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Old 03-13-2013, 02:52 AM   #331
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also, instead of "throwing" I move both hands to the center when knitting, so that one hand doesn't get more tired than the other, I am going to learn continental one day, maybe. And, when I purl I flip the right hand needle toward my left hand, and that make the arm movement a lot less. I am going to try to upload a video of what I mean by that.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #332
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WOW!!! Very nice thread. This thread is very beneficial for beginners like me. I have just started to learn knitting and from this thread I have learned so many tips and tricks which are very useful for me.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:13 AM   #334
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Hi I have use several things as stitch makers. Different coloured yarn, hair clips or pins, rubber bands to name a few. As long as they work for you is all that counts. I must admit I have not tried drinking straws or earrings. I suppose as they say "necessity is the mother of invention". great ideas though.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:18 AM   #335
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How to store your knitting?
Hi, I'm new here and I have a question about how to store your knitting when you put it down for the night so that it doesn't slide off of your needle?
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:21 AM   #336
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I usually knit on circular needles so I move the knitting to the cable before putting it down. There are little tip protectors that you can buy to block the ends of the needles and keep stitches from sliding off. They can be very simple or very decorative.
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So I don't know if any of these have been mentioned, as I wanted to post this before I went to sleep, and if so, feel free to just skip over.

Recently I made a hat, my first one adult sized. I've only used long tail cast on or "e" loop cast on? I wasn't sure how much yarn to use, so on a whim I wrapped the yarn around my head where the hat would rest. Pinching the yarn on the working side with my right hand, I dragged the end of the yarn to the ball, clasped it and brought it up to my right hand where it was pinched with the first. I did this two more times, then began casting on from where the last "end" was. Not only did I have enough yarn, but I still had the 6 inch tail after CO long tail 88 sts. I'm going to try this with the size blanket I want, and if it works just as well, then there's a whole step of math I can skip.

I also learned a valuable lesson that some of you may have taken as an "obvious", but I just did not think about. In one of my projects I used very thin and long straight needles. With out thinking, I put them in a bag with my other knitting stuff, and went on about my day. I have a little boy, and those with, or have babysat, young boys know that things get trampled, knocked over, sat on, or run over. One day I pulled out that project to find that my needles were bent. My dad tried to help by using a pair of pliers to hold the point still and hammer it down. Helped a little, but unless I can find some way to salvage them, I'll need to replace them. So now, whenever possible, I put the needles down the center of the yarn skein, in a tote, and my boys *son and husband* know to stay away from my yarn or feel the wrath of "angry momma dragon".
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Loom bracelet bands make great stitch markers
Loom bracelet bands make great stitch markers , they are soft so very easy to knit after you have placed one in work , they are inexpensive as the craze has ended with kids. I bought 3 packs for a pound and now have hundreds of brighty coloured bands hope this is useful
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