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by darknit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Current Projects
Topic: Just about to start this.
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Just about to start this.

Don't be fooled by your computer screen Joy, that's why I made the trip to a wool shop that stocked Drops wools. That orange is not as bright as it looks and should blend in nicely I am hoping. I have now discovered that the print of the pattern in this book is faulty and has missed out an important...
by darknit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Current Projects
Topic: Just about to start this.
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Just about to start this.

Had to travel more than 1 hour to look at the wool to make sure they really were the shades I wanted. The recipient has requested muted mediterranean shades. The pattern is more than 30 years old and the wool required by the pattern is no longer available of course. I am really looking forward to st...
by darknit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Yarn Search
Topic: Sirdar Snuggly Spots
Replies: 6
Views: 29

Re: Sirdar Snuggly Spots

Hi Sweetpea I don't know how desperate you are for it, but it might be worth contacting one or two of the folk on Ravelry who are listing it but saying it's not for sale. Are you up to speed on Ravelry? Sorry if you know this already, but you can put the yarn name and shade number in and it will sho...
by darknit
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Chocolate Cookies
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Chocolate Cookies

These are like biscuits but softer. 60g softened butter 60g soft light brown sugar 1 generous tsp golden syrup 85g self raising flour cocoa (it must be cocoa, not drinking chocolate - Green and Blacks for preference.) Beat the butter and sugar together with the syrup until light and well amalgamated...
by darknit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Knitting Gadgets
Topic: what gadgets do you recommend?
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

darknit wrote:
MatthewK wrote:How about this gadget https://www.evuin.com/products/digital-knit-row-finger-counters. It helps you count how many stitch you have already done.


Very good idea - hope you can get them in the UK.


ETA Just ordered two from Amazon - thank you!
by darknit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Knitting Gadgets
Topic: what gadgets do you recommend?
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

MatthewK wrote:How about this gadget https://www.evuin.com/products/digital-knit-row-finger-counters. It helps you count how many stitch you have already done.


Very good idea - hope you can get them in the UK.
by darknit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Random Knitting Stuff
Topic: Please help me understand this pattern! Aargh
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Please help me understand this pattern! Aargh

The pattern means start the increase immediately - on the very next row, then knit 8 rows and increase again. Then you are on your way. Every 8 rows increase again until you have 79 stitches.

Hope that helps.

Kate
by darknit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Random Knitting Stuff
Topic: This f...lippin' jumper
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: This f...lippin' jumper

It actually looks good apart from the neck. Can you undo the rib part of the neck and reknit it with a couple of sizes smaller needles? I'd also be inclined to double the number of rows and fold the neck over to the inside and catch it down. If you do that then you should make the cast off really lo...
by darknit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Knitalongs
Topic: Great American Aran Afghan
Replies: 133
Views: 1771

Re: Great American Aran Afghan

I do have a copy of that one but I am not sure I want to sell it or pass it on yet - I have knitted almost all the squares and some from other sources. I did put a link in my previous post to a copy at a not too outrageous price on ebay. I know it's in the States but it still works out quite cheap.
by darknit
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Random Knitting Stuff
Topic: A cast-on tip?
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: A cast-on tip?

:rofl: Whatever suits you best - might try it but I'm happy with the first method.

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