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« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2006 05:40:56 AM »

That isn't true. Some people consider themselves vegan but still use wool and/or honey, because the animals aren't actually killed for those products.
well then they ain't vegan..vegans don't use honey.
by that no-one-was-killed logic vegans could drink milk too..
(i really don't meen to be rude or anything  Smiley )
Maybe this should be on another topic..
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« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2006 08:38:29 AM »

Yes, I agree. We could argue this point for a very long time, but this is not the place for it.
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« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2006 02:11:03 PM »

Oh, damn! Everyone else is done with theirs! I cast on 120 of Kraemer's Summit Hill (it's a merino superwash) in ruby for my daughter, Veronica. I really hope that it is the right size because I don't think I can get another "cheap'n dirty" item done for her and her twin sister in time for Christmas.

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« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2006 02:25:24 PM »

damn this pattern. 
I'm about 1/2 way in and this thing is SOOOOOOOOO HUGE!  It could seriously eat my head.  If I continue with the other half it will resemble knitty's hallowig.  I noticed a lot of you were doing 80 stitches.  This is an excellent idea.  Even the flattened out one in the picture only has about 90 stitches (yea, in my frustration I counted them.)
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« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2006 02:56:58 PM »

Here's the thing: I don't agree with a lot of what my sister does. She's kinda' hypocritical. She will condemn me for knitting her something out of wool but will find the "cutest pair of suede boots" and "has to buy them!" See...? So I am trying to be "good" for her for Christmas but... long funness!
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« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2006 03:15:13 PM »

Well you don't want to waste your time knitting her something that you love, but she won't wear for reasons of morality.  What I would suggest is going with a nice acrylic, like simply soft, and using an earthy color, such as tan to get a hemp-like look. 
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« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2006 03:34:41 PM »

I've been trying to divine why 120 is so big. Has anyone used the pattern called for yarn for anything else? Is it elastic/stretchy at all, or is it like wooly rope? The only thing I can figure is that the Filatura di Crosa 127 Print (its says its 100% Merino) has no stretch on its own whatsoever, so for the Calorimetry to be stretchy at all it needs the 120 stitches in ribbing.

But then, as FunkyHooker says, not even the pictured one is 120. Girl, you must have been frustrated to sit and count the stitches!

Looking on the Knitty forums... we aren't the only knitters having trouble with the original pattern number.
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« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2006 04:22:30 PM »

damn this pattern. 
I'm about 1/2 way in and this thing is SOOOOOOOOO HUGE!  It could seriously eat my head.  If I continue with the other half it will resemble knitty's hallowig.  I noticed a lot of you were doing 80 stitches.  This is an excellent idea.  Even the flattened out one in the picture only has about 90 stitches (yea, in my frustration I counted them.)
Poor girl, you counted?  I agree w/everyone else though, I think if I do another I might make it 70 sts.

Although...does anyone who's good at patterns and math and stuff know whether the # of sts has to be a multiple of a certain number?
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« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2006 04:25:06 PM »

it just needs to be an even number, unless you are paying strict attention to the number of short rows. I just guessed about 90 stitches and did enough shortrows that looked about right.
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« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2006 04:27:08 PM »

So...how do you figure out how many short rows to do?  Does it just work itself out? 

I'm sorry, but I have a phobia of branching off too far from the pattern.  Undecided
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