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Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2010, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Lucy78green
ok, thanks. I couldn't picture it in my head -...

ok, thanks. I couldn't picture it in my head - most times I've learnt if I just do it, it makes more sense but the k1B I thought meant knit one through back of stitch so I couldn't picture how that...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Lucy78green
Ok, thanks, The instructions for the fisherman's...

Ok, thanks, The instructions for the fisherman's rib confuse me, I keep thinking that the stitches will ladder. If I knit into the layer below the live stitch will undo in my head
Just read your...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Lucy78green
fisherman's rib vs Slip stitch

My mum requested a fisherman's rib knitted jacked with a proper jacket style collar. Haven't found a suitable pattern so I have I feeling I may be making one up as I go along.
I hadn't heard of...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Lucy78green
Yeah the colours I normally wear are red, green,...

Yeah the colours I normally wear are red, green, blue and green, it's just getting the shades and combinations right!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Lucy78green
help picking colours for fair isle

I'm driving myself nuts. I bought the book for "Autumn Rose (http://http://www.twoswansyarns.com/cgi-bin/item/PJ-AutumnRose)" by Eunny Jang. The colours in the jumper don't really suit me, so I...
Forum: Charity Knitting 05-20-2010, 04:15 PM
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Views: 1,915
Posted By Lucy78green
Slightly OT, charity online auction of knitting items

At Christmas the "Irish Knitters (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/irish-knitters)" Group on Ravelry did a Secret Santa swap. One person's present got lost in the international post so we all...
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Lucy78green
Our girls are 7-10, though for some reason this...

Our girls are 7-10, though for some reason this year we seem to have more of the younger age group in our pack. We don't bring them camping so we don't have tents and stuff to store, but we usually...
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Lucy78green
I'm an assistant guider with the Brownies. Our...

I'm an assistant guider with the Brownies. Our former Brown Owl was a hoarder and her whole loft was full of stuff, we also have a cupboard in the church hall. When she was retiring she gave us a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By Lucy78green
My grandad grew up in a small house in the...

My grandad grew up in a small house in the country where people only took a bath once a week. After my granny died he used to sleep in his longjohns and had to be persuaded to change them and wash...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,401
Posted By Lucy78green
ummn, first thought: FIRE HAZARD Surely it's not...

ummn, first thought: FIRE HAZARD
Surely it's not safe to have that much stuff in your house. I thought I was bad with 2 stacking drawer sets and some bags
ETA I know wool doesn't burn, it singes, but...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Lucy78green
My byf works for a mobile phone company - he...

My byf works for a mobile phone company - he thinks the iphone is overrated and over-hyped. When he interviews customers as to what they actually want to do with their phone they realise they...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-28-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lucy78green
I found giant buttons in my local craft shop (was...

I found giant buttons in my local craft shop (was looking for that stuff for making slipper soles but couldn't find it)....
Forum: How-to Questions 11-27-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lucy78green
I felted it last night (used lots of colour...

I felted it last night (used lots of colour catchers which went purple). The inside is still a bit damp - the flap had warped a bit and I tried to stretch it but I think I warped it a different way!...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-26-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lucy78green
It's in the machine now, I put in 2 colour...

It's in the machine now, I put in 2 colour catcher sheets with it as it's stripey and some of the colours were quite strong. I am hoping I don't end up with a mess - there was a loose thread of blue...
Forum: General Knitting 11-25-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By Lucy78green
I think that it's also the reverse of what we...

I think that it's also the reverse of what we have in Europe, any time my parents have brought me back clothes from their holidays in the US, I always feel that the zip/buttons are on the wrong side....
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lucy78green
I ordered them off e-bay, these...

I ordered them off e-bay, these (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/magnetic-handbag-clasp-fastener_W0QQitemZ250463177881QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Crafts_Sewing_Supplies_MJ?hash=item3a50c4cc99) were the cheapest...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lucy78green
thanks, I would have to order magnetic closures...

thanks, I would have to order magnetic closures from US I think as I don't know where I could get them here. Might take a wee look in the craft shop in town though.
Edit: found some on ebay, they...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lucy78green
felting/fulling question

I am making a bag with a flap over the top. I am going to felt it in the machine, and I am wondering about closures. I am thinking about maybe putting button holes into the flap. Is it better to knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,150
Posted By Lucy78green
yeah I was wondering about the shrinking thing,...

yeah I was wondering about the shrinking thing, but the previous posters mentioned it, I suppose if there was a lot of acrylic in it it might be a factor. I put it in front of the gas fire, but only...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-17-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,150
Posted By Lucy78green
sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I was...

sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I was wondering about this myself. I am blocking something that is 90% Alpaca and 10% wool, but I'm getting impatient, and I want it finished before the cat...
Forum: General Knitting 11-11-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By Lucy78green
I work out the required number of stitches for...

I work out the required number of stitches for the specified gauge, then double it, so if it says 20st to 4 inches I cast on 40. This is because even a tiny amount out doesn't show up on such a small...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Lucy78green
That's good to know, I thought that you had to...

That's good to know, I thought that you had to reblock lace every time you washed it. It hasn't been an issue for me as the only totally lace thing I have knit was a scarf for my sister and she...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Lucy78green
thoughts on lace cardigan

I have been contemplating making a lace cardigan as a sort of evening wear thing to go with dresses etc at weddings. I have no idea how to successfully pull of wearing a shawl, so I thought a cardie...
Forum: The Lounge 11-02-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,183
Posted By Lucy78green
my feet are widish at the front but narrow at the...

my feet are widish at the front but narrow at the back so a lot of shoes flap around the heels on me, but the Ecco ones I have are nice and tight, I also find Spanish shoes seem to fit me better for...
Forum: The Lounge 11-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,183
Posted By Lucy78green
I love my Ecco (http://www.eccousa.com/) shoes,...

I love my Ecco (http://www.eccousa.com/) shoes, not sure if they are expensive in the US, they are a bit expensive here but I've had a pair for 2 years and I've just kicked through the toe on one. I...
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