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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Butterfly Pillowcase on: January 23, 2007 06:29:59 AM
That is beautiful- very nicely done.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone else gasp at the thought of spending $150+ on yarn for 1 project? on: January 06, 2007 08:36:27 AM
Whilst I agree completely that you're paying for the hours of entertainment as well as the finished object I could never bring myself to spend that much for one item.   I just don't have the money to justify it.  For my great yarn fix I look out for bargains and make things I can make with just a couple of skeins.   If money was no object though I wouldn't think twice about it.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Again-With-The-Cherries-headband on: December 30, 2006 09:25:23 AM
I like that a lot  Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Armpit knitting - how do I stop? on: October 29, 2006 02:23:26 AM
It was being teased a little too much for doing this by the auntie teaching me to knit that put me off knitting when I was a kid.  When I first taught myself to knit as an adult I was a pit knitter too for a while, but I thought it would probably make using circular needles and DPN's difficult so I stopped doing it.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Jay walker question on: October 28, 2006 03:40:42 AM
I got some lovely handpainted sock yarn for my birthday and I wanted to make a pair of jay walker socks with it.  I cast on last night but I am just struggling too much to get the first round done with 5 needles. Is there any reason why I can't knit this pattern on 4 needles instead?

I've read through the pattern and didn't notice any reason why not, but I would hate to get half way through my first sock and find I needed to do it on 5 needles.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Arghhhh... bamboo... on: October 27, 2006 03:49:34 AM
I hate bamboo needles too, my gauge tends to be pretty loose but even so with the smaller sizes I often feel like they're going to snap whilst I'm working with them.  Even with pure wool I still find they make me cringe, the only fibre that I've found ok to work with them was cotton.

I bought a few pairs from a charity shop when I started knitting because so many people rave about them, but it was the frustration of having to work with them again because I only had that size in bamboo that finally convinced me a set of Denises was worth the money.

I use metal DPN's and love them- the stitches glide, but I haven't had a problem with them gliding off too past and because I don't have to work to push them off I don't accidently push them all off the end.

7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: October 25, 2006 12:51:10 PM
When I undid the waste yarn and put the thumb stitches onto my 2 DPN's, I had an extra stitch on top and on the bottom.  Did anyone else have this problem? 
I just picked up 1 stitch in the gap on each side to keep the stitch count at 17, and it worked out fine.  But I was wondering if you guys know how I could have gotten 2 extra stitches.

I have made 2 pairs now (can't find my cam so am yet to post pics) but I had the same issue with their being an extra stitch on the top and the bottom.  I'm sure I've seen someone else mention in on this thread so I didn't give it too much thought.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Curiously Clever Clogs anyone? on: October 21, 2006 11:16:26 AM
those are fantastic... but $7 for the pattern.... I'll bet that's US dollars, too, right?  That's a lot...

That's what I thought- for a garment I wouldn't mind paying that much but for slippers it seems a little steep.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gauge Question on: October 20, 2006 12:22:25 PM
I would think you would need to do a gauge swatch with the yarn doubled, then measure the swatch and find out how many stitches you have per inch, then use that number to work out how many stitches you need to cast on.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: October 20, 2006 07:01:00 AM
Sorry, after my last post I had to dash off to work. Here's the yahoo link. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Clapotisknitalong2005/


Thanks Sue- looks like the group isn't accepting new members right now anyway  Sad  Does anyone know how long the group's membership has been closed and when its likely to reopen?
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