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post #41 of 275
Julie-Wow! You are doing great!!! The loops sucked! :LOL But, mine are done finally.

MallowMom-I am in the knit for inches part too.

Monica-Your yarn BETTER come today!!! :LOL How are your Fuzzy Feet coming?

T Have you guys seen the new Felted Family Mocs pattern at LTK? They look really cute! I was going to make the Moc Booties for my kids for Christmas and then the Fuzzy Feet for my dh and I but I think it would be cute to make the Family pattern so they would all match. Who knows............. I have a felted boot pattern in my Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles book that I was looking at doing too. I just can't make up my mind. :

T still-Monica-What size booties did you make for your dd? Did you find the pattern to be true to size? My ds wears a size 11 shoe so I thought I'd make the 3T size but he wouldn't have much room to grow. What do you think?
post #42 of 275
Thread Starter 
Aurora, I can't find my moc bootie pattern sheet but I made the biggest size- I think that was 3T for my dd. My guage tightened up and these were almost too small for her- she is a size 9 shoe. It depends, I think if your gauge stays true whether they run big or small. the 2T size fits my 19 moth old (shoe size 7.

My fuzzy foot is not going well. It was going fabulous until I had to pick up stitches to join the heal flap to begin knitting the instep. I had never picked up stitches before so I must have grabbed the wrong threads and had too many on one side and so reduced the next row and it looks funky but I'm continuing so I can use it as a learning sock.

Happy knitting. I'll be watching for the mailman...
post #43 of 275
Thread Starter 

gauge swatchin' the night away....

How is everyone doing?

My yarn arrived at last! Yippee! Now I have to do the hard part but I can't wait.

I have doing gauge swatches- didn't get gauge on 7s, or 6s and am almost there on 5s (which I had to run out and buy). I know I knit tighter in the round so I think 5s will do it.

I was so bummed about my giant sock-just gave up...I returned the needles and exchanged them for the 5s and 3s for the longies. It's a relief not to have to finish it, though LOL
post #44 of 275
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Originally posted by Aurora
T Have you guys seen the new Felted Family Mocs pattern at LTK? They look really cute! I was going to make the Moc Booties for my kids for Christmas and then the Fuzzy Feet for my dh and I but I think it would be cute to make the Family pattern so they would all match.
YES!!! I have seen them and am thinking of all the ppl I can cross off my Christmas list by making the felted mocs... I think I'll order the pattern and maybe some yarn next payday.
post #45 of 275

Re: gauge swatchin' the night away....

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Originally posted by MamaMonica
How is everyone doing?

My yarn arrived at last! Yippee! Now I have to do the hard part but I can't wait.

I have doing gauge swatches- didn't get gauge on 7s, or 6s and am almost there on 5s (which I had to run out and buy). I know I knit tighter in the round so I think 5s will do it.

I was so bummed about my giant sock-just gave up...I returned the needles and exchanged them for the 5s and 3s for the longies. It's a relief not to have to finish it, though LOL
YAY for the yarn!!! I'm so glad it finally arrived! I am suprised that you are down to size 5's for gague! Good thing you did a gague swatch, huh?

Sorry about your giant sock. That stinks.

I'm still knitting the body. I think I only will have a couple more rows till it's long enough, so maybe tonight I will finish that and my shaping rounds. I'll have to take a break after that though to practice doing the kitcheneer stitch. I read over the pattern and am a little confused. I think I'll be able to figure it out if I concentrate hard enough though, lol. Now I also think I will run out of yarn. I asked Theresa if I had enough to do a med pr and she told me I did, but then I changed my mind and switched to a large (which will probably be too big for Bret now that I see it coming together : ). So I have to hope that the yarn shop has another hank of the same dye lot. Maybe I'll go in tomorrow or something and get another. They are going to be sick of seeing me in there by the time these pants are done! :LOL

Hope everyone else is coming along well... won't it be fun when we're all done???
post #46 of 275
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Good luck, Julie. You are really buzzing along! I am thinking I'll need to practice the kitchener stitch too.

I hope you can get more yarn to match.

I bought the felted moc pattern and ordered some yarn- now I'm thinking I didn't order enough- someone will get a half lavendar and green moc if I run out of neutral colors. I was thinking Christmas list, too. Those look very do-able.

OK- WHAT IS THE LONG TAIL CAST ON????!! I want to do this right and only know the knit or thumb loop cast on. I have been using either of those very other time it said long tail-- but these pants are my first major project and I want to start right...
post #47 of 275
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Originally posted by MamaMonica
OK- WHAT IS THE LONG TAIL CAST ON????!! I want to do this right and only know the knit or thumb loop cast on. I have been using either of those very other time it said long tail-- but these pants are my first major project and I want to start right...
It is also known as the "sling shot" method... the one where you make a "Y" shape w/ the yarn in your left hand. Do you kwim? I did a Google search for "long tail cast on" and came up w/ links that showed it as the "sling shot cast on." There is also a video on that website I posted on the other thread that shows it. HTH~
post #48 of 275
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Thanks! I can do that way...but I'm halfway thru theknit cast on. Oh, dilemmas.
post #49 of 275
Am I holding my knitting the wrong way? I just saw a site that showed someone holding their project (knit in the round) w/ the outside facing in and that was apparantly "wrong." That's how I've been doing mine... but I just flip it inside out and it is the right way. If I knitted it w/ the outside facing out the work would be on top of the needles when I knit... is that right? Good heavens, I hope I'm doing it ok!
post #50 of 275
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jUlie, I am also knitting with the finished part going below my needles. I think this right because pictures always show stuff going below needles. I still have 2 rows of ribbing to go so I don't know which is RS yet (until I get to stockinette).

I'm pretty sure I'm knitting the way you are- I had RS out on my bucket hats when I knitted those and it worked.

I hope someone who finished the longies can chime in here. with a definitive answer.
post #51 of 275
If you're using circular needles, the work should be below the needles. So it sounds like you're doing it just fine.

I've only managed to get a little bit more done on my longies... I've been really busy and just haven't had a chance to sit down and knit.
post #52 of 275
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Originally posted by MallowMom
If you're using circular needles, the work should be below the needles. So it sounds like you're doing it just fine.
Oh thank you! I feel much better about it now... I was a little worried that I was doing it all wrong! *whew*
post #53 of 275
Oh dear, there is hitch in my knitting. I am terribly confused about the kitchener part of my longies. I posted this on the LTK forum, but thought I'd post here too.

"I am a bit confused about how to go about doing the kitchener part of my longies. It says to place 6 stitches on a stitch holder... do I just slip them off the working needle and put them on the holder? Or do you knit them onto the holder?

Also, once you put the stitches on the holder, you just keep knitting around like normal till the next stitches that need to get put on the holder? What about the working yarn? Won't there be a big loop if the stitches are not knit onto the holder?

And another... what are the crotch stitches? Are they just the 6 stitches put on the holders? So I would only have to kitchener 6 stitches? "

Does anyone know what I am talking about? Can anyone help me please??? Please???

ETA that a book I have says to place the stitches onto 2 needles and then to break the working yarn, leaving a long tail to do the kitchener w/. I am terrified of cutting my yarn! Is that what you are supposed to do???
post #54 of 275
oh my gosh, how scary. julie, i have absolutely no answers for you but i hope you get some.

you all will be done your longies before i even really get started. i'm still working on my gauge swatch. sloooooooooooow. now i need to get some sleep.

i can't wait to see pictures of your finished projects!
post #55 of 275
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I hope you get some answers Julie. Good luck on the gauge swatch, Chrissy. I wanted to finish my 5 inches down of stockinette tonight but ds keeps waking up and I need to go nurse... I have another inch and a half to go and there is a dropped stitch way down by the ribbing I am going to leave- is that OK? I have enough stitches on my needle.

I also went to 24 inch needles- (am doing size large) because on the 16 inchers I kept dropping stitches like crazy. These are working so far.

Good luck everyone... must go nurse instead of knitting. No time even at night LOL
post #56 of 275
Disclaimer - please ignore me if I'm confusing anyone - I'm pretty lax about following patterns, but I thought I could answer some of the kitchener questions, since I've done it a few times.

pb&j - I hope you figured this out. What I do: knit across the crotch stitches, and THEN slip them on a stitch holder. Then, as you described, I knit around the one side until I get back around to the crotch area, knit those stitches, slip them on a stitch holder. That's when you're supposed to do the kitchener stitch, I think. I prefer to just keep the crotch stitches on the holder until I have the legs done - then I go back and do the kitchener.

As you said, the crotch stitches are those six stitches in the front and the six stitches in the back that you put on the holder - you just kitchener these 12 stitches together (I'm doing the small size, so it's 4 in front, 4 in back for a total of 8). If you have access to the other end of your yarn, just cut 20 or so inches of this to do the seam with. You won't have to break the yarn that way, if it's in a good place to start one of the legs. Does that make sense? Besides, you want tails on both ends of the kitchener seam left hanging, to tighten up any holes when you're done.

The kitchener did take me a try or two to figure out, but it's a beautiful way to join the seam invisibly - now that I know how to do it, I love it! I don't think I could explain it better than the pattern does. It's been easier for me since i started doing it very, very loosely, and then tightening it up stitch by stitch after I'm all the way across.

I'm just starting the second leg. I'm adding makeshift booties on this pair, too. They're off-white wool-ease with confetti sprinkles in primary colors. I think they'll be pretty cute. My bootie feet (at least the one I have done) look a little too big, but it'll be alright. No baby to measure against, yet!

Happy knitting, everyone!
post #57 of 275
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Forget my question. It's not a dropped stitch but a stretched out area where I picked up a stitch with my giant crocket hook and it never tightened up. It's loose and yucky in that place. Is that fixable by maybe wetting and drying with a hairdryer or something (OK my noviceness is showing...)
post #58 of 275
Monica-I have no idea about the loose part.........Sorry.

I'm still knitting for inches, I just haven't had much time. You all know how that is right?

Good luck mamas!
post #59 of 275
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How is everyone doing? Julie- how is it going with the complicated stuff?

I just finished the short rows with only one unsightly glitch- but it is hidden by the varigated yarn. It was a problem with purling the wrap. That was a doozy to figure out.

I'll be knitting 3 inches before I have to hyperventilate again.
post #60 of 275
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Originally posted by panda
pb&j - I hope you figured this out. What I do: knit across the crotch stitches, and THEN slip them on a stitch holder. Then, as you described, I knit around the one side until I get back around to the crotch area, knit those stitches, slip them on a stitch holder. That's when you're supposed to do the kitchener stitch, I think. I prefer to just keep the crotch stitches on the holder until I have the legs done - then I go back and do the kitchener.
Ok, this is me: I totally do not get this! Panda, thank you for your help! It made sense as I read it, but when I tried it I got confused again. This is a picture of what is going on. The horizontal needle is my "stitch holder (you can see the marker for the beginning of the rounds there) and the working yarn is to the left of that needle, ready to be knit onto the left side (as you look at it on the pic). But, how do I keep knitting??? : The other circular needle is back on the other side of the stitches on the holder, so if I used that needle, I would have to go across the crotch stitches. That does not seem right to me. WAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! How do you do this???
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