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Forum: How-to Questions 03-12-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By birdiefu
I have never been able to use the videos here ...

I have never been able to use the videos here :wall: . Well, I've tried on and off for about 6 months and they don't work for me. I've downloaded all the latest updates for video software and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,933
Posted By birdiefu
Eek, I'm sorry your dog got to your project! My...

Eek, I'm sorry your dog got to your project! My son once thought it would be 'fun' to pull all the DPNs off a pair of longies I was making and play with the yarn, so I feel your pain.

Regarding the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By birdiefu
Here's a linky on embroidery knitting, for polka...

Here's a linky on embroidery knitting, for polka dots, french knots, and so on: http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/pdf_files/EmbroideryKnits.pdf
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By birdiefu
Thanks for the advice, ladies! Yes, I'm planning...

Thanks for the advice, ladies! Yes, I'm planning on making the lace part higher/skinnier so it's just under the boobs. So spaced out short rows would work well? I don't mind the fitted-over-tummy...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-17-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By birdiefu
Short row advice for maternity top?

So I'm going to try to make this top: http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-026 and try to modify it to give room for a preggo belly. I pretty sure short rows are my ticket, but...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By birdiefu
I've found the best way to get a very smooth...

I've found the best way to get a very smooth finish on wood is to get those 3 or 4-way nail buffers. Work from the coarser to finest grit, then buff and it gets silky smooth.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By birdiefu
Thanks so much everyone, it makes much more sense...

Thanks so much everyone, it makes much more sense now :).
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By birdiefu
Ah-ha! No, I'm just using a marker in the stitch...

Ah-ha! No, I'm just using a marker in the stitch itself. So in that case, I can keep the marker on the stitch and ignore the "pass marker" instruction other than to make sure that I'm in the right...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By birdiefu
Ah, so I would just remove the marker from the...

Ah, so I would just remove the marker from the left to the right stitch. So when I follow the pattern that says "pass marker, K1, increase" then in effect I will be knitting the stitch that...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By birdiefu
"pass marker"?

I'm doing a pattern with a crotch gusset. There are markers on the front and back center where the gusset will be. In the instructions, I am increasing before and after the marker, but when I get...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-26-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By birdiefu
Looks great! Honestly, the only time I've ended...

Looks great! Honestly, the only time I've ended up partially felting my yarn was after washing. I wacked my skien waaaay too much (you know, taking out all that frustration!) and the yarn stuck to...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-14-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By birdiefu
I have this problem too! I have to periodically...

I have this problem too! I have to periodically rotate my yarn ball a bunch of times in the opposite direction to relieve twist. But I find that if I'm doing equal amounts of knit and purl, I don't...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-12-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,874
Posted By birdiefu
I finally got past park and drafting today- it's...

I finally got past park and drafting today- it's quite liberating! The only times I've dropped the spindle (with not-so-happy broken yarn) was when I didn't have much spun length coming from the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-12-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By birdiefu
I can't watch any of the videos :( . I use...

I can't watch any of the videos :( . I use firefox and whenever I click to watch a video, it never finishes loading and then crashes firefox. Don't have that problem with any other site.
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,223
Posted By birdiefu
One of my cats is like that too. He opens...

One of my cats is like that too. He opens drawers, cabinets, doors, and even the fridge :?? . He doesn't take anything out of the fridge, but one of the dogs follows him around and steals food...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-03-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By birdiefu
I'm having the same problem! My DS is almost 2...

I'm having the same problem! My DS is almost 2 but with huge boat feet ;) . I'm looking for a relatively simple pattern that will fit him and his cankles, with no luck. I've done three seperate...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-03-2006, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By birdiefu
I'm super new to knitting, so I may be wrong. ...

I'm super new to knitting, so I may be wrong. But maybe they mean to start the swatch one day, let it sit, then continue it the next day. I know for me, my stitches aren't perfectly uniform all the...
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