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« Reply #370 on: March 10, 2005 06:58:17 AM »

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm doing the Lovable Toys, and am totally stuck on the body part, where you redistribute the stitches onto two circular needles. For some reason, it just isn't making sense to me. What should it look like on the needles? There shouldn't be any twists, right? I'm so confused!

Put the first half the stitches (if there are 20 sts then put the first 10 sts on one needle and sts 11-20 on  another.) And you're right, no twists, right! The needles will be parallel to each other, forming a little pouchlike thing...does that make sense?? Write again if it doesn't and I'll try to explain a bit better.
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« Reply #371 on: March 10, 2005 11:34:04 AM »

amobabe--thanks so much for trying to help me! I don't know why I'm getting so stumped by this--it doesn't seem like it should be this hard! I think it's my whole sense of which is "first" and which is "last" stitches (am I the only other one who always gets "left" and "right" confused at first? Gosh!).

So this is what I have: two parallel needles. And with the rs facing, from left to right, I see 10 stitches on the needle closest to me, then 20 on the needle behind that, and then another 10 on the front needle again.

That's not right, is it?

Grr....so frustrating!
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« Reply #372 on: March 10, 2005 03:56:04 PM »

amobabe--thanks so much for trying to help me! I don't know why I'm getting so stumped by this--it doesn't seem like it should be this hard! I think it's my whole sense of which is "first" and which is "last" stitches (am I the only other one who always gets "left" and "right" confused at first? Gosh!).

So this is what I have: two parallel needles. And with the rs facing, from left to right, I see 10 stitches on the needle closest to me, then 20 on the needle behind that, and then another 10 on the front needle again.

That's not right, is it?

Grr....so frustrating!

That is right. 100%. You're right. Now just join the stitches and knit in the round.

I have to apologize because I gave you BAD/confusing directions before  because I was actually thinking about the set up for the booties in the book (which I'd just made) and you do some weird dividing w/ parallel needles. I am so sorry for confusing you. Oh my. Sorry!
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« Reply #373 on: March 10, 2005 04:33:25 PM »

Oh, thank you, thank you amobabe!! Yay!!!
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« Reply #374 on: March 11, 2005 03:43:55 AM »

Amobabe, you should let her have it!! That is such a cute picture  Cheesy I like what you did with the fair isle (or intarsia?) looks really cool--now thats thinking outside the box.
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« Reply #375 on: March 11, 2005 11:35:12 AM »

Hourglass question:

On the decrease instruction, it says, 4 stitches decreased.  "Knit 8 rounds."

Does that mean knit 8 decrease rounds for a total of 32 stitches decreased? 

Then it says, knit 9 rounds as previous.  Aroo??

For some reason, the directions in this book are never very obvious for me!
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« Reply #376 on: March 11, 2005 12:14:43 PM »

zzjulia - the decrease round decreases 4 sts.  Then you knit 8 rounds even (no decreases) then you repeat those 9 rounds (dec 4 more on next round, then knit 8 more rounds even)
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« Reply #377 on: March 11, 2005 03:45:00 PM »

Has anyone made the felted yoga mat from this book? It looks gorgeous, but I'd like to see one made by "real people," so to speak. I tried doing a Google and board search and came up with nothing.
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« Reply #378 on: March 11, 2005 04:01:54 PM »

M - thanks for the clarification! Makes more sense now Smiley
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« Reply #379 on: March 12, 2005 07:13:35 AM »

Has anyone made the felted yoga mat from this book? It looks gorgeous, but I'd like to see one made by "real people," so to speak. I tried doing a Google and board search and came up with nothing.

I haven't made one but I'm thinking about it. I want to use bulky yarn from handpaintedyarns.co m.

I think it'll be my summer project b/c, for some reason, I can't really knit sweaters or hats or scarves during the summer months.


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