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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inexpensive wool needed on: February 12, 2008 07:27:52 PM
Peace Fleece worsted is a heavy worsted.  If you order it wholesale (and anyone can as long as you meet the minimum order - you don't have to be a business) it's $4.50 per skein and the shipping tends to work out to be about 25c per skein.  You have to order $100 worth of product at a time to get the wholesale pricing (it can be more than $100 Smiley ) and they charge actual UPS shipping.

The website is peacefleece.com - the worsted is a wool/mohair blend and it washes up really nicely.  They'll also let you sell items made from their patterns as far as I know, which might also be useful to your group.  They have a natural color that isn't bleached as well as many solids/heathers.


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: TSA proofing my crafting on: February 03, 2008 05:38:02 PM
ALso remember to check with Spain and their version of the TSA - you might be able to knit on the trip TO spain, but not on the trip home.

Also, have you tried showing the TSA page to your teacher?  It's easy enough to find over at TSA.gov
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting for children? on: December 22, 2007 07:57:46 PM
Would you be interested in taking a class?  The LYS here offer either a child/parent class or one geared for children.  My local Joann's does a children's class too.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need yarn sub for knit picks merino style on: September 07, 2007 08:49:03 AM
http://knitpicks.com/DK+weight+knitting+yarn_YL30010105.html

This is a larger lists of DK weight yarns: http://yarndex.com/search.cfm?action=search_adv&ss=DK&wt_1=&wt_2=&wt_3=on&wt_4=&wt_5=&wt_6=&yarn_weight_id=47&CFID=9896208&CFTOKEN=30132459 - you'd have to read the info to find out what's washable.

Also, the merino style has 123 yards - just an FYI for when you're comparing it to other things.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ball Winder Question on: August 08, 2007 01:01:46 PM
I can do a 4 ounce/200 yard skein of Peace Fleece worsted (4 sts/inch on a US 8 needle) on my blue ball winder.  Same for a skein of Lamb's Pride Worsted.  That pretty much maxes out my winder.

I can do skeins of LL shepherd sock with oodles of room.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitpicks WotA vs Cascade 220: Which to use for the CPH? on: June 27, 2007 04:26:44 PM
Remember also to consider the skein size difference between the Cascade 220 and the WOTA when figuring price.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting needles on airplanes? on: June 17, 2007 01:57:32 PM
http://www.tsa.dhs.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What size needle should I use for three strands of 4ply held together? on: May 10, 2007 03:53:17 PM
I think on KNitty Gritty they recommended adding the recommended needle sizes (in mm) together and then using that size needle.

Like cottonease recommends a 5mm needle, so doubled, use a 10mm needle (us 15).  Tripled would be around a 19.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarnholic Seeking to Start a Support Group on: May 07, 2007 11:00:22 PM
okay...internet sales are screwing me over!  Tongue  argh!
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Say it with me "there will always be other sales!"  "there will always be pretty yarn!"

Willpower, grasshopper, willpower.

~amey (who has used the "special gift allowance" as well as a couple of trades where I ended up with a net stash loss  Undecided )
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: big big big sale at www.knithappens.net on: May 03, 2007 03:37:51 PM
Well, true, but I know there's one site I order from that I have to specifically select "I live out of state, no sales tax" or something.  So I could see if Knit Happens had something similar and a buyer just missed the check box AND KH has crazy busy and missed the error, something similar could occur.

~amey

(who finds it annoying that some states require you to pay sales tax on stuff you bought elsewhere - if you buy furniture in NC and you live in VA, you're expected to pay VA the sales [and use] tax on that furniture.  CT had a similar policy)
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