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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Devil Baby Blanket on: June 15, 2009 11:21:05 AM
Oh! Great gift idea. I'm keeping this in my baby pattern arsenal! Thanks so much for the pattern Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Kimono Sweater made by my mom! on: March 19, 2008 11:51:46 AM
Knitpicks pulled the pattern because there were a LOT of errors in it. I have a copy but without pattern corrections I don't trust myself to make it.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: vegan knitters? on: January 25, 2008 08:54:07 PM
#1 rule when subbing yarns, especially vegan yarns. PAY ATTENTION to what the fiber is, not just gauge. Different fibers drape WAY differently. If you sub cotton or bamboo for wool in a pattern, you will get a more drapey garment, that doesn't always work out.

I'm not really a vegan, but I'm highly allergic to wool and lanolin so I sub all the time. I've found a lot of acrylic blends to be good for sweaters. There are some nice acrylics, really. Calmer is so nice (it has elasticity to it, but is expensive), but even Simply Soft is a great craft store find. I'm currently making a sweater out of Berrocco Comfort and it is really nice, and acrylic/nylon, and I have some Rowan Cotton Rope lined up for a cardigan.

PS, I just knit a scarf out of Maizy, a corn yarn, and it is really really nice yarn! If you have any questions, just hollah!
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: knitty's binary? edit to add pic on: December 06, 2007 06:24:27 PM
I did it on 16" circs and had no issues. Did I ever post my photo?


5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cherie Amour-along (knitty fall 07) on: October 20, 2007 09:57:30 AM
I finished too. I was lazy and didn't want to do the sleeves for the longest time.

6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Gretel beret, anyone? on: October 05, 2007 11:32:29 AM
Yep, it is the simply soft shadows. It takes more than 1 skein for the "normal" size, just an fyi if you use this yarn.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Gretel beret, anyone? on: October 05, 2007 05:03:06 AM
I finished one too!



8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cherie Amour-along (knitty fall 07) on: October 05, 2007 04:59:53 AM
I'm stuck on the darn ribbing. My gauge is so tight for that it hurts my hands. Looks pretty though. Ugh.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cherie Amour-along (knitty fall 07) on: September 16, 2007 11:24:35 AM
I'm planning on making this next week, or in October. I'm allergic to wool, so I opted for acrylic since I've learned my lesson by trying to sub 100% cotton or 100% alpaca for large items that can drape too much. I'm using Bernat Black Lites Yarn, and it is annoying that it is going to cost me a lot more than if I could just use the damn wool! I had to order it online because I couldn't find it at any of the local craft stores for some reason.

Figures.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled Turtleneck on: September 15, 2007 12:31:50 PM
I love it. I've been eyeing that pattern, glad to see it turns out well.
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