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Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,430
Posted By ella
Hmmm, I don't know if it's unadulterated evil,...

Hmmm, I don't know if it's unadulterated evil, maybe semi-evil (more of a 333 than a full 666 x-() I do really hate set in sleeves though, I'd give them a full uber-evil rating! Just out of...
Forum: General Knitting 05-30-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By ella
One more workday for me, and then....summer...

One more workday for me, and then....summer knitting orgy :inlove:
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By ella
I like the 24", mainly because of the length of...

I like the 24", mainly because of the length of the actual needle part and the cord part isn't too long.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-16-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By ella
The Knitting Experience: The Knit Stitch and the...

The Knitting Experience: The Knit Stitch and the second book The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville helped me more than anything else. Great pictures and step by step directions. You might be able to find...
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,219
Posted By ella
I love the Naturas (bamboo cousin to the Addi...

I love the Naturas (bamboo cousin to the Addi Turbos) and self striping sock yarn. Don't have a favorite yet (I need to try them all :D) but I have so much fun watching the striping emerge as I knit...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By ella
I originally learned English and started...

I originally learned English and started Continental last summer when I was having pretty bad hand pain. It was slow at first, but now I'm a little faster at knitting with Continental. Learning to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By ella
Mmmmmm, pie :inlove: I love how knitting can...

Mmmmmm, pie :inlove:

I love how knitting can improve your math skills!! I'm just learning about the Fibonacci sequence for striping:

http://www.magknits.com/chilly04/patterns/fib.htm

If only I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By ella
There's a tea called Throat Coat by Traditional...

There's a tea called Throat Coat by Traditional Medicinals that is wonderful, especially for irritation from sinus drainage, it's a staple in our house. It tastes pretty good too! Hoep everyone feels...
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,150
Posted By ella
I would second the suggestion to try different...

I would second the suggestion to try different needles. I like my Clover bamboo circulars, but I don't know if they go much smaller than size 3. I have used Addi Nutura and Addi Turbo for socks and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,206
Posted By ella
Hey I wouldn't even worry about the pitchforks!...

Hey I wouldn't even worry about the pitchforks! Before you know it, someone will figure out how to string yarn from them and then there will be a thread on "Cool things you can knit with pitchforks"...
Forum: General Knitting 02-22-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By ella
Sending you and Colorado hugs and positive...

Sending you and Colorado hugs and positive thoughts from me and the crew- Karma, Bijou, BizKit, and Blue :heart:
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,129
Posted By ella
OK, this breaks some rules but it worked for me...

OK, this breaks some rules but it worked for me when I was hypnotised into using Homespun for a baby blanket("Oh, but the color is so perfect!") I tacked loose ends down with sewing thread. That...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,103
Posted By ella
Takes me about 6 weeks, but I work full time and...

Takes me about 6 weeks, but I work full time and can only grab 10-30 minutes on a weekday and maybe a couple hours on the weekend.
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By ella
Maybe a toe-up sock? Here's one on Knitpicks that...

Maybe a toe-up sock? Here's one on Knitpicks that looks kind of similar:

http://tinyurl.com/b4r3a

I love your avatar, it totally rocks!!!
Forum: General Knitting 02-06-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,149
Posted By ella
I'm an elementary special ed. teacher, 15 years :D

I'm an elementary special ed. teacher, 15 years :D
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By ella
I teach visually impaired students and plan to...

I teach visually impaired students and plan to show them how to knit (those that want to anyway), so I'm excited to see the braille/LP patterns!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By ella
Definitely try it! Even if you don't completely...

Definitely try it! Even if you don't completely switch to continental, it's useful to know for color knitting and to give your hands a break. I use both continental and English, and I love being...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By ella
That reminds me of Elizabeth Zimmerman describing...

That reminds me of Elizabeth Zimmerman describing how she learned to knit continental in the early 1900's (possibly during WWI) from a Swiss(or German, not sure) nanny, and her later Brtitsh nannies...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-12-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,609
Posted By ella
I originally learned English, but taught myself...

I originally learned English, but taught myself continental when my wrists started hurting. I think continental is definitely faster, especially if you're knitting stockinette in the round. I use...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By ella
OK, tried the short row heel on my current sock,...

OK, tried the short row heel on my current sock, it was fun to do, but I didn't really liked the way it looked. Maybe it was the yarn or this particular sock pattern (yarn is DK weight, so its a sort...
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By ella
favorite sock heels

I am really in sock mode right now, maybe just longing for short projects after all the sweater knitting at Christmas! I've only done the usual heel (knit flap, turn, pick up along gusset) but...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By ella
There's a description of that needle hold in The...

There's a description of that needle hold in The Knit Stitch (Book One of The Knitting Experience) by Sally Melville, I think that's her preferred method of holding needles. In fact, I believe it was...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,585
Posted By ella
I'm sorry you're hurting, that's so frustrating!...

I'm sorry you're hurting, that's so frustrating! I had the same problem after a major knitting marathon trying to finish a sweater. What helped me:
1. Take breaks and stretch about every twenty...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,044
Posted By ella
Don't be afraid of either method, they are both...

Don't be afraid of either method, they are both fun! That said, I'm leaning towards two circulars right now, mainly because I don't have to worry about dropping and losing a needle, and I have less...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-01-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By ella
There are several on knitting pattern central, ...

There are several on knitting pattern central,

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/socks.php

The Ocean Socks, Scallop Stitch Socks, Chevron Lace Socks, Texture and Lace Socks, and...
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