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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Om Scarf - Now with link to chart!! on: January 26, 2007 12:38:27 PM
Your scarf is great.  I love the colours you chose, and the idea of backing it is great.  I must try that Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My keyhole entrelac scarf in SWS on: January 26, 2007 12:36:10 PM
Wow, I like that scarf even better with the fringe!  Great idea.  And I love the colour you chose.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are the warmest socks you've ever knitted? on: January 25, 2007 09:43:57 PM
Thanks so much for all your suggestions.  I'm going to be well equipped for winter Smiley  And thanks for pointing me towards electric socks, amey.  They sound great!
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry on: January 25, 2007 09:35:03 PM


Here's my calorimetry.  It's actually my second, but the first one was snapped up by my sister-in-law before I could photograph it.  I used 8 ply/double knit/light worsted yarn for this one, with 4mm needles.  I cast on 132 stitches and did 13 repeats of row 5.  It seems to be a really good fit, and I like that it's not as chunky as my first one. 

But...  I need some help please.  I (tried) to use short row wraps to hide the holes.  But I don't think I'm doing it right.  So...  Is there anyone out there who can give a detailed explanation of how to deal with the wraps on the wrong side? The right side looks fine, but I'm clearly doing something wrong when I knit the wraps on the wrong side.  I purled through the back of the wrap and the front of the stitch.  Is this right?

If you can help, I will be eternally grateful.  This really has been driving me nuts!

Thanks Smiley

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are the warmest socks you've ever knitted? on: January 17, 2007 02:42:20 PM
Thanks so much for all your help!  I see I'll have to get over my "fluffy phobia" - I'll do anything to keep my feet warm.  I'm not too concerned about fitting the socks into shoes, as I've given up on glamour Smiley  I really like Fun4Bambi's idea of using a different fiber on the more hard-wearing parts of the sock.  I'll definitely give that a go. 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What are the warmest socks you've ever knitted? on: January 16, 2007 12:33:23 PM
Hi everyone,

I need some advice.  I get really, really cold feet.  They turn a little black, actually.  So I need to knit the warmest socks possible.  Can anyone suggest a pattern, or particular stich or yarn that would make my socks extra warm? 

Thanks!

j
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7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Polka dot needle case on: January 05, 2007 05:56:01 PM
Thanks for all your nice comments!  Yes, I used a pattern, sort of.  I used the "roll your own" needle case in the first Stitch 'n Bitch book as a rough guide, but I drew up my own pattern from scratch, cos I'd heard that the SnB one was pretty big.  I was sure that the needles would fall out of the lower pocket, but they seem to be really secure. 

j
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8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Re: Anyone from Dunedin? on: January 04, 2007 07:43:45 PM
Thanks for that, I had no idea that Knit World ran a group.

I'm slowly working on the Dunedin Stitch 'n Bitch idea.  I'd like it to be a group that is not just for knitting, but for all sorts of crafty things.  Will keep you all posted!

j
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9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Polka dot needle case on: January 04, 2007 01:54:06 PM
My knitting needles desperately needed a home, so I made a needle case.  It's loosely based on the "roll your own" case in Stitch 'n Bitch, but I made the pattern myself to fit my own needles.  I think next time I'll just have a fold-over flap instead of sewing on a separate piece.  The outside is thrifted wool fabric, and the inside is polka dot fabric that I had lying around.  The outside wool fabric seems to give it a lot of structure even without many needles in.  Feel free to move this post if it's in the wrong place.  It's knitting and bag related, so I didn't know where to put it...

Hope you like it!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/345842401_ea07f90445_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/345841887_010263c1d5.jpg
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry on: December 21, 2006 02:38:38 PM
On that note, I've just discovered that my 5mm needles are not actually 5mm.  They are 5.5mm.  So even if your needle is stamped with a size, it pays to check the size with a needle gauge.  Crazy huh?       
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