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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2004 10:25:49 AM »

I'm in!! I was planning on going to Joann's today, so I'll pick up some yarn since they're having an awesome moving sale... hehe, an excuse to buy more yarn. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2004 01:35:16 PM »

Just a suggestion . . . when I wanted to learn how to do more patterns, but didn't want to commit to a a whole sweater, I knit a sampler scarf. It has (still in progress and probably always will be) ten rows of garter and then twenty rows of the pattern, then ten rows of garter, then twenty of a new pattern, then ten rows of garter . . . until you are done (or bored). I liked this idea because I had something that was usable in the end, but as I said earlier, I tend to not finish it because I like adding new patterns (it's about six feet long now).

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2004 02:54:04 PM »

Nope, steal away! Smiley

*clicking of knitting needles*

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2004 04:40:07 PM »

I want to join the knitalong.  Just taught myself how a couple of days ago and I'm not that great at it.  But I'm in the middle of packing, I'm moving but I'll have time to do it in the 8 hour drive to the new place.
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indiaromeo
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2004 07:01:40 AM »

Welcome, coolbeans! Glad to have you with us!

How's everyone doing? I've got my garter stitch square done -  actually it's been done for a few days now, but I keep forgetting to take a pic of it so I can post my results, so I'll edit this post later to add the pic...  How's everyone else progressing? Anyone ready to move onto another square yet? Anyone need help? Let's hear about it!

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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2004 10:33:42 PM »

OK, so I'm having a realy problem motivating myself to put down my projects and knitting just a plain garter stich square. So here's my brilliant plan: Since I'm an English knitter, I was thinking I might try knitting a square in a different style, just to make it interesting. I'm hoping to discover a style that I'm as comfortable with but isn't as watching-paint-dry slow. How do you all hold your needles and yarn? What style works for you?
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2004 06:59:10 AM »

Elysium, I usually knit Continental style (holding the yarn in my left hand). I can knit English style also (holding the yarn in my right hand), but I find that Continental is way faster for me. I know that sometimes folks who knit Continental find their purl rows looser than their knit rows, but for some reason, mine turn out okay. So I haven't found much of a reason to switch things up.

Taking the opportunity to try and learn another style is a great idea! I've always wanted to try knitting with super long needles and holding the one with the stitches on it under my arm. Maybe I'll do that!
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2004 04:27:40 PM »

I knit continental, but I've been told I knit oddly because I don't take my hands off my needles - my mom takes her left hand off, moves the yarn to do the next stitch, hand back on, knits a stitch, takes hand off, and repeat. I guess I just hold the needles close enough to the end that I don't have to take my hands off, I can just pick up the yarn with the needles. Hard to explain, sorry, but it's fun to try - really speeds you up!

I still don't have my square finished, since school started and I had way less time than I thought I would... but this is Labor Day weekend, hence Monday is a day off, so it will be done soon!
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2004 05:59:42 PM »

try hats and mittens instead of sweaters as your step up from scarves. way quicker and easier too...
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2004 06:55:58 PM »

I know I'm joining this late, but I'm definitely joining. I'll finish up my square really soon! *power knits*

Err, yeah. Tongue
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