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Old 05-20-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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**Frustrated**
After frogging my square three times yesterday, I'm glaring menacingly at my yarn and willing it to help me get past 8 rows today!! lol

Sorry, it's my first time doing cables, trying to do the GAAA and I'm venting..*sigh*

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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Take a deep breath, calm down and try again. You can do it!! Cables are just twisted stitches.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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I think I understand your frustration! I have done cables before without an issue and I got the GAAA book for Christmas, but just LOOKING through it is daunting to me! I know I should just dive in and do it, but I have a feeling I'll be right along with ya! I think this is a project to take to knit night at my LYS - moral support!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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I know exactly what you both mean. I try to keep an even head about myself, do my ridges and I either forget to k3 before and after a cable started row or I end up taking the wrong stitch off of the cn. I'm starting with what is supposedly the easier of the squares....Maybe I should be doing this in a soundproof and padded room...LOL
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Have you tried placing markers before and after the three stitches you keep forgetting. I used markers often when I was doing cables. Maybe that would help you get through each row. At least until you get some cables made then you can see where you are. Hope that helps.
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That's a good idea. I don't have stitch markers though. I might just have to make a big note in the directions 'DON'T FORGET K3 AT BEGINNING AND END OF ROW'...lol
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:42 AM   #7
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You could use scrap yarn for sm

I'm working on the GAAA too what block are you working on?
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Thanks for the suggestion!
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safety pins work great for place markers too!
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Are those what you like to use? Are they convenient, fast and easy? Or can they hold you up?
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