Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2013, 02:52 AM   #331
Paulaque
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Paulaque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 174
Thanks: 135
Thanked 41 Times in 27 Posts
also, instead of "throwing" I move both hands to the center when knitting, so that one hand doesn't get more tired than the other, I am going to learn continental one day, maybe. And, when I purl I flip the right hand needle toward my left hand, and that make the arm movement a lot less. I am going to try to upload a video of what I mean by that.
__________________
I made an airplane out of stone, I always did like staying at home- Silverstein
Paulaque is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Paulaque For This Useful Post:
abobbycahsa7918 (06-26-2014), Frulanuprak (03-19-2014), nancy5h4fz (04-19-2014), pbsbbdlcr (10-31-2014), sgwujarq (11-17-2013), Shirleypach (12-22-2014), thythiniuston (10-31-2013), ymnesueks (09-09-2014)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #332
tangledyarn1213
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
nice
tangledyarn1213 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tangledyarn1213 For This Useful Post:
Frulanuprak (03-19-2014)
Old 02-20-2014, 07:08 AM   #333
sapnabanerjee
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
WOW!!! Very nice thread. This thread is very beneficial for beginners like me. I have just started to learn knitting and from this thread I have learned so many tips and tricks which are very useful for me.
sapnabanerjee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 05:13 AM   #334
shopsylviashop
Casting On
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Melbourne Victoria Australia
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi I have use several things as stitch makers. Different coloured yarn, hair clips or pins, rubber bands to name a few. As long as they work for you is all that counts. I must admit I have not tried drinking straws or earrings. I suppose as they say "necessity is the mother of invention". great ideas though.
shopsylviashop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2014, 03:18 AM   #335
keepssayingusernametaken
Casting On
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How to store your knitting?
Hi, I'm new here and I have a question about how to store your knitting when you put it down for the night so that it doesn't slide off of your needle?
keepssayingusernametaken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2014, 06:21 AM   #336
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,856
Thanks: 667
Thanked 3,507 Times in 3,181 Posts
I usually knit on circular needles so I move the knitting to the cable before putting it down. There are little tip protectors that you can buy to block the ends of the needles and keep stitches from sliding off. They can be very simple or very decorative.
http://www.knitpicks.com/accessories...otectors1.html
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 11:30 PM   #337
Leania
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Leania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 33
Thanks: 16
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
So I don't know if any of these have been mentioned, as I wanted to post this before I went to sleep, and if so, feel free to just skip over.

Recently I made a hat, my first one adult sized. I've only used long tail cast on or "e" loop cast on? I wasn't sure how much yarn to use, so on a whim I wrapped the yarn around my head where the hat would rest. Pinching the yarn on the working side with my right hand, I dragged the end of the yarn to the ball, clasped it and brought it up to my right hand where it was pinched with the first. I did this two more times, then began casting on from where the last "end" was. Not only did I have enough yarn, but I still had the 6 inch tail after CO long tail 88 sts. I'm going to try this with the size blanket I want, and if it works just as well, then there's a whole step of math I can skip.

I also learned a valuable lesson that some of you may have taken as an "obvious", but I just did not think about. In one of my projects I used very thin and long straight needles. With out thinking, I put them in a bag with my other knitting stuff, and went on about my day. I have a little boy, and those with, or have babysat, young boys know that things get trampled, knocked over, sat on, or run over. One day I pulled out that project to find that my needles were bent. My dad tried to help by using a pair of pliers to hold the point still and hammer it down. Helped a little, but unless I can find some way to salvage them, I'll need to replace them. So now, whenever possible, I put the needles down the center of the yarn skein, in a tote, and my boys *son and husband* know to stay away from my yarn or feel the wrath of "angry momma dragon".
Leania is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teaching a beginner to knit~ need tips/advice TooCircular General Knitting 24 02-05-2009 04:53 PM
Knit Tips mwhite General Knitting 12 10-06-2007 01:09 AM
i may have to knit backwards--any tips? bunnyslippers How-to Questions 7 03-23-2006 08:43 PM
Awesome Tips and Tricks! humblestumble General Knitting 7 12-10-2005 09:21 PM
Best way to tie off ? (tips and tricks welcomed !) Alexan How-to Questions 11 12-01-2005 04:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 PM.