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Old 10-11-2010, 12:43 AM   #21
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Hmm, I'd have to say that my worst project ever was my first afghan, as I forgot the weave the ends in. had knotted them up and cut off the tips. Needless to say, it unraveled in the wash.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:58 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by KnitterGirl12 View Post
What's your worst project ever that you just gave up on because it was SUPER hard? Mine was well, socks, they turned out horrible and they kept unraveling so I turned it back into a ball of yarn. soo embarrassing!
It was a Christmas stocking, a year ago, and it was hideous when I finished. It was my first time using DPNs and knitting in the round, and after coming back to knitting after a long hiatus, it was depressing. However, I was determined and started knitting socks for my daughters and did not quit until I had it right. In the past year I've knit more socks than most people do in a lifetime. I've found I love knitting in the round.

One that I gave up on? A sweater for my husband, but that was because the yarn was awful and it had been discontinued and I hadn't ordered enough for the whole project. Ugh, it's best we all forget that one.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:09 AM   #23
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Working on socks was awful? Well, try the magic loop method. I gave up making socks YEARS AGO, but 2 years ago someone taught me how to use the loop method and now I use that method on every single thing I do! (including thumbs on mittens!) You do this look method and I'll bet you knit sock until the cows come home! (Just make sure you knit them in knitting worsted, first, so you don't get bored right off!)

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Old 10-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #24
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Hmm, I'd have to say that my worst project ever was my first afghan, as I forgot the weave the ends in. had knotted them up and cut off the tips. Needless to say, it unraveled in the wash.
Jeez it's great to see a GUY knitting! And having to work for cats, too! GREAT to hear!!!!

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #25
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LOL, thanks, it's great to be back.
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:53 PM   #26
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It is soooo nice to know that some men have some courage to try knitting! At first, I thought knitting was only for females, (I was 5 at the time!). Hopefully you could try knitting an afghan again!
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:11 PM   #27
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I would say my most ill-advised project to date is the garter stitch throw I decided to knit, to use up crappy acrylic yarn. It's still OTN though, I'm waffling choosing another crappy acrylic yarn for the next stripe on it.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:31 PM   #28
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I've knitted a couple of afghans since then, but to say the least it was one big lesson for me.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:13 PM   #29
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Well, I'm thisclose to frogging a cable beret I'm making for my daughter. The yarn called for was a worsted weight on size 11 needles. It just didn't look right. So, I went to the yarn store and the lady advised me to try a chunky yarn. I love the color way, but I think it's hiding the cables. Plus, the yarn is really stiff and sort of bulky. I'm going to keep working it to see how it looks when done, but I'm having serious doubts.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:14 PM   #30
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I would say my most ill-advised project to date is the garter stitch throw I decided to knit, to use up crappy acrylic yarn. It's still OTN though, I'm waffling choosing another crappy acrylic yarn for the next stripe on it.
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