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Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2005, 03:17 PM
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Views: 831
Posted By willowmom
adapting yarn and needle sizes

Hi all,

Still a newbie, I have made a horrible mistake.

I ordered yarn for Xmas projects through KnitPicks. Becuase of a delivery glitch, it's taken almost a month to get to me. This was kind of...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-31-2005, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By willowmom
Okay, I'll do it (the swatch), but what should I...

Okay, I'll do it (the swatch), but what should I be shooting for interms of final dimentions?
Forum: Pattern Central 10-31-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By willowmom
fast and easy afghan

Hi friends,

My question is twofold. 1) What are the proper dimentions for an afghan or throw, and 2) approximtaly how many should I cast on if I'm using SuperBulky Woolease and size 15 needles?

I'm...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-24-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,959
Posted By willowmom
Update!

What did I make for the wedding????

A set of beautiful wine glasses from Target!

I just couldn't do it in that short time. But your responses were so wonderful and everyone jumped and answered so...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-18-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,959
Posted By willowmom
What do I make for a wedding this weekend!!

Ack! I just remembered that I have a wedding to go to this weekend! I would love to knit them something special, but what?

Any ideas out there?

Ack! Ack! Ack!

Kathie
Forum: How-to Questions 10-18-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By willowmom
Hand dying yarn...wool...Koolaide

Hi friends,

Long time no chat. I started my own business and havne't had time to knit much :-(

Well, the holidays are coming, so I bought a bunch of yarn from KnitPicks. I bought several skeins of...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-01-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,860
Posted By willowmom
I just knitted the Fulled Lopi Tote (Amy's free...

I just knitted the Fulled Lopi Tote (Amy's free patterns). I whipped it out in about 3 sittings. I used Lamb's Pride. It worked out great (mostly). You do need circs to do it though.

Good luck!
Forum: General Knitting 07-26-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By willowmom
Ingrid, Well, I must confess, they are paying...

Ingrid,

Well, I must confess, they are paying me. I didn't want to admit it because I'm such a sham of a knitter. But I can teach beginning knitting. I'm doing it for cheap, but not for free...
Forum: General Knitting 07-26-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By willowmom
"In Amy's videos she talks about the verses --...

"In Amy's videos she talks about the verses -- for continental it's a bit modified, but basically the same. "

(How do y'all make someone's quote show up in a little white box?)

Julie, where can I...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By willowmom
OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH! (A lightbulb went off...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH! (A lightbulb went off that was so bright even my dogs blinked). You mean, it goes on the needle and doesn't even connect to the yarn at all!!! Now i get it.I figured, since...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2005, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By willowmom
Waldorf Knitting

Well, here's something I'd never thought of before. Some friends of mine want me to teach their children knitting, but they want meto do it Waldorf style with "the verses."

I haven't yet admitted to...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,461
Posted By willowmom
Ah, I've just used markers for hte first time, I...

Ah, I've just used markers for hte first time, I used them wrong, and my mitered bottom turned out sort of swirly. Than I searched this site for markers and discoverred that I'm not using them...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-24-2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By willowmom
Okay, Ifigured out the ssk thing, I'm almost...

Okay, Ifigured out the ssk thing, I'm almost finished, but there's one more problem.

I'm doing the mitered bottom and I'm almost finished.I'm down to 2 st at the short sides. Than it says,

"Knit...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-21-2005, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By willowmom
Ah, okay. Thanks again! Okay, now I'm stuck on...

Ah, okay. Thanks again!

Okay, now I'm stuck on the mitered bottom. Oy.

It reads:


You'll be decreasing before and after each of the 4 corner markers (ignoring beginning of row marker) to create...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-20-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By willowmom
Thanks Ingrid, Yes, I understand that the knit...

Thanks Ingrid,

Yes, I understand that the knit will be outside and the purl will be inside when I'm knitting, but I'm wondering about the finished product. BinkyKat suggested that a purl might be...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-17-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By willowmom
Hmm...I sent a note thanking you guys for your...

Hmm...I sent a note thanking you guys for your input, but I don't knwo where it went. Maybe I attached it to the wrong thread...oops!

Anyway, I realized that I'd be doing stockinette because the...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-14-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By willowmom
Fulled Lupo Tote

Wow!I just noticed this pattern. This is just what I've been looking for.I wnat to do this.

I have two questions.

1) Why would i bother to knit stockinettefora felted project? Is this really...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-05-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,597
Posted By willowmom
dear god, these are simply hideous... good luck...

dear god, these are simply hideous...

good luck with your ebay bid
Forum: Pattern Central 06-20-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,660
Posted By willowmom
yarn for projects/projects for yarn and Trio bag

Hi everyone,

I’ll bet this question has come up, but I couldn’t find it so here I go…

As an inexperienced knitter I keep finding myself looking at patterns and wanting to use different yarns, or,...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-07-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By willowmom
My bad! I pasted the wrong description. I mean...

My bad!

I pasted the wrong description. I mean to ask about this yarn. I also meant to ask how many yards I'd need.

Fibre Content: 100% Combed, Mercerized, Double Gassed Cotton
Made In: India
Care:...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By willowmom
The Knitting Experience/Melville Pattern

Gosh, one you guys start coming to this site, do you ever stop? Is it just me, I visit compulsively throughout the day.

Well, here we go.

Does anyone have Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch book...
Forum: General Knitting 06-07-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By willowmom
omg....what more can I say?

omg....what more can I say?
Forum: General Knitting 06-06-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By willowmom
Interchangeable knitting systems

Has anyone used these? What are your thoughts on them? I've seen them in two brands, Denise and Boyd's. Are they equal in quality? Are they worth the price?

Thanks.
Forum: Pattern Central 06-06-2005, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,530
Posted By willowmom
You're doing the Trio bag? How great! That might...

You're doing the Trio bag? How great! That might be my next project. I was a little intimidated by all that seed stiching. But I just learned how to make an I cord to do it so that's one hurdle down....
Forum: Pattern Central 06-06-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,530
Posted By willowmom
Haha! That made me laugh out loud. Yes, if it...

Haha! That made me laugh out loud.

Yes, if it were that simple, I would just turn it around and would scoff at the knitting police! But, unfortunately, it's more complicated than that. There's a...
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