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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "I do" x 5 on: November 21, 2005 08:02:26 AM
Here's more of a closeup on 2 of my girls

Here are some where you can see more of mine

It was so cold!  Like 5C/43F and the photographer had Jeff and I out there for 2 hours worth of photos!  (Everyone else could go in for parts)  But it was a really great time. 
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitted teacher presents on: November 21, 2005 06:39:29 AM
you could knit hats with intarsia designs on them.  An atom or molecule for chem, a trumpet for band, maybe the stripes of the Spanish or Mexican flag for your Spanish teacher?
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "I do" x 5 on: November 21, 2005 06:30:04 AM
I got married on October 28th.  Outdoors.  In Canada.  And I and all my bridesmaids were in strapless dresses.  Cruel, aren't I?  So, I knitted up an I do for each of them in Patons Classic Wool Pure Merino.  My mom made mine in Rowan Kidsilk Haze (with little pearl beads at the cuff - so pretty!).  It really turned out well.  Here's a picture of us all together:

(edited to make picture bigger- yay for photobucket!)
24  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Josephine on: November 18, 2005 06:19:53 AM
Hey guys,
It is so cool to see other versions of my sweater!  They look fantastic.  IF anyone needs any help, feel free to PM me.

-melidomi (the designer)
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing Knits on Sewing Machine? on: November 17, 2005 08:21:50 PM
The other problem is that it's harder to control how the pieces come together. 

If you do matress stitch really well, you can make the seams almost invisible.  The key is to get the tension right and to make sure you're using the right half of the stitch on both sides.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allergies ... suggestions? on: November 17, 2005 08:19:30 PM
I don't know how much you're willing to spend, but there are some bulky cotton yarns available at better yarn stores.  Rowan makes some, including Cotton Tape, which is like a shoelace in structure.  There's a bulky organic cotton yarn made by blue sky alpaca (here)

hemp and linen yarns are usually pretty fine (and they're supposed to be pretty hard to work with).  There are some rayon yarns out there.

Good luck, I'd suggest typing the name of a fiber he's ok with and 'yarn' into google and see what comes up.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to keep your finger oils off your work? on: November 17, 2005 08:08:20 PM
I don't think you need to worry about this.  As long as your hands are clean (ie no food or anything on them) when you start knitting each time, there's nothing to worry about.  In fact, many people use special lotions while knitting (there are some made specifically for knitters). 
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with YO and YF's on: October 18, 2005 04:11:00 AM
yeah, don't you wish the terms were just a *little* more standardized?
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with YO and YF's on: October 17, 2005 05:53:16 AM
check out the FAQ - I addressed this there.  Basically, aome British & Canadian patterns include a knit stitch as part of the YO and call it a  Yf if there is no knit stitch.  American (& some Canadian) patterns do not include the knit stitch in the definition of the YO.  one good way of figuring out what your particular pattern means is to count the stitches.  In the American version YO doesn't 'use up' a stitch from the previous row, in the British version it does.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: washing a wool sweater?? on: October 17, 2005 05:49:33 AM
I would definitely recommend hand washing it (it's actually better than dry cleaning)  use baby shampoo, not woolite.  Or if you want to be really fancy, get some Eucelan (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) from your LYS.  IT's nice because you don't have to rinse it. 

Once it's clean, dry it flat like Obsessed recommended.  Make sure you have it shaped like you want it to be (sleeves right length, etc) as it's drying.  Even if you do throw it in the washer (which i would only do if you have a good washer that you trust, certainly not the laundromat/apt bldg laundry room variety), DEFiNITELY dry it flat.
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