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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: DROPS 103-1 Modified Cardigan/Sweater on: October 02, 2008 01:59:55 PM
I love what you did with this pattern! I casting on fewer stitches and increasing the length did wonders for it. It looks fantastic.

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: I can make that -- so I did. (GLN, Do not read!) on: August 22, 2008 12:46:40 PM
I loooooooove this. He is so adorable. He kinda reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit but way, way cuter. Awesome job.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mega stash-busting cat bed on: August 08, 2008 11:38:17 AM
This looks great! And it's such a great stash busting idea.
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 29 ENTRIES / Re: Bad news Cookie Monster on: August 08, 2008 11:35:48 AM
I worship these slippers.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finally, The blue Alatus sweater. on: July 16, 2008 06:04:51 AM
It's beautiful!! Awesome job.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Look! A Puppy! on: July 01, 2008 09:57:06 AM
Aw! He's so cute!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Amelie sweater on: July 01, 2008 09:56:01 AM
This is awesome!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Cube from Spun Saran Wrap Yarn. on: June 24, 2008 10:48:44 AM
Nice work! Spinning saran wrap is really clever. That interesting that if you pull it in a certain direction that it stays there. Would you call it moldable?

Awesome job!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby blanket - wool or cotton? on: June 17, 2008 10:19:47 AM
Thanks for your answers everybody!

I agree that a soft acrylic would probably be the easiest in terms of being able to throw the blanket into the washer and dryer. But I would prefer to use something that is most if not all natural fiber.

And I've never used superwash wool before. I've heard that even though it says machine washable, that you actually have to be careful (delicate wash, air dry, etc). Is that true? I just want to make sure that I"m giving new parents something that doesn't require special care. They should have enought to do already.  Smiley

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / baby blanket - wool or cotton? on: June 15, 2008 12:32:58 PM
Hi everybody!

I am planning out a baby blanket for a friend of mine who is due in late October. My question is this - is wool or cotton better for a baby blanket?

I want something warm but I am worried that a baby's skin would be irritated by wool. Cotton seems like a good second choice but the blanket won't be as warm and I don't like knitting with it because it's not flexible like wool.

And I was thinking either Knit Picks Swish worsted (superwash merino) or Shine worsted (cotton and modal).

What do you guys think?

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