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Old 07-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Semi-apathy or something?
Hey everyone. Since I'm off from school for the summer and don't have a regular job, I've been knitting obsessively for the past month. I've made a ton of things and learned so much . . . but I don't know what to do now! I'm wanting to gradually start Christmas presents, but that's not a pressing thing or something that I'm really wanting to dive into immediately.

I just did a Fair Isle hat, and I did a pair of socks (though one of them has a Goliath heel), a felted bag, and just some other random things. I feel apathetic about starting Christmas presents (and I'm in the middle of a Christmas present scarf - but BLEH I DON'T want to just do rows and rows and rows of k2p2 ribbing right now), and I just want to keep trying new things. I'm looking through patterns today and just don't care for any thing - I've never had knitting apathy before! I've been getting more and more excited about it each day, but I just feel like I lack direction.

Does anyone have ideas for new and exciting things to try - a new pattern or technique to learn? Please share! :D
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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How about Brooke's Column of Leaves Scarf!!!!!!!!!!!

Just GOOGLE it and the pattern will pop up, it free, fun and a little bit of a challenge without being too too TOO hard!
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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Oooh, that's beautiful! But honestly, I wouldn't mind learning something really hard! I just want to learn something great :P lol
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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have you tried illusion or modular knitting?
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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No, I haven't. Several people in the Knitting Group at my LYS are doing modular knitting, but it hasn't really struck my fancy.

Do any of you guys do illusion knitting? What's it like?
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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i haven't tried it yet, but a bunch of KHers in the harry potter KAL are using it.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:52 PM   #7
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These look a little tougher, the mitts are gorgeous, the vintage vest isn't really *hard* per se but I find the vintage pattern tricky to understand, and the hat is a bit different (and yes, I am planning to make it for myself as well as my DD lol).

Possibly my next Fair Isle project:
http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/1...i_mittens.html

Vintage - I see very modern possibilities for this one though:
http://www.glamarama.net/knitting/pa...962-weskit.pdf

Ridiculously adorable hat: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTpiggle.html
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:36 PM   #8
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Illusion knitting looks very cool. I am planning a Linux theme illusion scarf. I just have to find the right yarn.
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Illusion knitting is something I would like to try some time. I saw this episode of Knitty Gritty. It's a fabulous scarf!!! You should check it out!
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If I were to try Illusion Knitting, I would definitely do that Counterpoint Piano Keyboard Scarf. Still though, I think I'm into something smaller and maybe more challenging than a scarf...

All good suggestions so far, though! Definitely stuff I'm going to use in the future. Any other ideas? :D (See? I really do have a block - all these good ideas, but I'm still searching... lol)
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