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31  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: blocking. hmmmm... on: September 24, 2006 08:14:08 PM
The curling happens naturally, like  you said and blocking will not help. Typically, it won't help, I should say.

Ok, blocking is basically using steam(from an iron) or water (by soaking your knitted item) and then pinning the item down to dry to make things look more uniform.

Try googling the words "blocking knitting" and see what comes up. Some bloggers out there have done a great job of explaining it.

Also, if you have Stitch N B!tch (the handbook, not nation) it explains blocking even better.

But, basically, it's a way to make things look a little cleaner and more uniform.

Does this help?

32  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sienna Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2006 on: September 19, 2006 02:05:06 PM

PS. Did you knit to the pattern's gauge?

No. If I wanted to go up a needle and a half than I would have gotten gauge. I would have been knitting on a 10.5us, and it just looked ridiculous.

I've heard a couple of people say that they had trouble getting gauge. I have no idea why. I didn't use the recommended yarn and that's why I thought I didn't get it.
33  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sienna Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2006 on: September 17, 2006 12:52:44 PM
Thanks! No, it's an adult, size small sweater.

I'm a stay at home mom with plenty of time on my hands. I have started early though. I promised myself that I wouldn't stay up the entire week before christmas ever again.
34  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sienna Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2006 on: September 17, 2006 12:22:14 PM

Made with yarn sent to me by a sweet friend in Ireland, this sweater took me just over 2 weeks to finish.

It goes in the Christmas pile. Only 6 more gifts left to complete! How many days do I have left? lol

35  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sweetness the baby sweater on: August 26, 2006 05:30:38 PM
I'm on a baby sweater kick lately.

Here's Sweetness.

36  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Deep V-neck top pattern? on: August 21, 2006 05:03:19 PM
It's a pretty retro look. I say try to find old 80's style pattern books- yard sales, used book stores, etc. and go from there.
37  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Green sweater on: August 21, 2006 05:01:15 PM
Nah, I used a swift and ball winder. And they help of my 9 month old kid who constantly looked on in awe and tried at every turn of the swift to reach out and grab it.

I can imagine that it would be a bitch to wind without those things, though.

It's sticky, know what I mean?
38  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Green sweater on: August 21, 2006 02:58:10 PM
For my friend's baby. It's the cutest thing.

Made from Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool. Nice yarn, except for the pieces of hay in it.

Close up of neck and button

It's a medium green color. I'm so sick of blue for boys and pink for girls. I did it in 4 days. I remember when something even this small would take me weeks! I guess all that practice is good for something.

I'm planning on making a hat to match too.

Back to holiday knitting!


39  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Girl From Auntie's Eris, anyone? on: August 11, 2006 07:16:32 AM


40  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Eris is done. Yahoo. on: August 11, 2006 07:12:45 AM

It's modified alot. But still beautiful. My mother in law is going to love it.

What do you think??
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