row counter works (the one where you manually turn the numbers), but I have no idea what the chains of loops are for. Can someone explain how these work? Obviously I am a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,555
Posted By knitterific
I have a few knitting goals for this year as...

I have a few knitting goals for this year as well:

1. Learn how to read patterns that are more difficult than just the knit and purl stitch.
2. Learn to knit socks.
3. Start knitting Christmas gifts...
Forum: General Knitting 12-30-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By knitterific
Does every project need to be blocked?

I don't understand the purpose of blocking. Does every knit project have to be blocked? What is the difference between a project that has been blocked and one that has not?

Thanks in advance for...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By knitterific
Too funny! When I first decided to learn to...

Too funny! When I first decided to learn to knit, I checked out several books at the library with good pictures and step-by-step instructions. I couldn't figure out how to do the long-tail cast-on...
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By knitterific
When you knit in the round you don't have to purl...

When you knit in the round you don't have to purl to achieve stockinette stitch? I think I am confused. I am fairly new to knitting in the round and am still trying to get everything straight. ...
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