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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rogue-along, anyone? on: December 27, 2008 12:26:20 PM
I just bought this pattern last week -- I almost never buy patterns.  I'm not ready to start this, but I'm super-glad there's a KAL to refer to when I do get it on the needles -- and the beautiful results are encouraging.  Any advice on yarns NOT to use?   I'm looking for cheap, but worthwhile.  Irony, I know.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Barbara G. Walker-a-long? on: December 27, 2008 12:23:33 PM
cynalune -- how did you do the shaping on the ribbing?  did you just start the next rib a row or two down?  Did you do the ribbing on the same size needles as the rest of the sweater?  How did you make the cast-on calculations?

I'm looking forward to seeing this modeled when it's all done!

My own attempts have been frogged.  My husband's sweater, on 3.5mm in dk with a big cable panel down front and back, turned out to be a little tighter than her wanted in the armhole... he realized this after I had finished two inches of body bast the armholes and the sleeve cap one one sleeve plus a few inches.  The shoulders were a borderline fit anyhow, so I ripped the whole thing to add extra shoulder width -- if I'm going to put in this much time, it's gonna be perfect!

I've also improved on the sleeve "seam" -- I did body first.  I found when I picked up aroudn the armhole and then did the short-row shoulder cap, it left a sort of a gap between the body and the sleeve -- it didn't look as good as a well-sewn-in sleeve.  *but* -- if I pick up only the top (I'm doing about 2 inches worth of stitches on either side of the cast-on) and start the back and forth, picking up one extra stitch at the end of each row, it makes for a much nicer shoulder "seam."  I also plan to pick-up 2 at the end of each of the first few shoulder rows when I re-do this bad  boy.

It is going to be a beautiful sweater.  I hope he loves it.  I've taken a good long break from it out of frustration, and I'm finally feeling ready to go back at it. 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: lost pattern link for striped lace scarf? on: May 06, 2008 06:22:33 PM
yeah, that's the idea.  I was trying to find this to show a freind, but I just ended up knitting one for her to see.  thanks, though.  :-)
4  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Hi fellow thunder bay crafters on: May 06, 2008 06:19:08 PM
THere have got be boe tons.  I've been in town 4 months now, have found Carryls Yarns and Threads in Time and love Michaels and I see lots of people sporting things that look hand-knit.  Still, family life sucks up social crafting time... but I've been having fun crafting with my 3-year old and knitting in the evenings.  Anybody want to stitch n bitch in the North End?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / lost pattern link for striped lace scarf? on: April 22, 2008 07:30:54 AM
Hi -- I've spent all morning looking for a pattern for a friend.  DO you know what I'm talking about?  This scarf used a fine yarn and a large needle, knit a few rows and then held along a thicker yarn for a few rows before returning to the plain thin yarn to create a striped effect.  Anyone?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Ex Sweater on: April 14, 2008 05:47:20 PM
nice job!  I hope it fits you, at least.  
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.) on: March 25, 2008 05:32:59 PM
I think it does look a little wide.  But the rest looks FAB!  Love it.  Yeah, decrease those suckers quickly right from the top... you can slow down the decreases as you approach your desired sleeve width. 
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Cablenet socks? along? on: March 24, 2008 01:01:11 PM
I hear you.  I'm almost done the first pattern repeat on the first sock.  Not very far.  And already Im unenthused.  It takes soooo long.  It wouldn't be so bad if there weren't crossings in every single row.  I just can't seem to get into the rhythm of this project.  I've set it aside while I work on a cardigan from IK, and maybe I'll have another go at them.  These socks are defintiely not t.v. knitting, nor can I get anything done on them while keeping a half and eye on the kids.  I just dont' have enough quiet solitidude to devote the time necessary to "get into" these socks.  I feel like I'm reading THE NAME OF THE ROSE all over again.  glad I'm not alone.  I was feeling bad about my feelings for these beautiful socks.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pod Casts? on: March 20, 2008 07:27:09 PM
Cast-on.com

I heart Brenda Dayne.  It is sad that she is now only podcasting once a month rather than weekly, but you'll enjoy going way back and slowly catching up for a while.  She's up past 60 episodes. 
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: hot date in two weeks and I have nothing to wear! on: March 20, 2008 07:25:31 PM
yes!  lovely.... small guage and long skirt, though.  hmmm.  But she's got some great patterns!  I've "favourited" her page.

Any other suggestions?  We're on the right track here...
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