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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lace Scarf on: August 14, 2013 07:31:57 AM
Scarf off my needles!

Scarf on Display by Tim_Lange, on Flickr

Long Scarf by Tim_Lange, on Flickr

Lace Scarf Close by Tim_Lange, on Flickr

Lace Knit Green Scarf by Tim_Lange, on Flickr
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Lace Scarf on: December 05, 2011 08:35:31 PM
Just finished a baby lace scarf for my daughter. She's the model:

011/366 Modeling A Scarf by FitzTML, on Flickr

Close Up Baby Scarf by FitzTML, on Flickr


3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Am I Alone Here? on: November 14, 2011 09:36:41 AM
So Im having some knitting issues:

My first completed project was a knitted scarf in a lace pattern. Ive made this scarf in various forms four times now, working on number five, planning number six. Im also working on my own pattern using the same principles.

Im not worried about becoming a one-trick-pony as I also made an illusion scarf and am in the early planning stages to make a blanket out of squares based on the Fibonacci sequence.
My problem seems to be the speed I knit. I knit English style and I know that is typically slower than continental style. I also tend to be super paranoid about losing my place, often counting stitches mid row to ensure I havent missed any.

I read threads about people knitting while watching a movie or in class. I also see threads about people whipping up a garment in a weekend (alright, maybe Im exaggerating here). Why cant I do this? I have trouble listening to news or podcasts much less watching TV while knitting.

Heres my theories:
First, because of the pattern, I need to pay attention, remembering to click the row counter and minding the stitch markers as I pass them. Lace patterns and illusion scarfs depend on the pattern.

Second, I do occasionally get fatigued, tough to say if its mental of physical. I struggle to get through two sets of the pattern in one sitting (7 rows of 36st and 12 rows of 43st for my current WIPs). Thats about an hours work before I need a break.

The results of these are that my projects can take months for what seems like a simple scarf Ive done multiple times.

Is this normal? Am I the only one?


4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Completed Project on: August 11, 2006 04:05:34 PM
I would have posted this sooner but I just found this forum recently. This is my first project I completed, self taught from books including Basic Knitting where I got the pattern(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081173109X/sr=8-1/qid=1155337076/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-6555275-4620655?ie=UTF8). This is the Bay Side Scarf modified to use medium weight yarn. Hope you like it:

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