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  1. catloverfromwayback

    What Are Your Cats Doing Right Now?

    Enjoying the new arrangements in the lounge and getting some warms. They’ll come to bed when I pack up soon.
  2. catloverfromwayback

    Question of the Day - Thursday July 11, 2024

    When I need paperwork or to renew prescriptions or get test results, mostly, so not that often, especially now Mum has her doctor at the nursing home and I don’t have to do her visits as well.
  3. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Supurrvising the new project (a cowl to go with the new jumper - it only occurred to me a couple of days after talking about cowls with @mani that a cowl would be just what this jumper needs, duh! 😄) … and eyeballing my spag bol during my dinner break.
  4. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    :lol: Like me with socks or gloves or lacework! What about a cowl? No shaping there, it's just a short fat tube. For that matter a slouch hat has no real shaping, you can just pull the top in on a drawstring to finish it.
  5. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Do you like making berets or beanies? They're a good place to start learning it - not huge commitments like jumpers. I find the awkward part now is joining the cast on without twisting it. Easiest way to avoid that is to knit a couple of rows before joining, so you can clearly see whether it's...
  6. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Top down took me a while to manage, because I kept getting the increases wrong, but it's not innately difficult. It does mean a bit of mucking about later, if the pattern wants you to have live stitches left where you pick up the sleeves later (this is top down in the round). I don't like...
  7. catloverfromwayback

    Question of the Day, Wednesday, July 10, 2024

    Probably the cheap and nasty vertical blinds in my bedroom. I didn't bother, since they don't work with curtains anyway.
  8. catloverfromwayback

    If you could name another cat, what would you call them?

    I don't know, I choose my cats' names after I get them. Can take a while - I tried a different name for Mamie before I settled on that. Daisy's the only cat of mine I haven't named; I had thought before that Daisy would be a nice name for a cat, and then when I adopted her, that was her shelter...
  9. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    And if it doesn't work and you frog it, you lower the price-per-use by reknitting the yarn!
  10. catloverfromwayback

    Question of the Day, Friday 5 July, 2024

    Long ago, I went on one of the marches against the Franklin Dam project. Since then I was in a worker's rights march in the 90s. That's all.
  11. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Thank you! 🥰
  12. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    They're cute, they look like knitted Crocs! :lol:
  13. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Emphasis on labour!
  14. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    We have company! (The aeroplane ears are because I coughed. The nerve!)
  15. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    I was honestly surprised that it does, it looked huge when I was making it, even with the decreases halfway up. It meant to have a ridiculous amount of ease, about five inches. Mine definitely doesn't, but all my other jumpers do, I wanted something a bit closer this time.
  16. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    I agree, I love longer backs like that.
  17. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    8mm is plenty generous! Biggest I used for the jumper was 6.5 for the cable section. That vest will look gorgeous in the colour changes of that yarn you'll have more than enough, and who's laughing? You're talking to Rectangular Jumper Woman here. 🥴
  18. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Have you ever used magic knot? I haven't except in things where there's no pressure, like a scarf. I don't quite trust anything with very short ends to hold.
  19. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Thank you! Yes, there's quite a bit of shaping on the sleeves. The armhole is straight around, but when you pick up stitches to start the sleeve, you do several short rows back and forth, making a sort of sleeve cap that curves over your shoulder and bicep, then you go back to knitting in the...
  20. catloverfromwayback

    Calling all knitters and other woolly things.

    Depending on what it's made of, you can do different types of knots on the inside, on the seam, or splice the yarn, if it's wool. I just do basic knots and don't worry about where they are, as long as they're inside.
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