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harrietbazley

Completed first sleeve of blouse - after several months!

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10 June

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    Jun 10, 2011, 07.51 AMby loulourosa

    Thank you for sharing your tips for knitting. Ok maybe I should give it a try! Now I’m knitting a grey cardigan, it has a simple pattern, but if I loose my concentration, it goes wrong :-( (this hapens a LOT) so thats why clourknitting frightens me. I have a beautifull pattern for a little girls vest, so maybe,….

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      Jun 13, 2011, 09.03 AMby harrietbazley

      Thanks for christening my wall – after a long blank year..!

      I find that a simple repeat stitch pattern actually helps prevent mistakes – if you have to slip one stitch then knit four, for instance (as in the basketwork bolero) it’s an awful lot easier to spot at once when you’ve dropped a stitch because the pattern doesn’t work out any more.

      I’m currently doing a crochet jumper where you just work straight for nine inches, and I’ve had no end of grief ripping whole inches out of it because it’s got narrower through losing stitches and I haven’t noticed. That’s 136 stitches to every row so I really wish I didn’t have to keep counting them!

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      Jun 14, 2011, 07.54 AMby loulourosa

      And this is supposed to be a nice hobby! I like to knit in front of the tv, so all this counting pfff,…
      I had to redo so much allready. From now on only straight scarfs!!!! In ONE colour! ;-)
      But everytime I see a nice pattern, I think hmm “easy I can do that”, and there we go again,…

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      Jun 14, 2011, 08.47 AMby harrietbazley

      I managed to watch “Mad Men” while working on the basketwork bolero pattern (well, it gave me something else to look at during the sex scenes); I was able to read a book while knitting the jelly-bean jumper ! It’s just this teeny-weeny crochet that has a terrible tendency to lose stitches if I don’t keep counting them….

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      Jun 14, 2011, 10.42 AMby loulourosa

      Wow! All the episodes of madmen? :-)
      I like watching tele and knitting, it feels so cosy and I have the feeling I’m realy “doing” something. When I was realy young I allways played my records (echo and the bunnymen,…) while knitting. I forced myself to knit for example 3cm and then turn te album.
      Maybe watching madmen is a good idea, I have season one and two on dvd and haven’t seen them all yet! To be honest, I promissed someone I would knit a scarf and hat in return for my daughters Yoga Classes, so I have to get started!

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