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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Nov 25, 2008 13:24

I've decided to knit a great big (ridiculously expensive by the time it's finished but I'll only buy the yarn in dribs and drabs so it should be okay) throw blanket type thing for myself. I've got a pair of mittens and two hats to do first, but they shouldn't take too long. Provided I do actually get around to them. I'm really slacking on the knitting front of late. Tsk tsk.
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Re: knitting

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Nov 25, 2008 13:27

Will you sew together individual bits, or will you have to carry around the massive whole throw if you want to knit on the go?

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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Nov 25, 2008 13:38

I wont be knititng it on the go, I'm knitting it in once piece. I'll always have a small secondary project on the go for journeys and that. My mum has requested a particularly complicated but delicate and thus easy to transport lace knit cowl which I'll have to make a start on soon. The super easy throw will be a nice no brainer contrast.
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Re: knitting

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Nov 25, 2008 14:08

It'll probably be nicer and (if it's a concern) warmer for all being in one piece.

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Re: knitting

Post by yubo » Sun Jan 18, 2009 00:25

doh. I was winding up a ball of yarn and dropped it in my tea cup which was full of hot tea. It should be okay, right? I'm trying to not touch it until it's completely 100% dry for fear of agitating it and felting. oh.
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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:26

Uh-oh! Hope it dries okay.

I'm having trouble remembering to adequately hide my yarn from the kitten monster. She pulls it out of my knitting bag and has even managed to drag several strands through a tiny carry handle type hole in the box I packed my stash away in. Pesky kitty. I do think it's really cute that her two favourite toys at the moment are both gauge swatches that I did before casting on my current project (a simple raglan sweater). She carries them around and mieows then claws the crap out of them. It's so cute.
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Re: knitting

Post by yubo » Mon Jan 19, 2009 21:20

phew. thankfully it dried out nicely.

yeah, sometimes I really, really want a dog, except for the fact that it would be in my home with all my stuff. The picture you paint of your cat with your gauge swatches is cute and horrific (to me) at the same time...
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Re: knitting

Post by DimitraDaisy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:15

I've just taught myself to knit and I came here to show off. Of course after reading the thread through I think I will quietly go away again and come back in a few years, when I'll be able to knit something more than a scarf for Martijn's teddybear. (The teddybear is well pleased, though.)

Then I came across this quote and I laughed out loud:
Gordon wrote:My girlfriend started me out on knitting. To me it's like doing a sudoku where you get a scarf out at the end.
It's so true and so funny and it sums up my feelings quite well.
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Re: knitting

Post by Martijn » Sat Mar 21, 2009 21:16

I've also learned to knit. I'm knitting myself a scarf at the moment, which, with a bit of luck, will be ready by Indietracks. So if you see someone wearing a green-and-brown-scarf at Indietracks, while it's 30 degrees and sunny, feel free to say hello.

It's nice though. It's a good skill to have and it's a nice way to empty one's head before going to bed.

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Re: knitting

Post by Contravene » Mon Mar 23, 2009 19:08

I've caught the knit again, my missus was demanding I taught her, but now she's gotten bored of it, so I've inherited all the yarn and stuff.

I'm making a sock, probably doing it wrong because I've started from the toe end rather than the leggy end, but that's how the missus's gran makes socks so I guess it's okay.

I'm getting worried about how to do the heel.

Will it work if I do it by adding stitches then taking them away again when its gone round the cornery bit?

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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Jul 14, 2009 13:22

I finally got around to knitting clapotis and my first one (for me) is absolutely HUGE. I love it. I used Sirdar Just Soya which is a lovely soft yarn and it drapes beautifully. I'm using it in a different colour to make one for my sister too. Which is fine because I really enjoyed knitting it. Such an easy do it while you watch tv pattern. Love it.

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Re: knitting

Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Nov 28, 2009 04:40

I am in the middle of creating a yarn-stash spreadsheet. It is not only the most obviously sad thing I've ever done, it's the ultimate procrastination from actually knitting (which I haven't done in over a year because of some weird thing going on with my brain and creative endeavors...)
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Re: knitting

Post by fads » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:45

just started knitting!

a tea cosy!

it's great fun and super relaxing and now i am no longer baffled by how it actually works.

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