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Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I think it looks beautimous! Here's Alton...

I think it looks beautimous! Here's Alton Brown's recipe. (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_21747,00.html)
Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,900
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Well, if you don't want to use your hands, you...

Well, if you don't want to use your hands, you could always get one of these and use your toes...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-22-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 36,924
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I've lost steam since being diagnosed. The new...

I've lost steam since being diagnosed. The new meds (and the diagnosis itself!) are interfering with my sleep, so I drag my derriere all day and can't focus on anything more demanding than a square...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
You start turning with 22 stitches. On each row...

You start turning with 22 stitches. On each row you decrease by one. So after 8 rows you should still have 14 stitches on your needle to be working with.
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Thanks for the help. I picked up a skein of Noro...

Thanks for the help. I picked up a skein of Noro Sakura at lunch that I'm going to let choose which it wants to be.
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Need gift suggestions

I'd like to knit a little thank-you gift for my physical therapist. Of course I have no idea of sizes, or I'd make a pair of socks.

She runs. She's in her 40's. We're in central Texas where it is...
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,600
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I delivered my first child naturally -- no drugs...

I delivered my first child naturally -- no drugs at all. It was the greatest experience of my life.

I delivered my second by quasi-emergency c-section (IUGR, needed to come out, wasn't tolerating...
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
It's a nerve being entrapped by either your elbow...

It's a nerve being entrapped by either your elbow or your wrist. Basically, you're doing small, repetitive motions with either your wrists or your elbows in a poor position. I forget which nerve...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-19-2006, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Do the decrease one stitch after the beginning of...

Do the decrease one stitch after the beginning of the row and one stitch before the last stitch so that your two selvedge stitches are not involved in the decrease. This will make seaming much...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-19-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I think if you were supposed to knit 6 together...

I think if you were supposed to knit 6 together it would say k6tog and it wouldn't bother with slipping them to a third needle. So I'm guessing it's knit one stitch from the DPN together with one...
Forum: General Knitting 06-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,219
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Thanks for your kindness, ladies. Celine, faith...

Thanks for your kindness, ladies. Celine, faith is my greatest joy.

I 'overdid it' at the computer one day almost a year ago and ended up with an aching shoulder. I assumed that if I laid off the...
Forum: General Knitting 06-18-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,219
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
OT: Ever had a REALLY bad year?

This isn't a plea for sympathy or advice. You don't have to think of anything nice or helpful to say. I'm just hoping that by putting a few things down in print the emotional pressures within will...
Forum: General Knitting 06-17-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,766
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
If you click around, you can eventually find...

If you click around, you can eventually find cables in about 6 different lengths, and conventional circulars in needle sizes 0-3. DPNs in small sizes for sock knitting, too.

I've avoided a set...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
If by left-handed you mean that you carry the...

If by left-handed you mean that you carry the yarn in your left hand but still knit stitches off the left needle on to the right, then I'm guessing that you wrap the yarn around the needle in one...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Cast on twice as many stitches and knit the odd...

Cast on twice as many stitches and knit the odd numbered rows.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-08-2006, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I make the colors match, and I use the color...

I make the colors match, and I use the color changes as 'markers' in the pattern. For example, I'll end the cuff on a color change, start the heel on a color change, start the toe on a color change....
Forum: How-to Questions 06-04-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,636
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
D'oh! All this time I though the Sherman heel...

D'oh! All this time I though the Sherman heel and toe had something to do with the civil war :oops:
Forum: How-to Questions 06-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Actually, it says K1, YFWD, K1 all in stitch So...

Actually, it says K1, YFWD, K1 all in stitch So don't slide the single stitch off your left needle til the end of the second knit stitch.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-04-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
You can knit socks on one very long circular...

You can knit socks on one very long circular (called magic loop knitting), two shorter circulars, four DPN, or five DPN. Most pattern instructions are written for four DPN, but once you're familiar...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I'm so old and have been playing games for so...

I'm so old and have been playing games for so long that I met dh on a MUD... and we'll be married 14 years in Sept.

My favorite golden oldie was Ultima Underworld. My first MMORPG was Asheron's...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
I wasn't correcting you :shock: I wouldn't...

I wasn't correcting you :shock: I wouldn't dare! :shock: I just happened to be typing my explanation and you snuck in a post before me!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
For a yarn over, you bring the yarn between the...

For a yarn over, you bring the yarn between the needles from back to front, then back over the top of the right needle so that you've made a loop on your right needle that's not attached to anything...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Knit the stitches off the holder?

Knit the stitches off the holder?
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
Did you read the pattern notes? It says there are...

Did you read the pattern notes? It says there are six sitches not on the chart... the three stitch garter-stitch border on either side.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-02-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By TwoLeftNeedles
The stitches within the asterisks balance out....

The stitches within the asterisks balance out. However, in rows six and eight, the introductory portions contain decreases (the k2tog) without a matching increase.
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