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Forum: General Knitting 08-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By redbedhead
I realize that I am in the minority here, But I...

I realize that I am in the minority here, But I can see the color choice being questioned. Not that they don't look good together, but the WAY they are arranged feels strange to me. Let me see if...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By redbedhead
Thanks Everyone!

Thanks everyone! I Love the suggestion of sending a cliping of the yarn with the note explaining that things just won't be done on time. I Definitly will be saying NO to any and all new projects,...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By redbedhead
Knitting projects promised Nightmare!

I have been in and out of the hospital for the last 6 months, I have had 3 surgeries so far and have the last one on June 28. (I have REALLY BAD Arthritis, and needed to replace both hips and both...
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,943
Posted By redbedhead
I had that problem too. I inherited a PAPER CASE...

I had that problem too. I inherited a PAPER CASE box full of knitting needles, which was a HUGE mess.

I finally bought an over the door shoe bag and hung it on the ack of my bedroom door. I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-04-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By redbedhead
IF I wrap (or hold) the yarn my speed slows down...

IF I wrap (or hold) the yarn my speed slows down to almost nothing. Like I said I am a VERY TIGHT knitter naturally, so tight in fact that I have trouble getting the right hand needle into the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By redbedhead
I don't hold my yarn at all

I let it dangle from the fabric. When it is time to make a stitch I grab it up, wrap it, and drop it. Then move my needles.
I happen to be a VERY tight knitter naturally, and If I hold my yarn, I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,175
Posted By redbedhead
dog sweater pattern, and knitting on narcotics

Hi I have not been on for a while. I had MAJOR Surgery on January 19th (2nd of 4 joint replacements.) And have found that knitting while taking Narcotic pain killers results in a great deal of...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By redbedhead
Many people love the Bamboo needles. They say...

Many people love the Bamboo needles. They say thye are "grippier" so that the yarn does not slip off the needle as easily. However, I do not like the bamboo needles. I knit very tight and the yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By redbedhead
Sorry I'm confused (It might be the pain killers...

Sorry I'm confused (It might be the pain killers messing with my functioning, I am having a total hip replacement in 2 weeks, follwed 3 months later by the other hip, followed in quick sessesion by...
Forum: General Knitting 08-22-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By redbedhead
I am pretty sure that when i finish my brother's...

I am pretty sure that when i finish my brother's socks I will not make socks again. I don't lke this having to do the exact same thing with the exact same yarn again to make that second sock. I am...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By redbedhead
That is so sad, having a hopeless orphan sock...

That is so sad, having a hopeless orphan sock hanging around. Maybe you could frog it and use it to start a new light weight shawl!
I did indeed use just one tutorial for the first sock, but I did...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By redbedhead
Unmotivated to finish sock

I did my first sock ever, it had a lot of holes. now my second sock is about half finished and I am unmotivated to finish it! I need the needles to make a pair of socks for my brother for Christmas...
Forum: General Knitting 07-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,867
Posted By redbedhead
I love the notebook feature they have where you...

I love the notebook feature they have where you can input all the needle sizes you have so you can keep track if there is a needle size you don't have and need to purchase or if you have to many of...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,226
Posted By redbedhead
Sock nightmares!

Oh my first sock is so sad! :oops: Holes along both sides of the toes, holes at the ankle. Funny looking bind off. I am using Silver's Sock class toe up on 2 circular needles (found here...
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,226
Posted By redbedhead
Oh YEAH--Christmas gifts and time

Yes I have finished my Future SIL's (they are getting married in August) Christmas present, a scarf --one of the first projects I ever made.
My brother wants me to make him socks! socks! I only...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-05-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By redbedhead
I could be wrong but to me it looks like it would...

I could be wrong but to me it looks like it would be like this: (applying the algebraic concept of parenthesis to the instructions, Each set of stitches between the () in my explanation is the Full...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By redbedhead
It happens to me too!

This happens to me too starting today. I use internet Explorer 8. So it is not just you.
Forum: General Knitting 06-30-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,949
Posted By redbedhead
OK After everyone's suggestions, I got an over...

OK After everyone's suggestions, I got an over the door shoe bag that would hold 12 pairs of shoes, making 24 pockets. While the needles do lean out a bit it definitly better than the giant...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-26-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,044
Posted By redbedhead
I don't know that it has a name. i got it from...

I don't know that it has a name. i got it from Annie's Attic and it was called scarf A (it was a flyer with 6 different scarfs on it.) This has 9 rows to the pattern repeat (but the pattern is...
Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,183
Posted By redbedhead
Thanks, I need to add your words of wisdom to my...

Thanks, I need to add your words of wisdom to my definition of expert.

I also think the true experts are the ones who know they don't know everything.
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By redbedhead
I should have known better. After all 3 years...

I should have known better. After all 3 years ago I had Weight loss surgery and was in my final semster of College. I had a 20 page paper due a week after surgery and had not finished it (I was 3...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By redbedhead
[QUOTE=vaknitter;1324267]I have lots of ......

[QUOTE=vaknitter;1324267]I have lots of ... cotton for dishcloths QUOTE]

Why not do dishcloths? You say you have the yarn for it already. They are small so they do not get in the way in the car...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,183
Posted By redbedhead
Why do you want to know if you are an expert? ...

Why do you want to know if you are an expert? Just for personal validation or because a pattern dificulty said it was for experts?

If it is for personal validation then Suzeeq is probably dead on. ...
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By redbedhead
Knitting and Surgery do not mix!

OK So I had Some Major Surgery (Lower Body Lift, 100 stitches all the way around my whole body) last tuesday, and thought this past week would be the PERFECT time to finish a scarf that I was...
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By redbedhead
Get a digital voice recorder and record the...

Get a digital voice recorder and record the class. Be sure to talk to your instructors and let them know that you are Paying attention, you have ADD and knitting is the best way to keep your mind...
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