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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-03-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Antares
Well, she certainly looks very comfy and stylish!...

Well, she certainly looks very comfy and stylish! Good job!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-03-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By Antares
Gorgeous! And in Dallas Cowboy colors, too. What...

Gorgeous! And in Dallas Cowboy colors, too. What more could anyone want? :wink:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-02-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By Antares
Very very pretty, but, yeah, it sounds a bit...

Very very pretty, but, yeah, it sounds a bit tedious. Can you listen to an audio book while you knit or "watch" TV maybe?
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Antares
I, too, am leery of adding buttons to baby...

I, too, am leery of adding buttons to baby things. It's one thing if it's for your baby and you know you have to keep an eye on them at all times when the buttoned thing is around, but when it's for...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,845
Posted By Antares
What do you mean when you say you need to divide...

What do you mean when you say you need to divide the stitches into three sets? You divide stitches for DPNs, but you don't really do that with magic loop (or even when using traveling loop...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-30-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Antares
I take it both gifts were a big hit? The girls...

I take it both gifts were a big hit? The girls look very happy showing off their handmade finery! Way to go, Grandma!! :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-30-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By Antares
Very pretty! Love the colors. What kind of yarn...

Very pretty! Love the colors.

What kind of yarn did you use? I'm not sure I'd ever need a summer shawl in Texas, but it might work for a spring or fall shawl.
Forum: The Lounge 06-30-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By Antares
I'm all for honesty and for enforcing...

I'm all for honesty and for enforcing boundaries--especially in your own home! First of all, I would tell these people BEFORE they're invited and BEFORE they get there what the house rules are (no...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-28-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Antares
Perfecto! Very well done indeed! Now . . . next...

Perfecto! Very well done indeed! Now . . . next project?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-26-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By Antares
Rotro! It's the dreaded...

Rotro! It's the dreaded two-steps-forward-three-steps-back project!

I like what you have so far. Hope it will straighten up and fly right now!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Antares
Yeah, everybody always says this, but I can't...

Yeah, everybody always says this, but I can't tell that's there's any difference in how you do a YO before or after any stitch. It's still wrapping the yarn once around the needle no matter what...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Antares
I got the same errors, so maybe Sheldon is...

I got the same errors, so maybe Sheldon is changing something on the site or perhaps it just went haywire for no good reason.

Yo's are easy--you're just wrapping the yarn around the needle without...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-24-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Antares
Perfect! Great alteration of a pattern, too. At...

Perfect! Great alteration of a pattern, too.

At this rate, you'll be ready to tackle a sweater in no time!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Antares
Yeah, that definitely looks like a typo, but I...

Yeah, that definitely looks like a typo, but I couldn't find any corrections for this pattern.

It looks to me like you need to cast on 37 (not 39), and increase 2 sts across the last garter stitch...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-24-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Antares
Hoozahhh! :woot: Good job on your first...

Hoozahhh! :woot: Good job on your first one!

One down and many many more to go!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-24-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By Antares
I love the look of your petals--very fashionable...

I love the look of your petals--very fashionable and so delicate.

Have fun wearing it!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-24-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Antares
Those are just so cute! And all for a good cause,...

Those are just so cute! And all for a good cause, too.

Who knows what will happen when she starts buying and handling yarn! The knitting bug may bite yet; of course, if she's really busy with her...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Antares
Often the pattern will tell you what kind of...

Often the pattern will tell you what kind of stitches to knit in the gauge swatch. Many times it's stockinette (even for some items that predominantly use a pattern).

Since you're trying to figure...
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By Antares
It looks good to me. What method did you use?

It looks good to me. What method did you use?
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By Antares
Those are some lovely, cheerful yarn colors. What...

Those are some lovely, cheerful yarn colors. What are you planning to make?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-21-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Antares
Beautiful socks, Auburnchick! You almost . . ....

Beautiful socks, Auburnchick! You almost . . . almost inspire me to make another pair of socks! Nyah, I stomped on the sock bug a while back cuz he just don't do much for me.

Socks and sandals sound...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-21-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By Antares
Lookin' good! How's that second one coming along?

Lookin' good! How's that second one coming along?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-21-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By Antares
Absolutely gorgeous--even if they did derail a...

Absolutely gorgeous--even if they did derail a sweater--ahem--several times!
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Antares
Yeah, you better save the antique patterns for...

Yeah, you better save the antique patterns for the weekend--or whenever you're not supposed to be working.

I love the history embedded in these journals--the yarns available, the things people wore,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-17-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By Antares
I say wrap the durn thing around your neck and...

I say wrap the durn thing around your neck and don't worry about whether it's "right" or "wrong" (whatever that means). It's loverly and once you've got it on, no one will be the wiser as to whether...
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