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Old 07-13-2007, 01:17 PM   #31
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You did a really beautiful job! When I first started knitting a couple years ago, I was all about the big needles and fancy, fluffy yarn: quick results and excellent mis-knit camouflage. After about 50 (I kid you not) scarves, I'm finding that I really enjoy letting the knitting be the star and the yarn the supporting cast. Your afghan has definitely got star power!
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #32
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Your afghan is absolutely gorgeous! What a great way to try different stitches too! You are very creative!
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:51 PM   #33
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panchita....wow, such high praise! Thanks! Fifty scarves??? Did you ever join them to create an afghan? I agree, at some point one's attention and priority shifts when being creative. There can be some fab looking pieces from not-so-fab yarns and vice versa. Of course, as I discovered with a thrice-frogged cardi last fall, matching up yarn and pattern is something to strive for.

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Old 07-13-2007, 04:57 PM   #34
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Thanks, usamacka. Something like a sampler afghan would've been a really smart way to learn knitting....which I did several decades back (I recall one of my first projects being a navy, acrylic sweater coat which actually turned altho no idea why LOL). Gauge, stitch patterns, selvage sts, joins, seaming, etc...they would've saved me some of the many disasters along the way. The afghan was more fun than I thought it'd be.

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