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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-16-2006, 06:42 AM
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Posted By foldedbird
Very, very cool! Congrats on your first socks...

Very, very cool! Congrats on your first socks ever!!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-16-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By foldedbird
Or, you could rip back the hem about an inch or...

Or, you could rip back the hem about an inch or so, and re-knit the brim in ribbing.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-16-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By foldedbird
My jaywalkers are too...unjaywalkin'.

Hey yall

I knitted up a Jaywalker (http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/jaywalker.htm) sock with Regia Stretch (http://www.theknitter.com/stretch.html). Probably not the smartest choice of yarn for...
Forum: General Knitting 08-11-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By foldedbird
Well, they came from the Holy Grail...what did...

Well, they came from the Holy Grail...what did you expect?!
Forum: General Knitting 08-11-2006, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By foldedbird
AWWWW! :muah: :yay: :star: :yay: Gold stars...

AWWWW! :muah: :yay: :star: :yay: Gold stars and applause for our newest knitter!
:star: :yay: :star:
Forum: General Knitting 08-11-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By foldedbird
:shrug: I guess! It really just didn't dawn on...

:shrug: I guess! It really just didn't dawn on me, she's been wearing sandals for about a year straight. Her very most favorite pair, ya know? Heck, if nothing else, she can knit herself some velcroe...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By foldedbird
TOTALLY awesome, yarnfreak! I'm glad she had a...

TOTALLY awesome, yarnfreak! I'm glad she had a good time with it. I do hope you'll post a picture of her "knitting".
Funny story about kids and knitting: I've been telling everyone today that at...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By foldedbird
Kristin, you're very welcome! Don't think for a...

Kristin, you're very welcome! Don't think for a second I didn't boo-hoo like a big baby when the kids got on that bus! Tomorrow is day 4 of school-adventures, and then a weekend already! I'm secretly...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-10-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,953
Posted By foldedbird
Kudos for hanging in there!

Kudos for hanging in there!
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
Oh, DUH! Thanks, kempest! :teehee:

Oh, DUH! Thanks, kempest! :teehee:
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
Where on earth do you live that bannanas cost...

Where on earth do you live that bannanas cost that much??
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
HOLLY CRAP! You mean regular old bannanas?

HOLLY CRAP! You mean regular old bannanas?
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
I wish I knew more about kg... ours are like......

I wish I knew more about kg... ours are like... $0.42 a lb.
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
MY birthday is in 2 months!! I want choccy...

MY birthday is in 2 months!! I want choccy seashell thingies.

I hear ya bout the lack o' yarn in the area. My closest yarn store is about 40 miles away. Yip-freaking-ee! Probably a good thing,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
Or waste your choklit money! One more thing...

Or waste your choklit money! One more thing though, *do* get the best yarn you can afford, and keep an eye on this here forum. The ladies (and our token mens) are always posting yarn sales, their...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By foldedbird
I was pretty excited to see the worksheet for the...

I was pretty excited to see the worksheet for the UTUSF, actually. I have a pair of socks to knit on my UFO List (did anyone else but mintee and meee join UFO August) for my son, and thought I'd...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By foldedbird
/me reccomends a book like Knitting Vintage Socks...

/me reccomends a book like Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. There are several toe and heel options for you to try, like wide toes, star point toes, etc. that have a MUCH better fit than standard...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,840
Posted By foldedbird
I almost *never* use the yarn that the pattern...

I almost *never* use the yarn that the pattern calls for, and I'll think you'll find most knitters do the same. There are lots of yarns out there that are much more afordable than $25 for a scarf!...
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By foldedbird
Oh, well darn it! Hmm... maybe she can knit with...

Oh, well darn it! Hmm... maybe she can knit with popsicle sticks? hehe.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By foldedbird
Sounds like you might mean M1, make 1. It's a...

Sounds like you might mean M1, make 1. It's a type of increase. You can find further explination here http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/ with links to videos.
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By foldedbird
You could always let the little one pick out a...

You could always let the little one pick out a ball of his or her very own yarn, and give him/her some chunky needles to play with while you two "knit" together. I did that with my youngest one, and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-10-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,953
Posted By foldedbird
Love the blanket. Bless you for using a "normal"...

Love the blanket. Bless you for using a "normal" color. Is it a gift?
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By foldedbird
I think I finally figured out the dealie-o why...

I think I finally figured out the dealie-o why the kids go early and get out early here. From what I've *heard*, they only have to attend 108 days of school per year here. Where I grew up, it had to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-09-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By foldedbird
I am NOT going to laugh, I'm going to :cheering:...

I am NOT going to laugh, I'm going to :cheering: you for being smart about it! It's a great idea to practice new techniques before you do them "officially", its really the best way I think.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-09-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By foldedbird
You're welcome :). Whatcha makin, anyway?

You're welcome :). Whatcha makin, anyway?
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