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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who has a newborn? Need measurements! on: February 06, 2006 01:06:08 PM
at yarnstandars.com they have size measurements. Here is the link for baby measurements (althought the smallest they list is 3 mos.):

http://www.yarnstandards.com/babysize.html

They also have standard yarn weights and stuff. Very useful.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 2 Socks at once & Magic Loop Method on: February 02, 2006 08:21:26 AM
What length circular should I be using if I want to knit 2 socks at once (I've never knit socks but I can already tell I suffer from SSS - second sock syndrome)?

alex
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Short 70 yds for Clapotis on: January 30, 2006 02:24:05 PM
Okay...I am in the straight rows section and realized that my ADD kicked in bad and I ordered 1 ball less than I needed of SWT - Karoake in the 278 colorway for a full size clap. aaauuuggghhh. I have 2 options:

1. Buy the ONE extra ball of yarn I need and pay shipping - BOOO! Tongue (there are a couple of LYS in Miami but it's hard for me to get out...work full time and have 2yr old, need I say more?).

2. Shorten the clap. I have no idea how to calculate 70 yds of yarn relative to how many less repeats of the straight rows I should do. Make sense?

Ideas?

24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Atrocious Color Choices on: January 26, 2006 05:17:00 PM
During particularly rough times and being on a serious yarn jonez I went to the goodwill and checked out the blanket section for Afghans I could possibly rip out and morph into something new. (I know I am sick and  have a problem but the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem)

Needless to say...slim pickins' but from your perspective PAY DIRT. Some seriously helacious finds to be had.

Also, there seems to be a consensus on hunter green as particularly hideous.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Atrocious Color Choices on: January 26, 2006 04:58:40 PM
My evil sister in law who the sells Party Lite (highly over priced candles) and when she calls and leaves a message says "Hi it's (Insert Name Here), from party-lite". Well she received the blanket as a gift for her child and re-gifted claiming that her kid is allergic & couldn't keep it but since it was handmade she thought it should stay in the family. She is a special kind of evil.

I just received a gift afgan in the scratchiest acryclic I've ever encountered in the must atrocious color combo:

Yellow + Hunter Green + Tan = puke

alx



Sweet jeebus! Why did this person do that to you?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cheap Needles in BULK needed...help... on: January 26, 2006 04:52:31 AM
http://www.taraknits.com/ sells used needles for cheaper than in the store but may still add up to more you than you want to spend.  Undecided

(BTW, I never find any kneedles at thrift stores here. I hate that.)
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Atrocious Color Choices on: January 26, 2006 04:49:49 AM
I just received a gift afgan in the scratchiest acryclic I've ever encountered in the must atrocious color combo:

Yellow + Hunter Green + Tan = puke

alx

28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jumping on the Clapotis band waggon! (New Question) on: January 13, 2006 01:21:50 PM
I was insane picking a yarn for this project. I think the beauty of this pattern is that you can see the individual strands so it works especially well for hand-dyed yarns that have a lot of character. Maybe try: www.handpaintedyarn s.com , check out other online yarn stores that have lots of bargains like www.smileysyarns.co m or something else from www.knitpicks.com.

I think you could easily use a lighter weight yarn (sport) and though your gauge would be off - it's a scarf - who cares! I gotta tell you I am loving how the Karaoke yarn is coming out. http://www.kpixie.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=942
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jumping on the Clapotis bad waggon! on: January 12, 2006 06:37:18 PM
I am making one right now. I am starting the third section (the straight rows). So basically I have the bottom triangle part if you are looking at the pattern diagram. I started it last Saturday so it hasn't even been a week and I only pick it up when I get a chance. I've probably spend 3 hours or so so far.

The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn and the one you linked to is lace weight which is a lot thinner. I did a search in google for clapotis "lace weight" and there has been some people who have done it. Check out yarn harlot, she discusses it a bit in this post:

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2005/02/10/farewell_to_sharkbait.html

BTW, I am making mine in Karaoke which is soy silk. I hear that the stiches don't drop but needed to be finagled (sp?) a bit - so far so good. We'll just have to see.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cabone rings? on: January 12, 2006 04:56:25 PM
I always wondered the same thing. I have seen them being used as part of homemade curtains/window shades. They were sewn in at intervals and string was run through them so you could pull up the curtain and it would fold nicely when pulled up.
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