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Stitch markers just slip onto your needles before you get to your stitch location. They travel with you knitting so you can always just slip them off later. You don't knit them in.

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Stitch markers just slip onto your needles before you get to your stitch location. They travel with you knitting so you can always just slip them off later. You don't knit them in.
Thank you. Gosh- why is such a simple thing confusing me LOL? Everything else has come pretty easy thus far (*knock* on wood)
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Yes! That is what I am using.

ETA!!!! AWESOME tutorial! So helpful. Thank you!
Yes, I love all the pictures! A bit more complicated than the Sheepy short rows but it closes them up tighter... You can just use the short row placement of the Sheepy pattern and this method.
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Thank you. Gosh- why is such a simple thing confusing me LOL? Everything else has come pretty easy thus far (*knock* on wood)
LOL Oh this all can get confusing. I'm very visual too. When I started knitting I twisted every stitch until a lady at a knitting shop showed me the right way to do it.
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LOL Oh this all can get confusing. I'm very visual too. When I started knitting I twisted every stitch until a lady at a knitting shop showed me the right way to do it.
I did this, too! And even after my first class I continued to do it. When I was knitting the calorimetry, the knits and purls were equally tough b/c I was twisting the knits. So I'd read posts from knitters who hated the purls, and I couldn't understand why...and I was so slow!
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With a rubber band do you know how to do a slip knot kind of thing? I think contrasting yarn may be easier, it wont stick to the needle that way.
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Well DH got the 3yo on the bus and is taking the cars for oil changes today. I should be able to get some sewing done this morning as I think he's taking the LO to the 10am appt... I have to say, DH has been a huge help this week! Folding laundry, dishes, picking up, changing diapers, getting the kids ready, fed, dressed, played with... He even dumped off a diaper - I nearly . LOL He always just leaves dirty dipes in the bathroom. To be fair, my LO's never "plop" either.

He did say he appreciates what I do now! And that he would go insane if he had to stay home full time. He likes the pace of work.
I should make some good progress on my WT longies today too. I have to close the gusset and pick up the legs and then I'm home free.
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Augh! So checking out of Etsy, my 2 skeins turned to one. . .so now I'm paying extra shipping unless the seller refunds me
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Thank you so much y'all. OK, so in a bit maybe I will attempt to start my short rows
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Ok, so here is my question.
I'm planning on knitting a sweater for my lo. Size 2t, (I'm thinking if I start now it'll be done by next winter . . .) How much yarn will I need, and can I use superwash merino? From what I understand that isn't a good yarn for longies, but since this is a sweater will it work?
Superwash would work great! And for the amount you should look at your pattern it will usually tell you exactly how many yards you need.
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