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« on: March 11, 2005 07:59:29 AM »

Ok, so maybe not everyone fantasizes about knitting paraphenalia.  But I do.  Here's mine:
A knitting pattern database.

pattern name | type | gauge | suggested yarn| yarn weight | features | yardage requirements | author | source

Where type = cardigan, pullover, vest, hat, purse, etc.
yarn weight = worsted, fingering, chunky, etc.
features = lace, cables, intarsia, etc.
source = knitty, vogue, etc.

how cool would it be to be able to be able to search for a pattern based on, say, how much yarn you have?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2005 08:08:04 AM »

Oh, wouldn't that be awesome. That way you could easily make substitutions for different yarns without having to worry about it.

Actually at this point I'd be really psyched to get a yarn database!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2005 08:17:08 AM »

That would indeed be awesome.

I am very frustrated with patterns that give you a yarn but no description of it. It would make my life, a chronic substituter, much easier. My fantasy knitting "thing" would be for it to become standard for every pattern to include a close-up picture of the yarn it uses and more information about its weight, grams per yard, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2005 08:21:49 AM »

The knitting database is definitely a great idea. 

I think stackable and foldable blocking boards would be nice.  I don't have lots of room at my place so blocking tends to be done one piece at a time since I can't set up boards everywhere.  With stackable boards (with space in between each level to lessen drying time) you could do cold blocking and then just put it all in a corner to dry.  Then you just fold it all up and put it away.  The same idea as those stacking sweater dryers but more rigid so you can pin pieces in place.
Edited to add:  Honestly, stackable blocking boards might already exist.  There aren't any LYS around here though so I am stuck with stores like Michaels...which definitely doesn't have them.

This isn't really so much knitting related but it would be nice to have a little mini metal detector too.  Like hand-sized, for when you think you've dropped a sewing pin/needle on the floor and don't feel like hauling out the vacuum...  Just kind of scan the area around you and find the pin.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2005 08:33:43 AM »

I think stackable and foldable blocking boards would be nice. 

I would try a place like the Container Store for that. They might have some kind of shelf contraption that you could modify
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2005 08:39:31 AM »

OK ... so I've got to admit it ... I'm a pretty big dork.  But I actually have a knitting database.  It's an Excel file with most of the same info as melidomi wanted, but since I'm a big "gift knitter" and don't always have the finished projects on hand I also have who I made it for, what yarn I used, and so on.  I'm also a bit of a packrat so there's also a yarn database in the same file, with what I have, what I have left and all the details (fiber, weight, cost, etc).  

If I could figure out how to attach a file to one of these, I'd put it up for all to share!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2005 08:55:00 AM »

I have a knitting database too - it includes all of the best tips and advice I come across, and some stitch patterns, and some general design guidelines. It's in FileMaker, and I based it on the recipe template. The pattern idea's a great one, though.

I'd like a beautiful, compact piece of furniture that would function as a WIP station. I would keep it in the living room, where I like to knit, and it would hold all of my active projects, tools and reference materials in order. It would replace the slumping piles of printed matter, wandering gadgets and baskets of entropic yarn I have now.
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2005 10:34:25 AM »

My fantasy knitting product:  Mechanical wrists.  Need I say more?
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2005 12:01:09 PM »

Hey gaiter_girl . . . why not get a strong magnet? Pass it over the area . . . it should attract your missing pins and needles.

I wanted a program that would make knitting charts for me if I entered the stitches  . . . . I live with a computer programmer though, so that wish was fulfilled. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2005 12:43:26 PM »

My fantasy knitting product:  Mechanical wrists.  Need I say more?
it's such a draw between this and the knitting database....buti think the mechanical wrists would help me more....
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