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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-25-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,551
Posted By mojo11
FO: Angry Birds Hat

So my grandson, who'll turn three next month, is crazy for the game Angry Birds. The story goes that he even fixed the internet connection on his mom's phone once when he was 2 so he could play. So...
Forum: The Lounge 02-22-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By mojo11
Any time you want to feel better about your knitting...

Just have a look at this (http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/ive-seen-future-mens-fashion-slideshow/-photo-2567322-210500589.html)... or this...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,240
Posted By mojo11
Oh wow, small world eh? I only live about a mile...

Oh wow, small world eh? I only live about a mile and a half from Great Yarns. Wonder if we've ever bumped into each other there and didn't know it. Wendy and I were just there last weekend......
Forum: How-to Questions 02-11-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By mojo11
What she said ^^

What she said ^^
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,383
Posted By mojo11
I'd say you pulled yourself out of the quagmire...

I'd say you pulled yourself out of the quagmire just fine! And I imagine Arlene won't care about the extra button either.

I have a sweater that's been on the needles for almost a year too. I've...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,976
Posted By mojo11
LOVE these colors... quite an impressive job. ...

LOVE these colors... quite an impressive job. Sequins send me up the wall... especially the really tiny ones, so good on ya for the patience (and dexterity!) required there!
Forum: The Lounge 02-11-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By mojo11
Photography being my first love, I'm always...

Photography being my first love, I'm always looking for interesting bits like these. One of my favorite collections is from 1950-1915 in Czarist Russia.

We tend to think of color photography in the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By mojo11
There was an exhibit mounted at a local art...

There was an exhibit mounted at a local art gallery here last summer by a crochet artist named Olek who did full body suits crocheted from balloons (not inflated ones obviously). Not sure why she...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By mojo11
Not at all. Even if you DO have to cut out a few...

Not at all. Even if you DO have to cut out a few fuzzy spots, Encore is a perfectly good yarn. And I should hasten to add that I'm not saying that you will have to work around this, just that even...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By mojo11
There may be people who pick up needles and yarn...

There may be people who pick up needles and yarn and just begin knitting and never have a worry about it. I've never met anybody personally who could make that claim, but I'm sure that there are...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-27-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,224
Posted By mojo11
Duplicate stitch isn't my best thing either, but...

Duplicate stitch isn't my best thing either, but I'd rather do it that way than intarsia! Really NICE work on the hat! :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-25-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,325
Posted By mojo11
Okay, notes in hand now. I was close on the CO...

Okay, notes in hand now. I was close on the CO but not quite.
So.

CO a multiple of 10 sts + 1. It's knit lengthwise, so the CO will determine your finished length.

Then:

k one row. This is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,325
Posted By mojo11
Just heard back and Wendy's got no issues...

Just heard back and Wendy's got no issues sharing. I didn't think she would -- she's cool that way. But I'll have to look at the notes she wrote out for everything but the pattern repeat. There's...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,325
Posted By mojo11
Oh I like that idea! In fact, if I'd had blues...

Oh I like that idea! In fact, if I'd had blues instead of greys, I'd probably have done that myself.

Wendy wrote out the pattern by hand, and I'm virtually certain she wouldn't mind sharing it. ...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-24-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By mojo11
Those are COOL! I gotta try that out.

Those are COOL! I gotta try that out.
Forum: Charity Knitting 01-23-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,188
Posted By mojo11
I don't see why not. There's a thread in one of...

I don't see why not. There's a thread in one of the other forums where folks are passing around pet blankets and each person adds ... 5 or 10 rows to it (I think) and sends it on to the next person....
Forum: The Lounge 01-22-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By mojo11
Ni-i-i-ice! that's gotta be a thrill for both of...

Ni-i-i-ice! that's gotta be a thrill for both of them. :yay: And they clean up real nice too!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,292
Posted By mojo11
Very cool concept and wonderful execution! This...

Very cool concept and wonderful execution! This reminds me a little bit of the "Solar System Sweater" a friend of ours made for her son who's around the same age.

As for the sleeves/no sleeves...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,003
Posted By mojo11
If I wind it, it's going to be the round ball...

If I wind it, it's going to be the round ball with the center pull that you keep in a bag to keep it from rolling around, but feeds like butter from the first yard to the last; i.e. no big wad of...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By mojo11
The easiest way to remember it is: If your'e...

The easiest way to remember it is:
If your'e doing ribbing, whatever you did in the previous row at that stitch (knit or purl) do that again.
If you're doing seed stitch, whatever you did (knit or...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By mojo11
I haven't tried machine drying the Cascade, but I...

I haven't tried machine drying the Cascade, but I did do it with some superwash merino I used in a shawl. It shrunk slightly in the dryer, but that was okay... it made it snap into shape really...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By mojo11
The Cascade 128 Superwash is soft, not at all...

The Cascade 128 Superwash is soft, not at all scratchy and machine washable in cold water without shrinking. I think the label says you can tumble dry on low, but it dries fast enough flat. I used...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By mojo11
Looks like they're stranding the fingering weight...

Looks like they're stranding the fingering weight together with the bulky stuff for part of the pattern anyway, so if you're planning on doing that part of the pattern, you'll actually be working...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By mojo11
I've worked from both ends of the same ball and...

I've worked from both ends of the same ball and from two different balls, and noticed that using two usually results in LESS twisting together, but it won't eliminate it altogether.

Normally I'll...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By mojo11
:cheering: Very impressive! Perseverance...

:cheering: Very impressive! Perseverance Furthers, as they say. And this is a bunch of stitches -- especially for a first project. An excellent job!
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