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Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2008, 11:51 AM
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Posted By maryjo123
Ok, I've re-read your responses and viewed the...

Ok, I've re-read your responses and viewed the decreasing video and I think part of my problem was....I was knitting late at night with the TV on and got all confused. So thank you again for your...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By maryjo123
thanks...

Thank you. I understand your response, but when I turn the needle to do the purl row, it still looks like the two I knitted together are separate on the needle. They aren't touching. I'm pretty sure...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By maryjo123
Pattern Confusion

How do you read the second line of this pattern? (I'm in the shaping portion of knitting a baby hat.)

1. K11 8 times, k2tog

2. Purl

For the Purl row, do I purl each individual loop on my needle,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By maryjo123
Ooooooh

Suzeeq-
You're right. I'm doing the purl stitch wrong. I just watched the continental video. Ugh. Well, I guess I'm going to have to get used to doing it the right way and in the long run, I'm sure...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By maryjo123
Frustrated with St-St - Help Needed

I'm fairly new to knitting, but have always had trouble doing the stockinette stitch at any real pace. For example, I'll do a row of purling and then when I go to do the row of knitting, it's so slow...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By maryjo123
Yes...mistakes

Yeah, I used 10 sized needles instead of 9 (b/c I didn't have 9) but I still measured my swatches to the size in the pattern (3.25"). I think all my mistakes probably didn't help the rectangular-ness...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-07-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By maryjo123
Ergh...it's too big. What to do?

Ok, so I've made my first baby block out of 6 swatches and seamed them together. The result is too big for the foam cube that goes inside. I'm wondering if I should wash and dry the (cheap, acrylic)...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By maryjo123
Wow. Lots of great advice and help. Thanks to...

Wow. Lots of great advice and help. Thanks to everyone. There is soooo much I want to knit and try. I just can't knit fast enough!
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By maryjo123
What do you suggest instead of aluminum? (that's...

What do you suggest instead of aluminum? (that's all I have right now! Not that I'm going to do something that advanced yet...)
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By maryjo123
Newbie Question: 4 needles vs. 2?

I'm very new to knitting and really enjoying it. But I picked up a book at the library and on the cover is a picture of a sweater-in-progress with FOUR NEEDLES in it! I nearly keeled over. I am just...
Forum: General Knitting 04-04-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,449
Posted By maryjo123
Renee- Thanks! I'm so impressed with your...

Renee-
Thanks! I'm so impressed with your sleuthing! I appreciate the help and will figure out whether to go to Michael's or just order on line tomorrow. :) Mary Jo
Forum: General Knitting 04-04-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,449
Posted By maryjo123
Knitting Baby Blocks - Where to buy foam cubes?

Hi -
I'm working on some baby blocks for my son and the pattern says I need to buy 3" foam cubes from a craft store. I can't seem to find them anywhere! I don't want to buy a huge block and cut them...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,867
Posted By maryjo123
Thanks everyone!

Wow! Everyone was so helpful! I ended up placing an order with kidknits today. I will check the other sites that people posted after that one was mentioned -- but they had every color I needed for my...
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,867
Posted By maryjo123
Dale of Norway Freestyle

I'm looking for this type of yarn, but not having any luck with the online stores mentioned. One place only has 3 colors of this type, but not the ones I wanted. I am googling other places to find...
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,867
Posted By maryjo123
Where to Buy Yarn Online?

Could anyone give me some suggestions on where to buy yarn online for a good price, maybe with free shipping? I don't have a car right now and can't make it to the stores very easily or quickly. I'd...
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By maryjo123
Cast-on Question

This may be a dumb question, but I was wondering, after you cast on (one time), does that count as one stitch or two? I am learning how to knit from this website and I do the cast on that the video...
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