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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fair Isle yoke cardigan? on: January 16, 2007 01:02:14 PM
If you like to design for yourself a little bit you can use the Elizabeth Zimmerman Percentage System. It's fairly simple, all you have to do is know your gauge, your measurements and plug them in. Plus you can find a fair isle pattern you like and use that (or get out some graph paper and markers and create your own). Just Google "Elizabeth Zimmerman Percentage System" and you should get lots of hits. Look specifically for the one for the yoke construction, she had some for saddle shoulders and other constructions as well.
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Book/Boot deconstruction project on: May 19, 2006 08:24:17 PM
Hey! I go to SAIC, too! I like your project, is there anything on the pages?
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Knitting Nancy YEAH, I'M OLD SCHOOL!!! on: March 10, 2006 04:39:05 PM
I saw a necklace at a shop I really liked that looked like it could be reproduced with  a widely spaced string of pearls or other beads inside of the cord produced by a "knitting nancy" (or "corker"). Simply tie a string of widely spaced beads to the end of your yarn/string. hold the beaded string in the middle and cork around it.
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: New Roomie Gift on: May 28, 2005 09:40:58 AM
no matter how much you THINK you like eachother's music and can communicate so well and can be tolerant or have similar schedules...... BUY 2 PAIRS OF REALLY NICE COMFY (POSSIBLY SOUND BLOCKING) HEADPHONES!!!! I know they are expensive ($40 or up I think) but if you'll be living together for a while and you will both be having other room mates in the future probably, it's an investment worth making. Those little ear-bud type deals or "street styled" headphones are really uncomfortable for around the room and can be a punishment. I had the no-headphones room mate last year and it was a NIGHTMARE. buy 1 for her, one for you... trust me.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: DPN recommendations please on: May 05, 2005 06:47:59 AM
anything longer than 7 inches or so would be pretty irritating for sock making. Definately don't buy metal DPNs, the stitches will slide right off. i know they are expensive, but I've been very pleased with my Crystal Palace DPNs (they're bamboo, I think I paid near $10 for a set of 5...)
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Re: CARD TEXT on: May 03, 2005 02:14:31 PM
i don't know how to post a picture.. i have a source image in photoshop though
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / CARD TEXT on: May 03, 2005 02:03:48 PM
I've got my present for mom down and I drew a picture on the cover  of a card (it's from some fashion illustration from the '50's. It's a woman in a high collared, full skirted dress and white gloves. very prim and kinda kitschy). My problem is that now I don't know what to write on it/in it.... help!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interchangeable Needle Recommendations on: May 01, 2005 12:45:20 PM
I think it is worth explaining the history of the BOYE set and DENISE. The BOYE set was designed by a married couple many years ago. For whatever reason (I don't remember) they decided to take their show on the road and design a "better" set freelance, without BOYE. This set is now known as the DENISE set. I don't use either at the moment so I have no preference. I just thought the history might be enlightening to someone.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Keeping Track of Rows on: April 30, 2005 12:52:36 AM
My cheap-ass row counter really only works on straight needles. But if you take a piece of waste yarn in a different color and fold it in half and tie a knot around your knitting needle it forms a fixed loop. This really is meant for patterns when you're knitting a certain number of rows and then repeating something (like cables). For that kind of thing it works best to tie 1/2 the number of rows between repeats as loops. For example, if you are knitting 12 rows between cable turns tie 6 loops. Every time your "counter" is exposed to the tip of the needle (AKA, every 2 rows) slide another fixed loop onto the needle, push it towards the end and keep on knitting.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bobbi Bear on: April 27, 2005 07:01:48 PM
Has anyone knit the "Bobbi Bear" pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas? I was wondering how much it cost, how long it took, how much yarn it used, and how much you generally enjoyed making it.
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