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« Reply #150 on: March 11, 2007 06:18:44 PM »

Great scarf again tragicheroine! wow you just keep on making those! They look great! Cheesy
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francis
« Reply #151 on: March 11, 2007 09:56:56 PM »

hello all! i started my danica in sws a while ago but haven't had much time to knit, so when i came back to it recently i've encountered some problems. i've re-done this left-edge triangle more times than i care to count but cannot seem to get it right. so i figured i'd ask hre to clarify before i start and have to rip back again.

with my scarf on the WS, i have 10 stitches on each needle and the working yarn on the right needle towards the inside. to start the left-edge triangle i'm supposed to be on the WS, but shouldn't the working yarn be coming from the left needle? maybe i'm overthinking this because i've been working on the same part for so long today, but this is baffling me.
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francis
« Reply #152 on: March 11, 2007 11:19:44 PM »

and thank you again, maitai113! i was about to start the left edge triangle, but for some reason had knit an extra row in order to have 10 stiches on each needle. i have no idea why i had myself convinced that  i was supposed to have 10 on each.  BUT i went back to having 20 on the left and finished that section and am now happily on my way. entrelac really is a fun knit now that i've gotten past that.
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AlanaBee
« Reply #153 on: March 13, 2007 09:52:47 PM »

Is there any special way to block SWS?  Or is it the soak and lay it out on a trashbag method? 

It's been years since I've blocked anything so I'm a bit rusty.   

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tragicheroine
« Reply #154 on: March 13, 2007 09:55:08 PM »

Is there any special way to block SWS?  Or is it the soak and lay it out on a trashbag method? 

It's been years since I've blocked anything so I'm a bit rusty.   



Wouldn't laying it on a trash bag keep it wet longer?

I just squeeze out the excess water with a towel, and stretch it out on a clean carpet.
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AlanaBee
« Reply #155 on: March 13, 2007 10:23:49 PM »

Is there any special way to block SWS?  Or is it the soak and lay it out on a trashbag method? 

It's been years since I've blocked anything so I'm a bit rusty.   



Wouldn't laying it on a trash bag keep it wet longer?

I just squeeze out the excess water with a towel, and stretch it out on a clean carpet.


Yeah the trash bag technique is confusing, but I think the rationale is to actually allow it to dry faster because blocking a wet garment on a fabric surface (carpet, towel, blanket...) will dampen that surface keeping both parts damp longer.  I read that here: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/05/block_me_amadeus_1.html (scroll down to 'notes').

I'll just do what you did because yours came out so beautifully!  I think my only blocking experience was when I tried to block an acrylic stockinette stitch  scarf, and I bet you can guess how that turned out. 
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bemaha
« Reply #156 on: March 14, 2007 05:43:39 PM »

I started Danica in SWS (Natural Navy) waaaaay too long ago. School took over, I put my project away but in the face of final exams, I decided to procrastinate. Et voila! I haven't blocked it yet. And ignore the scratch below my eye...I was mauled by a stray, overgrown German Shepherd puppy this morning.




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AlanaBee
« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2007 06:01:58 PM »

Looks nice! 

However, that colorway looks like Natural Earth to me (because that's what I used).  I thought the natural navy was more heavy on the blues and tans.

What happened to the stray? 
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babylee
« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2007 07:16:23 PM »

I didn't know there was a kal for Danica... how exciting. I bought this yarn a while ago and thought it would make a nice scarf. Unfortunately, the colourway doesn't work quite as nicely as SWS, but being in Australia I don't think I can get SWS anywhere.

I'm about halfway through my three balls. I think the scarf will be quite short, so I may have to figure out how to leave a hole in it to pull the other side through. The top photo shows the colour pretty accurately.



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bemaha
« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2007 07:47:21 PM »

Looks nice! 

However, that colorway looks like Natural Earth to me (because that's what I used).  I thought the natural navy was more heavy on the blues and tans.

What happened to the stray? 

It's definitely navy. I just chose the shot of the rather blue-less part of the scarf Smiley I wanted Earth but they were out. The stray was running down the middle of a busy road in the rain, covered in mud. I stuck him in my car and drove around until I found his dad. 'Dad' woke up and finally answered the door and said, "Oh, thanks dude...yeah, he's been running away a lot." Great. TRY A LEASH! In the meantime, the puppy destroyed the interior of my car which will smell like wet dog for years to come. I don't know if all that mud is coming out of my seats...
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