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« Reply #440 on: January 19, 2007 06:53:50 AM »

That sparkly wool's gorgeous!  Cheesy I must have been a magpie in a previous life, I love anything that glitters! *lol*
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« Reply #441 on: January 19, 2007 09:50:20 AM »

Quad Mom-- I LOVE your cal! it's so pretty with the sparkles!!!

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i've decided to make a 5th cal to give to a friend of mine. only fair as she's sending me a free t-shirt from her cafepress.com shop, insanity r us. i think she'll love it b/c she now lives in the part of Indiana that's famous for lake effect snow (about 30 minutes outside of South Bend) and b/c she and i are exactly the same person, except for she doesn't knit.

i'm also going to make a 6th cal, this one's for me, out of cotton. either some blue variegate i have laying around or some scrap TLC cotton plus in "spruce" (a light green). or maybe both!

god these cals are addictive to make! maybe because they're really really good for stash busting! that's what i've been using them for!
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« Reply #442 on: January 19, 2007 01:49:52 PM »

After seeing all these posts and pics of everyone's calorimetry, I was inspired to make one for myself.   Grin  This pattern didn't really catch my eye until I saw it here.  Since I'm fairly new to knitting, I usually like to follow the pattern exactly and use the recommended yarn (if I can find it).  I just finished knitting mine last night with the recommended yarn and was totally frustrated that I ran out of yarn on my bind off row and that I had use a new skein just to finish it off.  Not being able to complete the project with one skein made me seriously doubt I followed the pattern correctly.   Huh  I messed up earlier on a short row increase and I thought I fixed it but maybe not.   I even tried counting my rows (not that I really know how to do it right) and I have more than 40.  Of course, from looking at it, I can't tell where I went wrong but it's just been bugging me and now I want to frog it and start over.  Besides, I'm also finding it a bit too wide for me.  The widest part (parallel to the ribbing) measures about 7.5 inches.  Just wondering, how wide is everyone elses?
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« Reply #443 on: January 19, 2007 04:13:02 PM »

After seeing all these posts and pics of everyone's calorimetry, I was inspired to make one for myself.   Grin  This pattern didn't really catch my eye until I saw it here.  Since I'm fairly new to knitting, I usually like to follow the pattern exactly and use the recommended yarn (if I can find it).  I just finished knitting mine last night with the recommended yarn and was totally frustrated that I ran out of yarn on my bind off row and that I had use a new skein just to finish it off.  Not being able to complete the project with one skein made me seriously doubt I followed the pattern correctly.   Huh  I messed up earlier on a short row increase and I thought I fixed it but maybe not.   I even tried counting my rows (not that I really know how to do it right) and I have more than 40.  Of course, from looking at it, I can't tell where I went wrong but it's just been bugging me and now I want to frog it and start over.  Besides, I'm also finding it a bit too wide for me.  The widest part (parallel to the ribbing) measures about 7.5 inches.  Just wondering, how wide is everyone elses?
christinawho, it seems everyone's calorimetry has come out too wide and too long (if the pattern is followed exactly).  If yours is too wide, just reduce the number of repeats on Row 5.  This will also cause your repeats for Row 7 to be less: just do Row 7 until you have 2 sts remaining outside the markers, then proceed to the directions for Row 8.  Also, one of the reasons you needed more than 1 skein for the pattern is that your personal tension (how tight you knit the stitches) might be on the loose-side (mine tends to be on the tight-side), everyone's personal tension is different.  Good luck!
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« Reply #444 on: January 20, 2007 08:47:59 AM »

Gah!  I *heart* the Moda Dea Cache Calorimetry. 
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« Reply #445 on: January 20, 2007 09:12:17 AM »

I finished mine a long time ago, but never noticed there was a KAL for this!
Here's my Calorimetry - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146993.0

Soon I'm going to start another for my mom. We're going to the yarn store today to pick out a color she likes.
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« Reply #446 on: January 20, 2007 09:23:57 AM »

You guys have really inspired me to knit one! I'll be knitting mine with some grey handspun. Smiley
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« Reply #447 on: January 20, 2007 10:20:03 AM »

g.23paxilon, your Calorimetry looks nice and toasty!  Post your mom's when you are done with it  Smiley.
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« Reply #448 on: January 20, 2007 10:57:05 AM »

Sure, I will! I'm just casting on now.
She picked Cascade 220 in this heathery green color.
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« Reply #449 on: January 20, 2007 04:27:20 PM »

So  I jumped on the bandwagon!  I had been itching to try this one and I finally got around to it. 

I totally didn't make it as big as the pattern called for.  I basically just followed the pattern until I liked the half way point and then did the other side.  Oh and like many I only CO 100 stitches.  I could have gone smaller that way too. 

I love it though! 





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