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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2007 11:45:01 AM »

Thanks - I like that idea! Or - bracelets!!! I have made some felted bowls that are a little plain, I was thinking I'd sew a few on those too. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2007 09:06:50 AM »

i am making mine out of two colors of silk garden.  i'm knitting in strips, and i'm missing one more block on the first strip, so it looks all curly in the photo.  i'll take another pic once i've blocked it.



there's also a flickr group for lizard ridge
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2007 09:37:50 AM »

Love how you shaped it into an "S"!

How long will your finished blanket be? Did you meet gauge?
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2007 01:49:01 PM »

I started knitting the afgan, but I had problems on one of the short rows... I forget which one, the second short row I think. I kept coming up short. Do you have any tips on the short rows? Or picking up the yarn where you wrap it in the short rows? I kept missing the spots where you were supposed to K or P them together.
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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2007 01:55:55 PM »

I've just totally skipped picking up the wraps. It kept messing up my stitch count, and I can't really see them anyways. Wink
I posted two new squares on my blog too. Only 20 to go! Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2007 04:14:55 PM »

I didn't wrap any of the stitches either. I thought it gave the fabric too much bulk, with very little result- it was fine without.

That's probably the problem that you're having. Try not working the wraps, and if you still have the same problem on that row, detail exactly what you did. ;o)
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2007 01:14:30 PM »

I started knitting the afgan, but I had problems on one of the short rows... I forget which one, the second short row I think. I kept coming up short. Do you have any tips on the short rows? Or picking up the yarn where you wrap it in the short rows? I kept missing the spots where you were supposed to K or P them together.
I'm with you - the short rows take a little more concentration than I am used to devoting to a project.  It took me several squares to get the hang of them & now that I have 16 completed, the pattern is starting to sink in.  I wouldn't worry about picking up the wrapped stitch too much. I picked them up on mine, but I know I missed quite a few & you really can't see them.  The explanation for how to do it on Knitty.com isn't particularly helpful.  I have a few other books that I found better instructions - let me know if that's what you are looking for & I'll post the books I used as a reference. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2007 02:01:39 PM »

Yes, please do post the recommended reading. I get the concept of the short row... I use it when I'm knitting socks, but there was something about the second short row in the pattern that just threw me. Ive put this project aside for awhile due to the frustration, but perhaps after reading the books you reccomend something will click and I can move on through the pattern without difficulty. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2007 06:23:29 AM »

Sure - "Vouge Knitting:The Ultimate Knitting Book" is extremely helpful.  There's a nice illustration on how to pick up your wrapped stitches.  I found this book to be the best.  The other book that was helpful to me was - The Knitting Answer Book p. 303. 

I really think the Vouge book will be more of a help, but try the other one if you can't get your hands on it.
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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2007 03:35:50 PM »

I casted on for this project (again) today and it went swimingly. I didnt bother with the wraps like you suggested and I had no problems. I love the way the colors are a bit of a surprise as you knit. I will post pics of my first panel soon. (However Im considering just knitting long panels instead of 20 so individual ones)
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