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Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By kschmitz
Just a heads up...check out other examples of the...

Just a heads up...check out other examples of the Dollar and a Half Cardi. Lots of people have had issues with the non-lace portions bulging out, giving a weird Michelin man effect. There's talk of...
Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,684
Posted By kschmitz
Caron Simply Soft is my go-to acrylic yarn, too....

Caron Simply Soft is my go-to acrylic yarn, too. Especially for baby items. I have some Vanna's choice stashed for a sweater. I've swatched with it, but have yet to try it in the wash.
Forum: Pattern Central 12-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By kschmitz
Odessa from Magknits is a feminine...

Odessa from Magknits is a feminine option...
http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By kschmitz
karne, for some reason I couldn't get the link to...

karne, for some reason I couldn't get the link to my Flickr account to work either. I ended up using the link to the saved image on my computer.

Well, now that I've tried it, I see it's not working...
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,613
Posted By kschmitz
I'm getting ready to tackle the Tangled Yoke...

I'm getting ready to tackle the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, and I'm seriously considering learning ML with the sleeves. Thanks for the encouraging post! I can do it! :happydance:
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By kschmitz
I think madametj and I were thinking the same...

I think madametj and I were thinking the same thing, that the shirt literally said "maternity" on it. I just realized with your last post that you just meant that it was shaped like a maternity top....
Forum: General Knitting 10-14-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By kschmitz
No problem, ladyjessica! Ravelry is an online...

No problem, ladyjessica! Ravelry is an online resource for tracking your stash, needles, projects, etc. It's like a huge database, so you can search for a yarn and see what projects others have used...
Forum: General Knitting 10-12-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 35,501
Posted By kschmitz
I haven't been checking regularly, but just to...

I haven't been checking regularly, but just to see I checked twice today. This morning at 7 am PST there were 5894 ahead of me. At 6:30 pm there are 5604. So only 290 invites today, if my math is...
Forum: General Knitting 10-12-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By kschmitz
I can't surf and knit at the same time, hence the...

I can't surf and knit at the same time, hence the UFO's. How do you do it?
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 14,452
Posted By kschmitz
You signed up on September 15, 2007 You are...

You signed up on September 15, 2007
You are #33072 on the list.
6379 people are ahead of you in line.
9170 people are behind you in line.
60% of the list has been invited so far

I should start...
Forum: Crochet! 10-09-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By kschmitz
I'll pull the project out and give that a try....

I'll pull the project out and give that a try. I'll have to frog it and start over, but that's all part of learning! Thanks! :)
Forum: Crochet! 10-01-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By kschmitz
Turkish Treasure from Scarf Style

I hope someone can help me with Turkish Treasure from Scarf Style (pg 71)...it uses a technique of adding a new strand of yarn for each row, making a self fringe as you work by leaving a long tail at...
Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By kschmitz
Listening to knitting podcasts also helps...

Listening to knitting podcasts also helps treadmill time go faster!:happydancing:
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By kschmitz
Caron's Simply Soft is my go-to yarn for baby...

Caron's Simply Soft is my go-to yarn for baby items, too.
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By kschmitz
A couple of my favorite LYS here in Portland have...

A couple of my favorite LYS here in Portland have cafes. So when I don't want to buy yarn, etc., I can just get a chai latte or something.
Forum: General Knitting 03-30-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,388
Posted By kschmitz
The concern is that a fracture of the last bone...

The concern is that a fracture of the last bone (the one under the nail) is technically considered an open fracture since the nail bed is a potential route for infection to get in. And infection of...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By kschmitz
My two eleven-year-old cats usually ignore my...

My two eleven-year-old cats usually ignore my knitting, but recently they discovered alpaca. You would have thought I was knitting with catnip!
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By kschmitz
I recently made what was supposed to be a baby...

I recently made what was supposed to be a baby blanket with 3 strands held together. It also got way heavier than I expected. I gave it to the recipient, telling her she may want to use it more as a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By kschmitz
I recently finished a scarf of an alpaca blend,...

I recently finished a scarf of an alpaca blend, and it shed like mad the entire time. A friend said it may decrease shedding over time as the shorter fibers worked their way out. We'll see...

Sorry...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2007, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By kschmitz
I'm in with the group that is happy with Patons,...

I'm in with the group that is happy with Patons, Lion brand, etc. Yarns that are readily available at Michael's and JoAnn. Right now I'm more of a process knitter and don't put a lot of stock in the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By kschmitz
The only two I check daily are Grumperina...

The only two I check daily are Grumperina (http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/) and See Eunny Knit (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/). Eunny hasn't posted in a while...I assume she's busy with the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By kschmitz
Yarn Garden and Abundant Yarn in PDX also have...

Yarn Garden and Abundant Yarn in PDX also have cafe areas. I don't go often, but it's nice to have a place to sit and chat, knit, and have a scone and some coffee (with access to stitch markers,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By kschmitz
Maybe try some peroxide, since it also has a...

Maybe try some peroxide, since it also has a bleaching effect. Paper cuts stink! Hope she's ok.
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,986
Posted By kschmitz
If it says anything about my feelings for...

If it says anything about my feelings for Homespun, when I mentioned the title of this thread out loud, my DH said, "Because it's crap!" I guess he's heard that a time or two. :rofl:
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,912
Posted By kschmitz
I taught myself from a book and ended up doing a...

I taught myself from a book and ended up doing a left-handed English type thing even though I'm right-handed. So I learned Continental a few months ago and never looked back! Tons faster than what I...
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