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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn subs for Knit2Together's slippers on: October 11, 2006 01:00:59 PM
I'll admit it, I am cheap . . . I want to make between four and eight pairs of slippers from Knit2Together and the yarn called for is a triple strand of Manos del Uraguay. Not that I don't believe in their product, but Manos is expensive. Any thoughts for reasonably priced substitutes?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / AlterKnits Lace-Up Wrap on: August 21, 2006 07:22:32 PM
I only have the wrap portion of this completed, not the scarf, but I am pleased as punch with the results. I wasn't going to finish the scarf, but upon further examination of the book's picture, the model is wearing the wrap with the scarf attached. The yarn, Andean Silk from Knit Picks, was a dream to knit with.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How can I make a sweater larger in circumference? on: January 15, 2006 08:11:16 PM
I have found several patterns that I love, but they are all too small for me. Many of the bust sizes are about five inches too small and every pattern that says "Extra large sizing" looks like a big sack. So, can I add in a total of five inches to the circumference and not cause too much of a change to the sweater itself? I don't have a specific pattern in mind yet, but there are several that I want to get on the needles soon. I am having a real brain freeze tonight and cannot even think as to how to search for this thread. If there is one out there, I can move this to the appropriate place.

Jill

PS - I looked in SNB Nation and couldn't find this topic (seemed like every other topic for resizing) but maybe I was brain frozen then too . . . clapotis is all consuming tonight.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need inspiration to pick of the sticks again on: June 28, 2005 07:25:49 AM
I don't think that I have knit since early January because I started a new job last November and I have been swamped. When I knit in January, I was actually to make a scarf for a co-worker. Now that school is out, and I have some free time, I just can't seem to get inspired to knit anything (even though I OOooh and AAaah over the latest mags). Any suggestions on how to combat this "affliction"?

Jill
5  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Any good patterns for a fitted blouse for a 40DD? on: April 01, 2005 02:36:45 PM
I am so frustrated that I could spit. I can't find a good, solid fitted blouse that will fit my 40DD chest. I used to sew and my mother is a professional seamstress so the actual sewing isn't the issue, but finding a pattern that won't make me look like a porn star or wearing a muumuu is. HELP!

Jill
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Backless sweaters on: November 10, 2004 05:07:54 AM
I absolutely love the top that Jennifer Lopez wears in one of the dancing scenes from "Shall We Dance?" - it is the clip that they played on EVERY talk show (with Lisa Walters) she went on when she equated ballroom dancing to sex. The back of the top is very low and I am trying to figure out how to convert it to a fitted sweater. I think that I could make a shrug and wear it in reverse, but now I am trying to decide how to concoct the rest of the darn thing. Any suggestions? I have tried a basic internet search, but I haven't found anything that piques my interest.

Jill

PS - I know it isn't the best photo, but I couldn't find a better one  Sad.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting with pet fibers on: November 01, 2004 04:28:00 AM
Has anyone tried this yet? I looked on VIP's website and they say that the yarn won't smell like wet dog if it gets wet (my biggest concern). I have a lab and can only imagine how long it will take to get 4 oz. just to make a pair of dog socks.

Jill
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knit.1 by Vogue and Lion Brand: Any Info? on: October 16, 2004 06:14:41 PM
I really must learn to swear off swearing off buying any new knitting mags or books until my "wish list" is finished as I just can't follow through with the swearing off  Tongue. Anyhow, now that that diatribe is off of my chest, has anyone seen or heard anything about Knit.1 by Vogue Knitting and Lion Brand other than the little blurb in the Holiday edition of Vogue Knitting? I hope this doesn't mean an end to Knit It! as I really liked that mag (even if it was only once a year) but some of the little pictures that they have in the blurb look interesting.

Jill

PS - the flower necklace is a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y stunning. Damn these extra projects!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / SSK: Which way is right?! on: October 13, 2004 07:01:05 PM
Okay, then . . . I have directions for SSK written two ways. The first way says to slip two stitches knitwise onto the right hand needle, then slip them back to the left hand needle in their new position and knit the two stitches together. The second way that I have seen say to slip two stitches knitwise onto the right hand needle, then put the left needle into the front of these two stitches and knit them together. So, which way is the "right" way or is this just another knitting phenomenon that is right either way. I am planning on (biting off more than I can chew) knitting the sweater from the cover of the Fall 2004 Adrienne Vittidani and it has a lot of SSK so I want to make sure that I am doing it right.

Jill
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blocking: Before or after assembly on: October 05, 2004 09:03:44 AM
Okay all you knitting masters, here is the question. I am just about ready to assemble my sweater and it will need to be blocked. Should I block the individual pieces or wait until I have the darn thing seemed and then do it?

Jill, who still needs to knit the last sleeve
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