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Old 03-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #101
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Hi me again....ok so I have changed colors and done the second row of the new color and it has brought me to this point (Continue decreasing in this manner until one st remains. Fasten off. ) my question is what exactly is meant by fasten off?
Here's a progress pic of my practice square lots of errors but at least when I start my real square I will be wiser and do a better job.

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Old 03-08-2008, 04:24 AM   #102
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Hi BajanKnit, my pattern had the same instruction when using two or
more yarns and I took it to mean that when you are down to having
just the one stitch on the needle you bind it off...cut your yarn and
pull the tail through. The reason, I believe, is because when you start
the next tier you are using a different color and so want all your
stitches to be picked up with the next color. That is how I worked
mine anyway, have no idea if it is right!

Here are the links to my first entrelac block...I'm hoping to do another one in self striping yarn as I didn't care for having all the
yarn tails to weave in doing it with two seperate colors, or maybe I'll
do one in all the same color, not sure
Also, I think when I do another one I'll add one more triangle to my
starting line so I don't need to stretch it so much to reach the
12". DH said the unstretched version looked alot better to him so
may have to experiment a bit. I like the stretched out one better
but I guess it really is a matter of personal taste

Square before I stretched and blocked it:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gargoylelib/2317533185/

Square after stretching and blocking:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gargoylelib/2317533187/

Lisa_H, I guess it technically doesn't have to be washable wool
but I would certainly find it a pain to have to have my afghan
dry cleaned when it needed a wash! The Noro color changes
are so pretty it would be tempting though.....

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Old 03-08-2008, 11:14 AM   #103
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Ok thanks I will give it a shot!!! by the way you sqaure looks nice.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #104
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I like the stretched version too.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #105
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I am so confused! Why am I not getting how to change colors?
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:00 PM   #106
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Nevermind! Got it!!
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:17 AM   #107
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Sunny_Singer: how exciting!! What play are you in??
Thanks sig.

We were part of the production team for the play, "David and Lisa".

This is a pic of me on stage in costume the last weekend when I filled in for a cast member who couldn't make the performances.

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I have ordered myself to finish last month's block before I start this one. It is almost completed.

I never tried entrelac before. I keep reading and rereading the patterns and non video type tutorials. Hopefully by the time I am able to start this, it makes sense.

My first square I made last month ended up 14 1/2 inches square instead of 12. I used a swatch but this always happens to me. x sts = 4 inches in my swatch... but in my completed project the gauge changes. I do not know why and it is getting annoying. I didn't change yarn or needle size, just started with fewer sts. on the second one so it is the right size.

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Thanks sig.

We were part of the production team for the play, "David and Lisa".

This is a pic of me on stage in costume the last weekend when I filled in for a cast member who couldn't make the performances.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...A/100_0441.jpg
Buenos dias!
You look great!! Love theater!
On the knitting side, i'm almost finish with the block(i've been knitting my hedera socks, and well, got all excited about them, you can check them on my blog) , have to weave in ends and block. I've got gauge wrong again!!! (See, this is why i don't attempt sweaters...) I hope blocking would help. I'll be posting pics tomorrow.
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Love those socks, Sig! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one having
gauge issues with entrelac. Mine had plenty of stretch and made it
to 12" with no trouble but I realized that if I had done it in acrylic
the blocking would have been useless so I really need to figure out
a better way to get the right size than streeeeetching My mind
is incapable of working on it right now though...I decided to try doing
stranded colorwork with cables so that the cables are one color and
the background is another color and it looks really cool but it is also
pretty labor intensive and brain frying trying to keep everything
straight with moving the cables around and keeping the colors right.
*whine, whine, whine*

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