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audra trower williams
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posted 09 January 2005 08:20 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

I know I don't look very happy about it, but I am


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 09 January 2005 08:43 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Very becoming, congrats.
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Hailey
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posted 09 January 2005 08:46 PM      Profile for Hailey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's beautiful.
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swirrlygrrl
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posted 09 January 2005 08:49 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Have you seen my impressed face??

'Cause I'm impressed. (Knitting gives me a callous on my finger where I have to push the needle down every stitch - very unbecoming. Unlike your sweater.)


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James
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posted 09 January 2005 09:00 PM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It looks great. I cannot even imagine the amount of patience that would necessarily go into a project like that. Now, if only the photographer couldn't have convinced you to say "cheese", or something .....

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posted 09 January 2005 09:06 PM      Profile for Embarassed American     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by swirrlygrrl:
Have you seen my impressed face??

'Cause I'm impressed. (Knitting gives me a callous on my finger where I have to push the needle down every stitch - very unbecoming. Unlike your sweater.)


Nice design and colors. I'm similarly impressed. I tried knitting once but my stubby fingers are not cut our for motor skills that discrete.


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Melsky
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posted 09 January 2005 09:17 PM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That is a beautiful sweater, very impressive. How long does it take to do something like that?

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remind
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posted 09 January 2005 09:20 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great sweater, how in the heck did you have time to do this, work here and redo your kitchen, I am impressed.
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meades
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posted 09 January 2005 10:27 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh my god, that's amazing! It's so awesome!

Let's go to the yarn store tomorrow!

ps- empty your private message bin!

I have overused the exclamation point!

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rasmus
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posted 10 January 2005 12:54 AM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's awesome. Knitting always seems like a minor miracle to me.

One of the ways our grade 5 teacher turned us gay was by making us do knitting. I remember going to Dressmaker's Supply for the needles and yarn. I don't think I was very good at it.


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posted 10 January 2005 01:17 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am SO damned jealous.

I've been trying to learn how to knit for years now, and I suck..Alot. I suck so much that there is a vacuum around my yarn.

Alas, my attempts have failed!


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Suzette
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posted 10 January 2005 01:39 AM      Profile for Suzette     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, come, come, Papal Bull! You've just not had the right teacher! I was given up as a lost cause until a couple of years ago, but I'm now a stick-clickin' freak. PM me if you'd like a hand finding resources or local groups to help you along.
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aRoused
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posted 10 January 2005 07:33 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cool. Knitting is a black art to me. I've tried reading knitting books to try and figure out the stitches (no, aRoused does not learn by doing, thanks ), and I'm convinced there's devil-worship involved at some stage.. A bit like those people that can twirl drumsticks without seemingly holding on to them.

The sweater looks awesome, audra. Is there some sort of pattern or detailing in the orange portion, or is that an artifact of the digital image?


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Suzette
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posted 10 January 2005 08:52 AM      Profile for Suzette     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
aRoused said:

...I'm convinced there's devil-worship involved at some stage


Well, kinda, but if I told you about it the Amazons of Paradise Island would cast me out. Sorry.


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posted 10 January 2005 10:17 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I LOVE the colours and the design too, audra. Nice pigtails as well. A vision of harmony.

I am a semi-competent knitter. I can do most of the stitches, but I never learned properly how to work backwards to correct a mistake, so when I do make a mistake, I ... cheat. I just compensate in the next row. A practised eye would notice. I am so ashamed.

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audra trower williams
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posted 10 January 2005 10:55 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I started it on Jan 1st.But I only finished it so quickly because I was knitting it about 7 hours a day, no joke. I was up until about 3 or 4 am every morning last week.

It's an Interweave Knits pattern that I changed up a bit. It's supposed to be merino, and all one colour, and roll at the bottom. I did it in cotton, two colours (clearly) and did the last 7 inches ribbed for my pleasure.


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posted 10 January 2005 11:27 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great work, Audra!
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Raos
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posted 10 January 2005 12:06 PM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm quite jealous. Do you take requests? I want me one...
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audra trower williams
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posted 10 January 2005 12:46 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
meades! Email me!
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somersol
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posted 10 January 2005 01:41 PM      Profile for somersol   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
my girlfriend is a really good knitter
Jayebird's Bag
she says she can't make me a sweater because we would break up if she did. this is the lore, anyway.
so i freeze.

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Michelle
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posted 10 January 2005 01:48 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by audra trower williams:
and did the last 7 inches ribbed for my pleasure.

Ha!

I wish I could get the gumption up to knit again. I learned to knit way back when it wasn't cool to know how to knit, and I can knit and crochet just about anything. Now, it's all the rage, and I just can't get up the desire to break out the needles again.

P.S. I meant to say, great sweater, Audra!

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mighty brutus
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posted 10 January 2005 04:06 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't mean to offend anyone, but hey, Audra: You're a very attractive woman!!! --and nice sweater, too! I may learn to knit someday, myself.

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Gayle
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posted 14 January 2005 10:40 PM      Profile for Gayle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My granny taught me how to knit when I was young... 9? 10? I have her knitting bag and some of her yarn and needles. But I forget how! Plus, I never learned how to cast off properly. I need someone to show me how. *makes sad puppy-dog face*
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posted 14 January 2005 10:45 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you've been previously exposed to knitting, perhaps this site could help get you started again?

http://www.learntoknit.com

(I don't know a thing about knitting, so I'm in no position to judge the worth of their instructions, but it's free)


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