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Time for Blocking

Finally, the last stitch has been knit in my sweater. Now to block it so the 6x1 rib throughout the sweater is a bit more prominent. Then the zipper goes in. I learned so much from this project. I changed the wrists from an i-cord bind off to a 3" rib stitch simply because I prefer it. I do like the i-cord bind off for the bottom.

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Posting Error Message

When I post replies recently, I get an error message yet it still posts. Any ideas why?

See attached for screen capture of error message.

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Knitting Soldiers

I thought some of you may get a kick out of this story.

http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/02/wow-army-strong-knits.html

Mark

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Sweater arm bind-off question

I have been working diligently on a sweater for myself and I am to the point of binding off the 2x2 rib sleeve. The original pattern called for an i-cord bind off, but I wanted the more traditional rib simply because it hugs my wrist better. Which bind off would you guys use? Just a regular 2 x 2 rib bind off? Will that be stretchy enough.

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Infinity Knitting Unravel commercial

I'm sure this commercial is much more meaningful to knitters than it is to a non-knitter who is in the market for obscenely expensive cars.
Enjoy.
Mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD3qWEWzpyY

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Simple Hat - Sock Yarn

I thought I'd get acclimated to sock yarn finally. It is so delicate when compared to worsted and bulky weights. This is a stocking hat that my brother wanted me to make. It's nothing special, but it will fit his head closely which is what he wants. He is in southern CA, so he wanted lightweight. I thought this was a good opportunity to try my hand with sock weight.

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Flooding

Hi Guys,
The area I do a lot of my hiking is along the Des Plaines River in the NW burbs of Chicago.
http://tinyurl.com/c8o8cmp

At the 3:34 mark you can see the forest where I hike in the upper right-hand corner of the frame in the video below. So many houses are still underwater. It's never been this bad here. Thankfully, we are dry. I just thought I'd share. So sad.

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Looking for sock pattern

Hi guys,
I"m looking for a toe-up sock that uses Judy's magic cast on, and is made with worsted weight. I have a pattern that fits 8" circumference but I need 9 or 9.5". Does anyone know of one? Or, do you know how I should make adjustments to a smaller sock?
Thanks.
Mark

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Help with pattern

I am working on a new pair of socks using a simple pattern using bulky yarn. I have gotten everything correct but have gotten to a part that has totally baffled me. I am attaching the pattern...it was free...and if you have time, would someone please look at it and on the Make heel flap section on the second page, can you help me interpret the highlighted section?

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Firsts are always Fun...if not curious

I made a pair of socks. They aren't anything special, just worsted weight for warmth, Caron acrylic, sensible grey. I have put off making socks since I started knitting in 2010, but now I have overcome that hurdle. They aren't my best work, but I'm proud that I finished them both and they fit! Maybe I'll even get brave enough to use sock yarn one of these days.

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