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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Urchin to match Laika on: January 17, 2008 10:40:11 PM
Both Laika and the hat are gorgeous!  Is Laika an Australian Shepherd?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blocking an alpaca scarf? on: January 09, 2008 07:59:27 PM
I did a scarf in alpaca in a ribbed pattern and didn't block it, and it's been fine.  I'm actually thinking of blocking it now, a year later, because it's gotten stretched out really badly from wearing it all the time.  But at the time I finished it, it didn't need blocking at all and looked great.  I LOVE alpaca - it is the softest, warmest yarn ever!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Entrelac help? on: January 09, 2008 11:49:19 AM
Okay, I've finished the first block of picked-up stitches, and I'm finally starting to see how it's working, although I'm sure I'll come running back for more help when I get tripped up again (which is likely!).  Thanks so much for all of your help and advice, guys! 
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Entrelac help? on: January 09, 2008 11:23:49 AM
Okay, never mind, I figured out what I was doing wrong as far as picking up stitches go.  But now the directions say this:

Turn and P8, turn
K7, SSK, turn and purl back.

Continue this way until you have incorporated all 8 stitches from the first pass triangle.  Congratulations - youve made your first block!

I don't understand what it's asking me to do here - what is meant by "incorporate all eight stitches?"  If I'm doing a ssk every time, aren't I continually losing stitches?  And when it says to turn and purl back - how far do I purl back?  After doing the first pass through and having turned and gotten ready to purl back, there are 15 stitches on my needle, seven of them from the stitches I picked up (minus one because I did ssk).  Do I just purl these seven, then go back and K6 and ssk, then purl those six, turn and K5 and ssk...and so on?  Is that what's supposed to happen?  I wish these directions were clearer.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Entrelac help? on: January 09, 2008 09:58:49 AM
Pretend the side of the triangle is your left needle and insert your right needle (it should have a stitch on it with the yarn coming off it) into the first st of the triangle as if you were going to knit a stitch.

Um...no, the stitch with the yarn coming off of it is currently on my left needle.  I don't understand how I can use my right needle for this.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lilac hair? on: January 08, 2008 08:56:46 PM
So pretty!  Does it stay on?  I've always wondered that about the aviator hat.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clanger goes punk on: January 08, 2008 08:55:15 PM
Ooh, it's a clanger!  So cute!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Entrelac help? on: January 08, 2008 08:34:07 PM
I've been following the Yarnpath guide to entrelac, and so far it's been going well, but I'm a bit confused by one of the instructions.  After I create my first side triangle, the instructions say to pick up 8 stitches - but which needle do I pick them up on?  And when I pick them up, am I just grabbing the stitches, or am I knitting them at the same time?  There's no image provided of this, so I'm afraid of messing it up.  Does my question make sense?  Can anybody help?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Brenda Dane's Milano Stitch Scarf in Noro Big Kureyon on: December 19, 2007 08:10:26 PM
Forgive a new knitter, but I'm a little confused - what is meant by pass BOTH over?  If you do that aren't you just steadily casting off?  Am I just completely mixed up?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Feather and Fan problems on: December 16, 2007 08:35:33 PM
Okay, never mind, I figured it out - I WAS being stupid.  I was doing a yarnover and knitting one, and counting THAT as the yarnover, and then knitting another on top of that.  Whoops.  Sorry to waste space!
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