Am I allowed to base a colorway on something that has already been created (such as an album, and my colorways be named after the songs or a book, and my colorways be named after characters, etc) if my eventual intent is to sell the fiber/yarn?
while at lab (i'm a grad student), I knit while reading scientific journal articles. might sound crazy, but i actually pay better attention to what I'm reading when my hands are busy knitting. I just figured this out, and, no kidding, my productivity (in terms of getting through the piles of papers I have to read) has easily increased 3 to 4-fold just because I knit while reading.
who woulda thunk it?
I believe it. I'd have an easier time paying attention in philosophy if I could knit during it. It's because I tend to understand what I read and like to have something to do while the teacher goes over every detail (stopping to take down notes of things I didn't get, of course!)
Everyday Clothes - Jonathan Richman I Put a Spell On You - CCR Alaska - Dr. Dog Here, There, and Everywhere - The Beatles Strangers - The Kinks Brand New Key - Melanie Safka I Shall Be Released - The Band (the version from The Last Waltz) Big Brother - David Bowie I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles Redemption Song - Joe Strummer Long Long Long - The Beatles This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks Frank And Jesse James - Warren Zevon Lodi - CCR The Beer - Kimya Dawson Two Of Us - The Beatles Ballrooms of Mars - T. Rex Mystic Lady - T. Rex Sexy Sadie - The Beatles I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch Look At Me - John Lennon Spaceball Ricochet - T. Rex Someday Never Comes - CCR Forever Young - Bob Dylan and The Band
As you can see...Beatles, lots of Beatles. Stuff I usually listen to that didn't seem to fit the mix or I didn't have on the computer:
Bruce Springsteen (especially "Born To Run" and "Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ") Neil Young Led Zeppelin
And of course, entire albums these songs came from. yeah!
My BF is getting me a spinning wheel we're still in the process of ordering it. I'm going to throw in the money I got from my parents to make it not quite as expensive for him. Other than that, nothing else knitting related; money towards my new hockey jersey, candy and movie tickets.
wow! my husband (man, that's weird to say!) told me a while ago if we are saving up for an xbox 360 for him, we HAD to save for a spinning wheel for me. Also, my father got him a Ruutu jersey
Knitting related: Knitting America The Knitter's Book of Yarn Natalie Dee shirt - Will Knit For Tattoos
I gave my mother in law a pair of no purl Monkeys, and she FREAKED out and pulled them on immediately
I think this has been more of a debate than an arguement. People have been telling what yarn they prefer to work with, and why. i've learned quite a bit from this thread. i may go ahead and try the bamboo or soy yarns, now. I've been and acrylic girl since I was a kid, mostly from cost and availability. In Florida we didn't see any wool yarn until relatively recently!
I'm working on a pair of slippers in Caron Dazzelaire (I've had this yarn for about 15 years!), and a sweater (in crochet) that is an acrylic, cotton and polyesther blend, that I'm really liking.
My dad used to live about an hour away from Orlando, so I have to ask...why would you need wool in Florida? Does it get chilly sometimes in northern Florida?
For some reason, I thought I could get married on Saturday and still get Christmas knitting done.
I can just see you ... tucking your knitting in the bosom of your wedding dress so that you can take it out and knit in case things get too long and boring.... knitting in the car on the way to the honeymoon, yep, true knitterly heart!
hahahaha! We ended up deciding that I'll just finish my dad's hat and we'll buy Christmas gifts for his parents...and then pretend that the knitted gifts are just a "THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP" present in a week or so.
I don't see anything wrong with it, honestly. I think it's like the people who only buy brand name things like Abercrombie or Banana Republic and refuse to shop at Wal-Mart or Target. That's how I see it and I don't let it bother me cause it's their money they are spending on everything. I prefer to save as much as I can for gas and my college tuitions and textbooks. But that's just how I think.
I see what you mean, but I really don't think that's true in most cases of people who post on this board. I won't shop at Wal-Mart because they treat their employees like crap and destroy local businesses, not to make myself think I'm better than you because you shop at Wal-Mart. If you don't believe me, go to Pittsburg, Kansas. All there is anymore is a college and a Wal-Mart. Or Boonville, Missouri. The only thing there is a Wal-Mart and maybe a video store.
I am trying not to spend money on clothes right now, though, and saving up all my clothes money so I can start only buying American made clothing. That helps OUR economy, and the clothes are higher quality. Here are some links if anyone is interested: