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I need help / advice with current DK project

Hey gang,
I did not want to share this just yet, but I am running out of ideas. I am working on a mod/drop sleeve double knit cardigan. The problem is: how to pickup stitches in double knit and maintain the color pattern.
What I would love to do is pickup the stitches on the fly (as each row is worked).
I have tried:

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Lampshade parts update

Hey all,

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Knitting in literature... well... in Discworld at least.

I have been rereading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series for a little light
summer reading. If you have never read, or even heard of Discworld... You are
missing out on possibly the best living satire writer since Kurt Vonnegut's
passing. Pratchett is one of the few authors who actually has me laughing out
loud. I am talking an honest laugh, not a chuckle or even a snicker.

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any stevie nix fans?

Any Stevie Nix fans interested in knitting a custom shawl for her?
I am tempted, but the competition ends Sept. 29

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Recent Knitting

It has been a while since I posted any completed projects.

My "birthday cardigan" is n hiatus, that whole gauge thing got me. Amazing how quickly a quarter stitch adds up. Well I always learned best first hand.
My needles have not been idle. All the lacework shared here has impressed and inspired me. Here are a couple of my experiments.

The nightlight shield was my first attempt. Knit flat then "lashed" (whip stitched?) to the frame.

The lampshade was knit in-the-round, top-down. I used the same method of attachment.

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Happy Easter (OT)

Thought I'd share a couple of colorful pictures.

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OT Spring Pics

I offered a few spring pics recently. Unfortunately it has been overcast for several days. Here is a splash of color (if you like yellow).

Yellow Jasmine from my work, I eat lunch under it almost daily.

Iris blooming, spring can't be far off now.

Daffodil beginning to fade.


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Happy Birthday to me

Celebrating my 42nd birthday today.
Here is my gift:

a Men's Top down drop sleeve cardigan. Size 38, gauge 5x6/inch.

This is just my starting point, I increased the cast on stitches to 109. Needed the extra stitch to center the 4x1 rib pattern I am using. There will be more tweeks to come as I reconsider button placement, collar options and pockets.

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Yet another knit sculpture

Knit skeleton anyone?
It appears each bone was knitted individually.

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More Cutesy Crap... yet Impressive Craftsmanship

Hi all,
Someone posted this on my FB-page. I must say, "I am impressed." Since I have not seen it here, I thought I would share. Each character is distinctive.