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1  California / California: South / Re: spinning supplies in san diego on: February 28, 2007 07:01:09 PM
the people in poway are the greatest and i live right down the street, but i've never seen spinning fibers. shall i ask?

Yes, do ask.  They don't have a lot of fibres but they do have some very nice ones.  They don't usually leave it out since so many people like to touch and fondle ( Wink) and spinners like to have the things not too shop worn.
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: a "does this make you mad" question and a "is this legal question" on: February 24, 2007 08:30:32 AM
i didn't think it could be either but i wanted to make sure.. i don't want any big bad corporations coming after my teeny tiny business just because i took their "i"

Just a word of advice, however.  Do a really good search for someone already using it.

With i being used to designate internet, international, and interactive (among others) may of the i??? names have been used.

I decided to check 3 silly things (iHat, iPen, iFork) and all 3 of them got plenty of hits. 

If you don't want to risk a confrontation with some other company it pays to be sure.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: burning my knitting stuff tomorrow on: February 15, 2007 08:12:20 AM
Im embarrassed to post these, but here is my mess

thanks for looking...sorry to be such a bother, but I want to learn so badly.........

First off, what you have here is NOT terrible.  It may have some issues but ... the loops are on the needle so therefore you can knit into them!!!

The general rule is - anything that gets loops on your first needle is a valid cast on.  Certainly there are cast ons that work better for some things but, again, anything that gets the loops on the needles counts!

I strongly suggest you keep doing what you've been doing and start knitting.  You can work on other cast on methods as you develop skillz.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Drop Spindles & Such on: February 14, 2007 06:50:53 PM
I started spinning with a top whorl, medium weight, hand (drop) spindle.

I found this best since it was not so heavy it pulled the fiber out of my hands but had enough weight to help when drafting.

I liked the top whorl because it was easier to see what was going on and it was easier to wind on my finished yarn.

Hope that helps.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I do these stitches? on: February 12, 2007 04:59:51 PM
Row 3 of the honeycomb seems to mean that you knit 1 stitch the regular way.  On the next stitch you knit into the loop on the stitch below the one on the needle instead of the one on the needle.

On the trinity you knit, purl, and knit into 1 stitch then purl 3 together.  By doing the knit, purl, knit into 1 stitch you increase the 2 stitches you decrease in the purl 3 together.
6  California / California: South / Re: spinning supplies in san diego on: February 11, 2007 01:35:53 AM
2 places I like are Black Sheep on 101 in Encinitas and Antique Yarn Shoppe on Pomarado Rd. in Poway.  Both are great for yarn also.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Working on a sock and I need some help! on: February 10, 2007 12:38:35 PM
Sorry for the late response. So even if there are stitches still on the needle, I would just turn the work over?

And thanks.  Smiley

I agree that more information about where you are would be helpful but, assuming you're near the heel, yes, you turn the work even if there are still  stitches on the needle.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: February's Knitting Challenge - What Would Marple Knit on: February 04, 2007 12:13:46 PM
Sallymania, that is my question as well. Miss Marple?

Miss Marple is the spinster sleuth in some of Agatha Christie's books.  She's a little old lady who lives in a country cottage and knits a lot.

If you want, here's a Wikipedia link

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: February's Knitting Challenge - What Would Marple Knit on: February 04, 2007 09:39:07 AM
For this challenge we're focusing on vintage knitting.  You can knit faithfully from a vintage pattern, update a vintage pattern with modern yarns and styling or write a new pattern based on vintage styles.

Just to be clear, how far back is the current end of vintage?  For example, would 80s style leg warmers count as vintage?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Challenge #1 - One Stitch to Rule them All on: February 01, 2007 07:37:03 AM
It's amazing what everyone did with this stitch.  This is going to be soooooooo hard to choose.   Huh

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