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Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By DogCatMom
(1) Thank you for the note re. sound! "Someone"...

(1) Thank you for the note re. sound! "Someone" had turned off the sound on my computer, unbeknownst to me....wonder who??? :teehee:

(2) The full story about the ice-breaking BLCO is on this...
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By DogCatMom
No argumentative intent assumed; all friends!...

No argumentative intent assumed; all friends! :)

My attempts at the LTCO were from personal (i.e., in-person) demos and many, many, many videos on YouTube/Yahoo/wherever. :wall: I became very adept...
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By DogCatMom
Just saw this question, and thought I had...

Just saw this question, and thought I had answered it somewhere else here at KnittingHelp. BUT...my post was on the one and only group I'm currently active on at Ravelry. This is what I said over...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-12-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By DogCatMom
Using a YO results in a hole large enough to be...

Using a YO results in a hole large enough to be *the* recommended technique for creating holes in lace. Using other increases--for example, kfb, m1 (of various types)--results in much more discreet...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By DogCatMom
We weren't permitted to photograph, much less...

We weren't permitted to photograph, much less film, the class. But as I participate in this discussion, small aspects of what SPM did come back to me; Jackie E-S's website has helped with this,...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By DogCatMom
Thx, GG. Stephanie P-McPhee had four DPNs going...

Thx, GG. Stephanie P-McPhee had four DPNs going in her two hands, was standing up facing us quite normally, and was supporting one DPN at a time in her right hand. Maybe like Jackie E-S? I was...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By DogCatMom
Not so. Stephanie P-McPhee was working on a sock...

Not so. Stephanie P-McPhee was working on a sock using DPNs and the lever method in our class. She *did* recommend, though, that we become "comfortable" with straights + lever method before...
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By DogCatMom
I detest the long-tailed cast on for personal...

I detest the long-tailed cast on for personal reasons (full disclosure and all that, you know). I use it only when absolutely required to do so, e.g., for a class where the knitted product will be...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By DogCatMom
Maybe you'd like to take a look at the lever...

Maybe you'd like to take a look at the lever method, also referred to as Irish Cottage Knitting and several other terms. In lever knitting, the right needle is fixed, the left is manipulated, and the...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-06-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By DogCatMom
Going back to the original question regarding WHY...

Going back to the original question regarding WHY some designers might do this: if a designer has received yarn support from a specific manufacturer, it may be part of the support contract that s/he...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-06-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By DogCatMom
In my experience (which is much more limited than...

In my experience (which is much more limited than Ingrid's), if the pattern doesn't tell you what stitch to use, it intends for you to use stockinette (aka stocking stitch).

If there's a special...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By DogCatMom
In general, yes, gauge swatches are worked in st...

In general, yes, gauge swatches are worked in st st. However, the OP's statement was that the pattern called for 15 stitches and 16 rows over 4" in pattern. That means that, somewhere on the pattern,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By DogCatMom
I haven't heard of Listia before now.... I've...

I haven't heard of Listia before now.... I've used Freecycle, though, for (has it been?!) nine years, Offering, Wanting (rarely), and supplying items to people who've posted Wants.

Take a look. I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-26-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By DogCatMom
I'd like to recommend that you join...

I'd like to recommend that you join www.Ravelry.com (free; no fees and I've never NEVER received any messages from Ravelry except for *one* emergency message two years ago).

I just performed a...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By DogCatMom
Another suggestion: make sure your stitches are...

Another suggestion: make sure your stitches are on the main stalk of the needle rather than the tip. The stalk is what makes one needle's size different from the next. If the stitches are all the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By DogCatMom
Great timing! I left the Lion Brand site maybe 15...

Great timing! I left the Lion Brand site maybe 15 minutes ago. I was looking for two things, and I found each one on the first try.

What I've learned about the Lion Brand site pattern search is that...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By DogCatMom
With a "projects vs. deadlines" list like mine +...

With a "projects vs. deadlines" list like mine + a speed (?) of approx. 20 sts per minute, I need all the speed help I can get. If it means starting over with straights, I'm getting to the point...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By DogCatMom
I entered the phrase "Marius hat" under the...

I entered the phrase "Marius hat" under the Pattern search at Ravelry.

Thirteen designs came up: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#sort=best&query=Marius%20hat

This one seems to look most...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By DogCatMom
Or you could take a look at this site...

Or you could take a look at this site (http://www.knittingfool.com/Reference/Translations.aspx) and maybe translate it for yourself! :)
Forum: The Lounge 04-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By DogCatMom
I learned to crochet in college and to knit in...

I learned to crochet in college and to knit in May 2011. I didn't do much of either in 2013, so I've actually done knitting for 2 years and crochet for * years (a lot more than 2!).

Not sure I could...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By DogCatMom
I'd say MIL has removed herself from the "people...

I'd say MIL has removed herself from the "people I'll knit for" list completely. Buy her cheapie slippers, maybe from a thrift store.... ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-19-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By DogCatMom
As it appears I'm the "first responder on scene,"...

As it appears I'm the "first responder on scene," let me take a stab at this for you:

>> Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at each end of next and 2 foll 10th rows, then on 2 foll 8th rows, then on 3...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By DogCatMom
The socks Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn...

The socks Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn Harlot) was working on were on DPNs, thus circular. She used a modified "fixed-needle" approach for them, using her right thumb as the support for the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By DogCatMom
Irish cottage knitting = lever knitting = armpit...

Irish cottage knitting = lever knitting = armpit knitting = production knitting = many other terms.

Basically, it's a style where the right needle is anchored in some way, whether in a knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By DogCatMom
I've washed/blocked several knitted items (with...

I've washed/blocked several knitted items (with and without mohair content) in lukewarm water with a very small amount of baby shampoo.

I let them sit for anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight,...
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