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Post by koshka » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:26 am

latest project: Extermaknit! Knitted daleks, how cool is that???
Stay where you're to 'till I come where you're at...

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Post by humblebee » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:47 am

Knitted White Stripes!

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Some of this stuff is brilliant!

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Post by tekno_alice » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:51 am

humblebee wrote:Knitted White Stripes!

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Some of this stuff is brilliant!
hee hee!
I have a book that shows you how to knit joey ramone, the knitted kraftwerk on her page are my favourite though.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:12 pm

tekno_alice wrote:I have a book that shows you how to knit joey ramone
Oh Alice, knit us a Joey Ramone, will you? :)

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Post by tekno_alice » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:15 pm

crystalball wrote:
tekno_alice wrote:I have a book that shows you how to knit joey ramone
Oh Alice, knit us a Joey Ramone, will you? :)
somehow I think that'll be highly appropriate! once I've made the happy robots I'll see what I can do...

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:53 am

I finally started a lace scarf ('branching out' from the knitty website) last night, using this lovely pearly green silk yarn I got in the sale from John Lewis. I managed to do three lace repeats last night and it was looking brilliant.

This morning I picked it up and managed to get halfway through the next lace repeat and somehow ended up with way too many stitches, some of which looked totally wrong. But because I'm clever (or so I thought) I'd put some bright yellow thread in as a lifeline at the end of repeat number 3. The only problem is, I've managed to unravel it back to the start of the repeat I messed up, but have ended up with four extra stitches. And I have no idea what to do with them. I feel like crying.

Is there an easy way to tell, with lace knitting, which stitches are mistakes? I could probably just about manage it with just knit and purl stuff, but the yarnovers are confusing me. I should have 25 stitches, but I have 29. I think I must have threaded the bright thread through the middle of a strand of yarn by mistake, and now I've picked up those as stitches as well. Maybe?

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Post by yubo » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:36 am

hey lynsey,

when I was knitting Branching Out, I was *always* picking up extra stitches. I found the easiest was to fix it was to turn the knitting around and undo the stitches one by one, from the left needle to the right, while following the pattern backwards. It took a long time but I rarely had to go to the end of the last knitted row before I realized what went wrong.

good luck!
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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:36 am

That is good advice indeed! I didn't do that, because I'm not that smart. I took it back to the end of the last lace repeat and realised even that was messed up, and then I did something else stupid, and then I ended up just frogging it all. I started again last night and it's going alright so far! I think, next time, I won't bother with putting in a lifeline and just go for it, because it'll be easier for me to work back a few rows than to try to unravel to the thread. If that makes sense.

I think it's because I got cocky because I hadn't made any mistakes on the first three, so I wasn't paying as much attention to my little chart I made to cross off stitches on as I went along.

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Post by yubo » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:18 pm

how's it going?
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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:41 pm

I've done three lace repeats. That's all. But I haven't made any mistakes yet because I'm paying such close attention to the pattern. It looks lovely, though. I'll post photos when I've done a little more.

I assume you were talking to me, and not just opening that question up to the whole knitting thread.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:29 pm

I think you have infinitely more patience than I, Lyns. I'm so sloppy and ADHD with knitting (and everything else).

I just got this sock book and I'm excited to start knitting again. I haven't done anything since the fall.

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Post by annie » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:51 pm

andy's mum gave me a pattern for a cardigan with the matching grey wool and knitting needles for christmas. last year she gave me a similar present, only it was a scarf. now, the scarf i could handle, but i've not actually knitted anything since then. i'll be lucky if i've finished the cardie by next christmas...

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Post by tekno_alice » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:34 pm

oooh, I've almost finished cardigan number 2, I love getting close to the end of a project, especially if it's turned out wearable (this one has thankfully), it also means you can start thinking about then next one! yey!

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Post by katydidnot » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:21 am

I'm knitting a cardigan right now and it's fairly exciting because I've never actually knitted anything sweaterlike that's actually fit. (and I've been doing it for two years... I made a lot of hats!) Hopefully it'll be semi-wearable.

Is anyone on ravelry? I just joined a little while ago but have mostly just been posting projects.

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Post by tekno_alice » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:57 am

katydidnot wrote: Is anyone on ravelry? I just joined a little while ago but have mostly just been posting projects.
I am! I believe we are friends on it. I don't tend to use the message boards but the pattern searching is great for finding ideas, it's where I've found my last two big projects.

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Post by strengthofstrings » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:27 pm

I learned on Saturday that I've been purling WRONG! Can you believe it? I wrap my purl sts underneath rather than over the top, and it twists my stitches. I could cry as I've almost cast off my first proper jumper, and now I know I've been purling wrong it's really obvious where I knit stockinette and where I joined the round. I could cry. :(

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Post by katydidnot » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:12 pm

tekno_alice wrote:I am! I believe we are friends on it. I don't tend to use the message boards but the pattern searching is great for finding ideas, it's where I've found my last two big projects.
Oh yeah, we are! (and I am totally a fan of your cherries) Yeah, seems pretty helpful! It did help me online-buy yarn, which was good because I've never bought yarn online and it managed to find me something washable and not scratchy.

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Post by Sylvie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:42 am

Hmm, should I buy a Denise interchangeable needle set? They look pretty handy as I've lost track of what size needles I have and haven't got. Also has anyone ever tried a knitting board? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-Knitting-Board ... dZViewItem I'm intrigued by them. I want to know if you can knit faster using one. I'm thinking of starting a business and I'd like a few knitted items amongst the collection, but I'd need a faster way of producing stuff, but maybe a knitting machine would be better.

I don't really knit enough these days to join Ravelry, but sounds like it's a good resource for patterns. Does anyone have a pattern for a hot water bottle (large or mini sized, I don't mind)?
Just be nice to me.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:30 am

I've heard many people rave about the Denise set and how handy and tidy it is; and they are def. a bargain if you think of the cost to buy the needles separately. I totally would have gotten one, but I'd already bought nearly every DPN and circular size individually. I'm jealous of them!

I tried to join Ravelry months ago and got forever put on a waiting list. Has it unjammed?

I'm knitting myself some socks from that book I mentioned above. I got some lovely alpaca from yubo I'm using (thanks, yubo!)

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Post by strengthofstrings » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:16 am

I have Denise's and they're really handy to have, but because the needles are made out of white plastic they can sometimes take in the colour of the yarn. I'd like to get some knitpick options myself when I have some money...

http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/copy ... edles.html


Ravelry is a great resource, say if you want to see what a pattern looks like knitted up in your particular yarn. But it's very consuming with the messageboards, so I've stayed away due to lack of time. Although somehow I still seem to get drawn into the social side as a peripheral user, so I can't complain. In fact, I'm going to a ravlery knitting hen night on Saturday!

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