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Old 08-28-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Arrrrggghhhhhhh!!!!!
I am knitting a teacozy for my tea-mad stepmother for her birthday. I have made the body of the thing, and am doing frills for the edge and it is putting me in SUCH a bad mood
I am using Vera Moda Luxury wool, which is sort of one thread mohair, one thread twigs - well that is what it feels like anyway! The frills are only 6 rows, but at 250 stitches it is taking me ages.

I am starting to hate the teacozy now, and the urge to hurl the half done first frill of a total of four is quite strong.

Just needed to vent
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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Hang in there! You'll get it done (eventually) and be so pleased with yourself!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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I have put it to one side for the moment and am ignoring it
I'll leave it a while then have another go
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:56 AM   #4
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Step away from the tea cozy and no one will get hurt...

Just be patient and go back to it later, I know your step mom will love it.

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Old 08-29-2007, 05:41 AM   #5
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My method for getting through loong rows when I only have a few ahead of me is something a long the lines of

Work 100 sts.

Eat a cookie.

Work 100 Sts.

Eat a cookie.

Ok... not the best diet plan... but it helps the knitting go faster

Seriously though, breaking it up into increments does help it [seem to] go faster. If you don't have a really pressing deadline you can even space it out with another project and work on it over a few days - just two rows a day would have it done by this weekend!

Good luck!
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:25 AM   #6
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Are you by any chance making the Tutu Tea Cosy from Knit 2 Together? You are much braver than I am and I bow before your mad. . . I mean greatness.

No, really it's a cute pattern and I'd make it too, if it weren't for all those danged ruffles.

Seriously, if that is the pattern you are using, it will be so very cute and you will have a very lucky (and hopefully appreciative) step-mom.

Best,
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:02 PM   #7
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Ohhh, good gues! That is indeed the one I am attempting to make!!!! I am now wondering what on earth I was thinking about, I haven't even done an adult jumper yet, so 250 stitches??????

My sister bought me the book for my birthday and I just love it! There are some fantastic things in there, and thought that dratted tea cosy an ideal birthday present.

I have stuffed it in my current projects basket for a couple of days, as her birthday isn't until the end of September.
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