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Old 10-15-2008, 01:57 PM   #861
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While I liked the colour combination of this yarn - orange, lemon and white - there's quite a bit of colour 'pooling', which, personally, I'm not keen on. I mean there's too much lemon clumped together, rather than it being more equally distributed.

(I worked the brim in a wheat colour, just to provide a bit of contrast.)

I'm beginning to think that colour pooling is a bit like Marmite - you either love it or hate it.

I've put a link here from Yarn Harlot, with some examples of pooling, flashing and *puddling, no less!

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archiv.../surprise.html

The second link gives some tips on working with yarn that has different dyelots and puddling, etc.,

http://www.skeinlane.com/knittingres...r/knowhow1.htm

* - Brilliant word!
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:36 AM   #862
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A little bit of Deja Vu -
This hat first knitted by DQ


Hi Jen

Thanks very much for not minding if I knitted a hat the same as one you posted earlier on this thread ... still, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! - so I'm told.

Pattern Link here

http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/200...reeky-hat.html

There's also a fascinating site that will generate Greek Key patterns and has a shed full of information about these designs.

You can have a quick meander here:
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/greekkey/index.htm
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:41 PM   #863
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There are two ways of looking at these colours - they can be a tropical ocean with spray or arctic ice - whatever, I enjoyed knitting them!
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:43 AM   #864
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Change of direction here - instead of going round and round, I thought I'd knit vertical stripes.
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Another little honeycomb
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Hi Folks

The campaign has now officially ended, with Brits knitting some 550,000 hats!!! - way over the half-million Save the Children target.

A staggering 50,000 messages, urging government action on global child poverty, will be also heading to Downing Street in November. (Watch this space)

Further details here:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072.htm - has some lovely pix of the campaign.

Dr Dorjee, who works for Save the Children in Tibet, said “We rarely put hats on babies. This … has been like that for generations and is responsible for many preventable child deaths. I believe the hats will save many lives.”

Thank you to everyone who has taken part and a HUGE THANKS to this site, without whom ....


Best Wishes
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