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Old 07-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #31
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So you find Continental faster? It's faster for me because it's the way I learned and I can do knits in English, purls are still not happening for me. Anyhow, I found this interesting. I don't think one method is better than another, I do agree that if it ain't broke don't fix it. I recently got the Norwegian purl down and I think my tension may be better with it. Thanks for your comments. I look forward to seeing your shawl.
Well, I don't find Continental faster, having failed miserably at it....but I've witnessed it to be faster. Wish I could say I've "experienced it" being faster....but when I've tried, I'm all thumbs. Slug Slow. Gauge, train wreck.

Have you witnessed how lightening fast Eunny Jang can knit??? She demonstrates stuff on Knitting Daily TV. She's a Continental knitter, and from watching her, I think it's so fast because of the minimal hand movements. I knit, throw, knit, throw, knit, throw...while Eunny flicks, flicks, flicks, flicks. Wow. But she's commented that she was taught Continental from childhood.

It's so funny to watch Kristin Omdahl knit! She's a master of crochet and a great crochet designer, but she knits as well. She teaches the crochet segments on Knitting Daily TV. But in the Season 10 (DVD's) Kristin is teaching a knitalong for a knitted shawl she designed. She holds her knitting needles like
she's holding an ax! It's so hilarious to watch her! But she gets wonderful results, so who cares. But, like I said...it tickles me no end. I love her, so I don't care how she manhandles those circs!
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #32
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Finally finished! The dimensions before blocking were 50"x21" On the blocking board, it's 67"x26" The instructions ask you to begin the 1x1 ribbing at 46", but I found it difficult to measure this edge. I wish the measurement for the depth had been included in the pattern, because I think that the spine might be easier to measure OTN. Anyway, I love the shawl! It' 82 degrees and very humid today, but I put it on for a quick pic.
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Finally finished! The dimensions before blocking were 50"x21" On the blocking board, it's 67"x26" The instructions ask you to begin the 1x1 ribbing at 46", but I found it difficult to measure this edge. I wish the measurement for the depth had been included in the pattern, because I think that the spine might be easier to measure OTN. Anyway, I love the shawl! It' 82 degrees and very humid today, but I put it on for a quick pic.
Beautiful work! And from what I can see, it's a perfect size, too! Yup, your yarn and color choice is a real winner! Be proud, my sister!!!.

My Mara is done, too. Before blocking it's 55" across the widest part, and 28" down the spine. I really have to be careful when I block it next week.

I think I'll lay it down on the blocking board "dry"....put pins outline all 'round it....then lift it up and wash/rinse/towel dry. Then lay it down between my pins outline and coax it back within those confines. I've done that before with fibers that want to triple their dimensions when wet.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:30 PM   #34
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That is beautiful! Well done! Wearing it won't be boring even if knitting it was. I it!
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