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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-09-2016, 12:38 AM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Well done. I love those bright colors.

Well done. I love those bright colors.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-09-2016, 12:34 AM
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Views: 253
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Just remember to turn at the end of the row.

Just remember to turn at the end of the row.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You might try this one in 3x1...

You might try this one in 3x1 rib
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uEuyf-gJWk

I had a bit of a hard time with this cast on at first but now I love it.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-29-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's a lovely sock. The pair will be 2x as...

That's a lovely sock. The pair will be 2x as lovely. Enjoy wearing them.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-13-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By GrumpyGramma
These are great! If you had trouble with the...

These are great! If you had trouble with the pattern then the pattern must be wrong.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-07-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Those are cute! I should try making one.

Those are cute! I should try making one.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-24-2016, 09:28 PM
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Views: 771
Posted By GrumpyGramma
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tabby-kitt...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tabby-kitten-sitting

Cute! I might consider getting that book.
Forum: Crochet! 04-16-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is this the pattern? ...

Is this the pattern? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anastasia-5
I'm sorry but I'd need to see more of the pattern and/or a picture of your work to try to figure out. I can't think what you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By GrumpyGramma
When I do mosaic knitting - this is that style -...

When I do mosaic knitting - this is that style - I find that it's easy to leave the yarn too loose behind the slipped stitches and tend to need to tighten it a little. It should fit comfortably...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is this your pattern? ...

Is this your pattern? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/billy-lo
Forum: Crochet! 01-18-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Working flat is key I think unless you want way...

Working flat is key I think unless you want way too many ends to deal with.

You could work one piece changing color at the middle of each row then seam it as salmonmac suggests.

You could crochet...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-18-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You might try a swatch with an Icelandic bind off...

You might try a swatch with an Icelandic bind off (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSl13_gHlT0) and see if you like it. It won't match the cast on as well as the conventional bind off but...
Forum: Crochet! 01-07-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You might like this free crochet class from...

You might like this free crochet class from Craftsy. Amazing Crochet Textures...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Well done, you've accomplished a lot! If you can...

Well done, you've accomplished a lot! If you can cast on, knit and purl, you're well on your way to doing just about anything - and you already learned a decrease. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By GrumpyGramma
What pattern are you using? A name or link is...

What pattern are you using? A name or link is helpful.
Are you sure it says to increase 30 stitches? Maybe it means you're to cast on 30 stitches.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By GrumpyGramma
What pattern is this from? A link to it would...

What pattern is this from? A link to it would be really helpful, if possible, and with a name we might find it.

I think you're doing short rows here. This video explains it well I think and you...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's what I do. I use a marker to remind me to...

That's what I do. I use a marker to remind me to knit both yarns together on the next row or round.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Are you using a larger needle for your cast on...

Are you using a larger needle for your cast on than for the knitting? It's commonly recommended but I find it makes the first row messy.
Forum: Pattern Central 12-09-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By GrumpyGramma
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Pattern Central 12-05-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Would this help? ...

Would this help? http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/follow-the-basic-topdown-sock-pattern.html

I'll admit that I haven't looked very closely at the pattern. It does say it's for kids.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I think the T means thread. Some patterns I've...

I think the T means thread. Some patterns I've seen refer to yarn as thread. I don't know if it is because they're from outside the US or something else.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By GrumpyGramma
When I need to fix an edge stitch I drop it and...

When I need to fix an edge stitch I drop it and one or two more. Reworking 2 or 3 sts, including the edge st, works out well for me. I put them on a needle (I prefer double points for this but it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By GrumpyGramma
What exactly do you need help with? A link to...

What exactly do you need help with? A link to your pattern would be helpful. How is "k1/R" defined? It's placement tells me it is an increase but I'm not familiar with the abbreviation. You'll...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is the problem in the leg itself or is the heel...

Is the problem in the leg itself or is the heel part of the sock hard to get on and off? What heel did you use? A short row heel without a gusset can be too snug. For my own socks I always do a...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-19-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Check Ravelry. Here's a quick search for knit...

Check Ravelry. Here's a quick search for knit chevron baby blanket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=knit chevron baby blanket)
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