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Forum: General Knitting 12-25-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By scmomof4
This drives me absolutely bonkers! ESPECIALLY...

This drives me absolutely bonkers! ESPECIALLY when I buy a book for a particular pattern and it doesn't work. I have actually taken a book back to the LYS and pointed out that the pattern didn't...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-19-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By scmomof4
I think it is important for you to find projects...

I think it is important for you to find projects that interest you! Are you a poncho type gal? Are you a creature comforts gal who would enjoy some chenille washcloths? Do you like knitting for...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-19-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By scmomof4
The easiest way to do a "keyhole" scarf is to...

The easiest way to do a "keyhole" scarf is to knit 4-6" in garter stitch (knitting every row) then knit across half of the stitches and start another ball of yarn there. Knit back and forth across...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-18-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By scmomof4
Just Breathe!

Okay, since you aren't knitting "in the round" (you are just going back and forth) you SHOULD NOT "switch the pattern" just because you are using circular needles. Follow the directions exactly as...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By scmomof4
Because we don't have a moment to waste...

Well done!

Many years ago a gal talked about gathering up the bits of time in our lives and making something bigger out of them. Her example was keeping post cards in her purse and jotting notes...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By scmomof4
Suzeeq, yes that is right sides together seam.

Suzeeq, yes that is right sides together seam.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By scmomof4
I would do what you described, because I am...

I would do what you described, because I am simple minded, with one change: p2tog slants to the right on the knit side. If you are trying to mirror you need to have the decreases slant the other way...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By scmomof4
I think I have that same dishcloth pattern book. ...

I think I have that same dishcloth pattern book. :)

The above instructions are exactly right, but there is another "right twist" that might be easier on your brain. Crossing in front of the first...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By scmomof4
I can only answer for *me* but I usually tie a...

I can only answer for *me* but I usually tie a small knot and then weave in the end. UNLESS I am doing another finish over where the seams come together- eg I have to do a crochet edge around the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By scmomof4
As suzeeq points out the ONLY stitch you should...

As suzeeq points out the ONLY stitch you should be following is the one on the edge. Find the edge and move over one. You can check if you are staying matched up vertical wise by seeing if you have...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,593
Posted By scmomof4
love 'em

I have Addis and Hiya Hiyas. :heart: I love them both. They are so smooth and light.

I REALLY love the Addi lace needles for my finer work because of the finer points.
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By scmomof4
I feel your pain!

I feel your pain. :hug: I will say, though, that it does get easier the more you do it. (I know, like mom used to say during piano lessons.) The hardest part for me is getting it started right. ...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By scmomof4
They should give you a warning!

Last night I completed a shell that I LOVE (so does my husband :teehee: ) but this was only after a full day of finishing the edges with two rows of single crochets.

When I ordered the materials...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,135
Posted By scmomof4
I agree that it is beautiful and you were very...

I agree that it is beautiful and you were very helpful to get her to use a softer yarn. I think that there is a bias against acrylic in general because of how nasty it was for most of us when we...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,666
Posted By scmomof4
I have turned around and made myself late for...

I have turned around and made myself late for appointments because I couldn't handle going somewhere without a project. I think I have become obsessive.

BUT...

Everyone wants me to have my...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By scmomof4
It all depends on if it will drive you bonkers or...

It all depends on if it will drive you bonkers or not.

I would tear it out because I am obsessive.

My husband is dismayed every time I frog for "just a little detail."
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By scmomof4
.. is what I would do. But I am a literalist. ;)

.. is what I would do. But I am a literalist. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By scmomof4
Actually that is three knit stitches a hole a...

Actually that is three knit stitches a hole a stitch a hole and three knit stitches. I think you are adding an extra stitch by interpreting the yo to mean make a stitch.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By scmomof4
I slip the stitch in pattern as if I actually...

I slip the stitch in pattern as if I actually worked the stitch.

Garter- slip as if to knit.
Stockinette- slip as if to knit on the knit side and slip as if to purl on the purl side.
.. and so...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,776
Posted By scmomof4
Whichever one is dry in the morning is mine. ;)

Whichever one is dry in the morning is mine. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,546
Posted By scmomof4
The jacket is truly lovely and the edging crisps...

The jacket is truly lovely and the edging crisps it up wonderfully! Well done! :cheering:

Thanks for the useful link! I am dreadful at remembering what to do when I put a crochet needle in my...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By scmomof4
Giggle. I am now motivated to do the other front...

Giggle. I am now motivated to do the other front piece. The back and first front piece are hovering over me as a UFO. A bulky wool cape just in time for Memorial Day!
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By scmomof4
GO YOU! One thing I love about knitting is that...

GO YOU!

One thing I love about knitting is that I have become a "learner" again and I am remembering what it is to have the BIG lights go on. It makes me more sympathetic to my children as I teach...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By scmomof4
When I did that cape I literally picked up three...

When I did that cape I literally picked up three stitches in the three garter stitches and then continued across the rest of the row. I picked the three stiches up the same way one picks up stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By scmomof4
Or you could just slip the last stitch of each...

Or you could just slip the last stitch of each row. ;)
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