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Old 02-28-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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Now FO'd!!! - Virginia Tank from KnitPicks
I'm knitting the Virginia Tank from KnitPicks with the alpaca/silk blend yarn called Shimmer - color Morning Mist. I started the night before last (I think) and I've been working on it while at work the past two days. I think I've got about 2 or 3 inches done of the stocking/rib pattern. So, it's getting there, but it's still got a ways to go yet.

I think it's really strange how the light blue color keeps layering on itself and there's just a big chunk of that one color.





I'll update this as I go along and add more when I've got it done.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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Pretty! Awesome job so far. I love the color
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:05 PM   #3
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That's going to be gorgeous and unique!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:05 PM   #4
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I think that's called "pooling." It makes the sweater look tye-dyed--I like it a lot!
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:17 PM   #5
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Ah. Interesting. Learn something new every day.

Thanks. ^_^ It's my first real project. I'm so nervous.
My gauge was right on on my test swatch, but it's a little different now on the real thing. I hope it's not enough to make a difference.

Of course, since I have to block it when I'm done I'm hoping the little irregularities will soften themselves and be less noticeable. I've never blocked before either.

So many new things!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:21 PM   #6
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I've read somewhere...I hope I'm not making this up...that to avoid pooling, alternate balls of yarn every couple rows or so. That seems like a lot of trouble to me, but if the pooling is really a problem, or if it bothers you, there is a way to avoid it.

As I said earlier, though, in your sweater it looks great!

I've never blocked anything either...well, except for felted bags, but those don't really count!
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:32 PM   #7
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No, no. I don't mind it at all. The 'pooling' thing is kinda neat.
I just found it really strange that it was doing that.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:47 PM   #8
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So, my shirt's on hold for today. A friend from work came out of the hospital yesterday, so I'm making her a pair of those Pocketbook Slippers.
I'm really trying to get them done today so that I can drop them off for her tomorrow at the latest.

Before I was doing the shirt, I thought these slippers took a long time to knit up. Boy, they sure seem like they are going fast now.
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Originally Posted by Angelia
I've read somewhere...I hope I'm not making this up...that to avoid pooling, alternate balls of yarn every couple rows or so. That seems like a lot of trouble to me, but if the pooling is really a problem, or if it bothers you, there is a way to avoid it.
I saw this in the KnitPicks catalog but I had no idea what pooling was. Frankly, I think it's terrific! It looks great to me! Can't wait to see it when it's finished.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:32 PM   #10
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KP!! That's where I saw the info on pooling! Thanks, Ronda, for mentioning them!
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