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Anne
03-23-2005, 08:33 PM
:crying:

Some of you gals will remember that i took my Yarn to a lady who agreed to Knit my Throw. We agreed on a price. I took the yarn to her last week. She looked at the yarn drooling over it, saying how lovely it was.... :thumbsup:

I wasn't home an hour when she called to tell me how much i had spent!!! I left the tags on with the price of each yarn not thinking anything about it.

WELL, she raised the price to knit it.... I told her NO. Okay she will still knit it at the agreed FIRST PRICE.

Two days later i get another call. She doesnt want to knit it. I should take all the yarn back to my LYS as i paid way to much for it and besides this is not the correct yarn for the Throw... :doh:

Excuse me i purchased the yarn according to the pattern i told her. OH YOU DID SHE REPLIED? CAN SHE NOT READ THE PATTERN? :shock:

I told her to forget it. I will pick it up today... she agreed... I went this afternoon to pick it up. The yarn was sitting on the floor in the same bag i took it in... I looked in the bag and noticed some of yarn was dishevelled. :shock:

What happened to my yarn i ask her? "OH I TOOK IT TO ONE OF MY FRIENDS HOUSE SO SHE COULD LOOK AT IT, BUT I TOLD HER NOT TO TOUCH IT"!!!! I WANTED HER TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WAS... HUH?

I removed all the yarn to straighten it out plus counted it to make sure it was all there... I picked up the bag telling her goodbye when she said "oh Anne i will be glad to teach you how to knit it"!!

NO THANK YOU AND WALKED TO MY CAR.. :thumbsup:

I have no idea what this lady wanted from me... MORE MONEY I GUESS.

beldaraan
03-23-2005, 08:43 PM
:(
Aww, sounds like a rough time with her. Well, at least she's not the only knitter in the world that could do the blanket for you Anne. She didn't sound very responsible. Good riddance, especially BEFORE she could do anything else to your yarn for your wonderful blanket.

/hugs

Anne
03-23-2005, 08:53 PM
Beld, thanks for the kind words and the hug. :heart: hugs to you too!

ChroniclesofYarnia
03-23-2005, 11:14 PM
WOW :shock: I am truly amazed at what some people consider acceptable behavior. I am glad you got all of your yarn back...and I am sure that we could help you learn how to knit. :)

Sara
03-24-2005, 12:07 AM
Wow, that was bad behavior on her part. You handled yourself quite well. Good job. I'm sorry this happened. You really could try to do it. My first crochet project was an afghan. Just think of it as a really big scarf. :lol: If you're going to Nantucket for the summer, maybe you could arrange for lessons there. I know you want it done now and you want it done right, but good Knittinghelp is hard to find, no? (I'm sure there's a t-shirt slogan in there somewhere...) Hugs to you. :heart: Keep trying. Something will work out.

Anne
03-24-2005, 12:32 AM
Thanks Yarnmommy and Sara. Everything happens for a reason they say so i guess what happened is a good thing.. :thumbsup:

I wonder if anyone teaches Knitting on Nantucket? I will look into that. Thanks for the idea :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-24-2005, 12:46 AM
where in the this person's realm of reality is this appropriate? talk about socially inept!

ekgheiy
03-24-2005, 11:02 AM
:crying:

Some of you gals will remember that i took my Yarn to a lady who agreed to Knit my Throw. We agreed on a price. I took the yarn to her last week. She looked at the yarn drooling over it, saying how lovely it was.... :thumbsup:

I wasn't home an hour when she called to tell me how much i had spent!!! I left the tags on with the price of each yarn not thinking anything about it.

WELL, she raised the price to knit it.... I told her NO. Okay she will still knit it at the agreed FIRST PRICE.

Two days later i get another call. She doesnt want to knit it. I should take all the yarn back to my LYS as i paid way to much for it and besides this is not the correct yarn for the Throw... :doh:

Excuse me i purchased the yarn according to the pattern i told her. OH YOU DID SHE REPLIED? CAN SHE NOT READ THE PATTERN? :shock:

I told her to forget it. I will pick it up today... she agreed... I went this afternoon to pick it up. The yarn was sitting on the floor in the same bag i took it in... I looked in the bag and noticed some of yarn was dishevelled. :shock:

What happened to my yarn i ask her? "OH I TOOK IT TO ONE OF MY FRIENDS HOUSE SO SHE COULD LOOK AT IT, BUT I TOLD HER NOT TO TOUCH IT"!!!! I WANTED HER TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WAS... HUH?

I removed all the yarn to straighten it out plus counted it to make sure it was all there... I picked up the bag telling her goodbye when she said "oh Anne i will be glad to teach you how to knit it"!!

NO THANK YOU AND WALKED TO MY CAR.. :thumbsup:

I have no idea what this lady wanted from me... MORE MONEY I GUESS.

:shock:
Wow! What a b!t<h!! You handled it a LOT better than I would have. Good for you! :) Maybe she raised a stink because after really sitting down with the pattern, she realized it was beyond her skills. Rather than owning up and gracefully telling you that project was harder than she expected, she chose this rude route. :?? Just a thought :cry:

What was the pattern again, Anne?? :oops:

Anne
03-24-2005, 03:15 PM
purchased 20 different yarns of varying shades and textures to make a Throw.

These are the instructions.

cast on 150 stitches using #11 32 inch cir needles. All garter stitch using a new yarn for each row.



I also have to leave 4"-6" ends at the beginning and end of each row. These will be used as part of my fringe.

Sara
03-24-2005, 03:40 PM
What is keeping you from doing this project? Your profile says that you knit. Is it because it's big? Is it because you're not sure how to start each new yarn? Is it the circular needle that throws you off? Do you mind if I psychoanalyze you? No? Good. :lol: I have to say that the pattern is very easy. You only have to do garter stitch. Maybe you should try to cast on the first color and if you can't figure out the second row, take it to a LYS and ask them to show you. You can make it to my house in something like ten hours and I'll help you. Confront your fears...breathe in....breathe out...you are not alone with your yarn...hummm....hummm...

Anne
03-24-2005, 10:04 PM
Hi Sara,

The problem i have knitting the Throw is the beginning with a new yarn for each row.... I do knit scarfs :XX: but that is the only thing i have done.

Heck, Sara i psychoanalyze myself everyday with this throw. I keep telling myself TRY IT YOU IDIOT!!!!!!

I am on a waiting list at my LYS to take classes just for this throw. I can do it i know i can. I just need a good kick in the A__ to get going.

happenin
03-25-2005, 01:52 AM
Big KICK from PA.

Recruit, what are you doin' standin' there just looking at my words for?!!!!
I wanna hear those knittin' needle's points clickin' double-time!!!

NOW... HOP TO IT! ... HUT Two, Three, Four!....HUT Two, Three, Four!....HUT Two, Three, Four!.....

I have not personally done a throw....but it doesn't really matter. Anyone (like you) who's worked a rectangle in any size has a fairly good idea of how to tackle this....just keep that in mind...and repeat it to yourself as many times as necessary to convince yourself you can do this.

Also, you were right to walk out on that dingbat who gave you "the brush." She was just looking for really easy money....something she didn't get from you. Afterall, it doesn't take much effort to teach or learn garter.

So Anne, I take it you've only knit single color scarves and not multiple colors? If so, you'll be glad to know, if given a choice, IMHO, the best place to actually start a new color is on the ends, where you can start a new row with new tension (no, not the personal kind).

It sounds like you're going to do a big piece "straight needle style" with those circulars. So it'll be a lot easier to wrestle with as it get's longer and heavier. If I were you, I'd grab a pack of rubber bands, large and strong enough to roll and group the length up as it gets longer. Smaller ones might come in handy to keep those dangling fringe ends in order too....on each end of your work, just group them up with a rubber band every few rows to keep things tidy.

Your biggest challenge is likely going to be working each different texture (and thickness) against each other. But you win again, since every new row is a new opportunity to adjust the tension with the next yarn color (and thickness) selected.

Not sure what it's going to be like working a new yarn and color at the beginning of each row? Grab 5 yarns, knit a small swatch of maybe 20 stitches in each row....get a feel for it before you begin. Work out the kinks in your technique of how to continue knitting each row from the end on in. Once you feel good about what you're doing, THEN hit the project.

Those instructions you have, is that it? No other instructions? If not, are they online somewhere where we all can see them?

What's supposed to happen with the fringe? How are they secured, individually or grouped with other yarn ends every so many rows?

It sounds like you're psyching yourself out, maybe you don't need the LYS, especially if you're only doing garter stitch. Give it a shot. If you have a digital camera....and if you run into questions/problems, take a snap and share it with us here so we can give you better advice. While advice in person is usually preferred, I doubt you'll find better online advice than right here at KH.

Sara
03-25-2005, 12:55 PM
Beautiful answer, happenin! I was trying to think of something to hold those fringes- the rubber band idea is fabulous.

Anne
03-25-2005, 03:42 PM
happenin, HUT two etc, :rofling:

I have used 2 colors together on many scarfs. Cast on with 2 and go from there.....

I KNOW I AM FREEKIN OUT OVER THIS THROW. stupid i know....

I appreciate everyones advice. Each and everyone of you :heart:

Fringe instructions. Leave 4-6" ends at the beginning and end of each row. These ends will be used as part of your fringe. Knit until the blanket measures approx 40" (this is the width you are knitting the blanket lengthwise).

Finishing. Make 4-6" strands of fringe with the leftover yarn and attach it to the ends of the blanket. Fringe should be placed close together, giving it a think plush look. :thumbsup:

happenin
03-25-2005, 05:49 PM
Good! If you've already knit with 2 colors, you've got it down already then. :)

To me, it sounds like those fringe instructions are a little vague, but I think that they will join with your original end, on the inside of the first loop in each row. A crochet or latch hook will come in handy during that stage, for sure....and it'll be a long process...but the end result will be really nice. :happydance:

Make sure you tie those fringes off in a knot or something so they don't come undone and scatter about later on. My sister makes huge throws and the ones I have from her are shedding like crazy because she only loops them through, never tying them off. I'd say the reason why is that by the end of her projects (also done in garter)...she's pretty exhausted from it because she's not yet familiar with circulars.

Boy, when you get finished with that project are you gonna be glad that y ou did it and happy with the results! Happy Knitting and GOOD LUCK!

kitkat
03-25-2005, 07:17 PM
I am waiting to dip into my first throw too....I have the yarn (and no it isnt a pretty expensive one, its a cheapie Bernat Boucle) and I have the circular needles...I am debating as to whether I want to add a second yarn thats a little more fuzzy for interest or not, havent decided for sure. I wont start until after tax season, ( since I am an accountant) but am pretty much planning on just doing a simple rib pattern. We CAN do this!

Rennagayle
03-25-2005, 07:30 PM
I attempted to start my first throw last night. It was my very first experience with circular needles, and can I just say, IT WASN'T FUN! :wall: I felt like I was wrestling a snake, and the snake won. :doh:

I finally put it away after frogging the first three rows (as far as I ever got) 5 times.

Jouf
03-25-2005, 08:23 PM
Renna - don't give up. Once you get going with circulars, you won't want to use anything else!

Jouf

Rennagayle
03-25-2005, 09:11 PM
I keep seeing everyone say that, Jouf, so I will try again, but it's hard to imagine ever being comfortable with them. Of course, I thought that exact same thing about straight needles when I first used them. :mrgreen:

ekgheiy
03-25-2005, 09:39 PM
Renna - don't give up. Once you get going with circulars, you won't want to use anything else!

Jouf

I second this! I am in the process of replacing all my straights with circs. Circulars are fun to work with and MUCH easier to knit on the go. Really, Renna, don't give up!! :thumbsup:

jessmoor
03-27-2005, 05:18 AM
I felt like I was wrestling a snake, and the snake won.

Rennagayle, I remember reading something about boiling the needles or soaking them or something (at least the cord part), to eliminate the tendency of the cord to curl before you use them. :thinking: As long as the cord isn't trying to curl & twisting the needles in my hand, circulars seem easy & fun. Maybe someone else knows exactly what to do about that? :??

Good luck! :)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-27-2005, 11:11 AM
yup, just boil some water, and stick the cord part in for a few seconds, then stretch and lay flat. Easy!

Rennagayle
03-27-2005, 12:33 PM
yup, just boil some water, and stick the cord part in for a few seconds, then stretch and lay flat. Easy!

Thanks, Jessica and Hilde. I'll try that! :D