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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn shop in/near Basingstoke? on: October 06, 2006 06:57:19 AM
My boyfriend's parents recently moved from the States to Basingstoke in England.  I'd like to ask them to send me some yarn or pattern books from near where they live.  (I daydream about wholesale price Rowan Yarn).  Does anyone know of any yarn shops near Basingstoke that I could ask them to check out for me?

thank you so much!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Florentine Hobo Gloves on: July 21, 2006 11:00:50 AM
My brother just got back from Italy.  He brought gifts for everyone, naturally, but what he got me was so awesome, my knitting friends are entirely jealous.  He brought me yarn.  Beautiful, variegated wool from Florence.  And he didn't just get me one skein.  He very thoughtfully brought me 4 skeins: 2 yellowish and 2 purplish.  They go so well together too.  Such taste he has!

When my brother got back from his trip, I was in a project rut.  I had tons of drive to knit, but no inspiration. I had gone through my stash, searching for some spark of an idea; I had gotten out a mountain of pattern books from the library, but it was all to no avail.   

Then my brother brought this beautiful yarn, and it all came back to me in a flash. 
I made fingerless gloves from the pattern in Weekend Knitting to replace the ones an ex-boyfriend had borrowed and lost years ago.  Those had been basic black, these would be funky and colorful, and very special.

My Florentine hobo gloves , I love them! 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Aeryn on: July 05, 2006 07:15:57 AM
I knit this doll for my baby cousin in the Netherlands.
Apparently she loves it to death.  My aunt sent a video of my cousin feeding the doll at her high chair by pulling out bits of food from her own mouth and pressing it to the mouth of the doll.  ha.

It was originally supposed to be Bubby from knitty's fall issue, but since I used the pink yarn, it looked more like a naked person than a bear, so I improvised.  Smiley

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4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / delicious fruits of my labor on: January 24, 2006 01:01:15 PM
I've been knitting for a year, but it's always been simple scarves and hats up until this last December (which has admittedly been entirely Bor-ing).  Over my winter break I developed a true passion for knitting, and went nuts with 15 projects.  here are some of the highlights.

I started with mittens: 


then a felted purse for my aunt (the actual color is amazing):


then a hat for my friend (which is baby alpaca.  ahh.): 


I got jealous of her hat so I made another one for myself, using the leftover yarn and some pink soft acrylic my friend generously gave me: 


I practiced for the socks I'm making my dad on baby-sized ones:

and I learned how to make a simple cable on an adorable hat for my cousin: 



I also made a bunch of scarves and hats as presents, but those are all being worn right now.  hopefully.
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