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91  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help on Knit & Tonic's Fad-Classic....pleeeeease!!!!!! on: June 07, 2006 08:13:28 PM
this had me confused too, but if you look at the pattern at the top of page 3 she tells you how to do it.

once you have complete your last WS row and before you turn, with WS facing you CO required number of stitches. Turn to RS and work across stitches. Work in pattern to end. CO required number of stitches.

i'm sure you've read this over and over (as i did the first time), but i basically interpretted it to mean that instead of casting on at the beginning of the WS row like you want to for the second band, CO at the end of the RS row before it.

i hope that helps. sorry if i'm being thoroughly confusing or incoherent.
92  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I knit/learn in weird places! on: March 27, 2006 06:50:07 PM
i can't think of anywhere especially weird that i knit. i guess it just seems normal to me that i knit everywhere. i will say though that many of my friends where absolutely shocked that i didn't bring any knitting to their new year's eve party...

i was almost done with an afghan that was supposed to be a christmas present...it was too bulky to take out of the apartment.  Wink
93  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: http://www.discountyarnsale.com ?? on: March 16, 2006 03:43:02 AM
i have ordered from discountyarnsale.com and the woman who runs it all is super nice and helpful. when i ordered, there was an issue with the yardage info on the site being different than what was on the ball bands i received, leaving me with a lot less yarn than i had expected (and not enough to finish the sweater it was intended for). when i e-mailed her about the problem she immediately changed the info on the website and sent me another bag of the yarn along with a prepaid label for return shipping if the dye lots on the two bags didn't match so that i could return it all and get bags from the same dye lot.

my only problems with them are that you have to order everything by the bag, which i don't always need and that you have to order at least $30 worth or something like that. you'd think that would be easy since you're ordering it by the bag, but it ends up being a lot cheaper than you'd think, which is a good thing. so if you need enough yarn to make both of those things worth it, then i highly recommend the site.
94  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: My Grandmother's Knitting. on: March 09, 2006 04:30:26 PM
when i was really little (preschool age) my dad's parents babysat me a lot. my grandad taught me to play solitaire. my grandma tried to teach me to crochet, her craft of choice at the time, but my little hands couldn't get the crochet hook to go through the chain in the right place. after a few days of this, i'm told, she bought me some knitting needles so i would never have to figure out where to pull the yarn through. i don't remember this at all, but my dad has told me about it a few times. as far as i'm concerned, i could have come out of the womb knitting for all i remember about learning to do it. but there has never been a time when i haven't been knitting something. my mother will never run out of handknit washcloths and coasters as i didn't learn how to read a pattern until jr high or high school. Smiley

throughout my growing up, my grandmother has jumped from craft to craft from her crocheting to painting to wood etchings to making her own china dolls. the only thing that always stayed constant was the christmas slippers that she crocheted for everyone in the family every year. as she's gotten older and progressively more blind she has stopped her crafting activities one by one, starting with crocheting. while it was sad, no one was really that upset not to see slippers under the tree for the last few years, esp now that all of her grandchildren have finally stopped growing out of them every year. this last winter, however, my dad had a blowout in one of his slippers. he tried out some felted slippers he bought at the mall, wearing an extra pair of socks around the house, etc. but finally he asked me to knit him a pair:
he was so excited when i finally finished them that he took all the pictures himself to send to me and his mom.
95  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help finding a pattern please? on: February 28, 2006 03:39:26 AM
how do you feel about pattern generators? this one has instructions for v-necks at the bottom:
you have to do the math yourself, but you get to specify the yarn/gauge.

good luck!
96  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Little Turtle Knits Slippers on: February 19, 2006 09:13:44 PM
thanks! he took the pictures himself and only sent me "the money shots."
97  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Little Turtle Knits Slippers on: February 18, 2006 09:57:56 PM
my dad asked me to make him some slippers for his birthday. i used the stripey slippers pattern here:
i had to do some major fudging with the pattern to accomodate his flinstone feet, but it seems to have worked out. here they are, as modeled by dad. enjoy!

98  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Homespun scarf suggestions? on: February 11, 2006 11:14:35 AM
i don't know if this is "different" enough for what your mom is looking for, but i once made a checkerboard scarf with some homespun that turned out gorgeous. it's all drapey and soft, and it really shows off the texture of the yarn without being too plain.

whatever pattern you choose, i would highly suggest that you swatch in a few different needle sizes. since the yarn is so fluffy you can use needles at least 2 sizes larger than the suggested needle size without your fabric being too holey. and your finished project will be softer and have more drape that way. in smaller needles, homespun can lose all its softness, which is sad.
99  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Getting a neat edge? on: February 08, 2006 10:57:17 AM
after reading something on here (probably the same thing you read, horsepower) i tried to slip my end stitches on a garter stitch scarf. it does make the edges more even, but it also gives you a one-stitch wide section of stockinette on either side... facing opposite directions.
100  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Christmas Presents... What Cha Makin'? on: October 01, 2005 09:36:29 AM
i recently made a cabled baby blanket for a friend, and now all of my friends' mothers want afghans for christmas. i think only my mom and the baby's grandma are going to get them this year though.
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