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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 04:32 PM
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Posted By miccisue
I wish I didn't have to think about it this...

I wish I didn't have to think about it this early, but I'm probably the slowest knitter you'd ever see.:teehee:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By miccisue
Believe it or not, I've started my Christmas knitting

Right now I'm finishing up a blanket for a dear friend - an old basketweave pattern from Red Heart that uses Super Saver and Symphony knit together (that should give you a clue as to how long this...
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By miccisue
Good questions, I hope my answers don't...

Good questions, I hope my answers don't disappoint.

I tend to knit with acrylics most, as much of what I make is for gifts and the durability along with the ease of care makes it the best choice for...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-16-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By miccisue
I know some people really like the Russian...

I know some people really like the Russian Join.

I guess with my knitting, I've either just bitten the bullet and tied a little knot, or work two strands together for several stitches and then use a...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-16-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By miccisue
I always count that as the first row. I would...

I always count that as the first row. I would think you could either knit or purl the next row - either way one side will become the right side and the other the wrong side. I'd say whichever is...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-16-2015, 01:12 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By miccisue
Scroll down to the "joining yarn"...

Scroll down to the "joining yarn" section.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
Forum: Pattern Central 08-14-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By miccisue
Still waiting. Got a reply from Amy, who said...

Still waiting. Got a reply from Amy, who said she'd have Sheldon send me the written pattern, but so far haven't seen anything.

Sent another help request tonight.
Forum: General Knitting 08-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By miccisue
I'd suggest knitting a swatch for gauge, then...

I'd suggest knitting a swatch for gauge, then figuring out how many more stitches to cast on to get another 5-7 inches in width. Also, does the pattern repeat, so that you'd have to do a certain...
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By miccisue
I'm back!!!:teehee: I stopped by my local yarn...

I'm back!!!:teehee: I stopped by my local yarn store when I had a free minute (they're usually only open while I'm working, but caught a break with an errand I had to run), and they stock Plymouth...
Forum: General Knitting 07-29-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By miccisue
Thanks. It looks very similar, so maybe it is...

Thanks. It looks very similar, so maybe it is closer to sport weight. Now I just have to decide which one to choose.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-29-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By miccisue
Sure will!!

Sure will!!
Forum: Pattern Central 07-29-2015, 11:18 AM
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Views: 334
Posted By miccisue
Amy's mitten pattern

Did anyone else buy this video/pattern?

I've got the video downloaded on my computer, but for the life of me can't find the printed instructions that give the different counts, etc. for different...
Forum: General Knitting 07-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By miccisue
loveknitting.com (formerly YarnMarket) was where...

loveknitting.com (formerly YarnMarket) was where I saw the Drops advertised, alpacadirect is where I saw the Cascade. It is showing the Drops as 4 ply, which I thought was worsted weight. Maybe I've...
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By miccisue
Thanks! It's so confusing - the Drops is listed...

Thanks! It's so confusing - the Drops is listed under worsted weight.

I'll have to give this some more thought. Again thanks for all the help!
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By miccisue
Thanks! Are there any brands of alpaca yarns that...

Thanks! Are there any brands of alpaca yarns that are "better" than the others? I'm looking at Cascade, Misti, and Drops.
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By miccisue
Yarn weights

I'm thinking of attempting to make mittens for a couple of friends for Christmas (I'm so slow I have to start way early, lol!!). I'd kind of like to try alpaca, and found some on sale at an online...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By miccisue
To be honest, I've never found a way to hold the...

To be honest, I've never found a way to hold the yarn by wrapping it around my fingers. I'm a "total thrower". I started off crocheting, but when I took a class with a friend and the teacher kept...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-28-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By miccisue
Not sure, but it looks like you have 2 knit...

Not sure, but it looks like you have 2 knit stitches together right there, and the rest looks like K1, P1 ribbing. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By miccisue
would you be able to post pictures of what you...

would you be able to post pictures of what you are making vs what shows up in the pattern picture?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By miccisue
They are a surprise, so I'll just drop down...

They are a surprise, so I'll just drop down another size or two.

Thanks everyone for all your help! Knowing you guys are here makes me not so scared to attempt new things. :muah:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By miccisue
Yes, that is the pattern. I started with the...

Yes, that is the pattern. I started with the women's medium and have dropped down to the small and they are still loose enough that they could fit gloved hands inside them.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By miccisue
they are looser, not sure if they're extra...

they are looser, not sure if they're extra stretchy or not. Should I try a size smaller needles as well as using the smaller size, do you think?

Wool Ease was the only thing I could find in a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By miccisue
Don't know if it's that, or if it's the...

Don't know if it's that, or if it's the difference between the Wool Ease I'm using and the heavy worsted that was called for. I used to knit so tight I could barely fit the second needle through the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By miccisue
Got the first pair done. Went down a size and...

Got the first pair done. Went down a size and they're still "roomy" so I'll just tell them they can be used as a layer over other gloves if need be.

Thumbs look a tad deformed, but I guess that's...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By miccisue
Jan, yes, that's what I mean. It's like the new...

Jan, yes, that's what I mean. It's like the new strand won't stay anchored - maybe because it's just 3 stitches? I've watched the video on picking up stitches on the site, but it doesn't seem to work...
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