A plethora of questions

takes a deep breath

What is tatting?
http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$PWK3TRYAAASD2P4SY5LRJAR50LD3UEPO?CATID=24955&PRODID=158739

Anyone have a non copyright pattern for a hat similar to this?
http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/289735.html
Darn Suss uses sport weight. The hat seems to be round on top
and not what I think is called a flat seam close, yet uses ordinary knit
needles.

I hope to take a knitting class at Joanns next month. I’ve taken 2 at
Micheal’s last year but I am bored with the basic knit patterns most of
which are for rectangles (scarfs, yuck).

I knit a bear from a learn to knit kit for 9+. I guess I am waaaaay more
immature than I thought! I did it a second time and hope to create a blog
and post the pictures soon. I have to find the darn serial cable to transfer
the pictures to the computer. I figure the knitting should give you all a
good chuckle.

I had more questions but the darn caffeine made them fly away.

Oh yes! Will my hands stop hurting or is this just the way it is?
I may have caluses this time next month too! YeHaa! I think that makes
me a somewhat semi-professional hobbiest knitter?

I heard someone on a review on a yarn at Joann.com say they made
a ‘mint’ on knitting scarfs. Anyone else here make at least what they
pay for in yarn? If so, any tips, specially for a basic knitter?

Oh yes, how long before I become a basic-intermediate? How would
one measure that? What should I be able to do to consider myself
intermediate (don’t say sport weight!).

:XX:
Darcy

At the top of the screen, above the ad banner, click on search and type in tatting. There’s a recent thread about it. I’ve dabbled in needle tatting, and will be happy to answer any other tatting specific questions you may have.

Can caffeine make my WORK go away the same as your questions?!?!? :smiley:

[quote]What is tatting?
http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$PWK3TRYAAASD2P4SY5LRJAR50LD3UEPO?CATID=24955&PRODID=158739
[color=green]Tatting is a method of making fine lace using a shuttle and very fine yarn – thread, really.
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Anyone have a non copyright pattern for a hat similar to this?
http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/289735.html
Darn Suss uses sport weight. The hat seems to be round on top
and not what I think is called a flat seam close, yet uses ordinary knit
needles.
[color=green]That’s a pretty basic hat. Google “free knitting pattern-hats” and you should find a million.
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Will my hands stop hurting or is this just the way it is?
I may have caluses this time next month too! YeHaa! I think that makes
me a somewha…
[color=green]Your hands aren’t supposed to hurt. My guess is that you’re either clutching the needles too tightly or knitting for too long a session. Practice and confidence will help the first (and soft music and maybe less caffeine); taking a break every twenty minutes or so will take care of the latter.
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I heard someone on a review on a yarn at Joann.com say they made
a ‘mint’ on knitting scarfs. Anyone else here make at least what they
pay for in yarn? If so, any tips, specially for a basic knitter?

Oh yes, how long before I become a basic-intermediate? How would
one measure that? What should I be able to do to consider myself
intermediate (don’t say sport weight!).
[color=green]There are some formal standards – they might be on the CYC (Craft Yarn Council) web site. Off the top of my head, I’d say an intermediate knitter would be able to read a pattern, cast on, bind off, knit stockinette, garter, seed stitch and ribbing; increase and decrease; sew seams, do simple cables, and maybe do simple two-color knitting.
BTW, sportweight (and even finer) yarn is not a problem. You knit more more stitches per inch than you do with thick yarn, but you knit faster and it’s easier on the hands. [/color][/i]