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SerMom
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  5:50:37 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
I'm working on a pair of fingerless gloves for a friend. The instructions are for the left hand, You're supposed to just reverse them for the right hand.

Well, I tried. And I tried. And I tried. I've frogged those 20 or so rows I don't know how many times already. The yarn is starting to fray. I'm starting to fray.

I'm not really looking for advice, just wanted to rant to people who would understand. Now I have to go give it another try.

These gloves shell not defeat me!!!

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"

hobbitknitter
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  6:55:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
I feel your pain! Believe me- I DO. I made the mistake of deciding to improvise on a bun snood pattern someone gave me yesterday. I decided to use sock yarn and #0 ndls. I was working on it late last night. Desparing work, it was doing strange things- ruffling and I don't know what else. I came nearer to profanity than I ever have, I can tell you! I frogged in despair. Somehow I got grim satisfaction out of tearing it up, though.
Sarah

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SerMom
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Posted - 10/05/2003 :  01:01:36 AM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
Thanks, Sarah. It's so nice to have a place like this where it's safe to rant and people will really understand.

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"
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myshelle10
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Posted - 10/05/2003 :  01:35:23 AM  Show Profile Send myshelle10 a Private Message
I understand... truly! :) But I don't have a good suggestion on figuring out the other glove-- hopefully someone else will provide that! (I remember reading that knitty pattern and wondering *how* one was supposed to get there!) :)

good luck,
myshelle

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Boogie
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Posted - 10/05/2003 :  03:51:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
I feel for you
I've been there.
The thing that helped me was re-writing the pattern before I started to knit the second one. I had to rewrite the directions as I would need them reversed - that way I could soar through without having to constantly try to figure out if I was reversing it right or not.

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SerMom
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Posted - 10/05/2003 :  11:15:49 AM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
quote:

I feel for you
I've been there.
The thing that helped me was re-writing the pattern before I started to knit the second one. I had to rewrite the directions as I would need them reversed - that way I could soar through without having to constantly try to figure out if I was reversing it right or not.


Gee, that sounds waaay too organized for me. Besides, just to make things a little more intersting, I'm doing them both at once (at least I am when I'm not frogging and re-knitting the right one.)

I think I may have solved the problem I had, though. I've gotten past the thumb gusset increase and decrease, although my stitch count got screwed up somehow, despite my constant counting.

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"

Boy, I really had the bolding screwed up on that one, didn't I?
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Susan T-O
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Posted - 10/05/2003 :  12:15:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
I like the glove pattern featured in the Winter 2002 issue of Spin-Off magazine. It's done in garter stitch on straight needles, working back & forth from cuff to fingertip and back. You stitch all of one side, then fold it along the outer (pinky finger) edge, stitch your way back, then graft the edge all along the thumb, stitch the fingertips shut, and voila! Since front and back are identical, you don't have to reverse anything to stitch the second glove. And, because it's garter stitch, you can wear them inside out and it looks just the same! I converted it to a fingertip-less version for my husband, just made the fingers a little shorter & didn't sew them shut.

--Susan T-O

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SerMom
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Posted - 10/05/2003 :  1:13:53 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
Did I mention that I hate sewing? I always say that that's why I knit. The fewer seams, the less sewing, the better.

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I'd rather frog than sew!!!

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"
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