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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong on: February 04, 2006 08:44:24 PM
has anyone made the XS size?  I'm confused about the number of stitches required to cast on.  if anyone would look at my math and let me know if I'm on the right track or completely off, I'd appreciate it.

the clover lace is an 8 stitch repeat.  for the XS, I cast on 106 stitches.

for row 3 - where I'm stuck counting and re-counting stitches, thinking that I'm losing my mind - there are five stitches, then a bunch of clovers, and then 2 stitches.

5 st + (8 st) + 2 st

106 minus 7 is 99.  this is not divisible by 8.

I can cast on 103 stitches (7 st on the ends, plus 12 clover repeats, which add up to 96 st) and then the math works out.  right?  or am I forgetting/missing something?  I've ripped this thing out so many times... I want to figure out what's going wrong!
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Basic Cable from...SNB Nation!!! on: February 04, 2006 09:55:14 AM
thank you! Smiley

the Andean Silk is very soft and nice! kind of gets fuzzy when you knit with it for a bit - I think that's what people call a halo? - and it's NOT color fast (the water in my sink turned pink while I was preparing it for blocking), but I liked it quite a bit.  I still have a few balls left and am trying to decide what to make.  it would be lovely close to the skin.
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Basic Cable from...SNB Nation!!! on: February 03, 2006 06:24:51 PM
I recently finished mine too!

I had some problems with the last stitch in the cable being very baggy, so I went through and tightened them up by gently tugging on the surrounding stitches.  later on in the hat, I tried knitting the last cable stitch through the back loop (k tbl) and that seemed to help quite a bit, so I think I'll be doing that in the future.

I think I did something funny with my ribbing... on the other pictures I've seen, it lines up nicely with the cables.  mine's all over the place.  ah well.

I made a few modifications to this hat.  I like long hats that completely cover my ears, so I added three rows of ribbing to the bottom... and then after reading this thread, I added two repeats of the cable pattern before I started decreasing.  looking back, I could have just done two extra cable repeats and not added more ribbing, but it's still a good length for me so I'm happy. 

I used KnitPicks Andean Silk in Cranberry - one complete ball and then a little bit of another.  I also used my new Denise needles for the majority of the hat - size 7 and 8 - and I'm very pleased with them. Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Odessa (Grumperina for MagKnits) KAL on: February 03, 2006 06:20:12 PM
I'm going to be making this too, once I find some suitable beads! Smiley  it's such a gorgeous hat.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong on: February 03, 2006 06:19:09 PM
I've gotten a few inches into the back, and then had to rip back each time... I either get way off somehow (lace all wacky), or I find I've somehow increased or decreased when I shouldn't have, and just all kinds of things.

getting ready to hop back in and try again while waiting for my World of Warcraft realm to let me in!  heh.

I'm so glad to see more Luckys-in-progress, yay!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong on: January 21, 2006 08:54:42 AM
anyone still knitting along on Lucky?

I'm getting ready to start mine!  I'm using KnitPicks Shine in Cloud (or was it Fog?  hmm) - a light grey color that should make it easy to wear at work or home or anywhere. 
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:my "roll your own needlecases" on: March 08, 2004 09:00:48 AM
I added a second pocket on mine too!  very handy for shorter needles and DPNs Smiley  yours look great!
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