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DotMom61
02-27-2006, 10:26 PM
OK, here's Oregon Tote #5:

http://static.flickr.com/39/105561256_1550c93d0d.jpg

This was done w/ KnitPicks WOTA in Blueberry & Daffodil. I used twisted cords for the handles instead of i-cord, and I really think I'm going to re-do the handles. They came out way too short. So, there are single handles on each side instead of double.

I also noticed that WOTA shrinks more in width than height than Lamb's Pride, and this bag is just a smidgen less sturdy than the ones I made w/ LP.

Danielle
02-27-2006, 11:10 PM
Very nice! You did a great job! :thumbsup:

Jenelle
02-27-2006, 11:14 PM
#5?? Wow! Grats on that!!

I love the colors too! :thumbsup:

Pensguys
02-27-2006, 11:17 PM
GASP!!!!! I LOVE the colors!!!!! Blue is one of my FAVORITE colors and I just LOVE the twisted handles!!!!

I love how you carried the yellow too!!!! I love everything about it!!!!!!! :heart: :heart: :thumbsup:

Ronda
02-27-2006, 11:25 PM
Looks great!

kayeknit
02-28-2006, 08:08 AM
That is sooo cute! I just love :inlove: how you used those two colors. Unique! :thumbsup:

Pensguys
02-28-2006, 10:00 AM
How did you knit the small lines of yellow? I'd like to do something like this when I make mine.

Thanks.

mintdee
02-28-2006, 10:04 AM
:inlove: That is so pretty!!! I love it :)

Lana
02-28-2006, 10:23 AM
Very, VERY well done!:thumbsup:

Amber
02-28-2006, 10:51 AM
Beautiful! :inlove:

kemp
02-28-2006, 11:11 AM
Very pretty! Y

ou've got to be sick of that Oregon pattern now :roflhard:

DotMom61
03-01-2006, 12:57 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: Yes, Cheryl, I'm a bit weary of it, and I still have one to go.

Pensguys -- you asked how I did the thin lines ... I just did a k1,sl1 when I switched yarn colors, then knit a round in the new color, and then I switched colors again and did K1,sl1 again. I like the way they turned out. :-)

And THANKS to the rest of you for the nice compliments!!!

nanonette
03-01-2006, 08:08 AM
Gorgeous!!! Can't believe how many totes you've completed!! :thumbsup:

rosemaryknits
03-02-2006, 03:19 PM
DotMom61, I love your bag! I don't understand your directions, however. Did you mean to say "then" instead of "when" in your passage below:

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Pensguys -- you asked how I did the thin lines ... I just did a k1,sl1 when I switched yarn colors, then knit a round in the new color, and then I switched colors again and did K1,sl1 again. I like the way they turned out.

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Did you Knit one slip one in blue, then knit in the new color (yellow?), then knit one slip one in blue? Thanks in advance! :XX:

By the way, Hello everyone! Just wnat I need, another knitting board! I love knitting boards!
Rosemary in Colorado
http://rosemaryknits.blogspot.com

HeatherFeather
03-02-2006, 04:00 PM
that's the mosaic type knitting technique...

you have the base color knit for how ever long you want
switch yarn colors
row 1 of pattern *k1,s1*
row 2 knit all the way around

row 3 now, my ?? lol....do you do the k1,s1 in the same pattern? or is it alternating?

butterflymama
03-02-2006, 04:34 PM
I *love* the twisted handles! What a great bag! :thumbsup:

DotMom61
03-02-2006, 10:44 PM
OK ... I'll see if I can explain the k1,sl1 motif a little better.

I knit, knit, knit in Blueberry.
Then I switched to yellow.
At that time, I k1,sl1 -- result: every other stitch was yellow
Then I knit a round using just the yellow -- result: one row of solid yellow.
Then I switched back to Blueberry and k1,sl1 with that yarn -- result: every other stitch was Blueberry.
Then I just continued on a for a few rows in Blueberry and switched entirely to yellow.
When I was done w/ the yellow, I switched entirely to Blueberry and knit a few rows
Then I repeated the k1,sl1 routine as above when I was ready to throw in another narrow band of yellow.

Is that more clear??? I hope????

Pensguys
03-02-2006, 10:52 PM
Ahhhhh......MUCH more clear to me now! :)

rosemaryknits
03-02-2006, 11:52 PM
DotMom61 - so - is the motif a checkerboard, or more like a series of H's? I knitted a swatch, and if I did the knit1slip1 first in blue, then knit straight around in yellow, then slip1knit1 in blue, I ended up with, more or less, a checkerboard. If I did it the way you described, first doing the slip stitch with yellow, and so on, then I ended up with something more or less like a vertical line in yellow then a dot, then a vertical line in yellow, then a dot, sort of like a series of Capital H's, rather than a checkerboard. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH like this, but with no spaces between the H's. It looks like a checkerboard on your photo. I also swatched a k1blue, k1yellow, then in the next row, k1yellow, k1blue, and came out with the best checkerboard of all.

Yes, I'm investing way too much time on this problem, but you see, today I have the time as I'm taking care of a sick child instead of my usual running around. :?? :XX: :D I haven't sat and knitted a test swatch in a very long time!

DotMom61
03-03-2006, 02:21 AM
Penny -- Glad that cleared it up for you!!

Rosemary -- You're really thinking this through, aren't you? :lol: Quite honestly, I was just following my nose when I did it. I was going to just put a single thin stripe of yellow, knit some more blue, and then do the big band of yellow, and instead I decided to do the slip stitch thing at the last minute. So, I didn't really pay that close of attention to *how* I did it. :??

Your checkerboard pattern sounds really nice, though!! Have fun swatching away, and I hope your youngun is feeling lots better tomorrow!!!!