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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 2 mittens, 2 circs- same time? on: June 15, 2008 05:52:00 PM
I've searched through the forum, but I didn't see anything there to help me with this, so I figured that  I would ask my lovely knitting friends.
 How the heck to I knit 2 mittens at the same time on 2 circular needles?  I tend to have 2nd mitten syndrome 99% of the time, and I want to learn how to do them both at the same time.  I know you can with socks (couldn't find a tutorial for mittens, only socks that are top up, I want to make mittens that start at the cuff), so I was wondering if you could help me by pointing me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone that can help!
Lunatic84
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / New bib for la petite Acadienne on: June 02, 2008 03:18:53 PM
Ok, so my french sucks, but I think the bib turned out awesome!  My boyfriend's cousin is due in July and the baby shower is this weekend.  I can't wait for all their family to see this bib, it's going to be so fun!  I also added the rest of the gifts in the knitting section ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249489.0 )

Comments and criticisms welcome, as always!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / New babies need new stuff...right? (image HEAVY!) on: June 02, 2008 03:03:13 PM
Yup, thats how I am justifying all of the time that I have spent knitting in the last few weeks!  My BF's cousin is having a little girl due on July 5th, and the baby shower is this Saturday and I have been getting ready for at least the last month.
  I bought Itty-Bitty hats for one hat in particular, but ended up making 3 from the book...just for starters of course!
There are 4 hats, 3 sets of booties and 1 blanket.  I would love to hear comments/criticisms Smiley  Thanks for looking!






4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / anyone used this Yarn? on: March 24, 2008 03:38:01 PM
Has anyone used Handpaintedyarn.com Merino Bulky yarn?  I'm looking to find out what weight it would be, I know it says bulky but some say bulky and are actually WW or super bulky.  I'm interested in making the "Cherie Amour" and am looking for something comparable in size (but not in price = major budget!).  Thanks in advance for any help that is thrown my way!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first socks! on: March 02, 2008 12:36:05 PM
I recently finished my first pair of socks and I am very excited about it.  I'm giving them to my sister for Easter.  They are made from f.pea's pattern for footies: http://fpea.blogspot.com/2007/04/free-pattern-friday-footies.html
I used Paton's Kroy in Tutti Frutti and I only used 1 skein and about 5 meters from the second skein.



Comments and criticisms welcome!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sock pattern help on: February 16, 2008 02:32:45 PM
 I'm working on my first pair of socks and I made it to the heal turn and now I am having some issues.  There are 28 sts on my needle, 15 before the marker,  and it says:
 
Sl 1, knit to marker. Sl M, K2, SSK, K1, turn work.
Sl 1, P 5 st, P2tog, P1, turn work.
Next row: Sl 1, K to 1 st before gap. SSK using one st from each side of gap. K1, turn work.
Next row: Sl 1, P to 1 st before gap. P2tog using one st from each side of gap. P1, turn work.

I made it through the first line ok...but it leaves 7 stitches on the needle when you turn the work. Then in the second row you are only working with a few stitches.  I have no idea where this gap is either. Does this make sense to those who have knit socks before?  I really appreciate any help that you can throw at me Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pattern search on: February 15, 2008 08:05:00 PM
Hey everyone.  I have been searching for over 2 hours for an easy anklet/footie sock pattern.  I would love to be able to make a pair with about 190yrds/50g of Patons Kroy.  I am terrified of cables (just learning how to knit right know lol), but I can try and figure just about anything out.  I hope someone can help.  Thanks in advance!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Thumbs in mittens on: February 10, 2008 12:58:00 PM
I have been trying to figure this out myself, but it isn't working all that well... how do you attach the thumbs in your mittens?  In the pattern I am using ( http://creativewhimsy.wordpress.com/patterns/newfoundland-mitts/ ) I place the stitches that were left on a stitch holder earlier in the pattern onto one needle, and add more stitches to the other needles and knit them until I get the desired length and bind off.  I just stitch the thumb on from there, but it looks kinda funny.

How do you do it?  Thanks in advance for your help!  Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Moncton Michaels on: February 04, 2008 05:03:45 PM
For those in the Moncton area, the Michaels has a tonne of novelty yarns on sale for 50 cents to $2.50.  They have some other yarns on clearance too Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My very first knit projects!!! (Img heavy) on: February 02, 2008 08:11:41 PM
I recently taught myself to knit (something other than a rectangle...I lost interest after 5-10 rows every time I tried before this), and I decided that I was going to jump right in, with both hands!

I started with Bev's "The Mitts"  ( http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/the-mitts.html )  and decided that I just didn't like the way they looked.  They turned out well, I am just not a fan of the numerous holes around the thumb.  Anyways, here is the finished product:





I can't decide which I like better, when it is inside out, or right side out....  I used one strand of Briggs and Little Sport in Peacock and one strand of a cream colored baby yarn.

The other project I did, I am terribly excited about!!!  It's the first time I tried dpns, and they turned out awesome!!  I made Newfie Mitts!  I used this pattern:
http://creativewhimsy.wordpress.com/patterns/newfoundland-mitts/
The first pair I did with plain ol' acrylic because I didn't want to use the good stuff just frog it a hundred times....but it turns out I didn't have to!  I used aran and chocolate coloured acrylic...not sure of the brand, but here  they are:




My mom absolutely loved them, and her birthday being next weekend, I decided to make her a pair of special ones.  I used the same aran colour, but I paired it with a blue fun fur held together with a strand of matching red heart soft touch.  I only have one done as of now, but here it is in all it's glory!!




Sorry for being so word-y, but I am so excited that I actually made these!  I wanted to learn how to knit just to make these when I was younger. 

Comments and criticisms are always welcome!
 

Thanks again atroxsilentium, you were a huge help in the pattern reading process!
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