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Old 11-29-2006, 10:09 PM   #141
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Jan - your caps are wonderful! Very lovely! Thanks for the link to the graph paper.

Please add 2 more caps to the count!

Back to work -- the real reason I fired up my computer. ... that would be work work, not work "knitting", but that isn't work is it?
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:47 AM   #142
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Originally Posted by Auntie-Em

Please add 2 more caps to the count!

Back to work -- the real reason I fired up my computer. ... that would be work work, not work "knitting", but that isn't work is it?
Added!

No, knitting is what we do when work starts trying to take over. It's a great way to "reprioritize"
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:04 PM   #143
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Caps to the Capital!!
Hi Everyone!

I finished my Caps to the Capital hat! I stayed home from work today (sick, boo!) and knitted all day long! It's my very first FO that isn't a scarf or a swatch! It was also my first time doing ribbing. This was so much fun to knit, I loved it!



However...sewing the seam was VERY hard for me! I followed Amy's video and did mattress stitch, but I kept losing my place and couldn't really tell which stitch I was supposed to sew. So my seam is a little lopsided and kinda messy...but hey, as long as it warms up a baby's head, then it's ok!

Thanks for letting me be a part of this knit-along! It was lots of fun! Happy knitting!
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:10 PM   #144
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Alright fem!!

What a cute contribution!

Glad to have you knitting with us - and feel better soon!
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:26 AM   #145
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Hi Everyone!

Thanks to Aunty Em's suggestion to me about knitting in the round, I bought myself two sets of DPN's, watched Amy's video, and gave it a go!

The yellow cap I made (above) was knitted with worsted weight acrylic on sizes 8 and 10 straight needles. The one I'm making now is with sport weight acrylic on sizes 7 and 8 DPN's (the pattern called for size 6 and 8 DPN's, but I couldn't find any size 6's and I knit kinda tightly anyway, so I figure it should still work). Anyway, I'm only about 3/4 an inch into the ribbing, but I've noticed that the circumference looks a lot smaller than my yellow cap! I mean, this cap is looking pretty tiny so far. Will it get bigger the more knitting I complete? Or does it just look smaller because the yarn is sport weight? Is it because the needles are smaller? The pattern calls for casting on 48 stitches with sport weight vs. 44 stitches with worsted weight (on bigger needles)...so shouldn't the size of the cap still be the same?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me! This in-the-round knitting is pretty challenging, but lots of fun!
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:44 PM   #146
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As long as it stretches it should be fine. Babies have different size heads, too. I knit all of mine in the round..so much easier!!
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:33 PM   #147
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:42 AM   #148
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I've made my first one today, and the second is already begun. These are wonderful to do! :D
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Awwww! That is so cute, MarDi!
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