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No sewing lately, I'm frantically knitting away on Jenny-Rose's pineapple reticule to finish and get it in the mail in time to get to her for CosCol. I've reached the point of forcing myself where I think it looks abjectly dreadful and I hate it...I'm not making another pineapple for at least a few year. I need a break from them. Also I'm springing for silk.

So here's my question for people who are smart. why does instagram have an embed code function if when I do it there's never an image there? It would make it so much easier to put pictures here.
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Anyway I think I did too many points, i dislike long skinnypineapples. I want them fat and round :-p 

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Started my 3rd pineapple reticule today for [personal profile] jennylafleur that I owe her from doing my hair at Christmas. I am following the pattern I used for my first pineapple and MUCH preferred, but with the same thread and number of repeats as [personal profile] mandie_rw 's. But this time I went from the size 0 needles from Amanda's and used 000s. I'm really curious to see how it effects the over all size...

So yeah prepare for lots of pictures of slowly progressing pineapple knitting.
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as I was stuck on the couch I actually did a blog entry about the two pineapple reticules I've made so far....next up is the damn plaid ballgown from new castle. I'm so behind on blogging. and I swore I was gonna do better about it...WHOOPS.


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After [livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat talked me off a ledge, and the pineapple sat in the naughty pile a suitably long time I picked up the pineapple and tried again. Thank you for all of the constructive suggestions!!! I really appreciate them.

This time I downgraded the # of stitches I cast on to 260 and only beaded every other stitch (Per [livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat's recommendation).  She had the smarts to look at the original I was copying, and oh look it's only beaded every other *headdesk* someday I'll learn. I also switched the beads from the short tail end to the ball end. I had read online that the beads went on the short one which patently did not work for me.

So take two. I got it all cast on, I even managed to knit four rows and see the pattern develop! I was so pleased....until I realised that it was twisted somehow when I connected the circle. Despite futzing with it for 30 min trying to make sure it wasn't. I seem to have this issue a lot when knitting in the round. So that was frogged.
[livejournal.com profile] mandie_rw told me I'm going to be very good at starting pineapples. "It's like a game that keeps sending you back to level 1" *sigh*

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