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« on: May 19, 2008 01:53:57 AM »

actually, you can, since ive been knitting lately, but not for me. see, ive got access to wool, acrylic, and cotton (god forbid: its that sugar and cream crap).
so i need your guys help:
what materials out there are cool, soft on the skin, easy to work with, etc. that can make a person living in hawaii comfortable? if you wanna see how much the weather sucks here, (no, hawaii is NOT PARADISE contrary to popular belief), go to weather.com. its so humid, my armpits are stuck together.

ive heard of silk, soysilk, bamboo...any other ideas?

please, help a sweaty girl out!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008 06:21:06 AM »

Linen?
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008 11:21:58 AM »

what are you wanting to knit..

being from HI I know that somethings will go off better than others..but how about just some simple headbands to keep your hair out of your face..or some market bags for shopping..some slippahs for wearing around the house..

hmm..I am not at all familiar with wearable yarn..but I would venture to say that boucle or even eyelash would fair well..

good luck and let me know what you come up with..
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008 09:45:15 PM »

Well, I live in Thailand - and do not knit for myself! Instead I knit for lots of other people and use every fiber available. As long as I have cloth over my lap (no direct contact with the wool or acrylic) and a fan blowing on me, I can keep knitting. Oh. and powder beside me to powder my hands now and then (cornstarch type).

The sugar and creme cotton is great - for baby things as well as for things to use in your kitchen such a towels and dishcloths. It is soft, washes well ... and useful!

If you want to make something for yourself, go to the crochet thread and tiny needles. Or some of the bigger crochet thread and somewhat larger needles - and make yourself some of the lacy tops.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 03:10:49 AM »

I live in Hawaii too... And i can't give you any advise but have you been to the Yarnstores in Honolulu yet? there are a few good ones and the lady's that work there know a lot... and they can probably help you out...
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008 09:58:28 AM »

Halcyon Yarns has a yarn called Wick which is touted as being able to keep your skin dry and cool.  Maybe it would make a good choice if you want to wear what you knit. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008 08:46:31 PM »

i highly recommend handmaiden sea silk.  i knit a scarf for my mother in this and it was the most pleasurable yarn i've ever worked with.  it stayed light and cool in my hands and is SO incredibly soft.

it is a bit expensive....but the one hank was enough for the scarf/shawl with some leftover.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 04:00:30 AM »

I had to laugh... just a little as I read your post.   Why?  I was just in Cambodia and Vietnam on holiday... and I took my WOOL yarn with me to work on some of my log cabin squares for my 'future afghan'... (during all the waiting time... there were 6 of us on the trip and with that amount of people- there is some waiting time)  well, it was so hot and steamy... that my dark blue wool yarn 'felted' in the skein ... just enough that I have to PULL IT APART (removing the grasp of the felted fibers) to use it.

So, I can without a doubt suggest that you not use FELT-ABLE WOOL...  Roll Eyes

But, I think that the suggestions of the cloth on your lap, some powder for your hands and a nice cool fan or AC blowing on you will make it possible to knit... at least small things... Huh

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008 03:42:40 PM »

it's funny, growing up in hawaii we frequently wore beanies and long sleeved tops and hoodies!  now when i go back to visit, i can't even imagine wearing long sleeves...  i didn't learn to knit until i moved to washington, but i would say that you could knit lots of tanks and tees out of cotton and cotton blends!
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008 04:07:54 PM »

know its been awhile since the first posting but I was wondering..whats wrong with sugar n cream..I like it..you think its crap Huh
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