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Old 01-30-2010, 01:45 AM   #23
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My kit arrived today! I'm pleased with the Telemark yarn, and I jumped right in. Of course, being me, I'm changing things up a bit. I have thin wrists, so I'm going to do ribbing at the edge of the sleeves rather than the cuff design. I'll put the cuf pattern above the ribbing.

I'm also starting with the body with the hope of knitting on the sleeves. While I was looking at some of EZ's patterns, she talked about picking up the sleeve stitches in pattern when the yoke is in pattern to make them match. I'll give that a shot and see how it works. I'm enjoying it so far, but will probably be sighing and rolling my eyes a lot when I have to do the long stretch of navy stockinette.

--Don't bother with bobbins. I find that they tend to get caught on each other. I leave a long strand hanging. They will get twisted, but it's easier to untangle them by pulling out a strand at a time. The King of Intarsia, Kaffe Fasset, suggests this and I like it better than bobbins or winding little balls.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

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