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  1. Needle Arts
    So accurate it is scary!
  2. Needle Arts
    I have had a dilemma for a long time, and I vaccilate back and forth about it. I knit and quilt both. I WANT to patronize my local yarn shops and quilt fabric shops, in order to help keep them open. (Seems like a new one opens and closes fairly quickly around here). Their prices are much...
  3. Needle Arts
    I am just learning how to knit (thanks to my MIL for those awesome knitting books for Christmas!). I was making a beret (pics to follow in a bit) and it calls for M1 increases. Whenever I do a M1, I always end up with a hole in the fabric. the finished item is cute, but i would prefer it without...
  4. Needle Arts
    I can do a basic knit and purl, a basic increase or decrease. So far I mostly knit square or rectangular things. But I really want to learn to knit sweaters! I know, they're probably really hard, but I'm willing to take the time. I just need to find a really good book or video to learn from...
  5. Leisure challenges
    I have read numerous sets of instructions and watched a youtube video (it went too fast), but I still can't figure it out. I always end up cheating by just increasing on the knit row.... okay, so I'm no perfectionist, but I AM frustratrated. What's the secret? How on earth can you purl in the...
  6. Needle Arts
    I've done scarves and dishcloths. I'd like to move onto something else, but I'm not sure what I should attempt. I was thinking maybe an easy hat? Can anyone recommend a pattern for a knitting newbie? I'm going to search for some online, but I'm curious to hear what you did as your first...
  7. Needle Arts
    Do you separate it by type? Like all your cottons for dishcloths in one basket/bin, acrylics in another, wool in another, etc? Now that I'm knitting more, I'm acquiring more yarn, and I'd like to figure out a way to organize it all. TIA :knit:
  8. Needle Arts
    I cannot knit. My mom tried to teach me years ago... Anyway I love this sweater and plan to pay someone to make this for me. It seems complicated ( my professional opinion lol) I want the sweater exactly except the decorative ball motif on the front. Any ideas how much something like this would...
  9. Needle Arts
    I bought the round and long loom sets over the weekend and have already done a couple of projects. (The snowman and an apple.) I'm working on the pumpkin which is very similar to the apple. I already bought the yarn to make a couple of newborn hats, mitts, and booties since I have two cousins...
  10. Needle Arts
    I've haven't done a pair of socks for years(when I was 12 and my Granny had to turn the heel)and those I did with 4 needles but a knitting friend told me recently that it is common now to use 5 needles as it aids in heel turning.Do any of you use 5 needles-is it more cumbersome-and does it help...
  11. Needle Arts
    what do you think?? http://www.herrschners.com/products/product.aspx?sku=017590 it says socks in the list of items you can make...
  12. Needle Arts
    http://www.fjsmjs.com/Mary/twinerug.htm
  13. Needle Arts
    How do you keep your stitches uniform? Does that just come with practice? I know some knitters knit "looser" than others. I know about gauge (sp?), but because I haven't been making anything yet (just practicing casting on and the knit stitch), I haven't pursued that any. So is it just...
  14. Needle Arts
    Aluminum, plastic, bamboo, or...? I've tried all three of those, and so far I like the aluminum best. I've found by reading online that what type one uses is a personal choice, and most people feel strongly about what they use. So do you have a favorite kind, or does it depend on the project?
  15. Needle Arts
    do you use for knitting? Do you use continental or do you throw your yarn? I learned by throwing the yarn, but I want to learn continental style, as I have heard it makes it go much faster.
  16. Needle Arts
    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/index.html
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    I want to use this pattern ( http://siviaharding.com/Mittens.html )to make a pair of mittens for dd. In the directions for the thumb, it says to What is a backwards loop cast on?? I have books here that say nothing about that one.
  18. Needle Arts
    First, where/how do you store your needles? I have 4 pairs of 14" straight needles, 2 pairs of double ended needles, and 4 pairs of circular needles. How the heck do I store them? Also, I haven't yet used the circular needles (one them in an auction). What do you use them for mostly? Hats? or...
  19. Needle Arts
    Knifty Knitter Scarves Finally me and Ryan were able to take our quik knit class. The loom is made by a company called Knifty Knitters. The lady teaching the class got them from Provo Crafts. They are sold at Michaels and A.C. Moore but so far our JoAnns and Walmart do not carry them. They...
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