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« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2005 06:57:08 AM »

The row is once across.  So if you have cast on 30, then one row will be knit 30 then the next will be purl 30

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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2005 06:58:28 AM »

Ah!  Thank you!!!!  I feel so dumb asking, but at least I know that my instincts were right (about what a rtow is, that is, not that I'm dumb for having asked, although.....)

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« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2005 03:54:32 PM »

I'm done! Actually I was done but now I have pictures.
The bulky one is my very first knitting project that I completed in December,  I was practicing  purls by stitching P4, K4, P4 back and forth and just continued and let it become this scarf. It's nothing special but I love it.  Cheesy
The fuzzy one is a go go garter from yarn that my daughter picked out to match her coat.

I am so excited by this un-swap, I have wanted to knit for so long and always gave up, but this kind of forced me to stay with it and I am thrilled.
I'd better sign up for the next one because altered books are also on my "some day I'm gonna make one of those" lists.
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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2005 05:21:24 AM »

Much awesomeness!!!!  The ivory one reminds me of a sweater my grandfather brought bacl from Scotland.  Not totally sure why I'm making that association, but I am.

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« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2005 04:22:37 PM »

Wow... I think I am actually knitting...

I finally got some yarn and some needles today (rather than the whole kit... I figured I'd save some money and teach myself online). I bought some very pretty yarn... its calm shades of turquoise and blue with some earthtones. If it actually ends up as a scarf (as opposed to... a blob?) then it'll be very pretty, and I will be very proud.

Wish me luck! :x

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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2005 10:47:38 PM »

Goodluck Linds!

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« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2005 08:19:35 AM »

Um, has anyone else thrown down their needles in disgust yet?  Or is that just me?  Tongue

First off, I think that the Noro Silk Garden is not thick enough to make a scarf with, at least not one that I can do in a timely manner.  I thought I might be able to do a large-stitch lacy sort of thing, but it just looks crappy.  I tried 4 different patterns and 3 different needle sizes tonight (10.5, 17, 15) before I gave up.

I was trying to do a pattern with the double-wrapped row that then you are supposed to drop.  I couldn't figure that out at all.  Then I tried a bias pattern, where you increase at the beginning of the row and decrease at the end, alternating rows, but it didn't really look like any pattern, and then I got screwed up about whether I was on an odd or even row.  Bleah.

I am so clumsy with knitting needles!  I like the way stuff looks when knitted, but I have so much difficulty maneuvering the needles.  I always nearly slide the needles out of the loops by accident.  I find it hard to hold both needles the right way, and it makes my hands hurt so bad (my hands hurt whenever I craft, it's just worse with knitting).

Okay, I'm done ranting.  I'm going to re-think this project and try it again.


if you are using long needles, try debbie stoller's approach and put the "knitting onto" needle under your arm. that way you are only manipulating one needle and the tip of the other. i can't imagine knitting any other way!!!
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2005 09:10:42 AM »

Um... ok... this post is not as encouraging.

I think I should have gotten a different yarn. Anyone done anything with Red Heart Light & Lofty? It's pretty, very pretty, but weird. I can't tell if I'm doing it right. I have a chunk of what I think is knit but its just that, a chunk.

How tight are stitches supposed to be? I feel like one side of my "scarf" is tighter than the other, and that some of the stitches are so tight on the needle they barely slide. Is that bad? How do I fix it?

Oh, and there's a hole in the first row. That means I screwed up didn't I? Ooops.

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« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2005 09:34:53 AM »

Hello everyone Smiley

On 13th I gave birth to our lovely son and it seems that now I have more important things to do than knitting Wink. So I'll pass this months craftalong. I did knit a lot in the autumn and might post some of those things later if it's OK. Have fun knitting, your projects look good Cheesy
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2005 03:35:56 PM »

since I spent most of the month knitting hats for friends, I needed something small and quick (which has not been my experience with scarves) So I knit a few of my stuffed animals scarves (and hats/beak warmers) insead of making a human sized one.  Hope that counts.  Would post pictures, but my camera has died.

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