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    Just fyi, here's the set of moebius scarf blocking instructions SK sent me: http://mamas2hands.com/2015/07/30/bl...-with-a-twist/

    The yarn I used was three strands all together. Fiesta La Boheme has one strand of rayon and one strand of mohair; I added the one-ply silk. So in theory blocking should actually make some difference.

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    I will be interested to hear how it goes, let us know!

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    I crocheted two mermaid tails for my granddaughter. One is an open concept with one flap over the other and the second tail is a closed, wherein you slide yourself inside.

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    Specialized Ruby/Selle Italia Flow
    1991 Specialized Sirrus, steel frame
    Dahon Eco C7
    Surly Long Haul Trucker/Terry Fly RS
    Trident TWIG Recumbent


  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmehrzad View Post
    I crocheted two mermaid tails for my granddaughter. One is an open concept with one flap over the other and the second tail is a closed, wherein you slide yourself inside.

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    How fun!

    (You're in Charleston now?)

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

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    They both look like fun, both to knit and for your granddaughter!

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    Catrin that sweater you made is beautiful. I'm glad you've found an activity that helps at least one ailment!

    I still want to learn to crochet, but right now I have to focus on upping my game at work, learning new technical stuff. I don't know if I'd ever want to learn to knit and take on more complicated projects, but then again when I bought my mountain bike back in 1998 I thought I'd never want to do one of those crazy century rides, and five years later I there I was on a road bike doing the NYC Century. So never say never...

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

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    I love those mermaid tails!

    nybiker, wish we lived closer. I would happily teach you to crochet--it's easier than knitting and superfast. Its disadvantages--uses more yarn, often although not always bulkier "cloth". But it's easy and fun.

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    I wanted to learn to knit for years but it never worked until I HAD to! Crochet is fun, but my hands hate the different position so had to give it up in my 20s. Either is nice stress relief and you don't have to spend hours on them each day, even 20 mintues is enough.

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    Hi NY Biker,

    Yes, my husband and I moved south the end of 2013. Our kids (and grandchildren) live here in SC and we wanted to be closer to them. I still come back to the No VA area every 3 mos or so to take my mom to dr appts and visit with her. She wanted to stay in Ashburn since she has her routine there and all her friends. So I drive up (always bring a bike) and spend a half a week or so. This past Sept. a couple friends and I rode the GAP. It was such a wonderful ride. We carried our gear and stayed in B&Bs or motels along the way.
    Have you gotten together with any of the other local VA/MD TE riders lately?

    Kathy
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    1991 Specialized Sirrus, steel frame
    Dahon Eco C7
    Surly Long Haul Trucker/Terry Fly RS
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    Thanks Salsabike. They were fairly easy to make. I believe I got the patterns off Ravelry. And I agree with you ... crocheting is much more forgiving than knitting. If you drop stitches or need to pull out stitches, getting back on track is so much easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by salsabike View Post
    I love those mermaid tails!

    nybiker, wish we lived closer. I would happily teach you to crochet--it's easier than knitting and superfast. Its disadvantages--uses more yarn, often although not always bulkier "cloth". But it's easy and fun.
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    Specialized Ruby/Selle Italia Flow
    1991 Specialized Sirrus, steel frame
    Dahon Eco C7
    Surly Long Haul Trucker/Terry Fly RS
    Trident TWIG Recumbent


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    Here's my latest completed project - a baby blanket for my niece's soon-to-be-born son. I broke with traditional baby colors and went with Lion Brand Heartland yarn blends. I LOVE the Heartland yarn; it's so easy to work with and the blends are beautiful.

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    Dahon Eco C7
    Surly Long Haul Trucker/Terry Fly RS
    Trident TWIG Recumbent


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    Crocheted, right? Beautiful blanket. I like the color arrangement in the pattern a lot--elegant.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsabike View Post
    Crocheted, right? Beautiful blanket. I like the color arrangement in the pattern a lot--elegant.
    Salsabike,

    Yes, crocheted. Thanks for the compliment on the blanket. It's hard to see the blends in the yarn but I used Lion Brand Heartland Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Acadia colors. I just love the feel of that particular brand yarn and the color options.
    Specialized Ruby/Selle Italia Flow
    1991 Specialized Sirrus, steel frame
    Dahon Eco C7
    Surly Long Haul Trucker/Terry Fly RS
    Trident TWIG Recumbent


  14. #44
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    The colors are very nice, beautiful blanket!

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    Whoa, I just saw this thread! I'm a knitter "first" - cycling is just my newest hobby.

    Here's my most recent finished piece:
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    I've been working on the sleeves for my current sweater since Christmas. It usually takes me a weekend or two to do two sleeves, but I've been too fuzzy-brained post-surgery to do more than a few rows at a time. I just want to finish so I can cast on my next one. I'm aiming for 12 sweaters this year.

 

 

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