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Forum: The Lounge 02-08-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rosey2376
Question How to get a man to step-up

Any ideas?

I have a ton of work to do, and I still have to fit in the housework, the school run, the organising and all the other mum stuff.
But the man of the house just moans that I'm a tad...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-21-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rosey2376
Thank you!

Pardon me while I gush (I'm English; we don't gush).

But THANK YOU for increasing my circle of knitting 'YAY'. Up until now my circle has largely consisted of my mother (neither inclined to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-18-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rosey2376
Continental is faster for anything ribbing/seed...

Continental is faster for anything ribbing/seed stitch where you keep having to need the yarn at the other side. But, yes, for stocking stitch it does still feel like knitting left handed :teehee:

I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-18-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rosey2376
I forgot to mention. Made it for husband (model...

I forgot to mention. Made it for husband (model in photo). He might not ever actually wear it, but at least now he can be off the knitting 'to do' list for a while.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-18-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rosey2376
THAT sweater

Yay. I finally finished THAT sweater.

Positives:
1. I learnt to knit continental, because all that seed stitch background was too slow English
2. My first ever grown up sized sweater
3. I do love...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By Rosey2376
Talking Just want to boast

I just wanted to boast that my 7 year old son asked me to teach him to knit. He's doing great, and he says its AWESOME (word of the moment) :yay: yay for boy knitters and not letting your sisters...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-23-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Rosey2376
Smile I FIGURED IT OUT

I dedicated some time to it, and I figured it out :cheering:
although there was some swearing and some frogging involved along the way.

Purling two handed for intarsia (or fair isle with more than...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Rosey2376
Sorry chaps, I should have clarified :doh: Two...

Sorry chaps, I should have clarified :doh:

Two handed, two colours, purling I can do. So fair isle if you swap colours every one or two stitches is fine. But Philosophers wool shows you stitches 3...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Rosey2376
Tell you wife to google Kaffe Fasset, an amazing...

Tell you wife to google Kaffe Fasset, an amazing knitter, and he's a bloke.

I remember when I first started doing cables and fancy stuff. I was so worried about getting it right, and losing stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Rosey2376
Question Purling two handed fair isle

I love the two handed fair isle technique from Philiosopher's Wool. Anyone who hasn't tried it, give it a go. No more tangled yarn :thumbsup:

But, has anyone worked out how to do it when you're...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-05-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rosey2376
Thanks salmonmac. I've had a look around for...

Thanks salmonmac. I've had a look around for patterns, but cant find one I like. Have you got any suggestions for a good basic cant-go-wrong sideways cardigan?
Forum: Pattern Central 01-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rosey2376
Question KNITTING SIDEWAYS

Has anyone got any tips on converting a basic cardigan pattern to knit it sideways?

I want the self striping wool to go the other way (vertical stripes).
I can do the basic sizing & guage conversion...
Forum: General Knitting 11-02-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Rosey2376
Thanks guys. Sleeveless pullover not an option....

Thanks guys.
Sleeveless pullover not an option. She'll only wear cardigans.
Steeks may be the way to go, but the thought of all those ends to darn in. yuk.
I think you're right, artificially change...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Rosey2376
self striping wool

I have this yarn that changes from pink to green. I only have enough to do a sleeveless cardigan for my kid. Across the back, the colour changes every 2inch or so. But on the fronts, itll change...
Forum: General Knitting 04-24-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By Rosey2376
Update

Well, still 6 ears and 6 legs short.
Decided the trip to the butterfly house and the easter egg hunt was more important. But I'm too stubborn to quit.

I'm thinking of turning it into a...
Forum: General Knitting 04-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By Rosey2376
Unhappy Bunny trouble

I have 6 arms and 1.5 bodies done.
Just 6 legs, 3 heads, 6 ears and 1.5 bodies to do.

Good job its not Easter until tomorrow.
And WHY THE HELL didn't I start this at Christmas, instead of Thursday...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Rosey2376
Gaps after cabling

I'm doing a pullover that has a 4stitch, (6 row repeat) cable:
Row 1-5: P6, K4, P6
Row 6: P6, C4B, P6.

On the Left hand side of the cable (in between the last K and the next P) is a big gap. Its...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Rosey2376
Its only a hat. I dont like regular magic loop,...

Its only a hat. I dont like regular magic loop, too much backwards and forwards with the needle and cables. Half magic loop I only have to pull the needle & cable through at the end of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Rosey2376
I'm using a 32". I have a 32" and a 24". I read...

I'm using a 32". I have a 32" and a 24". I read somewhere that you could do most things with a 24", but I'm wishing I'd bought bigger than 32".
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Rosey2376
Question Magic loop gap

When I do half-magic loop (travelling loop), I get a big gap at the end of the round. The last/first stitch stretches out, even when I'm really careful pulling the needle through to start the next...
Forum: General Knitting 10-03-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,482
Posted By Rosey2376
I've never really given up on things because...

I've never really given up on things because they're too hard, but I do change things a lot if they're too boring. Like adding stripes, or lacy bits, or cables.

I knitted my Dad a pink tie once....
Forum: How-to Questions 09-23-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By Rosey2376
Straight edge hat

I've done a couple of beanie hats where I wanted a nice straight edge (no ribbing). So I knit it bottom up, then crochet a row of SC around the cast on edge. Worked a treat.

But now I have one where...
Forum: The Lounge 09-21-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rosey2376
I could have a clean and tidy house, if I locked...

I could have a clean and tidy house, if I locked the kids in the attic, if I didn't knit and crochet, if I banished the OH :thumbsup:
GEEZ I'd be miserable.
Happy being messy. Thats why I have an...
Forum: Crochet! 09-21-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,985
Posted By Rosey2376
One day to go and I've got ants in my pants...

One day to go and I've got ants in my pants :nails:

Might have to knit something today, just to pass the time :X:
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By Rosey2376
You are gradually going to start omitting bits of...

You are gradually going to start omitting bits of the pattern as you shape the neck. Have a close look at the photo on the pattern, it looks like you omit that left twist.

Just knit the pattern for...
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