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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Mustache iPod Sleeve on: January 31, 2011 08:32:50 PM
I say, old chap, jolly good show!   Grin
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle Felted Snowman-made a tutorial! on: November 21, 2010 03:12:36 PM
Aww, they are absolutely adorable  Wink  Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sl2 k psso vs. sl2 knitwise k1 psso? on: November 19, 2010 10:27:47 AM
So I got an email back from Grace Mcewen : )  She was really nice!

It turns out that it's supposed to be assumed that sl2 k1 psso uses a purlwise slip.  I had originally thought that was probably how you did it, but was unsure because I was always taught that if the stitch/pattern doesn't specify, you always slip knitwise.

Thus the redundancy thing.. Then last night I was surfing around in between our emails and found "The Knitting Fiend" blog where the writer states that even though most people think that you should always slip knitwise, it's the other way around.  Here's the link for anyone interested.


But anyways!  The only difference between the two is how you slip the stitches. : )

Thank you soozeq and Tephra! : )
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit purse and a Snail on: November 16, 2010 07:52:34 PM
Gorgeous!  Would be perfect for a renaissance faire! Wink
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Where the Wild Things Are: EXTREME Intarsia! on: November 16, 2010 07:46:51 PM
O.O  Love it, love it, love it! 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What yarn? Advice needed please on: November 16, 2010 08:42:23 AM
I'm making my sister a short scarf right now, and I'm using KnitPicks 'Comfy'.  It's a cotton/acrylic blend that looks and feels silky.  Not sure if you want to use a cotton, because it doesn't have much stretch, but it definitely feels like buttah on the neck!   Cheesy
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Questions from a beginner :) on: November 16, 2010 08:36:24 AM
I've been buying all my yarn from KnitPicks.com.  It started out that I wanted a large selection of fingering weight yarns to knit tiny things, and they seemed to have the cheapest/largest color selection.. But now I just love them so much, I but all my yarn from them.  Yeah, you have to wait for shipping, but I'd rather wait a week, than go to Michaels and come back disappointed.  And the shipping for me is only about 3 dollars! 

I use Double Pointed Needles for most of what I make.  When I started out I dove right into knitting in the round because I wouldn't have to purl to achieve that stockinette look! Wink

I learned everything I know from YouTube and KnittingHelp.com!  My sister also knits, but lives an hour away and couldn't always be around to see what I'd done wrong and help me out.  So videos were crucial for me.

My biggest tip for new knitters is, don't be afraid to pull it apart, and go easy on your tension.  When you're entering uncharted waters, it's better to try knitting a little looser than ususal.  Well those tips worked for me anyways Cheesy

Good luck and have fun!!  Hope to see some of your projects in the future! :]

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sl2 k psso vs. sl2 knitwise k1 psso? on: November 15, 2010 10:44:27 PM
Haha!  Thank you, both!  : )  I think I will contact the designer just to settle the matter, and I'll let you guys know what it was supposed to be.  O.o  I'm super curious to see what she meant!  (I treat these things like puzzles to be cracked--haha)  My sister is shaking her head saying, 'Why don't you just knit it with the same stitch and no one will notice!?"  And I'm like, "But I'll never know why she wrote it like that!!"  But yeah, I really appreciate the help!  Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sl2 k psso vs. sl2 knitwise k1 psso? on: November 15, 2010 11:42:12 AM
Yeah it's misleading because for example, this row uses "both"  Huh

R13: p1, sl2 k psso, k4, p1, yo, sl2 k psso, yo, p1, k3, sl2 knitwise k1 psso, k3, p1, yo, sl2 k psso, yo, p1, k1, p1

But I've been working on it a little, and it seems to be coming out just fine.

Thanks again : )
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sl2 k psso vs. sl2 knitwise k1 psso? on: November 15, 2010 10:59:25 AM
Thank you!

So to clarify, the only difference between them is that, when it says sl2 k psso, you slip one, then the other.  And when it says sl2 knitwise k1 psso, you slip them knitwise both at once.

And they both get purled on the WS.

Well that was simple!  I guess I was underestimating the subtlety of the knit stitch!  Cheesy 
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