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Old 02-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #11
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If it's too little to make socks, you could always make some nice, little cuffs like these.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:08 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by meowmeowmeow View Post
If it's too little to make socks, you could always make some nice, little cuffs like these.
Those are very pretty and I thank you for the link, but my personal aesthetics are opposed to using variegated yarn for a lace pattern.
I'm going to see if the LYS sells this yarn, and pick up another ball or two. I wound up knitting the pattern too small and still ran out of yarn. I do normally knit socks small, because I like my socks to fit snuggly, but this pattern has a strip that stretches less/differently, so I need to make them a little bigger than usual.
...who needs food this week? I need yarn.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:43 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by jess_hawk View Post
...who needs food this week? I need yarn.
*LOL* I love this sentiment! I may have to borrow it...oh wait, I did by placing another order with Knit Picks this week, and the DBF doesn't understand my desire of cute little stitch markers off of Etsy (though the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reminiscent ones he is okay with).

Sad to hear about the socks, Jess, but I hope you can find some yarn to match somewhat (or not match at all, those could be cool socks too!).

The unofficial is certainly a fun way to go! I do enjoy a bit of a challenge to ensure I get a larger project done by a deadline as it just gives that wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

Nicole - how's the Andrea's Mitts coming along? I'm so curious what others think of the pattern before I dive in myself (which will probably be in March).


As for my Knitting Olympics project, I am about 40% complete with Hemlock Ring Blanket. I ended up making a cute little Excel spreadsheet to figure out how far along I actually was. The blanket is so deceptive! I was cruising the first two days and thought I was going great, but that's cause it was all the inner rows of the blanket (which are short and cute and go quickly), but there is still so many stitches to go as the outermost layer will have 568 stitches for the last 6 rounds plus an interesting bind off row.

It was looking pretty when I started, but now it's kind of a bundle of yarn. Might try to take a picture, but don't think it'll look like much as I'm doing it in black Eco+ (which is like...enormous skeins if you've ever seen one) to match the living room.


Also, the Olympics make for great knitting time!! The DBF and I differ greatly on how the figure skating is judged, but it has been very fun to sit and watch them this time around.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:14 PM   #14
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Anyone re-thinking their choice??
It seems like I overestimated the difficulty of this project. I definitely liked it; there were some techniques I hadn't used before (crocheted provisional cast on, picot bind off, etc.), and I think it turned out cute. (The top flares out a little bit, but I'll see if I can do anything about that when I block it.) Now I'm into the second one, and it's going well.

The only problem was that I finished the first one after only three days, so to make the Knitting Olympics more of a challenge, I think I'll try to complete two projects in the 17 days. I'm not sure what I'll do after I finish the second mitt, but I definitely have a lot of projects lined up, so I'll try to pick something more challenging.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #15
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Those are really awesome! I'm about 2/3 the way through my shawl (I think, never done a shawl and not really sure how far I am). I think I'll be done with it by the end... if not, it won't be much longer than that.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #16
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So I fail at knitting Skew - I got 2 mostly finished that had to be frogged, so instead I designed and knitted a sock of my own.
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