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Topic: I WILL HONOR CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART, AND KEEP IT ALL THE YEAR" CRAFTALONG UNSWAP  (Read 29041 times)
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« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2005 07:19:50 PM »

ScrappinFool - if you keep forgetting what row you're on, how about going back and looking at how many "ridges" you have in each color block (should be 7 on each side, if I'm thinking about it right...).  that way it doesn't matter if you forget, you just have to count the number of ridges you have for that color so far, and keep going from there!  Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: January 20, 2005 08:15:49 AM »

well i've started knitting a scarf for my son. it's my first knitting project so it's taking me forever lol. I bought the stitch and bitch book to learn and it's helping a lot! I cast on 20 and then i'm doing 14 rows of alternating green and black on 10 1/2 needles. I'll post a pic when it's done.. i'm only on my 3rd color block lol. I had to restart a few times! My problem is I keep forgetting what row i'm on!



Don't stress, darling. My first crochet project (an afghan I made my niece last year) I started many times. You'll get the swing of it, then you'll be a knitting fool! Wink
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« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2005 03:52:03 PM »

I've ripped so many knitting projects because of this same problem. In fact, it isn't a "real" knitting project for me if I don't rip it apart at least twice!  Cheesy

Here's my progress:
A small baby hat in pink with a mock cable knit for my niece
Two scarves
A ribbed hat for my boyfriend (in progress)
A nice stack of washclothes

I'm not a very fast knitter, so I'll be knitting my projects throughout the year. There are some great ideas from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. And if you don't know already, about.com has a wealth of knitting resources.

Also, Michaels is having a sale on boa yarn (sort of like fun fur but a different brand). Those make great fuzzy, trendy looking scarves!

I'll post pictures when I get a digital camera, hopefully this weekend...
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« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2005 09:54:15 PM »

Thanks for the ideas everyone:)  I'm knitting it pretty fast now (as fast as one can with a 6 month old lol) and I'm getting excited to see the scarf finally taking shape (it looks like a scarf now instead of a small square piece of something lol).  I finally figured out how to count the stitches thanks everyone for that idea!  I've also figured out that the odd numbered rows are on the "right" side and the even are on the "wrong" side, so if i ever question if it's row 6 or 7, I just look at what side is facing me!  My next project will be knitting on round needles.. boy oh boy Wink
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« Reply #64 on: January 21, 2005 09:32:34 AM »

Hey Scrappinfool!

I just have to say I really admire you! I taught myself how to knit over a year ago, and I haven't even attempted knitting alternating rows of colors yet! And that's your first project! I just got over my "fear" of circular needles just this month. It's actually not that hard; you just have to make sure that the first several rows don't get twisted around each other...

Good luck!
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« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2005 10:53:00 AM »

mmm I think I want to join! I don't have to ship anything, so I think I'll be successful with this... eh.

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« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2005 11:55:11 AM »

i finished the vegan fox stole for my mom (x-mas gift) at the blog:

http://www.getcrafty.com/blogs.php?user=bridgetroll
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« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2005 12:40:26 PM »

i finished the vegan fox stole for my mom (x-mas gift) at the blog:

http://www.getcrafty.com/blogs.php?user=bridgetroll

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« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2005 01:40:46 PM »

Hey Scrappinfool!

I just have to say I really admire you! I taught myself how to knit over a year ago, and I haven't even attempted knitting alternating rows of colors yet! And that's your first project! I just got over my "fear" of circular needles just this month. It's actually not that hard; you just have to make sure that the first several rows don't get twisted around each other...

Good luck!
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thanks Kath!  I've finally finished it on Saturday!  Now I'm working on the kitschy (sp?) kerchief in the SNB book.  increasing stitches was a bit confusing at first, but i think i've got the hang of it.. i hope... lol!    I am the kind of person who gets an idea in her head and wants to do it ALL NOW lol.   Here's the scarf pic on my server.  This pic was taken before the fringe and hiding the loose ends...
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« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2005 10:16:33 PM »

I'm making a scarf with ribbon yarn. It is turning out a lot prettier than I thought it would.
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