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1  Help me! Circ knitting AAHHHH! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by missknittypants on: October 21, 2007 05:52:59 PM
Someone please help!!!  This is already the neverending sweater- and now I'm stalled by my shitty knitting on DPNs.  The sweater is knit top down in the round with no seams (love it) but ever since I picked up stitches for the sleeves to knit on DPN I am hating it.

Here's my pretty, even stitches on Options circ needle

Here's the wonky stitches on Bamboo DPN

I decided to switch to metal DPN because I knit tight and blamed the Bamboo.  The stitches evened out a little but it is still laddering.

and also- a different spot

Yes I pulled the stitches as tight as possible before and after the join and I keep switching where the join is.  It is still obvoiusly loose with slight stretch on those areas.  Do you think it will even out when I block it? (yarn is Plymouth Encore something- part wool, mostly acrylic).

I have knit on DPN before (totally successful Fetching Mitts) I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  Maybe because the needles are big (US# 10) Huh What the hell- I'm so frustrated!!!

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2  Knit Coffee Sleeve in Knitting: Completed Projects by missknittypants on: September 04, 2007 08:01:44 PM
I made this coffee cozy as part of a Mother's Day gift for my mom this spring.  She is a Starbucks fiend so it was kind of a joke to make something to keep her numerous Venti Lattes extra hot like she likes them!!

I forgot all about making this until I saw the sweater SlickMariaVic is making on this thread

Thanks for looking!
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3  Re: Yarnholic Seeking to Start a Support Group in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by missknittypants on: May 15, 2007 09:16:34 AM
ok ok ok. my name is pacasha and i'm a yarnaholic. i have to admit that my yarn porn addiction is much worse than how much i buy (i haven't bought since march). in fact, i started reading this thread just to see pics of everyone's yarn (porn porn porn). i need to spend more time actually knitting than looking at yarn, and once my stash is smaller, devote that time to my family.
i would also like to lose about 50 lbs, so when i finally allow myself to buy yarn for a 'me' project, i will buy MUCH less yarn. anybody else in this situation?

I SO hear you!!  I spend more time online looking at yarn and projects than actually knitting.  Love that yarn porn!

I just weeded my stash.  It grew over 3 yrs or so.  Mostly acrylic and baby yarn and novelty.  It was making me feel guilty because I knew I would never use the stuff.  It took me some time to realize;
1. I hate making scarves
2. I way overestimate on how much yarn to buy
3. I deserve to use the best yarn I can afford

I organized and donated most of it to a nearby nursing home and gave my mom the novelty stuff (she loves scarf knitting  Tongue)
When my husband saw the whole stash on the bed, he didn't freak, he just said "did you rob a yarn store?"  It's step one for me.  I feel way better.

Gone!!!  Shocked

Stash now  Grin
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4  Re: Knitting faster? HOW? in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by missknittypants on: April 26, 2007 03:28:15 PM
Don't give up on knitting!!!

I had the same issues at first.  I am a lefty who has put in more time crocheting.  When I picked up knitting needles again, I just did what felt right without checking a book.  Turns out that is continental (I think because of crochet).  I didn't even know there was a name for it until a year later.  I also wrap the yarn with my left index finger when I make a knit st. instead of a true "pick".

It took me a long time to find a comfy purl method because using my finger was awkward- so I use my thumb to wrap.

Part one of wrap

Part 2 of wrap

Yarn hold

Just keep trying- if it feels good, then go for it!! Wink

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5  Re: Fingerless gloves - Knitty's "Fetching" in Knitting: Completed Projects by missknittypants on: April 18, 2007 03:51:14 PM
I can't take these off.  I'm so impressed with myself, they are my first attempt at cables.  As you can see, my 3 y/o is loving them too.  She's anxiously awaiting her own pair.

I used an ordinary bind off and it turned out very comfy

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