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Question: What's your favorite Resolution project?  (Voting closed: March 20, 2008 07:06:29 PM)
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Topic: 2008 New Year's Resolution Knitting Challenge  (Read 14884 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2008 12:59:14 PM »

arghh... common sense has stopped me from joining this challenge, but I might have to anyway.  If I don't finish (because I'm not a super-fast knitter like so many of you talented people on here), I apologise... I just... I have a thesis to write, too!   Cheesy
I may not finish either but I figure it's an excuse to use some yarn and start another WIP. lol
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2008 02:44:25 AM »

Does backwards knitting count as a new skill?  I wanna learn it so I can knit entrelac faster!  I've signed up for a class to learn it.  Is that ok?
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2008 06:39:20 AM »

Sure!  Go for it!  Maybe at your class you can talk someone into taking a pic of you doing it.  I've always wanted to understand it better!
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2008 04:54:21 PM »

this sounds really great.  and perfect for me since i'm new to knitting and get easily frustrated.  so i figure if i take up this challenge i'll have a bunch of craftsters cheering me on! xx
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2008 03:27:08 PM »

Hm... I might try 2 socks at the same time on 2 circs for this one.

Or, fair isle cables (where the cables are a different color than the background) and desinging my own pattern.  So many choices!
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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2008 09:11:30 AM »

I think I'll join up with trying a cable skinny scarf!! I've been afraid to try cables so far, so here's the excuse!!
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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2008 04:02:39 AM »

I'm new to this site,and to knitting.
I was making a hat, and it was way to big. I only did the first couple of rounds.
So im working on gauging this month. I'm hope i can make a skirt out of it, that will fit me.
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« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2008 07:32:05 AM »

All right I think in order to actually start and finish something and achieve at least one of my goals (knitting in the round) I may make a knit beaded cuff. I have all the stuff to do that and can make up my own pattern as well as take it with me easier than mittens. I have like 20 pages of tips and tuts on dpns printed out for the mittens and I haven't even started yet! lol
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2008 05:07:26 PM »

Hello my sweet - I have a question.

Can I add some more coordinating items to my original?
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2008 07:47:02 PM »

Well, let's see.  I took a pic of some yarn and a pattern for the top down raglan.  Then I discovered that my gauge was off by a.... well, a lot.  So I took another picture of different yarn, and a different pattern (slipper socks).  My gauge came out great.  I got the first sock about 3/4 of the way done, and realized that there's no way it will fit anyone here.  I felt like a textbook case from Knitting Rules!, because I kept knitting, even though it was pretty obvious looking at the first set of ribbing that it wasn't going to go over anyone's foot (I blame my husband for it. He said it would be fine, and I believed him).  I also checked the sock section after I'd finished the ribbing for the top of the sock, having used knitted cast on, only to read the words: do not use "knitted cast on" for socks.  Roll Eyes  I blame the sweater. It was the first time I'd done knitted cast on. Apparently, 200 cast on stitches can affect what you default to.

If I get the socks done (with a stretchier cast on, and more stitches), I'll post them.  I had these grand plans that I was going to conquer my fear of knitting socks AND of kool aid dyeing.  I'll have to see how it goes (with the way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that my yarn is acrylic, when my kool aid dyeing attempts fail miserably).  It doesn't *feel* like acrylic, but it's a mystery yarn from a swap.

Still, I think I've actually conquered my fear of socks, having figured out how to do the heel (which looks like the hardest part.  If the toe's harder, don't tell me till the challenge is over).  Grin
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