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post #81 of 132
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When do you guys knit?
Any chance I get, off & on all day (and night). I knit while my girls eat breakfast, while sitting on the floor reading to them, in the car (I don't have a license so any time we're in the car, I knit), while watching movies with dh a couple times a week & late at night when/if I finish with my WAH business sewing.

Did I mention that I hardly ever sleep? :LOL
post #82 of 132
I get about 30 minutes a day, during the evenings. Not nearly enough time. Why oh why did I not do it when I was pregnant???
post #83 of 132
I knit whenever I can - seems to be when we go on roadtrips (once a month) and when both babes are sleeping at the same time (so not that often!).... to boot, I am also incredibly slow. I do love knitting though. One of the things I love about it is that it is so meditative - I find that it relaxes me. At the same time it is an art form. I don't know if you have read

...

Stitch and Bitch - one of the sections in the book that I really connected with is when she writes about knitting's long history. Knitting really agrees with me, the me that is a 'postmodern, feminist, academic, stay-at-home-mum who has no craft or home-making skills.
post #84 of 132
It is probably a bit late to be asking this but has anyone made a medium pair with LTK yarn and if so, how many skeins did it take? I am to the crotch area and quickly running out of yarn I kept meaning to ask Theresa how many skeins I would need but forgot. If I have enough for shorts, I might just do that.
post #85 of 132
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Originally posted by thechrysalis
It is probably a bit late to be asking this but has anyone made a medium pair with LTK yarn and if so, how many skeins did it take? I am to the crotch area and quickly running out of yarn I kept meaning to ask Theresa how many skeins I would need but forgot. If I have enough for shorts, I might just do that.
I haven't made a med, but my large pr def took 2 skeins. How much do you have left?
post #86 of 132
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I keep forgetting to mention that I got my F&F pattern. This thing is AWESOME! I love it... and I really like that you can use any yarn or needles for any size person. I told dh that I would make him a pr too... just kidding on that, lol.

Anyway, I am working on a pr for my 4 yo and it's coming along pretty well. I'm almost to the legs, but I will have to go get some dpn's of the right size since I don't have any in the right size.

Oh, almost forgot that there are no short rows in this pattern, though if you wanted them you could easily add them in.
post #87 of 132
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Originally posted by pb_and_j
I haven't made a med, but my large pr def took 2 skeins. How much do you have left?
ACK! I have a ball the size of a small fist. I guess I will be ordering myself some more yarn!
post #88 of 132
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Originally posted by thechrysalis
It is probably a bit late to be asking this but has anyone made a medium pair with LTK yarn and if so, how many skeins did it take? I am to the crotch area and quickly running out of yarn I kept meaning to ask Theresa how many skeins I would need but forgot. If I have enough for shorts, I might just do that.
I am making a pair of med. size Longies right now. I have about 4 inches to go on the first leg and I am afraid I will run out too. I always think I won't have enough yarn though. :LOL Let us know if you talk to Theresa!
post #89 of 132
More questions! I'm trying to do the kitchener stitch. On the instructions it says that the front needle will be the "knit needle" and the back the "purl needle" but then the Set Up part says to insert needle as if to purl the first stitch on the front needle. : That contradicts the above instructions.

Then there is a section immediately after that says
**Insert yarn needle as if to knit...etc

I'm confused. What is the "Set Up" part? Do I skip that and go straight to the ** section?? Also, the ** section says to remove the stitch from the circular needle. Does she mean remove from the stitch holder?

I'm sure I sound completely stupid here but I have a really hard time following written instructions without someone actually showing me. TIA!!
post #90 of 132
Okay, I found a video online and *think* I understand. I'm going to try it after I get my toddler to bed. Wish me luck!
post #91 of 132
share video!!! please!
post #92 of 132
Thread Starter 
Follow the instructions EXACTLY to do the kitchener st. It will work, I promise! Make sure that you have the wrong sides facing each other (right sides facing out). Keep the working yarn BELOW the needles. The set up part gets the yarn in the right position to start, so you do the set up, then proceed between the ** **'s.

The "needle" you insert is the yarn needle, not the knitting needle.

I can't seem to find the video right now... if anyone has the link, please post it!
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post #94 of 132
What Julie said. :LOL

Good luck! It is pretty fun when you get the hang of it.
post #95 of 132
Yeah! I did it! You guys are right, that was fun! Although I can see that I have about 4 more stitches on one side than the other. Oh well. I just threaded one leg onto the dreaded dpn's - this looks really hard as I've never done it before. I'm assuming I just knit onto a new dpn and as the stitches drop off the old needle, use that needle for the next set, etc and just keep going round and round like that.

And I apologize for hogging this thread with my questions!! You guys are so helpful
post #96 of 132
I'm getting so frustrated...sigh
I decided to just make shorties since I only have the one skein of yarn. So I decided to do a seed stitch hem since it looked so cool on PB_J's longies. I finished the first leg pretty easy (I'm doing the seed stitch in a different color) but the second leg is giving me fits for some reason. I've already ripped it out twice but still, somehow when I get back around to where I first started, I'm missing a stitch. How can I keep dropping a stitch and not realizing it? I guess that is what is happening. Anyhow, I am just trying to get this hem done so I can move on to another project. I'm getting tired and discouraged with this one

If I ever finish, I will post a pic.
post #97 of 132
thechrysalis

I bet the seed stitch looks so cute! I am going to try that on my pair of shorts too. I am almost done(like only 1/2 inch left to do) with my pair of med. longies and I just barely didn't have enough yarn with the one skein.

Do post pictures!
post #98 of 132
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Originally posted by thechrysalis
I decided to just make shorties since I only have the one skein of yarn. So I decided to do a seed stitch hem since it looked so cool on PB_J's longies. I finished the first leg pretty easy (I'm doing the seed stitch in a different color) but the second leg is giving me fits for some reason. I've already ripped it out twice but still, somehow when I get back around to where I first started, I'm missing a stitch. How can I keep dropping a stitch and not realizing it? I guess that is what is happening.
Are you sure you're dropping a stitch? What is happening exactly? You can always do a decrease before you start the seed st so you get the right amt of sts. I actually decreased a few sts around the legs before starting the seed st.

Mine are not perfect and that stupid seed st gave me fits too... I think I ripped out each hem a couple times. I didn't mark the beg of the round on the legs, so they're a little uneven if you look closely at them (dykwim?) They ended up looking good I think, but not perfect. I just got tired of doing it and ripping so I just settled for the way they look... and I don't think you can really tell anyway unless you are really picky like me.

I bet they are going to look great
post #99 of 132
Oh I hear you on the frustration. I started way before you and you're already way ahead of me, lol.

Knitting is wonderful, I love love love it but it can frustrate me like nothing else.
post #100 of 132
And I thought I'm the only one working on longies in spring. Just wanted to pop in to say hi. I'm working on my first longies for my 1 month old, size small (it looks very long for her now). I finished the first leg plus feeties and currently working on the second leg ribbing. I'm running really low on yarn though, hopefully I would have enough for the feeties. Otherwise, I guess I would have to remove the feeties from the first one.
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