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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 03:03 AM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
You cast on, join and work in the round until you...

You cast on, join and work in the round until you get to the heel. You'll knit back and forth - flat - on the stitches that make the heel flap and rejoin to work in the round farther down in the...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You're making a heel flap and for a while you...

You're making a heel flap and for a while you won't be knitting in the round. Shandeh made a video for this or a similar pattern. Look at Heel Flap - Row 1.

Bernat Ankle Socks Tutorial - Let's...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Floating Basketweave Hat...

Floating Basketweave Hat (http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patternsFree/DK165_VeneziaFloatingHat.pdf)

That's all the help I can give.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By GrumpyGramma
This just happened to be on the youtube page I...

This just happened to be on the youtube page I was on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h72xZoGp6o It might work for you on your blanket. The only way to know is to try it and see. I've knit...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Hi. Welcome to KH. Can you please provide a link...

Hi. Welcome to KH. Can you please provide a link to your pattern? It tried to run it down but couldn't.
Forum: The Lounge 04-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I'd frog and redo it too. Somehow it's easier to...

I'd frog and redo it too. Somehow it's easier to redo the whole thing, it's a new project almost, than to try to correct mistakes like that. I frogged a project recently for similar reasons. Now I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Ribbing can be done on fewer stitches with the...

Ribbing can be done on fewer stitches with the same needles you'll use for the rest of the hat or you can go down a couple sizes and knit the rib with those. Does the pattern say to do either?
Forum: The Lounge 04-18-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Yup. I could sit and knit with my nickel plate...

Yup. I could sit and knit with my nickel plate sock circs in a Social Security office that had the metal detector you have to go through, they saw them I didn't try to sneak them in. Those needles...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-18-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By GrumpyGramma
She is so cute! The dress suits her. Kids grow...

She is so cute! The dress suits her. Kids grow fast so she'll get more use from it. Eventually she may have to wear it with shorts, she probably won't want it to go away, ever. You did an awesome...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Yeah, it can sometimes.

Yeah, it can sometimes.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 02:13 PM
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Views: 140
Posted By GrumpyGramma
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette...

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch - from the Rav page

The length of the skirt is how long you want it to be. Pick a length and see how many inches it is.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Just start knitting with the new yarn. The...

Just start knitting with the new yarn. The stitches will be loose but you can tighten them up later by pulling on the tail.

Will you post a picture of your sweater?
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By GrumpyGramma
:yay: You might want to learn 2@time. That way...

:yay:

You might want to learn 2@time. That way you immediately apply to the 2nd heel what you did on the first and then you're done with 'em.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Hi & welcome to KH. Yes, attach a new ball or...

Hi & welcome to KH. Yes, attach a new ball or the other end of the ball you're using. I prefer not to use both ends myself.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Lovely. That blue is fantastic for socks. ...

Lovely. That blue is fantastic for socks. :thumbsup:
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By GrumpyGramma
:thumbsup: It ends up that I'm the brainless...

:thumbsup:

It ends up that I'm the brainless part of the equation. :mrgreen:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-17-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By GrumpyGramma
This is such a nice shawl, cozy looking, makes me...

This is such a nice shawl, cozy looking, makes me want to wrap up in it. :) Moths should learn not to mess with your yarn!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Oh, good, you got it! I'm glad you posted the...

Oh, good, you got it! I'm glad you posted the link, thank you. I think I want to make them too.

Speaking of being a glutton for punishment, I'm trying out Hat Heel Socks...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I don't find that vinegar works as fabric...

I don't find that vinegar works as fabric softener. I do use it for removing residues in loads of laundry and those residues can leave behind odors and make things feel stiffer. It will help get...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Ah, that's OK then. Yeah, if you want to learn...

Ah, that's OK then. Yeah, if you want to learn other styles go for it. I've learned I can knit Continental quite easily, I can do knits and sort of do purls English style, Portuguese style was hard...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By GrumpyGramma
The "heel flap" portion will be perpendicular to...

The "heel flap" portion will be perpendicular to the foot, the heel turn you're working on now is the transition from sole to heel flap and corresponds to what you do after making the flap on a top...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Do you mean you think you're working the wrong...

Do you mean you think you're working the wrong set of stitches for the heel? I'm going cross eyed looking at the pattern but I can tell that the heel stitches are inside the patterned stitches at...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I'm sorry, but I scroll down, see you huge sig...

I'm sorry, but I scroll down, see you huge sig and it really puts me off. That's probably just me but who knows? :shrug:
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 366
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I admire your determination to learn to knit and...

I admire your determination to learn to knit and master tension. I struggle with the tension issue but I am getting better. Maybe what you really need is a nap while your little one is napping,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I can't help wondering why you ask if it matters....

I can't help wondering why you ask if it matters. You're knitting, the way you do it works for you. It can be helpful to use both hands as in Fair Isle but some people use just one hand to hold the...
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