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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2018 06:08:52 PM »

Be careful with the light up hooks, if you are prone to migraines, it can trigger them.
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2018 06:38:49 PM »

I knew you'd be able to figure it out soon enough, Mistress Jennie! Your sample looks pretty good, too! Will your actual project be multiple colors? I always wonder how to add in new colors without having to carry every color. I know it has something to do with bobbins, but I haven't found a good tutorial for it yet.

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2018 07:16:16 AM »

I knew you'd be able to figure it out soon enough, Mistress Jennie! Your sample looks pretty good, too! Will your actual project be multiple colors? I always wonder how to add in new colors without having to carry every color. I know it has something to do with bobbins, but I haven't found a good tutorial for it yet.

My actual project will be two colors.  Mostly.  The face design on the wallpaper is black, on a purple background, but the eyes are supposed to be white.  The technique I'm going with is specifically for 2 colors, so that you aren't trying to carry a bunch of strands, and you can avoid bobbins.  I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to handle the eyes yet, but they are only about 270 stitches, out of the 32,930 in the afghan.  Plus while I'm using some Red Heart Super Saver (yuck) for the afghan, I'm using a bit of stash Caron Simply Soft for the eyes.  It's a bit thinner and softer than the Red Heart, so it might not be too hard to carry 1 extra strand for such a small space.  Especially since you don't carry the spare color all the way across for every single stitch.  If you are done with a color for a while, and you will be picking it back up in roughly the same area you can drop it to the front of your work, and pick it back up on the row above.  The eyes are in a small (& contained) area so I think I'll be able to drop the yarn for the remainder of the row.  Here's a pic of the wallpaper design:



Be careful with the light up hooks, if you are prone to migraines, it can trigger them.

Good to know.  I think I've only ever had 1 migraine in my life, so I'm pretty sure I'm safe, but it's good to know to watch out for it, or to know the possible source if I do get one.  
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2018 07:26:03 AM »

I just printed out my graph...  At size medium, it's 20 pages that I have to cut up and paste back together.  lol....  sob?
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2018 09:08:05 AM »

Oh wow, epic. I can't get past row 2 of that clapochet, y'all is so impressive with not only your skills but your sheer bravery!
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2018 09:15:20 AM »

I just printed out my graph...  At size medium, it's 20 pages that I have to cut up and paste back together.  lol....  sob?

Sounds like the perfect project for you!  Cheesy (it will be epic)

The light up hook/migraine issue is real. I get ocular migraines occasionally and they are always triggered by some sort of bright light, like a glare, bright computer screen, or camera flash. It really stinks. My light up hook was donated after the first use.

This is a great A-Long! I'll share what I'm doing later. Probably should get back to teaching my smallish people...
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2018 09:16:10 AM »

Haha, again we are thinking the same, clm! That's epic.  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2018 09:25:44 AM »

Oh ya, that light up hook. Thanks for the warning, I do not need a crafting induced trip to the hospital.
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2018 09:26:07 AM »

Glad to see this feedback.  I had been contemplating getting a hook or 2 with light but sounds like I'd definitely have issues with the light causing migraines.


I just printed out my graph...  At size medium, it's 20 pages that I have to cut up and paste back together.  lol....  sob?

Sounds like the perfect project for you!  Cheesy (it will be epic)

The light up hook/migraine issue is real. I get ocular migraines occasionally and they are always triggered by some sort of bright light, like a glare, bright computer screen, or camera flash. It really stinks. My light up hook was donated after the first use.

This is a great A-Long! I'll share what I'm doing later. Probably should get back to teaching my smallish people...
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2018 10:39:51 AM »

Here's the finished graph.  Each square is a sc stitch.

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