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Clara Posted - 06/10/2009 : 06:03:54 AM
Hey folks! Itís happening! Grab your needles, pick a yarn, print out the pattern, and prepare for the most exciting knitting experience of your entire life. Yes thatís right, your entire life.

Itís been called ďthe most anticipated event, ever, since the creation of Earth.Ē* And youíre invited to be a part of this priceless experience.

Rundown on the rules:

- There are no rules. Except maybe, I donít know, please donít hit anybody or be mean or use these mitts for evil.

- Pattern is here (thereís a printer-friendly PDF option on that page)

- Yarn? Go wild, love child. Pick whatever floats your boat. Not sure if itíll work? Ask the group. The collective yarn brainpower here is staggering.

- Prefer socks over mitts? No problemo - go ahead and knit Janeís Hedgerow Socks instead. Jane and Amy are buddies and this was a cross-pollination project.

- Deadline? If youíre one of those people who thrives under deadline, then Iíd say itíd be ideal to finish these in four weeks. Me? Iíll be pleased if I finish my pair before the first frost. Donít stress. This is supposed to be fun.

I also started a Ravelry thread here since folks dwell in both lands. Whichever you prefer, we can talk about our Hediges here or there. Your choice.

So gather ye needles and introduce yourselves!

Clara
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lacylaine Posted - 09/15/2009 : 10:12:23 AM
Thanks, Lanea! I'm actually trying to do them both at the same time on 2 circulars! A bit fussy for the first inch but I do seem to be moving along!

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; Hedgerow Mitts!




Lanea Posted - 09/11/2009 : 06:17:22 AM
Melanie, your best bet will probably be to use the women's pattern and smaller needles for your friend's mitts, assuming her hands aren't a great deal smaller than yours. If they're significantly smaller, consider taking out pattern repeats. The women's version has a longer arm portion than the men's, but that's the biggest difference between the two. Both versions start with the same number of stitches, so using the men's or women's pattern won't affect the circumference of the finished mitt if you use the same needles and same yarn for each.

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lacylaine Posted - 09/10/2009 : 12:29:49 PM
It looks like I'll finally finish my second Hedgie either tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, I have question. The yarn I am currently using is 18 wpi and the yarn for the next pair is 14 wpi. Is this difference significant enough to make the "men's" version? Or should I make the women's version again? The recipient is female and her hands are at least as small as mine.

Thanks!

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




MindyO Posted - 08/15/2009 : 7:55:38 PM
Thanks minh, I definitely need a cheering section and some motivation. I started working full time again and it's sucking the life out of me, and my will to knit.

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minh Posted - 08/12/2009 : 5:48:46 PM
<chanting in the background with pompoms> Go Mindy! You can do it! Go Mindy! You are awesome! <end chanting>
MindyO Posted - 08/11/2009 : 11:35:08 PM
I did finally find mine, haven't finished yet though. I lost my mojo....
My name is Mindy, I'm a knitter, and I haven't touched needles in over 3 weeks.

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marjotse Posted - 08/11/2009 : 12:32:48 PM
I used Fleece artist Sokomo, colour Origin. It's lovely yarn but maybe slightly fuzzy since it has some mohair in it so the stitches are not completely crisp, but the socks are still lovely!

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Lanea Posted - 08/11/2009 : 10:20:09 AM
Ooh, nice color! What yarn did you use, Marjolein?

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marjotse Posted - 08/11/2009 : 09:38:52 AM
I finished mine

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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!

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Lanea Posted - 08/11/2009 : 07:23:02 AM
So how goes it, KALers? Is anyone stuck? Any new finished hedgerows?

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MindyO Posted - 07/26/2009 : 9:47:03 PM
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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lacylaine Posted - 07/26/2009 : 12:48:13 PM
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

"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




Luann Posted - 07/16/2009 : 1:03:59 PM
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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MindyO Posted - 07/15/2009 : 10:53:12 PM
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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MindyO Posted - 07/10/2009 : 11:04:48 AM
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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NutmegOwl Posted - 07/10/2009 : 10:09:42 AM
My Hedgies are done! I adore them already. Photos on blog (in signature).

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Lanea Posted - 07/10/2009 : 06:22:44 AM
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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lacylaine Posted - 07/09/2009 : 7:18:52 PM
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.

lacylaine Posted - 07/09/2009 : 6:30:18 PM
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




jaymeKnits Posted - 07/09/2009 : 10:24:43 AM
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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