I finally finished the scarf tonight. I guess it came out ok for my first attempt at cables.
Now to start the hat.
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It looks very nice, I agree with everyone about the mistakes. You have to practice and get experience, as you get experience things get better. I like the color as it does not take away from the cables, your selection was very clever.
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"came out ok"??!?!? It's incredible!
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Thank you, but it does have a number of mistakes in it that just don't show in the photo. But as long as I keep improving I'm happy.
Great scarf. And it's long enough to be comfortable and practical.
Thanks. Yeah, I hate short scarves. I plan to make a really long one later on.
Looks great! The variagation is slow enough to let the cables show - yet it's not "just" a cabled scarf. Good Job!
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Thanks, I wasn't too sure about the Shadows yarn at first but I do like the end effect.
just look how far you've come in just a few months!
Truly! That looks super nice!
Don't be too hard on yourself about mistakes... I think the most important thing to note is your progress. You made a beautiful scarf! I can't wait to see how the hat turns out!
Thanks. I didn't actually start progressing until I stopped worrying so much about mistakes. Unless I catch it right away (I'm getting better about that) or it's just a horribly obvious one, I just call it a design feature and keep going.
I finally learned how to 'read' my knitting (it just came to all of a sudden) which has really cut down on the mistakes.
I've cast on the hat and have it under way.
" finally learned how to 'read' my knitting"
...Isn't that a wonderful feeling!
syddenly you don't feel as lost and confused about what you're doing...
Yeah it really makes a difference.
Absolultamentaly! and then one day you catch yourself "reading" someone's sweater or scarf - while they are wearing it!
LOL it's already happened.
Thanks, I really enjoyed doing the cables.
Beautiful! I like that cable pattern a lot. I might have to gank it. :-)
That looks great, I really like the color way; it makes me think of New Hampshire around this time with all the leaves changing and the tourists on the Kankamangus Highway.
The hat is a snap, I have made two so far and it looks like they will be my go to gift this season. Especially after I found Donegal Tweed at a yarn store for seven dollars a skein.
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Thanks, I kinda had fall colors in mind when I selected the yarn.
I'm going to be using Silver's Palindrome for the hat using the same yarn as the scarf.
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