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MindyO
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Posted - 06/14/2009 :  6:26:42 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Melanie. If you are a facebook user and have an account it will bring you to the group event listing. It's easy as pie to sign for FB and several of our KR members have joined the group already. But unfortunately like Ravelry you do have an account. Luckily it's free and anyone can sign up.
If you continue to have problems PM or email me and I can give you more info.

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Jane
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Posted - 06/15/2009 :  03:33:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I wound my yarn yesterday afternoon, and before I knew it there was a little knitting on some dpn's. It was an accident, that's what it was! Jen's Alexandra yarn is just too wonderful to leave sitting around.

There's a picture of the skein of "Redwood" in each of the places I post photos (links below). The knitting took place after dark, so those photos will have to wait!

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Lanea
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Posted - 06/15/2009 :  05:02:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm working on the heel of a pair of hedgerow socks in Frija. I'm using a contrasting yarn for the heels though, and I may hate it. I don't know if my senses are messed up because the Frija is so soft, or if it's actually a respun brillo pad I'm using for the heel, but it isn't making me very happy. Hmmmmmm.

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LynnM
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Posted - 06/15/2009 :  09:03:48 AM  Show Profile Send LynnM a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is my first KAL too. I have my yarn picked out and ready to go. I will be casting on tonight as soon as I get home!
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MindyO
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Posted - 06/15/2009 :  10:25:01 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jane, could you call it "swatching" in pattern? LOL!
I almost started several times yesterday, but I restrained myself. I was still up at midnight and was going to CO, but figured it would be better in the light of day. Now I lost the mojo... It will have to wait until after work now (8pm cst)

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Amarula
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Posted - 06/15/2009 :  2:27:34 PM  Show Profile Send Amarula a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh no!! I was resisting casting on another new project, but I may have to give in. And I'm quite sure I have some Alexandra in my stash..
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Jane
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Posted - 06/15/2009 :  3:17:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MindyO

Jane, could you call it "swatching" in pattern?

That's it, Mindy. It was a 3.5 inch swatch. Right.

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Lanea
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  05:54:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also started a bit early, but I plan to do both socks and mitts during the KAL. I'm making socks from Frija (I think they're destined to be my Mom's) and another pair of mitts from the same yarn I used for the women's pattern for my sis-in-law. I'm turning the heel on sock #1.

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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  06:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I will join... with socks.... I will look in my stash for a nice yarn (I have a huge sock yarn stash so that won't be a problem) and as soon as I have the ones finished that I am doing right now I will cast on. That will probably be on Thursday or Friday.... I wanted to make this pattern for the longest time so this is just a very good way to finally do it!

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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  07:39:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WAH! I forgot last nite to cast on. I will cast on today when I get home. I have the yarn all set aside and everything!

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Luann
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  1:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jane (and Jen) that Redwood is just gorgeous!

Luann (who also forgot to cast on last night)

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Jane
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  1:53:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been happily knitting away today -- I just cast on the extra stitches at the thumb. This yarn is wonderful, and the pattern is perfection. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my day off!

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Amarula
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  2:30:35 PM  Show Profile Send Amarula a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Help!! I do have some Alexandra - but a special skein, only 182 yards - which might work. Or I have a (special) skein of Lyra - 50% fine angora/30% merino/20% silk, only 162 yards, but much thicker (gauger per the label is 18-20 stitches/4in on US 7-9). Any thoughts?? (Jen??)
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minh
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  5:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wound the yarn yesterday by hand (because it was so soft and squeezable!) so I'm ready to cast on tonight. This will be the perfect pair of mitts for DH when he's using his binoculars or taking pictures.
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MindyO
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  6:36:03 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amarula
I have kind of fat arms so I was going to make my mitts a little shorter. The pattern says about 200 yds for the womans size. I would think if you were okay with a slightly shorter cuff your yarn should work. Right?
If it were me I would divide the ball in half (I use a digital kitchen scale that weighs in grams, rather than yardage, I don't have a meter for that) so then you know you have enough for both, and can maybe judge when to start the gusset. I'd think maybe about half the small ball used would be a good place to start? Maybe a little less than half used to be safe.

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BlueStocking
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Posted - 06/17/2009 :  05:08:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueStocking's Homepage Send BlueStocking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I cast on on Sat night ... Using some Frija in a redwoodish color because I grabbed the wrong yarn by accident. Love the pattern! I'll go join the Facebook group, too :-)

Amarula, I think Lyra would be way too heavy for this pattern, unless you reduced your cast on stitches. I'm going to defer to Lanea on the yardage question on your Alexandra, though it does seem like it would be enough if you knit shorter cuffs ... Lanea?

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Lanea
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Posted - 06/17/2009 :  06:14:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amarula, I'd also say you should go with the Alexandra and shorten the cuffs. I made them as long as I did for the women's version because I wear 3/4 sleeves all the time and the longer mitt covers bare forearms nicely. All that time on Metro platforms in the winter really makes you mind the gaps, you know? But you could certainly go shorter with no ill effect. I'd second the recommendation to weigh your yarn and split it evenly. I'm sure some smartypants could also reverse the pattern and go fingers to cuff, but I haven't toyed with that sort of craziness yet.

If you want to go with the Lyra, you could reduce your stitch count and go up a needle size or two, but I haven't used anything heavier than sport (Paivatar) to test the pattern. If you go with a heavier yarn, you'll want to take out an even number of pattern repeats so that you keep the two increase sections on either side of the hand where they belong.

Jane, thank you so much! I'm blushing.

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Luann
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Posted - 06/17/2009 :  5:08:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had a yarnsplosion last night while winding my Frija. I was distracted by trying to do too many things at once and got off on the wrong foot. I am at the tail-end of a major Donald Duck episode. Only thing keeping me sane is a) the gorgeous, soft yarn, b) the soothing colors (club special) and c) the prospect of knitting a great project for me. I should be able to pick the rest of the knots apart tonight and be ready to cast on tomorrow.

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asquireswife
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Posted - 06/17/2009 :  8:13:49 PM  Show Profile Send asquireswife a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm joining in--my first KAL! I cast on yesterday, but only have about 2" so far. I hope to get a few inches in a day (my knitting time is severely limited )--then I should finish the pair in the month. I haven't finished a project in so long.

I'm using some stash yarn--cherry tree hill super sport. It's knitting up nicely. Probably not what you would think to pick for these, but it is working well for me.
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Lanea
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Posted - 06/18/2009 :  03:43:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh Luann, I had the same thing happen at MDSW this year. I bought a gorgeous skein of Frija because I wanted a more portable project to work on in the booth. I started winding it, and then the storm started and I had to help batten down so I set the skein down and the storm interceded--water and wind do nasty things to yarn sometimes. Three of us worked on it off and on for AGES before it was finally wound and knot-free. I sympathize. Oh, how I sympathize.

Welcome, asquireswife! I'm glad you're happy with your yarn choice. Now we just need to get you some more knitting time.



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