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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: October 24, 2006 09:28:37 AM
it's done!

i'm so glad i made this.  aside from some struggles with the lace pattern at each end while knitting, i didn't have many issues.  woo hoo!
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: September 28, 2006 11:12:12 AM
hi, again.

well, i purchased beads to use on my butterfly and then couldn't decide whether or not i really wanted to use them.  this inability to make a decision was spurred on by the fact that the crochet hook i had purchased didn't fit into the beads i got.  dur.

anyway, i thought, to hell with the beads.  so, now i'm on the 16th of 24 (i think) repeats on the frill.  i had some major issues when i tried to start the frill, but now things are going smoothly.  (lifelines are awesome.  use them.  for real.)

my only question is...i've noticed most people making theirs with between 10 and 12 repeats of the frill pattern on each side.  i was (based on my measurements of the frill size unstretched) planning on doing 17.  since i'm aiming for the small size (44cm for each size of the frill.), i think that will be way too much.  currently, i'm planning on doing 24 total repeats (i'm working this puppy in the round once i get to the body.).  what do you think?
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: August 16, 2006 09:59:00 AM
lifelines!!!  seriously, run a lifeline (i like to use embroidery floss.) through every pattern repeat or two.  it's a lifesaver.  the only other way, really, is to tink back, and we all know that tinking back a bunch of rows is no fun.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: August 16, 2006 09:30:25 AM
cool!  i'm definitely going the cheap-bead route.

i think i'm going to grab (along with a 24" cord) knitpicks needle tips in 4s, 5s, 6s, and 7s.  that should take care of any problems / preferences with the look of the lace on this puppy.

that is, if all of you folks who have worked on this pattern think that buying super-pointy needles would have helped.  this will be my first real lace project, so i'm trying to make it as easy on myself as possible. Wink
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: August 16, 2006 08:42:39 AM
cool!  i'm debating whether i should just go ahead and order them now.  i'm itching to start this.  hehe...

6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: August 16, 2006 08:35:40 AM
thanks for the heads-up.  hmmm...i'm wondering what i should do now.  it seems like a lot of people went down a needles size or two (from 8s, right?  i think a lot of folks ended up using 7s or even 6s), so i was thinking of trying that out, too.  does the pattern call for any other needles?
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: August 16, 2006 07:58:06 AM
i bought my yarn about a week ago (rowan kidsilk haze in majestic - at 40% off!) and just purchased rowan 37 a few minutes ago.  i want to nab some of the new (super-pointy) needles from knitpicks to use on butterly, but i'm giong to swatch first with the needles i have before buying them.

The Plan, as it were, is to have this done in time to attend a wedding in mid-october.  i think i can do it if i stay focused on it.

also, does anyone know of any quick-n-dirty hints to working this particular pattern in the round?  it seems silly to have seams on something this gorgeous.


eta: i just realized that i need to buy beads, too.  could anyone tell me how many / what size beads the pattern calls for?  thanks!
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Razor cami knitalong? on: August 01, 2006 11:05:48 AM
how did you decide where to split the tank for the front and back?  i'm getting to that point and was hoping to get a bit of guidance.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Ms. Marigold on: July 22, 2006 08:42:54 PM
i'm nearing the end of ms. marigold (hurrah!), and had a quick question about the armholes and ruffle.

in the directions, it says to finish the armholes by crocheting two rounds. after that, it says to pick up stitches for the ruffle where the shoulder stitches were bound off.

where i'm getting confused is that, based on how i'm reading it, it sounds like i'm supposed to build my ruffle on the bound-off stitches at the shoulder, but how can i do that if i've already crocheted two rounds around the entire armhole.

sorry if the question is sort of dumb or if i'm missing something obvious. Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Odessa (Grumperina for MagKnits) KAL on: July 22, 2006 07:54:37 AM
haha!  i don't look very good in hats, either.  luckily, my odessa is destined for my gf.  i started it on th 18th and finished it on the 21st.  hurrah!

oh, and i used pretty much exactly one skein of knitpicks shine sport in grass.  woo hoo!



apparently, my cat just couldn't stay out of the picture.  oh, wait...



if i were to make one for myself, i'd probably do an inch or two more before starting to decrease.  big head + big hair = need for a big hat.
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