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Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2015, 10:10 PM
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Posted By vaknitter
It's hard for me to answer questions without...

It's hard for me to answer questions without reading the pattern and being able to work through it myself. I am a visual person.

I knit a Christmas stocking for my husband several years ago. When...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-05-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,817
Posted By vaknitter
I have finished mittens for my son, felted...

I have finished mittens for my son, felted slippers for my mom and now I am going to look for yarn to make this hat .... if I'm not too late. I don't think I have anything with a small enough gauge.
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By vaknitter
Just keep practicing. I have been knitting for...

Just keep practicing. I have been knitting for years and I still cannot knit with long needles. I use double points or circulars for all my projects. I find the shorter needles are easier to hold...
Forum: The Lounge 04-03-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By vaknitter
Does this thread popping up mean the dog is going...

Does this thread popping up mean the dog is going to find another skunk?!?!

I ended up using a mixture of peroxide, baking soda and Dawn dish soap to wash him. Then I found out about Nature's...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By vaknitter
I prefer Berocco and Regia as both seem to wash...

I prefer Berocco and Regia as both seem to wash well. I don't like wool so do all my socks out of Berocco. My boys and husband don't mind wool so they get Regia. Actually, I just used Regia held...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By vaknitter
Making a patchwork bag

I have several gallon zip lock bags of wool ends of all different brands and colors. My plan was to use them to make a felted patchwork bag. Of course now it occurs to me that all the wools will...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-15-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By vaknitter
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: 816
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: 27
Views: 970
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: 622
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: 622
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: 622
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: 59
Views: 1,817
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: 810
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: 810
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: 474
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: 319
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: 319
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: 543
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: 951
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: 385
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: 543
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: 385
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: 543
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: 951
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...
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