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« on: November 29, 2003 10:37:12 PM »

This was the first knitting project I ever did - I made up the pattern as I went along and forgot to write it down....  Sad
but it took so long that I think it kinda put me off knitting!

http://ca.f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/plastikvodka/vwp?.dir=/four+sided+triangle&.dnm=weezerbear.jpg&.view=t
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2003 11:42:05 PM »

Oh, wow, that's adorable! You made that up as you went along? That's just cool.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2003 05:37:42 AM »

aaaaaaa! How cute IS that??? wowie...this is your FIRST knitting project? It's like a kindergardener going into accelerated fifth grade math class...umm...yea...I am so impressed with your teddy! does it need a scarf? because that is ALL this kindergardener has to offer.... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2003 08:15:20 AM »

the funny thing is, I can't knit a scarf for the life of me! The edges ALWAYS roll. All I did for the teddy was think about what shape I would want each piece (I sew, so this was easy to figure out) and then I just added and dereased stitched until I had that shape... and then sewed them all together. The symbol on the tummy was easy, I just switched the yarn in and out
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2003 11:17:22 AM »

Egad, he's adorable! I love him and wish i could hug him. You should feel realy proud of yourself.  Please don't get turned off to knitting. Take a breather but find a little project to spark your inspiration again because knitting is a great PORTABLE hobby and is so versatile, and you obviously have the knack to do it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2003 12:02:45 PM »

Wow!  That is so cute! (Hi plastikvodka!)
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2003 08:58:18 AM »

heya yardenxanthe! it's gresat to see some already-familiar faces here!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2003 10:46:15 AM »

I checked out the other things in your slideshow - they are awesome!  I love the kitty mittens and the monster purse.

Oh, and if your scarf is curly, just block it.  Lay it out flat on a towel and steam it with a steam iron (you just hold the  iron just above the scarf and let the steam come out).  I just did this for the first time last night on a curly scarf and it worked wonders - and only took like 5 or 10 minutes!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2004 10:01:40 AM »

This was the first knitting project I ever did - I made up the pattern as I went along and forgot to write it down....  Sad
but it took so long that I think it kinda put me off knitting!

http://ca.f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/plastikvodka/vwp?.dir=/four+sided+triangle&.dnm=weezerbear.jpg&.view=t

Never let that get you down.  The bear's so incredibly cute.  Have faith and keep knitting!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2004 02:07:22 PM »

That bear is so cute. I have to tell you, I am blown away by your knitting savvy. It took me 12 years of knitting to go 3-D! Funny thing though is that I approach sewing like I'm knitting...I guess whatever works, right?!

Congrats!
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2004 10:11:22 AM »

 Please don't get turned off to knitting. Take a breather but find a little project to spark your inspiration again because knitting is a great PORTABLE hobby and is so versatile, and you obviously have the knack to do it.

That is so true!  Actually, I was knitting right as I was reading your post in my school library during study hall.  I get in knitting ruts sometimes too, but you just need to find the right project to get you going again.  And there's so much you can do with knitting!

By the way, I WANT YOUR BEAR!
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2004 11:08:39 AM »

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Oh, and if your scarf is curly, just block it.  Lay it out flat on a towel and steam it with a steam iron (you just hold the  iron just above the scarf and let the steam come out).  I just did this for the first time last night on a curly scarf and it worked wonders - and only took like 5 or 10 minutes!

this may work, but there's something crucial to remember here: stockinette always curls! every newbie discovers this.  (stockinette stitch is when you knit one side, purl the other.) if you want your scarf not to curl, simply choose a stitch that has knits and purls on the same side (garter stitch, moss stitch), or put a border of such a stitch on each side of your scarf. (each long side, that is.)

for anyone interested in the finer points of why stockinette curls, check out this thread:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/advanced_knit/75220.html
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2004 11:12:01 AM »

oh, and i forgot to add: only block natural fibers! it won't work on synthetics, and, what's more, they could melt!

this is an excellent guide:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html
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