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Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By glomper
Yep - even here in NZ - land of many sheep, ...

Yep - even here in NZ - land of many sheep, there isn't a huge amount of choice for knitters. Yes we do have some lovely wool but there aren't alot of wool shops & they don't stock all the cool...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By glomper
Hello again, I probably won't go this year as I...

Hello again,
I probably won't go this year as I have quite a stash of yarn, although I wouldn't mind some interchangeables or addis. I mostly still knit with flat needles though as that's what...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By glomper
Hi, I'm from Auckland also & attended the fair in...

Hi,
I'm from Auckland also & attended the fair in Hamilton Last year. I thought there was more to do with quilting & stamping than anything else then. There were a couple of knitting related stalls...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-23-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By glomper
gorgeous toddler sweater

very nice work. Your toddler will look very smart in that. It's a classic colour combo too.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By glomper
Smile knitting with feathers

feathers yarn is a bit of a mixed blessing really. On the one hand it can be difficult to pick out individual stitches and near impossible to rethread if you drop stitches or have to take off a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-24-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By glomper
nice hat

I find it quite satisfying to knit hats in between other projects when I want a quick fix. The photo of the hat on the baby was very cute.:thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By glomper
thanks for the tips guys. I did think of using...

thanks for the tips guys. I did think of using matress stitch but had trouble finding the bar between stitches because the yarn I had knitted with was so fluffy. That's why I used the same yarn to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By glomper
knitting vent re error when making up garment

:verysad: Oh man, no matter how many times I check I seem to make some sort of silly error on most things when it comes to sewing the seams. This time I made a cardi type garment for my daughter in...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-23-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By glomper
yay it worked

I knew what I was supposed to end up but just wasn't sure how to do it. Thanks for making it clearer. Even though I had read on the pattern to knit into the previous row (in row 2) I hadn't twigged...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-23-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By glomper
ok

thanks ladies I will have another try when I get a chance and let you know how I get on.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-23-2006, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By glomper
help needed with lace pattern as I am somehow decreasing sts

Hi, I thought I would try a more ambitious project than I normally do and am trying to knit a lace scarf. It also has a matching hat & poncho. Anyway I am trying to follow the instructions but...
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,502
Posted By glomper
sitting to knit

my favourite place is my armchair with footrest & good neck support. I can't slouch anyway knitting for too long as it makes my back & neck hurt. The same thing happens if I sit at a regular table...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2006, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,305
Posted By glomper
juggling hobbies

Yep I'm juggling hobbies too at the moment. Mostly scrapbooking/reading and knitting. Though as someone said before much easier to just pick up knitting when you feel like it than to have to set up...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,992
Posted By glomper
Stitch N Bitch books in NZ

It is true that we get everything later in NZ if at all but the S n B books have been available in NZ for some time. I got the first 1 at least a year ago and have seen the other 2 in the shops. ...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,992
Posted By glomper
Stitch N Bitch books in NZ

It is true that we get everything later in NZ if at all but the S n B books have been available in NZ for some time. I got the first 1 at least a year ago and have seen the other 2 in the shops. ...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2006, 03:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,940
Posted By glomper
I use the "English" method and suspect that 90%...

I use the "English" method and suspect that 90% of Kiwis who knit do. I'm
quite cautious and like to try one new technique at a time so will give it a
go later but will probably find it hard as I...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2006, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By glomper
Thanks Ingrid. It would be nice if the terms...

Thanks Ingrid. It would be nice if the terms they used in knitting patterns
were standardised. I can usually figure out the british/american equivelants but this one threw me.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-16-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By glomper
sewing seams-topstitch

Hi, when a pattern tells you to finish a garment by top-stitching the seams
do they mean back-stitch or something else?
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,038
Posted By glomper
You MIL obviously "has issues". I would have as...

You MIL obviously "has issues". I would have as little to do with her as
possible if I were in your shoes. How supportive is your hubby? Is he
aware of how bad it is or is he oblivious? It sounds...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-15-2006, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By glomper
That is really pretty yarn and your knitting...

That is really pretty yarn and your knitting looks very neat. It will be a
very cool cat. :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-15-2006, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By glomper
Hi, Your lovely bubba looks nice and warm in her...

Hi, Your lovely bubba looks nice and warm in her cardi. The other wool
you used looks like a good colour match - very close. Anyway welcome
to the forum, this is a great site. I don't post alot...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-14-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,450
Posted By glomper
topstitching? and neckband advice plse

Hi, a couple of questions about finishing a jumper that was knit flat.
1) what does the pattern writer mean by using "top-stitching" to finish the seams? and

2) When I knit the neckband I had to...
Forum: General Knitting 06-08-2006, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,983
Posted By glomper
What about knitting them a scarf? Or homemade...

What about knitting them a scarf? Or homemade fudge wrapped in pretty
cellophane with a bright bow and a handmade card (made by the student)?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-02-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,440
Posted By glomper
It is a lovely jumper. I love the colour and the...

It is a lovely jumper. I love the colour and the detailing after the rib. :thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2006, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,848
Posted By glomper
I think you need to pick your battles with kids. ...

I think you need to pick your battles with kids. For the teacher to make
so much fuss over his wearing a glove he must be being observed for any
little sign of "bad" behaviour. The danger in this...
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