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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: favorite yarn brands on: February 16, 2009 02:16:03 PM
I third Caron Simply Soft.  I've made two raglans for my four year old boy, and he loves them.

Also, www.knitpicks.com is awesome.  Their Wool of the Andes is great for felting.

Good luck!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cylon Centurion Hat on: January 16, 2009 07:21:39 AM
That is frakking awesome.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting at work on: October 09, 2008 02:24:13 PM

She said I could do anything "surf the internet, read, just don't knit"


I work at the front desk of a hotel, and when business is slow and it's late at night, I bust out my knitting.  All of my managers have seen me knit, and, though they give me strange looks, they haven't repremanded me.  My arguement to them would be that since there's nothing else going on, what difference does it make whether I'm reading or writing or knitting, just so long as I'm available when someone needs me?  To me, reading and knitting at work amount to the same thing except you have more to show when you've knit and people ask more questions as far as what you're knitting as opposed to what you're reading.

Then again, some places are strict and some places aren't.  My management is super lax, so we can get away with a lot of things people normally wouldn't be able to at work.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting for Anime Nerds on: July 10, 2008 08:34:41 PM
I'm also thinking about making him a little cat with sharingan eyes and the Uchiha clan symbol on it's back.  If I have enough time after I finish the bag, I think I'm going to do this.


How coincidental.  You know how Naruto has his toad contract and Kakashi has his pack of ninja hounds?  Well...

[spoilers for those who aren't current on the manga]

http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/354/06/

Awesome.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting for Anime Nerds on: June 24, 2008 02:00:41 PM
Holy crap, Roy Mustang Knucks!  That's such a good idea.

Also, I've always wanted to make Rukia's glove from Bleach, but the flamey skull sort of indimidates me.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting for Anime Nerds on: June 09, 2008 02:20:04 PM
I made up Kon as I went along, so I unfortunately don't have any sort of pattern.  Sorry!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hhh... I think I'm cured of commissions forever on: June 03, 2008 11:59:11 AM
A friend of mine asked if I could knit some small baby toys for her daughter.  Luckily, my commissioner was completely in awe of my skill and probably would have overpaid me if she could have. We discussed material options before I even started the project, and, after some shopping and consideration, I decided on a reasonable $10.00 per toy.  She was quite willing to pay that per toy, plus a bit more at the end just because I'm awesome [she said].

So definitely keep the commissioner involved in the process.  Before you agree to anything, make sure the person understands what the heck they're getting themselves into as far as yarn prices and time investment.  I mean, five weeks of evenings?!  I'd want to rip out my eyes when I were done.

Any road, I wouldn't say that you were gullible, just overly-kind to assume non-knitters understand the realities of hand-knit gifts.  I mean, when I first started knitting, I was flabbergasted at quality yarn prices.  Just remember for next time, if you accept an offer, not to get caught up in the excitement and compliment of being asked to knit for commission and don't be shy about naming a price.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting for Anime Nerds on: May 06, 2008 08:05:59 AM
For iridescent:

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting for Anime Nerds on: May 01, 2008 06:30:43 AM
I'm a bit of an anime nerd, I have to admit.  A few months ago, I knit myself Kon from Bleach, which turned out quite interesting.  On my list of things to knit is Naruto's sleeping hat--http://merlinhall.blogspot.com/2007/05/naruto-hat.html--and also Usa-chan from Ouran High School Host Club (but that I'll have to figure out on my own).

The aforementioned idea of a Konoha illusion scarf is awesome, or maybe a scarf or a hat with the hi kanji [fire] since Naruto's going to become Hokage someday.

Good luck!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: If you're happy and you know it, CLAP your hands! on: December 27, 2007 07:22:13 PM
So, so beautiful!  I always love to see Clapotises.  They're pretty much foolproof and so awesome.

And also, cool shirt. Love Alice.
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