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Forum: How-to Questions 12-08-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By amy
Hi Miccisue! Thanks, Jan, for the...

Hi Miccisue! Thanks, Jan, for the email.

Hmmm…are you using a regular worsted weight yarn, by chance, instead of the called for Heavy Worsted yarn? The thickness of the yarn is substantial, and...
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By amy
Hi everyone! :waving: What a great discussion!!...

Hi everyone! :waving: What a great discussion!! Mandie932, you get applause :cheering: for being the first person to ever ask on our forum this very logical question!! (It's not obvious, and one...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,515
Posted By amy
Apparently so! :roflhard: Jan's no doubt...

Apparently so! :roflhard:

Jan's no doubt already emailed Sheldon, but I'll make sure he got it. Thanks for the heads up, DavidSydney63!
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By amy
:teehee: Believe me, it will take a great deal...

:teehee:

Believe me, it will take a great deal of self restraint for me not to "dip into" these sets. I can't tell you how many Denise kits I have personally appropriated from our store. :blush:
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,280
Posted By amy
I actually take turmeric now (I'm in my 30's)...

I actually take turmeric now (I'm in my 30's) preventatively. It's anti-inflammatory, and inflammation contributes to the formation of arthritis. Since allergies cause inflammation, I figure my body...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By amy
Coming this week: more Interchangeable needle sets in our KH shop

Since Interchangeable knitting needles are a hot topic here on the forum right now, I thought I'd give y'all a heads up that we just placed a wholesale order. We will be stocking the Knitter's Pride...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,280
Posted By amy
Ad2knit, I admire your perseverance! You're...

Ad2knit, I admire your perseverance!
You're getting lots of good suggestions here. I hope something can work for you!

I think Jan is onto something, if you are using straight needles. Try a 24"...
Forum: General Knitting 03-31-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By amy
Happy Spring holidays from KH headquarters

Happy Spring, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying some nice weather, and the dawning of Spring!
:muah:

Here are a few photos from our Easter Egg hunt this morning. That's me (Amy, the voice and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By amy
Hi Dodyan. If you find that part too confusing,...

Hi Dodyan. If you find that part too confusing, it's perfectly acceptable, and common practice, to pick up just one stitch in the middle of that crux of the thumb area, wherever you like. You will...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 23,936
Posted By amy
YES!! THANK YOU SANDY!!!! :cheering: :cheering:...

YES!! THANK YOU SANDY!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
What a fun time.

I can't wait to see what the mystery knitting project turns out to look like, it sounds adorable. Will pictures be in...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,488
Posted By amy
How did the car knitting go? I wanted to chime...

How did the car knitting go?

I wanted to chime in that I have a headlamp style LED light that I love. I hang it around my neck in the car, on the dimmest setting (so as not to disturb my husband's...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,897
Posted By amy
Smile Big news (mostly personal) from the KH homestead

Hi everyone,

Our big news here at KnittingHelp home headquarters, is that Sheldon and I are expecting a baby boy in February! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/belly.gif

Also, our...
Forum: The Lounge 08-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,201
Posted By amy
Awesome! Great labor story, glad you got an...

Awesome! Great labor story, glad you got an easy delivery.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :balloons:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-28-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,296
Posted By amy
Those are totally adorable!

Those are totally adorable!
Forum: The Lounge 07-28-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,201
Posted By amy
Vaknitter-- how are you doing? 3 days past your...

Vaknitter-- how are you doing? 3 days past your due date. We used a home birth midwife who had lots of tips for starting labor. The number one trick that I've heard works for a lot of people is...
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,622
Posted By amy
Thanks for the welcome back, folks. :muah:...

Thanks for the welcome back, folks. :muah:



Once upon a time, I had a very humble personal website (actually I still do (http://amyfinlay.com/), although it's totally outdated and old school),...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,622
Posted By amy
Hello from your KnittingHelp founder/video-lady

Hi everyone :waving:

It's been so long since I've been active on the forum, that it seems a reintroduction is in order. I'm Amy, the voice and hands behind the videos on the site, and the one who...
Forum: The Lounge 07-21-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,201
Posted By amy
Best wishes for a smooth labor and a healthy baby!

Best wishes for a smooth labor and a healthy baby!
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 47,575
Posted By amy
Wow, this thread is growing faster than I can...

Wow, this thread is growing faster than I can read it!
Happy New Year everyone!
:balloons: :balloons: :balloons:
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 47,575
Posted By amy
Hi everyone! Sheldon and I are happily home...

Hi everyone!

Sheldon and I are happily home and celebrating the new year here with you all.

I'm putting the finishing touches on a baby sweater for a baby shower tomorrow. I'm knitting Trellis...
Forum: General Knitting 12-03-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,680
Posted By amy
Dollyce, how exciting! A great grandbaby on the...

Dollyce, how exciting! A great grandbaby on the way, yippee! :cheering:

Sorry this reply is belated. Sheldon is teasing me that it's so belated you're probably already a great, great grandma by...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,979
Posted By amy
Debbie, that's a great use of a swatch! I love...

Debbie, that's a great use of a swatch! I love it.
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,979
Posted By amy
It's fun to hear such a wide variety of answers. ...

It's fun to hear such a wide variety of answers. Keep 'em coming!

Jan, I like the hat-as-gauge-swatch idea. EZ recommended that, it's a nice way to get a circular knit swatch.
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,979
Posted By amy
Fewer gauge swatches: which strategies work for you?

Now, we know that the gauge swatch is our friend. But still, they can be tedious at times, and who can resist taking shortcuts, when they work! So tell us...

What works for you?
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,023
Posted By amy
Debbie and Sandy, that's perfect,...

Debbie and Sandy, that's perfect, thanks!

Hooray, my pattern draft is done! :woot:
I've been up to 3am working on this pattern, for three nights in a row! Phew!

I had a lot more to do than I...
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