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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / **gasp** hand-dyed mohair ... ideas? on: August 08, 2006 02:23:52 PM
hi all
i picked up my my mail today and received 3 packages! two of which were wool! - the first i had expected but the second came from a friend whom i taught to knit a few months ago when she was visiting
to thank me she sent this:

oh my i had no idea what was in the package and could not even wait to get inside to open it up (you can see my log cabin in the background) and i gasped when i saw this beautiful fleece artist mohair
it is two 100 gram/200 metre skiens
do you think it is enough for a cropped cardigan or something like that?
i don't really wear shawls at all so am thinking more along the lines of some thing structured
any pattern ideas??
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / can't believe i'm tracking down a novelty yarn on: July 26, 2006 12:00:11 PM
hello all
 i very rarely use novelty type yarns but really like this pattern on knitty
called tigger (baby cardi) http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTtigger.html
well i like the yarn combo - i'm going to make it a raglan and maybe add a hood

anyway i can't track down: Skacel Luxor - any yarn substitute suggestions?

cheers!
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sweater Design Contest (club monaco) on: May 29, 2006 10:40:17 AM
Club Monaco is having a Sweater Design Contest!
to register + for the application form/further info go to:

http://www.clubmonaco.com/052006/marieclaire_welcome.asp

(to enter you need an application form and a sketch of your sweater design)

here is the basic contest info:
Club Monaco, known for its clean, modern, sophisticated aesthetic, will produce the winning sweater in a limited edition run, and feature it in their flagship NYC location. The winner and her creation will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Marie Claire
24  UNITED STATES / Alaska / any good yarn shops in anchorage? on: April 27, 2006 04:32:18 PM
hello from dawson city
once the river breaks up and the border via the top of the world opens up i'm jumping in my wee car and coming to anchorage! i've never been but am hoping as it is a big city (for the north: huge!) i'm hoping i can pick up some nice wool!
what else must i see?
i can't wait! hopefully by mid May the roads will open...
thanks for your help!
25  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / world wide knit in public day - canadian locations? on: April 27, 2006 11:50:39 AM
The date for Worldwide Knit In Public Day has been announced! It's Saturday 10 June 2006 There is more information on the dedicated website: www.wwkipday.com

I'm organizing something for Dawson City (Yukon) - so come out and knit under the midnight sun (ugh i hate that phrase but we will have close to 24 hour sunlight by then!!)

anywhere else in canada?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / corkscrew scarf - all round about with one skien of collinette 5 point on: April 04, 2006 10:28:19 PM


whipped this up the other evening to take a break from the sweater i'm knitting and because leela needed a scarf (or in my head i somehow felt she really needed one!)
kinda weird smile on me - photo taken waaaay to late
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / spring flora scarf - w/ knitty pattern link on: April 04, 2006 12:50:24 PM

just made flora scarf from knitty - super fast and fun knit and totally the right size for spring!


and here is its humble start - i used up some random wool i had kicking around (alpaca lace weight from sisters christmas present, superwash wool from a baby present i made, and sari 'yarn' sooooo pretty -silk threads spun together)

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTflora.html for pattern!
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