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Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By Cirrus
You must immediately go to your LYS for a second...

You must immediately go to your LYS for a second set of needles. :wink:

More seriously, it's always good to have a second set because they fall in between the sofa cushions or otherwise get lost. ...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By Cirrus
I've had this problem also. I find that if I...

I've had this problem also. I find that if I knit counter-clockwise the sock is produced inside out. If I knit clockwise, the sock comes out right.
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Cirrus
That's excellent. Should be required viewing for...

That's excellent. Should be required viewing for every beginner sock knitter.
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,641
Posted By Cirrus
I knit a baby sweater of the Vannas Choice (not...

I knit a baby sweater of the Vannas Choice (not the baby yarn). Haven't quite finished it yet, but it's soft enough and ok to work with. Have not washed yet of course, so don't know about the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By Cirrus
I only know the one I've used. It's shaped like...

I only know the one I've used. It's shaped like a sock and called Knit Socks! by Betsy Lee McCarthy. It has been helpful. I also got the DVD from Society Socks, but she uses DP's so you probably...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,170
Posted By Cirrus
Maybe because it seems thicker and more cushiony...

Maybe because it seems thicker and more cushiony than the rest of the sock.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Cirrus
That little white puppy got a new blankie? How...

That little white puppy got a new blankie? How cute!!

You are having your troubles, but that's the way we learn, isn't it? Glad you're hangin' in there.
Forum: Crochet! 02-01-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,772
Posted By Cirrus
Obviously you are a NATURAL! Beautiful work.

Obviously you are a NATURAL! Beautiful work.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Cirrus
Sounds like you are having a lot of trouble. ...

Sounds like you are having a lot of trouble. Take a deep breath, slow down!

I am confused by the comment that you "made a mistake and cast off." Didn't you just unravel it to use the yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cirrus
Plain? Not at all. It looks great. Nice work,...

Plain? Not at all. It looks great. Nice work, congratulations on a job well done. I just do regular fringe.
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By Cirrus
Yep, I think you called that one right! Those...

Yep, I think you called that one right! Those cables didn't get there in a factory!
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Cirrus
Kate's sock pattern

Sue in Canada, would that sock pattern you linked work with 64 stitches? I usually make my socks on #1 needles with 64 sts, and I'm not sure what size 2.5 is. I like the ribbing pattern on the...
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,362
Posted By Cirrus
I feel your pain!

Azlynn, I've had exactly your same experience. Consider your sock as practice, one step towards being a competent sock knitter. Acrylic would not make a very good sock anyway.

My first pair was...
Forum: General Knitting 05-31-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Cirrus
My yarn hangs

I hold the yarn with my right pointer finger and thumb, and it trails through the palm to the ball. I have to let go of the needles with my right hand to throw the stitch. Probably not the best or...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-12-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Cirrus
I'm sorry you are so frustrated. I've had the...

I'm sorry you are so frustrated. I've had the same experience but now can make a basic sock, although I still to have to take out often enough. Make sure you are starting with a real basic sock...
Forum: General Knitting 05-10-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By Cirrus
Knit onto a fresh needle off the needle with...

Knit onto a fresh needle off the needle with stitches which is in front of you. For your first stitch, the yarn will be coming from the previous needle which should be on your right. You must knit...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,528
Posted By Cirrus
In cold weather, one of these would be ideal. ...

In cold weather, one of these would be ideal. Keep the head and neck warm without places for cold air to seep in.
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By Cirrus
Dear Overwhelmed,

This is very normal. We knitters like to collect yarn as well as use it. Stamp collectors do the same, some stamps they use, some they collect. You must read Yarn Harlot, The Secret Life of a...
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By Cirrus
The Yarn Harlot puts it in the freezer for a...

The Yarn Harlot puts it in the freezer for a while, then takes it out for a while so any surviving eggs can hatch, then puts it back in the freezer for a while again. Hope you don't have any moth...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-04-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cirrus
I spent a lot of time (too much!) looking at sock...

I spent a lot of time (too much!) looking at sock patterns. Very interesting. Also, there are links to other good sites. Thanks.
Forum: General Knitting 04-26-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,076
Posted By Cirrus
soft acrylic

Anyone ever tried Wendy Peter Pan baby yarn? That's very soft too.
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By Cirrus
cashmere socks

I've never knit cashmere socks, but I was given a pair. They feel so light and comfortable on the feet, but I've not worn them a great deal because I have the impression that they would not stand up...
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