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Forum: How-to Questions 12-19-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By scmomof4
The easiest way to do a "keyhole" scarf is to...

The easiest way to do a "keyhole" scarf is to knit 4-6" in garter stitch (knitting every row) then knit across half of the stitches and start another ball of yarn there. Knit back and forth across...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By scmomof4
Because we don't have a moment to waste...

Well done!

Many years ago a gal talked about gathering up the bits of time in our lives and making something bigger out of them. Her example was keeping post cards in her purse and jotting notes...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By scmomof4
I think I have that same dishcloth pattern book. ...

I think I have that same dishcloth pattern book. :)

The above instructions are exactly right, but there is another "right twist" that might be easier on your brain. Crossing in front of the first...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,937
Posted By scmomof4
I agree that it is beautiful and you were very...

I agree that it is beautiful and you were very helpful to get her to use a softer yarn. I think that there is a bias against acrylic in general because of how nasty it was for most of us when we...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By scmomof4
Actually that is three knit stitches a hole a...

Actually that is three knit stitches a hole a stitch a hole and three knit stitches. I think you are adding an extra stitch by interpreting the yo to mean make a stitch.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,446
Posted By scmomof4
The jacket is truly lovely and the edging crisps...

The jacket is truly lovely and the edging crisps it up wonderfully! Well done! :cheering:

Thanks for the useful link! I am dreadful at remembering what to do when I put a crochet needle in my...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By scmomof4
GO YOU! One thing I love about knitting is that...

GO YOU!

One thing I love about knitting is that I have become a "learner" again and I am remembering what it is to have the BIG lights go on. It makes me more sympathetic to my children as I teach...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By scmomof4
When I did that cape I literally picked up three...

When I did that cape I literally picked up three stitches in the three garter stitches and then continued across the rest of the row. I picked the three stiches up the same way one picks up stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By scmomof4
Or you could just slip the last stitch of each...

Or you could just slip the last stitch of each row. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By scmomof4
Like you, I thought I understood it until I read...

Like you, I thought I understood it until I read the bottom measurements and number of stitches.:??


But above she states that the above the bust measurement for CO 147 stitches is 32".:think:

I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,030
Posted By scmomof4
GMTA

That was my first thought, too. I bet she was amazed by how smart you are to be able to knit and you how strong your hands must be.:cool: :teehee:

To be fair, though, not many people do handwork...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,355
Posted By scmomof4
For my jacket sleeves which were fitted I pinned...

For my jacket sleeves which were fitted I pinned right sides together and seamed them using the single crochet stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By scmomof4
When you do long tail cast on you are casting on...

When you do long tail cast on you are casting on and knitting your first row at the same time. If the pattern tells you to long tail cast on, then you don't "count" it as the first row of your...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,050
Posted By scmomof4
breaking the rule....

We are certainly a resourceful (and compulsive) group. :D

My most creative one was a dinner fork when I was out to supper with a friend. She fussed, so I switched to using the little "saber"...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By scmomof4
From how I read it, it would be 22 rows (you...

From how I read it, it would be 22 rows (you decrease on the 2nd, 6th, 10th, 14th, 18th, 22nd). The question I would have is how many rows per cm have you been knitting at?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By scmomof4
Stability

I'm with Jan and would pick up the stitches first and use these stitches as the foundation for your i-cord bind off. I think it would add stability to the edge by having the stitches along the edge...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By scmomof4
Ooops.. I don't know if "cornsilk" in Jo...

Ooops..

I don't know if "cornsilk" in Jo Sharp's silkroad aran (http://www.josharp.com/Yarn/Yarn.html)collection is bright enough for you, but I can tell you that knitting with it will make YOU...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By scmomof4
I did a beautiful dress in patons brilliant...

I did a beautiful dress in patons brilliant (http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=brilliant). It comes in both a gold and a black. (Purchased at a chain craft store.) It was less expensive...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By scmomof4
I think it should say "bind off" three stitches...

I think it should say "bind off" three stitches at the beginning of the next row.

I would read it to mean you bind off the first three of your six remaining stitches (by knitting (or whatever...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By scmomof4
Hormones...

It sounds like life is a bit overwhelming in general. Rather than have your UFOs or your "should do" list add to that feeling, give yourself permission to "do nothing" for a bit. In fact, setting...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By scmomof4
What a wonderful allegory of the...

What a wonderful allegory of the interconnectedness of your lives... part of her work in raising you to be the woman you are is "being finished" in all the acts of love and kindness that you are...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-23-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,318
Posted By scmomof4
With all the Anne Geddes photos going on, this is...

With all the Anne Geddes photos going on, this is a must do project for whichever friend has a baby next! Thanks for the link and the great model!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-23-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By scmomof4
Great job!

I love the embroidered initials! What a wonderful way to personalize a super special gift!:yay:
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By scmomof4
Vests are a great place to start!

Some of my best first projects were vests- they knit up quickly and I didn't have to face the psychological challenge of doing the second sleeve. (I have a project or two just waiting for me to do...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,216
Posted By scmomof4
I did sweater vests for my dad and husband in k4...

I did sweater vests for my dad and husband in k4 p2 ribbing and was faced with the same challenge at the shoulders. Instead of obsessing at making the seams invisible, I just wanted them to be even...
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