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Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2014, 08:44 PM
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leaning toward ordering more of brands i already...

leaning toward ordering more of brands i already have and like, that i know have gotten good reviews.

i'm not sure how they get the people and policies they get, but i think 'must be a curmudgeon'...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By XtopherCB
the points are good, the cable is ok, thin and...

the points are good, the cable is ok, thin and long and flexible, altho i know there are more flexible ones out there. i'm wondering more about how they hold up, the cable/tip join specifically....
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
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susan bates velocity needles?

has anybody used susan bates velocity circular needles? my local craft warehouse (http://www.craftwarehouse.com/) has them in sock sizes, which i could use a few more of, and they have a 40% of...
Forum: General Knitting 09-15-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By XtopherCB
i found this article on lion brand's site about...

i found this article on lion brand's site about mittens.... http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/lionbrand/displayCustomerProjects.fcgi?projectKey=33796&displayType=lit so that's one pespective.

i'd...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By XtopherCB
i also just found this while tooling around......

i also just found this while tooling around... http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-235057-1.html ... that the smaller chiaogoo cables will work with the needlemaster tips, if you use the chiaogoo...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By XtopherCB
don't give up... took me a long time to get up...

don't give up... took me a long time to get up to speed for socks, but i'm loving making them. and most of the credit for that is because of knittinghelp.com
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By XtopherCB
you can just tell everybody the TV was blown away...

you can just tell everybody the TV was blown away by the maxell tape its VCR was playing, a la http://preview.tinyurl.com/o8m59d9

very nice work! ;)
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Forum: How-to Questions 09-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By XtopherCB
if you have extra sets of the circulars already,...

if you have extra sets of the circulars already, you might try 2 circs at a time, instead of magic loop. about half your stitches would go on one circ, and the other about half of the stitches go on...
Forum: Crochet! 09-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By XtopherCB
when i mention KH on menwhoknit.com they're...

when i mention KH on menwhoknit.com they're amazed that a) there are other places for help online and B) that i'd dare speak the name(s) of any other site(s)... as if MWK.com can do everything... ...
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By XtopherCB
i've been reading on various personal blogs about...

i've been reading on various personal blogs about people having the worst luck lately with certain high-end needles... addis, KP, etc... new sets with bad cables, or burred joins. connections...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-11-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By XtopherCB
knitting tool - what is it?

looking through the auctions on listia i came across http://www.listia.com/auction/19711584-muiltiple-yarn-and-goodies which has an odd looking contraption in one of the pix. i've saved that pic and...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-11-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By XtopherCB
hey look, faux cables!

http://designsbyblackdog.blogspot.com/2006/09/illusions-i-love-cables-i-really-do.html

and, in a small enough pattern it could be incorporated into socks...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By XtopherCB
your exercise in frustration has been helpful......

your exercise in frustration has been helpful... i'm a tight knitter in general, and long-tail cast-on is no exception. so now i have a heads-up when it comes to even the better quality...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By XtopherCB
GG - looking good for being a noob at it! i did...

GG - looking good for being a noob at it!

i did a little digging online and found some tips that may or may not be helpful with this issue; use them if you can.

from...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 09-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By XtopherCB
i know nationally, the salvation army has been...

i know nationally, the salvation army has been doing sock drives during various fall/winter seasons. socks are the #1 requested item for charity groups, homeless shelters, etc. some years they've...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By XtopherCB
yeah, that's all in the decision making still to...

yeah, that's all in the decision making still to do for me... do i increase on knit rows, or purl rows, or both, and which type of increase looks better, etc. you should try them... i found 2 run...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By XtopherCB
that'd do it, for sure... will give me some...

that'd do it, for sure... will give me some options depending on what side i'm working with. thank you! ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By XtopherCB
garter stitch sock toe/heel help

i looked before starting this thread, but didn't see a previous Q&A about this specifically...

i'm going to try a sock that has garter stitch toe and heel, as i've been reading about their...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By XtopherCB
maybe i should explain further... ;) i've been...

maybe i should explain further... ;)

i've been reading, online, in various sock books, etc., about people making/trading/using magic balls... and while yes, one really can make it out of any...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By XtopherCB
where to buy a sock yarn magic ball?

anybody know where to buy sock weight magic balls? the only references to magic balls on KH are the crazy bee sweet ones with ribbons etc...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By XtopherCB
ravelry pattern with KH mention...

saw this on ravelry today, with a nice shout-out at the end to KH ;)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-teach-a-friend-to-knit-scarf
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By XtopherCB
i'm cheap and also not a fan of mr. west... so...

i'm cheap and also not a fan of mr. west... so no 'daybreak' for me, but happy to help! ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By XtopherCB
wow, so many people knitting this shawl right...

wow, so many people knitting this shawl right now...

it means just what it says... slip the marker, from left needle to right needle, and then continue on with the directions... knitting,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By XtopherCB
you won't want to post the whole pattern, both...

you won't want to post the whole pattern, both for copyright reasons, and because it's a paid pattern, but we'll still need more to go on. which specific part are you having trouble with, and what...
Forum: The Lounge 09-03-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By XtopherCB
i'm a pretty basic guy when it comes to bath & ...

i'm a pretty basic guy when it comes to bath & beauty products... but i do have sensitive skin and cetaphil products are my go-to. i get the double pack at costco, and they're often in the costco...
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