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Old 12-31-2009, 11:57 PM   #41
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I'm making GF bread for our picnic up at the woods tomorrow. DH has to go take down deer stands and the girls and I are going to drive along with him.

I have the back of my sweater done and I'm working on the right front. I'm getting a little nervous about putting all of the pieces together when it's time to seam things up. I'm being very OCD and keeping track of the number of rows that I'm knitting as I go. Some people might call it something else I just really want this first garment to be a success so that I have the confidence to knit more garments.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:58 PM   #42
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I'm here......about another inch of ribbing to go on the first slipper. They're great slippers...so say my sisters, nieces and Mom
You're on a roll!

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Sandi always has such great ideas....and yummy yarn
I'm just glad to see that the rest of you are playing along. This is making my New Year start off just right.

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Almost ready for that first glass of bubbly.....
Me too! Now, I just have to peel my hubby off the sofa to go open the champagne. It's chilling in the fridge. I can't open it, because I JUST BANGED MY STUPID HAND ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER MAKING SUPPER! UGH!!!! So, NO knitting for me tonight.

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I managed to make about 7 inches on my Palindrome scarf, then frogged it to make it about an inch wider. Does anyone have tips on how to keep track of how many rows are between the cables? It's driving me crazy losing my place. At this rate, this could be an incredibly l-o-n-g scarf!
The only way I know to keep up with rows is to use a row counter. I don't trust myself to keep up with them in my head.

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There is a live streaming video on Earthcam of Times Square looks like they're having a great time there
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Happy new year everyone! My minions are watching america's funniest home videos and i'm working on the infernal socks (not just because they're red, well, bronzed berry bliss technically LOL! but because i've never had this much issue with a basic pair of socks! between yarn splits and dropped stitches.....) and thinking of loading twilight
Maybe it's the knitting needles? Sometimes, I have to use different needles with different yarns, to see which ones work better together.
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:00 AM   #43
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LOL!

the minions aren't bad, they'll be out relatively soon (or when dh gets home from work...) the good thing is that they're older and pretty self-sufficient so I'm not needed as much as i was when they were little (course when they were little, they'd be in bed by now! LOL!)


on the socks, not beginning, ending I'll be turning both heels this hour and then finishing them off... which will officially complete my knitting for our tribe's yule gathering on the 17th... so then it's onto a shawl (the Freya shawl i found on ravelry... using caron simply soft shadows in soft merino)
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:02 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by mamapaulsel View Post

I have the back of my sweater done and I'm working on the right front. I'm getting a little nervous about putting all of the pieces together when it's time to seam things up. I'm being very OCD and keeping track of the number of rows that I'm knitting as I go. Some people might call it something else I just really want this first garment to be a success so that I have the confidence to knit more garments.
Actually, I think that is the way that ArtLady recommends doing it. I also count rows on the body and sleeves of sweaters to make sure all matches well. Also, you may want to block before seaming for the best chances of success!
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The only way I know to keep up with rows is to use a row counter. I don't trust myself to keep up with them in my head.

You may be right. I might have to get off my bum and go dig mine out! (smile)
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sorry I don't know how to post links, I just went to earthcam.com and it popped up
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Thanks for the great advice. I will plan on blocking before I seam. I'm also glad that I'm not the only one that counts rows. I keep a little note pad and pen right beside me and make my tally marks.

We have some left over sparklers from the 4th. Do we dare let our DD's do them?
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I have started on my rows of knits and purls (K1, P1?). I've managed to get through two rows of purl. It isn't as smooth as my knit (I've practiced knit more) so my tension may be awkward. We'll see.........
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Well, I WAS watching football before being called out by my children to play a game of Pictionary Man. Upon going back to my bedroom to knit and resume watching the football game, my son took over my tv to play xbox and is currently chatting it up with his cousin...headphone is on his head, so i'm only hearing his side of the conversation...

"Oh cool, he stuck me."

something by my nephew

"Oh wow, he stuck me with something on the side of my head."

something by my nephew

Wonder what the score of the game is.
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