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Forum: The Lounge 08-18-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By MrsWildchild
I think you've got it right. Planning is a good...

I think you've got it right. Planning is a good idea, but be open to the fact that things may be different when you get there. Having someone who has been through it many times before may help you...
Forum: The Lounge 08-17-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By MrsWildchild
I agree. As a pharmacist, I should be the type...

I agree. As a pharmacist, I should be the type to be very aware of my health care and things that are done to take care of me and to ask lots of questions. But during labour, when they said, "We're...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-16-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By MrsWildchild
Yarn-overs are not the best everyday increase. ...

Yarn-overs are not the best everyday increase. They are nearly always decorative, because they leave a hole (an eyelet type of thing), as you can see in the videos/pictures you saw. Use one of the...
Forum: The Lounge 08-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By MrsWildchild
That kind of thing is not very popular around...

That kind of thing is not very popular around here, although it is available. I think it all depends on the hospital you go to. Where I gave birth, I was hooked up to the drip half-way through my...
Forum: The Lounge 05-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,666
Posted By MrsWildchild
Swiffer Sweeper Vac - economical, lightweight,...

Swiffer Sweeper Vac - economical, lightweight, rechargeable, effective.
Forum: The Lounge 05-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By MrsWildchild
I know what you mean. Well, I don't have pain...

I know what you mean. Well, I don't have pain exactly, but I'm well over 30.5, and I can feel myself aging, whether it be digestive changes or fatigue from a day of work, or exaggeration of common...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By MrsWildchild
Cast-ons tend to be too tight, if you're not...

Cast-ons tend to be too tight, if you're not careful, 'cause they don't have the same horizontal give that stockinette stitches do. Try to cast on loosely. Sometimes people will cast on using 2...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,780
Posted By MrsWildchild
This video...

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtxVuyc4U2I) may help. It's crochet, but it's closer to knitting than sewing is. I don't think it's a real exact method or anything!
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 122,353
Posted By MrsWildchild
Yes, mine are, too, though I didn't necessarily...

Yes, mine are, too, though I didn't necessarily choose them because I thought they were superior. I don't have the luxury of a local yarn shop. The only real craft store around here had never heard...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 122,353
Posted By MrsWildchild
A couple more: 14. I try to calculate the...

A couple more:

14. I try to calculate the approximate number of stitches in the entire project. This helps me to estimate yarn requirements, time involved (if I am on a deadline), etc.

15. If I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 122,353
Posted By MrsWildchild
Like others have said, I'm new and I probably...

Like others have said, I'm new and I probably don't have much, and probably nothing that isn't obvious, but these are some of the things I do:

1. I do use paper and pen, if, say, the instructions...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By MrsWildchild
Sounds like it. Sometimes that is done for...

Sounds like it. Sometimes that is done for effect, but you say it's all stockinette. Could be an error. That happens pretty often, too.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By MrsWildchild
Lightbulb Doing a purl stripe in contrast color

I'm glad I tested this one on some scrap yarn before doing it on my project: I want to put in a purl stripe of 4 rows, but in a different color. http://www.bloomoon.com/b4.html

But I wasn't sure...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By MrsWildchild
Yes. When knitting flat, stockinette stitch (or...

Yes. When knitting flat, stockinette stitch (or stocking stitch) or st st is: knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row. So when it says to work in stockinette stitch for 9 rows, starting with...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-01-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,499
Posted By MrsWildchild
No, I just did one (the white one). The first...

No, I just did one (the white one). The first was from the pattern. I failed to understand the importance of gauge swatch at this point, and just used the suggested needle size, which affected the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By MrsWildchild
After my first project, I realized I was a tight...

After my first project, I realized I was a tight knitter, so now I swatch everything. There have only been 2 projects since, but I expect I will always swatch.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-17-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By MrsWildchild
Smile OTN: Polka Dot Hat

Polka Dot Hat from Baby Knits Kit by Sara Lucas, using Filatura di Crosa Zara Plus and Filatura di Crosa Bambi.

My first 2-color project!:cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By MrsWildchild
I don't know you or your daughter, but don't be...

I don't know you or your daughter, but don't be so sure that it won't happen. I was 29 with a 1-year-old before it occurred to me to start this hobby. I won't learn anything from my mother, but I...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-11-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,023
Posted By MrsWildchild
Smile Sl 2 as if to K2tog, K1, P2SSO = cdd!

So I am fairly new to knitting, and use the videos on this website a lot. So when my pattern called for "Sl 2 as if to K2tog, K1, P2SSO," I was surprised not to find it here. The instruction seemed...
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