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1  Monkey and Panda don't mix in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Mnemosyne_LA on: October 29, 2007 10:27:27 PM
So it turns out, if you want to make a pair of Monkey socks with Panda Cotton, you're going to come up a little short:

I had turned the heel, reduced back down to 64 stitches and was doing a few more rows before starting the toe decreases.

And does the LYS where I bought the yarn have any more of that color?  Nope.

I think I have a solution that I like even more than the original:  I'm going to buy a ball of Maizy in lime green (it coordinates, I checked), rip back to the heel, and make the heel and toe in Maizy.

Still ... grrrr!   I hate having to buy three balls of yarn to make a pair of socks.  It doesn't seem right.  Angry
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2  Re: A very bad dog. in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Mnemosyne_LA on: September 07, 2007 10:38:30 AM
Ah, yes, pets and yarn.  I have a Very Bad Kitty myself.

Yes, he chewed the circular needle off the ball of yarn and then started playing with the needle.  It's the needles he likes to play with, not so much the yarn, but I still hide it all from him just in case.  Kitty eating yarn means big bad expensive vet visit for abdominal surgery to remove it -- not a fun time for anyone!
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3  Re: What was your first project? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Mnemosyne_LA on: July 20, 2007 02:02:56 PM
First project was the ubiquitous scarf, made with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, so I didn't mind that it took me so long to make it.  It ended up wider and shorter than I wanted, but it turned out pretty well overall.

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4  Re: Cashmerino Super Chunky review? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Mnemosyne_LA on: May 30, 2007 09:59:29 AM
Oh, and the "dirty" thing may be that because it casts some interesting shadows on itself, which makes people think it's dirty.

Here's a picture of my husband wearing his Connemara scarf in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky Indigo if you want to see what I mean about the shadows:

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5  Connemara Scarf -- Done! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Mnemosyne_LA on: May 21, 2007 09:12:01 PM
UPDATE:  I've blogged about this, with more pictures:


Sorry all of the pictures of the FO are so dark, but that darn Indigo yarn my husband wanted is hard to light!

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I made my first cable project using Jillian's Connemara Scarf pattern from sknitty.typepad.com:


It was a little frustrating to a beginner like me because I'm still figuring out how to follow a pattern and ended up frogging the beginning part a couple of times.  But once I figured out how to pick up the right number of stitches from the end, it was fine.

I'll blog about the process when I have time, but here's a picture.  I made it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in Indigo, so you can't see the pattern as well as I'd like, but the braided cable look is pretty cool in person.

My husband modeling the scarf -- can you tell he doesn't like having his picture taken?
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