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Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By vaknitter
XB what a neat site ! I'll have to look into a...

XB what a neat site ! I'll have to look into a couple of those. When knitting for infants I primarily use Berocco Comfort.
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By vaknitter
I really like Cascade. I also like alpaca/baby...

I really like Cascade. I also like alpaca/baby alpaca blends. If there is one thing I have learned in my years knitting not all yarn is created equal. I would order from someplace with an open...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-22-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By vaknitter
how ingenious ! Am I understanding correctly...

how ingenious ! Am I understanding correctly that you made the pattern up as you went after seeing the picture of the other one?!

I cannot do stuff like that at all. My grandmother was the type...
Forum: General Knitting 01-22-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By vaknitter
I end up with 4 as well. Do you have a link to...

I end up with 4 as well. Do you have a link to the pattern?

What happens if you just keep going - does the pattern work?
Forum: The Lounge 01-21-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By vaknitter
American Made Tri-Ply pots & pans?

Does anyone have a set of pots and pans that are stainless steel tri-ply made in the USA? I need new pots/pans in a bad way and would like to stick with USA made but all I can find is All-Clad. I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-19-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By vaknitter
they look very nice. I love knitting fingerless...

they look very nice. I love knitting fingerless gloves
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-19-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By vaknitter
Wow ! Both are gorgeous. You have a very lucky...

Wow ! Both are gorgeous. You have a very lucky friend and mail lady.
Forum: Pattern Central 01-11-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By vaknitter
:yay: :woot: GG you are fabulous !! Off all the...

:yay: :woot: GG you are fabulous !! Off all the search parameters I have tried on ravelry and google I never just put in "circular" !! While none of those is the pattern I have lodged in my brain...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-11-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By vaknitter
need a center start shrug

I have seen people wearing these and I know I have seen the pattern and cannot remember where. When I ask people what pattern they used I either get "oh it's out of print" or "a friend made it." I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-09-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By vaknitter
If you knit with larger needles the gloves may...

If you knit with larger needles the gloves may turn out a bit larger than written. Perhaps more important is to have the proper needle size for the yarn you are using so your stitches aren't too...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By vaknitter
I have never ordered needles online. I have had...

I have never ordered needles online. I have had my frequently used wood needles 9 and smaller warp slightly. Think mine are all Clover and Crystal Palace. They are still useable. I have metal...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By vaknitter
Is it possible that the holes you mention in #1...

Is it possible that the holes you mention in #1 are either how you are doing your short rows or picking up stitches. I do magic loop 2 at a time socks and avoid heels that require picking up...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-08-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By vaknitter
GG - I used Plymouth Galway which is 56yds/oz,...

GG - I used Plymouth Galway which is 56yds/oz, according to Debbie at Fiber Trends the ideal yarn for the clogs would be 50yds/oz and Cascade 220 is 63. It wasn't a huge difference so I also worked...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-08-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By vaknitter
Jan - I cannot wear them either ! I make them...

Jan - I cannot wear them either ! I make them for everyone else but not me.

Salmonmac - when my boys (4 and 2) see football on TV they automatically say "Go Hokies" no matter who is playing. They...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-04-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By vaknitter
WOW ! That is beyond impressive. Did you knit it...

WOW ! That is beyond impressive. Did you knit it for yourself or someone else?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By vaknitter
Felted clogs

I've knit at least 5 pairs of the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs and they always shrink such that I knit a size up. My husband wears a size 13 so his pair shrunk to the point of being unwearable. I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-04-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By vaknitter
another ear warmer

this one was for my 12 (almost 13) yr old niece for Christmas. Full disclosure - my mother crocheted the flower and I knit the ear warmer and attached the flower.
Forum: General Knitting 12-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By vaknitter
I too love Berocco comfort. It can get pricey...

I too love Berocco comfort. It can get pricey for a decent size blanket. I used it for blankets I knit my boys but for gifts I use Caron Simply Soft - nice colors and washes well.
I used Plymouth...
Forum: The Lounge 12-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By vaknitter
My first thought was - "did my husband write...

My first thought was - "did my husband write this?" Then I thought...maybe I could change the word yarn to motorcycle/motorcycle part/accessory and post it somewhere for my husband !!
Forum: The Lounge 12-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By vaknitter
not sure my first attempt is going to set up firm...

not sure my first attempt is going to set up firm enough. I didn't get to it yesterday so just did it this morning. I think I don't have the correct equipment...I have just a standard candy...
Forum: The Lounge 12-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By vaknitter
thank you ! I have a husband and two young boys...

thank you !

I have a husband and two young boys - all I have to do is put it in a kitchen cupboard and they'll never find it.
Forum: The Lounge 12-21-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By vaknitter
How long can I store fudge?

My husband likes to have fudge in our Christmas stockings so despite the fact that I don't really like eating or making fudge I indulge is need for a Christmas tradition.

I typically make it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you for the kind words. It felt great to...

Thank you for the kind words. It felt great to finish something and like it too !

The yarn I used was a random hank of a merino blend I bought at a fiber festival. Our puppy kindly removed the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By vaknitter
Quick Ear Warmer

After finally finishing the marathon socks for the hubby I needed something quick and simple. The pattern is Blueleaf Headband off Ravelry. It is written for chunky yarn and I don't like big ear...
Forum: General Knitting 12-01-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By vaknitter
I have two young boys and they have a puppy so...

I have two young boys and they have a puppy so I'm lucky if I get to knit a few times a week ! When I do get to knit it is after they are in bed, the dog is walked, kitchen cleaned-up etc so I don't...
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