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Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,244
Posted By bonstance
I have the Clover Kacha-Kacha... I like it a lot,...

I have the Clover Kacha-Kacha... I like it a lot, except that there's no way to lock it at a particular number so it doesn't accidentally advance if it gets bumped while in a knitting bag. Or if you...
Forum: General Knitting 07-03-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By bonstance
Click on "Thread Tools" and "Subscribe to this...

Click on "Thread Tools" and "Subscribe to this thread" is at the bottom of the drop down menu. From there it's pretty straightforward.

It confused me for a long time too - hope this helps!
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By bonstance
Right now I'm working on some socks for my DH...

Right now I'm working on some socks for my DH using a corn yarn - Maizy by Crystal Palace Yarns - it's 82% corn fiber and 18% elastic nylon. I'm not sure how it'll wear, since this is my first pair...
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By bonstance
A friend and I took our kids to the park near our...

A friend and I took our kids to the park near our house, and I was knitting there - just a feather and fan washcloth, but I wanted to make sure I did something. :) Although whenever I go out and am...
Forum: General Knitting 04-27-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 63,655
Posted By bonstance
I'm bonstance over at ravelry now too - as of...

I'm bonstance over at ravelry now too - as of today! My lovely husband actually signed me up for the waiting list because I didn't want to have to wait... Ha ha! But I'm in now, and I hope this will...
Forum: General Knitting 04-24-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By bonstance
And I don't crochet, but I just saw on the...

And I don't crochet, but I just saw on the knittingpatterncentral.com site (which is awesome!) that they have a sister site - crochetpatterncentral.com ! Hope that helps. :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-20-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,423
Posted By bonstance
I finished this scarf last night after being...

I finished this scarf last night after being inspired by redheadrachel's FO the other day...

I used four stitch markers to mark the pattern repeats - this is the only way I can do lace, because I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-16-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,879
Posted By bonstance
After seeing how lovely yours was, I cast on last...

After seeing how lovely yours was, I cast on last night to make my mom one for her birthday (April 24) in light purple... Wish me luck getting it done on time!
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By bonstance
That's so funny that two needles called size 17...

That's so funny that two needles called size 17 are two different mm measurements...

The size 17 needles I have are the 12 mm kind, so that's what I was thinking, and I was going off the conversion...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By bonstance
Okay, I think I'm officially confused! :) I...

Okay, I think I'm officially confused! :) I measured around a 12 mm (size 15 US) needle I have and the diameter is WAY off - I found out that the 12 mm size refers to the radius of the needle, not...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By bonstance
Here's my guess - since 1/2 inch is about 12 mm,...

Here's my guess - since 1/2 inch is about 12 mm, I would say that's the size. And in US sizes 12 mm would be size 17, I think. Being Canadian I can't ever remember the conversion... :)

Hope that...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,687
Posted By bonstance
I have a dentist appointment this morning too!...

I have a dentist appointment this morning too! Yikes! I hope the dentist doesn't decide to April Fool me... That could be traumatic! :)
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By bonstance
Wow! That looks great! :) Are you happy with...

Wow! That looks great! :) Are you happy with it?

I totally don't think I'd have the patience to make something like that with that yarn... Ha ha...

I'm glad it worked out for you! :)
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By bonstance
I hope it ends up working out for you!

I hope it ends up working out for you!
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By bonstance
I've made some scarves with it, because my...

I've made some scarves with it, because my friends asked me to, but I'd never choose to knit with it again on my own...

I found it very... wormy? Hard to keep an even tension, and I ended up sewing...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By bonstance
Bernat Satin is a great yarn - inexpensive, super...

Bernat Satin is a great yarn - inexpensive, super soft and good colours. I haven't used it for an afghan, but it makes great accessories!

My only caution would be not to use it for fringe or...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By bonstance
I've made a couple scarves (a lacy one and an...

I've made a couple scarves (a lacy one and an Elongated Stitch scarf from this site) and a garter stitch hat with that yarn, and I really liked how they came out. Yes, you have to be a bit more...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,427
Posted By bonstance
I'm glad to know that the bamboo stops shedding -...

I'm glad to know that the bamboo stops shedding - I really love the handwarmers I finished the other day with the bamboo, but about halfway through I was thinking I may have made a mistake with my...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,427
Posted By bonstance
I just used the Bernat Bamboo for some cabled...

I just used the Bernat Bamboo for some cabled armwarmers, and just picked up some more to make a matching hat and/or scarf for myself. I really liked the yarn - so soft and with such a nice sheen to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By bonstance
mrsmcg - What I did to avoid the stitches...

mrsmcg - What I did to avoid the stitches tightening was to give a good tug on the finished part of the scarf under each stitch after each row, and sometimes the loops in the yarn holding the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By bonstance
If you go to the videos on this site, under...

If you go to the videos on this site, under "Advanced Knitting Techniques", you'll find the heading "Decorative Stitches", and under there is a video called "Crossing Cables with a Cable Needle" -...
Forum: General Knitting 01-29-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By bonstance
No - I'm in Canada, so we don't have a lot of...

No - I'm in Canada, so we don't have a lot of stores you do in the States... But thanks anyway!

I'm glad I could help you out! I hope whatever you make turns out well. :)
Forum: General Knitting 01-29-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By bonstance
I think I cast on something like 12 stitches on...

I think I cast on something like 12 stitches on 12 mm needles, used two skeins and it was between five and six feet long and probably six inches wide. It took a bit of getting used to knitting with,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By bonstance
A Patons Pooch garter stitch scarf I made was...

A Patons Pooch garter stitch scarf I made was coveted by a lot of my friends, so I made a bunch in different colours - I used 12mm needles and two skeins for each, and they came out lovely. If you...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 01-23-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,339
Posted By bonstance
Janiegirl, I know what you mean about dirty snow!...

Janiegirl, I know what you mean about dirty snow! It's really pretty first thing in the morning, but by the time the snowplows have been out, it just looks grimy... Ha ha... Fellow Albertan!
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