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Old 01-14-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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What are your "mindless knitting" projects?
We all have them!
You want to watch TV, but your hands need to stay busy while you do.

So you don't want to pick up that complicated know, the one where you have to look at the pattern every few stitches because then you'll miss bits of the plot.

Or you only have a few minutes before you have to start dinner, you don't want to get into that difficult project so instead, you pick up.......?

A scarf? A blanket? A hat?

What are your "mindless knitting" projects?
(Post links to the patterns if you can!)
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Anything that is mostly stockinette.

I am going to South Africa in a couple of weeks and will be there for 3 weeks. My project will be "Scoop du Jour" from Chic Knits because it mainly stockinette.

I am currently working on Radiance from Valley Yarns but I know I will drop the cable needle on the plane or mess up the cable pattern while gabbing with friends and family

Scarves are good too, but I rarely knit them.


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Old 01-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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I've been doing charity hats with chunky yarn I can get one done in a couple of hours and that's about as long as I can watch tv.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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I just finished a 2x2 rib hat for my middle daughter and that was perfect for tv knitting. Otherwise it would be preemie burial buntings.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:53 PM   #5
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I have a huge cone of Sugar 'n Cream cotton I'm making basic dishclothes with.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:09 PM   #6
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Garter or stockinette in the round is mindless for me. Right now I'm doing that January KAL - stashgan and since it's all garter it's perfect! If I'm watching TV I have less problems wanting to poke my eyes out with the needles from boredom.

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Old 01-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #7
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Plain socks.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #8
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Basically anything I don't have to keep looking at the directions or chart for.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:30 PM   #9
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The Yarn Harlot's one row handspun scarf is the ultimate in mindless knitting (imo). The 4 st pattern is quickly memorized, yet it's interesting enough to keep you knitting. Plus, it looks great and really impresses people (like my brother's new wife at the airport ). I give it a 10 out of 10.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:31 PM   #10
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my mindless knitting is pretty much anything I'm doing at the time. I don't generally make something with a super complicated pattern. If I do I listen to what's on the tv so I still know what's going on
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