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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lace Scarf on: August 14, 2013 08:06:37 AM
lovely color and I love that the lace pattern is on the ends where people can see it! Wink

My thoughts exactly!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lace Scarf on: August 14, 2013 07:31:57 AM
Scarf off my needles!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fitztml/bayside-scarf


Scarf on Display by Tim_Lange, on Flickr


Long Scarf by Tim_Lange, on Flickr


Lace Scarf Close by Tim_Lange, on Flickr


Lace Knit Green Scarf by Tim_Lange, on Flickr
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Whovian Scarf, Ahoy! on: July 10, 2013 05:41:08 AM
Nice job! I'm going to be tackling a Doctor Who scarf as soon as I get my current project off my needles.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Lace Scarf on: December 06, 2011 08:12:42 PM
You can read about the pattern here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395327.msg4687674#msg4687674
It's a modification of a pattern I've been using since I learned.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mario Bros hat and scarf set! on: December 05, 2011 08:37:32 PM
Very cool!
Thanks for sharing!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit mario mushroom pillow on: December 05, 2011 08:36:47 PM
Cool!
Thanks for sharing
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Lace Scarf on: December 05, 2011 08:35:31 PM
Just finished a baby lace scarf for my daughter. She's the model:


011/366 Modeling A Scarf by FitzTML, on Flickr


Close Up Baby Scarf by FitzTML, on Flickr

Thanks!

-Tim
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Am I Alone Here? on: November 23, 2011 01:35:35 PM
Faux, my hands move a lot and Im very inefficient when knitting. Ill try some of the techniques mentioned earlier, but it will have to wait until Im finished with my current project (pictures included).

For the pattern, Ive done the original four times and dont need to reference the pattern at all. Since I made it my own I made it reversible, creating an issue with using stitch markers. So I dont think theres a problem with the pattern or my memory.

So how comfortable am I knitting? Well, I need to see what Im doing, even when just simple knitting. Ive fumbled a few times and while my wife (who doesnt knit) tells me she cant see the mistake, I can, I know what to look for to see where I should have knitted rather than purled. I can see a shift in the stitches when I inadvertently did too many adding or subtracting stitches.

I know Im never going to win any speed records, I guess I just wanted to vent my frustration at my slow speed. Heres some info on the patterns:


Finished Project and Work in Pogress 1 by FitzTML, on Flickr


Finished Project and Work in Pogress 2 by FitzTML, on Flickr

The original pattern (as seen in red):
12 stitch by 12 rows (usually 3 or 4 sets)
One sided (at least each side is different)
4 buffer rows between the lace pattern
4x4 lace pattern

My pattern (as seen in baby pink and purple polka-dot):
6 stitch by 7 rows (5 sets)
Reversible
3 buffer rows between the lace.
2x2 lace pattern.

BONUS!!! Heres my current pattern (the baby pink and purple polka-dot):
CO 37 stitches
Knit 3 rows
Row 4 & 6:
K4 [k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl-k-psso, k1] x5, K3
Rows 5&7:
K3, p31, k3

Repeat the pattern to desired length an even number of times
End with knit 3 rows then BO
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Am I Alone Here? on: November 15, 2011 06:00:58 AM
Thanks for the replies everyone!

I figured the lace pattern was the deal-breaker here. In the original pattern there are 4 rows of knitting separating the 8 rows of the lace pattern, and I tend to knit those four separating rows quickly. I have the lace pattern memorized and I do know I knit faster than when I first started. Ive tried my hand at continental knitting, and find the efficiency of it, but I cant do it mid project (especially when Im trying to finish my two WIP for Christmas). My tension went out of whack the last time I tried it. Thanks to Sue to the videos, I can try to slim-line my knitting.

I think once I get to knitting hundreds of squares for my blanket (273 to be exact), Ill be a mindless knitting drone, able to knit squares in my sleep.

Cheers!
-Tim
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Am I Alone Here? on: November 14, 2011 09:36:41 AM
So Im having some knitting issues:

My first completed project was a knitted scarf in a lace pattern. Ive made this scarf in various forms four times now, working on number five, planning number six. Im also working on my own pattern using the same principles.

Im not worried about becoming a one-trick-pony as I also made an illusion scarf and am in the early planning stages to make a blanket out of squares based on the Fibonacci sequence.
My problem seems to be the speed I knit. I knit English style and I know that is typically slower than continental style. I also tend to be super paranoid about losing my place, often counting stitches mid row to ensure I havent missed any.

I read threads about people knitting while watching a movie or in class. I also see threads about people whipping up a garment in a weekend (alright, maybe Im exaggerating here). Why cant I do this? I have trouble listening to news or podcasts much less watching TV while knitting.

Heres my theories:
First, because of the pattern, I need to pay attention, remembering to click the row counter and minding the stitch markers as I pass them. Lace patterns and illusion scarfs depend on the pattern.

Second, I do occasionally get fatigued, tough to say if its mental of physical. I struggle to get through two sets of the pattern in one sitting (7 rows of 36st and 12 rows of 43st for my current WIPs). Thats about an hours work before I need a break.

The results of these are that my projects can take months for what seems like a simple scarf Ive done multiple times.

Is this normal? Am I the only one?

Thanks,

Tim
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