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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 03:45 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Generally the shaft of the needle should go...

Generally the shaft of the needle should go through the hole. I have some that just don't quite go through but are too small for the next larger size. Needle gauges can vary also. IME it's...
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 02:30 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jts-socks ...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jts-socks
JT's Socks

Get it for free from now until March 1, midnight, CET with coupon code JTForbes.


I just now found this and it's free today only.
Forum: General Knitting Today, 12:53 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
As you're knitting toe up you can adjust the fit...

As you're knitting toe up you can adjust the fit as you go. It looks like you're using a pattern with a 4 st repeat. Try using one less repeat and see how that works. When I knit socks I increase...
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 11:30 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Aztec Phone Sweater ...

Aztec Phone Sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aztec-phone-sweater)

The Aztec phone sweater is free until midnight on March 2nd (GMT +1)! No coupon code necessary. If you are in the...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By GrumpyGramma
The customer is always right. You should not...

The customer is always right. You should not have been tsked and your son knows what he wants it seems. I recently did a project I was glad to evict from my home but my daughter is pleased. Get...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm how yummy!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm how yummy!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 05:01 PM
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Views: 2,657
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Beautiful! I wonder if stabilizing the neck,...

Beautiful!

I wonder if stabilizing the neck, across the back and maybe down the front part way, with a crochet hook and chain stitch would help it stay in place.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By GrumpyGramma
The only pattern I used was for the front panel. ...

The only pattern I used was for the front panel. http://www.kaylaksthriftyways.com/free-knit-pattern-checker-square-garter-dishcloth/ I'm sorry I can't give you a pattern for the bag. If I could...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Thanks. It's had a lot of use and still going...

Thanks. It's had a lot of use and still going strong. Holds enough stuff for a whole day out and then some. I toss my wallet in and grab it when I when I leave the car and don't want to carry my...
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 12:44 AM
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Views: 334
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I left a comment re Spring Song is not light...

I left a comment re Spring Song is not light fingering at Rav.
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 12:37 AM
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Views: 334
Posted By GrumpyGramma
No, it's not light fingering, no matter what it...

No, it's not light fingering, no matter what it says on that page. The labels don't say. I would consider the Spring Song a sport weight. I may reconsider, but I don't think it's heavy enough for...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Do you have a solid color that you could use for...

Do you have a solid color that you could use for the second strand? That might look cool, he might like it, it would be much easier for you.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 334
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Spring Song yarn...

Spring Song yarn (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/super-yarn-mart-spring-song) on size 3 needles is looking good for gauge. I hope I don't need to go to smaller needles. If I do I'll have to...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By GrumpyGramma
On Ravelry...

On Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hoodie-dog-coat)
PDF (http://com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws.com/Bernat_KW010_kn_dogcoat.en_US.pdf)

This is definitely the cast on...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this? http://www.tomfolio.com/bookdetailssu.asp?b=35607&m=109
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Whatever the weight of yarn called for, I always...

Whatever the weight of yarn called for, I always look at gauge for a real indicator of what I want to use. They can add all kinds of numbers but thanks to the variations within categories, that's...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 334
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Feed me, Seymour. :flirt: I'm looking at this...

Feed me, Seymour. :flirt:

I'm looking at this as a bit of a challenge too. I don't typically use patterns but this time I'm determined to follow one, even *gasp* making gauge. Can I do it?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You're welcome. I think anyone who's done...

You're welcome. I think anyone who's done knitting in the round has had that happen. It happens.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-26-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Yeah. That makes it much clearer than what I...

Yeah. That makes it much clearer than what I wrote. Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 02-26-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I'm sorry to say that at the top of your photot...

I'm sorry to say that at the top of your photot it does indeed look twisted. You have two options. 1) You can leave it as it is and have a twisted cowl, there are patterns that start that way. 2) ...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-26-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is it too large to post? You may have to resize...

Is it too large to post? You may have to resize it. I use http://www.picresize.com/ but there are other sites also.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-26-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 334
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Got it! I'll start ASAP. Mine will almost...

Got it! I'll start ASAP. Mine will almost certainly be a solid color.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Yes, a picture would be helpful. I'm thinking...

Yes, a picture would be helpful. I'm thinking that since it's a blanket and you said a long row that you're knitting flat. Did you just start knitting at the wrong end and tinking back that row...
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I've come across instructions for washing acylics...

I've come across instructions for washing acylics that are rough before using them but I've never done it. I generally see no reason for prewashing yarns but there could be good reasons for it.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-26-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,303
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I've saved it to Favorites, I don't know if that...

I've saved it to Favorites, I don't know if that means I'll get all the totes or not.


Easter Tote 1 MKAL (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easter-tote-1-mkal)

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