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1  men's cardigan reincarnate...suggestions? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by mitsie99 on: November 14, 2007 06:20:51 PM
I'm making a cardigan for my dad, and it's a surprise replacement for the one he had years ago. I have the original and I want to make it similar but I haven't had any luck finding a pattern (online anyway) that I could alter accordingly. So I'm thinking I could make one up. The basic pattern for a cardigan seems pretty straight-forward, my concern is the cables. I've never done them before and although I think I could figure it out, I'm wondering if you have to make any adjustments to your measurements to account for them? Would you just use your gauge from stocking st?

Also, the sides have this type of stitching (see below), and I don't know what it is...are there dropped stitches or what? Could I get the same effect with another type of stitch?

Obviously, I'm not a super advanced knitter hehee...I am however very ambitious. Any suggestions/ideas would be appreciated!
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2  Re: Dreadlocks in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by mitsie99 on: September 08, 2007 04:43:39 PM
I haven't checked this thread in a long time, its good to see its still going on. And the pics are beautiful, everyone's hair looks great.

Mine are 21 months old. I started out with a full head of them but as time went on I just kept shaving more off.

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3  Re: Dreadlocks in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by mitsie99 on: October 12, 2006 07:14:14 PM
I have the internet again, so I was finally able to read the last 20 pages of this thread...and I'm all up to date now Smiley I loved loved loved looking at all the pics in this thread and I think it's time we each do some dread photo updates! I'm clueless about posting pics so these may be huge, teeny, who knows. Sorry  Wink

1 month:

3 months:

7 months:

These are from today, just over 9 months:

Here you can see the beautiful bead that Ninja made Smiley

Wow it's really hard to take a picture of your own head.
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4  Re: Dreadlocks in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by mitsie99 on: April 16, 2006 02:14:51 PM
Hey Ninja, I didn't know you were in Canada, me too, but I'm on the east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As for knottylocks, I've always been hesitant to post there because since I've been on there (it's only been about 3 months) I've seen so many people ripped on for the smallest things. I don't get it and it's unfortunate, but oh well. It was nice to read your thoughts on it though; you articulated exactly how I feel when it comes to looking professional. Sometimes, it's just reality and you have to do it. And I don't think that having dreads and being a professional are incompatible. I've worked my ass off for this degree so I can help people and make a difference in the world, and I'm not going to waste it over the way my hair looks. I'm also not willing to get rid of my dreads. I love them, and I think the only way people's misconceptions can be challenged and changed is if they see something that doesn't fit into their stereotype/prejudgement, e.g. I have dreads, don't smoke weed, am a hard worker, and my hair is far from dirty. Even if it makes one person question their assumptions about people who choose dreads, then that's great.

So here are some recent pics of my locks:



I'm quite pleased with how they're coming along  Grin I get excited about every little change they go through!

I'd like to try the aloe...I have an aloe plant, but no blender. Can I just take the jelly part from the middle and use that?
As for styling, I do lots of things with them. I've got some cool hats, lots of funky headbands, etc. and that helps on those days where they're all crazy. I too love those headwraps on the kb site; it even gives the measurements...hmmmm it'd be pretty easy to make one...I think I'll give it a try.
In the next day or so, I'm going to try the dreadballing method, and also, using an elastic to hold everything in place while I tie the thread on. Thanks for your suggestions Ninja, you've been very helpful!  Cheesy Oh, one last thing, how far away from the root do you tie the thread?
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