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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-15-2015, 09:25 PM
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They're both beautiful ! I love newsboy hats on...

They're both beautiful ! I love newsboy hats on baby boys and had I known how to make them (or had the time) when my boys were younger they would have had one in every color.
Forum: General Knitting 03-06-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By vaknitter
Dropping and slipping stitches are very different...

Dropping and slipping stitches are very different things....if you are slipping a stitch I have always heard of slipping a stitch at the beginning of a row - can't say as though I have ever slipped a...
Forum: The Lounge 03-05-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By vaknitter
I pretty much just "watch" whatever my husband...

I pretty much just "watch" whatever my husband puts on so it is usually a car show. Sometimes I prevail and it is a cooking show or HGTV like Property Brothers or House Hunters but then he complains...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you all. I guess I was thinking since this...

Thank you all. I guess I was thinking since this is mass produced sock yarn that it would have a predictable repeat but I guess not. I went ahead and just cast them on and have finished the cuff. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By vaknitter
Unfortunately I don't have anything solid that...

Unfortunately I don't have anything solid that will work. I was in town today and went to the yarn store where I got this ball of sock yarn and apparently they no longer carry Regia - in fact the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By vaknitter
Knitting double strand varigated yarn

My younger son wants/needs a new pair of mitten for when he doesn't want to wear his big ski mittens. He chose a variegated Regia sock yarn out of my stash. I would like to use two strands to make...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,287
Posted By vaknitter
If your interested in another tester I'm happy to...

If your interested in another tester I'm happy to give it a try. I've never tested a pattern before and I've never followed a pattern without altering some portion of it so it should be a good...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By vaknitter
I've been watching video's of arm knitting. It is...

I've been watching video's of arm knitting. It is intriguing. I'm not the fashionable type that could pull of something like that despite be almost 6ft tall. Perhaps if I had the arms of a 5 year...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By vaknitter
I learned two things in your post.. there is...

I learned two things in your post..

there is something called arm knitting

and

there is a craft yarn council (who knew?)
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By vaknitter
You can also cast-on for the width of the scarf...

You can also cast-on for the width of the scarf then just knit to make it as long as you want and sew the ends together to make a big circle. I'm doing one right now that is a one row scarf so that...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By vaknitter
Elle24 - personally magic loop is most helpful...

Elle24 - personally magic loop is most helpful when making two like items. I make socks 2 at a time on magic loop, mittens, fingerless gloves etc. I find it to be of limited use on singular items. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By vaknitter
I'm not very good at picturing what you mean by a...

I'm not very good at picturing what you mean by a long strand when you finish each row. Likewise I am not very good at describing what I see/do while knitting. I am a very visual learner/teacher. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By vaknitter
haha - I dare say it is the frustrated daughter...

haha - I dare say it is the frustrated daughter who is being difficult : )
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-16-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By vaknitter
HMMM - crocheting could be a deal breaker....I...

HMMM - crocheting could be a deal breaker....I seriously cannot do a single chain there is no way I can do "a stitch." I will have to give the knit version a try
Forum: The Lounge 02-16-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By vaknitter
XtopherCB - I've tried the baking soda and...

XtopherCB - I've tried the baking soda and vinegar and it really didn't work for this mug. I use it regularly on the glass coffee pot and it does great. Something about the stainless steel and the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By vaknitter
I'm not sure I would know how to knit something...

I'm not sure I would know how to knit something if I didn't change something ;)

I used the yarn I had b/c my mother had given it to me so I wanted to use it to make something for her. I'm not sure...
Forum: The Lounge 02-16-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By vaknitter
Sparkling clean travel mug

I know it seems silly but I finally got my husband's stainless steel travel mug gleaming like brand new on the inside !! The hubs fills it with coffee every morning and perhaps again in the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By vaknitter
Such Frustration

I started this pattern for my mother (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shawl-collar-vest-9) and had to adjust a little to use yarn I had vs buying new yarn. I took an impromptu trip to see my...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-12-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By vaknitter
I like them !! Some might say they are not...

I like them !! Some might say they are not surprised and I have zero fashion sense - my favorite pair of shoes are green/yellow striped suede....

GG I really like them !! Like the term clown barf...
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By vaknitter
Hard to tell what type of cast-on you are doing....

Hard to tell what type of cast-on you are doing. It sounds like maybe you are doing a backward loop but doing it backward so that you are "unlooping" it as knit the first row. I prefer a knitted...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By vaknitter
XB what a neat site ! I'll have to look into a...

XB what a neat site ! I'll have to look into a couple of those. When knitting for infants I primarily use Berocco Comfort.
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By vaknitter
I really like Cascade. I also like alpaca/baby...

I really like Cascade. I also like alpaca/baby alpaca blends. If there is one thing I have learned in my years knitting not all yarn is created equal. I would order from someplace with an open...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-22-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By vaknitter
how ingenious ! Am I understanding correctly...

how ingenious ! Am I understanding correctly that you made the pattern up as you went after seeing the picture of the other one?!

I cannot do stuff like that at all. My grandmother was the type...
Forum: General Knitting 01-22-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By vaknitter
I end up with 4 as well. Do you have a link to...

I end up with 4 as well. Do you have a link to the pattern?

What happens if you just keep going - does the pattern work?
Forum: The Lounge 01-21-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By vaknitter
American Made Tri-Ply pots & pans?

Does anyone have a set of pots and pans that are stainless steel tri-ply made in the USA? I need new pots/pans in a bad way and would like to stick with USA made but all I can find is All-Clad. I...
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