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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what'sin your bag? on: February 06, 2010 08:06:48 AM
4 different cable needles, 1 plastic tapestry needle, a package of 6 metal tapestry needles, a tiny box of knitting safety pins, a tiny box of plastic stitch markers (who I hate, but carry anyway?) 3 different row counter (those old ones that slip on the needle and you turn the end to see the little numbers), a chain that I use to count rows in lace patterns (it's my new favorite accessory-very fun to use), a disposable surgical knife that I got out of a stitch removal kit back when I was a nurse-great for cutting yarn-has a safety slide so I don't stab myself when digging through the bag.  For some strange reason I always loose my scissors, but in 14 years of knitting no one has ever tried to steal my surgical knife  Grin, 4 different size double point needles that I never put back with my needle stash, 3 different size circular needles that also never got put away, a business card I don't know why I have in there (I think I was considering buying her hand dyed yarn for socks-yes now I remember!), a highlighter, pen, pencil, 2 large stitch holders, a tiny sewing kit (once again, why is that in there?), a photo copy of the lace portion of a pattern I'm working on for when I forget what I am doing, a paper label from my all time favorite yarn that I just can't throw away, 4 yarn bobbins (1 full of yarn in case I need to mark a stitch), and oh look...the recite from my visit to the tire store (where I sat and knit for hours getting ready for MI winter-it took forever to change my tires and brake repairs that day)  Good grief I feel like an "exposed" hoarder! (Hey I just found a $20 bill I forgot I had...Just Kidding.)
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First scarf - but way too many stitches on my needle, why? on: February 06, 2010 07:32:04 AM
Loved reading the tread, as "Every good knitter is a good ripper!" Is my life motto. 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tiny Knitting Brooch on: February 06, 2010 06:18:27 AM
So adorable!  I saw these in Michigan.  Pinned to a folded in half card stock paper with the funniest says written on them.  Like the T-shirt logo's you read here on the site, or other funny knitting sayings we all know and love.  They were selling like hot cakes according to the shop owner!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: wedding/anniversary quilt (wordy and kinda pic heavy) on: February 06, 2010 06:12:27 AM
sometime the story behind the project is just as intriguing as the project!  Thanks for sharing... your little birds, they will fly away and plant seeds of inspiration across the web! 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baaaaahhhhh! on: April 06, 2009 06:46:45 AM
I just want to give him a little squeeze! virtual squeezes are not satisfying!  Darn it!  How cute!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fair Isle hat on: March 18, 2009 10:10:10 AM
I feel sad for you, as I believe you may have to put this motto into practice...."Every good knitter is a good ripper"  If at first you don't succeed violently and angrily rip it out and start over!  Or find a friend with a small head, and give it as a gift!  Then make a new one for yourself.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first Entrelac! on: January 28, 2009 12:04:48 PM
I just finished the hat using the pattern link, and in case anyone is interested in knitting the hat....Do half as many rows as the pattern calls for.  Decreasing with each new enterlac row instead of what the pattern calls for.  Otherwise you end up with a ski cap style hat and not a Beret  Undecided  I will be pulling out my yarn and trying again after looking at the photo, and my hat!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: The awkwardness of knitting with DPNs, and that damn ladder. on: January 10, 2009 07:52:10 AM
Follow "wistlepigs"' advice and you will see rapid improvement!  I love double points and am currently knitting a pair of arm socks that I converted the pattern just to avoid having a seam! (If while you're learning you find your thread slipping off the double points try using corks at the ends to be little stoppers!)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help identifying! on: January 10, 2009 07:40:28 AM
The arm's are knit 2, purl 2 ...It creates what is called a "rib" which is traditionally used in cuffs on smaller needles, but on the bigger needles it looks cool, like the ones on this sweater. (Arms: Knit 2 Purl 2 on the right side and Purl 2 and Knit 2 on the wrong side).  The body looks like Stockinette stitch which is very straight forward Knit all stitches on the right side, and purl all stitches on the wrong side....I'm thinking that because when the collar flips I think I see purls. (Knit stitches look like little V's and Purl stitches look like small raised bumps-purls)
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Woo-Hoo! A pile of new needles for me... on: January 10, 2009 07:20:52 AM
 Tongue  I'm still using a set of Denise Interchangeable Needles, and saw these at my local knit shop about 4 months ago!  I can't wait to own a set!  I'm jealous....Lucky you...I'll love to hear how others feel about knitting with them....Tell me more?!  (My needle stash is large, but mostly thrift store bargains, garage sale finds, and "hey my grandma doesn't want these needles, do you?" gifts) 
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