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Forum: Pattern Central 05-09-2010, 11:41 PM
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Views: 1,428
Posted By Cirrus
That is just wonderful! Thank you, I really...

That is just wonderful! Thank you, I really enjoyed looking, thinking about the women who did needlecrafting from those books--long ago.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-09-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,016
Posted By Cirrus
I humbly agree. I have some markers which are a...

I humbly agree. I have some markers which are a little bulky, and I think they affect the size of the stitch worked past it. I'm doing a practice square now but will use a thinner marker of some...
Forum: Crochet! 09-30-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,290
Posted By Cirrus
I went to Michaels on the off chance that they...

I went to Michaels on the off chance that they had an "O" and they did not, of course. But I was looking at the Boye size P hook, and it looked small to me. So I brought it home to compare with my...
Forum: Crochet! 09-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,290
Posted By Cirrus
Thanks to you both. The idea of working looser...

Thanks to you both. The idea of working looser is good in theory, but it doesn't really work.

I could see if I have some sport wt. in the stash and use one worsted and one sport. I'll try a...
Forum: Crochet! 09-29-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,290
Posted By Cirrus
Is there a size O Crochet Hook?

I'm trying to make the Bubbles Baby Blanket using the size N hook and two strands of worsted yarn. My work is too tight and the blanket is turning out too small and dense. I took it apart last...
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,377
Posted By Cirrus
Our local LYS has a male instructor. Big guy...

Our local LYS has a male instructor. Big guy with big hands, but a fine knitter and instructor.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-24-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By Cirrus
Size up on sock pattern for men's?

I knit a 64 stitch sock on size 1 needles, and they fit me fine. I wear a size 8 shoe.

I'd like to make a pair for my son who wears a size 11 shoe. I can knit the sock longer in the leg and...
Forum: General Knitting 08-07-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By Cirrus
I'm getting better at it, but it used to terrify...

I'm getting better at it, but it used to terrify me because it was so easy to get mixed up if I was distracted by any small thing. All I could think of was all those hours to knit a sock, then...
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,230
Posted By Cirrus
I'm so sorry this is happening between you and...

I'm so sorry this is happening between you and your mom. You are trying to overlook it and love the good parts about your mother, and that is admirable. But I know it builds up inside and doesn't...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-11-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By Cirrus
In other words, you would hold the yarn in the...

In other words, you would hold the yarn in the purl position before slipping, right?

Oh, and slipping just means moving the stitch from the left needle to the right without working it as a P or K.
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By Cirrus
It is a wonderful forum. I too like to knit and...

It is a wonderful forum. I too like to knit and watch TV. TV alone is just too boring, too many commercials, etc.
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By Cirrus
You must immediately go to your LYS for a second...

You must immediately go to your LYS for a second set of needles. :wink:

More seriously, it's always good to have a second set because they fall in between the sofa cushions or otherwise get lost. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,813
Posted By Cirrus
(K1 P1 K1) in same stitch...how to do?

How do you do K1 P1 K1 in the same stitch? I don't see this in the tutorials. It's part of the leg on a sock pattern. Thank you.
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By Cirrus
I always tink back. It's very difficult to pick...

I always tink back. It's very difficult to pick up stitches if you rip out when using a #1 needle. I recently tinked back 6 rows because I made an error which I didn't think would show, but it did...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By Cirrus
I've had this problem also. I find that if I...

I've had this problem also. I find that if I knit counter-clockwise the sock is produced inside out. If I knit clockwise, the sock comes out right.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By Cirrus
Help needed doing sock toe

I'm doing a toe that is different for me called Joan's Favorite Toe. I was looking for a more rounded toe. I have the sock on 4 needles using the 5th for knitting. The decrease row is like...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Cirrus
OK, sounds good. I'll give it a try.

OK, sounds good. I'll give it a try.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Cirrus
Thank you, Merigold. I have never liked picking...

Thank you, Merigold. I have never liked picking up a stitch the way you describe because I'm never sure which side to work from and I'm not very good at it---but this would be a good opportunity for...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Cirrus
About using wooly nylon on sock heels

I'm using the wooly nylon on the heels of the socks I'm making, but hard as I try, I keep missing picking up the nylon on the occasional stitch, and a small loop appears in the work from the loose...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Cirrus
Great post, Knitted Rose. Once a massage...

Great post, Knitted Rose. Once a massage therapist helped me tremendously with plantars fasciitis, so I am a total believer! It can be extremely helpful to the hands also. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Cirrus
What Melmac said. Wonderful picture, one you'll...

What Melmac said. Wonderful picture, one you'll treasure in years to come.
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,995
Posted By Cirrus
I knit for all the reasons others have posted. ...

I knit for all the reasons others have posted. It's a bit like a meditation, complete focus on one thing or if it's an easy pattern, time to let the mind ramble a bit. I love making socks.

Also, I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Cirrus
Yes, you have it right, Lisa. I am knitting on...

Yes, you have it right, Lisa. I am knitting on the inside of the "cup" not the outside. I'm doing it correctly now, but it makes me mad that I am so dumb that I keep doing it wrong every time I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Cirrus
I keep making the same sock mistake

I make the same mistake when I start to knit socks: I knit around counter-clockwise (on the inside of the sock I guess you would say) which is fine for the ribbing, but when I go to stockinette, the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Cirrus
Could someone give a link to these gloves?

Could someone give a link to these gloves?
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