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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:Knitting horror stories on: May 05, 2004 09:28:35 AM
Sgolard--why on earth do you feel like you have to finish his sweater??  Tell you what--put it on cheap stitch holders (i.e. waste yarn), give it to him and tell him his next girlfriend can by-God finish it for him.

He'll be cursed for life and never know why. . .
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Denise Interchangeables on: April 16, 2004 09:28:41 AM
Just putting my 2 cents in. . .

I LOVE my Denise needles.  I just finished making the hooded sweater from StitchnBitch using them, and the interchangeable needles made this so much easier.  I could:

 - switch needle sizes without taking the stitches off the cord
 - use the cord as a stitch holder using the included "ends"
 - switch from a longer cord to a shorter cord (or vice versa) by using the cord connectors and pulling the cord through until the stitches were on the cord I wanted

Etc, etc.  My only constructive feedback is that the cord connectors which are supposed to allow you to connect two cords for a longer circular needle really aren't useful for that purpose.  The connectors aren't flexible, so you end up having a 1.5-inch long stiff area in the middle of your cord, which is hard to work with.  But I think it would be really rare that you need to use two cords together, so it's not that big of a problem.

Essentially, I think this is the greatest value for your money--you get most of the needle sizes you'll ever need, plus a lot more--for the price of 3 sets of circs.  Who else can promise that?   Grin
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:working on "under the hoodie"! on: March 18, 2004 06:49:58 AM
I think I've finally figured out how to post pics--I'm far from done (finished the back, am now in the middle of the pocket on the front), but I'm really enjoying this project!

Someday I'll figure out how to get more accurate color representation--the picture of the pocket is pretty washed-out, but the colors in the picture of the back are too intense.  (this would be why I'm not a photographer)





Can't wait to post a finished product!  
4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:Knitting bag on: March 08, 2004 10:45:36 AM
Did you intend to include a picture?  I'm hopeless around a sewing machine, but maybe you could inspire me. . .

5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:working on "under the hoodie"! on: March 08, 2004 08:47:35 AM
Ipurlgirl--your pics look great!  I just started on my hoodie on Thursday night and am in the middle of the big stripe on the back panel.  I decided to use Rowan's All Season Cotton because it's machine washable.  The sweater won't be as soft as in the Kid Classic, but the easy care means I'll probably be able to wear it more often (it won't sit for months waiting for me to handwash it!).

I'm using lime as my main color, with a pale periwinkle blue for the big stripe and a fuchsia shade for the thin stripes.  Will post pics as I get further along. . .  This is so much fun!

Tara
6  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Re:SnB's/Craft Groups in Richmond, VA? on: March 04, 2004 05:10:03 AM
To all you Richmonders--our first night was so much fun, we're making our StitchnBitch meeting a regular thing.  

Come out and join us any Tuesday night, 7-9PM (earlier if you want to eat first), at Baker's Crust in Short Pump Town Center (far West End).  Look for the chicks with sticks. . . and yarn on the table.   Smiley

You may also want to sign up for our Yahoo! group as well so you'll get any updates on meeting times/locations if they change.  Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stitchnbitch-richmond-va to check us out.

Thanks--hope to see you soon!
Tara Burch
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:SNB Zeeby's bag--US 8 needles? on: February 29, 2004 09:38:27 AM
I haven't looked at the Zeeby's bag pattern yet, but you can always use size 8 circular needles.  This will give you PLENTY of room for all those stitches.  (the very nice & knowledgeable proprietor of my favorite LYS tells me she has knit even an afghan with the LONG side on 24" long circular needles!)

I'm becoming something of a circular needle convert--I started out using mainly straight needles, but once I realized that anything I could knit on straights could also be done on circulars (and then some!), I decided to invest more in the circulars.  The only bad thing is that the plastic cord between the needles can get so coiled up that it "snaps" at you if you're not careful, or if it's longer than you really need for the project you're on--but I've read that you can soak the cord in hot water for a few minutes to relax it some so it doesn't coil so readily.

Good luck--make sure to post a pic when you're done!   Smiley
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects on: February 24, 2004 10:05:57 AM
A successful Princess Snowball Cat Bed... I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to match the cat, or the house!  Let's just say it clashes terribly with the cat Wink



LA Web Chick--your cat bed looks like it's in the same colors as mine, but reversed.  I'm making it with chocolate-brown Fun Fur for the bottom, and the cream-colored fun fur with butterscotch yarn for the sides.  Fortunately, my brown tabby goes well with neutral tones, so I was able to complement both her and my furnishings with these colors.   Smiley
9  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Re:SnB's/Craft Groups in Richmond, VA? on: February 23, 2004 02:38:03 PM
I'm a friend of Maripaz. . . We FINALLY got around to setting up an initial SnB meeting in Richmond!!  Here's the scoop:

When:  Tuesday, March 2nd, 6:30ish
Where:  Baker's Crust at Short Pump Town Center in the West End--phone 377-9060

Yes, I got the manager's blessing on having the meeting there--this way, those who want to grab dinner there can; anyone else can show up a little later (there's always coffee & dessert, too!).  They're willing to reserve a space for us if we decide to continue with a regular weekly meeting there.

If you plan to attend, PLEASE let me know so I can warn the restaurant in case we're a much bigger group than anticipated.  You can e-mail me at luv2cats72@yahoo.com.  I will also post this info on getcrafty.

Thanks!!  Hope to see you there!
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects - hot head hat on: January 16, 2004 10:09:33 AM
hello all,
 this is my first post ever, but i've been reading this site for days. i've recently become obsessed with knitting, and stitch and bitch is my new best friend.
 i've now made two versions of the hot head hat (my first attempts at reading a pattern), and i wanted to let everyone know that when i made the smallest size, it was WAY too small. i used lion brand homespun on 10 1/2 needles, and followed all the instructions, but it came out pint-sized. on my second attempt with the same yarn i moved up to the medium measurements and it came out wonderfully. just wanted to give everyone a heads up on my experience - excuse the pun.
    next i'm thinking about making the to dye for sweater - i'd love to hear from anyone else who has attempted it.
 

maxwell17--thanks for the heads-up on the hot-head hat size.  I am also new to knitting and an SNB devotee, and I've also been planning to make one of the hats (perhaps a variation on one) from the book with lion brand homespun to match the ribbed scarf I made and the mittens I'm also planning to make from it. . .  I tend to knit pretty tightly, so I was going to make a swatch to check my gauge before I tried anything that actually needed to fit me.  :-)  Knitting in the round scares me a little, but I'm sure I'll get over it--Debbie makes everything sound so easy!

Thanks again for the hint--happy knitting!
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