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Old 08-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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Oh my, I've got my own special lakeside property at the Frog Pond!

I had quite a time with what I thought would be an easy peasy shawl last year...my Japanese Feather Shawl! Until I got it through my thick head that lifelines were a necessity, I frogged numerous times, right down to the cast on!

Funny thing....whereas the lifelines saved me a couple times, having them as a safety net made me much more comfortable, and I made fewer boo-boos!

I respect you frogging rather than leaving mistakes and calling them "creative modifications"!

My knitting could have mistakes to be sure, but not that I'm aware of....cuz if I sees it, I corrects it!
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:39 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Oh my, I've got my own special lakeside property at the Frog Pond!


I saw your shawl on ravelry, it is delicious! Iíll certainly be using lifelines with one of my next projects, a complicated lace shawl. I'm certain they will instill confidence and as you say, less mistakes.

This pattern (Lalaís Simple Shawl) is actually pretty straightforward and now that I am not slipping the last stitch, it is easier if I need to frog. And the seed stitch pattern makes it easier to catch mistakes. I begin and end these rows with the same stitch, alternatively, knit stitches on one row, purl stitches on the next. If I have a knit stitch at the beginning and a purl stitch on the end, well I know I messed up. The yarn is thin and sticky so knitting two stitches together is a mistake that is easily made, but fairly simple to discover and repair.

Well, I am having the time of my life. Having more than one project going at the same time has made a world of difference. And I am so motivated with this shawl, every day it grows more and more.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #13
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Technically that's a work in progress (WIP) since you're working on it. A UFO are those projects I've got that I never finished and jammed inthe closet.

It's going to be pretty whatever you call it though.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #14
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now that I am not slipping the last stitch, it is easier if I need to frog.
Why is that? I'm trying to think if when I've slipped a st at the end if it made a difference and my only real recent experience with it is my venture into Entrelacville on the shores of Frog Pond. I can't remember that it posed a problem for me but I was only working with 5 st rows.
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Technically that's a work in progress (WIP) since you're working on it. A UFO are those projects I've got that I never finished and jammed inthe closet.
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@ GG - I misspoke there. I had first worked the last stitch 'through the back loop', not slipped it, although I do seem to have problems getting the last stitches the way they are supposed to be if I slip them/frog them and redo. I think the new glasses would have helped here. The yarn/thread is just so tiny. We need an emoticon for a 'wee little thing'.

Washed the sheets today and just made the bed so DH could go to sleep, ahhh, me time, no TV , more less So I used up all of the first ball of yarn, 249 yards of yarn/thread, why does it seem like it was so much more?

I used the 'Russian Join':

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/russian-join

Remarked to DH that I could barely see the join. DH says "Isn't the way it's supposed to be?", stating the obvious

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I love the destruction of hotel furniture in pursuit of the perfectly wound skein! Brilliant piece of improvisation.

Looks lovely so far, probably quicker second time through anyway!
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I love the destruction of hotel furniture in pursuit of the perfectly wound skein! Brilliant piece of improvisation.

Looks lovely so far, probably quicker second time through anyway!
@ destruction of hotel furniture. that!!!!!

As for quicker the second time through, I realized not too long ago I always need a dry run or dress rehearsal, if you will. It seems the first start is never the one that takes. *sigh*
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I found the ruffle!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...triangle-shawl

It is perfect! I imagine it will take days to knit the ruffle alone

For us knitters perhaps I could suggest our slogan to be "One row at a time"?
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post

As for quicker the second time through, I realized not too long ago I always need a dry run or dress rehearsal, if you will. It seems the first start is never the one that takes. *sigh*
I'm beginning to realize this, too. May be a reason I end up doing at least two of most patterns. When I'm new to a pattern, I usually frog multiple times, then I'll knit one to get a feel for the pattern, then another project to tweak the pattern.
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