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Forum: Pattern Central 03-28-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Gemini
I love the teddies - simple but clever!

I love the teddies - simple but clever!
Forum: General Knitting 03-28-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Gemini
[QUOTE=GrumpyGramma;1400260]Moving stitches onto...

[QUOTE=GrumpyGramma;1400260]Moving stitches onto waste yarn makes a great stitch holder. I have purchased stitch holders that I've never use. If you need to take the stitches off the needles use a...
Forum: The Lounge 03-28-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Gemini
Hi again Marthe. If you want to get an idea of...

Hi again Marthe.

If you want to get an idea of prices have you seen these websites?

www.teeswaterwools.co.uk

http://organicpurewool.co.uk

www.rarebreedsessex.co.uk
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Gemini
You're welcome dillybar. I know when you are...

You're welcome dillybar.

I know when you are trying out a new hobby you don't want to invest too much in equipment until you know you are going to like it but I think it would be worth trying some...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Gemini
Yes I agree too - especially as this is lambing...

Yes I agree too - especially as this is lambing time!!!

:)
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Gemini
Is this sweater a surprise present for your...

Is this sweater a surprise present for your son?

Can't you ask him what he would prefer?
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By Gemini
I almost always watch television when I knit. I...

I almost always watch television when I knit. I rarely just sit and knit.

(One of the good things about this is that you don't sit and nibble constantly in the evening because your hands and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Gemini
After you have finished the scarf - did you know...

After you have finished the scarf - did you know that there is a knitting pattern for a dalek at

www.

entropyhouse.com?:)
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Gemini
I have never had this happen to me. When you...

I have never had this happen to me.

When you think about it both needles should get even wear because you are always going backwards and forwards.

I would be inclined to take them back to the shop...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Gemini
I love them! I saw some knitted sheep before in...

I love them!

I saw some knitted sheep before in a 'knitivity' scene at Christmas but yours are even nicer!

:)
Forum: The Lounge 03-26-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Gemini
I think Dogcatmom's idea for a USP is really good...

I think Dogcatmom's idea for a USP is really good because you have to ask yourself why anyone would buy from an online shop rather than a local one.

You have to sell things more cheaply than they do...
Forum: The Lounge 03-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 949
Posted By Gemini
If you knit with a kitten on your lap you will be...

If you knit with a kitten on your lap you will be knitting away and all of a sudden get a soggy length of yarn that has been sucked!!!

The jumping up and down of the yarn is too much to resist and...
Forum: The Lounge 03-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Gemini
Hi Marthe Good luck with your project! I can...

Hi Marthe

Good luck with your project!

I can only speak for myself of course but regarding buying trends I tend to knit more in the winter than the summer. I tend to sew more in the...
Forum: The Lounge 03-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Gemini
Yes it worked. It did make me laugh - thank...

Yes it worked. It did make me laugh - thank you.

:thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Gemini
I always knit two stitches together by putting...

I always knit two stitches together by putting the needle through to the front when doing purl knitting and through the back of the stitches from right to left when knitting two knit stitches...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Gemini
Is it supposed to be educational?

Is it supposed to be educational?
Forum: Charity Knitting 03-04-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,002
Posted By Gemini
Somebody once told me how jealous she was of me...

Somebody once told me how jealous she was of me that I always wore hand knitted jumpers.

I always thought that handmade was the best quality.

Look how much you have to pay for hand finished suits...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-14-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gemini
If your project comes up bigger than you want it...

If your project comes up bigger than you want it to the baby will grow into it.

I often think that when a baby is born people give lots of clothes for the new born which they quickly grow out of and...
Forum: The Lounge 02-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By Gemini
I was speaking to a man in a shop the other day...

I was speaking to a man in a shop the other day who said he has sold a lot more things like zips and thread to people who are repairing things since the beginning of the recession.

(There was a...
Forum: The Lounge 02-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By Gemini
I strongly believe that hand knitted jumpers look...

I strongly believe that hand knitted jumpers look so much nicer than any machine made wares from China though, don't you?

I ask because my selection of shops has dropped in recent years and it seems...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-09-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By Gemini
Wow - it looks so much better! What a good...

Wow - it looks so much better!

What a good idea.

It looks classier. It looks like it could be worn with a business suit on a cold day and that would never have been possible with the first one.
Forum: The Lounge 02-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By Gemini
I have a question

Have you found that shops selling knitting yarns (and sewing stuff) have been going out of business recently your side of the pond - or have they been thriving since the recession because people have...
Forum: Charity Knitting 02-09-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Gemini
Are your dolls going to be given to 'needy'...

Are your dolls going to be given to 'needy' children or are they going to be sold to raise money for charity?
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Gemini
I know that this isn't much help with your...

I know that this isn't much help with your blanket - but I always wash my jumpers inside out to try and reduce pilling.

Have you tried putting a good quality tea towel or something similar in your...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-17-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By Gemini
So is your baby!

So is your baby!
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