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Forum: Knit-Alongs 08-17-2008, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Minou
This blanket, Kometenstern and Alita were all...

This blanket, Kometenstern and Alita were all made as gifts. I asked my friends what color made them the happiest and then bought the yarn that matched their favorite color. I don't think...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 08-17-2008, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Minou
I finished another blanket and it's blocking...

I finished another blanket and it's blocking today. It's nowhere near as complex as Kometenstern, but I love how delicate and simple it is. If this pattern were ever readily available, it would be a...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 08-13-2008, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Minou
My Kometenstern is finished! It's a whopping 62"...

My Kometenstern is finished! It's a whopping 62" and took 1000 yds to knit 97 rounds. Photos are on Ravelry at: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Minou/schleuderblatt and on my blog at...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-13-2008, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Minou
Lynn, I'm glad my blocking experience will be...

Lynn,

I'm glad my blocking experience will be useful to you! Keep us posted on your progress. My current two blankets are total blobs and look like nothing, so I'll have to wait to take photos....
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-12-2008, 11:04 AM
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Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Lynn, Your doily is so pretty! I love that...

Lynn,

Your doily is so pretty! I love that green. I knit my Egeblad blanket in a soft green wool so I'm biased. Keep up the progress photos. :)
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-12-2008, 11:02 AM
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Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, Cotton and wool are very different from...

Gino,

Cotton and wool are very different from each other. Cotton has no stretch, which means if you normally knit tight, it stays tight. Wool springs back a bit and relaxes when it's blocked so...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-08-2008, 12:17 AM
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Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, It's huge! I really like how it turned...

Gino,

It's huge! I really like how it turned out and the color is great. Mary took the words right out of my mouth. How is it you had a camera without a flash? :)

-Rebecca
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-06-2008, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Minou
Mary, It's very pretty! That turned out...

Mary,

It's very pretty! That turned out surprisingly large too. Are you going to use it as a table covering? I just love the border of Alita. I think the color you picked is wonderful.

-Rebecca
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-01-2008, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Minou
Gino, I'm so glad the bind off went well! It's...

Gino,

I'm so glad the bind off went well! It's so much easier than the Hemlock once you get the hang of it. I learned to crochet before I knit, so I knit continental. I was used to holding the yarn...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-01-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Libbie, Good luck and I am really interested to...

Libbie,

Good luck and I am really interested to hear what size you get with worsted/aran weight yarn. What color did you choose?

-Rebecca
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-30-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
No kidding Mary. I was up past midnight knitting...

No kidding Mary. I was up past midnight knitting a baby bootie. I realized while I was swearing at my straights that I can no longer knit with huge clunky needles! I felt like I was in a rowboat. I...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-30-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Libbie, Egeblad has some beautiful texture in...

Libbie,

Egeblad has some beautiful texture in the "leaves" if you knit it on smaller needles. I think it will be beautiful either way, but I really like focusing on the texture than the open spaces....
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-29-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, Put the single knit stitch on your crochet...

Gino,

Put the single knit stitch on your crochet hook to start the bind-off (easiest to slip it up the handle of the hook). Cap off your right needle. Once the loop is on the hook, stick the hook...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-24-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
If anyone is interested, I've posted 400 German...

If anyone is interested, I've posted 400 German knitting terms on my blog. I split them into several entries and they're alphabetized in German. I put a big chart together to help me decipher the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-20-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Dawn Adcock has great notes to go with the BSJ...

Dawn Adcock has great notes to go with the BSJ pattern. I use them instead of the original because it's so hard to follow. http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/BSS%20Notes.htm It's a great...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-20-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Well, I got eight rounds into a new blanket and...

Well, I got eight rounds into a new blanket and catastrophe struck. My mom was knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket next to me with Dream in Color Classy. She had come across a knot in the middle of the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-19-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Guilty as charged! The Nieblings are like...

Guilty as charged! The Nieblings are like brainteasers. They're so much fun to figure out and knit and I love the organic botanical designs. If I could design lace, I'd design things that look like...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-19-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Check out...

Check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NieblingLaceKnitters. This is the one I am on.

There's a new booklet at Lacis called Kunst Stricken - Grosse und Kleine Deckchen. If you go to...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-18-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, If you can knit in the round, you're not a...

Gino,

If you can knit in the round, you're not a novice. The hardest thing for me is learning to read charts. I also had to learn some new stitches for Kometenstern. Niebling was not shy about using...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-18-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Agh! I ran out of yarn 18 rounds from the end of...

Agh! I ran out of yarn 18 rounds from the end of my Kometenstern blanket. Agh! I'll have to order more and wait about two weeks for it to arrive. I knew this was going to happen, but I wanted to wait...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-16-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, Cheers mate! The yo's at the beginning of...

Gino,

Cheers mate! The yo's at the beginning of the round were a little strange for me too, so it's a completely understandable mistake. It's funny that it didn't show up until round 12, but...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-15-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, If it's a Burda publication, look at...

Gino,

If it's a Burda publication, look at http://photofile.name/users/natalia46/135079011/136218866/#breadcr for an English translation of their chart symbols. It's on several pages, but that link...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-14-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, I use aluminum hooks and tend to drop a...

Gino,

I use aluminum hooks and tend to drop a hook size or two when I do a crochet bind-off to make sure my chains are tight enough. I also tend to single crochet instead of double when I catch the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-11-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Good news! For those who want machine washable...

Good news! For those who want machine washable blankets, Cascade just came out with a new yarn called "Greenland". It's Aran weight, superwash and knits at 4sts/1" on US9's. That's the same gauge as...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-11-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 33,024
Posted By Minou
Gino, Lacis has copies of some of the Niebling...

Gino,

Lacis has copies of some of the Niebling patterns for sale. http://www.lacis.com/catalog/data/publicat.html

The Japanese compilations are called "Knitted Lace Designs of the Modern Mode"....
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