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Bang Out a Hadley: Getting Ready for Feb. 1


#53

Wow !
The kindness of knitters abounds

kjt1211 http://forums.masondixonknitting.com/users/kjt1211

January 22

For what it’s worth, I once accidentally dumped a horrifying story about a
man who I was desperately in love with who cheated on me like crazy to a
knitting group on Yahoo. I was mortified. But then the amount of love that
came back to me was amazing. One of the best things about places like The
Lounge are that although, for the most part, we don’t know each other in
real life we did all show up here knowing that we have at least one thing
in common. I believe that, because of that, we are freed from our
differences, are much more able to find the things we have in common and we
can treat each other with care, kindness and compassion.

I hope everything works out for you and, if it doesn’t go the way you want
it to, I hope you’re able to find some peace around it.

You managed to bare your soul to a pretty big crowd of strangers and that
is truly brave. Imagine what other amazing things you can do!!


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January 22

Dear Katie, knitters are the best people. I again apologize for sharing
too much personal info. but the responses to my post have been kind beyond
belief. Back to my knitting !


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#54

Just like that uncle who liked the ponies, as mentioned in an earlier posting here, I’m not thinking about the Hadley knit along…

If one was to buy some yarn, hypothetically speaking, how much would one need for the colour work part (in total)?


#55

I think it’s only one skein total to do the colorwork. Although I’m not banging out a Hadley, I do have a bag packed with enough black yarn and a skein of white because I think the pattern would look really cool in that. I may have also put some needles and notions in the bag but, I’m with you on this one. We’re not doing this. Nosireebob!


#56

Hey thanks for that. I have only gone as far as looking at some nice local
yarn in denim blue and cherry red (for the colourwork - I reckon it would
really pop against the blue), but no actual purchasing has occurred…yet…


#57

Thanks for the info on the Eco.

ETA: I looked up the MMT yarn you mentioned and noticed it has a high percentage of acrylic. In my experience with afghans (one from the aughts others from the '70s) that use acrylic &/or acrylic blends tend to pill fairly easily. I have a few granny square ones from the 70s and there is a noticeable pilling difference even within a square between all Wool and the others. But of course, your yarn & experience may differ from mine.


#58

(((BIG HUG))). I don’t think it’s TMI or inappropriate to write that here. I find MDK is the kind of place that brings out the personal, speaking from my own possible TMI posts because KA (mashup name) create such a warm safe place.

I often wonder if they delete the angry &/ politically volatile posts because unlike some other popular blogs, no one seems to post that. I like to think it’s organic, but I realize that’s unlikely given the nature of the interwebs.


#59

And yet you found 100% wool! You go girrl! Have you knit with it before? It’s a yarn I’m very curious about (tried it many years ago as a newbie and have no recollection of what it’s like — at the time I was too new to know & now I’m too old to remember. :wink:


#60

I know exactly how you feel. I’ve found that looking at stash photos on Ravelry helps with figuring out the “real” color since you can see so many pics next to each other. Project pics can also be helpful with color combo outcomes.


#61

I’m not a hugely discriminating knitter. I love merino and wish I could have used that just because of the no itch factor. But Wool of the Andes is a workhorse and I have several items made from it. I just can’t justify high priced yarn when this is 1.99/hank and there are 100 colors. I guess it’s my practical Nebraska upbringing! :slightly_smiling_face: I’ll post pictures of the colors when it gets here. You should try it sometime.


#62

Notes from Haley’s size small :

There are 33 - 39 g remaining of the contrast colors. 33 is the Tent (green)

Shelter has approx. 2.8 yards per gram.


#63

Did I mention that my daughter is named Hadley?
I was off on such a toot !

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January 23

(((BIG HUG))). I don’t think it’s TMI or inappropriate to write that here.
I find MDK is the kind of place that brings out the personal, speaking from
my own possible TMI posts because KA (mashup name) create such a warm safe
place.

I often wonder if they delete the angry &/ politically volatile posts
because unlike some other popular blogs, no one seems to post that. I like
to think it’s organic, but I realize that’s unlikely given the nature of
the interwebs.


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January 20

My daughter, the focus of my life and leukemia survivor, has not spoken to
me since October 2010. No big blow up, just cut me out of her life, but
left me with her school loans . She married the college boyfriend in 2011,
financed by her father. I attempted to see her in December 2013, but the
new h…


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#64

Sign me up! I have already gotten the yarn because I fell in love with the sweater the first time I saw it. I like the main color in the picture but the others - not so much. So I bought Old World, Thistle, Blanket Fort, and Faded Quilt - blues and purples. I’m very excited and hope I can start on the first. I’m currently in the midst of an emergency shawl for someone that is terminally ill. I really hope to have it done by the end of January.


#65

Fired up and ready to go!


#66

As much as I would like to try Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter, it’s out of my price range at this time. I’m using Wool of the Andes for my Stopover and I really like it. I also really like the price. $50 +/- as opposed to the higher cost of Shelter. I need to start another sweater like I need a hole in the head but I don’t think that is going to slow me down. I’ve been surfing Knit Picks website for my colors! Next - I must order yarn so I can be ready to start on the 1st. January here in my corner of Ohio has been so gray I’m still turning on the Christmas lights on the mantel trying to brighten it up. Get Ready: ordered the pattern; Get Set: order the yarn . . .


#67

I may have purchased the kit the day it launched. I also may have started the sweater prior to Bang Out a Haley launched. I may be approaching the yoke. However, I do have another, more pressing knit, so this hypothetical Hadley will just exist in the background until early February.


#68

I’m thinking about this yarn too…thinking about dove heather as main color and also forest heather, icicle heather, brass heather and then maybe persimmon heather/garnett heather or rooibos heather…what colors are you thinking of? I’ve never used this yarn but sounds like a winner!


#69

Wool of the Andes is a work horse. It’s not the softest or squishiest. But it’s not terribly itchy after a good soak or two. I’ve made 2 sweaters from Wool of the Andes and it pleases me. If I’m feeling particularly sensitive I’ll wear a silky t shirt under my sweaters. If you can afford the Swish yarn, which is 100% Merino that is fabulously soft. But here are the colors I picked for my Hadley: MC Mink Heather. Color work : Baltic, Brass, Forest, and Rooibos. ( all Heathers). I didn’t have enough for the free shipping so ordered a couple skeins of soft squishy stuff the socks from the Field Guide 2 patterns also.


#70

Oh thanks for responding! I really want to make this sweater and would not have thought of this option if I had not seen your post. Your colors sound wonderful. I was torn about the blues, the reds and the background…so many options. Maybe I’ll order some extra yarn for the socks or the hat from Field Guide 2 - great idea - love the patterns but haven’t jumped in yet - better get on the bandwagon!


#71

I want to make it too. Such a cool pattern. I’d love to experiment with different yarns but just can’t afford it and Knitpicks has become my go to place. Really try the Swish sometime it’s heavenly


#72

My yarn is ordered. YAY!