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Old 11-04-2011, 05:52 AM   #11
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Look under the Free Videos tab at the top of this page, Advanced Techs, Short Rows. It's a great way to shape sweaters at the bust.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:55 AM   #12
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Thanks for the advice, GrumpyGramma (haha, funny name!), but I'm committed to this blanket now, even though I did bite off a little more than I could chew (first time on circulars and first project with lots of stitches-- I do love the circulars though!). My cousin's baby will be here in a few weeks, and I'm DETERMINED to give it to her (even if I end up looking like this )! I think the reason I freaked out about it so much is because I knew I would be giving it to her so I wanted it to be absolutely perfect. But after the other night's disaster, I've learned not to worry about the imperfections, because she won't care whether the blanket is perfect or not, she'll love it anyway because I made it with love. I worked really hard on it yesterday and I've gotten back to where I was before I had to unravel so the damage really wasn't too bad. I'm finding it's easier to work on it now if I really concentrate on it. After I'm done with it () , I'll go back to my placemats and maybe work on those dishcloths you suggested. I could use lots more of those! Haha.
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Good for you! You're making progress in lots of ways on this blanket and you're right, your cousin will love it. And be assured, both your cousin and especially the baby will ignore any imperfections.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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Thankyou Salmonmac, I'll have a look at that now.

Praying everything goes smoothly from here Chixdilla, make sure you enjoy the journey too be sure to keep us up to date on your project.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:02 PM   #15
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Chixdilla, a friend of mine always deliberately worked a teeny tiny error in every project, even those given as a gift. She felt it truly made each item one of a kind. That said, I agree your cousin will adore the blanket, as filled with love as it already is.

And you may find that a distraction project, like that dishcloth, worked on when the blanket drives you bonkers may be enough to let you go back to the blanket with a fresh mind... working something I don't have to think that much about is my favorite way to get through a challenging new technique or project.

Good luck and happy knitting!
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Praying everything goes smoothly from here Chixdilla, make sure you enjoy the journey too be sure to keep us up to date on your project.
Why, thank you. Here's a pic of what I've got so far. I've done 3 whole basket rows! I'm definitely enjoying it now as opposed to panicking about it. It's gotten a lot easier as I've gone along. I can't wait to finish it and post a pic of my first FO!

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Beautiful! You inspire me, I need to make a blanket like that.
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Thats looking smashing Chixdilla!
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