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Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Gemini
Have you got a knitter's yarn needle? It looks...

Have you got a knitter's yarn needle? It looks like a sewing needle but is bigger.

You don't thread it like a thread needle, you put the yarn over the shank of the needle, pinch it between your...
Forum: General Knitting 12-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Gemini
Hi there! What is your first project going to be?

Hi there!

What is your first project going to be?
Forum: General Knitting 12-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,042
Posted By Gemini
Hi Jane.

Hi Jane.
Forum: General Knitting 12-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Gemini
Sunday afternoon with chocolate and a good film!...

Sunday afternoon with chocolate and a good film! :happydance:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Gemini
It is a lovely pattern KSH.

It is a lovely pattern KSH.
Forum: Pattern Central 11-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Gemini
Thanks! Georgous pattern and georgous...

Thanks!

Georgous pattern and georgous colours.

Wouldn't it liven up a black coat on a dull, winter's day!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Gemini
If you are on a budget and you don't have a...

If you are on a budget and you don't have a grandma or aunt or friendly neighbour to help you, could you do a skills swap with someone? You know, like you do some gardening for them and they help...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Gemini
I do admire your enthusiasm - but you're not...

I do admire your enthusiasm - but you're not trying to run before you can walk are you?

I think most of us are probably content to just knit a few things in garter stitch before moving on.

One of...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Gemini
Knitting is very relaxing when it goes well and...

Knitting is very relaxing when it goes well and exasperating when you mess up!

Believe me, even the most experienced knitter goes wrong sometimes.

Whatever you do Martin, don't give up!

Maybe...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Gemini
Hi again Martin I mean...

Hi again Martin

I mean like:

k=knit
p=purl
sl=slip
tog=together
inc=increase
dec=decrease
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Gemini
I agree. Learning how to purl is definitely the...

I agree. Learning how to purl is definitely the next step.

Then I think learning what some of the abbreviations mean, otherwise a pattern is going to look very scary! ;)

Increasing and decreasing...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Gemini
Hi Martin I think your knitting looks ever so...

Hi Martin

I think your knitting looks ever so neat for a beginner!

I think you have chosen a hobby that you are going to become very good at. :)

I always add in a new colour at the side of my...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Gemini
It seems as though she is doing very well for a...

It seems as though she is doing very well for a five year old!:)
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Gemini
I think that you are a lovely husband going to...

I think that you are a lovely husband going to all this trouble to find something that will make your wife happy.

The best presents are the ones that have a lot of thought behind them.
Forum: General Knitting 11-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By Gemini
Hand-made presents have to mean more than...

Hand-made presents have to mean more than shop-bought ones. They truly come from you.
Forum: The Lounge 11-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By Gemini
I'm so glad that such a lovely cat found a lovely...

I'm so glad that such a lovely cat found a lovely home.
Forum: The Lounge 10-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Gemini
I love your pictures. Thank you for sharing...

I love your pictures.

Thank you for sharing them; they are beautiful.

We had a blood moon recently but unfortunately I didn't catch it.
Forum: General Knitting 10-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Gemini
I agree let the child have more practice before...

I agree let the child have more practice before moving on to the next step.
Forum: The Lounge 10-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gemini
If you have tomatoes at the end of the season...

If you have tomatoes at the end of the season that are still green and you don't think that they are going to ripen on the vine, I've heard that you can put them in a dark drawer with a banana to get...
Forum: The Lounge 10-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gemini
The taste of tomatoes from the garden is a world...

The taste of tomatoes from the garden is a world away from those bought in the supermarket! Lucky you!

Tomatoes are so full of goodness I expect you are pleased that your 4yr old is tucking into...
Forum: Charity Knitting 09-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Gemini
Those poppies look lovely Sasford. Thank you for...

Those poppies look lovely Sasford.

Thank you for the link. I hope the campaign gets lots of support.
Forum: The Lounge 08-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gemini
You can't have too many tomatoes! Just make them...

You can't have too many tomatoes!

Just make them into a pizza topping sauce and freeze it in batches. :happydance:
Forum: The Lounge 08-28-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Gemini
She needs to register with Knitting Help.com I...

She needs to register with Knitting Help.com I think! ;)
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gemini
Thank you very much for your help Salmonmac. I...

Thank you very much for your help Salmonmac.

I saw someone making lovely toys on You Tube and the yarn she was using was worsted.

I guess if I used dk yarn instead the toy would just end up a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gemini
Help please

Can anyone tell me if worsted weight yarn is thicker than double knitting or another name for it please?

(I'm not sure if I'm dealing with language differences here.)

Thank you.
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