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Old 08-25-2007, 04:40 PM   #21
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Thank you! I'm trying to give my hands rest but it is hard to do since I'm on a computer almost all day at work (and here I am typing away on KH).

I'm guessing it is the 2x2 ribbing that got me. I have heard that can be hard on your hands/wrists, especially if you knit English/throw, which I do.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:31 PM   #22
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Has everyone started mailing their scarves in?

I was so good. I got everything ready to mail out and had the address all set. Then I noticed that I neglected to weave in my ends! Ugh! I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to that.

Anyway, I will weave everything in tonight and get mine in the mail tomorrow morning.

We've got from now until October 15th to mail them in!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:35 PM   #23
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Oh, I'm SO glad to hear that! I thought I had missed the deadline!
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:15 AM   #24
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I just put mine in the mail this morning but I forgot to write up a nice card with the care instructions! I am so absent minded this time of year . . .

Since the deadline is October 15th can you update the title of this thread? We might be able to get a few more knitters involved.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by suziehomemaker View Post
We've got from now until October 15th to mail them in!

Thank goodness! Is everyone making the scarf 60-inches? I think I read that on the OFA website. Anyway, I'm at 53-inches right now.

However, it may take me another week or two at the rate I'm going. Since my wrists are still bothering me, I've only been able to knit for about 10 minutes at a time. But I am determined to finish this scarf!
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:51 PM   #26
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I knitted two scarves, the irish hiking and farrow rib, both scarves went in the mail Tuesday and cards and gift cards to Starbucks. It was fun to pariticipate this year.
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Done!
Mine is done! I will mail it next week. I did a 60-inch long scarf in ribbing and a dark maroon color. It took me much longer than I expected because my hands and wrists got very sore from knitting too much (on mutliple projects). However, I am so excited about this scarf because it is my first project using Continental knitting!

Since my wrists were so sore, I could only knit for a few minutes at a time. and was worried that I would miss the deadline for this project. I had read, or heard, somewhere (perhaps Knitty Gritty) that it is a good idea to know more than one way to knit so that your hands don't get repetitive stress.

So I decided to take a couple of days to practice Continental knitting, and I picked it up quickly. For this scarf, I started out switcing back and forth between Continental and English knitting. This probably wouldn't be a good idea for a project that gauge is important, but I did my scarf in ribbing, which can be very forgiving. I can't tell which portion of the scarf is Continental or which is English.

However, I decided to finish the scarf with Continental knitting because doing ribbing was quicker and the transition between knit and purl stitches was so smooth.

Now that this scarf is done, I think I will take some time off to rest!
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I want to knit this

http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepat...ect_240-1.html

I'll probably use Encore
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:21 AM   #29
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I just wanted to bring this thread back up to the top as a reminder that the deadline is quickly approaching. I'm almost finished with mine and then I'll post a pic!
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I'm still not done! I gotta get it in gear. The scarf I'm knitting connections from Knitting Daily is so curled up. I'm going to have to block it really good which is probably gonna take a few days. or I could crochet up the sides of the scarf to make it lay flat more. Hmmmm.......we'll see
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