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#121 of 127 Old 10-08-2010, 12:42 AM
 
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yeah. i prefer them too. im using 2.5mm needles and i dont like the short row heel.. i have frogged it a few times. arg! im not sure why im not getting it..pregnancy brain drain sucks.
Ug - I had to frog a whole section of my heel last night because I have this STUPID ssp through back loop stitch...while trying to get it, a whole pile of stitches slipped off my needles, and a huge hole developed in my beautiful sock.

I'm knitting with 2 mm needles and sock wool - TINY stitches!

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i hate the heel on the pattern i was knitting so i found a tutorial online (video) that makes the easiest nicest heel...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu5YAKsAEpY
it says its for toe up socks, but it makes the heel symmetrically so it works for either or.. i did this heel in like 5 seconds after an hour of trying another one..

 

 

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I started the owlie sleep sack this weekend in a superwash merino worsted. For those of you who have made it (Fern, anyone else?), do you feel like it is large enough? The yarn I picked is considered worsted, but it doesn't look as thick as other worsteds I've used. I did a gauge swatch, had to increase needle size to 8, but it looks small! Granted I am only through the owls and have just started again on the stockinette section, and I know it will stretch, but I don't think baby will be buried in this huge sleep sack like the picture. Maybe the babe in the picture is a small newborn? DS was 8 pounds, so I'm expecting a similar weight for this babe. It is adorable though!!
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it does seem small.. it may end up being a dolly sleep sack for my dd's babies

 

 

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I used malabrigo and it looked plenty big for my 21-22" babies until I friggin felted it.

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Oh, kitty!

I once got so excited about a sweater I'd just finished that I decided to spin it down in the washer....it felted before I ever got a chance to wear it. So heartbreaking!

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Hey ladies, not been doing too much crafting until just lately (since I don't have enough energy to do much else!) Finally got some cotton gauze and made my own moby-style wrap carrier...but I'm a little disappointed in how it looks 'cause I don't have a surger and had to just turn the cut edge and zig-zag over it. Plus, I cut the ends on the bias to reduce bulk in tying, and when I stitched over that part it got kind of frilly looking. Not sure if stay-stitching would have helped prevent that or not. I still have the other half, so I might try it on that one and see if it works any better.

On the crochet front, I've got two projects currently on the hooks--a lacy cardigan for me, and a simple hexagon blanket for baby's playpen. You can see pics and pattern details on my blog: http://cocoacream.wordpress.com/2010...ting-for-baby/

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