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Forum: General Knitting 11-07-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chrysee
to make a shawl?

Some backstory first: My little sister-in-law (well, she is 22 and I am 24) is living in Honduras for a year to teach. She's living in the mountains, but it is near the equator and they do not have...
Forum: General Knitting 10-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Chrysee
Gauge/sizing question

I'm looking into knitting these slipper socks http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=2701 but I want to use a chunky/bulky yarn instead (like WoolEase Chunky, something thick and cheap to...
Forum: General Knitting 08-18-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By Chrysee
I would think if I were going to steal something...

I would think if I were going to steal something out of a library book I would do so at the library without checking the item out. At least, that seems the sneakiest option. No connection to you at...
Forum: General Knitting 08-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Chrysee
Oh good. I did think of it and figured it would...

Oh good. I did think of it and figured it would work. Unfortunately I was doing it the -other- way when I was knitting and couldn't figure out why it was such a struggle. Fortunately, market bags...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-08-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Chrysee
That is just the coolest hat. Now I want to make...

That is just the coolest hat. Now I want to make one, but I'd be so afraid to try.
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Chrysee
The worst part I was kept having to knit off of...

The worst part I was kept having to knit off of the larger needle and couldn't figure out why the stitches were so tight on it lol

They are fairly poorly quality and don't really have a brand,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Chrysee
This makes no sense

I wish I would have taken a picture of this. So I just spent several frustrating hours knitting on some cheap circulars I have and having no clue why it was going so poorly. It was just -hard- to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-07-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Chrysee
FO: Grrlfriend Market Bag

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grrlfriend-market-bag

I'll probably make my next one bigger and with a longer strap (possibly two instead of one). It stretches like crazy but the short strap...
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Chrysee
I'm afraid of socks because they take me sooo...

I'm afraid of socks because they take me sooo long. I have made one sock, and I don't even like it that much (I cast on too tight and the cuff has to be worn folded down to fit well), but it'd be...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,548
Posted By Chrysee
Sorry to ask another question. How many balls of...

Sorry to ask another question.

How many balls of cotton did you use? I have lots of Peaches & Cream and Sugar & Cream lying around so I may try to make one without having to go to the store.
Forum: General Knitting 07-29-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Chrysee
wow that Cotlin is a very nice price. I may need...

wow that Cotlin is a very nice price. I may need to get some :)
Forum: General Knitting 07-29-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Chrysee
Linen yarn?

Do any of the popular commercial brands made linen yarn or maybe a linen/cotton blend? I've seen linen at my LYS, but I'm wondering if there's a more economical option available at Michaels, Hobby...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-27-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,548
Posted By Chrysee
I love these. I have purchased a couple reusable...

I love these. I have purchased a couple reusable grocery bags, but they are bulky and I never remember to have them with me.

Are these quite strong? I have always wanted to knit some but would be...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-17-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By Chrysee
WIP: Danica scarf

Started on Tuesday

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/Chrysee/DSCN0369.jpg

It will benefit from blocking.
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By Chrysee
Atrus is a purebred Ragdoll. They are a pointed...

Atrus is a purebred Ragdoll. They are a pointed breed, like Siamese (which is why his eyes are blue), but he has a bicolor pattern so he has a lot more white and the markings on his face like that....
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By Chrysee
Thankfully my cat stays away from my knitting....

Thankfully my cat stays away from my knitting. Although if I ever left my bag open, I'm sure he'd climb in.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/Chrysee/DSCN0107.jpg
Forum: General Knitting 07-13-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By Chrysee
I second the afghan suggestion. Or dishcloths....

I second the afghan suggestion. Or dishcloths. Pretty similar really, the afghan would just be a bunch of dishcloths sewn together (well, different yarn). You can practice a stitch or pattern on a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-13-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By Chrysee
I go to craft stores and just touch a bunch of...

I go to craft stores and just touch a bunch of yarn til I find something I like. I don't buy acrylic or acrylic mixes, so that rules out a bunch. I like most Patons, some Bernat.. brands don't really...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Chrysee
I want to try to make something shaped like this,...

I want to try to make something shaped like this, but with longer sleeves

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21343633

It seems easy enough.. maybe.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-05-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Chrysee
Boleros

Has anyone found any bolero/shrug patterns they've used and been pleased with? I'd like to make a simple shrug really for the purpose of adding sleeves to outfits really, AC is often cold and there...
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Chrysee
How do you unravel them? I know that sounds...

How do you unravel them? I know that sounds silly, but I wouldn't know how to start if I bought one. There is a seller on etsy who only sells recycled sweater yarn from thrift store sweaters and the...
Forum: General Knitting 05-27-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Chrysee
I love DPNs! On aluminum ones my stitches would...

I love DPNs! On aluminum ones my stitches would slip a little and I was always afraid the stitches would fall off (I don't have this problem on bamboo), so my solution when I first started was to put...
Forum: General Knitting 05-24-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,825
Posted By Chrysee
Purse handles?

Anyone who's knitted a purse, if you chose not to knit handles or straps, where did you find purse handles? I've seen several handknit purses with very cute handles, but I wouldn't know where to find...
Forum: General Knitting 05-23-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,003
Posted By Chrysee
In response to those not understanding why anyone...

In response to those not understanding why anyone would work for $4/hr, knitting for some is definitely a multitasking activity. $4/hr sucks if that's all you're making, but $4/hr for watching TV or...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-14-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,325
Posted By Chrysee
I love the colors! I'm pretty sure I could make...

I love the colors! I'm pretty sure I could make one, but I have no clue how to line a bag.
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