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snafu December 23rd, 2017 07:23 AM

One of my students last year taught me how to knit.

I've (finally) finished a baby blanket and have started on what is supposed to be a 3 x 5 affagan

KayKay December 23rd, 2017 09:55 AM

Re: Knitting
I was just thinking last night that I need to learn how to knit. I can crochet, but I think I'd like knitting better.

snafu December 23rd, 2017 12:14 PM

Re: Knitting
The "circular" needles drive me nuts when they are first out of the package (but I'm too impatient to let them "relax"/untwist/uncurl before I start using them).

I do much better with the larger sized needles.

I just sorted thru my yarn stash .... I've got enough to make 7 more baby blankets

snafu April 12th, 2018 01:08 PM

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I've made a "lap robe" for DS, and am almost finished with another baby blanket (learned to purl and create the "stockinette" pattern)

Next pattern I'm trying is called "thorn". I need to learn/practice slip stiches so I can work up to the lottis pattern.

snafu April 16th, 2018 06:54 PM

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Turns out I need more practice/to be more proficient to do the there pattern. 😕

I ended up ripping out what I had (less than 2 rows) and am doing another stockinette blanket.

snafu May 13th, 2018 06:26 PM

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I hate the yarn I'm using right now.... the color is fine, but the yarn itself "splits" a lot :(

snafu September 16th, 2018 01:33 PM

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I gave up on that yarn - I may just give it away (with the caveat that its crappy)

I am in the process of making a baby blanket for a coworker....and once that's done I intend to make one for another co-worker.

snafu January 27th, 2019 06:20 PM

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I'm learning to knit with two strands of fine yarn....

snafu February 12th, 2019 11:45 AM

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I'm taking a class (knitting 1) and have improved, and am faster.

snafu June 15th, 2019 02:59 PM

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I discovered in knitting class I was knitting weird - now that I'm knitting correctly a baby blanket takes a lot less yarn - instead of 4 1/2 skeins per blanket, it takes a lot less.

I have way too much yarn now. :eek: my stash overflows

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