I just want to tell you about Main Street Yarns and Fibers in Watkinsville. They have large selection of yarn at good prices and friendly staff. they offer classes in knitting and spinning. and they let you just hang out there and look at the pretty yarn.
hey guys. My birthday is coming up and I was wondering if anybody would recommend knitting books for me as must have reference tomes. Also, is there a difference between vogue knitting and the vogue knitting stitch dictionary? Should I get both? Or which one? I'm a big fan of Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge. What else is out there? Thanks.
Hey. There's a new email group on yahoo called knittingforkerry. One of the things we are thinking about doing is putting together a site or booklet or something of patterns and using the profits from sale of said patterns to donate to the campaign. By the way, if you're for the other guy, by all means, start your own forum. I don't want to get into that here, I just wanted to let any of you know, if you were already into that and maybe had some rad new designs that you wanted people to knit, well, this might interest you. I can't believe I said rad new designs. Anyway... And if anybody has any ideas for how to get the patterns to the people, that would be great, too. This is mostly on a volunteer basis, so any skills are useful at this point. Hopefully this won't cause any drama. That's not my intent. I'm just putting a call out to my crafty sistren (and brethren) and seeing if you might be interested. Thanks.
So, among other things, for Christmas for my newlywed friends I'm making nice Christmas stockings out of satin and vevet and whatnot (with fun trim if I can afford it) and I'm lining them with old licensed character sheets (star wars and batman for the boys, cabbage patch and my little pony for the girls). I'm very excited about this. And then when my newlywed friends have kids, I can just make them another nice stocking for a baby gift. gift ideas that lend themselves to other gift ideas. So great, as long as the givee doesn't hate it and not tell you about it.
Sooo... I have this black diaper bag that I got free from the hospital that I have repurposed into my crafty tote all. It's a basic messenger bag style. but one of my coworkers today pointed out that it still looks a little diaper baggy. So I was thinking I would embroider something cool on the front of it, but my husband has nixed my anarchy symbol or peace sign idea. I'm planning to just freehand it, so no sublime stitching this go round, as I spent all my craft dollars at the yarn store. But you guys are so crafty and thoughtful I know you won't let me and my former diaper bag down. Thanks.
just to put some lines in the water so I have info for my boss, if Jenny Hart were to do a demo at a needlework store in, say, Decatur, how many of you crafty ladies would show up? If you'd bring friends, count them. I really want to sell this idea to my boss, so a general idea (if you would really and truly show up) would be good. Just curious.
I'm just wondering if I'm getting paranoid. I've been working on a bag in brown sheep worsted. it's a beautiful yarn, I love working with it, but I keep having to rip this panel out and re do it, and every time, my yarn gets fuzzier and fuzzier. I'm just wondering if it's possible that I'm felting my bag by all the friction? My panel now looks suspiciously fuzzy. I've been knitting for forever, but this is my first time with wool. Thanks.
Hey. I was just wondering if anybody else out there has experimented with knitting things out of stuff other than yarn? I'm currently working on a handbag made from strips of plastic grocery bags and it's a lot of fun. A little less stretchy than regular, but interesting in it's own way. And I've read that you can knit with video or audio tape, as well. (Maybe a belt, or something?) I'm just wondering if anybody out there has experimented with this. Especially with the expense of real yarn, using alternatives can be refreshingly cheap or free.