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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who are you on Ravelry? on: January 31, 2008 06:41:33 PM
I seriously LOVEEEEEEE Ravelry.. my friend told me about it and I thought, 'hey, sounds cool' but I wasn't excited or anything about it. Just thought it was another site... BOY WAS I WRONG. I am addicted, I visit the site wayy too many times a day to even say here, how embarrassing. hehe.

I'm SpeedyCrafter!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: NSA proofing my crafting on: January 31, 2008 06:34:22 PM
I'm not sure if this is because it's an international flight? The TSA website says knitting needles are ok, I think even the metal ones are ok. I just went on a business trip 2 weeks ago and took my interchangeables, plus metal crochet hooks in my knitting bag. I went through security with them and carried them on the plane without a blink of an eye!!

The TSA regulations are good for all domestic flights, just not sure about international. Good luck, I would be bummed to if I didn't have a handful of things to do on a long flight! You could always take a lot of Dramamine and just 'wake up' in Spain, LOL!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your thoughts on this yarn color... on: January 24, 2008 09:47:58 PM
Soozeq: Yeah, I thought about that too, but I think it's just the yarn, honestly. I already have made a pair of fingerless gloves with another colorway of the same stuff... it didn't stripe either and the coloring looked very random. Not my fav, I wouldn't recommend these mixed colors for any garments... maybe a scarf or something, but I think I'm too much of a control freak to have my yarn producing random blobs o' color  Shocked

Thanks for the advice, everyone! To the frog pile it goes!!!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your thoughts on this yarn color... on: January 24, 2008 07:24:54 PM
OMG, that's exactly what my bf said when he first saw me bring the yarn home!!! TOO FUNNY  Tongue
I agree completely; I am definitely not planning on wearing my back to school vest on a hunting trip, so it looks like it will be heading to the froggy pile... big bummer!  Cry

Thanks for the feedback.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Your thoughts on this yarn color... on: January 24, 2008 07:06:34 PM
Well I'm working on the Back 2 School Vest from Fitted Knits and I chose Paton's Merino Wool in a color mix. The color is called Forest and looked good in the skein, but now I'm starting to have my doubts... it's not really knitting up into a pattern or striping; it's just kinda funky. I'm also worried the color will take away from the next set of stitching (I think it's going to be waffle).

What do you think? Is it hideous?! I'm at the point where I wouldn't die if I had to frog it.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Great Ravelry Topic on: January 21, 2008 01:27:43 PM
I got in!! It only took a week after my request, not bad! I LOVE the site... it's very cool!

Does anyone want to be my friend  Roll Eyes
My username is SpeedyCrafter.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I-Matey Dog Sweater on: January 11, 2008 04:30:53 PM
Um, I think I hear my dogs' calling out to me to knit them each one of these sweaters...! They want to be stylish too!

So cute, good color choices.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who do you knit for? on: January 11, 2008 04:21:17 PM
Hmm, I always start with a project for ME in mind, LOL! I'm so selfish. But I also feel like giving something I've made away is a big deal because I don't feel like a super skilled knitter and I then I worry, will they notice that one stitch I didn't do quite right or that small gap here or there...ect. Plus there's always the issue of sizing (if it's a garment). I'm small, I don't take up much yarn. So yeah, I knit for me!  Roll Eyes
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting resources for Lefties?? on: January 11, 2008 04:11:37 PM
hehe, yay for Lefty Knitters!!

Hmm, about the continental thing, I hold the yarn in my LEFT hand and knit from right to left. I think.  Roll Eyes
So I don't really know what the heck I do. I think I do half English (by wrapping the yarn with my opposite hand) and half continental by knitting right to left. If I understand the definitions, that is.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting resources for Lefties?? on: January 11, 2008 03:48:32 PM
So I get how to knit, I taught myself how to do it though and only be swapping out every "left" with a "right" and vice versa. (This gets VERY confusing by the way, haha). Anyway, everytime I need to learn a new technique, I get very nervous and hope I can pick it up (so far, so good, haha  Grin).

But... I've always wondered if there is any source that EXISTS to translate knitting stuff for lefties.

I've heard knitting continental style IS knitting left-handed, is this true? I currently create new stitches from right to left (meaning all new stitches end up on the left needle when I'm done with 'em).

LASTLY on this topic, I was concerned about chart reading... I just noticed that it says to read the chart from right to left... do I need to REVERSE this to account for being a lefty??? AHHH! Yikes.

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