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Forum: Pattern Central 05-13-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By ARiley
You might try them out with Knifty Knitters or...

You might try them out with Knifty Knitters or some other loom thing to get them into the pleasure of working with yarn -- and finishing a small project. Then when they've matured a little more,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-30-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By ARiley
Oh, I've been pleased with the Clover bamboo...

Oh, I've been pleased with the Clover bamboo circs -- that nylon cable relaxes if you warm it up a little in hot water (don't get the bamboo wet), and then pull it out straight a few times. I don't...
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,693
Posted By ARiley
This topic seems to come up regularly -- with the...

This topic seems to come up regularly -- with the summer travel season upon us, maybe one of the moderators would make a sticky thread about it.

(I'll be stitching away on baby caps for charity on...
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By ARiley
Me too, thanks for the videos! I'm a re-beginner...

Me too, thanks for the videos! I'm a re-beginner and the videos demonstrating the longtail cast-on and double-pointed needles have been a real revelation. Thanks!
Forum: General Knitting 04-25-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,548
Posted By ARiley
Me too. I love my circs. The cable is nylon or...

Me too. I love my circs. The cable is nylon or something -- really, dip it in hot water for a few minutes (if the tips are bamboo or wood, don't let them get wet) and then smooth it out. While it's...
Forum: General Knitting 04-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By ARiley
As msoebel said, it's a prayer shawl if you call...

As msoebel said, it's a prayer shawl if you call it a prayer shawl, and if you want it to be a prayer shawl. You can consider that it's got your prayers for the person receiving the shawl knitted...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-19-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By ARiley
WIP - Easy Triangle Shawl

This free pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website is easy enough for a re-beginner like me, and works up quickly. The YO at the beginning of each row makes the increase and makes a decorative edge...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By ARiley
Yes, they'll grow up and relax. My elderly...

Yes, they'll grow up and relax. My elderly gentlemen cats are very good about my knitting -- the big one tries to sit in my lap but I boost him up to the back of the chair, where I can use him as a...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By ARiley
Ever teach DH to knit? How'd it go?

So my poor husband gets stressed at work and it's got to be bad for his blood pressure. Since I find knitting very meditative & relaxing, I think it might do him good too. Maybe he'd enjoy knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By ARiley
Or maybe for an effect with color or texture,...

Or maybe for an effect with color or texture, depending on the pattern.
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,975
Posted By ARiley
It depends -- a couple hours in the evening while...

It depends -- a couple hours in the evening while watching TV, half an hour or twenty minutes during lunch hour. If it's nice out on the weekend (not a common happening in Chicago lately) I like to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By ARiley
If you can find a manicurist or massage therapist...

If you can find a manicurist or massage therapist who offers paraffin baths -- (candle wax, not liquid fuel) -- that is *very* relaxing for sore hands, and leaves the skin soft and smooth as well. ...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-13-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By ARiley
I decided to go with another ruana pattern, right...

I decided to go with another ruana pattern, right off the Lion Yarns website (but not the one they call a ruana). It's the Urban Wrap . I'll post when I've got progress to report. . .
Forum: Pattern Central 04-13-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By ARiley
Thanks, Mirl, I have done a general google search...

Thanks, Mirl, I have done a general google search for it -- and just keep coming up with the one photo that they advertise it with. Maybe I'll just have to knit the darn thing and post my own...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-10-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By ARiley
Has anyone made the Oat Couture Ruana?

And if you did, did you like it? The only photos of it online have it draped on a hanger -- I can't tell what the construction's like or imagine how it looks on an actual human body (what with the 3d...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7,442
Views: 1,427,514
Posted By ARiley
Hi all -- I'm just re-starting after a long...

Hi all --
I'm just re-starting after a long pause -- like I haven't tried to knit anything in about twenty years. What got me re-started? People talking about charity knitting. I was passing the...
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