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Old 03-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Something challenging. FOUND MY CHALLENGE
UPDATE:
I found my new challenge...

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html

I have knit 2 socks at a time, side by side... so now i am going to try this

ORIGINAL:
I am just finishing up a sweater (using fingering weight yarn!) and do not have another project lined up (weird!)

I really want to do something that will challenge me.

I have knit almost everything from simple, to complex lace or stranded color work... Socks on size 1 needles to afghans on size 15 needles (and every size in between).

Does anyone have a project that is challenging that they loved?

I am not looking for a huge project (due with baby #3 in may... So something i can finish in a somewhat timely fashion!)
*i am a fast knitter.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Have you tried entrelac? It's actually pretty easy, but can be challenging at first.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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Entrelac is a great idea.
I don't know if you're up for another baby blanket but this one is different, challenging and fun to do.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTopart.html
I also love this book by Alice Starmore for aran sweaters. They're never boring.
http://www.amazon.com/Fishermens-Swe.../dp/1570760292
Congrats on baby 3. That's great news!
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A sweater in fingering weight. I've always wanted to make one, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to finish it! Good for you! Please share in What'cha knitting!
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A sweater in fingering weight. I've always wanted to make one, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to finish it! Good for you! Please share in What'cha knitting!
its only taken me about a month of knitting after the kids go to bed (so maybe an hour or two a night, but i don't knit every night)... its pretty

this is the pattern i used (but made the sleeves longer)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elfe
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That's very cute!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #7
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this is the pattern i used (but made the sleeves longer)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elfe
That is a marvelous and very pretty sweater!

Challenging differs from person to person: Right now, I'm working on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. For me, it's been an easy knit _so far_ given that it's all in garter stitch, but it is knit all in one piece and has only two seams one at each shoulder. It folds up like origami into the cutest little thing I've seen in a very long time.

I'm almost done but the knitted work looks like a knitters nightmare of a topological map, and though almost finished I'm still not sure how it will fold up neatly into a sweater. That was what motivated me to make the thing...

It may be an entertaining and useful knit for you with wee bairn number three due soon.
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Fingering weight? Sorry I don't use alot of different yarns yet. In practicing my new found knitting I'm using "stiffer" yarn instead of the softer weights so I can really see the stitch.
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Yarn weight really doesn't have anything to do with softness. Fingering weight is thin yarn that's a good weight for socks. Unless your making lace you usually use needles sized between 00-2. So very tiny.
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Entrelac is a great idea.
I don't know if you're up for another baby blanket but this one is different, challenging and fun to do.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTopart.html
I also love this book by Alice Starmore for aran sweaters. They're never boring.
http://www.amazon.com/Fishermens-Swe.../dp/1570760292
Congrats on baby 3. That's great news!
oh i like the look of that blanket!
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