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Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By betty bat
Thanks for the responses on this. I'll have to...

Thanks for the responses on this. I'll have to try some of these techniques out!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By betty bat
Matching cast-on and bind-off?

Amy did such a good job in the discussion about increasing and decreasing, talking about which increases went best with which decreases, that I was wondering if there is a similar discussion about...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By betty bat
Thank you again, Cam. That was my question about...

Thank you again, Cam. That was my question about "vertical". My husband should have his hat completed before the next snowfall out here in Chicago!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By betty bat
Thanks, Suzeeq and Cam! Cam, do you have any...

Thanks, Suzeeq and Cam!

Cam, do you have any tips on working vertically? I'm doing K2 P2 rib, so I hope that will help me some. I've been using the reference on Knitty for the stockinette. It...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-30-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By betty bat
Weaving in ends with ribbing?

Anyone have any advice about how to weave in the ends when your FO is ribbed? I've seen a lot of discussion about weaving ends, but it's always stockinette or reverse stockinette or garter. And,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,923
Posted By betty bat
Thank you, Knitting_Guy. May your knitting be...

Thank you, Knitting_Guy. May your knitting be tape-free!
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,923
Posted By betty bat
Even the Duck Tape Product site says that the...

Even the Duck Tape Product site says that the product was NOT initially created as a duct tape. The tape (whatever you want to call it) was invented during World War II by Johnson & Johnson. ...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,923
Posted By betty bat
duck tape, duct tape, ...

According to Wikipedia, there is some disagreement about whether the original name of the tape was "duct tape" or "duck tape". There are advocates on both sides.

In either case, it's the shiny...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By betty bat
Jo Ann Fabric has 40% off coupons almost every...

Jo Ann Fabric has 40% off coupons almost every week. I get them in the mail and in the Sunday newspaper. 40% off of a $5.99 item would put the price at $3.60, which is a little less than the sale...
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By betty bat
Really sorry about all of your troubles. It...

Really sorry about all of your troubles. It really could be worse, but I'd rather not go into that right now.

Just out of curiosity, how did your shower catch fire?
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,923
Posted By betty bat
I read somewhere: - if it comes apart and it...

I read somewhere:

- if it comes apart and it shouldn't, try duck tape
- it it doesn't come apart and it should, try WD-40
Forum: General Knitting 12-18-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,886
Posted By betty bat
This may sound dumb, but if you are looking for...

This may sound dumb, but if you are looking for some actual human knitters to talk to, then check your local library and/or continuing education programs and see if they offer any knit-along or...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By betty bat
Just wanted to add that I DIDN'T continue to YO...

Just wanted to add that I DIDN'T continue to YO in finishing the sleeves because the later instructions said to bind off the 32 sleeve stitches. If you continue the YO, then you have more than 32...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By betty bat
Hey, I asked pretty much the same question back...

Hey, I asked pretty much the same question back in July! I think I ended up not doing the YO's when I got to the "finish the sleeve" part.

I did finish the shrug and it looked pretty good, if I...
Forum: General Knitting 12-14-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By betty bat
Me too! I just figured out how to use two...

Me too! I just figured out how to use two circulars, also.

I'm making a hat for my husband and I've started out on a 16" circular needle, but I'll have to decrease eventually (otherwise it will be...
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By betty bat
There's a very nice discussion about the types of...

There's a very nice discussion about the types of decreases (left-slanting and right-slanting) on:

http://techknitting.blogspot.com
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,348
Posted By betty bat
I use the long-tail, which I learned from Amy's...

I use the long-tail, which I learned from Amy's videos. But, a subquestion to this is - do you use a knot at the beginning or just a loop? The first few times, I used a knot but read on...
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By betty bat
The knitting board on Craftster...

The knitting board on Craftster (www.craftster.org) has some pretty detailed instructions on making your own circular needles, if you're ambitious enough to do that. I'm not!

ETA: here's the link...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By betty bat
Thanks again, Suzeeq. I've been practicing since...

Thanks again, Suzeeq. I've been practicing since I posted my first message and I found that I could get it to work with the needles in the front, like they should be. But, I had to knit a few rows...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By betty bat
Thanks, Suzeeq, that picture really helps a lot. ...

Thanks, Suzeeq, that picture really helps a lot. Would the same be true (needles close to you) if you are using two circular needles to do a small diameter circular knit? I watched Amy's videotape...
Forum: General Knitting 11-27-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By betty bat
Thanks for the quick response. Can't wait until...

Thanks for the quick response. Can't wait until I get to that point in my hat so I can try it out.
Forum: General Knitting 11-27-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By betty bat
Switching from one circ to two circs?

Newbie knitter here. I'm making a hat, my first project on circular needles. I have a 16" needle and I started at the bottom of the hat. Eventually, I will start decreasing and the hat will get...
Forum: General Knitting 11-27-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By betty bat
Um, no offense, but isn't it kind of weird to be...

Um, no offense, but isn't it kind of weird to be asking a question about Ravelry on the Knittinghelp board? I know there's a lot of joint membership across the boards, but it seems a little disloyal...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-05-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By betty bat
Take a look at the website www.craftster.org. ...

Take a look at the website www.craftster.org. It's a really fun, not too serious website for all kinds of crafts. Then, go to Knitting, look for Knit-alongs, and finally, look for 50+ Wash...
Forum: General Knitting 10-30-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By betty bat
You can go through the process of selecting your...

You can go through the process of selecting your item and checking out without completing the sale. That way, your shipping and tax will be calculated so that you can see it BEFORE you make your...
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