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Danis
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2005 08:16:10 AM »

heart_bats:  I think the most beads I used for each ring was four.  I wanted the focus to be on the wire.

loves2experiment & dartfrog:  I like your ideas, they combine display and storage, I'll definetly have to work something out along those lines.  By the way, do you know what that book was called?  I've been looking for something like that.

Haylie:  I've been trying to make a bracelet but I've decide I want thinner wire.

I really appreciate everyones comments and ideas.
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Jane2
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2005 07:01:39 PM »

(Damn, I timed out while answering you. Guess I should take a speed typing course.)

Hi, it's Jane again - from the PM earlier.

Thought of a question - which I didn't remember if it had been asked here,
AND an answer, which I didn't know if it had been answered.

The answer first:
There has been a book out for a few years, called "Knitting With Wire", by Nancie Wiseman.  There might be more books around - try a google search for "knitting with wire book", or even "knitting with wire" (BTW, there is an excellent technical article about knitting with wire by someone in Israel - entitled "technical article 3").

Question: How hard was the knitting to do?

My PM question about the gauge of the wire you used ... can be answered if I do a bit more googling myself ... I hope.
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Jane2
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2005 07:22:58 PM »

(Never know what you're going to find by googling, Danis.)

KNITTY GRITTY, on the DIY Network has upcoming shows on:
 Knitting With Wire - Episode DKNG-304

The blurb says:
"Vickie welcomes Nancie Wiseman, the author of Knitting With Wire, to share three great projects that will utilize three different methods of knitting with wire. She'll knit a purse using knitting needles, a bracelet using the Viking method and a necklace using a tool called a Wyr Knittr?."

AIR TIMES:
October 24, 2005 - at 10:30 PM Eastern;
October 25, 2005 - at 1:30 AM Eastern;
October 25, 2005 - at 11:30 AM Eastern; and
October 30, 2005 - at 4:30 PM Eastern.

Lucky are the people who get that channel is all I can say - because I don't.
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Danis
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2005 08:27:52 PM »

I always seem to forget about searching on google.  Thanks for the info.
The wire I used was pretty soft.  I used 6 1/2 mm needles.  It wasn't too hard, each one maybe only took about 10 minutes.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2005 05:02:58 AM »

Very cool! Great use of random knitting materials, which I always heartily approve of.
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Projects in Progress - Branching Out scarf
 - Numerous knitted blanket squares

Just Finished - Midnight scarf
 - Falliage scarf
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authenticcelestial
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2005 12:13:48 PM »

nancie wiseman was also on "the art of knitting, volume 1" dvd.  she showed off her book and gave a quick tutorial on knitting with wire.  i post this just in case you are like me and don't have cable TV.  the dvd's available through netflix.  i do love these napkin rings.  the colors are great and the rings are funky and classy.  great job!
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