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Forum: The Lounge 03-14-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Marria
It's been an interesting few weeks--

Well let's see...In the past 3 weeks or so,

My neighbor almost burned her apartment down (we live in a fourplex). Fortunately we just got some smo ke damage and the neighbor's apartment did too...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,109
Posted By Marria
Hi Sheldon--Do you get anything when a user...

Hi Sheldon--Do you get anything when a user clicks on the add but doesn't purchase anything, or does it only help when something is purchased. Because I go to KnitPicks frequently just to look...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By Marria
You know browsing around sites is also something...

You know browsing around sites is also something I will do when I have a case of the creative blahs that doesn't resolve on its own fairly quickly.

I like to peruse Ravelry and admire the amazing...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-24-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By Marria
YW. You should actually explore their entire...

YW. You should actually explore their entire site. They have everything from pullovers and cardis for men and women to children's clothing to scarves, hats, mittens and stoles. Afghans and Blankets...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-23-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By Marria
I assume you are wanting knitting patterns (not...

I assume you are wanting knitting patterns (not crochet).

If so, have a look here:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/dolls_clothes.php
Forum: Pattern Central 02-23-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Marria
Hmmm....this is a cotton/viscose blend yarn that...

Hmmm....this is a cotton/viscose blend yarn that is kind of boucle-ish from looking at Crystal Palace's website, and it's a DK weight.

Feasibly, you could substitute just about any DK weight you...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Marria
You're welcome. Don't every worry about asking...

You're welcome. Don't every worry about asking questions. This stuff all baffled me when I was first starting out. :)
Forum: The Lounge 02-23-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,973
Posted By Marria
Thank you everyone! Jan--yes, he was stuck out...

Thank you everyone!

Jan--yes, he was stuck out in the freezing cold.

mwhite--the cat I have now is an indoor cat only & she was a rescue from a feral colony that a friend of mine began trapping in...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Marria
Hello! I've put some answers to your questions in...

Hello! I've put some answers to your questions in bold within the quoted text. Also here are a couple of resources that may help you.

Knitting needle size comparison...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By Marria
Ahhhh! He's so cute. :heart: I love his...

Ahhhh! He's so cute. :heart: I love his embroidered happy eyes. :)
Forum: General Knitting 02-23-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,684
Posted By Marria
I have found that 100% acrylic hats and scarves...

I have found that 100% acrylic hats and scarves don't keep me very warm. Wool/acrylic blends are good though.
Forum: The Lounge 02-23-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,973
Posted By Marria
I think this might be the way I do go. Thanks...

I think this might be the way I do go. Thanks everyone for your advice. I am not pleased with the spraying, and some of you mentioned he may not stop, even if he's fixed. I think that's true. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-23-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By Marria
I don't know how they time it, but it sounds like...

I don't know how they time it, but it sounds like you need a Knit-meter! :) (Click on the one in my signature to go to the website and get your own.)
Forum: General Knitting 02-23-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,071
Posted By Marria
I agree--I don't want to make things for money. ...

I agree--I don't want to make things for money. But on the advice of a couple of people who I've taught to knit recently, I am toying around with giving knitting lessons for money. I'm not sure how...
Forum: General Knitting 02-23-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By Marria
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think I am...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think I am going to stick with the seed stitch because it matches the centers of the large cables. I am going to go down a needle size. The yarn I'm using isn't...
Forum: General Knitting 02-22-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By Marria
I have these funks too sometimes. When it...

I have these funks too sometimes. When it happens, I just don't knit or crochet for awhile because I just find it frustrating and I am prone to mistakes. I find other things to do (reading, watching...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-22-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By Marria
Yes, the YO, K2tog is for the buttonhole. On...

Yes, the YO, K2tog is for the buttonhole. On bulky sweaters, a YO K2tog makes a hole big enough to make a buttonhole.

And yes, you would do the first one on row three and then every eight rows...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Marria
It means that on the next row, you cast off 11...

It means that on the next row, you cast off 11 stitches at the beginning and then keep knitting the rest of the row, and then on the next row after that, you cast off 11 more stitches at the...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-22-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Marria
Actually, is this the one you're looking...

Actually, is this the one you're looking for?

http://www.berroco.com/cc2/cc2_shannon_pv.html
Forum: Pattern Central 02-22-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Marria
Hello! Is this for a cabled sweater? If so, is...

Hello! Is this for a cabled sweater? If so, is it a pullover or a cardigan? Even if you aren't able to find that particular one, there are a lot of free sweater patterns out there that might fit. ...
Forum: The Lounge 02-22-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 43,671
Posted By Marria
A tourist is picked up by a cabbie in New York on...

A tourist is picked up by a cabbie in New York on a dark night.
The passenger taps the driver on the shoulder to ask him something.

The driver screams, loses control of the car, nearly hits a bus,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-22-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,546
Posted By Marria
Wow! Great work. You are quite talented. I bet...

Wow! Great work. You are quite talented. I bet your little one is just thrilled. Hope all that weaving in didn't make you go blind! :teehee:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-22-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,512
Posted By Marria
Hi Squeakee--I used the chart, but I prefer...

Hi Squeakee--I used the chart, but I prefer charts. I find I get lost much less often when I am using them over written instructions.

A tip, if you haven't used charts before--get some of the wide...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-22-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By Marria
You know, I see it now that it does give the...

You know, I see it now that it does give the reverse stockinette stitch. But I had to read it a few times.

There is errata for this pattern...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-22-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By Marria
I think it is confusing. I could hardly see the...

I think it is confusing. I could hardly see the picture in the link but I went to Ravelry and had a closer look.

It does sound like it says that you continue as established, and all the preceding...
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