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Lillybee
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finished 20 repeats on both halves. I am doing a pair of mittens in the same yarn then will use the reminder to finish the scarf. I am doing it long as I like a scarf I can wrap round when it's cold. Nearly finished Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cyndy, the way I understand it, a KAL is not a race. Just do what you want at your own pace...ask for help, if you hit a snag. Wink


The first KAL I ever joined, about 4 years ago, is still going. One lady finished just before Christmas, another is nearly finished and some are still hibernating. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never did finish The Under Cover afghan so many of us started soooooo long ago. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, I guess I'm a slow knitter when it comes to reading the charts as it's new and I'm used to doing my own thing. One thing I learned about myself doing this is my attention span isn't as good when I have to follow a pattern that takes a lot of concentration. Glad I'm doing it though because I need to learn how to focus. Cool It's been colder here lately and I silently yell at myself every time I go outside for not buckling down since I could use the scarf and gloves right now! Brrrrrrr! Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stick with it Cindy slow is good when it works out right. I am very fast but that means I can do a few rows before I spot a mistake. It is a relaxing hobby, I have to remind myself sometimes as I can get swept up into rushing things
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm done but no pics yet as I have a blocking queue. I washed the cabled waistcoat/vest and it is in the spare room taking ages to dry and I haven't room to block more that one thing at a time.

I had a problem with grafting the border too but I think I've sussed it out but too late for me. However for anyone still knitting I recomend that you finish one half on a wrong side row and the other half on a right side row, say rows 13 and 6. Then graft the borders using a garter stitch graft where each needle is purl and keep on, knit and slip off, having started with the stitches on the lower or front needle coming from the purl bumps and the stitches on the back or upper needle coming from the flat knit stitch. I think this will work out right.

Hope this helps. Please ask if you need clarification. I've taken your understanding of grafting very much for granted.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Yvonne. I am probably three quarters done I am making it longer. I hope to finish tonight but not sure, will try out your suggestion thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took this pic a few days ago it has grown since, almost finished now




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice... I'm afraid that I've been 'distracted'... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvonne brought up a good point. Exactly how is this to be grafted? Is it like the fake kitchener stitch? I honestly don't know.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually.. I think it's a regular Kitchener stitch...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. I just wanted to be sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holly wrote:
I never did finish The Under Cover afghan so many of us started soooooo long ago. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed


Embarassed Embarassed You're not alone on that one Holly. I have a Quilt Retreat (I call it my Knit Retreat) as I'm not an avid quilter, coming up and I had given thought to taking that along but will probably change my mind. I'm participating in my first Ravelry project, KALendar Lace Shawl sampler where each month is a pattern representing that month. January pattern was put out last week, but I've not yet started as changed my mind on the yarn. Plus I want to be ready for the KH Knit a long in March.

I've completed 14 repeats but as it is for DD, will go longer. I used a chunkier yarn as I've not grafted before and didn't want the first attempt to be with lighter weight yarn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking good, Liz.


GrannieAnnie06 wrote:
Actually.. I think it's a regular Kitchener stitch...


It's just like you do on socks for the middle bit but I did a garter stitch graft, which is slighty different, for the borders. I found it in Victorian Lace Today, if any of you have the book.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finished both halves of the scarf; I just need to graft it. That may take a day or two, as I think I want to lay it out on the table to work on it. I need peace and quiet for that.
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