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Forum: General Knitting 07-07-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,217
Posted By Jacklad
It's not finger knitting (although some do call...

It's not finger knitting (although some do call that chain knitting) - it's a technique developed by Lisa Gentry to combine some crochet-like sections with knitting.

From...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jacklad
Elann's Superwash at 120 yards per skein is...

Elann's Superwash at 120 yards per skein is $2.38. For the largest size of the CPH, you'd need just over 15 skeins, so say 16 to be safe. That's $38 plus...
Forum: General Knitting 06-02-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jacklad
There's lots of faux Fair Isle/jacquard sock...

There's lots of faux Fair Isle/jacquard sock yarns.

I like Online Supersocke - there's some good shots of their various lines here:...
Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,123
Posted By Jacklad
We're button-challenged around here, too. For...

We're button-challenged around here, too. For special projects, I've ordered off the net. Here's some of my...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jacklad
I'm in Canada, but our local WalMart and Zellers...

I'm in Canada, but our local WalMart and Zellers (think KMart) both have a good selection of DPNs in sizes above 3mm. Michael's has some, but none of them are great for smaller sock sizes. Luckily...
Forum: The Lounge 10-10-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Jacklad
Ah, yes - but although Emerson doesn't like to...

Ah, yes - but although Emerson doesn't like to knit in public, he does carry his WIP with him. And this time, it saved the day. I always knew those pointy sticks might come in handy.

:-P

Jackie
Forum: The Lounge 10-10-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Jacklad
Pushing Daisies...

The PI character Emerson Cod (played by Chi McBride) knits to relax!

The knitting itself is ugly, yellow and presumably a scarf, but he finds stockinette "relaxing". :woot:

Jackie
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By Jacklad
If I recall your dilemma, you have an...

If I recall your dilemma, you have an almost-finished project, but two skeins of yarn that are colour impaired (one with too much pink, one with too much green). You plan to frog the project, but...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Jacklad
"Work even" means to continue without any...

"Work even" means to continue without any increases or decreases. In this it gives the first few rows to set the pattern - 21 [23, 27, 31] stitches in stocking stitch, cable pattern, 21 [23, 27, 31]...
Forum: General Knitting 09-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,973
Posted By Jacklad
Good point - I hadn't considered the intimidation...

Good point - I hadn't considered the intimidation factor.

My husband calls them "your octopus" - as in "Please don't leave your octopus lying around where I can sit on it". :woot:

Jackie
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Jacklad
There's two (three) types of hooks: regular...

There's two (three) types of hooks:

regular crochet hooks

Afghan/Tunisian crochet hooks - long, sometimes with a flexible cable end.

"Cro-hook (TM)" hooks - double headed crochet hooks, used to do...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-30-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,946
Posted By Jacklad
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTflora.html h...

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTflora.html
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=1&lang=en
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_beginners_scarves.html
http://www.knittin...
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Jacklad
They're pricy, but Elann has Addi Turbos in size...

They're pricy, but Elann has Addi Turbos in size 19 (15mm) at 32" and 40" overall length. For an afghan, you'd probably want the longer ones rather than have it bunch up on...
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,973
Posted By Jacklad
I'm in the "you'll pry my DPNs out of my cold,...

I'm in the "you'll pry my DPNs out of my cold, dead, fingers" club. :)

I've done exactly one pair of socks on two circulars, and one on Magic Loop. Meh.

I spent so much time rearranging the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-28-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jacklad
Just don't forget safety. For children, in...

Just don't forget safety. For children, in particular, scarves should be short enough to be tucked under the coat.

Every year in Canada, parents forget that scarves are dangerous - and every year, a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,230
Posted By Jacklad
The late great Edith Piaf was a knitter, and...

The late great Edith Piaf was a knitter, and Marion Cotillard who plays her in La Vie En Rose, knits in the film.

In the movie, when she meets Marcel Cerdan (a French boxer who later became her...
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By Jacklad
I've just finished a Mr. Bean bear as a Christmas...

I've just finished a Mr. Bean bear as a Christmas present for my oldest (he's 23, but this is Mr. Bean we're talking about :roflhard:), and used Bernat's Satin for it. It's a very nice acrylic, with...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-22-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jacklad
You're brilliant, woman! :yay:I was trying to...

You're brilliant, woman! :yay:I was trying to figure out how she got two stitches out of a M1, but I think you've hit the nail on the head.

Jackie
Forum: How-to Questions 09-22-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jacklad
Your M1s only add one stitch, not two (in fact,...

Your M1s only add one stitch, not two (in fact, M1 means "make one"). So 6+1+5+1+5+1+1 = 20 stitches.

Jackie
Forum: Pattern Central 09-18-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Jacklad
Just found this sale that might be right up your...

Just found this sale that might be right up your alley - http://www.woolneedlework.com/Yarn/Regia_Ringel_Sock_Yarn_Colors_by_Schachenmayr_Yarn.shtml.

;-)

Jackie
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,077
Posted By Jacklad
I've used those, but I'd like to be able to join...

I've used those, but I'd like to be able to join them in a circle so that I don't have to worry about the ends coming off (which has happened when a WIP is shoved into my knitting basket).

Jackie
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,077
Posted By Jacklad
It would be a big help if: - patterns came with...

It would be a big help if:

- patterns came with both written instructions and a chart;

- if all patterns came with accurate diagrams with sizes for blocking;

- if those complicated toy patterns...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Jacklad
Leah sent me the stitch she's having problems...

Leah sent me the stitch she's having problems with - it's not what I know as Daisy stitch. Here's what she's working with:

"*Put the point of right-hand needle into the 3rd st from beg in row 1 and...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-15-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jacklad
How about Kaibashira for the blue? Lots of wave...

How about Kaibashira for the blue? Lots of wave action there. http://magknits.com/Sept07/patterns/kaibashira.htm

For the pink, take a look at Flickering Flames -...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Jacklad
This one?...

This one? http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/daisy.htm

What's the question? It's a cute stitch, but a bit of a pain to execute.

Jackie
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