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Hi all, saw you on the spotlight. It's funny that it popped up because I had just been thinking of looking for a knitting community.

Questions below the cut- include how to make a hat, how to weave in and what to do when you didn't weave in.
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EDIT- I'm already on Ravelry, so I know about it. My name is IRemainNameless if anyone is interested in adding me.
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Okay, so I'm going to start myself a blanket. A full-size one, so it's going to take me forever. But my question is this: the pattern says the finished size will be 45" x 60", so.. what size cables should I use on my interchangable needles to accommodate for this without being too much cable? Would 36" be enough? Too much? I really have no idea....

Oh, and what's the best cast on to use for a blanket??

(The pattern, if you're curious is Fabulous Felines Rajah's Blanket.)
03 May 2010 @ 07:00 pm
Hey-lo chaps and chapettes!

I'm Mosey, and I've been knitting for about 15 years now. Well, I say that, but actually my grandma taught me to knit when I was about 7, then I ignored it for a few years, at which point I made a mega scarf that was about 3 metres long - I had no idea how to cast off so I had to wait for my mum to be free to do it for me!

A few years ago I decided I wanted to have some fingerless gloves to wear whilst in my chilly office, so I found a pattern on knitty.com (Fetching, if you want to know), ran down to John Lewis on my lunch break and grabbed the "ingredients"! This was a great pattern to restart on as it taught me about cabling, knitting in the round and ribbing.

I've done quite a bit of knitting now, but I never have the motivation to finish things! I almost completed a gorgeous cardigan made with sparkly Kidsilk. I finished it all, but one sleeve turned out to be a completely different (incorrect) size, and I simply felt too annoyed with myself to redo it!

Apart from motivation, I don't really have any problems when it comes to knitting - but I'm always willing and able to absorb more information and tips anyone has! :) (Crochet, though, that's another issue altogether - I had a bit of a tantrum when I tried that!)#

Nice to meet you all!

Current Mood: amusedamused
02 May 2010 @ 02:09 pm
I'm learning to knit with tee shirt yarn. It's been fun, and I hope I can contribute!
02 May 2010 @ 02:45 pm
Hi! Just joined the comm and here's my introductory post. I'm 25 and have been knitting since I was 7 but I'd consider myself advanced beginner rather than intermediate, hehe. Hope to have fun here!
01 May 2010 @ 08:38 pm
I first saw this on my home page and knew I had to join.
I've been knitting since I was seven or eight, so for about seven years. I love making toys and slouchy hats. My weakness is making stuff for people with nothing in return. I haven't made anything recently,  but I'm looking for just the right pattern.

Does anybody know of any nice knit doll patterns similar to crochet amigurumi? I haven't found any nice ones, but maybe I'm not looking in the right places.
Thanks. :]
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30 April 2010 @ 04:09 pm
Howdy! I just saw this community on the spotlight and thought "Yey - cool! Knitting on spotlight!" so I thought I'd come join.

I'm relatively new to knitting, January of this year, but a knee dislocation and a pile of snow helped me dive right in during the winter months. I really love knitting! In fact, I'm knitting right now!

Glad to know about another knitting community on LJ and I'm looking forward to learning more.
28 April 2010 @ 07:20 pm
 Just joined after seeing the spotlight on this community. I've only been knitting for a few months, and I've completed a scarf and am now working on a comfort shawl for a friend with cancer. I'm kind of sick of all garter stitch...still two skeins to go, though, so I have to remind myself it's for a good cause! :)

Here's a funny video from Seth MacFarlane that I just came across on YouTube, for all you wool/yarn-lovers out there :) Not safe for work (foul, hilarious language)! 

28 April 2010 @ 12:12 pm
Hello all!

I'm an avid knitter who also hand dyes fiber, spins it and knits it up. I really love the process from start to finish. I'm not new to it, but I really enjoy helping new knitters find the love that I have for playing with sticks and string. My journal is mainly knitting/dyeing/handspinning related and I'm looking forward to participating.
28 April 2010 @ 12:09 am
Hey there! I'm fairly new to knitting, and there's been this question bouncing around my head.

Basically, I have only a set of 5.5mm needles, but the legend thing on my yarn balls reads 4.5mm. I'm only interested in knitting a cap, and I'm torn between getting 4.5mm needles, or 5.0mm needles for my yarn...

My knits are pretty tight, so I was thinking that perhaps I should go with the 5.0mm ones... but would the knitting end up loose if I get the 5mm needles? Would the cap be warmer with tighter stitches? I used 5.5mm needles for a 4.5mm skein once... it ended up pretty holey-looking. =\

Sorry for being long-winded, and thank you!