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Forum: General Knitting 10-24-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
How Loose is Too Loose?

I'm consciously trying to loosen up my knitting so that cables aren't such a pain, and I'm wondering if it's possible to knit too loosely? For example, if a pattern calls for US 10 needles, and I can...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-03-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
Very nice! You should name it after your sister....

Very nice! You should name it after your sister.

What do you mean by "self lined?"
Forum: Pattern Central 10-03-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I just picked up some Red Heart Soft Yarn at...

I just picked up some Red Heart Soft Yarn at Michael's for $2.50/skein (253 yards). It really is pretty soft (as the name implies) and so far is nice to work with. The other selling point for me was...
Forum: The Lounge 10-01-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
:fingerwag: The grass is always greener...;) I...

:fingerwag: The grass is always greener...;)

I have wood trimmed double hung windows in a ninety year old house. The air conditioner works overtime to keep the place cool in the summer, but the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-01-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
That's adorable, and I love the dragonfly buttons!

That's adorable, and I love the dragonfly buttons!
Forum: General Knitting 09-28-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
:roflhard: That's my preferred method, too. :)

:roflhard:

That's my preferred method, too. :)
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,774
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
This idea rocks! Thanks of Troy! (Please note...

This idea rocks! Thanks of Troy! (Please note that I will not be changing my laces daily, however. ;) )
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
Funny how many very different answers you can get...

Funny how many very different answers you can get to a simple question! :teehee:

I taught myself (really, Silver taught me :notworthy:) sock knitting on dpns. They're okay, but I have a hard time...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-21-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
In the Debbie Bliss Rialto collection, there is a...

In the Debbie Bliss Rialto collection, there is a pattern called Sophia that might work for you. There is a picture of the front here...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I think warmth factor is pretty subjective. Is...

I think warmth factor is pretty subjective. Is your hubby generally cold? Mine is, so I would not hesitate to knit him a super warm sweater. On the other hand, I know people who wear T-Shirts all...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-19-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
That cable pattern is beautiful! And so neat and...

That cable pattern is beautiful! And so neat and even. I'm very impressed! :notworthy:

I'm in love with felted cables, but they're far, far away on my "to be knit" list...You'll have to post a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,589
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
If you're having a problem with a particular...

If you're having a problem with a particular brand of yarn from this seller, maybe you could shoot an email to the yarn company. Seems like the manufacturer might want to rethink doing business with...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
You might try experimenting with a different...

You might try experimenting with a different style of knitting, too. I'm normally knit English style, but I can knit Continental as well, and when I do that, my knitting is really loose.

And, while...
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I get lost if I have to frog...assuming I can get...

I get lost if I have to frog...assuming I can get the needles back in, that is. :hair: I'm considering using a lifeline in *everything*, lace or otherwise, for this very reason. I'm also hoping that...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,511
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I just wanted to add, Silver's magical sock...

I just wanted to add, Silver's magical sock tutorial got a mention on the Knit-Picks podcast this week, so now she's REALLY famous! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 09-06-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I would add Knit Science, and the Knit Picks...

I would add Knit Science, and the Knit Picks podcast as well. And am I the only one who finds a new podcast and then downloads every single episode so I can get the whole story? I'm listening to Cast...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I just have to add my :woot: to Silver's Sock...

I just have to add my :woot: to Silver's Sock Tutorial. Absolutely fabulous, easy to understand, and illustrated. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm on my second sock, and loving it!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-05-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,989
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
That's beautiful, and it fits you perfectly!

That's beautiful, and it fits you perfectly!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-05-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
Those are gorgeous! Did you block them? The...

Those are gorgeous! Did you block them? The pattern says to, but I really like the scrunchier look of yours better than the flat look on the pattern page. Love that color, too! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 09-04-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
Those are just adorable! I would love to...

Those are just adorable! I would love to commission one in memory of my GSD. I wonder how I could get that expense past hubby's checkbook-scrutinizing eye...:think:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-31-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,285
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
Beautiful! I think you've earned the Z. :thumbsup:

Beautiful! I think you've earned the Z. :thumbsup:
Forum: Pattern Central 08-28-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I knew I could count on you, Ingrid! :) You're...

I knew I could count on you, Ingrid! :) You're the best!
Forum: Pattern Central 08-28-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
Old pattern abbreviations

This is from an old doily pattern:
7th rnd: (O, k 1) 16 times
I'm wondering what the O means. :??
Forum: General Knitting 08-27-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,921
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I don't think this is petty of you at all. I hope...

I don't think this is petty of you at all. I hope your LYS will tell this company that they are cutting back on orders and why. It sounds like that may be the only language this designer/publisher...
Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By GardenGirlKnitsToo
I don't think you're dense either. The lifeline...

I don't think you're dense either. The lifeline was the best idea I've ever heard. I'm making a lace-like hat/scarf set, and I put one in every pattern repeat. Sometimes I get lazy, and skip one, and...
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