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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Stripy Basic Wristwarmers on: October 21, 2007 09:30:31 PM
My first non-Stitch 'n Bitch project. I did it in stripes because everything's better in stripes. The thumb holes look a bit wonky, but I fixed that when I wove in the ends. I used Caron Simply Soft in white and dark green, done on three US #7 double-pointed needles. The pattern can be found here: http://www.whatifknits.com/?p=4

2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / First FO: Kittyville Hat on: October 14, 2007 08:26:24 PM
After many many aborted scarves, I have finally finished a project: The Kittyville Hat.

My girlfriend Keri (kiwikero) modeling her new hat.

I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn on size 7 circular needles and double pointed needles. It's not technically entirely mine (my girlfriend did the pom-poms, I don't have the patience for it), but overall I'm really proud of the way it turned out.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A Quick Question About a Circular Sweater on: October 09, 2007 06:33:28 AM
Ah hah! Thanks guys. I've never had to use circulars to knit a normal piece, so the thought didn't occur to me. ^^ And it does seem easier (6 inches in) to hold the circular needle steady as opposed to two straight needles with all this weight.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A Quick Question About a Circular Sweater on: October 08, 2007 09:28:29 PM
I'm hoping to make this sweater: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTbanff.html but the first bit of the instructions confuse me. It indicates right and wrong sides for certain stitch patterns, but because I'm using circs, do I even HAVE a WS or RS?

Having read the rest of the instructions, I'm tempted to think that this is actually for straight needles and no one tld me, but the materials clearly ask for circs and nothing else. I'm at a bit of a loss. Can anyone help?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fingerless Gloves- Lime Green! on: October 04, 2007 06:37:27 PM
Those are terribly swanky. They give me hope for my own gloves-in-progress.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn Choice Question! on: October 04, 2007 02:39:41 PM
Alright, so I've already made a Kitty Hat and a Ribbed Scarf, I was looking for a new challenge. At the moment I'm making some fingerless gloves, but I expect to be done with those in a few days. My Girlfriend suggested doing a sweater so I looked in my knitting books and found the Under The Hoodie from Stitch 'n Bitch. Now my question is:

Can I use acrylic yarn on this project?

I asked my knitting friends, and they both replied with a resounding "NO! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING??" Acrylics, they say, are for scarves and hats and gloves, but not sweaters and certainly not socks (which, I understand, because stinky wet crunchy acrylic socks would be icky). The reason for this is that acrylic is "way too rough" for garments that lie on the skin.

Normally, I would be fine with this, but I don't have the money to buy nice yarn. I do, however, have tons of Caron Simply Soft lying around. Now, I thought this was soft enough, but having never made a sweater, I can't be sure.

So has anyone out there used SS on a sweater project and liked it? Hated it? Does it pill too much to look nice for any length of time?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Central Park Hoodie on: October 04, 2007 02:18:56 PM
This is gorgeous! I guess the pattern is in one of the Stitch 'n Bitch books?
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Bettie Page KYORockstar on: October 02, 2007 09:39:34 PM
That is terribly adorable. I've never done something so small; what kind of needles did you use for it?
9  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Kittyville hats are better when they match on: October 02, 2007 09:36:41 PM
I love these hats! They inspired me to actually finish my first project: my very own Kittyville hat! ^^ That bow is so cute, did you just do some i-cord and make a bow and attach it, or something more complex?
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Under Where? Under The Hoodie on: October 02, 2007 09:30:18 PM
Which book was this in? I'm looking for my first sweater-type project, and this looks fun. Was it hard? (PS: I love Simply Soft. This has nothing to do with the fact that I ca't afford anything else ^^)
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