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Forum: How-to Questions 04-26-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By birdbeaty
judy's magic cast on for toe up socks

As per the attached video, how does this work when you are knitting off the back needle in a counter-clockwise direction?
Aren't you supposed to knit clockwise? This is just so confusing to me. How...
Forum: General Knitting 03-28-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By birdbeaty
Yes, I thot about about it and DID it several...

Yes, I thot about about it and DID it several times. HA! I'm more frustrated than ever - but I NEVER give up!
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By birdbeaty
will do!

will do!
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By birdbeaty
pretty pattern! Thanks for the link

pretty pattern! Thanks for the link
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By birdbeaty
Pattern called for 3's and I knit pretty tight....

Pattern called for 3's and I knit pretty tight. It's a top down pattern, fingering weight yarn with 64 stitches for the leg. I switch out from 9" circulars to the DPN's so I've had LOTS of practice!...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-25-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By birdbeaty
Oh, I'll throw the poodle picture in, too! This...

Oh, I'll throw the poodle picture in, too! This was for my grand-daughter. The sheep is for me!
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By birdbeaty
I've checked the gauge at EVERY level of this...

I've checked the gauge at EVERY level of this stupid sock- not a swatch. The gauge in on the money. I gathered from your response that it isn't going to shrink - so I just tore it all up. Thanks...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-25-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By birdbeaty
just a silly scarf

made this scarf as a French poodle - then decided it would be cute as a sheep!
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By birdbeaty
looking for reassurance....

I'm knitting my first pair of socks. The size is women's small - size 5-6. The yarn is 70% wool, 23% polymide and 7% PBT. I am right on guage, etc, etc The pattern is very explicit on the number of...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-20-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By birdbeaty
knitting my first socks

I'm making my first pair of socks and I was doing good UNTIL I got to this - -

"Leg - Work in St St for 80 rounds.
next step -
COMPLETE STS ON N3"

Do I skip needles one and two and go straight to...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-20-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By birdbeaty
Question white wedding afghan

looking for a white wedding afghan pattern. Perhaps with intertwined gold rings? Is there such a thing? I have a crochet one, but not a knitted one.
:knitting:
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By birdbeaty
pick up and knit

is there a VIDEO that demonstrates this?
Thanks!
Linda
:knitting:
Forum: How-to Questions 02-11-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By birdbeaty
catching a yarn

Yes, it's two colors. You knit one row with black, say, but knit the row back with blue. And the rows are about 25 stitches.I hate weaving in - I can see I just need to throw the whole mess in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By birdbeaty
Believe it or not - a barbie sweater and skirt....

Believe it or not - a barbie sweater and skirt. I've made the skirt and the front of the sweater. I just thot I would follow their instructions for the sweater back if it wasn't tooooo difficult....
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By birdbeaty
catching a yarn

hmmmmm...............obviously I should give up TRYING to knit and find another hobby. I get so frustrated. I am a self taught knitter and a perfectionist. Those 2 things don't go well together....
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By birdbeaty
Question how do you "catch" a carried yarn?

:knitting: I am knitting an article that has to carry a yarn over a small extended area. The directions say to "catch" this yarn every third stitch, but neglects to tell one how to do this??!!
Any...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By birdbeaty
Question fingering weight yarn

Is there ANY place to buy fingering weight yarn that ISN'T pink,blue or yellow? Baby colors? I want some more vibrant colors but in that weight. I haven't found any. Any help would be greatly...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,626
Posted By birdbeaty
Question seaming 2 bound off edges

I am knitting a Barbie dress for my grand-daughter. (I can knit, but not really confident on assembly...) The left and right backs, as well as the front, are bound off edges. It says to sew 5...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By birdbeaty
I'm REALLY stupid. which two? I'm not seeing...

I'm REALLY stupid. which two? I'm not seeing it.....
sorry!
Linda
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By birdbeaty
I need to add 5 stitches at the beginning of...

I need to add 5 stitches at the beginning of every row for 4 rows. I don't think either of these addresses my issue.???
Thanks,
Linda
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,379
Posted By birdbeaty
Unhappy cast on stitches beginning of row - knit & purl

Is there a VIDEO link to show me how to cast on stitches at the beginning of the row? knitwise and purlwise. Words won't do it for me. I have to see (.) (.) it!
Thanks!
Linda
:eyes:
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By birdbeaty
Unhappy casting on at beginning of purl and knit row

From project to project - I forget. Is there a VIDEO link to casting on extra stitches at the beginning of both a knit and purl row? Reading instructions don't do it for me. Sadly, I must see (.) (.)...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By birdbeaty
knitting without 2 hands

I don't knit holding both needles either. I tuck the knob end of the right needle between the fold of my leg and my body (when I'm sitting) I SUPPORT it with my right hand, but simply don't hold it....
Forum: How-to Questions 12-30-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By birdbeaty
decrease on a ribbing row

I am knitting the "Garden Party Sweater and Purse" for my granddaughter from the Better Homes and Garden's Knitting Year Round. There MAY be a link somewhere, but I don't know. I am attaching a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-30-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By birdbeaty
how to decrease on a Ribbing row of K1, P1, K1, etc

What is the easiest way to decrease on a ribbing row of K1, P1, K1, P1, etc? I've tried it several different ways and it just doesn't look right to me...???
Thanks,
Linda
:shrug:
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