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« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2005 09:08:43 AM »

Some of y'all  have mentioned that it goes fast, but I am really slow on these things.  Is there something I'm missing?

i don't know--perhaps you just need some practice, or maybe your technique could use a little adjustment.

all i can tell you is that i can make a rolled brim hat in under an hour--a turned brim hat in a little over an hour  (i've been making one turned-brimm hat a day for advent)--i can make one of my ear flap hats in about an hour and a half.

i can make a scarf on the long loom in about an hour. 

most everything else takes me longer because i have to work out the pattern myself.  there is a pitiful dearth of attractive patterns available for these things and i just won't settle for the few that are out there.  right now i have three sets of looms, because i have so many designs that i want to work out, i keep them all in action.
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« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2005 08:23:59 PM »

it took me a few hats before i became speedy...it's one of those practice makes perfect things like anything else. it depends a lot too on whether it is a more involved pattern or something you've made a lot. i ended up making over 30 hats for my church's mitten tree for the poor this year, but i started making them at the end of sept and i did them on my days off.
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« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2005 05:24:29 AM »

I finally bought the KK set on sale at Michaels (YAY SALE!)
and I've been churning out baby hats and blankets for our Perinatal Resource Center like MAD!!!

I'm going to try a baby sweater next....wish me luck!
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« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2005 08:24:55 AM »

it took me a few hats before i became speedy...it's one of those practice makes perfect things like anything else. it depends a lot too on whether it is a more involved pattern or something you've made a lot. i ended up making over 30 hats for my church's mitten tree for the poor this year, but i started making them at the end of sept and i did them on my days off.

LOL, so I thought I'd try it again, and now I can't figure out where I put them!  Cheesy
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« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2005 09:41:47 AM »

LOL, so I thought I'd try it again, and now I can't figure out where I put them!  Cheesy

they're probably with my crochet hooks, which i haven't seen in over a week.
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« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2005 05:40:29 PM »

does anyone get white streaks on their looms from sliding the metal hook on them?
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« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2005 07:21:51 PM »

no white streaks, but the metal part of my hook keeps sliding out of the rubber handle as I use it.  Its annoying!
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« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2005 07:50:41 PM »

i've tried all kinds of things to make the little tool more comfortable and i finally gave up on it and started using a dental pick, which is MUCH easier on my hands and on the yarn.
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« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2005 08:25:46 PM »

where do I buy a dental pik because I have purchased TWO new hooks for this think and I've only finished a scarf and some mittens.
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« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2005 01:19:06 AM »

i got this dental pick several years ago at walgreen's, i think it cost about $6.00.  at that time i was using it for a dental pick--i had lost a crown and used to mix the cement in the kit that my dentist recommended for replacing it until i could get an appointment with him.  there were several different types there when i last looked.

oh, i found my crochet hooks.   Cheesy
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