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Knitting progress...!

Told you I am hopeless.... the scarf is far too wide.... now destined to be a runner to go across the bed..... I really am not good at home crafts! But I AM enjoying doing it - the trouble is it's quite expensive isn't it? Even with buying wool that was half price down to $3 a ball.... I think it's up to about $130 now with the needles and various gizmo's!

Posted at 13th Aug 2012 - 07:28AM   Posted by Cowgirl   Knitting progress...! Comments: 10

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Ivy's Avatar what gizmos??? and how much wool did you buy for a scarf????

Posted by: Ivy on 13th Aug 2012 at 08:10AM

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Fennie's Avatar You are not a Taurean, are you Cowgirl? Mostly Taureans have no skill with edged tools. I suppose you could call a needle an edged tool of a sort. But why does it matter if a scarf is too wide? Wider the warmer!

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Aug 2012 at 09:13AM

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Faith's Avatar Ah that's my excuse then Fennie - can't knit, not much good at any thing like that cos I'm a TaureanLaughing

Posted by: Faith on 13th Aug 2012 at 09:47AM

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Faith's Avatar Just remembered my eldest two sisters are very crafty, and Taureans too!!!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Aug 2012 at 09:48AM

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Cowgirl's Avatar Eeek, no, I am a Pisces. The book said I needed about three balls but erring on caution I bought 4. Then I bought 4 pairs of needles in different sizes, then I saw some other nice wool, and some other nicer wool so I bought three balls of each of that. Then I bought some rubber stoppers to go on the ends of the needles to stop it all falling off... and a counter thing. I started Knitting the first wool but after it was about 3 inches long I had used up the first ball. Based on that I went back to the shop and bought 6 more balls. But it is really too wide for a scarf. It is 50 stitches wide. (over a foot)....... It will look nice over the bed though.... I hope.

Posted by: Cowgirl on 13th Aug 2012 at 10:48AM

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Ivy's Avatar Ah just go with the flow and let your creativity go wild. :) there is still enough time to do a scarf. and either you use thinner yarn ( which I wouldn't sugest for a beginner as it will take ages to knit and progress is slow) or fewer stitches.
make a sample to begin with ( cast on 10 stitches and knit 10 rows than measure) time wisely spent, although I only recently started doing it after ending up with "un-Knitting hundreds of meters of wool.

Posted by: Ivy on 13th Aug 2012 at 12:11PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Cowgirl - laughed so much over the above I knocked my coffee cup over - fortunately empty except for dregs.
Stop buying wool ASAP! Start knitting a blanket. Laughing

Fennie - I am Taurean, as you know and I am VERY handy with edged tools - as you also know -so watch it!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th Aug 2012 at 12:16PM

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CalicoKate's Avatar LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing
I once knitted a 'scarf' too short & too wide so I folded it in to three sewed up the side added a button and still have a cushion cover which can of course be used all year round whatever the weather Cool Rolling Eyes

Posted by: CalicoKate on 13th Aug 2012 at 05:10PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar You know we'll need pictures of this knitting don't you?! Laughing I love the fact that a scarf turned into a runner which may yet be a blanket. It sounds fabulous. Very Happy

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 13th Aug 2012 at 07:53PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I spent the first hour of the evening undoing the beginning of a jumper I started last night. I looked at it and thought - "not even my hips are that wide" - I have now reknitted it smaller.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th Aug 2012 at 10:56PM

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