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purlewe
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  07:52:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message
So last nite, when I had about a billion other things to do, I sat down and kitchner stitched my tank top together. There were sounds of trumpets blaring and happy cartwheels until I held it up. oops! I had twisted the design in such a way that I had twisted the straps 360 degrees. I am so glad I held it up to try it on instead of burying my thread and cutting it off.

So riiiip out the kitchner, untwist, and I am 10 sts into the kitchner again. I know I will finish it tonite, but I sure wish I had finished it last nite so it could have been blocking today!

I am sure all of this is b'c I was trying to be "cute" with the pattern. [!] Knowing that I had a very limited amount of yarn (a gift from a friend from her trip to japan) I wanted to make sure I didn't waste any yarn. Instead of knitting up the back and binding off, only to knit up the two sides of the v-neck and bind off.. and then sew the seam (and crochet the edges.. those pesky crochet, use 4 times the amount of yarn, edges.) I left the back sts live when I ran out of yarn, knit up the fronts and then down the back to meet those live sts. So I didn't waste a single drop of yarn... and twisted myself into a pickle!

Perhaps I will be kitchener and crocheting tonite and blocking tomorrow. One can hope!

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp


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Knittedpurl1971
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  07:56:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Knittedpurl1971's Homepage Send Knittedpurl1971 a Private Message
Hey, you could have started a new styling trend.
Can't wait to see the finished tank.

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purlewe
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  08:09:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message
Vicki-

Oh I thought long and hard on this particular "design element" and I really WANTED to leave it!! But I knew it would bug me by being in my way or showing my bra strap at inopportune times!

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp


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gwtreece
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  08:34:18 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Glad you found it the mistake and was able to fix it. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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booglass
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  12:42:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit booglass's Homepage Send booglass a Private Message
I am happy to hear things don't go horribly awry. When things like that happen I often wonder if karma prefers crochet and enjoys toying with us knitters. ;-)

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dancinggirl77
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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  05:29:31 AM  Show Profile Send dancinggirl77 a Private Message
I notice that most of this stuff happens late at night when we're trying to hurry up and finish. I am so guilty of that.
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purlewe
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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  12:43:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message
oh I didn't START late at nite. I started at 6pm but it took me until 10pm to do 90 sts of kitchner.

well I finished it today. I wish I could say it looks as good as the first time I fniished. It doesn't I can see some things I don't like. I might re-rip and do it again. I am not afraid to do a little ripping!!

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp


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