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Old 03-03-2008, 12:14 PM   #101
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I think I might make mine without the buckle as well. I'll just make the tails longer on that part, so I can tie them. I just have to decide whether I want to tie them in a square knot, or a bow...probably a knot. I also plan on making the sleeves shorter than the pattern says; it gets too hot in Texas for sleeves in the summer, and I don't want to have to wait until October to be able to wear this top.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:19 PM   #102
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Originally Posted by silegose View Post
Indy... I hope all goes well for you. Take it easy once your home!!

Ok.. Here is a question. When casting on that many stitches is it better to do the knitted cast on or the tail?

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I do long-tail for everything! It is neat, stretchy and easy to work with for the first row. I have tried the knit-on cast-on...but felt uncomfortable with it...so scrapped that! If it ain't broken, why fix it? Right? So I just use the longtail because it works for me and I am used to it. I usually get the length right, too...but for Tempting II and 200 st cast on, I freaked and measured out more than enough! Trimmed off the excess after working 1" on the ribbing...and will save it for later use if needed.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:26 PM   #103
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Thanks, Suzeeq, for keeping an eye on this KAL... and for your expert input whenever and wherever needed!

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:22 PM   #104
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I'm home, Things went very well with the surgery. EYE will be casting on in a few days. I go back in a week to make sure all is well. I did do my swatch last night. Got gauge w/ #8 needle.
I knit some on the socks at the eye center before they put the drops in, have just a little to go on those.Will finish those up before I cast on for temp.II
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My DD doesn't want the buckle either, she just wants the band going all the way around. I think I know what that will involve, but I'm not sure... a temporary cast on, and kitchener stitch maybe.

Mimi, thanks on the color. I like a lot of the other colors I've seen and this one not that much, but it is growing on me. :-)

Lately I've been using a Twisted German cast on for things that need a lot of stretch like socks, glove cuffs and hat bands. I think that might be the one I'll use. It is a cousin of the long tail cast on, so you have to guess-ta-mate a long tail for it too.

Indy, I'm glad things went well. Take it easy for a few days.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:26 PM   #106
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Glad you are home, Indy, now just lie back, relax, and rest up.

My yarn came today - Calmer in sour - and it is a very LIVELY color, indeed! And I like it more and more each time I look at it.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:20 PM   #107
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Indy, glad to hear everything went well. I finished my pair of socks and have casted on in Mimi's color. It is bright, huh Mimi?
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Ohhhhhh nooooo! Sour is a LIVELY color!?? Oh no! I feel a yarn purchase sneaking up on me! HELP! I am supposed to be on the Stash Wagon!!!

Glad your eye surgery went well, Indy! Welcome home! Glad you got in a few last stitches while waiting in the doc office!

Merigold, don't worry! We'll figure out what to do about that band where the buckle goes at the top of the piece.

Hey, maybe an interesting button could be sewn on?? Let's not discount that! Might be an interesting look.

I'm still of a mind to try the little square knot thing.

But, the button is a good thought, too. Just sew in on and it will look like the top is buttoned there.

Now I feel like running up to Joann's to look at buttons!
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:28 PM   #109
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Ohhhhhh nooooo! Sour is a LIVELY color!?? Oh no! I feel a yarn purchase sneaking up on me! HELP! I am supposed to be on the Stash Wagon!!!

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Ahhh, this sweater isn't my style. But I'll be glad to help out when I can. Anyways, I have a buncha things piling up due to knitting ADD (ooh that looks cool, I want to do that one....)
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