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Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By sheknits
When I first started to knit, I was really...

When I first started to knit, I was really uptight about getting it "right" ... and that made me nuts. I did a lot better when I got myself some "practice" yarn that I didn't care that much about,...
Forum: The Lounge 11-02-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By sheknits
My kids are 7 and 4 now, but I flew a lot with...

My kids are 7 and 4 now, but I flew a lot with them when they were younger.
The tip about the lollipops is a good one. They both had trouble with their ears on takeoff and landing.
My boys loved...
Forum: General Knitting 11-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By sheknits
12,946 in front of me! (finally decided it was...

12,946 in front of me! (finally decided it was silly to wonder when I'd be invited when I'd never signed up in the first place!!!) ;-)
Forum: The Lounge 09-27-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By sheknits
We have the same problem in our (tiny) yard in...

We have the same problem in our (tiny) yard in SF. I was HORRIFIED when I saw a rat sauntering around in the middle of the day. Freaked out and called the pest guy, who says there is a colony...
Forum: General Knitting 08-22-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,502
Posted By sheknits
42 ... some days I feel like I'm 95, and other...

42 ... some days I feel like I'm 95, and other days I feel like I'm 6!
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,951
Posted By sheknits
I started knitting almost exactly one year ago. A...

I started knitting almost exactly one year ago. A health issue that I had hoped was gone forever reared its ugly head again, and I found myself stuck in bed (fuming and depressed).

During the...
Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,540
Posted By sheknits
I stumbled across this site through Google when I...

I stumbled across this site through Google when I was trying to teach myself to knit last summer. I don't post much, but visit every day and have learned so much!

I couldn't have dreamed that a...
Forum: General Knitting 06-07-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,962
Posted By sheknits
Hi ... Can't let this pass by without chiming...

Hi ...

Can't let this pass by without chiming in. I work on both a PC (a Dell running XP Professional) and a Mac (OS 10.4.x). Hands down, the Mac is the winner!

I run my own business and can't...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By sheknits
Thanks very much for all this handy gauge info. I...

Thanks very much for all this handy gauge info. I sized up the needles this weekend and knitted a new swatch ... and got EXACTLY THE SAME measurements I had on the smaller needles! Grrrrr.

So this...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-07-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By sheknits
Thanks, ContiKnitter! I will try another swatch...

Thanks, ContiKnitter! I will try another swatch with larger needles and see if I can get it right.

I'm assuming that if I size up on one set of needles for the project, I have to size them ALL up,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-07-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By sheknits
Gauge question -- my first attempt at a sweater

Hello, all!

I am ready to start my first-ever knitted object that's not a scarf or enormous afghan :cheering: ... but now I have to deal with gauge.

Knitted a gauge swatch for the cardigan I want...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,769
Posted By sheknits
Hello, all! I work as an actor and graphic...

Hello, all!

I work as an actor and graphic designer, but my LIFE'S WORK is being the mom to my two beautiful kids. The oldest (DS 7) is autistic, and the youngest (DS 4) was a micropreemie (24...
Forum: General Knitting 11-04-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,445,160
Posted By sheknits
Hello, all! I've been hanging out in this forum...

Hello, all!

I've been hanging out in this forum for six weeks or so, sucking all the useful knitting info from your brains and then pretending I thought of it myself! :teehee:

Took up knitting in...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By sheknits
I love it here! :heart: THANK YOU for the speedy...

I love it here! :heart: THANK YOU for the speedy response, Boogs!

I am going to start again from scratch. Something clearly went terribly wrong as I was increasing/decreasing, and I WILL NOT REST...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By sheknits
Question about increase/decrease in row

Hello, all!

Brand-new knitter beginning work today on what I hope will be a lovely afghan ... HOPE being the operative word here. I've already begun once and ripped it all out in...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By sheknits
Thanks so much for your kind words of advice ......

Thanks so much for your kind words of advice ... I love the idea of just telling people that it was all part of my brilliant design! One of the things I'm working on in my life right now is to just...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By sheknits
Halfway through first project ... backwards!

Hello, all!

I'm a brand-new knitter, and was so excited about starting my first project -- a simple afghan (nine squares of all-knit rows to be sewn together). I've completed two of the nine squares...
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