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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn forward? on: May 03, 2005 11:12:53 AM
I am working on a pattern for placemats from a page-a-day calendar.  It is basically a seed stitch border with a basket weave interior.  There is a stitch separating the borders from the interior that in the picture of the FO looks like yo and k2tog, so it looks like one row of lace.  The pattern says for this row to do "yf k2tog".  There was a key with the calendar that lists abbreviations, and for yf it says "yarn forward: move yarn to the front of the work by going between the needle tips".  I can't find this in any of my books.  There is a separate definition for yo, so I don't think that's what they mean.  Also, this pattern is started after 5 stiches, the last of which is purl, so the yarn is already in the front. 

Can anyone explain to me what yarn forward is and how to do it?  Thanks!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Do you have the time? on: May 02, 2005 09:04:13 AM
Yes, you do, because this only took 30 minutes to knit this watch band, and over half of that was deciding what color to use. 

http://xa1.xanga.com/42780072c43316016147/b5072781.jpg
As you can see, I ended up using plain old brown because, in all my practicality, I don't own a brown watch.  I'm thinking of making multiple bands and just putting buttons and button holes on the ends so I can change them.  I didn't feel like messing with a buckle or anything, so the string through the band is tied up to tighten it. 
http://x05.xanga.com/5f882366443336016287/b5072889.jpg
I think that if I did make more with buttons, that would eliminate the need for the string.  I'm just happy that w/in an hour I found the face at a craft store, went home, did a little knitting, and now I have a new watch!  I did sort of a checkerboard pattern, since it was only 5 stiches on size 3 needles. 
http://x3c.xanga.com/ccf1072b597a16016240/b5072850.jpg
I need to finish the other bajillion WIPs I have sitting around my house before I make more bands, but now I have another great use for scraps!
http://x6b.xanga.com/67e0345b597b06016224/b5072835.jpg
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Do you have the time? on: May 02, 2005 08:58:51 AM
Yes, you do, because this only took 30 minutes to knit this watch band, and over half of that was deciding what color to use. 

http://xa1.xanga.com/42780072c43316016147/b5072781.jpg

As you can see, I ended up using plain old brown because, in all my practicality, I don't own a brown watch.  I'm thinking of making multiple bands and just putting buttons and button holes on the ends so I can change them.  I didn't feel like messing with a buckle or anything, so the string through the band is tied up to tighten it. 

http://x05.xanga.com/5f882366443336016287/b5072889.jpg

I think that if I did make more with buttons, that would eliminate the need for the string.  I'm just happy that w/in an hour I found the face at a craft store, went home, did a little knitting, and now I have a new watch!  I did sort of a checkerboard pattern, since it was only 5 stiches on size 3 needles. 

http://x3c.xanga.com/ccf1072b597a16016240/b5072850.jpg

I need to finish the other bajillion WIPs I have sitting around my house before I make more bands, but now I have another great use for scraps!

http://x6b.xanga.com/67e0345b597b06016224/b5072835.jpg
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