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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Stuffed animals? Round things? ...Voidwalker? Help! on: November 15, 2007 03:22:46 PM
So I want to knit a sort of stuffed animal. OK...since I'm a huge geek...I want to knit a voidwalker specifically. For those who have no clue what I'm talking about, here's a couple different angles. My original thought was to knit in the round from the bottom up, increasing evenly, then increase on the back 2 needles to create the sort of "hump", but I have no idea how that will work. I haven't even BEGUN to try to figure out the arms...aside from socks, I have yet to attempt anything "round" knitting wise. Any ideas?

And yes this all started because I thought "oh wouldn't one of those look nice in chenille"...
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Small bamboo needles bending? on: January 08, 2007 02:08:06 AM
I've been knitting with some #2 bamboo dpn's, and they've all developed...well, a couple of them are almost curved beyond usefulness. I transferred my project to metal needles, but the yarn is too light for them (the only other #2 dpn's I have are steel) and they're pulling my stitches all over...

That problem aside, is there any way to un-curve my bamboo needles? If not, is there at least a way to prevent them from curving?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Keeping the ears warm...with short hair... on: January 02, 2007 10:42:50 AM
So I have quite short hair. Things like the Caliormetry don't really work for me. However, due to also having short hair, I often don't like wearing a hat. Any ideas?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sooo...who still has Christmas knitting left? on: December 23, 2006 03:43:19 AM
Oh come on...admit it...

I did fairly well this year once I admitted to myself that a Rowan Kidsilk Haze lace scarf was going to be impossible to finish if I started it December 12th. It is far better suited for my grandmother's birthday. In August.

I still have a simple double-knit scarf to finish for my dad...not too much left, which is why I have the luxury of being online right now... Cheesy
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lurex yarn? on: December 22, 2006 02:46:37 AM
I'm looking for a Lurex yarn, preferably a worsted or heavy worsted. I need a good variety of colors, and it needs to be wearable for a decent period of time (i.e., not itchy) and fairly warm. Any suggestions on brands?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Apple logo chart? on: December 11, 2006 02:19:38 AM
I was recently given a bunch of yarn, which was very nice, but it was not such a nice acrylic. Still, I can't stand seeing yarn go un-knitted, so I'm making a carrying case for my Mac Mini and another for the hand-me-down Powerbook I'm getting next week. And...well, of course they need proper logos! Anyone know where  can find such a chart?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fingering weight hat pattern? on: December 02, 2006 03:44:15 PM
I just got a lovely huge skein of fingering weight wool, handpainted in dark browns and blues, and as it matches most of my winter wardrobe AND I just made myself a scarf (and now need help breaking out of that Christmas-gift scarf monotony), I'd like to make a hat out of it. Unfortunately, I can't find any hat patterns for fingering weight...anyone know of any?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Any other knitters who work in a department store? on: November 24, 2006 05:02:31 AM
Or a clothing or accessory store of any kind?

I'm slowly going INSANE. First I come in and I go, "Oh, that sweater/bag/pair of legwarmers/whatever is cute. I could knit that. Let's see, a chunky chenille, some fun fur, oh this is merino, and drop shoulders, OK, no problem."

So then I go and total up my yarn purchase, and as I'm just about to start said sweater goes on clearance for six dollars. So then I buy it--in a different color--and go ahead and make much the same thing, or else I ignore it and know that the one I'm knitting is better anyway...but then it's a new season and we have more clothes coming in I know I can knit.

Does anyone else go through this vicious cycle?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A good manly scarf? on: November 23, 2006 04:25:38 AM
Im looking for a nice manly scarf pattern for a friend of mine. Most of what I'm finding is cabled, which is fine, but due to the fact that it's Thanksgiving and I still have eighteen million things to knit before Christmas (OK, three, but curiously they're all for men at this point--friend, dad, and boyfriend who got a scarf last year and I'm trying to figure out what the heck he's getting at this point),  I'm going with the bulky yarn option. And it's rather hard to find a good bulky pattern with cables...

Here are my sort-of requirements:

One color.
No felting--he's rather a fashionista, and I'm making it with a silk/cashmere blend.
Again, rather a fashionista...so it's gotta look *nice*. A touch of gothy wouldn't hurt. A relatively masculine lace is OK.

Any suggestions?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rent - Mark's scarf? on: March 25, 2006 11:51:29 AM
I have had a request for a replica of Mark's scarf from Rent. Does anyone have any kind of pretty exact pattern? (I mean, I know it's pretty simple, but I've had as close to authentic as possible requested.)
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