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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2004 07:41:50 AM »

Welp, I am going on a 2 hour-each-way car trip today, so I'm thinkin' this will be a PERFECT opprotunity to "get my knit on" hehe.
Im both excited and scared...  
Since I am in Florida, and I havn't done my research on specialty stores, I ended up with "Chunky USA" from Lion brand. Its 100% acrylic, but its al they had in the "chunky" weight.  I did, however find something called "fishermans natrual" or something to that effect that was..well, beige sheep color... 100% wool. Im not a beige kinda girl, so I was curious if anyone had dyed that stuff before?
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2004 08:47:59 AM »

Yep, you can Kool Aid dye fishermen's wool (as long as it's the 100% wool version - there's also fishermen's wool in Wool Ease that won't take the dye as well because of the acrylic). I've done it, it's pretty. It felts too!

The first thing I ever made that was useful was the very first chunky garter stitch scarf from the book - and I love it! The second thing I made was the kittyville hat - it's not hard and was a great way to learn knitting on dpns (I did the entire thing on dpns) and picking up stitches. Smiley Plus it's so gosh darn cute.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2004 10:28:59 AM »

Definitely one of the scarves...maybe the Windy City one since it incorporates knitting, purling, and yarn changes.  My first project out of SNB was the To Dye For sweater, but I had had done many many scarves in garter stich before then.  After doing a scarf project, you should be able to tackle that.
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