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Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By mshelton
Actually, I prefer them as when I made socks, the...

Actually, I prefer them as when I made socks, the thinner cables help prevent laddering.
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,546
Posted By mshelton
I've made some string bags form Sugar and Cream...

I've made some string bags form Sugar and Cream that I just alllllllllllll the time. I take them shopping, to the library, sporting events, etc. and they just stretch and stretch to hold whatever I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,535
Posted By mshelton
Here's a tip I read on knitter's review: "Take...

Here's a tip I read on knitter's review:
"Take the finial off a lamp whose shade increases its diameter toward the bottom. Drape your skein over the shade and wind away. The lampshade will revolve...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By mshelton
It is hard to see but I suggest that first of all...

It is hard to see but I suggest that first of all ...look very closely at the problem stitch and compare to other stitches to see if you can identify the difference. If they are the same and it is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-21-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,407
Posted By mshelton
I havn't been on site for a while so it surprised...

I havn't been on site for a while so it surprised me to see the Munich Shawl that I knitted back in 2005 with recent replys and requests for info. It's been too long for me to remember off the top...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-19-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,620
Posted By mshelton
You could make a string bag or saturday market...

You could make a string bag or saturday market bag. I made this pattern and it would work with peaches n cream.
http://tiajudy.com/stringbag.htm

I think the Saturday Market bag from knitty.com...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-13-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,407
Posted By mshelton
This was the website with instructions and I did...

This was the website with instructions and I did just follow the instructions as written.
http://tiajudy.com/stringbag.htm
It is holding up very well, and I use it all the time.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-27-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,625
Posted By mshelton
Yeah, it's really weird. First time I've every...

Yeah, it's really weird. First time I've every got the following message. I copied it to post here. I do have firewalls etc. activated. Anybody else?

Warning: the web page which you are about...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-26-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,625
Posted By mshelton
Humm-- I get a warning that this web site for the...

Humm-- I get a warning that this web site for the socks pattern is asking for all the personal info on my computer. Decided not to enter.
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By mshelton
Here's a web site that gives some info on...

Here's a web site that gives some info on superwash wool.
http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingglossary/g/superwash_wool.htm
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Poll: Projects
Views: 3,027
Posted By mshelton
I have 3 on needles but also chose two.

I have 3 on needles but also chose two.
Forum: General Knitting 07-30-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By mshelton
Silver's recommendation for using two balls of...

Silver's recommendation for using two balls of yarn is what I plan on using next time I have a lot to cast on. Fast and you don't have to worry about running out of tail.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-28-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,407
Posted By mshelton
Here's a couple of pictures. Just started another...

Here's a couple of pictures. Just started another one for my sister. I used Peaches and Cream cotton and size 13, 16 in circulars. If anyone else does this, here a hint that helped me. On row 1, the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-27-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,407
Posted By mshelton
I just finished the sting bag I mentioned in my...

I just finished the sting bag I mentioned in my earlier post. Didn't like the picture of it knitted with crochet thread and all stretched out funny looking, but knitted it anyway using that multi...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-23-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,407
Posted By mshelton
I'm thinking about starting a market bag. Have...

I'm thinking about starting a market bag. Have you guys seen this one? It looks like it's knited from the bottom and in the round. I may sub the stitches from the Saturday Market Bag. I haven't...
Forum: General Knitting 07-21-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By mshelton
Did you see the errata?...

Did you see the errata? http://www.knitpicks.com/Patterns/Errata.aspx

I think I will get this pattern.. It's soooooo pretty.
Forum: General Knitting 07-21-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By mshelton
I just brought one!!!! Now there are 4 left.

I just brought one!!!! Now there are 4 left.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-15-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,346
Posted By mshelton
I have been planning on making that pattern. But...

I have been planning on making that pattern. But I still need to have the yarn. Please keep us posted on how it goes.
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,739
Posted By mshelton
After I retired, I was thinking about knitting or...

After I retired, I was thinking about knitting or quilting or something. Often we are traveling and I needed something to keep me busy. I hate to just sit there. So I picked up a knitting book at...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By mshelton
When knitting lace, it helped me to make sure...

When knitting lace, it helped me to make sure that if I dropped a stitch such as a yarn over that I would start at the beginning of the row and make sure that each stitch was in place and the dropped...
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By mshelton
Here's a site that gives instructions for making...

Here's a site that gives instructions for making the jaywalker sock bigger, etc. http://www.grumperina.com/jaywalkbigger.htm
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,190
Posted By mshelton
Rotating the stitches between the DPNs will keep...

Rotating the stitches between the DPNs will keep the ladder from forming. Knit to the end of the DPN and then knit a couple from the next DPN too --for a complete circle. I move a couple of...
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,431
Posted By mshelton
That Martha Stewart poncho with Homespun that I...

That Martha Stewart poncho with Homespun that I knitted for my sister was refused. It's in the bottom of a box. It came out big enough to fit a giant.
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By mshelton
I didn't know that DPNs could be different sizes...

I didn't know that DPNs could be different sizes than what was listed as size 1, 2, 3 etc. and learned the hard way. The Options were sized differently than the bamboos that I had started knitting...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-19-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,986
Posted By mshelton
That's sooooo pretty!!!

That's sooooo pretty!!!
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