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Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By KristiMetz
Help - socks for a big guy?

I have not knitted anything for quite some time, and the only sock experience I have is with a UFO in sock weight and a pair of worsted weight regular ones. :)

There is a man I know that I would...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,125
Posted By KristiMetz
This is a great thread. I just wanted to mention...

This is a great thread. I just wanted to mention that http://www.mothering.com has a great Homeschooling forum. You can read all about different homeschooling approaches there (unschooling,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By KristiMetz
I think you mean Chunky Al is an ALPACA blend...

I think you mean Chunky Al is an ALPACA blend right...?

I have some skeins of Classic Al (the worsted weight version of Chunky Al) and I am just TOTALLY IN LOVE with it!!!!

I wish she did some...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By KristiMetz
Tapestry is a gorgeous yarn, BUT I don't believe...

Tapestry is a gorgeous yarn, BUT I don't believe that it is worsted weight (I think it's DK), so for the project she has, it would work but would take a bit longer to knit up.

Silk Garden is a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By KristiMetz
You would keep the stitches on the regular needle...

You would keep the stitches on the regular needle still on there, but in your right hand (assuming you're right handed) you would have the large needle.

I use a much larger needle, myself... like if...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,229
Posted By KristiMetz
Wow, that basket is amazing! now, for those of...

Wow, that basket is amazing!

now, for those of you suggesting tins and baskets and stuff... WHERE do you keep these things? I guess I don't really have a place. Maybe I need to get a dresser to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-27-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By KristiMetz
There are lots of small and fabulous projects out...

There are lots of small and fabulous projects out there that would teach you lots of new techniques, but still being so tiny it wouldn't take long to finish them. Here are a few suggestions :...
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By KristiMetz
I have seen many a diaper bag and that was not my...

I have seen many a diaper bag and that was not my first thought, for what it's worth. :) In fact I didn't even think of that until someone pointed it out.

I think it's super cute, and would make...
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,229
Posted By KristiMetz
How do you store/organize your knitting tools?

I have hanging organizers for my knitting needles... and some plastic carts for my yarn...

But what about the scissors, tape measures, row markers, row counters, tapestry needles, and all of the...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By KristiMetz
Oh, that looks gorgeous!!!!!!!

Oh, that looks gorgeous!!!!!!!
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,771
Posted By KristiMetz
Sorry! Bum idea on the Suri Dream.

Sorry! Bum idea on the Suri Dream.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-10-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,667
Posted By KristiMetz
Oooh, that is pretty! I love that yarn too. How...

Oooh, that is pretty! I love that yarn too.

How fast does the pattern work up? I think you said you worked on it a couple of hours, but I don't know how fast you knit. It takes me a couple of...
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By KristiMetz
Feather and Fan looks good in just about any gosh...

Feather and Fan looks good in just about any gosh darn yarn. Whether you can see the stitches or not, it just still seems to look good because of the waviness.

Anyhow, for a spur of the moment yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,771
Posted By KristiMetz
I've heard some people say that Knitpicks Suri...

I've heard some people say that Knitpicks Suri Dream might be comparable to Kidsilk Haze, but I don't know that anyone has experimented with it.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By KristiMetz
I agree, it doesn't look like you dropped a...

I agree, it doesn't look like you dropped a stitch there to me.

I frequently think I may have dropped a stitch because of how loose things look when my needles are in the same position as yours. ...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-06-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By KristiMetz
Big Girl Knits is my new definitive guide to...

Big Girl Knits is my new definitive guide to plus-size patterns. It has so many wonderful tips in it regarding what looks good and what doesn't... how to upsize patterns... and the patterns are...
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By KristiMetz
There are some hat patterns which easily convert...

There are some hat patterns which easily convert to using straight needles, and some that don't.

For instance, I saw a pattern for a 3x2 rib that I wanted to use but I only had straight needles...
Forum: General Knitting 10-04-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By KristiMetz
Using Knitpicks Suri Dream for a shawl?

I'm considering using Knitpicks Suri Dream for a shawl...

If I paired it with this (http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnDetail&yarnid=000131&searchcollection=000012) yarn, what kind...
Forum: General Knitting 10-02-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By KristiMetz
I thought the little girl's sweater was super...

I thought the little girl's sweater was super cute! Wish I had a little girl around to knit it for.

I also liked the wrist warmers, but I don't think I'm motivated enough to use needles that small...
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By KristiMetz
Also, depending on the company, if you read the...

Also, depending on the company, if you read the descriptions carefully you will find some clues.

Of course they're not going to say "this yarn is scratchy as hell!"

But I look for phrases like...
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By KristiMetz
Now, what's so bad about a diamond shape? Can't...

Now, what's so bad about a diamond shape?

Can't we just call it a "shawl collar" shawl, and let the top fold back at the neck a bit?

Would it still be big enough to use as a shawl if you did that?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-22-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,665
Posted By KristiMetz
Ooooh... pretty!! I bet someone ambitious could...

Ooooh... pretty!!

I bet someone ambitious could make a scarf using that pattern and some Karaoke... or Classic Elite Desert (not sure how soft that is)...
Forum: General Knitting 09-22-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By KristiMetz
Duh! I guess I was looking at the site wrong......

Duh! I guess I was looking at the site wrong... I thought it was supposed to be 8:30 in the MORNING.

Thanks to your reply, though, I figured it out and last night got this gorgeous medium/large...
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By KristiMetz
Green Mountain Knitting bags ... how/when to buy???

Does anyone know how often Green Mountain knitting bags stocks?

I would really like to buy one of her bags... I waited patiently for Thursday, since that is supposed to be the stocking time. There...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By KristiMetz
I'm sure you will get some more knowledgeable...

I'm sure you will get some more knowledgeable replies... but one increase I use when I don't want a hole is backward loop. Amy has a video of it.

I thought that when you lifted the bar between...
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