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Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-14-2009, 01:23 PM
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Posted By slugmom
nightknitting, that's beautiful!!!

nightknitting, that's beautiful!!!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-14-2009, 11:34 AM
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Posted By slugmom
What you've posted looks beautiful, ArtLady! I...

What you've posted looks beautiful, ArtLady! I almost wish you'd posted pictures of your horrible collars, just because I have a hard time imagining you knitting anything horrible. :)

I have to...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-03-2009, 04:41 PM
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Posted By slugmom
I'm a long long way from seaming, but tell me...

I'm a long long way from seaming, but tell me again why you'd use a different yarn? Was it in case you needed to undo/redo it makes it easier to follow? Oh, it's a very different weight, too!

I have...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-28-2009, 08:44 AM
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Posted By slugmom
Oh, ArtLady - I'd love to have property like...

Oh, ArtLady - I'd love to have property like that! The closest we come is that my brother-in-law works in a camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and we're able to rent cabins and stay there on the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-27-2009, 02:47 PM
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Posted By slugmom
AnnaElch - your Sylvi is beautiful, what a great...

AnnaElch - your Sylvi is beautiful, what a great job you've done! And knowing this is your first big wearable project encourages me! :) I've done socks and hats and mittens and things, but nothing...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-17-2009, 11:01 AM
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Posted By slugmom
I don't believe providing a *link* is 'hot...

I don't believe providing a *link* is 'hot linking' nor does it use any extra bandwidth on the linked site unless someone goes there, and then they see the picture in it's original posted form. "hot...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-11-2009, 01:39 PM
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Posted By slugmom
Noooooo, I think I put myself in time out instead...

Noooooo, I think I put myself in time out instead :roll:

I haven't touched my knitting since then.

Thank you for asking, though, It is nice to be thought of. :heart: I will do something today to...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-09-2009, 07:16 PM
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Posted By slugmom
I'll recount but since I both had it written off...

I'll recount but since I both had it written off and marked them off as I finished AND put in row markers every 10 rows I don't know how my row count could be off - especially that MUCH! I could see...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-09-2009, 03:17 PM
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Posted By slugmom
I haven't tried to *knit* one, but I've sewed...

I haven't tried to *knit* one, but I've sewed some. At it's most basic, it's just a long rectangle with rings attached to one end. I once made one using a 3 yard piece of fabric 45" wide just by...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-09-2009, 02:49 PM
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Posted By slugmom
Oooogh I need help. I went to take a pic of my...

Oooogh I need help.

I went to take a pic of my two completed sleeves ...
see for yourself:

http://www.andfam.net/kimblog/blogpix/sylvi/2sleeves.jpg...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-08-2009, 07:24 AM
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Posted By slugmom
I finished the second sleeve last night! I'm...

I finished the second sleeve last night! I'm going to try to get a pic today with daylight for the sake of the color ...

Just wanted to double-check -- the short rows used for the button-band...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-05-2009, 12:35 PM
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Posted By slugmom
update! I had some time to knit this morning and...

update! I had some time to knit this morning and now I'm past the BO and just finished the first decrease! Yay!

ArtLady1981 Thank you, you're so encouraging!! :muah:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-05-2009, 10:02 AM
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Posted By slugmom
divagirl - Congrats on finishing the sleeve and...

divagirl - Congrats on finishing the sleeve and having it fit!!! :) And thank you for your sweet words about my pix. I must admit my yarn color does make me happy! :)



Here I am, peeking in and...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-28-2009, 02:04 AM
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Posted By slugmom
I agree, your daughter and the scarf are both...

I agree, your daughter and the scarf are both beautiful - and your house is, too! :inlove: I admit I was peeking, LOL. :teehee:

Hey, good news! I got my first sleeve done! This isn't a great...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-26-2009, 03:27 PM
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Posted By slugmom
What about these, they sound very similar...

What about these, they sound very similar ...

http://secure.tablepad.com/guardian/categories/SEWEZ.html

So the blocking pad that's not attached to a board, that you lay out on a bed/table/etc is...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-25-2009, 01:51 PM
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Posted By slugmom
So if I go to a fabric store will I find...

So if I go to a fabric store will I find something called a "blocking board" and pins? Would a WalMart craft section have one? What size? Are there quality concerns or other things I need to know?...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-24-2009, 08:45 PM
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Posted By slugmom
Oh I'm SO glad to hear I'm not the only one. :oo:...

Oh I'm SO glad to hear I'm not the only one. :oo:
Do I need some griddy blocking something with pins? I really don't know how or why to block. When, I kinda know the why.

Once it's done do you have...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-23-2009, 10:52 PM
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Posted By slugmom
Okay, I re-checked and I should have more than...

Okay, I re-checked and I should have more than enough yarn; I'm getting gauge with 11's - but it's good to know raglan sleeves do suck up yarn, LOL

It looks like WEBS is out of Delphinium! :( But I...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-23-2009, 12:32 PM
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Posted By slugmom
ArtLady - now that you're getting close to being...

ArtLady - now that you're getting close to being finished, and have the back and sides both knitted, how are you finding the length? You're my height and were getting about the same row gauge as I am...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 79,905
Posted By slugmom
ArtLady - I realize I'm coming in late and...

ArtLady - I realize I'm coming in late and haven't read the rest of the posts, and maybe you're already way done ... but what about ... making a big flower where the petals overlap more, and letting...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-18-2009, 01:58 PM
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Views: 79,905
Posted By slugmom
Thank you SO much - It helps me to understand the...

Thank you SO much - It helps me to understand the *why* as well as the *what* :) and what you said makes so much sense!

:muah:

I will have my daughter help me re-measure my...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 79,905
Posted By slugmom
I have a sleeve measurement question ... looking...

I have a sleeve measurement question ...

looking at the increases for my size (L), it looks like they cover 25 rows, which at 4 rows per inch (pattern gauge) would be 6.25 inches in length. Then...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-16-2009, 06:11 PM
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Posted By slugmom
I'm behind, too. Or not ahead, anyway :D I have...

I'm behind, too. Or not ahead, anyway :D

I have two cuffs knit, and one sleeve knit up about 25 rows.

ArtLady - Can you help talk me through the sleeve, since you're my (runty) height?? (5' 0") -...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-10-2009, 11:33 AM
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Views: 79,905
Posted By slugmom
Just a quick question -- my sleeves fit on my...

Just a quick question -- my sleeves fit on my shortest circs so I don't HAVE to do 2 circs around - it's comfortable to knit, but it is stretched out across the circle. Is that okay?
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-08-2009, 08:08 PM
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Views: 79,905
Posted By slugmom
So you knit extra seed stitch *below* the bottom...

So you knit extra seed stitch *below* the bottom of the cuff, then folded it back up and over? It looks very nice, and extra warm and cushy on the inside.

Hey wait! in those pix of the red coat the...
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