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21  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Creative seating ideas? on: May 09, 2007 10:09:35 AM
get people to bring their own seating! Smiley
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anne Elliot Spencer designed by me - - EDITED to add PATTERN on: May 07, 2007 10:55:18 PM
Thanks for the pattern,this is so cute!
23  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: May 07, 2007 11:42:49 AM
i'm joining in, now.  it took me like 3 months to get the book, you can see my progress on my blog.

ETA: i guess i should elaborate: i'm doing the two tone shrug but ive altered it as im using homespun and ran out.  and i hate ribbing.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blue sky royal alpaca price question. on: May 06, 2007 11:18:42 PM
hmm ok thanks i'll definately look into it!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: first posted fo! and its a SWEATER! word! on: May 06, 2007 02:51:07 PM
thanks for all the compliments about the stripes and the sweater!  its a bottom up raglan, I can definately see how a top down would be even more fun because you can see the shaping as you go for the sleeves etc. whereas with a bottom up its kinda just a few tubes of stokinette until WHAM its all assembled and you do the yoke, then bam you're done! Wink

Yeah i loved reading the book Knitting without Tears, i read the entire book cover to cover, including the patterns.  but when i got down to work and reading the patterns, i found i got really confused and had to read and reread over and over again to be sure i got the step right.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blue sky royal alpaca price question. on: May 05, 2007 10:57:15 PM
really? what is similar? its SO soft!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Free Twinkle pattern on: May 05, 2007 10:31:51 PM
awsome! thanks for posting thiss!!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: a man appreciating the knitting... on: May 05, 2007 10:26:57 PM
thats hilarious.  more than once i've sat down on the bus or skytrain and taken out my knitting, only to see the person next to me either take out a camera or their own knitting, or both, and its always a bit awkward and hilarious.  I wonder what his gf thinks of the picture! Smiley
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blue sky royal alpaca price question. on: May 05, 2007 10:11:33 PM
hey guys,
I don't really know much about blue sky royal other than its rare and luxurious.  is $37.31 before tax CAD a good price for a skein?  just wondering if i should hold out for a better special or if i should buy it.  also wondering if it would work for the swallowtail shawl. ANY adivce on this is much appreciated. Thanks! Smiley
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / first posted fo! and its a SWEATER! word! on: May 05, 2007 07:55:30 PM
Here is my sweater.  It took me about 20 tries to try and stand on my tip toes and keep the camera steady, thus my expression.  I couldn't for the life of me get the neckline photo clear.  ah well, you get the jist, i've Always Wanted a sweater with this neckline.  I LOVE IT .. the sleeves are just a bit baggy, but its nice because being from the north its awsome to have a sweater that you can use to layer over your thermals.
I used the seamless raglan sweater from EZ's Knitting Without Tears.  I found the pattern itself relatively easy to get, though her conversational style of pattern writing was a bit frusterating *am i the only one that just wants to get to the point sometimes?* the next one i make from this pattern will be a total breeze though, because the principles are so simple!  I strongly recommend it for anyone who wants to try a big garment, but is a bit intimidated, as her style of writing is very reassuring.

Yarn: Noro Kureyon obviously in colourway #88

It is SO warm! horizontal stripes are not that flattering, but who cares!

ETA: its not blocked and the colours are bang on!
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