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Old 09-24-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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FO: Speed Stix 6 Hour Afghan
I believe it took me longer than 6 hours. I'm kind of a slow knitter, and in between I worked on a couple other projects. I did not add the fringe because frankly, I don't like fringe, plus I've heard homespun unravels easily.

The speed stix were weird but it worked! i think it looks nice, it's for my grandma.

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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Good job! I thought about buying the speed stix but after looking at them, I decided they were really too big for me to work with so I've resolved to using smaller needles for any afghan I decide to knit.

It will make a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Those speed stix were awkward as heck to work with! Like knitting with broom handles or something. But it did the job, I never would of finished an afghan in that short of a time on small needles.

Even though I went back to work on a project that I'm using size 10 1/2 needles and cascade 220 Quattro for, and it was like knitting with toothpicks and dental floss after those huge needles and four strands of homespun!
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I'm new to the board, but I just happened to come across your post. I am just now starting to knit one of those fast finish throws myself, and I am wondering what colors did you use for yours? It is absolutely beautiful!
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:25 AM   #5
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Six hours? Or even a little more..

Very nice!
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Thanks everyone!

Knitter78, I used Tudor, Fuchsia and Deco.
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It turned out beautiful! The speed stix are a bugger to work with, but you sure can finish a nice gift in record time with them!
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Great job!!

I have the speed stix but haven't made anything with them...I wondered if they would hurt my hands after awhile
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Lovely colors! It's amazing you could make that much fabric in so short a time, no matter what size the needles. Your grandma is going to be warm!
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.... like broomstick handles. Looks great! So this is just 4 strands held together and regular old stockinette stitch? 6 hours huh.

(---> Marni checks out her broom closet)
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