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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / naming projects on: April 06, 2008 09:57:56 AM
I was just wondering if this is kosher...

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?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Online stores with exemplary customer service on: December 14, 2007 01:33:19 PM
I'll go first!

I signed up for Sundara's "Seasons" yarn club last fall.  I've had a few issues with it - all of them my own due to not reading carefully enough or having issues with Paypal.  My credit card expired in November, so when I got my replacement, I added it to Paypal, took my old one off, and thought that was that.  I got an email notice from Paypal saying that I'd canceled my subscription.  I immediately emailed Sundara and told her what happened, and she fixed it like magic and thanked me for letting her know what the problem was so quickly.  So nice of her, since the mistake was entirely mine and I felt bad for making extra work for her.

Webs is pretty good, too, but I haven't had any issues with them.  And that's all I've ever ordered.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sundara "Seasons" yarn on: December 05, 2007 03:51:57 PM
Hey all! 

Did anyone else sign up?  What season did you get?  Are you as pumped as I am for the first shipment to arrive?  I got Autumn and she ended up having to send it today (I hope!) instead of yesterday because of packaging issues AND I live in KCMO, so it'll take a minute for me to get mine, but oooh.  anticipation!  I haven't had a good reason to open my mailbox in a long time Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / "cotton thread" for blocking? on: August 16, 2007 06:51:44 PM
I just finished my Icarus shawl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can I use some Sugar n Cream as cotton guide thread or does it have to be thinner than that?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what is your favorite music to knit to? on: July 10, 2007 03:11:55 PM
What is your favorite music to listen to?  Last night, I banished myself to my room with my boombox, and found out "Straight Outta Compton" might be my favorite thing to listen to while I knit.

Others include:

Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround - The Kinks
Hunky Dory - David Bowie
Revolver - The Beatles
Music From Big Pink - The Band
The Band - The Band
Armed Forces - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Get Happy - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / New yarn store in Kansas City on: June 27, 2007 11:53:22 AM
Hiya KC knitters.

A new yarn store opened by 39th street.  It's called MisKnits, and it's geared towards knitters who are obsessed with knitting with nice fibers but aren't fiber snobby or don't necessarily have enough money to shop at The Studio on a regular basis.  I stopped in yesterday, and it's wonderful.  It's a little sparse right now, but Amber (the owner) only opened on Saturday.  It's going to be really great once she gets going.

The store itself is spacious and well lit, and there are big windows that you can carry your selection to so you can see it in natural light.  This is a huge step up from The Studio - it can be so dark in there.

The other really great thing about this store is the variety.  She has really nice affordable yarns and higher end yarns, and all different types of fibers.  A lot of the yarn is stored in cubbies on the wall and it's separated by fiber and color. 

There are also some big comfy looking couches and chairs for sitting and knitting.  Amber is really nice and enthusiastic.

If you live in the KC area, it's definitely worth checking out. 
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / What I like about spinning. on: June 20, 2007 07:18:51 PM
- It's calming.  I picked up my spindle after a long break, and I forgot how it magically wipes my mind clean.

- It's fun! 

- It's a time machine!  I lose all track of time.  All of it.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Toe up to cuff down on: June 17, 2007 03:00:35 PM
After I finish my pair of Monkeys, I want to knit Vinnland socks from the anti-craft.  Monkeys were my first cuff down socks, and I found out that my distaste for knitting socks came from knitting them toe up.  To convert a pattern from toe up to cuff down, do I just reverse all of the instructions?  I'm not clear on how to convert the chart, though.

Thanks Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Socks a-no-go on: May 31, 2007 03:11:16 AM
Does anyone else have problems with Cookie A's patterns not fitting?  I've tried to knit Monkey in a couple different yarns and needles, and it ends up being too big around my calves.  I had the same problem with hedera until I went down to size 0 needles.  Does anyone else have this problem?  What did you do?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Odd numbered bust sizing question on: May 25, 2007 10:04:07 AM
I have a 33" bust, and in almost every instance, I'm torn between making a size 32 or 34.  I'm about to start Salina from Vintage Knits, and I can't tell if the sweater is supposed to be a little loose or not. 

What do you ladies with odd numbered busts do?  Do you go one inch up or one inch down?
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