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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: question about Susan Bates circulars on: March 11, 2010 12:11:27 PM
Awesome, will keep that in mind. I've sort of developed a way to get most of the stitches around that little catch, but I still have to pull the last few over individually. It's not so bad, but I'll be picking up some Addi when I next venture to the yarn store. Smiley Thanks much!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / question about Susan Bates circulars on: March 08, 2010 06:15:58 PM
I just got some Susan Bates Silvalume circs and I'm having some problems. Normally I don't have any difficulty sliding stitches from the cable to the needle, but these seem to be giving me a hard time. Does anyone else have this problem? Any recommendations?
23  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: I'm With Coco! With removable strike beard! on: March 04, 2010 01:58:18 PM
Wooo! Team CoCo forever! This is AWESOME.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Legwarmer Pattern Suggestions? on: February 22, 2010 07:53:33 PM
If you're on Ravelry, the easy-peasy leg warmers by Megan Grewal are awesome. Also, the oncleow ankle warmers from knitty are pretty epic as well, a bit short but very aweosme.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting socks on: February 22, 2010 07:04:29 PM
Are you using double pointed needles or circular needles?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Holes in the heel when knitting socks on: February 22, 2010 06:58:48 PM
I've never knit socks, but I have used shortrows... are you doing the wrap & turn right? That's the only thing I can think of. I had holes at the ends of my short rows... turns out I wasn't knitting the wrap with the stitch.

Oh, thank you! I'd never heard of wrap & turn, but a quick google search gave me JUST what i needed! Thank you thank you thank you! <3

(In case anyone else had this question, I found an awesome, awesome, awesome tutorial on this at this site!)
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Holes in the heel when knitting socks on: February 20, 2010 04:43:09 PM
Not sure how to describe this one, but I'm knitting a sock toe-up from the same pattern I've used before, and the instructions go something like this:

"Divide half of the stitches onto 2 needles and leave for instep.
Knit the stitches off 1st needle onto 3rd needle.
Purl 23, turn
Knit 22, turn
Purl 21, turn
Continue in this manner, with 1 less stitch at the end of every row until there are 8 stitches

P9, turn
K10, turn
P11, turn
Continue in this manner, having 1 more st at the end of every row to 24 stitches. Place marker at the end of last row

Knit in rounds across all 48 sts until work from marker measures 7 inches."

Now, my problem is that when I began the part where I had 8 stitches and started working one more stitch each round, it stretched the stitches so that it made holes.

A picture of a finished sock with the holes:



I already finished two socks with the holes, but now that I'm making a pair for my mom, I want to know if there's a way to prevent these holes on her pair. (I tried just pulling the stitches tighter, but it didn't really do much.)

Any suggestions?
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Shrinking arm warmers on: February 16, 2010 11:45:35 PM
I made a pair of arm warmers for my friend, and they're a little too loose. I made them from acrylic yarn... He has a washing machine, but not a dryer. Is there any way to make acrylic shrink? :/
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinning two-tone batts on: February 15, 2010 07:07:05 PM
You've got the right idea on how it looks... I had planned to grab a picture after I read this post, but I kind of forgot and had split about half of the batt and spun up a couple strips before I remembered. It looks great so far! Mostly, when I get multicolored batts and roving, I'm afraid to mess with them because I want to do the colors justice. I'm just not always sure what a yarn that is doing the colors justice would look like. In this case, the barberpole effect looks great, but when there's more than two colors, that's when I REALLY get scared. I saw a workshop a few months back on how to spin multicolored rovings and batts, but I wasn't able to attend Sad
30  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning two-tone batts on: February 13, 2010 01:07:35 AM
Soooo I have this really pretty batt. It is blue on top, black on bottom on one side, and the other side is the opposite. I've attempted multicolored batts before ,but usually one color gets sucked up inside another color and you can't really see the colors at all. Anyone have tips for spinning from a multicolored batt?
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