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bijou_raoul
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2008 08:41:14 AM »

Finishing, finishing, finishing. I make mostly sweaters so pretty much every project has a lot of seams involved, and I've definitely had sweaters that I completed all the pieces for & then put off the actual finishing for weeks after that because I hate seams so much. Especially setting in sleeves--I always have to fudge them at least a little & for some reason despite all my best efforts to make sure the armhole opening & sleeve cap are the same size, it's always off just a bit. But I think I'm getting better with time, so I think practice and patience are key here, as with many things.  Oh and blocking too. It just takes way too much time and I don't really have the space for it to begin with. I usually end up hand-washing the finished piece, I spin it out in the washer & then tug on it a little to set everything in place and drape it over my clothes-drying rack.  Again...patience:)
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amybarnett
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2008 12:10:41 PM »

 Angry I hate hate hate the kitchner stitch. With a passion. Booooooo.
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2008 07:27:55 PM »

i have no stamina when it comes to knitting. i like to be able to watch my work grow and grow quickly. i hate big projects for this reason.

gimmie little things anyday!

i also hate it when you buy really nice yarns, only to find that by the time you are finished (or, in my case, half way) transforming them into something yummy, you can't stand the sight of them anymore.

so sad.
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snoweviolet
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2008 10:58:29 PM »

I think blocking is annoying as hell. You have to be sooooo meticulous and then it takes forever to dry. Pain in the... Angry

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2008 03:57:46 PM »

hm...i agree that blocking sucks.  often, i don't do it, so a lot of my stuff looks kind of wonky, but i'm ok with it.  also, i've often said i hate seaming, but i just found out i was doing it wrong...at least mattress stitch.  apparently you don't just poke your needle in where ever you want.  now i know how to do it, i totally love seaming. 
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« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2008 10:01:47 PM »

For me it's any kind of finishing on a piece and the sad feeling i get when i've finally finished something and then have to pick something new to start.
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ehmalee
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2008 08:52:19 PM »

I hate casting on if it's a huge amount of stitches. I just started a project, 164 stitches and my family kept talking to me. I had to cast on about 7 times. I hated it.

I don't hate any particular part of knitting other than the lack of supplies located around here. My area has no LYS's anywhere. It's depressing because all of these patterns are amazing but I don't have the recommended yarns nor do I know how to substitute yarn.
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Riki
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2008 12:36:53 AM »

I hate casting on if it's a huge amount of stitches. I just started a project, 164 stitches and my family kept talking to me. I had to cast on about 7 times. I hated it.


I know what you mean! Yesterday I cast on 320! But i decided to take the easy way out and put a marker every 50 stitches. Boy did that help in all the interruptions I had!
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ehmalee
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2008 08:25:22 AM »

I hate casting on if it's a huge amount of stitches. I just started a project, 164 stitches and my family kept talking to me. I had to cast on about 7 times. I hated it.


I know what you mean! Yesterday I cast on 320! But i decided to take the easy way out and put a marker every 50 stitches. Boy did that help in all the interruptions I had!

I did the same thing, PM at every 50-32-50-32 stitches... I think my natural inability to count might have also played a part in my frustration. Somehow in my mind, the number 8 does not exsist -.-
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xohsweetnothin
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2008 08:39:53 PM »

Honestly? I really hate just finishing it... I knit mostly to keep my hands busy.. I really love the process but when it's all done, even if it's an item I totally love, I hate that I've finished because now.. I either have nothing to do to keep me busy, or I need to think of something new to knit/buy more yarn.
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