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Childâ€s Cat scarf
Just finished cat scarf for our Granddaughter. I am really pleased how it turned out. It is 29 deg C here at the moment so I do not think she will be needing it any time soon but she will be ready.
Knitted in chunky wool and the pattern was free on the Internet.

P.S. I can not use apostrophes on this site because every time I do it prints out really strange.


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Curses!!!
A small rant here.

I've just spent an hour trying to rework a chunk if lace. Row 117 out of 121 total!

I was sooooo cloooose😭

I've only had to pull out about ten rows and only in that repeat. It could be worse.

I still debated tossing the whole thing in the fireplace.

It's even worse reworking the darned beads. I made it so far virtually mistake free.
I Still have no idea what got goofed up. I think a yarn over didn't purl correctly. It made a loose spot a row or two down. Should have been an easy fix rather than the massive headache it turned into.

Oh well. I'll get to it tomorrow when I'm less frustrated. Just had to get it out. My husband is sympathetic but doesn't quite get it.
He did wait patiently while I fought with it even though it's past his bedtime and he could have abandoned me on the couch.
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Hand-dyed yarn project ideas?
I tried my hand at using Kool-aid to dye a skein of Lion brand fisherman wool (in eight different hanks, in eight different ways...so one ounce yarn per hank). I have been doing them with my three year old.

My mind is turning thinking of what to do with this gorgeous yarn.

I can crochet, Tunisian crochet, or knit (super beginner but very willing to try something).

Blanket comes to mind but does not have to be. Could do hats or mittens or something, I suppose.

Thought adding a black or something would bring out the yarn and make it pop if I did some sort of squares.

Or maybe there’s a nice stitch pattern for non-solid yarn, like seed stitch?

Any ideas?
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Sideline scarf
Finished today. A little over 5 feet.




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Been practicing my tunisian crochet
Hi All:

Been practicing my tunisian crochet on some small projects (Twistover headband and open fingered mittens). It's obvious that I need more practice..... but it's soooo addictive...... should be noooo problem.

Here's a sample of my early attempts...


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Swatch help
I have a pattern for a sweater and it calls for 18 st and 24 rows for 4in wih a 10 in needle. I have gone down to a 7 in and still cant get the exact guage. I have 16 and 20. How far do I need to go down and does it have to be exact? Help! Susie
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In search of pattern to recreate a sick child's damaged blanket
Dear KPers:
I often knit and crochet at work, and a coworker asked me for "a favor" yesterday.
It seems her 5 year old niece has been diagnosed with cancer, and is currently receiving her first round of treatments. Her blankie is actually one that was originally given to her 12 year old sister, and the poor thing is in shreds.
Her request to repair it could not be turned down, but my only solution is to unravel it and start over.
The main part of the blanket is pretty easy to figure out, but if anyone recognizes the border, I would be ever so grateful for the pattern.




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Making a ripple temperature blanket
I was so excited that my yarn order arrived quickly, so I could get started on my Crocheted Ripple Temperature Blanket. But...here it is January 23 and I don't even have the first row finished. First, I couldn't find the pattern that I have always used for Ripple Afghans. I finally went online to find instructions. The first pattern I tried, was off by 2 sts. (I tried it a second time, thinking I had originally chained the wrong amount. I used lots more stitch markers the 2nd time), but I was still off by 2 sts at the finish of the 1st row. So, I searched again, and now have a pattern that works out. I finished the first row, ch1 and turned to work the 2nd row. But the 2nd color doesn't look as wide as the 1st, because the first color is a starting chain and a sc row. ( I hope this makes sense.)

I saw one post that suggested starting each new row at the beginning of the previous row. I was not quite sure how to do that. I tried a few stitches, but that row still doesn't look as wide. I am not sure that a Ripple is a good pattern for a temperature blanket.

I think I need to use a different crochet pattern.

Has anyone made a Ripple Temperature Blanket?
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ChiaoGoo needles
What is the difference between bamboo & steel ChiaoGoo needles?
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I have a knitting pattern dilemma
I am knitting the pattern on the Bernat Baby Blaket label and have a question. Maybe my brain is on pause, but here goes. The pattern calls for using 6 balls, which I took as 6 skeins, using #11 circulars, a corner to corner pattern, to knit until the "straight side measures 35 inches or 89 cm". So, I thought to knit for 3 skeins on the increase and then 3 skeins on the decrease. I measured at a bit into the third skein and I'm at 35 inches. My question is "if it is a corner to corner pattern, shouldn't the initial increase to the middle, equal the decrease to the end? Does that make sense? Or since I am decreasing, would I be using less yarn. I hope this doesn't sound to silly, but I am confused. Help :-)
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