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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-29-2016, 07:08 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's a lovely sock. The pair will be 2x as...

That's a lovely sock. The pair will be 2x as lovely. Enjoy wearing them.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-07-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Those are cute! I should try making one.

Those are cute! I should try making one.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By GrumpyGramma
When I do mosaic knitting - this is that style -...

When I do mosaic knitting - this is that style - I find that it's easy to leave the yarn too loose behind the slipped stitches and tend to need to tighten it a little. It should fit comfortably...
Forum: Crochet! 01-18-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Working flat is key I think unless you want way...

Working flat is key I think unless you want way too many ends to deal with.

You could work one piece changing color at the middle of each row then seam it as salmonmac suggests.

You could crochet...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-05-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Would this help? ...

Would this help? http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/follow-the-basic-topdown-sock-pattern.html

I'll admit that I haven't looked very closely at the pattern. It does say it's for kids.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-19-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's darling. Beautifully done.

That's darling. Beautifully done.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-24-2015, 06:57 PM
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Views: 1,714
Posted By GrumpyGramma
How lovely. You do some of the most beautiful...

How lovely. You do some of the most beautiful knitting I've ever seen.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-24-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By GrumpyGramma
http://alaskaknitnat.com/2010/11/15/cabled-gauntle...

http://alaskaknitnat.com/2010/11/15/cabled-gauntlets/

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-gauntlets-5

Cable round:
*K2, P2, slip 3 to cable needle and hold in back, K3, K3 from cable...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By GrumpyGramma
The picture is too tiny to be sure but I think it...

The picture is too tiny to be sure but I think it it would work out well to do after. A crochet hook could add it as surface embellishment after the knitting.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,715
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Lovely gift. You poor thing to have such a...

Lovely gift. You poor thing to have such a dilemma. :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I cord! This has been bugging me. Now I could...

I cord! This has been bugging me. Now I could even find a video. The pattern will have your stitch count worked out so just ignore the "add stitches" comments he makes and you can see how it's...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-29-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Lovely!

Lovely!
Forum: Pattern Central 06-28-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Welcome to KH. Do you know about Ravelry...

Welcome to KH. Do you know about Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com)? It's free and safe to join and gives you access to many, many patterns a lot of which are free. Here's my search for knit seed...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-28-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's pretty. Well done!

That's pretty. Well done!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I've never needed to adjust the palm so I don't...

I've never needed to adjust the palm so I don't know how that would work. I work the number of stitches that fits my hand; I just like decreasing on the thumb to snug it up a bit after I start...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is this it?...

Is this it? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainy-day-scarf
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Those did turn out really nice. I generally...

Those did turn out really nice. I generally decrease a few stitches after I start working the thumb in the round. It makes for a better fit.
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By GrumpyGramma
It's easy. It's stretchy. It doesn't flare. ...

It's easy. It's stretchy. It doesn't flare. Win-win-win IMO. I'm not sure that video really shows using this BO in pattern, here's another link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dr_ZrmZvnk
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I like the lace bind off. ...

I like the lace bind off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl9B5imC1uU
Forum: How-to Questions 06-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By GrumpyGramma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrCR9FDAuQ You...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrCR9FDAuQ

You might find at least part of this video helpful. You can skip up past 2 min. and not sit through her chatter at the start.
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Cheap solution for remembering what needles you used

Did you ever have cause to wonder what needles and what size they were that started that WIP? Here's my cheap, effective solution: The pull tab from a beverage carton, mine came from almond milk,...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-16-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Welcome to KH. A yfwd (yarn forward) creates a...

Welcome to KH. A yfwd (yarn forward) creates a yo (yarn over). It looks like you had a yfwd on the previous row. Knit the yo it created together with the following knit stitch. It's a k2 tog; the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-15-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,843
Posted By GrumpyGramma
There is a Glossary tab at the top of the page. ...

There is a Glossary tab at the top of the page. If you check it out you'll find most abbreviations you're likely to encounter.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-13-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,172
Posted By GrumpyGramma
RIT dye for synthetics!!!!

Can I dye acrylic yarn comes up every now and then. RIT now has a dye for synthetics called DyeMore. https://www.ritstudio.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
Forum: General Knitting 06-10-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Beautiful blue yarn and a great start on your...

Beautiful blue yarn and a great start on your rib. :cheering: Speed is often IMO highly overrated. If you enjoy what you're doing consider this a chance to take your time and savor it.
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