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Forum: General Knitting 07-07-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,728
Posted By AngelaR
It's a cardigan pattern I found in a magazine I...

It's a cardigan pattern I found in a magazine I picked up on a trip. I wish I could tell you which one, but it was lost in a flood a couple of years ago and I've not looked for it since. I should...
Forum: General Knitting 07-07-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By AngelaR
I had trouble with DPNs on my very first stocking...

I had trouble with DPNs on my very first stocking project. I'd always used circulars before so the entire concept was alien to me. I knit socks all the time (always have some OTN) and have grown...
Forum: General Knitting 06-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,728
Posted By AngelaR
Sadly I've had to frog every single project I've...

Sadly I've had to frog every single project I've started in the past 3 months since I can't get past the first few rows because evidently developers think they are clever for keeping non-math based...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-28-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By AngelaR
I will admit, that when I am knitting caps I...

I will admit, that when I am knitting caps I usually use a 16" circular until forced to switch to DPNs. I find it's really just faster that way, but your mileage may vary.
Forum: General Knitting 03-28-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By AngelaR
I also think it's a mix between knitting too...

I also think it's a mix between knitting too tightly and anxiety over time constraints on the project. Have a cup of tea, take a deep breath and relax. Knitting is supposed to be fun! I'm sure a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By AngelaR
I did knit a summer sweater, tank top style, in...

I did knit a summer sweater, tank top style, in angora and bamboo a couple of years back, it's very comfy in Texas during the summer. Also you could try a bamboo/silk or bamboo/cotton mix which...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By AngelaR
When I came back to knitting I lived on this site...

When I came back to knitting I lived on this site viewing the videos. I also haunted YouTube and never liked those videos, always returning here for Amy's wonderful tutelage. Many thanks to Sheldon...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,314
Posted By AngelaR
I knit in the eastern style meaning that I am...

I knit in the eastern style meaning that I am always working through the back loop. I will knit on the regular way, then make another knit stitch the continental method and voila two stitches from...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,417
Posted By AngelaR
I have the KnitPick Options set, with the nickel...

I have the KnitPick Options set, with the nickel needle points and I love it more than human words can convey. Let's just say that I love them slightly less than my motorcycle and that about puts it...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By AngelaR
I got some Patons Angora Bamboo which is 55%...

I got some Patons Angora Bamboo which is 55% bamboo, 35% wool and 10% angora for a summer sweater project a few years back. I never finished it because I bought all the yarn recommended for the size...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By AngelaR
I still rely on Amy's videos when something is...

I still rely on Amy's videos when something is just not going well for me. They have saved many a project from me. And no, that is not bad grammar.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By AngelaR
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s72/SevWolfe/IM...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s72/SevWolfe/IMG_0236.jpg

This was the perfect solution! Now I feel like a real idiot for not having thought of it.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By AngelaR
That was the BEST idea. It required about 4...

That was the BEST idea. It required about 4 bathtowels rolled together to get the desired "girth" but it was perfect for my purposes. My project is now in the laundryroom conforming to the desired...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By AngelaR
Blocking in 3 Dimensions?

Hi All, been a long time since I've needed your advice (not because I'm so great, but because I've been too busy to knit) and I've been working on this pattern (http://www.claraquintela.com/?p=1179)....
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By AngelaR
When I start a new project I sometimes get sore...

When I start a new project I sometimes get sore spots on my thumbs and fingers. It reminds me to loosen up and also use spot type bandaids to help me over that tenderness. This usually happens when...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By AngelaR
I just bought one. I kept meaning to do it and...

I just bought one. I kept meaning to do it and would never remember when I went to get yarn from the site. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,319
Posted By AngelaR
I tried knitting at work and it was worse than...

I tried knitting at work and it was worse than knitting at the mall waiting for the children to finish shopping. The interruptions caused me so many mistakes on a sweater I was knitting that I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By AngelaR
What wonderful work! I wish I had more time to...

What wonderful work! I wish I had more time to knit.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-10-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,866
Posted By AngelaR
Those are beautiful! No patterns? OK, I need to...

Those are beautiful! No patterns? OK, I need to cry. I don't have the imagination to be able to "knit by ear" as it were. How wonderful that you can do something like that and have such beauty...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,319
Posted By AngelaR
It's well known that I am not a people person and...

It's well known that I am not a people person and actually avoid conversing with them if at all possible. I'm like the love child of House and Sherlock Holmes. My husband came up with that...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By AngelaR
I have everything in the bag that came with my KP...

I have everything in the bag that came with my KP Options:

Stitch holders
Stitch markers (both kinds)
darning needle
gauge guide
small plastic bag of yarn pieces for marking
golf pencil
crotchet...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,319
Posted By AngelaR
I find I have to keep stopping and listen to...

I find I have to keep stopping and listen to someone natter on about how their grandma knit or some great aunt crochets and what's the difference and what am I making, can I knit sweaters.... ad...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,590
Posted By AngelaR
I knit in the Eastern Style and I've had no...

I knit in the Eastern Style and I've had no problem at all. I just have to orient myself when doing increases and decreases (Annie Modisett's Combined Chart works well). I did not know about the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-29-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By AngelaR
Oh patterns! Your nan is a wonderful, generous...

Oh patterns! Your nan is a wonderful, generous woman! I suggest you knit a scarf for her. Also, let her watch you knit and make any suggestions. :woot:
Forum: General Knitting 01-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By AngelaR
Magic loop is wonderful and I love it for...

Magic loop is wonderful and I love it for everything but socks, IMHO. They have several videos here and on YouTube to demonstrate how to do this.
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