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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty Winter 07 on: December 05, 2007 03:16:32 PM
Kitty somehow looks a bit like a rat to me... anyone else have this impression? At least in that side view. There it definitely looks rather scary!

I like a lot things in this issue, too. I think I will give Quant a try soon. I have been eyeing the Danica scarf pattern for quite a while, but never had the courage to try Entrelac. This is perfect for a shy first try. Cheesy I like the Matrix mittens, too, and feel somehow attracted to Tudora- it's cute and funny and classic at the same time, I think. And those Square Cake bags are genious, they look so elegant! Same for the Halcyon scarf... just beautiful! Although I was a bit disappointed when I noticed it was knit from such fine yarn, and so very "holey". It looked a bit more solid in the first picture. Wink
Yeah, and then I'm so impressed by Jeanie and Abotanicity!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: my scarf edge curls but only on ONE side?! on: December 05, 2007 02:52:15 PM
Thanks for your answers! It seems that I indeed somehow manage to add twist to the yarn, the yarn coming from the ball definitely tends to twist quite a bit. But, anyway, after the second repeat, the other side began to curl as well. Now it's nearly symmetric (at least that  Cheesy) and basically just the ordinary edge-curl-problem. Wink Hmm, I will maybe start the scarf anew without that additional stitch at the edge. Perhaps it is better to have a very narrow edge in case the curling doesn't go away with blocking. But hey, maybe it will! It's good to hear that it worked so well for you, javede. Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / my scarf edge curls but only on ONE side?! on: December 04, 2007 06:05:39 AM

I started to knit the Cherry Leaf Scarf from this pattern: http://www.kidsknits.com/free/cherryleaf.htm
After the first pattern repeat, I noticed that one of the edges was curling quite a lot while the other one lies nicely flat.  If I look at the right side from the scarf, the left edge is okay and the right one curls very much towards the wrong side of the scarf. I tried to take a photo, but the curling wasnt visible there
Does someone have any idea what might cause this effect? Oh, and I modified the pattern a bit by adding one knit stitch on each edge, both on right and wrong side rows. Could that be the reason? Actually, I was convinced that a knit stitch at the edge could only help prevent curling, not the opposite  Huh
I was wondering if it could help to purl the edge stitch at the edge which is now curling, instead of knit. But I have no idea if that would have any effect at all. Or should I try to knit those stitches tighter or less tight? Im completely lost, and happy about any advice!  Smiley
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Xmas Aliens on: November 30, 2007 03:04:30 PM
Oh, they are SO cute! I couldn't say which one I like best. I agree, they do have personality! I love their little faces. It feels as if they were looking at me.  Cheesy
These will look so cool in the tree! And they would also make great bag charms or something like that. That's what I thought they might be when I had only seen the photo at first. Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: B&W classical patterned mittens + wristwarmers on: November 28, 2007 03:08:42 PM
Your mittens are so pretty, I like the black and white contrast! The moment I saw the small thumbnail picture, I was like "wow, those look great!"  Smiley I want to try to knit mittens like this sometime (soon, I hope.) I love the look of them, and I really would need a pair of warm mittens!  Wink 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Forest Canopy Triangle Scarf on: November 28, 2007 03:03:05 PM
This shawl is so beautiful, I would wear it all the time! I saw the pattern some time ago, and thought at once that I liked it, but now I think I love it. Wink The yarn looks so wonderful, too! I've read your blog entry... I think you have chosen the perfect project for it! Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Muir on: November 24, 2007 12:28:45 PM
Wow, that looks great! The Muir pattern is so beautiful, and your finished one is gorgeous! Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Wisp from Knitty on: November 22, 2007 05:55:36 AM
Thank you! Good to hear that simply using a larger needle worked fine for you. Then I think I'll do it that way, too! Smiley

I started my Wisp now, or actually I started two. I thought I'd try it first with a slightly thicker yarn to make myself familiar with the pattern. But then I was actually already on my fifth repeat when I switched over to the "actual" yarn... the pattern is really nice to knit! So I think I will finish the other one, too, for myself. Smiley But now I'm knitting the one for my mother first. Using the lace yarn is less awkward than I thought before, and I like the way it's coming out:

The colours are actually more intense in real life! Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Athenian Scarf on: November 19, 2007 02:59:46 AM
This scarf is fantastic! Maybe one day I will try this stitch, but at the moment I'm still too intimidated by the thought of having so many stitches on my hook and not lose one or make a big chaotic mess somehow Grin The result is gorgeous, anyway! And the colour of this yarn is heavenly. Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Stripped mittens just in time for winter! on: November 19, 2007 02:48:54 AM
Well done, they're very nice! The stripes are cool. I also like your colour combination. (Even though I'm normally not too enthusiastic about rose-coloured things! So this really means something coming from me.  Cheesy)
I might give this pattern a try, mittens are right on top of the things I want to knit. Maybe from alpaca wool. I made some fingerless gloves in alpaca some time ago, and they are super warm, but obviously they don't protect my fingers at all...  Roll Eyes
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