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Forum: How-to Questions 10-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By bookbabe
thanks! I made this particular one out of...

thanks! I made this particular one out of acrylic and have all ready put it through the washer and dryer and that didn't help. I guess I'll try to seam it up a bit. If that doesn't work, I've got...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-19-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By bookbabe
fixing a too big hat??

I made my husband a hat and it turned out to be just a little too big around. I thought I had measured it correctly but it's a little loose and he wants it to fit snugly. Is there anything I can do...
Forum: The Lounge 08-10-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By bookbabe
I've finally given up on my garden. Seems like I...

I've finally given up on my garden. Seems like I can't water it enough no matter how much! so I'll try again in a few weeks if/ when this heat ever breaks...sigh..this summer has been a rough...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By bookbabe
a piece of advice from one's who has been...

a piece of advice from one's who has been there....don't overdo it your first few times. You'll think you're fine and then it will suddenly hurt like EVERYTHING!! just do a little bit at a time at...
Forum: General Knitting 06-08-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By bookbabe
Using larger needles..

Well, I'm trying to expand my knitting to more than scarves. I have some beautiful Manos yarn and I'm making a shawl. I wanted an airy "lacey" look even with the heavier yarn so I'm using bigger...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By bookbabe
I too crocheted before knitting and I know...

I too crocheted before knitting and I know exactly what you mean. I can hold the yarn comfortably when I crochet but still haven't found a comfy spot for knitting. I just sort of let it hang there...
Forum: General Knitting 04-25-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,172
Posted By bookbabe
I too can sympathize...I had a bad elbow injury...

I too can sympathize...I had a bad elbow injury before Christmas and couldn't knit for about 3 months. Now I can only work for about 30 minutes at a time before I have to stop. It's very...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,919
Posted By bookbabe
boy I'm jealous too of everyone who has so much...

boy I'm jealous too of everyone who has so much time to knit! I'm lucky to get in a little bit in the evening before I fall asleep--after everything else is done. It's sort of my unwinding time. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-06-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By bookbabe
newbie blocking ??

okay this may be a dumb question but I want to ask before I ruin my piece. I'm making a scarf from some Manos wool. It's a simple pattern--K1, K1, P1. Somewhere I heard about blocking a piece by...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 03-27-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 31,224
Posted By bookbabe
HI there I thought I'd throw my two cents worth...

HI there
I thought I'd throw my two cents worth in --so I can keep up with happenings in the Austin area too! I'm actually far, far northwest --Leander area. I heard about a group that meets at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-16-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By bookbabe
Angry arrrgghhhh!!!!

:hair:
help! I am sooooo frustrated right now!! I was trying to make a set of wrist warmers for my PT--she has helped me tremendously to recover from a pretty severe injury and I thought since she...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By bookbabe
yarn over question

HI
okay this may seem like a simple thing but I'm just not getting it. I have a scarf pattern that calls for K1, yo. k2tog. I thought this would be simple enough for me to--I'm very much a beginner...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By bookbabe
sweet son in law

My son in law called the other day to ask me to make him a hat. Now this is fantastic because I've been offering to make something for him and he wasn't really interested until it turned cold. Now...
Forum: General Knitting 01-15-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By bookbabe
I feel for you...I haven't been able to knit for...

I feel for you...I haven't been able to knit for a month due to an elbow injury. I tried with just some scrap yarn this weekend and could do two rows then had to stop. I keep looking at my...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By bookbabe
I made scarf for my daughter out of the lion...

I made scarf for my daughter out of the lion chenille and I thought I was going to throw it away before I finished. I only kept at it because she loves chenille. It was hard to knit with and not...
Forum: General Knitting 01-02-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By bookbabe
knitting as therapy!

I've been dealing with a torn elbow ligament the past few weeks and today was my first physical therapy appointment. The therapist mentioned several things I should be doing and I asked about...
Forum: General Knitting 12-15-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By bookbabe
torn ligaments

:waah:

okay I'm trying to finish gifts and looking forward to using the beautiful yarn my hubby just bought me but doesn't look like that's going to happen--I fell and tore the ligaments in my...
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,030
Posted By bookbabe
you know this is so interesting to me....my other...

you know this is so interesting to me....my other hobby/ obsession is cake decorating and every one of these posts could apply to that as well. People ask me to throw together a cake all the time...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-07-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By bookbabe
Don't feel bad. I was such a slow learner in my...

Don't feel bad. I was such a slow learner in my first knitting class they wouldn't even teach me to purl. I was having so much trouble with the knit stitch!! Once I learned that, then I had to get...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By bookbabe
thanks for the advice!!

thanks for the advice!!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By bookbabe
twisted yarn

okay I'm sure there's an answer on here somewhere and I just can'tfind it. But I could use some advice.

When I'm knitting, my yarn gets very twisted and every few rows I have to "unwind" it. I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 12-01-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By bookbabe
Mine too!! don't you just love it so close to...

Mine too!! don't you just love it so close to the holidays!! :tap: just kidding....better than my mom's was--hers was three days after Christmas.


thank you for all the good wishes!

and for the...
Forum: General Knitting 11-30-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By bookbabe
Smile happy birthday to me!!!!

I have the best husband in the world!!! :muah:

For my birthday he went to our LYS and bought me some skeins of beautiful wool "Manos del Uraguay", some new pattern books and 6 sets of addi Turbo...
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By bookbabe
thanks everyone for the suggestions! :)

thanks everyone for the suggestions!
:)
Forum: General Knitting 10-13-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By bookbabe
:) I know--it's too perfect. You can go, get some...

:)
I know--it's too perfect. You can go, get some coffee and then go to the store. It's the best place for lessons!

I'm in Central Texas--just outside Austin.
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