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1  Illinois / Illinois: North / Chicagoland Knit Blogger Meetup on: July 09, 2006 07:08:12 PM

Hi everyone -

Arcadia Knitting is holding a Chicagoland Knit Blogger Meetup on Monday, July 31st at 7:00pm.  The idea is to meet up face to face with the people you know from cyberspace.  They're going to have a few designers on hand like Corinne Neissner of LuckyPennyHandmade.com showing off their latest creations as well as a sneak peek of the new yarns for this fall.  And tasty snacks and equally tasty prizes.

Arcadia is located at 1613 W. Lawrence Avenue - you can take the Lawrence or Clark Street bus to get there or the Red or Brown el lines (Lawrence and Damen stops respectively).  Lots of street parking as well.

Should be lots of fun...
2  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: What do you think is best for a first crochet project? on: April 28, 2006 09:23:17 AM

My first crochet project ever was the One Skein Scarf which was a success (at least for me).  I'm working on the Garden Scarf now.

I think for people that can really focus in on things, the One Skein Scarf is the project for them.  If you need instant gratification, go with the Garden Scarf - it doesn't take very long to complete a flower.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bad Penny from Knitty... on: February 04, 2006 07:36:26 AM

I'm working on this one right now using Endless Summer Connemara from elann.com.  It's a pretty straightforward knit in the round project.  I just started working the eyelet pattern on the bottom of the body last night.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong on: January 21, 2006 10:40:54 AM

I'm knitting Lucky right now - also using Knit Picks Shine, mine's in Orchid.  I've got the back finished and just started working on the right front.  It's a little slow going on the #3 needles.  Smiley

The Shine works up nice with the clover lace pattern.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn Substitution Help? "super bulky" but no wool on: January 19, 2006 05:58:06 PM
Reynolds Cabana might work.  It's a cotton acrylic blend.  I think it gets 12 sts to 4", but you might be able to adjust enough to work with it.  I like it because it's spun so the acrylic is on the inside of the yarn and the cotton is on the outside, making it softer than a traditional cotton blend.  Comes in a bunch of bright and light colors, too.
6  Illinois / Illinois: North / Re: chicago crafternoons anyone? on: January 18, 2006 11:10:15 AM

I'm in Wrigleyville.  Two blocks east of the stadium.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Four skeins of NEON acrylic yarn... on: December 30, 2004 05:37:11 PM
There is always the Hallowig (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html).  It was a pattern born for cheap ass acrylic yarn. 
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: ideas for a 40's new year party? on: December 28, 2004 07:30:39 PM

I think the easiest thing to do would be to make a mix of 40's big band music to play at the party.  It will certainly help add to your theme.  The popular ones from that period are Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.  Solo artists like Sinatra and Bing Crosby were also very big as well as Ella Fitzgerald (who has a track called, appropriately, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?) and Billy Holiday.

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / any recommendations for leather embellishments/spots? on: December 21, 2004 10:02:06 PM

Any leather working folks out there?  I'm working on some jackets for a friend and I'm looking for a good site to order some spots - larger sized pyramid or diamond spots, specifically.  I estimate that I'm going to need a few thousand of these to finish things to spec, so wholesale or discount suppliers would be divine.

Any recommendations out there?

Muchas gracias in advance...

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help on pattern instruction on: May 15, 2004 04:39:10 PM

So I'm working on a pattern for a vest using Schachenmayr Princess (it's biscotti colored and even more delightful than when I saw it on Elann...  and the pattern instruction asks for me to:

+6  = on RS row work yarn-over; on WS row work 6 into yarn-over (= alt k1, p1)

I like to think I'm pretty decent at reading patterns but I have no idea what this means.  Any clues?
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