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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A Series of Cautionary Tales or What NOT to Do in Knitting on: September 01, 2006 02:41:49 PM
I really appreciate this post.  I thought I was the only one who had to reknit things over and over and over to get them right!  I too have a bunch of FO's that just didn't work out Embarrassed  I keep on seeing these beautiful sweaters posted on craftster and it seems that some knitters don't have any problems!  However, I can be a perfectionist...

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Dice stitch markers on: August 21, 2006 06:27:03 AM
excellent job!  the two ring system is a great idea...I may have to use that myself.  I have been wanting to make my own stitch markers for some time now but didn't want to delve into yet another craft and all the tools!  thanks for the inspiration.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interchangeable Needle Sets - pros? cons? Let's hear 'em! on: August 15, 2006 12:10:07 PM
hi.  I just recently got a set of Boye off eBay for about $25.  I was researching the different sets of interchangeables too but didn't want to shell out lots of $$ if I didn't like them.  Here are my thoughts:

1.  it is great having all the sizes and lengths at your fingertips.  the versatility is awesome.  you can even use the cords with a stopper on the end to use as longer knitting needles or they are great as stitch holders instead of scrap yarn.

2.  what I don't like about Boye:  they are incredibly heavy!!  especially the larger sizes like 15.  I don't like the finishing on some of the needles (they are aluminum).  I think the Denise are much lighter in weight but I have not tried them.  I think when I really feel like investing in some good interchangeables, I will go with what I really like: bamboo or the nicer KnitPics.  hope that helps.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Two Felted Bags on: August 08, 2006 07:11:56 AM
Paton's wool is not that thick, even with two strands.  I am surprised that it turned out so nice!  I also knit the handles an inch and a half too long so the handles kinda flopped over and didn't stand up strait.  I was so dissapointed after all the work I had put into it!  As for blocking this bag, you can stuff with shopping bags and balled up newspaper and it holds it shape very nicely. 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Two Felted Bags on: August 07, 2006 10:16:09 AM
Your Lopi bag looks great!  I too tried this pattern but with a different yarn than called for.  However, I made mine too long and it didn't shrink enough and it looks like a big bucket  Undecided

maybe I will try to make this one again.  How many strands did you use of Paton's wool?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: mario mushroom DS sock on: August 01, 2006 08:26:40 PM
oooohhhhh, I really like that!  very clever.  i miss the old mario brothers. Roll Eyes
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Yet another Saturday Market Bag on: July 30, 2006 09:18:01 AM
Could this pattern be just knit in the round on circulars?

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a Fall 2004 Interweave Knits pattern on: July 25, 2006 04:59:00 PM
you could request the issue through your local library's interlibrary loan service.  I have requested the summer IW knits and am thinking of ordering a few of the others.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cropped shrug/hoodie on: July 25, 2006 06:58:12 AM
that is a really cute original project.  i love the color.  it would look great with one of those toggle type wooden buttons.  thanks for the inspiration!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is the most inappropriate place you've seen people KIP? Discuss. :) on: July 22, 2006 08:54:46 PM
I was told about a professor knitting during a college graduation ceremony.  this lady was not sitting in the stands but was seated with the graduating class.  I thought that that was a little inappropriate even though graduation ceremonies are extremely boring.  I would love to knit during class but I can see when not giving your full attention is disrespectful (it's like when you are talking to someone and they are not looking at you).  that's my two cents! 
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