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21  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Traveling to Africa on: May 23, 2007 07:10:28 PM
I went to west africa vegan and to be frank, it was sometimes challenging.  I would bring my own food, nuts, and protein bars, and probably just be prepared to be a bit hungry, or fill up on fruit (which only fills me up for like, 30 minutes).

the worst part is not really being able to ask if it's made with meat broth/lard at some places.  but you'll be fine.  it might not be as easy as eating in san francisco, but I don't think you'll starve.  I haven't yet, in all the places I traveled vegan - ghana, cameroon, ivory coast, brazil, europe, and the 'stans - but to be honest sometimes "lunch" was potato chips.  and I don't even like potato chips.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help Choosing Yarn on: May 13, 2007 09:27:16 PM
it's cotton/modal, but the color range for knitpicks shine sport looks good.  I knit up a swatch with shine worsted today and really liked it.   somehow the colors for sport are better than worsted though? 
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Introducing...THE PAJAMA SKIRT!! on: May 04, 2007 10:39:05 AM
update - I made one last year.  (and I had totally forgotten about this thread so thanks for bumping it!)  I made the elastic waistband really loose so it's super comfortable! 

24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alternative to garter stitch on the log cabin blanket? on: April 28, 2007 11:42:27 AM
thanks you guys!  really helpful.  I just ordered a stitch dictionary from Amazon and knowing to look for balanced knit and purl is really helpful.   I do know basket stitch, but once I did a scarf in it and it rolls at the sides.  but maybe I did it wrong.  Or maybe I will just do it in stockinette and do a crochet edging... I know how to crochet so that's easy.  maybe I'll swatch it out to check, although of course that interferes with my plan of doing things the lazy way. 

thank you!  (and keep any other ideas coming!)
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Alternative to garter stitch on the log cabin blanket? on: April 27, 2007 11:55:37 PM
hi!  I want to try the log cabin or moderne blanket from Mason Dixon Knits, but I'm not crazy about the garter stitch look... is it not possible to do it in stockinette because of curling?  any other suggestions?  the only thing I could think of is seed stitch (?) which I would like to avoid as k1,p1 will take forever. 

thanks in advance for any suggestions!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Supereasy baby patterns? on: April 27, 2007 11:35:58 PM
the Mason-Dixon knits book has a lot of cute baby items, including cute bibs and blankets.  There are a lot of cute washcloth patterns out there for babies too, I like the idea of taking one of the washcloth patterns and making it into a bib.  here are some pics of what I am talking about:
http://masondixonkal.blogspot.com/2007/04/baby-bibs-of.html
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What am I doing wrong? on: April 23, 2007 09:24:07 PM
I don't think those are her socks...
I agree with Lody.  Maybe you are doing all rows knit stitch and skipping a purl row?  have you tried knittinghelp.com?    look for "how to do stockinette"

Also, you could post a pic of your knitting and get better answers!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Circular size for baby hats? on: April 20, 2007 11:42:25 AM
I was actually wondering this too, because I always drop stitches on DPNs.  I know WEBS has 12" circs, but I haven't tried them.  seems it would be hard to use such small circs!    I will probably just start on 16" and switch to DPNs.
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: All Year Christmas Craft-a-Long 2007 on: April 17, 2007 11:31:29 PM
I'm not exactly following the format, but wanted to say I got one present done!  yay!  the good ole cabled scarf for my partner.  it was supposed to be last year's gift, but yeah, you know. 



and I'm hard at work on a hat for my mom's partner now.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Decorate my house room by room craft-a-long on: April 17, 2007 11:29:41 PM
We're almost done with our living room... artwork is the big bottleneck.  Hard to find something we both love and we can afford.  After a trip to SF MOMA last weekend I'm starting to think we should just paint our own artwork... we could surely do just as well as Brice Marden

I'll post a in-process pic soon!
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