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mediadiva
« on: June 14, 2004 09:40:07 AM »

I found this forum when looking for Stich'n'Bitch in Atlanta. I found the Atlanta Crafting Group looks really awsume so I hope to get out to one of those if it's still going on!

I am 25 and I started learning to knit in late April. I am addicted. As the ladies call the yarn store, it is a "crack house" because it's like a drug you need your FIX!


This may sound dorky but I want to knit bath matts! Designer cotton ones can be so pricey why not make our own!

Here is one:
http://www.handworksgallery.com/splash.jpg

It's from http://www.handworksgallery.com/r29kits.htm  Rowan Magazine Nr. 29 which I am anxiously awaiting via snail mail.

A sweater for my sister son:
http://knit.mediadiva.net/archives/werk_03-thumb.jpg

Pattern:
http://www.sirdar.co.uk/FTP/ProductLargeImages/2062.jpg


Next up:

Rowan
http://www.handworksgallery.com/moonbeam.jpg

Dale of Norway
http://www.woodlandwoolworks.com/Knitting/Yarn/DaleofNorway/Trend123/Trend123Cvr.jpg
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ednathewitch
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004 04:00:08 PM »

Where in N Atlanta are you? I was in Roswell for the past 2 years, but DH & I just moved to Marietta about a month ago.  Craft group is definitely still going on. Check the thread, there's a meeting this Thursday.  You should join us and bring your knitting! I knit, too, but haven't been able to buy any yarn with a clear conscience since the beginning of the year when I was "downsized."  Now that I'm finally working again, perhaps I'll start buying yarn again. But first thing's to finish my shapely tank so hubby doesn't get too suspicious.

Melissa
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004 07:00:13 PM »

oh great maybe you can help me with this freakin sophie bag, its giving me hell! RIBBIT RIBBIT!

I live in Forsyth! Work in Alpharetta. I visit Cast on Cottage in Alpharetta for my yarn and tools. Mike-Hells never has anythning and walmart is worse. Though I think Mike's has Boyles.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004 08:55:29 PM »

I'm working in Roswell now, an exit up from where I used to live, so I'll probably still go by Cast on Cottage for yarn. It was a pain to get there before they closed with my last job (near Cumberland Mall) but now that I'm working part-time, it's actually on the way home.  Nease's Needleworks in Decatur has slightly better pricing on some of their yarn, ie Cascade 220, and a great staff.  The Hobby Lobby at Holcomb Bridge & Alpharetta Hwy has a larger selection of Boye needles than Michaels.  I'm a fan of Boye's interchangable needles, which HL carries individually.  Unfortunately, their yarn is way overpriced to be Red Heart & such.  Joann's carries Clover bamboo needles, although I can't use bamboo.  My stitches get so tight that I've actually broken a needle trying to knit. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2004 09:19:18 AM »

Wow breaking a needle, wow you knit tight. Bamboo from what I understand is not good for wools and in my opinion 100% cuttons that are sticky like mission falls. I ador the alluminum Addi Turbos. I havn't used plastic.

I figure now that i work and have a fiance to share the bills with I deserve the high end tools. But even so, I am not a yarn snob (maybe I am and I am in denial..) I just think the cost of yarn is way to high. $18 for one skein! And we are not talkin aver 200 yards!! I hope knitting becomes very popuplar and drives the prices down, but i doubt it. It can cost nearly $200 to make a large sweater out of the decent wools.

I also love baby Alpaca. I want to make a cabled (Aran?) scarf with it as my first cabled project. I also have a hard time getting to that store. I have school on saturdays from 9-3 so I have to run over after school if I ever want to go or get permission from my manager to be gone for 1.5 hours for lunch.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2004 04:06:02 PM »

Forsyth County here, too!!  I have been crocheting awhile, knitting for alltogether six months.  I am terrible at it.   My experience at Cast on Cottage was not that great...  But I digress.   If you gals are getting together to stitch sometime, I would love to join! 
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2004 05:14:03 PM »

sounds like all us north GA knittiners should get together up here once a month and have knit in's!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2004 10:51:18 AM »

Sounds good to me... Any ideas on when and where?

If you guys are around Windward or Northpoint, there's always a Starbucks.  I'm sure we can put our heads together and think of somewhere fun to stitch. 

 
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2004 07:19:13 PM »

yes me and mesllisa are near windward! We both work their (if i remember what she said correctly) so maybe we could meat after work one day! There are always lunches also. I would love to meat off windward on a sunday or something for like 2 houes and knit etc.. whichever works!

If those things sound good we just need to pick a place and a date and time. I know there is a starbucks on windward on the east side that is bigger then the little one near kinkos on the west side. The one on the east side is near I think mellow muchroom.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2004 03:34:42 PM »

My job is really flexable. You two choose the time and date.  Evenings and lunches would work, if my job keeps me in Alpharetta that day. 
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