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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Quill spinning on: April 15, 2007 02:03:25 PM
I am a fairly new spinner (only been on a wheel for four months) and I have been saving up for a jumbo flyer since I seem to fill up my bobbins with hyperspeed. I also really want to start spinning really bulky art yarns and after pricing quill spindles I realize that I can afford one of those now with the money I have been saving for a jumbo flyer. My question is if quill spinning is going to be too difficult at this point in my learning? I am a quick learner, but I work two jobs so I can't get to the shop that teaches spinning very often so I learn almost everything on my own.

What are your experiences with learning quill spinning and are there any resources that you would recommend?
2  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Lexington- New LYS on: September 04, 2006 05:59:35 AM
ReBelle, a new yarn store, just opened up at 371 S. Limestone in the space under Sqecial Media. The store carries staples like Cascade 220 and lots of yarns not available in the area like yarns from Blue Sky, South West Trading Company, and Malabrigo. There are also tons of Sublime Stitching patterns and some Subversive Cross Stitch kits.

Here are the hours:
Monday- closed
Tuesday- 10am-6pm
Wednesday- 10am-8pm
Thursday- 10am-6pm
Friday- 10am-6pm
Saturday- 10am-6pm
Sunday- 12-6pm
3  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Lexington Knit in Public Day Event on: June 03, 2006 04:35:25 PM
For all of you in or around Lexington, next Saturday (June 11) the Lexington snb is going to have a Knit in Public Day Event. We have a booth at the Artists' Market in Phoenix Park (in front of the downtown library) and we will be having the event at the booth from 9am-3pm so drop by any time. We will also be offering free knitting lessons for anyone interested. If you come, please bring a chair or a cushion to sit on and your knitting supplies. There will be extra yarn and needles for the new knitters.
4  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Lexington Artists' Market on: March 24, 2006 01:57:22 PM
Every Saturday from June to August there is an artist market in Phoenix Park, around the corner from the Farmer's market. The cost for a booth is $25/week or $125 for the entire summer. The Lexington snb is going to have a booth, but it would be great to see other craftsters.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do you organize all of your project ideas? on: May 08, 2005 08:34:48 AM
I just finished reading Getting Things Done by David Allen which forced me to think about my personal organization systems. The most intersting thing to come out of this is my new system for organizing past, present, and future projects and project ideas. My old method of marking projects for later was to bookmark the page on my computer, this resulted in a ton of bookmarks that we really unorganized and often expired when I got around to looking back at them. Now I import pictures into iPhoto and separate them into albums (i.e. intarsia graphs, decorating ideas, project ideas, etc.). The when I am motivated to work on a certain kind of project I can go to that album for inspiration. Another thing I did was set up a "how-to" folder on my computer where I keep patterns and tutorials of things that I want to do later. I print all of these to pfd from the web so I don't have to worry about compatibility issues later.

I was wondering if anyone else has a similar system or a different system that they would like to share.
6  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Stitch n' bitch in Norfolk on: November 03, 2004 01:26:33 PM
There is now a Stitch n' Bitch group that meets every Tuesday night, 7pm at Elliot's Fair Grounds on the corner of Baldwin and Colley in Ghent. Please join us!!
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Cape Mod Help!!!! on: July 08, 2004 10:27:48 AM
Okay, this might not be a big deal, but I am halfway through the Cape Mod and I tried it on to make sure everything was okay and it wasn't. Everything is the correct size except the collar which is huge. Since it is knitted from the collar down there is no way I am frogging the entire thing just to fix the collar. Is it possible to frog from the begining instead of the end? If not, does anyone have another solution? Thank you. *robyn
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Non-animal yarn help on: April 18, 2004 02:00:57 PM
I just bought the SNB book and it is so fabulous. I noticed that most of the patterns called for wool yarn and I am a vegan so iI don't buy wool yarn. Does anyone have suggestions for non-animal yarn that knits well and looks great, I am rying to expand my horizons. Thank you. *robyn
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