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Tay
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kellye8498 wrote:
II'm on the prowl for a button that is star shaped and fairly big, yet not heavy to weigh the hat down. If anyone has any sites or knows where I can purchase a button like this please let me know. I don't really want to knit a star on the top, want it to look more like a tree, LOL


I totally missed this one, have you found a button, yet? If not, check out a quilting store or even the buttons in a place like JoAnn Fabrics. I picked up ones, yesterday, that look like Xmas tree lights.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't found them yet. Only place near me that sells buttons is walmart. I don't have transportation to get anywhere else so i gues it's either wait until walmart comes out with christmas buttons or do some online retail therapy, lol.

I want to get some that look like Christmas lights too for the hat, that's awesome! Mind telling me where you got them?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly...I've seen the Christmas light buttons at JoAnn Fabrics. If you don't have a store around you they might sell their buttons online....or do a search on Google for novelty buttons.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Holly, I may do that. I also have seen that each year at walmart they sell these necklaces at walmart that are on a green string and looks like a strand of christmas lights...they just don't light up. I'm thinking of getting one of those, cutting off the ends, and sewing it on. I really like the idea and it will really look like lights that way. Hrm, we'll see Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I started my shawl. It's a pretty quick knit so far and I'm about 5 repeats in. WOW, is it fun, lmao.

I did end up ripping it out a LOT at first! Started three times. Lifelines ARE your friend. I didn't do them the first 2 times I started and then decided that it would probably be a good idea to start using them. Doing good so far!

Let me know when you get the pattern hun. If you cant get it again I can send it to you. I trust ya that you bought it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey you started early!!!!

I am very tempted by this pattern, have been for a while but it scares me. I've not actually bought a pattern on line before and I like to see it first to know if theres any stitches I would struggle with.

I can do all the basic stitches and K2tog. S1, K1 psso.

Are there any M1 where you increase by picking up the strand between stitches.....that one I don't like.

Also do you start at the top, the wide part or the bottom, the point?

I may have to go get some more ink for the printer ( Lexmark is so expensive I've been putting it off ). Oh then of course I will have to buy some yarn.

Is this done in laceweight?

I might be joining in late, kids all go back to school next Wednesday ( yeeehah Laughing Laughing ) I want to get my Diagonale shawl finished first ( hopefully for next weekend ) then I may join you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly Surprised
You started without me Crying or Very sad
Now I have to play catch up after I have unpacked the suitcases Rolling Eyes
Shawl pattern is now printed and I will start tomorrow Wink
How far have you got Question
Cool
Did you finish the hat?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me which stitches are used in this?
Then I may be able to join in.

( Not the pattern obviously, just the stitches used Laughing )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to be able to be able to knit, purl, knit through back loop and yarn over.

The decreases are variations of slipping and passing over stitches, and knitting together.

I'm still wondering about this, debating whether I can get away with using one skein of sock yarn. Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank-you.
I am seriously considering this now.
I think I should be ok with those stitches although I haven't done alot of knit through back of loop but the others I'm alright with.
I will watch your progress and as soon as I get a few WIP out the way I may join in.

From reading peoples blogs this can be addictive and no-one ever seems to make just one.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There only seems to be one knit through back of loop stitch every other row, so don't let that one stitch put you off.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This pattern is quite easy actually. It's definately a great "first lace project" so se was true to her word. It's my first lace and I'm liking it well although a lifeline is a MUST with this. Don't skip it thinking you will be ok because you wont, lmao.

Sorry I started early, I just couldn't contain myself, LOL! I am to the point that i can't do more than one repeat a night as my son will not allow me so I'm sure that you will be catching up to me soon. Then we will be in the same spot and working together, LOL!

I hope more people join. This would be great with even more people knitting along. I will be starting another as soon as I cast this one off but I'm not nearly there yet, haha!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly,
I have started the shawl Smile
I cast on last night and managed a few rows before going to bed at 1am.
All I can say at this stage is, It is very addictive Razz and so simple!
Confession time,
I didn't manage to master the magic loop method and have started on two needles but I shall be visiting my mate Pat this morning so she can sort me out with the circular needle Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She can easily move you over to a circular and show you how they can be used as straights.

Next.....we'll show you socks on 2 circulars.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAY! You know what this means! We have officially started our Forest Canopy KAL! Go us, lol.

If anyone else out there is knitting a FCS (forest Canopy Shawl) or is THINKING about starting a FCS, please join us! We would love to have you and you are NOT too late. After this shawl I have 2-4 to knit for Christmas presents so...this KAL should be going on for quite some time...even if I'm the ONLY ONE HERE! haha.

Can't wait to see others joining too Smile

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