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May 4, 2019 21:02:40   #
This may be old hat for many of you, but new to me.

I'm reading "Knitting Without Tears" by Elizabeth Zimmerman. At the end of Chapter 2 she added a P.P.S., quote "Some directions give you vertical row gauge as well as the horizontal stich gauge. I have yet to find a good use for a vertical row gauge, since vertical measurements are easier to handle in inches."

I have knitted many swatches, never achieving horizontal AND vertical gauge for a specific project. She has set me free! Hope it helps others.
Apr 25, 2019 14:55:41   #
If only the meat grinder would work that way. (sigh)
Apr 25, 2019 14:51:32   #
Happy Birthday Dee! Nice to know you will have a lovely day.

I have tried to do justice to your patterns; Thurmont, Lilyanna, and Quaking Aspen is now ready for blocking. But my very favorite, and 'go-to' shawl is Caine.
I always get excited when you announce a new pattern.

Best regards, Linda
Apr 16, 2019 10:54:50   #
I own a few fixed circular ChiaoGoo that have that type of bend. As far as I know there are only 4" and 5" interchangeable sets and neither set have the bends in your picture. If you want a 16" circular for hats, you will have to use the 4" set. With ChiaoGoo there is no other option, unless you use dpn's or magic loop.

I think the above is also true for other brands of interchangeables.
Apr 11, 2019 05:58:33   #
Most important lesson is 'don't limit yourself'.
I was very stubborn, didn't want to learn to knit on circulars. Now that is all I use.
Was afraid to fail with several techniques...cables and other 'fancy' stitches. Now I do them successfully.
Next to conquer is reading charts. They confuse me. Hoping to use them for at least one item in the next couple of months.
Mar 29, 2019 13:43:26   #
Mar 7, 2019 14:44:07   #
I too love to use Amazon and have Prime membership. One thing to consider is getting their Amazon/Chase credit card. With it you earn "points" that are used to purchase goods on their website. Last year was our first year using it and it more than paid for our annual Prime membership.
Mar 2, 2019 10:21:53   #
How clever are you? I'll be trying that in the very near future. Thanx.
Feb 25, 2019 03:47:01   #
Hi Judy, I live just down I-5 from you, so maybe we have the same kind of ants...they go for sweet things, NOT greasy things.

I use a solution of 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and a squirt of Dawn in a gallon of water. I use a spray bottle and aim the spray toward their entry spots, as well as everywhere I see them. I get them, for the most part, in the Spring, and every hot days.

This solution works every well. They die immediately and don't come back for 10-14 days, once you can zone in to where they are entering your home. I spray occasionally for preventive maintenance.

Sure hope this helps you.

Feb 10, 2019 13:39:44   #
I agree with all of the previous comments, these tips and cables are the least for me.

I have only one caution for you. If you already or plan to knit lots of hats, get the 4" tip set. They come with an 8" cable to make a 16" circular. A 5" tip will NOT work with that cable.
Feb 3, 2019 16:37:17   #
Love my Chiaogoo's too. Best investment I've made in knitting tools.
Jan 29, 2019 11:39:58   #
What a marvelous little dress. Your shadow box idea is a true winner.
Jan 24, 2019 15:30:02   #
I learned to knit from a neighbor when I was 9. She taught me right-handed, thank goodness. I am very left-handed and am still very thankful to be a right-handed knitter. Also, I do consider it a great mistake by teaching myself (pre-YouTube) to croquet left-handed.

Yes, I do have to contend to a right-handed world, but really how many left-handed patterns are there in comparison to right-handed?
Jan 18, 2019 00:16:18   #
Hi and Welcome from southwestern Washington state, just west of what is left of Mount St Helens.
Jan 14, 2019 10:11:08   #
Now that you have a swatch, wash and block it as you would a completed garment. I think you will be happy with the results. Been there, done that.
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