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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cherie Amour-along (knitty fall 07) on: September 28, 2007 01:28:38 PM
Can I be really cheeky and ask those making the XS/S/M sizes what their bust measurements are? Or, rather, if you're making the 'right' size that corresponds with your bust measurement (ie., with all the ease). I'm just really worried that with that amount of ease the whole thing is just going to fall off sideways with the weight of the arms! Especially with the long v-neck.

I wear bra size 34C, but my bust measurement is 37", which means I should technically make a medium, I guess (43"). I've always ignored ease in the past and just made the size that is closest to my bust measurement... although this might be why my clothes don't always fit perfectly Wink
2  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Attn UK Knitters! on: September 21, 2007 03:47:31 AM
Woo! My pledge has succeeded! Thanks to all the Craftster knitters who added their names to it Smiley It's still open until the middle of October if anyone else wants to sign.

Now I need to get started on all my hats  Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats) on: September 21, 2007 03:46:53 AM
Woo! My pledge has succeeded! Thanks to all the Craftster knitters who added their names to it Smiley It's still open until the middle of October if anyone else wants to sign.

Now I need to get started on all my hats  Grin
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cherie Amour-along (knitty fall 07) on: September 21, 2007 03:45:03 AM
I like the four colours you've chosen KnittingBee - and I think you should use the darkest one (jelly bean) as the one colour strand.
Thanks April! I think you're right about the Jelly Bean too.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cherie Amour-along (knitty fall 07) on: September 20, 2007 07:46:23 AM
Hi folks, I really love this top, but I've had the crazy notion to spin the yarn for it, since it doesn't require a massively high yardage. I think I'd like to stick with variegated, so that the spinning is fun too, and would like people's opinions on colour-combinations!

I've decided to get some dyed Corriedale combed tops, and make a 2-ply bulky yarn. My plan is to have one ply being all one colour, but to make the other ply multi-coloured (ie., spin a tuft of colour A, then B, then C, then back to A, etc). The two strands will barber-pole, but the knitting should appear to be striped, as the multi-coloured strand should stand out more. (Clear as mud, right?)

I'm thinking of using the following colours:
Plum Duff
Raspberry
Jelly Bean
Grape Jelly

They are all shown next to each other on this site:

http://www.pmwoolcraft.co.uk/html/view_product.php?ProdID=1092&CatID=&start=18

Bu obviously the colours in the photo might be off! I think they're actually darker in real life, especially the grape jelly, as this site has the same fibre with different photos, and there are slight differences.

So! The million dollar questions! Do you think I'm bonkers? Do the colours go well together, or should I rethink? Which colour should I pick to be the single-colour ply? I'm thinking Jelly Bean or Plum Duff (but that might have to depend on me sampling once I've bought the fibre).

I'd really appreciate any input, because Mr Bee is a) not really interested b) complaining I have too much fibre already, and why don't I use that instead (answer: I don't have enough of any one fibre!)
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats) on: September 16, 2007 04:27:16 AM
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My pledge is still open, by the way, if people want to add a little peer pressure to their hat-making motivation

I signed up!  MWAHAHAHA!  But I'm quite addicted to these, I'll be making more than one.
Yay! Thank you! Only 5 more knitters required and then the pledge succeeds!  Grin
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats) on: September 10, 2007 04:12:29 AM
I love the beanie and the hats with ear-flaps!

Just a pity that our local Sainsbury's don't seem to get them.
Oh, that's disappointing. I had assumed that all Sainsbury's had them. I think Eat are going to have them too.

(mutters about hoping this isn't going to be a London centric thing...)

My pledge is still open, by the way, if people want to add a little peer pressure to their hat-making motivation  Grin
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats) on: September 03, 2007 03:44:53 PM
However trying to explain to colleague as to *why* I am making hats for drinks is getting a little waring!!!!
Oh, I know that feeling. I've been trying to drum up support for my pledge among friends, which entails an email along the lines of: "Want to knit a mini-hat for a smoothie bottle?!" It's not as bonkers as it sounds, honest  Cheesy
9  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Attn UK Knitters! on: September 01, 2007 03:05:22 PM
Thank you! I'm now over halfway to my goal of 35 knitters (but secretly I'm hoping for more... but shhh, I don't want to jinx it Wink ).

I can't wait for November - it'll be great to see all the little bottle-wearing hats lined up in the shops!
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Heere be dragone shawl-along on: August 29, 2007 04:06:27 PM
This shawl is so beautiful! I only discovered it earlier this week, and have already sent a link to my non-knitting sister who loves dragons! It's definitely on my wish-to-knit list, but I wonder if I'd ever actually be able to tackle it!
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