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Forum: Pattern Central 06-01-2011, 07:11 AM
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That's it! Thanks so much!

That's it! Thanks so much!
Forum: Pattern Central 05-28-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By dddebbb3
ISO sweater/wrap with wearing variations

I remember seeing a pattern that was basically a rectangle with buttons along at least one edge. By buttoning the buttons in different configurations, the rectangle could be a long sleeve shrug or a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By dddebbb3
Did you mean to say peaches-creme.com? I'm not...

Did you mean to say peaches-creme.com? I'm not finding a peachesandcreme.com .
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By dddebbb3
I agree with the suggestion about reorganizing,...

I agree with the suggestion about reorganizing, but it's still a good site, and I appreciate your sharing all your hard work!
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,872
Posted By dddebbb3
I spent about $70 on good wool yarn recommended...

I spent about $70 on good wool yarn recommended by my LYS fifteen+ years ago. I nearly choked at the time, but I've worn that sweater VERY regularly and it still looks like new. Bargain bin yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,350
Posted By dddebbb3
I've carried a fine yarn with a heavier yarn with...

I've carried a fine yarn with a heavier yarn with no problems, and have used sewing thread to reinforce also. I haven't worn that pair of socks enough to know how well it works long term, but the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By dddebbb3
As the queen of fix-ups not limited by common...

As the queen of fix-ups not limited by common sense, I'd turn them inside out and weave some feltable yarn around on the inside - maybe picking up every fourth stitch or so - then turn 'em right side...
Forum: The Lounge 02-15-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,650
Posted By dddebbb3
[QUOTE=kellyh57;1312955]Legend has it that the...

[QUOTE=kellyh57;1312955]Legend has it that the Amish purposely leave in a "mistake" in every quilt to let the receiver know that it's handmade.

I heard the mistake was left in because only God can...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-15-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By dddebbb3
Wow! I admire your ambition! If I were doing...

Wow! I admire your ambition! If I were doing this, I'd do it all in natural white wool cables and embroider or overstitch the intricate designs. Maybe make a sample in white before trying it in...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-13-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By dddebbb3
I started designing my own sweaters by modifying...

I started designing my own sweaters by modifying a favorite pattern, as it sounds like you're about to do - different neckline, textures, etc. I only use graph paper if I'm doing something like a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,145
Posted By dddebbb3
[QUOTE=KatzKnitter;1315223]Roughly how much Paton...

[QUOTE=KatzKnitter;1315223]Roughly how much Paton sock yarn do you think I would need for knee socks for small feet (6 1/2)? The Spearmint looks good, because most of my clothing is green or blue....
Forum: General Knitting 02-06-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By dddebbb3
needle storage etc

I don't use straight needles. I keep my DPNs and circular needles in a 3 ring binder in plastic pouches made to fit the binder. Get them where school or office supplies are sold, and make sure the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,150
Posted By dddebbb3
I don't buy at big box stores unless I absolutely...

I don't buy at big box stores unless I absolutely have to, as they run small shops who offer variety, excellent products and service out of business. A sweater I made out of yarn recommended by my...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By dddebbb3
Update: I finished the socks made of Noro...

Update: I finished the socks made of Noro silk/cotton/wool blend. I carried coordinating threads and used small needles in the foot section for durability. I've worn them a few times and of course...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By dddebbb3
A knitting nurse told me to stop about twice an...

A knitting nurse told me to stop about twice an hour to "pray" - put your palms together, fingers pointing up, elbows bent and sticking out, thumbs to your chest, to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. ...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 43,138
Posted By dddebbb3
Cool prizes - none of them are in my library YET!...

Cool prizes - none of them are in my library YET! Thanks for inviting us all to your party.
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dddebbb3
[ The thumb bit looks a bit intimidating, but...

[ The thumb bit looks a bit intimidating, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it! UNLESS YOU HAVE ANY THUMB TIPS...??? :D[/QUOTE]
Elizabeth Zimmerman's thumb (I think it's in Knitting Without...
Forum: General Knitting 12-14-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By dddebbb3
Don't go to the larger needles if they make the...

Don't go to the larger needles if they make the fabric too flimsy! I did this once and was really sorry I did.

If my back of envelope figgerin' is right, the pattern calls for a gauge of 3.5...
Forum: General Knitting 11-22-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By dddebbb3
I'd love to hear from someone who's used this...

I'd love to hear from someone who's used this before my own hands get too gnarled to hold needles. Supposed there's one that could be used with circulars?
Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By dddebbb3
I recommend taking a class at a yarn shop instead...

I recommend taking a class at a yarn shop instead of watching videos. I'd learned to knit in 4-H as a child but hadn't knit in years, so I took a beginning knitting class. I met nice people and...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-16-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By dddebbb3
Double-pointed are traditional for socks, and are...

Double-pointed are traditional for socks, and are what I always use. My favorite sets are five needles that are only about 3" long.

There are methods that use circulars on socks, some of which...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By dddebbb3
Rip the whole thing out and start again?? If...

Rip the whole thing out and start again??
If you've got enough yarn, I'd try knitting side panels to put in under the arms before I ripped. Pin or baste your pieces together and add fabric panels...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By dddebbb3
I teach knitting to middle school kids. The ones...

I teach knitting to middle school kids. The ones I work with tend to like bright colors, especially varigated, and it should be washable. School colors are popular too. I like to start them on...
Forum: General Knitting 11-09-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,133
Posted By dddebbb3
I'm a toe-up fan, because I'm ALWAYS scrimping on...

I'm a toe-up fan, because I'm ALWAYS scrimping on my yarn (often using leftovers from a sweater to make matching socks), and it's a lot easier to improvise on the leg than the foot. I like the...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By dddebbb3
Chalk it up to a learning experience and wear...

Chalk it up to a learning experience and wear them with closed-toe shoes! This is also an excellent argument for toe-up socks. Good luck with the other sock - it'll be a breeze.
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