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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting JOODITO style collars? on: September 07, 2007 06:47:33 AM
The check out the Notre Dame de Grace pullover from the summer Interweave: [url = http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2007_summer.asp]Here![/url]

The collar is a very interesting construction and could easily be modified to be bigger. Not sure if this is what you were thinking of, though, are there any pictures you could post?
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anybody for Breeze? on: August 08, 2007 07:56:34 AM
Is anybody else puzzled about why you have to break the yarn before starting the heal? I just started the heal w/out breaking the yarn and it looks fine and doesn't seem to affect the fit of the sock or how it looks.

I didn't break the yarn at that point either. I think the reason she did that was so you could start the heel flap on a certain side (RS or WS), but if you know how socks are constructed, modifying that little bit wasn't a big deal.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need pink yarn for breast cancer socks! on: August 08, 2007 06:54:52 AM
There's also Lisa Souza: Click here for her selection of sock yarn

She has a color called Violet's Pink Ribbon, and part of the proceeds of those sales go to Violet, of Lime and Violet, a podcaster wrassling with breast cancer herself. I knit up a pair of Monkeys with it and it's very nice stuff. She has some plain pink, too, if that's more your flavor. Her yarn is affordable, and you get a TON of it. I probably have enough left over to knit another pair.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fantastic 4 beanie? on: July 30, 2007 10:23:00 AM
If you're committed to that pattern and the guage listed in the pattern, I would recommend charting the design out yourself.

To generate some graph paper that is the same guage as the hat you are knitting, go here: http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/matrix/e-index.html

Figure out how many stitches wide and rows tall you have available on the hat for the image. For example, the hat may be 76 stitches around, but do you really want the image to be stretched all around the hat? Probably not. Figure out how you want it to look.

Find a clear, black and white image of the 4, and chart it up on the graph paper, within the boundaries you have decided upon.

One more thing, the hat is worked in the round, so depending on how the logo is going to be placed, fair isle might not be the best solution for the color work. Might want to use duplicate stitch instead.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anybody for Breeze? on: July 30, 2007 09:55:58 AM
Already finished a pair of these, using one skein of koigu! I highly recommend this pattern--goes fast, and they're the perfect height for sneakers in the summer.


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A Knitter's Greatest Fear... on: July 20, 2007 03:24:41 AM
I have started to do some yoga, and I actually thought it may hurt my wrists, since you place so much weight on them for a long period of time.

You know, I had the same fears about pilates, but somehow, it helps. To get a really educated medical answer you'd have to talk to a doctor, but I think it may have something to do with strengthening muscles in your arm and wrist that we don't regularly use in our day to day lives. Just my two cents  Smiley I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with wrist troubles, too!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A Knitter's Greatest Fear... on: July 19, 2007 07:54:08 AM
I'd believe that yoga helps, as I credit pilates with helping my wrists stay strong, and the two are kind of similar. I get a repetitive stress injury in my right wrist from time to time, and it usually means I have to lay off knitting for a few days while it heals. Lately it's been pretty quiet, which I attribute to three things:

1. Pilates
2. Wrist support at my computer (one of those foam rubber supporter things to rest my wrists on for mousing or keying)
3. Switching over to continental style knitting

Remember that lots of things can weaken your wrists or put stress on them, and take steps to keep them strong and supported.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: question for the designers on: July 19, 2007 07:47:16 AM
I know when I design, I sometimes get really bogged down in the calculations and "figuring out" part, which can be sort of a turn off to the whole business. That's why I recommend you jump right in, once you have your starting point, and go from there. Figure out your guage, what needles you want to use, and your hip and waist measurements, and cast on. The best way to learn how to do something is often just to DO it, and if you make mistakes, figure out why they are mistakes, and learn how to fix them. Oh, and make sure you take notes so you remember what you did. I am very much for doing your research and reading up on a subject before embarking, but don't forget it's just knitting, so have fun! You can always rip back, and making another tank top, once you perfect the first one, is a great excuse to buy more yarn  Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Atia on: June 25, 2007 08:19:00 AM
I have not forgotten, it's still very much on my to-do list. Don't worry, when it's done, I'll  let ya'll know  Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Knitty is Up on: June 12, 2007 10:58:12 AM
I love the Breeze socks.  I've never knit socks mostly because I'm afraid to and because I never really felt a pull towards socks in general.  But these?  They're lovely!

In your most educated and fabulous opinions: 1) is this pattern suitable for a first sock knitting experience?  and 2) I noticed that they're knit out of 100% cotton yarn. Are they going to be saggy/slouchy?  I'm planning on subbing the yarn for another mercerized cotton that I have in my stash and want to avoid slouchy-ness.


I think you could definitely do these. Socks really aren't all that hard--and once you do one pair, you understand how they work. I think these would be a great first pair of socks, because they'll go quickly, but all the "tricky" bits are still there, so you'll get a good lesson in sockery. I was wondering about the cotton too. I've never made any cotton socks, so I can't speak from experience. I know that some cotton sock yarns contain more elastic fibers, which prevents them from being too saggy. I say go for it. Since these socks don't have legs, there's not much to slouch.
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