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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What yarn can I Use? on: February 22, 2006 05:15:40 PM
I made knitting for boozehag's Lelah in microspun. I got kinda pilley and weathered lookin in the boob area after a wash and a wear but the lace looks divine and it's really soft (didn't notice the snagging too much). I agree Caron Simply Soft would totally do the trick.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: *Knitta Graffiti. Love it* on: February 22, 2006 05:03:46 PM
OMG - that so rocks. In highschool all my bfs were graffiti artists. I was a bomber-groupie (but cooler and not slutty - ok a little bit slutty but not whorey Wink).

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Are You a Knit-Nut? on: February 22, 2006 04:52:58 PM
If you liked that vintage pattern you MUST check out this blog. It is dedicated to spoofing vintage patterns. It is relentless.

http://www.threadbared.com/

Go there now it is hilarious.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What yarn can I Use? on: February 22, 2006 04:49:30 PM
Well denim silk is a worsted weight yarn. Go down to you craft store and check it out the merchandise. I thought of Lion Brand Microspun (pretty readily available) but it is not the same weight (I think it's DK) but maybe that doesn't matter since you are knitting a shawl.

Good luck.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sub for Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton on: February 21, 2006 04:30:56 PM
Yeah I heard the same thing about cotton-ease. I did see Lion Cotton on the Joann's website though  Huh. I ended up buying Misti Alpaca's Pima Cotton & Silk http://www.mistialpaca.com/catalog.php?collection=9&page=0. It was on supersale at yarnzilla http://www.yarnzilla.com/.

I'll let ya know how it knits up. Looks yummylicious.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Spend on yarn vs. clothes on: February 20, 2006 07:03:54 PM
I will drop $100 on yarn for a project with out batting an eyelash...yet on any given day I am Old Navy/Thrift Store/Marshalls/Ross down. I am known (to myself) as the $5 tee queen. Even though I don't spend a ton of cash on clothes I still dress cute and 99% of my clothes are machine washable (thank u Old Navy for those not found in nature fabrics that even armageddon could not destroy or wrinkle for that matter). I just, for the most part, would never spend the same amount on one off the rack garment...ya know?

Anybody else out there like this or do I have a serious problem that only a step program could help me work through?

P.S. My husband says I sound like a crack addict when I want to spend extra cash on yarn "Honey, if I just buy this ----- I won't need anymore yarn for a LOOOONG time."
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sub for Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton on: February 19, 2006 07:48:15 AM
yeah, I've been there. I wish I could narrow the search by weight and fiber - not just by either/or. (demanding shopper in the house).
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sub for Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton on: February 19, 2006 05:39:14 AM
My brain is on the brink of exploding. I have been scouring the web for too long trying to find an acceptable cotton or cotton blend sub for the Blue Sky Alpacas dyed cotton. I want to knit Simply Red (ok simply red is band I mean Something Red check it out here http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/) from Knit and Tonic and don't want to spend so much ($9 for 150 yd skein).

Please help before the men in white coats come to carry me away.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn so pretty I nearly wept.... on: February 07, 2006 04:00:05 PM
Thanks for the little nudge I needed to go for a bulky cardi. Love your FOs. I am also going through a "teal" thing.

I have been pining away for some of this stuff but saw a post that this stuff felts and pills at this blog http://www.knitfix.blogspot.com/. Any one had any experience with this? I've been wanting to make either Glampyre's bulky cabled sweater (did you see the pic of it at knitfix?) or Blue Alvarez' Hot Lava http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/.

It seems yummy and I must have but I'm concerned that it might start pilling.
Also I am a size 16 and wonder how huge a bulky cardi is gonna make me look?

I have a few tips for this. This yarn is gorgeous after washing, but only if you do it right. Any wool will look the way you described if the person washes it wrong. I washed mine according to thisarticle, and it turned out great! Not felty or pilly at all.

And I am a size 16 or 18 depending on the clothes... and I look great in bulky sweaters! Just make them a little formfitting, if you go loose and bulky, it will look lik a sweatshirt  Tongue Here is a pic of me in another type of bulky yarn sweater:



Emms
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn so pretty I nearly wept.... on: February 06, 2006 01:24:49 PM
I have been pining away for some of this stuff but saw a post that this stuff felts and pills at this blog http://www.knitfix.blogspot.com/. Any one had any experience with this? I've been wanting to make either Glampyre's bulky cabled sweater (did you see the pic of it at knitfix?) or Blue Alvarez' Hot Lava http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/.

It seems yummy and I must have but I'm concerned that it might start pilling.
Also I am a size 16 and wonder how huge a bulky cardi is gonna make me look?
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