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mwhite
11-06-2008, 03:39 PM
:knitting: Ever wonder what 1600 sts on the needles looks like??? :flirt:
Believe me, it's ALOT!!! I'm on the finishing rounds and it will be an FO soon... :woot:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/3008782996_f55fbc99a3.jpg

ladyjessica
11-06-2008, 04:28 PM
:passedout:

I don't think I could stand it. Whatever it is, though, it's very pretty. :teehee:

mwhite
11-06-2008, 05:47 PM
LOL! It only has 3 rounds that are 1600 sts, thank heavens! Takes about an hour to do one of the pattern rounds at this point! The knitted rounds are alot faster.

sue in canada
11-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Wow Mary, I would not have the patience for that. It looks beautiful and now I look forward to seeing it finished.

Jan in CA
11-06-2008, 06:00 PM
:yay:
Sixteen. Hundred. Stitches. :zombie: That would take me forever!

mwhite
11-06-2008, 06:07 PM
1489, 1490, 1491.... Tee hee! Now, where is that bottle of ibuprophen??? LOL!

mks22300
11-06-2008, 07:33 PM
Holy cow! I cannot imagine 1600 stitches, but it looks very pretty!

The.Knitter
11-06-2008, 07:38 PM
Only one word would describe it right now, OUCH!!!

I have whiplash so I can't knit at all, and there you are knitting 1,600 stitches per row!!!

You are one brave woman and a very talented knitter! Keep up the good work and PLEASE post a picture of this FO for us. I really want to see what it looks like.

Knit4Pie
11-07-2008, 08:58 AM
There's only one thing I can say....nope, can't even say it.:passedout:

mwhite
11-07-2008, 09:21 AM
Only one word would describe it right now, OUCH!!!

I have whiplash so I can't knit at all, and there you are knitting 1,600 stitches per row!!!

You are one brave woman and a very talented knitter! Keep up the good work and PLEASE post a picture of this FO for us. I really want to see what it looks like.


Ouch is right! Poor baby, hope you'll be better soon. :muah: (Love that signature!)

auburnchick
11-07-2008, 10:04 AM
:passedout:

KnittingNat
11-07-2008, 10:10 AM
It looks beautiful so far!!! 1600 sts :passedout:!

margz3
11-07-2008, 10:24 AM
1489, 1490, 1491.... Tee hee! Now, where is that bottle of ibuprophen??? LOL!

:zombie: Hoo boy...... I'd need something ALOT stronger than Ibuprophen!!:clink:

Looks like it is going to be gorgeous!

Doodknitwit
11-07-2008, 10:50 AM
:roflhard: :blooby: :hair:

Abbily
11-07-2008, 11:02 AM
That's gorgeous, what is it? I'm doing a circular baby blanket right now- not NEARLY 1600 stitches, but it's pretty tight on my 40" circ at the moment and fairly difficult to move the stitches around!

LadyFirelyght
11-07-2008, 11:40 AM
Looks beautiful! But wouldn't it be TERRIBLE if you lost track of how many stitches you'd done somewhere in the middle?!

mwhite
11-07-2008, 11:56 AM
Not gonna happen, LadyFirelyght! I have markers placed between each set of 8 repeats, so I don't actually have to count up to 1600. I'd be a blithering idiot, LOL!

ritaw
11-07-2008, 12:31 PM
It is going to look amazing Mary . It is a lot of stitches , But look at what you end up with .
A masterpiece:)

mwhite
11-07-2008, 12:58 PM
Awww, Rita, ya make me blush! I'm now back to 1440 sts and have done the final round....all that's left is the bind off!!!

dustinac
11-07-2008, 01:18 PM
:happydance: I can't wait to see it!! Soooo pretty

:rofl: When you finish that will you finish my civil war shawl...the thought of blocking all those sts off :wall: ...and well that's why it's stuck on the needles

Debkcs
11-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Mary, your FO's are always drop dead gorgeous! I also can't imagine 1600 stitches, but you've certainly got the talent for it.

Is that a grandkiddy as your avatar? She's very cute.

mwhite
11-07-2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks, Deb! Yes, that's my sweetiepie, Maddi! I get to have her this weekend and we are gonna have FUN!!!

mwhite
11-07-2008, 01:48 PM
That's gorgeous, what is it? I'm doing a circular baby blanket right now- not NEARLY 1600 stitches, but it's pretty tight on my 40" circ at the moment and fairly difficult to move the stitches around!

Another tablecloth (circular lace beauty)! It's another adaptation/extended pattern I'll be posting on Ravelry! I need to extend my blocking board to get it on there, not sure what size it'll be at this point.

MerigoldinWA
11-07-2008, 03:41 PM
Mary, you are amazing! How long is that needle? That is going to be gorgeous.

mwhite
11-07-2008, 06:44 PM
It's a 60" cable on my new Harmonies!

Raeknitsnwa
11-07-2008, 08:37 PM
Wow 1600 stitches that makes my head hurt just thinking about it but from the picture it looks great can't wait to see what it is

ritaw
11-08-2008, 03:51 AM
Awww, Rita, ya make me blush! I'm now back to 1440 sts and have done the final round....all that's left is the bind off!!!

:yay: You should be blushing :aww: i sure would be :)

mwhite
11-08-2008, 10:26 AM
:happydance: I can't wait to see it!! Soooo pretty

:rofl: When you finish that will you finish my civil war shawl...the thought of blocking all those sts off :wall: ...and well that's why it's stuck on the needles

I know whatcha mean... I have to have an empty house and total solitude to get in the "Bind Off" mode. Maybe we should just have a "Block" party! :teehee:

OMG! I just checked it out on Ravelry, does it really take 4,275 yards??? And on size 6 needles??? That can't be right.....is it?

dustinac
11-08-2008, 10:50 AM
I know whatcha mean... I have to have an empty house and total solitude to get in the "Bind Off" mode. Maybe we should just have a "Block" party! :teehee:

:rofl:

OMG! I just checked it out on Ravelry, does it really take 4,275 yards??? And on size 6 needles??? That can't be right.....is it?

:rofl: Yep that's right...It's a circular shawl that should be 72" in diameter when I get it done...I've been working on it since June '07...off and on though...now it's ready to start the border but I read somewhere (ravelry/yahoo) that the border takes longer to do...so I just put it up till I was ready to tackle that part :teehee:

mwhite
11-08-2008, 10:52 AM
I looks like it flairs out twice, so how many stitches do the flairs have?

dustinac
11-08-2008, 11:08 AM
I'm guessing (until I can drag out my notes)...but I think the first flare is just the change in the design of the body...the last flare/border is worked I think over 32 sts...A lot have changed the border on raverly, and I thought about it...'cause I'd love to have it done...but then was afraid I'd regret not making it like the pattern 'cause I really like that border too.

The border set up is different from other borders I have done...they say you have to hold the shawl and then the other needle you CO the sts to, like oars to a boat and start going around that way (another reason why I haven't started with 2 kids it's hard to find a quiet moment to think and I need that to get this one started...)

The knitting of the pattern was easy...my mom is also making one and this was/is her first lace project...:happydance:

mwhite
11-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Now that sounds interesting and even simpler than a regular bind off.

knittwitt
11-08-2008, 09:03 PM
I know that you can't wait to cast off! The pattern is beautiful!

LadyFirelyght
11-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Not gonna happen, LadyFirelyght! I have markers placed between each set of 8 repeats, so I don't actually have to count up to 1600. I'd be a blithering idiot, LOL!
Thank goodness. I was getting woozy just thinking about having to count them!

blueygh2
11-09-2008, 05:44 PM
I did a corkscrew scarf (oh Irony, refer to my corkscrew stab...), started with 120 stitches and should have ended up with 1986, but somehow there were more than that, and I can tell you, it took me about 3 hours to purl back....

mwhite
11-09-2008, 07:15 PM
I did a corkscrew scarf (oh Irony, refer to my corkscrew stab...), started with 120 stitches and should have ended up with 1986, but somehow there were more than that, and I can tell you, it took me about 3 hours to purl back....


YIKES! Those get extremely heavy, too! It took me about 4 hours to bind this one off but now it's done!!! Pics in following post!

mwhite
11-09-2008, 07:18 PM
Finally got this baby done, off the needles and blocked! :woohoo: :woot: This one is 68" in diameter. Hope you all like it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/3017449068_5f5ce9ce73.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/3016618655_ee3a25b925.jpg

Debkcs
11-09-2008, 07:39 PM
Oh Mary, that is so beautiful!

The scalloped edges set it off just right . . . I can't imagine all the concentration that the bind-off took.

busyknitmom
11-09-2008, 07:40 PM
Wow. Speechless. That is absolutely gorgeous. :cheering: Absolutely gorgeous.

mwhite
11-09-2008, 07:59 PM
Oh Mary, that is so beautiful!

The scalloped edges set it off just right . . . I can't imagine all the concentration that the bind-off took.

I was amazed at how short of time it took on this one. Guess after the extremely long "Hemlock Ring" bind off it was easier. I actually had the grandbaby this weekend and was able to do it during her naps.

mks22300
11-09-2008, 08:08 PM
:passedout: That is so stunning! :heart:

LadyFirelyght
11-09-2008, 08:18 PM
Holy cow, Mary! That is BEAUTIFUL! I am in awe.

crazykntter83
11-09-2008, 10:25 PM
wow that's beautiful. But 1600 sts.....:passedout:. I bet you were ready for :clink: after this lol. But great job! It's lovely!

KnitClickChick
11-10-2008, 07:34 AM
Wow, that is so beautiful!! You are truly talented!!:yay:

sue in canada
11-10-2008, 08:57 AM
Mary, that is amazing. You are the Lace Queen. :yay:

ritaw
11-10-2008, 08:59 AM
WOW!!!!!!!! and double WOW! Just stunning ! I love it Mary . Lovely work hun :)

dustinac
11-10-2008, 10:05 AM
:thud: stunning!!:inlove:

Abbily
11-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Stunning!!

ladyjessica
11-10-2008, 03:35 PM
That is definitely one of the most beautiful FOs I've ever seen. It's just gorgeous - you did an amazing job!

IM4EVERGOOD2U
11-10-2008, 03:47 PM
That is beyond beautiful. You do some really great work. Someday I might build up the nerve to tackle a design like that! Great job!:yay:

vaknitter
11-10-2008, 03:48 PM
:zombie: this is what I would look like trying to knit 1600 stitches. You are amazing and the tablecloth is too gorgeous for words

GinnyG
11-10-2008, 04:14 PM
:passedout: :passedout: :passedout: :passedout: :passedout:
wow!

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!)

MerigoldinWA
11-10-2008, 04:35 PM
What more can be said? That is just a beautiful tablecloth. The patterns are intriguing the way they dove tail into each other and the center star/flower and the edging are so cool. This is a real heirloom for someone to treasure. What kind of yarn did you use? It has a real nice finish to it. :muah:

mwhite
11-10-2008, 04:43 PM
This is actually a weaving thread, size 3 with 2 plys from Valley Yarns. It's 100% Mercerized Cotton so yes, it does have a nice sheen. I also lightly starch so that attributes to the shine and finish. Cotton is my favorite fiber...But this would work up nicely as a shawl, using a wool/silk blend, I think. I'm playing with doing half circle shawls now....we'll see!

Arielluria
11-10-2008, 04:44 PM
:thud:Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What tenacity! Look wonderful. Please post the FO when you're done. I couldn't find where you said what it was, perhaps you should tell us? Oh and you might want to add it to your original post too, because everyone is going to wonder what it is.

mwhite
11-10-2008, 05:13 PM
:thud:Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What tenacity! Look wonderful. Please post the FO when you're done. I couldn't find where you said what it was, perhaps you should tell us? Oh and you might want to add it to your original post too, because everyone is going to wonder what it is.

Here Tis (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/3017449068_5f5ce9ce73.jpg)

Arielluria
11-10-2008, 05:14 PM
That IS gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! Great work! :notworthy:

sabrinasmom
11-10-2008, 05:59 PM
Beautiful:yay:

Doublereeder2
11-11-2008, 09:03 AM
What a stunning piece! Too gorgeous for words --- :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

The.Knitter
11-11-2008, 09:14 AM
Oh WOW!!!!! I am speechless. No words good enough to describe this absolutely fantastic tablecloth!

TrikkeAddict
11-11-2008, 09:56 AM
oh my goodness, that is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! congratulations!!!!

Doodknitwit
11-11-2008, 10:15 AM
it is an indescribable heirloom

:woohoo: :yay: :happydance: :blooby: :heart: :heart:

Knit4Pie
11-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Just gorgeous!!

luvmykid28
11-11-2008, 02:49 PM
A-MAZ-ING

lulubell
11-11-2008, 03:41 PM
If, in my life time, I do only half as good as that I will be happy!!!!!!

ArtLady1981
11-12-2008, 05:37 AM
I sure do love that shade of soft gold!!!! :heart:

Raeknitsnwa
11-12-2008, 04:43 PM
That is simply goregous work you did an awesome job

anniep
11-12-2008, 08:13 PM
When I read the first page I thought "whaaat?!" I struggle with over a hundred!

Your tablecloth is just divine. What a beautiful piece of work. It's sure to become a precious family heirloom!

mwhite
11-12-2008, 08:27 PM
LOL! Yep, doing one of these does make the smaller projects go alot faster!

CognizantAmiga
11-16-2008, 01:29 PM
WOW!!!!! So beautiful! I agree about the scalloped edges! Nicely done!

Cynamar
11-16-2008, 01:36 PM
Oh, WOW!!! That is incredible! Are you letting folks actually EAT on it?!?!

dmknits
11-24-2008, 11:54 PM
Wow!!!! Beautiful!!

Dimpledapple
11-25-2008, 05:09 AM
Whoa! :passedout: