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« on: March 05, 2005 04:04:33 PM »

Magic Ball Knitting!
Who wants to join me at some magic ball knitting?

You can knit anything you want as long as its using the magic ball technique.

Magic ball knitting ideas can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27556.0

I think I'll be making a scarf using a mix of handpsun and commercial yarns Ive dyed and/or altered or spun myself,knit the long ways so it will have random narrow stripes. 

Other things that would make a good magic ball project:
bags
felted somethings
small sweaters or wraps/stoles
gloves or mittens
bowls (felted)
pillows
a funky hat!
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005 04:13:19 PM »

Ooo!  I must do this!  Thank god I'm a pack rat and keep all my scraps! Cheesy

That scarf is an awesome idea.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2005 06:39:19 AM »

May I join? Hurrah for my first knitalong! I think I'll make a wall hanging.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005 02:29:48 PM »

So glad you started this knitalong! I'm in and thinking of either a shawl or sweater. I've been playing with it a while and trying different stiches. I like stockinette so far for a sweater, and garter for a shawl. I think it's best to keep it simple.

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2005 04:15:44 PM »

May I join? Hurrah for my first knitalong! I think I'll make a wall hanging.

Of course! (like i'd tell someone they couldn't! that would be awefully mean)

Now just to find where I've stashed all by bits and pieces.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005 07:18:15 AM »

Thanks! I just wanted to say "May I". I'm an English major. =)

I started working on my thingie, though, and this is really rough on my nerves! I knitted more in one afternoon than I ever have before, then looked at it and realized I can't handle the clashing colors. So I ripped it out and removed some, so it's more the same color family, but it's still bugging me..and my pieces are too long, so I have stripes instead of patches. I am too uptight, I need to let it go and just see what happens! I think it might end up being a rug.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2005 04:35:26 PM »

did you see the rug in the last interweave issue?  it rocks, and it looks like it would be interesting with magic ball knititng (maybe even with 2 balls!)
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005 12:47:22 AM »

I might try doing some magic ball knitting--maybe a thick rib-knit scarf (so it comes together quickly) with two yarns held together, one of them being the magic ball?  It might possibly bring all the colors together better to include a single-color yarn.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005 07:45:21 AM »

I fixed my problem, I just needed to use colors that I LIKE together. Duh. And it's turning out so jewel-like and India beautiful that I want to be able to wear it, so it's becoming a skinny scarf for formal attire. Mmmmmm with a black dress! And in the summer I could use it as a belt. Wait til you see it!
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005 08:21:22 AM »

The idea of this technique is sooo appealing to me (giant stash with no end in sight...can't seem to throw yarn away). I plan to do a really crazy blanket with this technique eventually. But for now, I'm finally making some garments for myself (first Tempting, almost finished Accidentally On Purpose and plan to start Clapotis right after) so I don't know when I'll get around to Magic Ball. I'm sure I'll post when I do though Smiley
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