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Old 07-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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What is your biggest knitting challenge?
Not yarn addiction or UFOs... I think we all suffer from those. But what knitting act is the most difficult for you? Lace? Socks? Big or small needles? Fine or thick yarn? Novelty yarn?

I think lace is my biggest challenge because I have to give all of my attention to the knitting and I like to multitask. Or I have to multitask.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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Knitting in general? Fitting. Which is also my favorite thing to do in knitting in general.

Knitting in specific? Small gauge yarns, because they take FOREVER to knit and I'm a slow knitter -- plus I'm impatient. Not a great combination.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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The hardest thing for me to do in knitting is the sweater I'm working on right now. I'm making it up as I go along - nothing fancy - just knitting in the round but I have no idea how I will make the sleeves yet...
Other than that.... it's still socks.
I can knit them but I keep forgetting what I'm supposed to do when it comes to the heel so I'm still using Silver's Sock class for that info. I so want it to come naturally...
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE socks and hats !!

I don't like lace, but that's cause it takes so long to see progress.

Hard for me is guage...don't know why I just never am able to get guage right. My LYS has a knitting squares for an afghan and for my squares I have to knit 5-8 more stitches than everyone else to get the right size. I will never knit a sweater.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Doing anything with lots of stockinette! It's just boring to me. When I do lace it helps break up the stress of concentration but on sweaters...etc...I hate it!
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #6
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Anything done on needles over 4mm in diameter, I just hate the heavy clumsy feel of them, even circulars.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by lulubell View Post
Anything done on needles over 4mm in diameter, I just hate the heavy clumsy feel of them, even circulars.
I'll have to agree with this one, too!
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I try to challenge myself anew with each new project to widen the horizons...my last one being magic loop, toe up and illusion knitting all in one go...

but I think my biggest challenge right now is the two handed fair isle technique...I know how to do it...but the gauge tension is different in both of my hands...and it drives me mad!!!
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:06 AM   #9
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I try and do difficult patterns which keep me interested in the project. I just finished the back of a sweater with multiple patterns and it was fun. Now onto the front and button holes and more,... My biggest challenge would be entrelac which I have avoided. It looks so nice but I don't think I have the patience for it at the moment.
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LOL - I think I can agree a little with all of the above posts!! I like to learn new techniques, but am impatient and a slow knitter so that frustrates me also. SS gets too boring, so I love to throw in lace....but yes, it does take more concentration (so I end up frogging more than I would like!) Big needles can be very cluncky, but small needle projects take forever! But all in all, I love the process - and really feel good when I have an actual FO!!
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