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Scarf #3 by TheJenjineer Scarf #3 by TheJenjineer
I recently took up knitting to help me un-frazzle a bit. Yoga was boring and caused me to get even more jittery, and I kept breaking all the stress toys, so I thought an activity with a goal might be more my style. 

Don't ask me what happened to scarves 1 and 2... I know you think that modern tv and movies has desensitized you to all that's hideous and monstrous, but believe me, your eyes were not meant to see scarves 1 and 2. 
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CalamityKangaroo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
I'm sure scarves 1 & 2 couldn't have been that bad...
I think you're just being knit-picky.
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3Fangs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Ah! I can't believe you haven't posted any of your knit-work here--it's worth sharing. :meow:
Okay, okay, so scarves 1 and 2 were a little rough, perhaps THEY don't necessarily need to be posted here...but I'm glad you're showing this one!
This has been a major accomplishment in the scarf department; you did a great job! (Also love the color. Blues are pretty awesome.)
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TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Rough? Monsters that crawled out of the abyss of darkness have shielded their eyes and shuddered at the hideousness of scarves #1 and #2. I don't know what to do with them. Bury them deep underground? But if I do that, then in a century or two some foolish hero will go questing for them, thinking that they are the weapons they need to defeat the dark lord menacing their homeland, but the poor hero will dissolve like a bath salt the minute they got close enough. *shakes head at overconfidence of young hero*

Anyway, thank you! I'm nearly done with my current scarf. I've been at this one for nearly a month. I honestly thought I was faster than that. 
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3Fangs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Hahaaaaaaa! :lmao:
You always have such a way with words that conjure up vivid imagery. :giggle:
(I probably shouldn't laugh at the overconfident young hero's demise, but it was very funny that such a quest should end so.)
LET THIS BE A LESSON TO ALL YE YOUNG HEROES:
Sometimes the quest is a lie.

You ARE fast! After all, you're not ONLY knitting, but balancing your time among other activities as well. Plus, if I recall rightly, it usually took my mere mere something like a month to complete some of her knitting projects. She had to balance her activity time as well--winter was best for knitting, since there was a lot of sitting inside while it snowed, keeping warm by the heat in a comfy chair.
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TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
 *tsk* young heroes. Always have more eagerness than they have wisdom. *shakes withered old head* 
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Cogsie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are some gorgeous stitches!
Are you planning on adding fringe to the scarf, or just leaving it as is?
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TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm afraid I'm very much a beginner and don't know how to do fancy things like fringes just yet. But I'll look up some tutorials on that for my next scarf. :)
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Cogsie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh fringes aren't that hard XD
You just need a needle XD
And you do it at the end, so you can do it on this scarf
Seriously, fringes are SUPER easy
I encourage you to give it a try XD
A beginner eh? Well if you ever need any help on your knitting journey, I am always happy to answer questions, feel free to pm me
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TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's so kind of you, thanks! I saw some of your work on your DA page and was really impressed by your stuff. I can't wait till I get good enough to try some of that 3D knitting!
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Cogsie Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, as soon as you're comfortable with the knit and pearl stitch, pick up a set of double pointed needles (4 or 5 it doesn't matter) and start watching some internet videos XD
It's a little hard to start, but it's really similar to regular knitting XD
Although actually if you wanted to try the spoon, I could coach you through that a bit since it's not a perfect pattern, there's a couple things you'd need to learn (knit two together and knit two on the back, as well as adding stitches but none of that is hard, and then the weaving in and out and pulling tight...again not hard)
What do you want to do with your knitting?
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TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Internet videos are great! Everything I've done so far is because of a helpful lady who put up a youtube tutorial. Isn't it great how different knitters are? I've seen video tutorials by sweet little old ladies with grandma voices and by young and very cool looking girls with awesome haircuts and dozens of piercings. 

Right now I'm practicing basics with scarves (I got a list of people I want to make scarves for, I rarely get to give homemade presents) and then my goal is to make stuff with shape, like a hat! Far-off goal (hopefully) is to make cool 3D stuff like little dolls or something. 
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Cogsie Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mm, for the 3d stuff, you might want to look into crocheting, as that's the easiest way to do it (Admitedly, I cannot crochet for the life of me, so if you want to do it the knitting way, I can help with that XD)
Honestly, you could do a hat right now, there is a super simple way to do it knitting flat (And honestly, they're WAY faster than scarves XD)
Here is a link curioushandmade.com/freebobble…
And you don't have to follow that pattern, you can just do all one kind of stitch, and then simply stitch it up the way this pattern explains (my mom and I made some adorable "santa" hats this way, red hats with a white band on the bottom, and then a white pom pom on top...adorable, easy and fast ^-^ What we did that made them super fast (and super warm, for like outdoor hats) was use really thick yarn, and then only knit, no pearl stitches...so fast you can do a hat in like two hours XD)
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TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, that's such a cute hat!! Thank you for the link! 

I finished my latest scarf yesterday, and my grandma suggested I use tassels to keep the edges from curling (to give them weight I guess) so I'm looking up some tutorials for that now. 
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