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211  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Waffle! on: October 08, 2005 08:33:27 PM
That's awesome! And I'll be very interested to see the stitch pattern for a Toaster Strudle hat.
212  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: everybody do the funky chicken! on: October 08, 2005 08:30:54 PM
Sooooooo cute!
213  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Uneven knitted ribbing- how can I fix this? on: October 08, 2005 08:25:17 PM
Thanks for the advice!

I've tried tugging on the yarn between the knit and purl stitches, but it doesn't seem to be helping much (I'm a fairly tight knitter anyway). I'm hoping that the blocking will fix it up.
I think the designer suggested the steam block method so the ribbing would stay springy and elastic, but I may be wrong. And I'll very carefully check my piece for dirt before I block it now!
214  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Uneven knitted ribbing- how can I fix this? on: October 08, 2005 12:42:16 AM
I'm knitting a sweater at the moment that uses a lot of k2 p2 ribbing ('Pinup Queen' from SnB, for those of you playing at home).
The trouble is that the ribbing is not coming out entirely even- the left stitch of the two is slightly larger and sloppier than the right one. I know this is a natural thing that happens to hand-knit ribbing, but is there anything I can do during the blocking process to even it out?
The pattern calls for 'steam blocking' (lightly steaming the knitting with an iron) as opposed to the normal wet blocking I usually do. Is this going to cause problems with getting the stitches to sit evenly?

Hints and tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
215  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Rowan Butterfly! My first lace work! on: October 07, 2005 11:58:11 PM
That is GORGEOUS! Well done, indeed.
216  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: skully shrug on: October 07, 2005 04:42:02 AM
That's great!
My first sweater was 'Skully' from SnB, and although it turned out the size of a small marquee, my affinity for knitted skulls remains. Good job!
217  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "yarnbowling" on: October 07, 2005 04:22:47 AM
I am always a fan of new methods of yarn storage- especially storage as nice as that!

*Stares mournfully at drab plastic tub which houses her stash*
218  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Loop-d-Loop hooded capelet - done! on: October 07, 2005 04:18:40 AM
Wow, that is sexy. I didn't like that pattern when I looked at it on the Loop-d-Loop website, but on you it looks incredible! Hot hot hot.  Shocked

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