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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Orange Tweedy Goodness on: August 31, 2007 12:32:15 PM
A Top-down Raglan in Cardigan form knit out of Rowan Harris DK in 011 Sunset.  I Knit the body back and forth the entire time, slowly increasing (about every inch or so) at the neckline until the circumference was 3" minus my desired finished width.  There is waist shaping (double decreases and increases ) at the sides, too.  The body was knit on sz4s, and the ribbing on 2s.  The shawl collar was created by picking up sts and knitting back and forth, with some heavy duty short row shaping aorund the neckline.  Pretty simple technically, but I believe I will get a lot of use out of it this fall and winter. 







There is more info and (bigger -- this is my first post with photobucket!) photos on my blog: http://zeitgeistyarns.blogspot.com/2007/08/orange-tweedy-goodness.html

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fall 2007 Interweave Knits.... on: August 11, 2007 05:11:43 PM
regarding the subscription issue, I work at a lys, and as far as I know (as of yesterday and UPS doesnt come on sat) we don't have our issue yet.  Nowhere on the regular IK mag does it say "display from" on the mag, only sometimes "display to", and even then only when it is a specialty issue.  We have never been told to hold off displaying the issue, and the expectation (of all mags) is that when it comes, we can put it out. We also have back issue magazines, and it is not an issue if they are on display after their season. 

I also have a subscription...and haven't gotten mine yet.  (And I got a jury summons in the mail, today, too...) I am really excited about this issue as the last few have been so-so.  I also agree if you are a subscriber that you should get it before the stores.  They have sent out a call regarding sizing to all of the subscribers/readers, maybe we should contact them regarding this issue, too?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting needles on airplanes? on: June 17, 2007 06:05:48 PM
i know this post is 400 pages long, but i flew 6 times on 3 different airlines last month, so I thought I would share my experiences:

the Philadelphia, Pa airport is awesome.  You can bring needles on the plane, no problem.  Even 32" size 1 metal circs, which seem to get more attention than the big guys. ALso I flew from Colombus Ohio with size 1 metal needles and that was no problem, either. 

I flew from Philly to Germany (no problem -- I had about 5 pairs of needles in my bag) and on the same day when we went through the necessary steps to fly from Germany to Milan, the woman in Germany checking my luggage told me to "get a new hobby" and that knitting needles were illegal in the US on ALL flights.  (not true!) She told me that under no circumstances could I take my knitting out on the plane on the flight to Milan.

I flew from Zurich to Germany with bamboo needles (I bought some in Zurich) and no one batted and eye, and then germany to Philly was no problem with    the bamboo.

So, all in all, I think it is very inconsistent.  But in the continental US, it should be okay. 
 

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Has anyone dealt with Knitpicks' customer service? on: May 11, 2007 10:04:45 AM
I've had mixed experiences with them.  I, too, have had issues witht he needles breaking (in my case it was the 32" circs) and was sent a replacement for free no questions asked, but on the other hand I requested updated color cards from them (I managaed ot purchase about 6 last year a week or so before they greatly increased their color selection) and even though at the time I had spent over $1000 there, I was told there was no way I was going to get new cards.  I ended up buying new ones  -- they are cheap -- but I was miffed a bit, as I felt I was given the old cards even though it was obviously known the colors would imminently be changing. 

All in all, I think they are really good about fixing issues involving product quality, though.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: another lelah top on: May 09, 2007 08:58:59 PM
your work is always so beautiful...and you are so prolific! 

(and you alwyas have such beautiful photos on your blog, too)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cookie A twisted Flower sock on: May 09, 2007 07:17:59 PM
thanks for the nice comments, guys!  i actually bought the shoes to show off my handknit socks. i have a lsight "shoe problem".  and to answer your question, kelsorama, i bought them in boston, but they are dansko maryjanes and you can get them anywhere!!

the combo of lace and cables was nice -- the cable was always only 2 twisted sts, and although actually quite easy took a while, but the lace broke them up and felt like it flew by!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cookie A twisted Flower sock on: May 09, 2007 09:30:18 AM
I have been on a knitting lull lately, but now that the semester is over, I am trying to wrap up some projects...first on the list is the twisted flower sock from the genius cookie a.  



as always, more info, photos, specs and details about my mods on the blog!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: U neck Fair isle, a sweater vest that rocks! on: April 10, 2007 05:42:02 AM
wow... that vest is baeutiful.  it looks great on you! i really love the colors, too. 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: McQueen cable coat knock off on: April 03, 2007 05:19:47 AM
wow. i LOVE the big cables....and would be psyched to see an action shot!  i'm so busy, it takes me 6 weeks to knit a pair of socks -- i can believe you knit a whole sweater coat!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: nashua creative focus - how soft is it? on: March 24, 2007 08:23:14 AM
it is pretty soft, and very fuzzy (mohair content).  we have it at the lys i work at, and people seem tio like it!
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