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Forum: How-to Questions 10-09-2007, 04:01 PM
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Posted By wolfette
I'd take it as knit your first stitch and then do...

I'd take it as knit your first stitch and then do your increase on your second stitch. Knitting your first stitch and then doing increases helps to keep the edge from looking wonky.
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By wolfette
Love 'em myself. I don't use straight needles...

Love 'em myself. I don't use straight needles very often since I got my set. :happydance: I like the fact I don't have to run out for another size if gauge isn't working out since my LYS isn't very...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By wolfette
I checked it out at a local bookstore. It's very...

I checked it out at a local bookstore. It's very funny and I'm sure there are women out there who can relate to one degree or another.
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By wolfette
It looks good, but you may want to watch the...

It looks good, but you may want to watch the waist shaping. men are generally straight through the torso, whereas women need shaping for the waist. Take a look at this unisex pattern from...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By wolfette
I agree. Caron Simply Soft and Plymouth Encore...

I agree. Caron Simply Soft and Plymouth Encore work up really nice and are inexpensive. I like using them for baby items in particular, since babies and their clothing seem to need to be washed VERY...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 09-21-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 43,874
Posted By wolfette
I made my first one out of the Silky Wool ( in a...

I made my first one out of the Silky Wool ( in a blue-grey heather) and I'm making a second using Plymouth's Royal Bamboo in a soft sage green. It's a worsted weight, so I went with a size 9 needle...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,020
Posted By wolfette
Basically it's so you're not wasting a lot of...

Basically it's so you're not wasting a lot of yarn for a long-tail cast-on. You can measure off what you need, have a bit to weave in later, and have the rest for your project. If you happen to be...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,020
Posted By wolfette
A little trick I do is to wrap the yarn a bit...

A little trick I do is to wrap the yarn a bit loosely around the needle about 10 times, then measure out from there (ie. if 30 stitches, then 3 times my original measurement). Then I add about 9...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By wolfette
I'm a righty who knits lefty, too. There's no...

I'm a righty who knits lefty, too. There's no right (no pun intended) or wrong way to knit, just as long as you can make a knit and a purl. Just show your friend the basics and she may want to learn...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By wolfette
You might try going down in needle size and keep...

You might try going down in needle size and keep in those extra repeats of the cable pattern. Just play around with the pattern and have fun - there are no knitting police and no pattern is set in...
Forum: General Knitting 08-30-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By wolfette
I had only been knitting for a few months when my...

I had only been knitting for a few months when my hubby bought me a set of the Denise needles. I won't trade them for the world.:woot: Think of how much money you save by using them and not have to...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 08-30-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By wolfette
Hi Christi2cats! Sorry it took me so long to...

Hi Christi2cats!

Sorry it took me so long to reply; I haven't been on lately. I'm down in Southwestern area of the county. I also belong to the knitting circle at the Grateful Thread in Pottsville...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By wolfette
OOOOOOO!!!! I want that for my birthday next year!

OOOOOOO!!!! I want that for my birthday next year!
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,168
Posted By wolfette
I've always had cats and dogs growing up and...

I've always had cats and dogs growing up and currently have a 13 year-old cat named Polyester. I've had her longer than I've been knitting and she's not fond of it, unless it involves some sort of...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By wolfette
I don't have a dog, but I've made the Feline Dim...

I don't have a dog, but I've made the Feline Dim sum (eggroll and wonton) from Knitty.com for my mom's cats. My cat won't bother with toys and she gets mad when I knit and she wants my attention. My...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By wolfette
How about squares for Warm Up America? Cat toys,...

How about squares for Warm Up America? Cat toys, baby bibs, hats, booties, slippers (or as they're called where I'm from - beddies)... all it takes is a little imagination:thumbsup:
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By wolfette
I agree that Plymouth Jeanee and Sugar & Cream...

I agree that Plymouth Jeanee and Sugar & Cream are good cottons. You might want to look into yarns other than cotton, too, like bamboo and yarns made from corn, seaweed, etc. They're very soft and...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 07-16-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By wolfette
East Central PA?

Any knitters in the Schuylkill County area? :pout: I've seen some posted for Philly, Lehigh Valley, and Pocono areas, but they're a bit out of the way for me. Thanks!
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,141
Posted By wolfette
I throw left-handed, even though I'm a righty.

I throw left-handed, even though I'm a righty.
Forum: General Knitting 07-15-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,257
Posted By wolfette
I have a tendency to only knit for those I know...

I have a tendency to only knit for those I know appreciate hand-made things. To me, it's not worth the time and effort (and aggravation sometimes) to make something that someone will look at, smile...
Forum: General Knitting 07-15-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,444
Views: 1,429,454
Posted By wolfette
Talking New to the message board

Hello everyone!

I'm new to the board and thought I'd introduce myself. I've been knitting for about a year and a half. My SIL showed me a little bit one day and I've been going full steam ahead ever...
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