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Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By syndactylus
I like rowan. as soon as interweave runs out, I'm...

I like rowan.
as soon as interweave runs out, I'm switching.
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By syndactylus
shiny manos?

is there more than one wool type of manos yarn?
everyone's online looks shiny, but mine is not at all.
do I have to do something to get it to be shiny or did I just buy the wrong kind?
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By syndactylus
I realised 2 days ago (sometimes my brain only...

I realised 2 days ago (sometimes my brain only runs like molasses) that I could also shave the inside of my bag without doing any real damage, so if anyone wants to see the results of amateur night I...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By syndactylus
I used up all the yarn that I had in those...

I used up all the yarn that I had in those colors.
Do you think even if the color is different if I made a swatch in the same stitch using lamb's pride it would look almost the same as the other?
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By syndactylus
felting

how do people get their felt to look like this?
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lvandewater/modern-quilt-wrap
is it just a matter of shaving it?
everything I felted came out looking horrible except...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,215
Posted By syndactylus
I made my SIL a shawl using baby alpaca brushed...

I made my SIL a shawl using baby alpaca brushed from Plymouth, and she lives in it during the winter my mother says.
(Or at least at my mother's house, which is practically unheated. :teehee:...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By syndactylus
oh, do you think they are plastic? I was hoping...

oh, do you think they are plastic?
I was hoping they were wood...
are the plastic handles nice too? (do you know?)
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By syndactylus
bag handle help

I have googled half the night last night, with no luck, ... so does anyone have the vogue knitting on the go quick gifts book and can you tell me where these are from, or has anyone seen any like...
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By syndactylus
I think it's one of the maybe few things on their...

I think it's one of the maybe few things on their site that's inexplicably overpriced.
At my dry cleaner I saw the exact same thing for $2.00. (I know because I bought one from knitpicks for my mum...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By syndactylus
I don't think I will ever figure out this loose...

I don't think I will ever figure out this loose knitting thing - how can you knit loose on sock needles and keep the gauge?
My joints are just not up to this.
they are really cute though, and better...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By syndactylus
bobbles

I'm knitting these socks (http://knitpicks.com/Lily+of+the+Valley+Socks_PD50590220.html) for my mum & am just wondering if there's a trick to easy bobbles or if they are always a pain in the neck,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By syndactylus
I think you knit 10, k2tog, yo; knit 10, k2tog,...

I think you knit 10, k2tog, yo; knit 10, k2tog, yo; knit 10, k2tog, yo, then go to the next needle.
if you're using dpns it is probably easier to do the 3rd yo on each needle onto the beginning of...
Forum: General Knitting 10-13-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By syndactylus
I made baby booties in seed stitch and I thought...

I made baby booties in seed stitch and I thought it looked really cute - back when I had just started and lots of things looked really awful.
It might look better in a stitch that's already bumpy? ...
Forum: General Knitting 10-13-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By syndactylus
oh, I was joking - I am only knitting socks now,...

oh, I was joking - I am only knitting socks now, & no one can see those unless I walk around barefoot.
(sorry it wasn't funny.)
Forum: General Knitting 10-13-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By syndactylus
one more reason never to actually wear anything I...

one more reason never to actually wear anything I knit out of the house...
:oo:
Forum: How-to Questions 10-13-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By syndactylus
ankle sizes?

does anyone know of a chart anywhere that has normal ankle circumferences for all dress sizes for women?

(not by shoe size.)

or - what clothing size a size 7" or 8" sock leg would roughly fit up...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By syndactylus
I'm sorry you're sick... I had the flu a couple...

I'm sorry you're sick...
I had the flu a couple weeks ago, and if it's like the one everyone around here has - I took mucinex (the one with the green label) and I was better 2 days later, which is...
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By syndactylus
If it makes you feel better, all 3 of my first...

If it makes you feel better, all 3 of my first adult sweaters were failures. Haven't gotten to #4 yet.
(Though I am keeping the 3rd one because the yarn is nice and soft , and was expensive, but it...
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By syndactylus
good luck, you can do it!

good luck, you can do it!
Forum: The Lounge 10-09-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,257
Posted By syndactylus
Nikon D70. Still figuring it out, somehow it...

Nikon D70.
Still figuring it out, somehow it seems more complicated than a manual.
Forum: General Knitting 10-07-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By syndactylus
sock yarn discrepancies poll

I don't really know how to do a poll, but was just wondering, how often does it happen to you that the yarn changes color from sock to sock?

this is the 3rd time it's happened (although I think once...
Forum: The Lounge 10-07-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By syndactylus
late congratulations, & much joy! & happy...

late congratulations, & much joy!
& happy honeymoon!
Forum: General Knitting 10-07-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By syndactylus
I SO want that. I too keep thinking it should be...

I SO want that.
I too keep thinking it should be easy to figure out if you know what you're doing, but sadly I still really don't. :teehee:

and I still think the real secret reason (because the...
Forum: General Knitting 10-04-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By syndactylus
I meant to do the toe-toe, foot-foot thing, but...

I meant to do the toe-toe, foot-foot thing, but then the first one went so fast I got cocky.
now I am really confused about what I did - I can't get the second heel to match the first, there is...
Forum: General Knitting 10-03-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By syndactylus
I was thinking about making lace wrist warmers or...

I was thinking about making lace wrist warmers or whatever they're called for a couple women in my office, but I have heard others say knitting is ugly, so maybe I will just not.

But the more holes...
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