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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #11
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I'm in San Francisco..........California CAN get cold (and it has this winter).

I know we (ME) are wimps since our we're spoiled most of the time. But this has been the coldest winter I can remember in many yrs.


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Old 02-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 View Post
HA! I found just the opposite! The variegated yarn helped to HIDE the mistakes that I inevitably made and then patched up when I discovered them later! I made the scarf in the middle of January and it was COOLLLDDD. (We live in Truckee, CA, often the coldest temp overnight in the nation). It was -22 one morning and I decided I would wear the scarf no matter what it looks like. And one person actually gave me a compliment , so that variegated color worked like a charm!

Now that I'm getting my "knitting legs" I am a little pickier about how stuff turns out.
I just reread these posts and realized I omited something important. I used two colors of yarn, blue yarn and white yarn, and worked two rows with each color. My mistakes showed up better than when I just used one color. Variegated yarn on the other hand helps disguise uneven stitches and things. Sorry for not being clear before.
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Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #13
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When you'd like to take a break from knitting, weave in a couple of the ends. If you do a few as you go along, it becomes less of a chore. (Unless you like weaving in ends.)
Oh come on, who LIKES weaving in ends?
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