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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What would you knit with this yarn? on: January 21, 2007 05:52:41 PM
I posted a picture on my blog - I need some help deciding what to do with yarn in my stash.  I'm going to be doing this pretty often if you are opinionated - come on over!  I love to here ideas from different places.  I get in a "rut" with my knitting friends - we tend to have some incest going on with patterns.

http://bijouxmaster.blogspot.com/

TIA! 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Where do you meet to knit? on: December 08, 2006 01:54:44 PM
My group is kind of looking into a new place to meet to knit.  There are a bunch of us (20-30 sometimes) & we currently meet at a coffee shop, but some of us have decided it's too dark & the vibe has changed recently....for whatever reason we are looking for a change.  So I was thinking I could get some good ideas for venues from here - not specifically for my city (dallas area) but in general.  Ideas?

We have thrown around:
other coffee shops - but there are space issues in most
hotels (which i think are resistent to a group unless we purchase stuff from their bars?) or why else would they let us?
Malls - we have several with cushy seatin areas - but would that be weird?

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help finding hair scarf / headband pattern... on: August 21, 2006 10:04:47 PM
I am looking for a thread on a hair scarf that I saw a few weeks ago.  I searched every possible combination of words I could think of but I guess I'm not right because I can not find it for the life of me.  It was a skinny scarf that had a lace or weave type pattern to it that you use to tie at the neck, like a headband, only not.  Does that make sense?  It's not the panta or other headband things I've found that are sewn together at the ends, it have material that hangs down - looks like it ties maybe?

Please help - I'm trying to find it for a friend & I could've sworn I bookmarked it, but I guess not.

TIA
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do you keep track of your stash? on: August 01, 2006 03:22:31 PM
I am completely OCD & as my stash grows I am losing track of projects that I planned with the yarn I grab up.  Do you have a spreadsheet or something similar that you use?  I looked at software but I use a mac & very few software programs are Mac friendly......

Just wondering if anyone else keeps up with what they have....
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What do you do with your gauge swatch? on: July 18, 2006 07:36:06 AM
I have been looking at pattern design info & I noticed some worksheets & such say things like "attach gauge swatch here".  I was shocked.  Other sites tell of afghans & such you can make with your swatches.  I myself pull them out.  I mean, really - that is YARN. 

Curiosity got the best of me  - do you keep a gauge swatch or if you frog them like I do? 

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting patterns from Vogue - Stitchcraft on: June 20, 2006 11:25:52 AM
Does anyone know which issue of Vogue has the patterns for the projects featured in the Oxygen channel show "Stitchcraft"?  I am specifically interested in the Vittadini lace shawl (it is brown in the show) - it looks like a wrap with sleeves.  I searched their site & this site but the Vogue site & thought I had it figured out, but now I'm confused.  Does anyone have a back issue they could check for me?  Or is there a way to see the "preview" for achived issue for them?  I was going to order a back issue but I want to make sure I get the right one.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Garter Stitch Wrap from Scarf Style on: June 20, 2006 10:24:04 AM
Has anyone knit this?  If so, what kind of yarn did you use?  I really really love the idea of it & I realize it seems boring to knit, but I am thinking it could work on the pieces a little at a time.  The suggested yarn is $295.  But it calls for 3,000 yards & I am thinking that much yarn is going to be a bundle no matter what.  I found a substitution on Knitpicks but it is 29 - 50 gram balls & I am just considering the ends I'd have to weave. 

http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=30529223&yarnid=5420111
Here is the yarn she used which is admittedly gorgeous.
http://www.habutextiles.com/webfile/fuwafuwa.html

Pardon me if this has already been discussed but you try searching "garter stitch wrap" & see what comes up!   Roll Eyes
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How did you learn pattern modification? on: June 08, 2006 07:25:15 AM
I have been knitting for about a year & I'm beyond frustrated.  I am ready to knit a sweater for myself but it seems that every sweater I find needs some sort of modification.  My biggest frustration is that lately I'm finding patterns that are only for one size bust line - usually a 36.  I have a 42 inch bust line which from what I have figured out, generally translate to a size 20 in most sweater patterns.  I am a size 12.  So I have been told to put bust darts or similar suggestions but I don't know HOW.  I live in the Dallas area & have scoured my many many LYS & no one offers a class on pattern mods.  I have also inquired about PAYING for private lessons but haven't gotten any response.  I get a general "I'll help you comment" but it's usually from someone in a group & there isn't time to sit & concentrate with me specifically, which I need. 

Also, I hate to say this on this board, but I am 34 & dress pretty trendy - I have had several older ladies help me but then it seems to end up...well, old lady-ish.  I realize I can learn a ton from these ladies & I do appreciate the help, but I don't want them taking the trendy out of say...a Vogue Knitting pattern & I have found that to be true of the people I've been dealing with.  No offense, but I think you can understand where I'm coming from.  I don't want a boxy sweater  damn it! 

Any suggestions?  Online resources?  Help?  Huh
 
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection- Beth on: May 26, 2006 01:09:40 PM
I have a pile of Berrocco Vibe that I bought to make a sweater & I have decided that I don't like the pattern I was using.  So I am frogging all the pieces (gasp) and making something else.  In my search for a great pattern I came across the "Beth" in the Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection book.  Anyone want to join me?  Or for any sweater in this book in that I love every one of them! 

I am currently working on a Clapotis & am on those straight rows - I need something different / more challenging to work between the two.   Tongue

Here is my yarn (in Doo Wop)
http://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/vibe_sh.html

And here are the Rowan pictures (Beth is the sweater in the middle of the first row under "more patterns in this collection"


10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet edge on knitting pattern? on: April 24, 2006 09:27:37 PM
I am working on the knitted pinwheel blanket - according to the sources I have found, I need to crochet a border on it to prevent rolling of my knitting stitches around the edges.  Is anyone a knitter & can explain this to me a little better in knitter lingo?  I guess my main question / concern / problem is this:  I know how to do a chain stitch if i'm starting from scratch.  But if I have my 350 stitches on knitting needles, how do I start a crochet edge?  do i pick up the stitch with my work on the needles & then crochet & drop it off?  does this make sense at all?   Huh

Any help or direction to a site that can help would be appreciated.  thanks.
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