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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Your thoughts on this yarn color... on: January 24, 2008 07:06:34 PM
Well I'm working on the Back 2 School Vest from Fitted Knits and I chose Paton's Merino Wool in a color mix. The color is called Forest and looked good in the skein, but now I'm starting to have my doubts... it's not really knitting up into a pattern or striping; it's just kinda funky. I'm also worried the color will take away from the next set of stitching (I think it's going to be waffle).

What do you think? Is it hideous?! I'm at the point where I wouldn't die if I had to frog it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22711682@N02/2216817761
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting resources for Lefties?? on: January 11, 2008 03:48:32 PM
So I get how to knit, I taught myself how to do it though and only be swapping out every "left" with a "right" and vice versa. (This gets VERY confusing by the way, haha). Anyway, everytime I need to learn a new technique, I get very nervous and hope I can pick it up (so far, so good, haha  Grin).

But... I've always wondered if there is any source that EXISTS to translate knitting stuff for lefties.

I've heard knitting continental style IS knitting left-handed, is this true? I currently create new stitches from right to left (meaning all new stitches end up on the left needle when I'm done with 'em).

LASTLY on this topic, I was concerned about chart reading... I just noticed that it says to read the chart from right to left... do I need to REVERSE this to account for being a lefty??? AHHH! Yikes.

Thanks!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / NEW pattern from Zephyr Style! on: January 10, 2008 09:04:53 PM
Ooh! I visited Zephyr today and noticed they have a new pattern out, called 28thirty. It's a half cardigan, very cute! Has anyone bought the pattern yet? I'm thinking about it... ! I knit Green Gable and the instructions from these gals are great, very easy to get.

http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item/2367447/5358923.htm
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / finishing when in the round on: January 10, 2008 01:07:41 PM
Hello-
seems like every time I bind off with something in the round (particularly when it's in rib pattern) the last stitch I bind off is "higher" than the first stitch I bound off. I understand that that is the nature of doing anything in the round (cuz you are going around in a spiral), but does anyone have good tips on how to finish it and make the seam look better?

So far, I've just left a long tail and attempted to bridge the gap when weaving in the ends. works ok, but to my eye, I still notice it!

Thanks! Cheesy
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Green Gable! Woot woot! on: December 30, 2007 03:45:27 PM
I finished it! Hurray! It's my second 'garment' knit piece, I am glad it turned out and that it fits so well.
I knit it with 100% Mercerized cotton (Saucy by Reynolds). I think I will try it again with some wool!


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Half-A-Cardi and a few other projects: completed! on: December 06, 2007 08:07:51 PM
yay!

I finished my half-a-cardi project in record time... this was my first knit garment and first time trying out seamless knitting. I think it turned out pretty good, two things I would improve would be to make the cardigan a little longer and to figure out some kind of decreasing or ribbing to snug up the bottom to my back (kinda sticks out).




My other pic is a baby cardigan and hat set I made for my friend's baby shower. I knit this in pieces and then sewed it all together... the hat was made on a knifty knitter loom.


On to the next project!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question: how much yarn to buy? on: December 06, 2007 04:31:45 PM
Hey,
just thought I would throw this one out there... whenever I'm shopping and see yarn I like (without a specific project in mind), I always wonder/worry if I'm going to have enough for any future project (dye lot is the main concern I guess).

So my question is, when you go shopping and and randomly pick up yarn, how much do you buy? I guess it would be based more off of yardage since all skeins vary.

thanks!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need yarn replacement ideas... on: November 29, 2007 11:10:10 AM
Hello!
I would like to make the Anthropologie cardigan as my next project (like the bulky yarn and the bigger needles, whoo hoo!). The yarn that the designer called for is no longer available, I wanna sub it (Rowan Polar was discontinued). Anyone have some suggestions? The yarn was bulky wt (12sts/1in.) and a wool/alpaca/acrylic mix.

Thanks!
9  UNITED STATES / Idaho / Scrapbookers near Boise, Idaho?? on: November 28, 2007 02:56:57 PM
Is anyone out there a scrapbooker near Meridian/Boise, Idaho? If so, Craft Warehouse stores are calling for entries for their 2008 Design Team (see flyer below). The prize for serving a 6-month term is free product, monthly assignment challenges, a Craft Warehouse store discount (!!) and publicity of your work.

http://www.craftwarehouse.com/dt/2008%20design%20team%20flyer.pdf

You can visit http://www.craftwarehouse.com/dt/designteam.html to see past members work. Fun fun!

Tara
10  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Scrapbookers in Oregon & Washington? on: November 28, 2007 02:54:50 PM
Is anyone out there a scrapbooker in Oregon or Washington? If so, Craft Warehouse stores are calling for entries for their 2008 Design Team (see flyer below). The prize for serving a 6-month term is free product, monthly assignment challenges, a Craft Warehouse store discount (!!) and publicity of your work.

http://www.craftwarehouse.com/dt/2008%20design%20team%20flyer.pdf

You can visit http://www.craftwarehouse.com/dt/designteam.html to see past members work. Fun fun!

Tara
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