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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blue Sky Organic Dyed Cotton-machine washable? on: April 11, 2007 11:25:10 AM
Hi, I am going to knit the kid's swingcoat from Knit and Tonic. On the Blue Sky website, it says the yarn is supposed to be handwashed or dry-cleaned. I'm sure that my yarn label at home says blue sky cotton can be machine washed. Does anyone have experience on this? I'd rather not knit a kid's garment that can't be machine washed. Thanks very much!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sew What! Skirts: 15 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics on: September 28, 2006 09:49:09 AM
Has anyone picked up this book by Francesca DenHartog? I'm very interested in it, but have not had the chance to check it out. Likes/dislikes?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Designing your own patterns on: January 26, 2006 09:28:19 AM
Okay knitters,

I've decided to jump my way into the world of designing. I'm inspired, if you will, to create my own hat. I have a very specific vision for this hat. Unfortunately, not sure if I have the skills to back it up (just yet). Luckily, I know many of you design your own creations and I'm interested in your know-how.

So this hat will have earflaps and a cable design. Doesn't sound too difficult. But-I want the cables to go from side to side. Does that make sense? Instead of running up the hat, to the top I want them to go all the way across. That means I have to begin the hat from the back of the head to the front of the head. (I wish I had a pic, but I can't find one). So I have to knit the hat flat.  How would I go about increasing and creating a cable pattern and have it fit my head? (not looking for an easy answer, just suggestions)

Anyone recommend some knit design books or wanna share stories about how they design?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Teaching People How to Knit on: October 28, 2005 09:33:16 AM
Just to clarify, this is not a post asking for advice on teaching others to knit.

My coworker has been knitting for about a year. In fact, I taught her how to knit and purl. The trouble is she has not advanced beyond that and CONSTANTLY expects me to help her. I don't care if she never learns some more advanced techniques, but it does bother me that she regards me as her <i>Knitting Guide</i>. She has never even looked up knitting pattern abbreviations. I've very helpfully sent her links for knitting help. But the girl refuses to learn anything by herself.
Obviously, this irks me. She also uses work time to do her knitting (which is not really appropriate in our office). And whenever I finish a new project, she talks about how she is going to knit the same thing for herself. Its so weird!

I just wonder if anyone else has experiences like these.

Also, I'm all for teaching others how to knit but where does one draw the line? I'm not interested in helping her anymore and don't know what else I can do to make that clear.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Brother's Birthday Gift-Socks? on: May 02, 2005 08:24:14 AM
Hey y'll,

My brother's birthday is at the end of the month. I want to make him something knitted, probably socks. I've found a couple of free patterns online but does anyone have a favorite pattern they could share?  I have some cotton yarn I'd like to use, but am really open to anything.

Or if someone has a suggestion for a good knitted gift for a 30 year old guy who lives in Texas, that would be lovely.

Thanks in advance.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Lolita Legs on: March 18, 2005 07:54:12 AM
From the Sex and the Knitty issue:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATTlolita.html

These are very hot. And I know I need a sexy project to celebrate Spring, after a Winter full of scarves, sweaters, and other heavy projects.

I bought the suggested yarn (Elann Esprit) which is on sale at Elann.com right now.

Has anyone started or want to join me on this?

(I didn't notice another thread with this project, but if there is one, please direct me to it, thanks!)
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