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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Herringbone Sweater with Chartreuse Buttons on: January 18, 2007 04:35:05 PM
I know everyone has said this already, but I LOVE THIS SWEATER!

herringbone = love. i've always had a soft spot in my heart for retro geek chic.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Endpaper Mitts to Endpaper Ipod Sock! (Fair Isle) on: January 12, 2007 04:23:34 PM
it looks amazing! I love it. definitely one of the best ipod (gigabeat!) cozies I've ever seen.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interesting Sweater Vest? on: January 07, 2007 01:23:38 PM
You might want to adapt a cricket vest pattern. ...I can't find any free patterns, but if you have access to Rowan books, I'm about 98% positive that they have at least one. I just KNOW they do, but I can't remember what book.

trisarahtop is right, what about a pattern like this from Rowan Classic Summer? There's a fair isle one too from the same book.

Good luck!
14  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Hippie shirt on: January 06, 2007 02:46:02 PM
this shirt is super rad!

lovin' the tie-dye, and, of course, the beatles-ness. it all looks great together!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my clash hat on: December 30, 2006 11:13:06 AM
that looks awesome.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Winter Vogue Knitting Preview Up! on: December 26, 2006 08:09:41 PM
I don't know why, but knitting mag previews always get my knickers all a'twist!

holeee crap! The first jacket in New York Noir--SWOON!!! And the cover sweater? I love. Must have.

Actually, most of them are pretty nice, except the enormous intarsia ones at the bottom. Not for me.

Thoughts? Since I can't compose complete sentences?  Smiley
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted marionette sculpture on: December 26, 2006 07:53:08 PM
This is so, so, so, so, cool.

I love the hands cutting loose, and forgive me for totally ruining the totally cool symbolism of the strings and the cross shape with my pop-culture obsessions by saying it reminds me of the music video for Steam by Peter Gabriel  Smiley
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: spicin up the knits on: December 26, 2006 07:46:54 PM
I'm fifteen too!  Grin

I just got a copy of Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan for Christmas and there is SO much in there I want to knit. Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham also has some interesting patterns, but a lot of them, while cool, are a little out there for me.

Knitting magazines are great for perusing, too. Interweave Knits always has classic designs. Vogue is usually a case of hit or miss, but you can always take basic shapes from patterns and embellish (or un-embellish) as you wish.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cotton-Ease is coming back! YAY! on: December 26, 2006 07:40:15 PM
Joann's carries it out their website, now, too. Yay, the colors aren't vomit-inducing! Me likey.

P.S: TLC Cotton Plus is a good substitute for Cotton-Ease.
20  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 3-Hour Sweater Knitalong: dare we hope? on: December 18, 2006 03:17:11 PM
This is a really cool sweater, and I love the finished one pictured here! But the gauge issue has me perplexed, too.

My first thought was that the yarn must've been doubled to give any sort of sweater-like result on 10MM needles if it is a DK weight. But if this is the case, then the listed gauge surely wouldn't be 4 stitches to the inch, or, 20st =4", right?

And THEN, as another red herring ( Roll Eyes) it says that you must first cast on on size 5 MM needles. If you are doubling your yarn to achieve an acceptable gauge on 10 MM needles, won't it be seriously unweidly to begin on 5 MMs?

The only way I can see it possible to use these 2 drastically different sizes would be if you were aiming to make a SERIOUSLY holey sweater (the finished object I've seen doesn't look like this) or to CO single-stranded using 5 MM and then switch to double stranded and 10 MM, although that's pretty fiddly and I've personally never heard of anyone doing it.

But if you ARE using the suggested yarn single-stranded for a gauge of 4st-1", then this really isn't a 3 hour sweater at all, it's just a worsted weight sweater, right?!

I think when I approach this, like scifibimoncon8 says, the best bet would be to just choose a heavy worsted or chunky weight yarn, work out your own measurements, gauge, and pattern numbers. Essentially creating a new pattern  Grin But that way, you wouldnt' have to cross your fingers and hope it fits.

ACK! Am I overthinking this?! Something tells me there must be a simple cure-all answer out there somwhere.

omgzzzizle, that just made my brain hurt, and it probably ended up more being the insane rantings of a madwoman than any sort of helpful advice. I think I'm going to go partake in a more mindless activity, like my genetics lab report. And that is saying something.  Tongue
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