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Lanea
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Posted - 07/02/2009 :  05:32:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jane--I was about to suggest the same thing when I saw Mindy's post. Socks and mitts need to be thick in the parts that get lots of wear--like the palms or the heels and soles, but not in others. I'm a big fan of changing needle size for different parts of the garment.

You can also shorten the cuff for the mitts to save yarn or avoid dealing with adding wrist decreases.



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MindyO
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Posted - 07/02/2009 :  10:05:33 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
LOL! Jane, your post makes me remember my "cankles" lol. And no I didn't even think of changing needle sizes. For some reason that never occurs to me. They fit fine I guess as far as getting them on I like how they hug. I guess I just want more uniform stretch.

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BlueStocking
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Posted - 07/02/2009 :  11:51:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueStocking's Homepage Send BlueStocking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished my mitts a couple of nights ago, and finally got a photo posted to my blog (http://thespirittrail.blogspot.com) I love, love, love them! The Frija worked beautifully leaving out the hand increases, though I still think next time I'll reduce the cast on by 6 and then do the hand increases, too, so the pattern is pure and unadulturated ;-D.

I'm going to start another pair really soon, because my daughter loves them, too, and has been asking for a new pair of fingerless mitts (since the last pair I knitted for her when she was 5, and she's now 9).

Thanks again Amy, and Jane, and Clara, for such a wonderful pattern!


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Lanea
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Posted - 07/06/2009 :  04:22:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, and thank you, Jen. I'm glad you like them.

I have finished sock one (photo on my blog: http://crazylanea.com/fiberarts/?p=949) and I worked a few inches of sock two yesterday as we drove to Cabela's in PA and back. There's nothing like six hours in a car to speed along a travel knitting project.

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Luann
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Posted - 07/06/2009 :  4:51:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've got the first mitt done - loving the Frija. New pic on my blog.

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lacylaine
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Posted - 07/06/2009 :  6:23:47 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lanea, I loved your stone wall. It's really nice and I'm glad you "ripped back". Luann, your mitt is beautiful. I find I am flagging as I finish the first mitt. It's starting to seem endless! It's possible that being overwhelmed by yard work, "real" work and getting ready for AT might have something to do with it. I am going to use a pencil box to safely take this project with me. IF we cooks are truly not cooking this AT then I'll actually have the energy and concentration to work on these. But I'm gonna take a few dishcloths, just in case! ;-D

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Lanea
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Posted - 07/07/2009 :  06:04:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

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lacylaine
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Posted - 07/08/2009 :  10:10:21 AM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Almost done with the first mitt! Just the thumb to finish. It's a little longer than I would have made it, even with the few modifications in length that I made as I went along. I think I wrote down some good notes so the second one will match.

Will try very hard to finish today and get a picture posted on Facebook.

Melanie

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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  10:24:43 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know I'm late joining the hedgerow party here on KR but I've been knitting these and love them. I've finished one and I'm about to start the increases for the second one. I've almost completely followed the pattern as written which is very unusual for me. Only changes I've made have been that I went down a needle size to make them smaller (I have tiny hands) and I short-rowed the top to slant so it covers all of my knuckles without coming halfway up my pinky.
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lacylaine
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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  6:30:18 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, the first one is done and I've already started the second one! I love the fit, though I did shorten it up a bit. Here's the link:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=app_2305272732

I am seriously thinking of knitting the men's version for two of my kids, the yarn is that pretty and looks sumptuous. Anyway, I'm leaving Saturday morning so don't know if I'll get a chance to pop in here tomorrow.

Good luck, everyone, on finishing up the knitalong! I'll be home again on the 26th.

Melanie

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

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lacylaine
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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  7:18:52 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, the first one is done and I've already started the second one! I love the fit, though I did shorten it up a bit. Here's the link:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=app_2305272732

I am seriously thinking of knitting the men's version for two of my kids, the yarn is that pretty and looks sumptuous. Anyway, I'm leaving Saturday morning so don't know if I'll get a chance to pop in here tomorrow.

Good luck, everyone, on finishing up the knitalong! I'll be home again on the 26th.

Melanie

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

FO 2009: small market/shower bag; gray watch cap; magic square potholder; five dish cloths, including two new patterns


RATS! It's just like Ravelry - you have to be a member and log-in to see the photo. Well, if you are on Facebook, please take a peek.

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Lanea
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Posted - 07/10/2009 :  06:22:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jayme, I can't wait to see yours! The short-rowing at the top sounds great. And I'm very touched that you stuck so close to the pattern. What a compliment.

Melanie, I just popped over to FB to see yours. Looking good! Keep us posted if you do make the other version too, ok?

My Hedgerow socks for my Mom are cruising along. I'm turning the heel on the second one, and my Mom tried on the first one and it fit very nicely. I don't like to ruin the surprise that way, but it's great to know socks are fitting their owner correctly. Once these are done, I'll start a pair of mitts for my Sis-in-law.

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NutmegOwl
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Posted - 07/10/2009 :  10:09:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My Hedgies are done! I adore them already. Photos on blog (in signature).

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MindyO
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Posted - 07/10/2009 :  11:04:48 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lacylaine

Okay, the first one is done and I've already started the second one! I love the fit, though I did shorten it up a bit. Here's the link:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=app_2305272732



Can you add a pic to the FB group when you get a chance?

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MindyO
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Posted - 07/15/2009 :  10:53:12 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I seem to have lost mitt #2 in some pile of junk somewhere... I was only 3" into the cuff. So sadly I wasn't done by my self imposed 1 month time frame. Still haven't found it...

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Luann
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Posted - 07/16/2009 :  1:03:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finally got a chance to cast on #2 last night and knit a couple of inches. It just got hot and humid here after several bonus weeks of knitting weather.

Good luck finding your lost one, Mindy!

Luann

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lacylaine
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Posted - 07/26/2009 :  12:48:13 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, everyone, I'm back in civilization again! We ate in a civilian chow hall and I did have some time to do my Hedgies (what a great nickname!). I'm actually about 2" into the cuff; not as much as I'd like but way more than if I'd left them at home!

And, in an ironic plot twist, one of the women in my bay loved them so much she's paying me $40.00 to make her a pair by the 1st week of December. That covers the yarn, as well. And I'd already decided I didn't have time to knit my kids each a pair! I just can't say no.

On the plus side, several of the younger females seemed intrigued by the actual process of knitting. I wasn't able to teach anyone to knit but I think I've planted some good seeds.

How many knitters are actually done already? Mindy, I thought I had posted pics to the group. Will log on and doublecheck.

Melanie

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MindyO
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Posted - 07/26/2009 :  9:47:03 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I will look again, I'm jsut so excited by everyone'sprogress and yarn/color choices.

I finally found mine lost in a chair covered in junk. I was able to work on #2 yesterday while at the park. Got about 1/2" done. Maybe more. I'm about 4" into it, I think I made #1 with about an 8" cuff before increasing. So I will alternate between that and spinning this week

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Lanea
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Posted - 08/11/2009 :  07:23:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So how goes it, KALers? Is anyone stuck? Any new finished hedgerows?

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marjotse
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Posted - 08/11/2009 :  09:38:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299499@N00/3811813324/

They are warm, which is good for later in the year, but right now I hope that summer lingers on a bit more so I have no use for them now :-)

I love the heels and they fit me very well!

Marjolein

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