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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: easter island head bag for a kaoss pad and question on: June 21, 2008 02:17:01 PM
that's great colourwork!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: circular needles..anything I NEED to know beforehand on: June 19, 2008 09:38:17 AM
Get needles that have a smooth join between tip and cable, so the yarn will slide along without getting stuck. Sometimes it helps to start using 2 circs instead of one, if the pattern starts as a tube too narrow for the circ lenght you have. (Search Cat Bordhi Socks on youtube, that's how I learned to use 2 circs).
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Two Shawls, One Skein on: June 18, 2008 11:12:54 PM
I have not been successful with lace.  What made it "easy" for you?  Your work is beautiful! 
It could help to try with a thicker yarn first, if laceweight is being difficult. I find that sometimes with patterns really full of YOs (my favourites), the YO gets over the next stitch and if you don't pay attention it's easy to knit both together on the next row. That kind of thing is easier to see on thicker yarn. I started knitting lace with fingering yarn, and I'm just now using my first laceweight. Or maybe, you could swatch the pattern repeats in thicker yarn to see how it goes and then tackle the real project in laceweight. Done that too, once, with a pattern that had a mistake on the chart. I kept trying and it didn't look right, so I got some other scrap yarn and swatched, experimented changing the chart, until it looked right.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Estonian Lace Stole on: June 18, 2008 10:54:54 PM
I am in envy of you lace knitters! Gorgeous!
Well, come to the dark side then. It's all just knits and purls and YOs, I promise.

whimsy10510, I guess I was thinking more of the other pic on the blog, this one here is pretty tame (the other one is too, but wouldn't be on my grandma's time). But don't ask me about the pics that _didn't_ get into the blog post.  Grin
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Corona Hoodie Smooshy Scrumptiousness on: June 18, 2008 03:08:55 AM
Your designs always rock!
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Machines - good or evil? on: June 18, 2008 12:33:17 AM
I have no experience with knitting machines, aside what I read from others. What I've read is that you need to do lots of maths and adjustements to get them to work right, and that they're far from feed-yarn-go-out-come-back-home-to-sweater-magically-completed. I've read that it's more difficult to make good socks on machines than hand knitting. So I don't think it necessarily lacks skills. And I've seen loom knitting projects on Craftster too. I don't see what the difference is, in that both kinds are not hand knitted, right? Although to be honest, I don't think Craftster "judges" by skill level at all. Highly advanced projects don't automatically give better reception. A lot of the most commented, most viewed projects are easy and simple, like toys and small purses. I think people mostly comment on what they'd want to knit or wear. And sometimes, even the most simple and easy things are a beauty (http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2008/06/knitted-garter-stith-blanket-aka-big.html).
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Two Shawls, One Skein on: June 17, 2008 11:58:47 PM
What magic yarn is this? I want some! (And I love the red.)
I'm starting my first laceweight too, I'm amazed at how light the project feels on the needles. Isn't that great?
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Estonian Lace Stole on: June 16, 2008 01:48:54 PM
Thank you! I'm learning to love the border, because it wasn't my first option. But the one I chose first was too wide and I wouldn't have enough yarn...
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Rusted Root! on: June 16, 2008 01:42:43 PM
It's a great pattern, isn't it?  Smiley
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Orkney Pi Shawl on: June 16, 2008 09:41:55 AM
rofl. I commented on your blog about this shawl some hours ago. It's just great!
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