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Forum: General Knitting 07-27-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By laikabear
Thanks Jan! I think I have some Brava and a few...

Thanks Jan!

I think I have some Brava and a few sizes of straights in bamboo I can give to her. I hope she enjoys knitting and that I do a good job teaching her. :)
Forum: General Knitting 07-27-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By laikabear
Best Way to Teach an Adult to Knit

Hi guys!

Have any of you taught someone to knit before? My stepmom would like me to show her (we live in different states but are taking a short vacation together in a couple of weeks).

What do...
Forum: General Knitting 07-27-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,208
Posted By laikabear
Hi Amy! I am an off and on visitor to the KH...

Hi Amy!

I am an off and on visitor to the KH forums, but I just wanted to say thank you for teaching me to knit!

I learned from watching your videos 5 years ago and I still re-watch them from...
Forum: Charity Knitting 07-07-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,332
Posted By laikabear
Also, I'm not opposed to having this moved to...

Also, I'm not opposed to having this moved to Charity Knitting but I honestly thought it would get more views in General. :)
Forum: Charity Knitting 07-07-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,332
Posted By laikabear
Knitting Bandages for Leprosy Sufferers

I can't believe I just typed that subject line.

This is a long post. So here is some info (http://leprosybandages.blogspot.com/2008/06/updated-instructions-for-making-leprosy.html)[/URL] if you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By laikabear
Thanks, Jan! I watched Amy's video demo of a...

Thanks, Jan! I watched Amy's video demo of a small project and she was slipping the stitch knitwise with the yarn in back. But when I tried that, it did what I didn't want - made those little knots...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By laikabear
Slip edge stitches with yarn in front or back?

I always forget - for a scarf with garter stitch edges do you slip the first stitch purlwise with yarn in front or with yarn in back to get a nice edge?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-20-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By laikabear
I was asking a knitter on Ravelry that has a...

I was asking a knitter on Ravelry that has a Dobie what she thought about the fit, and she thinks maybe short rows are the answer.

Like a big-chested woman, Darcy has a flat back, but just a really...
Forum: The Lounge 02-20-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By laikabear
Thank you guys so much! I am printing out your...

Thank you guys so much! I am printing out your reply as a checklist to take along, DogCatMom! :thumbsup:

I have always noticed that sewing machine and vacuum repair shops are together. It always...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-19-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By laikabear
FO: Dogosaurus Rex Sweater

This is a sweater I made for my Doberman, Darcy. It's called Dogosaurus Rex by Patons, which is unfortunately out of print. The yarn is Knitpicks Brava (their new acrylic, which is great for...
Forum: The Lounge 02-18-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By laikabear
Does Anyone Sew? Looking to buy 1st machine, need advice!

Hi everyone,

I've been wanting to learn to sew for some time now. I'm an absolute beginner and looking to buy a first sewing machine. I want to get that balance between spending an arm and a leg...
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By laikabear
Yeah I love that Nancie Wiseman book! :)

Yeah I love that Nancie Wiseman book! :)
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By laikabear
I think YO is much simpler than having all those...

I think YO is much simpler than having all those distinctions!

And I didn't notice the "all in st." part of the other pattern.

What would I do without you guys?

Answer: Knit a lot of garter...
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By laikabear
If I would be in a remote area I'd probably take...

If I would be in a remote area I'd probably take a couple of reference books, too! Luckily with the internet usually handy, I don't usually need a book. Am I the only one who forgets how to do a...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By laikabear
Suzee, this is the thread that had me confused. ...

Suzee, this is the thread that had me confused.

Yfwd Thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74534)

And it's a good thing it wasn't that, because I tried a few times and could...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By laikabear
So Ingrid's default advice - "Trust the Pattern"...

So Ingrid's default advice - "Trust the Pattern" - worked out here. :thumbsup:

Since the spikes are small I figured I'd just try with the YO and see what they looked like with holes. Once I'd...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By laikabear
Yfwd instruction confusing me...

Pattern is Dogosaurus Rex by Paton's. It's a Canadian pattern. It's basically a dog sweater with a spike edging like a Stegosaurus along the top back.

In the instructions, they say Yfwd = American...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,071
Posted By laikabear
That is so funny, Angela! I hardly ever get...

That is so funny, Angela! I hardly ever get questions about my knitting when I KIP. Usually I only knit in waiting rooms at the doctor or dentist, or in airports/ on planes, though.

The extent...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By laikabear
Wow Laura that is a great fit! My coworker...

Wow Laura that is a great fit!

My coworker (with a toy poodle) keeps telling me I should make HER dog a sweater first and work out the pattern kinks, and THEN knit a sweater for Darcy (my...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,071
Posted By laikabear
It's because when the cat walks into the room,...

It's because when the cat walks into the room, the only person that doesn't look directly at the cat is the cat-hater. All the cat lovers stare at the cat in delight. Feeling threatened, the cat...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By laikabear
Oh yeah... I'd like to keep my needle gauge with...

Oh yeah... I'd like to keep my needle gauge with me in my little bag, but it won't fit. If I think I'll need it, I just stick it loose in my knitting bag. :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-10-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By laikabear
OMG that is so cute! Great model too! :)

OMG that is so cute! Great model too! :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-10-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By laikabear
I love it! :)

I love it! :)
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By laikabear
How to Weave Yarns in Fair Isle Knit Flat?

Is there anything like the Philosopher's Wool video for the purl side?

I am trying to carry yarn over a design that is kind of intarsia-like but I don't know how to correctly weave on the wrong side.
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,391
Posted By laikabear
Thank you!!! I saw your reply JUST IN TIME!!! ...

Thank you!!! I saw your reply JUST IN TIME!!! :whew:

I decided to do just that - I'm using bobbins for the spots but carrying the background color all the way across. The instructions get...
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