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1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: First garment: Suggested patterns from SnB? on: February 18, 2005 03:39:34 PM
My hoodie was my 1st sweater (only having done some blankets and scarfs and things prior) and though the pocket shaping was hard to wrap my head around, I found it all quite manageable. I do wish I had measured better though so it were a bit longer and I wish I hadn't been a cheapskate about yarn since it's now too itchy to wear very often, especially while holding my baby. OH well! Live and learn!
Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Gauging - help on: February 04, 2005 04:58:18 PM
My understanding is that the gauge listed in the pattern is always listed with the number of inches the sts and rows should st up to. For example, your example pattern would read: 24 st & 28 rows = 4", which means a 4" x 4" square. So your gauge for this pattern is 24/4 or 6 sts per inch.
As far as getting gauge, I'm not good at that part either. I can calculate it, but I'm not too good at making my sts equal the correct gauge. My experience is that you just have to experiment. The easiest way for me to understand gauge when I started out was when I tried to use a Lion Brand chenille on #6 needles to make a scarf. My gauge was WAY too tight for my yarn. Now using the same Lion Brand chenille on #10.5 needles made a very sweet scarf!
So Tiny, go to your LYS and pick up a skein of super cheap bulky-as-hell yarn (like a chenille) and a pair of #11s or something. Also while you're there, pick up a superfine, baby weight yarn and a pair of #3s or 4s. Knit up a swatch in each to check out the difference. Then, when you read patterns you will have a better idea of what your project will look like based on the gauge!
Hope this helps,
katie
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Bunny Hat! on: January 27, 2005 09:01:31 AM
I love it! I totally want to make this for my daughter but was put off by the price of the recommended yarn (I haven't had great luck with substituting based on price... things always end up a bit itchy) what did you use?
4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Basic Cable from...SNB Nation!!! on: January 19, 2005 09:19:28 AM
I finished this last night (no pic yet. sorry... will try to do one tomorrow after I have put away all of the edges)
I loved cabling (once I figured out how to read the pattern!) and am proud that I  have one more skill under my belt!
The funnest part for me though of this one was using the yarn my folks brought me back from New Zealand: it's a merino/opossom blend! Way cool!
Will post pic asap...!
5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / intarsia in the round ? on: December 17, 2004 09:35:42 AM
hey everyone! This is not a SNB project, but I am attached to y'all so I hope you don't mind me asking my question here...
I am using SNB's intarsia instructions to make a Christmas stocking for my 6 mo old daughter that has elmo wearing a Christmas hat on it. I'm working it in the round so I have less finishing at the end (on dpns though so the heel and toe are easy to do) but I'm confused...

SNB says that when working with 1 block of color, there should be 3 strands, 1 for before the block of color, 1 for the block of color itself, and then 1 for after the block of color. How does this translate when working in the round? I have so far just been cutting my ends whenever I come to the color and starting fresh on the other side, however, if possible, I would like to have fewer ends to weave in when done. Any thoughts?

TIA, katie
6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: NEW s n' b book to be out late fall! on: November 16, 2004 09:17:32 AM
Karma:
Where in Seattle are you? I am from the South Sound. Personally, I am horribly upset that we live so close to the Amazon.com headquarters, and yet my preorder from Amazon has not frickin' arrived yet?!?!?!? (though now my wrath is directed more at the shipping company...why in God's name would it take a week to get from Salt Lake City to me?Huh Why? Why?) Angry

--katie
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: NEW s n' b book to be out late fall! on: November 05, 2004 10:01:59 AM
OMG! OMG! Thank you Debbie for the preview!!! I am so excited I can hardly wait!!! Esp. for the pattern editing section! And the flaming sweater! And the car-sessories!
Stupid Amazon--still tells me that it's expected to ship 10/14! But now lists release date as 11/14! *sigh* Oh well...I'm sure I'll love it when I get it!
(and that bunny hat will be adorable on my daughter for Easter!)

Thanks again, Debbie!
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: NEW s n' b book to be out late fall! on: November 02, 2004 09:13:20 AM
I LOVE JON STEWART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry... just had to state that for the record. A few years ago, a friend of mine photoshopped me into a picture with him so it looked like he had his arms around me... *sigh* He is yummy! ( just don't tell my hubby the extent of my lust for Jon...it might make him feel inadequate)...
Maybe I should use the "knit your own rockstar" instructions to knit a Jon Stewart... hmmm... ideas are brewing in my head...  Wink

9  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: NEW s n' b book to be out late fall! on: October 29, 2004 08:55:22 AM
Thanks for the update, Debbie!!! I'm so looking forward to it!
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: NEW s n' b book to be out late fall! on: October 28, 2004 08:52:23 AM
I preordered from amazon and here is what my account says re: the order:

Shipping estimate: November 5, 2004
Delivery estimate: November 8, 2004 - November 10, 2004

(god, i hope that's true!)

however, there is also a long disclaimer about what estimates mean. please, oh, please let them be able to ship it on the 5th!
I preordered from amazon as well back in August and my delivery estimate was two weeks ago. Actually, I'm a little annoyed that no one has updated it  Angry... oh well.
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