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« on: November 22, 2004 08:17:40 AM »

So on Sunday I packed my SnB books and Knit Wit and headed to a lys.  I have planned to make a few items from each book BUT then........I saw Rowan yarns for the first time and the books too!!!!

So I wind up special ordering biggie wool in bohmenian
and plan to make a sweater vest in the color.......my first garment.  This is quite a big step for me and fellow crafsters.........I am freaking!!!!! 

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004 08:50:51 AM »

Congrats Boo... I'm not quite there yet in my knitting but I anxiously look forward to the day that I am.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004 09:16:58 AM »

I am so nervous and keep thinking OMG it is my $100 vest and that doesn't include my time.  I really think I went crazy and I am losing my mind with stress. 

While I wait for my order to arrive I am making the Coney Island Fireworks Scarf from SnB Handbook.  Oh the stress!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2004 09:55:29 AM »

Booglass, it won't take you any time to knit with the Big Wool, seriously, you will probably knit it up in an afternoon!!  Good luck with it, and make sure you post a picture when you're done.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004 11:16:10 AM »

Do yourself a favour and don't think of your crafting-for-pleasure in terms of economics. It's deadly. And it goes to show you what a weird and twisted world we live in, that it costs more to make something yourself - without even counting the value of your labour - than it does to buy a similar manufactured thing. Ah, but that's where the ineffible aura of the handrafted comes in...

And scarvelous is right - the big wool will take no time at all to knit up.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2004 12:06:11 PM »

Thanks to everyone........I was really getting nervous about it but want the joy of wearing a garment, other than a hat, scarf or wrap, that I made myself.

 

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2004 04:34:00 PM »

i share your pain and trepidation!  i could have gone on, blissful in my fiber ignorance, knitting everything in acrylic cheap-o yarns...until the day i first stepped into a real yarn shop.  damn rowan and their delicious feeling yarns!!!!!!  so now, i knit presents with the cheap stuff, and i get the calmer Wink

i'm sure that you won't regret it at all.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2004 08:16:53 AM »

Ooooooooooooooooh Rowan Big Wool!!!  I just finished the Dumpling sweater (http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlinegen/currgen/kits/RowanBigWoolDumpling.asp) for my daughter to be (2.5 weeks until I pop) in the Whoosh colorway.  That rascal knitted up in a jiffy!
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