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Posted: 02 March 2008 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I got myself Stitch & BItch and tried to teach myself but I just got all sorts of confused.  Then someone taught me, and it was actually pretty easy.  I’m not very patient with that kind of thing, though, so I haven’t made anything other than some scarves.  I crochet too.  It’s much easier and faster, plus it’s easy to fix if you mess up. 

I like plastic needles best.  I haven’t tried bamboo, and metal ones are hard on your fingers after awhile.

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Posted: 03 March 2008 12:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I finished knitting Big Bad Baby Blanket (from Stitch n Bitch) for my friend who is expecting in April. smile

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Posted: 05 March 2008 03:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Posted: 15 July 2008 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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my mom tried teaching me, but it’s one of those things i couldn’t pick up visually so i went on ehow.com and learned how to knit and crochet… it’s pretty cathartic.

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Posted: 04 April 2009 07:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I’m making some cabled handwarmers

^^ love that scarf!

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Posted: 05 April 2009 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Thanks joey! Your hand warmers are lovely. I still don’t know how to cable! raspberry

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Posted: 05 April 2009 10:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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A tribute to lemontree:

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this is the first pair of mittens I’ve made, and they’re hilariously bad.  They’re super fat and warm because I’ve knitted in little bits of wool called roving.

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Posted: 05 April 2009 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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amietron - 05 April 2009 03:54 AM

Thanks joey! Your hand warmers are lovely. I still don’t know how to cable! raspberry

it’s super easy, I figured it out just by reading the instructions on the pattern, which pretty much never happens for me.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 01:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I love this scarf. It’s called Baktus, and I stumbled upon it on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baktus-scarf

Do you think such a thin scarf would be sufficient to keep your neck warm in DC winters? I’m thinking I’d either use 100% baby alpaca or 70% alpaca/30% silk (in lace weight) because I want it to be super soft but not too chunky. The first scarf was knit on US 1½ (2.5 mm) needles and the second on US 6 (4 mm) needles.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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^you’re moving to dc?

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Posted: 07 September 2009 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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tenjay - 07 September 2009 11:10 AM

^you’re moving to dc?

I think one of my best friends might end up going to law school at GWU or if not there, maybe in Minnesota. He said he would go to the highest ranked school no matter where it is, and it seems like a lot of the ones he listed are in really cold places. Plus, I feel like knitting.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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baby alpaca is very warm.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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amietron - 07 September 2009 01:16 AM

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I love this scarf. It’s called Baktus, and I stumbled upon it on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baktus-scarf

Do you think such a thin scarf would be sufficient to keep your neck warm in DC winters? I’m thinking I’d either use 100% baby alpaca or 70% alpaca/30% silk (in lace weight) because I want it to be super soft but not too chunky. The first scarf was knit on US 1½ (2.5 mm) needles and the second on US 6 (4 mm) needles.

Ooh, I love that.  I just looked up the average temps for DC - really not that cold, I think it would be totally adequate.  I favorite-d that pattern on my ravelry page.  There’s so much cool sock yarn out there, but for some reason I’m not interested in knitting socks.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I’m so glad that I clicked IIstix at a good time. For some reason, I keep getting holes for the yarn overs. I know that’s how it’s supposed to be, but in the pictures it doesn’t look like they have any visible holes. Any idea what I can do it make a hole-less increase?

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Posted: 07 September 2009 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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And by holes, I mean like this.

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