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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Stuffed animals? Round things? ...Voidwalker? Help! on: November 15, 2007 03:22:46 PM
So I want to knit a sort of stuffed animal. OK...since I'm a huge geek...I want to knit a voidwalker specifically. For those who have no clue what I'm talking about, here's a couple different angles. My original thought was to knit in the round from the bottom up, increasing evenly, then increase on the back 2 needles to create the sort of "hump", but I have no idea how that will work. I haven't even BEGUN to try to figure out the arms...aside from socks, I have yet to attempt anything "round" knitting wise. Any ideas?

And yes this all started because I thought "oh wouldn't one of those look nice in chenille"...
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Small bamboo needles bending? on: January 10, 2007 04:07:48 PM
OK. I'll try the soaking, and if that doesn't work...I'll join the weirdos and learn to love the bends.  Grin I'm a fairly tight knitter, so that's probably a big part of the problem...

And for the record, one of my aluminum 10.5's is bent. I honestly have no idea how that happened...
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Small bamboo needles bending? on: January 08, 2007 02:08:06 AM
I've been knitting with some #2 bamboo dpn's, and they've all developed...well, a couple of them are almost curved beyond usefulness. I transferred my project to metal needles, but the yarn is too light for them (the only other #2 dpn's I have are steel) and they're pulling my stitches all over...

That problem aside, is there any way to un-curve my bamboo needles? If not, is there at least a way to prevent them from curving?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Keeping the ears warm...with short hair... on: January 02, 2007 10:42:50 AM
So I have quite short hair. Things like the Caliormetry don't really work for me. However, due to also having short hair, I often don't like wearing a hat. Any ideas?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sooo...who still has Christmas knitting left? on: December 23, 2006 03:43:19 AM
Oh come on...admit it...

I did fairly well this year once I admitted to myself that a Rowan Kidsilk Haze lace scarf was going to be impossible to finish if I started it December 12th. It is far better suited for my grandmother's birthday. In August.

I still have a simple double-knit scarf to finish for my dad...not too much left, which is why I have the luxury of being online right now... Cheesy
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Calorimetry on: December 23, 2006 03:36:43 AM
Noro was a perfect choice...the striping it came out with is lovely! (And super-warm, too, I bet!)
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lurex yarn? on: December 22, 2006 02:46:37 AM
I'm looking for a Lurex yarn, preferably a worsted or heavy worsted. I need a good variety of colors, and it needs to be wearable for a decent period of time (i.e., not itchy) and fairly warm. Any suggestions on brands?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: keeping track of what you want to do?? on: December 11, 2006 02:26:33 AM
I pull a lot of patterns off the internet, so I have a separate bookmarks folder with a brief description of each project as the header--"cabled socks", "hat for Chris", and so on. I usually buy yarn with patterns in mind, since I buy a lot from KnitPicks (and I can usually control myself at the LYS).

The problem I'm currently dealing with: I ordered yarn for a project, then found a better yarn for it at the LYS while the order was in transit...so now I have a bunch of cotton-candy pink baby angora with no particular home in mind. (Which is awful, because I hate pink...)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Apple logo chart? on: December 11, 2006 02:19:38 AM
I was recently given a bunch of yarn, which was very nice, but it was not such a nice acrylic. Still, I can't stand seeing yarn go un-knitted, so I'm making a carrying case for my Mac Mini and another for the hand-me-down Powerbook I'm getting next week. And...well, of course they need proper logos! Anyone know where  can find such a chart?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: new techniques in 2007 on: December 02, 2006 03:46:15 PM
Finishing something bigger than a scarf, a hat, or socks. (That ADD gets me every time...)

And, as for a technique, I read an article on Knitty about knitting two socks at once on DPN's. I'm a DPN knitter, and though it looks crazy, I want to give it a try!
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