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Forum: General Knitting 12-16-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,084
Posted By mommydearest
I'm glad I found this thread. I've been sewing...

I'm glad I found this thread. I've been sewing since I was a kid and even took sewing in middle school but have never been great and only dabbled while my knitting took off. This past summer my...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By mommydearest
I don't think I could wear the same thing but a...

I don't think I could wear the same thing but a couple of different outfits would be fine. I don't think I'd want to workout at the gym in a dress and I know I wouldn't want to do laundry everyday. ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,825
Posted By mommydearest
Some yarns are much, much worse at finding the...

Some yarns are much, much worse at finding the center pull than others but unless my yarn comes in a hank I won't re-wind it. I'll pull out the yarn barf and rewind the extra back around the skein....
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,265
Posted By mommydearest
I taught my son to knit a couple of years ago...

I taught my son to knit a couple of years ago (then age 10) but he never continues with his project. He'll do a row or two and put it down for months at a time. I'm hoping one day he'll finish the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-10-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 115,611
Posted By mommydearest
Congrats on your finished CPH's, they all look...

Congrats on your finished CPH's, they all look great.

I finished by CPH last March but it never fit right so in December I undid the seems and ripped out the hood and entire back. I'm going to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By mommydearest
I no longer make resolutions but I do make...

I no longer make resolutions but I do make goals.

My knitting goal is to NOT have more than 3-4 projects going at once. I need different projects going on to keep my hands intrigued. I usually...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By mommydearest
Happy to know this is not cause for a lock up...

Happy to know this is not cause for a lock up :teehee:

I pause the TV often to look at knitted clothing and definitely in the stores. My kids think I'm crazy but it's worth it to look and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By mommydearest
Haven't finished reading the rest of the thread...

Haven't finished reading the rest of the thread but I've made some scrubbies useing cotton yarn and tulle. You can buy the tulle at any craft store and knit or crochet it while using the cotton...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,920
Posted By mommydearest
Me too... I found knitting easier than crochet...

Me too... I found knitting easier than crochet because of the stitches on the needle - my crocheting decreased with every row because I always missed the last stitch.

It took me 3 tries over...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By mommydearest
I would leave it as well. I always thought it...

I would leave it as well. I always thought it was crazy to have buttons going different ways just because of boy vs. girl. I personally don't think it should ever matter. I have a men's shirt that...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By mommydearest
I just finished a 16x16" pillow cover in LB...

I just finished a 16x16" pillow cover in LB Chenille - Champagne, which I purchased for $1.00 each. I'll be giving it to my mom for Christmas. It's just K2P2 Rows 1 & 2 then P2K2 Rows 3&4 and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,782
Posted By mommydearest
I am REALLY glad there are other hoarders out...

I am REALLY glad there are other hoarders out there...

I like everything but not everything likes me. I was taught, a little, to crochet as a kid but nothing more than straight stitches, sc, hdc,...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By mommydearest
I have a Singer and have had for 10+ years and...

I have a Singer and have had for 10+ years and have not needed it serviced yet. I do the oil and general cleaning out myself but so far it has worked very well for me and my family. We aren't big...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By mommydearest
I decided I needed to go to Michaels yesterday...

I decided I needed to go to Michaels yesterday after work and knowing my daughter wanted to look for stuff there we went together. Our Michaels is next door to Kohls (my dd's favorite store), which...
Forum: General Knitting 11-26-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,053
Posted By mommydearest
I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how long a...

I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how long a pet is in your home they are loved..

We adopted a kitten (the runt) from a fostered mom and after loving her for 8 months she began vomitting and...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-16-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By mommydearest
It took me 3 separate tries within 20 years to...

It took me 3 separate tries within 20 years to learn so don't fret about not getting it right away. Just keep with it and you will figure it out. Any knitting groups in your area? The videos here...
Forum: Charity Knitting 11-16-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,973
Posted By mommydearest
I am mailing out 14 stockings, although I wish...

I am mailing out 14 stockings, although I wish there were more :(.

After re-reading your initial post I've also included Cards - most say Happy Holidays and will be good no matter one's beliefs and...
Forum: General Knitting 10-31-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By mommydearest
I live in Southwest Florida and it's hot and...

I live in Southwest Florida and it's hot and humid most of the year. We are all waiting patiently for winter to come and cool us off (hopefully next month). It is not easy to knit while sweaty. ...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By mommydearest
I was thinking Herringbone as well until someone...

I was thinking Herringbone as well until someone thought Chinese Waves. Both are possible. Beautiful cowl no matter the stitch. Not much use for them where I'm at. It's still 90.

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,130
Posted By mommydearest
I've done 3 this week but I'll be able to get 2-3...

I've done 3 this week but I'll be able to get 2-3 done today if my head doesn't fog up too much. I have a friend from my knitting group who is going to work on some too.

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,416
Posted By mommydearest
Try knitting with wood needles they really help...

Try knitting with wood needles they really help me to NOT knit so loose. I only have one pair of straights but love the Bamboo dpn's or KP's Harmony.

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,255
Posted By mommydearest
Very interesting thread... I can't say NEVER but...

Very interesting thread...

I can't say NEVER but more than probable on the body parts. ick is right. Food - no use for it in my house but they are neat to look at. I've only done 2 scarves and I...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,536
Posted By mommydearest
I saw this too and I think it's a great idea. ...

I saw this too and I think it's a great idea. I'm going to try placing my clover in play-doh and try that first. Of course I'll have to buy the play-doh first. My kids are way past that stage...
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By mommydearest
I wish I could help but my Japanese has gone...

I wish I could help but my Japanese has gone downhill in the last 20 years (no one to talk to and definitely no reading) but I love the style.

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 10-04-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By mommydearest
Ditto Mary

Ditto

Mary
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