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Old 09-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Welcome back! I hope you had a great vacation. I kept misplacing my yarn needle but finally got in the habit of keeping it in a little case in my box of knitting doodads and now I rarely have a problem with it, knock on wood. Crochet hooks are another matter, they love to hide, so much so that I almost always fix mistakes with the knitting needles anymore. I put a towel under my dish drainer on the counter to soak up the water that drains off and I thought that's what claireweber was talking about. Now I'm not sure.
I hadn't thought of that. I used to keep a towel underneath my old dish drainer, but I don't keep one under my new one. That does make sense!

I tried to use a yarn needle, but it was too hard to thread two strands of worsted cotton through it and I went back to my tiny crochet hook. For some reason, I can find *4* Size I hooks (or are they K? they are blue colored), but not my single smaller one (can't think of the size, but it's gold colored) that I prefer for weaving. I'm thinking of getting a new one, except I can't remember it's size.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #62
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I know where my yarn needles are but where do stitch markers hide out? Maybe they're in UFOs? I have to start more projects as I still have needle tips in the case and cables to attach them to.
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Here is my latest, Double Bump. chose the color because it is a bath cloth for my 11 yr old son. Lol.
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Here is my latest, Double Bump. chose the color because it is a bath cloth for my 11 yr old son. Lol.
Janis, that is so nice! Your son must know how much you love him. the patterns and the colors.

It occurs to me that this thread is becoming a problem for me I may have knitting envy I see so many things I want to knit.
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
Janis, that is so nice! Your son must know how much you love him. the patterns and the colors.

It occurs to me that this thread is becoming a problem for me I may have knitting envy I see so many things I want to knit.
Thanks Claire! I'm having the same problem with this thread! Lol
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Here is my latest, Double Bump. chose the color because it is a bath cloth for my 11 yr old son. Lol.
Nice!

Janis, Claire, I'm jonesing too. I see us getting into really hardcore stuff!

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I just realized, dishcloths are the gateway to more knitting addictions.
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I know where my yarn needles are but where do stitch markers hide out? Maybe they're in UFOs? I have to start more projects as I still have needle tips in the case and cables to attach them to.
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"Well," she says in a miffed tone. "I guess yours are all in use."

I have the slipper soles done, now I have to think about what color(s) to use for the rest of them and how many strands of yarn to use. Three strands of worsted weight on size 8 needles is ouchy!
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GG - You are crazy 3 strands of worsted on a size 8 needle!!?? My wrists are hurting just thinking about it.

I've been working on a 'Linen Stitch' swatch, getting a feel for the stitch pattern. Size 8 needle, worsted weight. It definitely makes a very firm fabric, could probably go up one needle size. I can see how one could have a very nice rhythm going while knitting this stitch. Coasters would be nice, did a cable cast on for the swatch, long tail cast on maybe two sizes up would give it a firm edge.

Rethinking that scarf I found a fabulous stitch pattern, Woven Stitch and I just finished a small swatch in it and I believe we have a winner

The directions on the site are just so darn lousy, here is my version:

It is a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1, and it is a 4 row repeat

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p3*, repeat from *to*, end with k1.

Rows 2 and 4: Purl.

Row 3: P2, *k1, p3*, repeat from *to*, end with k1, p2.

For me, it knits up loosely in size 8 needle, cotton worsted yarn. I'm going to reswatch it in a smaller needle so I can at least come close to the appropriate number of stitches for the length of the scarf.

This would make a great pattern for a washcloth, an open enough fabric that should dry quickly. And I think it would show off variegated yarn nicely. Will post a photo of the swatch when it is finished.
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Did you see this How to Knit the Half Linen Stitch? I'm thinking of it as a variation on a theme.

Yes, I'm crazy. The slipper soles are thick and cushy for my grandson's feet. I won't be using 3 strands for the rest of them. Mine are in WoolEase Thick and Quick and I think I used size 8 needles for them and I them.
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