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brendajos
11-04-2005, 02:29 PM
okay so here's another question...I am pretty sure i am going to go buy that book i saw with the rug in it because i haven't been able to get it out of my head all week. It is a gorgeous farm scene and being the city livin' farm girl that i am i just can't help but love farm scenes. My question is, could you ever use a rug for its intended purpose after you put all that work into knitting it?

my fear is that i will do all that work and then i won't be able to use it cuz i won't want it to get dirty.

LisaD715
11-04-2005, 02:42 PM
I would say I would be able to.....I have knit several dishcloths that I USE every day, and they get plenty dirty.

Where are you thinking of using it? Maybe next to your bed where there is not much traffic....I know I like a nice soft place to put my feet when I get out bed.

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 04:27 PM
I've been eyeing that rug, too. Looks like fun. Make it out of something washable. You could even Scotchguard it. You'd have to put something non-slip on the bottom unless it was on carpet, though.

brendajos
11-04-2005, 04:46 PM
yeah i can't get it out of my head and usually i have the attention span of a gnat and forget things as soon as i turn and see the next bright shiny object.

i could do it with encore prolly. :thinking:

brendajos
11-04-2005, 04:46 PM
yeah i can't get it out of my head and usually i have the attention span of a gnat and forget things as soon as i turn and see the next bright shiny object.

i could do it with encore prolly. :thinking:

KellyK
11-04-2005, 04:48 PM
Which book are ya talkin about??

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 04:48 PM
If, or when, I get around to making it, I was planning on Encore, also.

brendajos
11-04-2005, 04:49 PM
i can't remember what it is called right now kelly but it has compiled patterns. i believe this one might have been an interweave. i think i have resigned myself to the fact that i will not be able to survive without it so i will let you know when i go pick it up tonight! ;)

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 04:55 PM
It's called The Knitter's Stash (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1931499667/qid=1131137643/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-3472559-3862249?v=glance&s=books&n=507846).

brendajos
11-04-2005, 05:00 PM
aaah yes yes yes and here is a sorta pic of the pattern.......just can't find a picture of the actual finished rug.

http://interweave.com/knit/books/files/Stash42_43.pdf


and the chart does freak me out a bit!

brendajos
11-04-2005, 05:01 PM
oooooooh i lied....here's the pic and the look on it is the reason why i think i may be able to get beyond the chart freakin' me out! ;)

http://interweave.com/knit/books/files/Stash_page_41.pdf

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 05:02 PM
Charts remind me of coloring books. This one is pretty good because each block of color is large. Not tons of yarn changes.

KellyK
11-04-2005, 05:04 PM
OH that's PRETTY!!!

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 05:11 PM
I gotta tell you, looking at that rug again--that is really a good first intarsia project, believe it or not. Double yarn, fast knit, big blocks of color, few color changes.

brendajos
11-04-2005, 05:14 PM
well that's what i was thinking but i think the instructions for starting it off may be a little vague for me but i know i have y'all to harrass about it if i get toooo puzzled! ;) i did a small intarsia project when i first started knitting so i know i can do that it is just a little more intimidating on this scale but i just love it so much that i think i hafta do it!

annnnnnnnnnd i have a feeling that if she sees it in progress, it may get stolen from me by my mother!

or if i get really ambitious she may get it for christmas...lol

brendajos
11-04-2005, 09:44 PM
Okay here's the first question I have and it is the yarn needed. The pattern says:

Cascade 220: #2414 Rust (b), #8555 Black (dark gray), #8010 Cream (e), and #9325 cornflower (f), 2 Skeins Each.

#4010 Gold (c), #8234 Lichen (h), #8267 Forest (d), #8884 Claret (g), and #8234 Lichen and #8267 Forest (a), 1 skein each. Yarn is used double throughout.



I think in typing it out, i was able to figure out the difference between the first half and second half but i am a little confused by the duplicate colors that are listed, the Forest and Lichen. Is it an error? :??

brendajos
11-04-2005, 09:57 PM
nevvvvvvvvvver mind....i just looked it all over again and i did figger it all out....thanks! ;) now you can wait until i get the yarn to have to worry about my questions i think! ;)

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 10:36 PM
Is that where the field with the two colors is? I didn't read the colors when I looked at the pattern. I thought it might be a varigated--but I was just going to use two anyway.

brendajos
11-04-2005, 10:47 PM
yeah it is. i think i am actually going to use the WOTA i have hanging around here. With the colors and quantities i have i can make some fairly decent substitutions and just make sure it doesn't get someone wiping muddy shoes on it! ;)


i am going to move this over to the help section later i think cuz i am sitting here looking at it and i have questions but since i can't start it until i get a couple extra colors that i can't subtitute i will wait until i have them to start buggin' ya!......or at least buggin' ya more! ;)

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 10:51 PM
Bring it on!!!! :happydance:

brendajos
11-04-2005, 10:58 PM
not tonight...it just dawned on me that i haven't even looked at the rest of the book sooooo i am gonna go do that right now and watch NUMB3RS..... :D

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-04-2005, 11:53 PM
I'm confused....

The patterns is available online????? The whole directions and chart and everything???? That seems a little wierd. Is there a difference between what's in the book and what's on this page (http://interweave.com/knit/books/files/Stash42_43.pdf) ???

Ingrid
11-04-2005, 11:57 PM
Nope, that's it! The book is a compilation of a lot of different designers' patterns. It is odd that the whole thing is available. :thinking:

brendajos
11-05-2005, 12:03 AM
i was a little surprised to see that too but i went and bought the book anyway cuz it just didn't feel right to not buy it. but yup, just those two pages are the pattern. and i just found a pattern for what looks like a pretty easy pair of mittens too! ;) :thumbsup:

KellyK
11-05-2005, 03:18 AM
What is the name of the book, and how are you finding all the patterns online? I cant seem to find it on the Interweave site... :??

brendajos
11-05-2005, 03:33 AM
it is the Knitter's Stash and I happened to find it under the pattern corrections....

http://interweave.com/knit/books/be_knitters_stash.asp

KellyK
11-05-2005, 09:42 AM
OHHH its just the pattern corrections..... :lol:

Ingrid
11-05-2005, 09:45 AM
But it's not just the corrections, it's the entire pattern and chart. You really don't seem to need the book.

KellyK
11-05-2005, 09:51 AM
Some (most, except for the rug) of the patterns look to me to get cut off...they've only posted the pages with corrections on them (again, except for the rug).

Ingrid
11-05-2005, 09:52 AM
I imagine that if you're looking for corrections, you already have the book, anyway.

KellyK
11-05-2005, 10:02 AM
:oops: I wasnt looking for corrections...I thought I was gonna find some more free patterns out of the deal... :oops:

Ingrid
11-05-2005, 10:53 AM
Hey! It's worth a shot! ;) You know, since there aren't many FREE patterns out here or anything! :rofling:

KellyK
11-05-2005, 02:04 PM
Im a free pattern ho. :(