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1  California / California: Central / Santa Cruz - Handbag Sale on: April 29, 2008 12:56:27 PM
We're opening the Jordana Paige warehouse for three days. You'll be able to purchase less-than-perfect Jordana Paige bags at 25-75% off retail.

Sunday, May 4 from 11am to 4pm
Monday, May 5 from 11am to 6pm
Tuesday, May 6 from 11am to 6pm

820 Swift Street, Building E, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Directions: From San Jose, take Hwy 17 South. Continue on Hwy 1 N. Bear right on Mission Street. Stay on Mission Street for 1.6 miles. Turn left on Swift Street. The Jordana Paige warehouse will be immediately on your left. It's green, with a blue door. If you reach the railroad tracks, you've gone too far.

The Fine Print: All sales are final. Limit 4 items per customer. Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express will be accepted. No checks. Customer must be present to purchase. Discounted product cannot be purchased online or by phone.

http://www.jordanapaige.com
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Starsky Knit-A-Long? on: April 07, 2006 01:18:09 PM
The length of the collar you see in the photo is 6 inches at the center back. At the center front it is 3.5 inches (size small). No matter type of altering you do, you'll want to keep the center front at 3.5 inches so that everything lines up correctly. But, if you want a larger collar, or simply need to fix it because you have a different gauge here's what you would do:

Note: I'll be using the size Small for this explanation.

Figure out what you want the length at the center back to be. We'll say 8 inches. This is 2 inches more than the pattern. Assuming you do have the same gauge as the pattern of 4.5 ROWS=1 inch (if not, insert yours here), then you're going to need an additional 10 rows (2x4.5=9; but we need an even number, so 10).

Work through this part on the collar:
Next Row [WS]: P3, [k3, p3] to end.
This row sets 3x3 Rib for the collar. Work in 3x3 Rib as set throughout the rest of the Collar.

Now where it says: Begin short rows:
Instead of turning after 8 sts past marker you would be turning after 4 sts past the marker. Then 4, 8, 8, 12, 12, 16, 16, etc...40.

In this instance you're basically doubling the short row portion of the collar. So, you would be W&T twice as much. For numbers that don't work out as nicely, you just need to calculate the number of stitches you have and how often you need to turn, adding rows to acheive the desired length.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Starsky Knit-A-Long? on: March 04, 2006 11:07:44 AM
Wow Scarlett, it looks great in black!

For anyone interested, a yahoo group has been started here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Starskyknitalong
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alpaca yarn question on: August 29, 2005 10:21:51 AM
It's going to depend on how the yarn is spun, but you could look at yarn companies that sell alpaca yarn to get a rough idea. For example, http://www.westvalleyalpacas.com/YarnAndFiber.html.
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Is it obvious? Opinions / suggestions needed on: August 29, 2005 10:13:23 AM
You could also try completely removing the product images on that page. No, it won't look as nice, but having just a text link for each product category will make it clear to people that there are several products available. You could give it a try for about month and see if there is any change on your stats.
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Income Tax Question on: August 28, 2005 08:23:39 PM
You may want to contact your local SBA (http://www.sba.gov/) or SCORE (http://www.score.org/). They will be helpful in clarifying everything so you're sure your operating as required by law. SCORE allows you to send an email question to a counselor. I've found them to be very helpful.
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Income Tax Question on: August 25, 2005 10:20:32 AM
I would verify this, but I think it is $3,000.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mag Knits Sophie bag on: August 24, 2005 06:00:12 PM
Yes, I've made this bag. It's fun, quick pattern! I just k2tog for decreasing, but I don't think it really matters since it gets felted.
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Royalty free vintage photos? on: June 21, 2005 12:55:53 PM
Try istockphoto.com.  Their photos cost about a buck. Be sure to check the licensing terms because depending on how you're using the photos, there may be some restrictions.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Wanna have a Spring Fling? on: June 02, 2005 08:25:18 PM
Hi! It's so fun to see people working on this! I'm sorry there has been such trouble with the binding off and shaping while maintaining the lace pattern. Here's a tip:

When binding off, just k the first few stitches until you can restart the pattern. For example:

If the next row should be K1, yo, sl1, k1, psso and you need to bind one off at the beg then

K2, pass the first st over the second (for your bind off). Don't do the yo, sl1, k1, psso. Knit the stitches until you are back to the beg of the repeat where you [k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso].

By not doing both the yo and psso, only 1 st will be decreased from your bind off.

I hope this helps clarify it.  Dealing with lace and increasing/decreasing can be difficult sometimes. What helps me is to "read" the knitting, not the pattern. Try to get an understanding of what the stitches look like and what you need to do.  I look forward to seeing the finished sweaters!

Jordana
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