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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2004 07:13:54 AM »

I think we've all been crawling along at our own paces with this one, Cassiopia1, so don't worry about your late start! We're glad to have you on board. Welcome! Smiley

Has anyone finished a square yet besides me? I was thinking that maybe we need to go ahead and move onto another step - just to keep things rolling. In case the square theme is getting too tedious, here are some suggestions that I've gotten from you for patterns that we could knit together:

The Sueet bag from Knitty (the only tricky step in this pattern is the 3 needle bind off used seam the bottom edges of the bag together - otherwise, it's knit in simple stockinette stitch): http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTsueet.html

Also, a few folks suggested small projects like scarves,  hats, or mittens (mittens and hats could be done flat and seamed together in case there's fear of knitting in the round...)

There was also a suggestion for a poncho: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTponcho.html

And these patterns look like they might be easy and fun:
A drink cozy: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Chronicle/excerpt/0811835332-e4.html
A cell phone cozy: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Chronicle/excerpt/0811835332-e3.html

Any interest in one of those? Or do you all want to keep on with the squares?
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2004 08:33:35 AM »

o started one of those cell phone cozy-thinggies but then got stuck.. i dont get how to make a buttonhole.. the instructions confuse me and i always end up doing it wrong. not sure y.  Undecided
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2004 05:34:36 PM »

Ummm, I never actually got around to knitting up a garter square. But I did finish these:


Weekend Knitting Fingerless Mitts. They're mostly garter stich. (Throw in a few short rows and a buttonhole.) Does this count?
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2004 12:22:56 PM »

elysium, those look great! i made that same pattern at the end of last winter, and i only got to wear them once or twice before it got too warm. i can't wait until it gets a little cooler so i can bust 'em out again!
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2004 11:55:32 AM »

All righty, I've finished up my square. Actually did a few days ago, but I've been pretty ill, so I couldn't get on the computer.

If we move from squares, I think that doing the cell phone cozy or the little handbag would be fun. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2004 12:25:32 PM »

So, for our squares, I haven't started mine I have lots of excuses like we just moved and I can't remember which box I put my knitting needles in and so I started to crochet an afghan instead.  Embarrassed  I'm so horrible.  I'll be looking for my needles this weekend and start it.  But I was just wondering what size needles should I use.  Thanks!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2004 12:48:07 PM »

Coolbeans, I think you should use whichever ones you find first! Smiley I applaud you for continuing to look for your lost needles - if I were you, I would've gotten impatient by now and would've rushed out to buy more. I'll take any excuse to go out and spend more $ (that I don't have) on knitting supplies - I'm a sucker!

Oh, and Cassiopia1, I'm leaning toward the Sueet bag, too. (Mostly 'cause I started one this summer and still haven't finished it - I'm hoping I might get some motivation to pick it up again if I knew others were doing it too...)
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2004 11:39:18 PM »

Hmmmm...I'm thinking I shall join this.  I have SO much left-over yarn that is just sitting in a box.  But I've  just been too lazy/busy to start knitting up squares.  At least it's a small project that I can take to school with me.

Plus, thanks for the awesome poncho pattern!  I've been looking forever for a non knitting in the round poncho. 


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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2004 12:32:31 PM »

Yay!!! I found my needles!! I started my square and I suck.  It's loose at the beginning but it gets better.  I have 2 books that I got out at that library, open and trying to find the most comfortable technique.

The best of the books is called Knitting Basics by Betty Barnden http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764155466/wannalearnc0b-20/702-7509629-0628019.  Very helpful.

I'm also using Vogue Knitting Beginner Basics On the gohttp://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931543313/qid%3D1097004596/702-7509629-0628019 That one is helpful because it shows the different style of casting on and knitting.  It also has projects for beginners to do.

There is a part on picking up dropped stitches but I'm not very good.  Oh well, practice makes perfect. Right? Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2004 11:40:31 AM »

Yay!!! I finished my square and well it's not really a square, somewhere in the middle I added on a stitch.  Then I fixed it so it's all lopsided. But I finished it!! So proud of myself.

I'm okay with doing squares.  I need a lot of practice.  Also, I don't trust myself to read a pattern and I'll probably end up botching it.  So, squares are good for me. 

What's the next stitch to work on? Cheesy
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