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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Survey: How Much Do You Pay for Yarn? on: February 24, 2008 05:23:08 PM
yes, we can convert to american dollars, but i don't think that translates very well. i feel bad about voting now that i see the other comments. for example, the generic cotton yarn that i buy costs around R$5, which is roughly US$3 today. 400m each ball. the stuff i buy when i want something nicer costs R$5 too, but with only 250m. and i just bought 2 balls of bamboo yarn, for R$10 (US$5,890) each, with 260m. but i've seen in several american online shops, most bamboo yarn costing between US$7 and US$ 15, less than 100m. comparing it directly i'm sure american knitters would go OMG CHEAP at what i paid. me? not so thrilled. that's a few very good meals i won't be getting, and almost 4 times what i would usually pay.

I know it's a tough question, especially when you're not getting the yarn in US like most people filling it out are. I really don't have any words of wisdom though other than to estimate as best you can. Of course, you don't HAVE to fill it out if you feel bad about it...
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Survey: How Much Do You Pay for Yarn? on: February 24, 2008 09:22:07 AM
Thanks to everyone who replied!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I'm back on craftster! With 8 new dresses! on: February 24, 2008 09:18:05 AM
Wow! Those are gorgeous! I especially like 1, 6 and 8.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Survey: How Much Do You Pay for Yarn? on: February 20, 2008 07:26:23 PM
Well, theoretically it should be restricted to Americans because those were the people who filled out the CYCA's survey. For my project though it really doesn't matter because the survey is specifically about American money and even if people from other places just approximated the amounts and answered anyway that's fine because it gives me possible inaccuracies to write about in my paper.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Survey: How Much Do You Pay for Yarn? on: February 19, 2008 08:23:42 PM
Thanks! Yeah, it is supposed to be just the one question, all I have to do for the class is compare the results from that question to the results that the Craft Yarn Council of America got by calling people randomly and asking the same thing. Thanks again for participating.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Survey: How Much Do You Pay for Yarn? on: February 19, 2008 07:47:15 PM
Since my goal for senior year seems to be to incorporate knitting into every class I take, Ive convinced my statistics teacher that surveying knitters for our class project is an excellent plan. The idea is to find out how much knitters from knitting websites usually spend on one skein/hank/ball of yarn and compare that to what the Craft Yarn Council of America says knitters in general usually spend. So, if you dont mind, would you please fill it out? It should only take a couple minutes, and its all in the interest of education after all. Of course Ill be posting the results when its done. Heres the link and thanks so much!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: crop vest on: October 24, 2007 08:30:00 PM
That's really cool. Also, I might have misunderstood you, but Latvia isn't in Russia, it's next to Russia, but it's its own country now and same with Estonia...
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: October 2006 Birthday Month Swap on: October 10, 2006 08:44:36 AM
Hi, Im Carreen from New York/Connecticut. Im in 11th grade in school and Im constantly trying to find time in which to craft, (I often try to knit in class which sometimes proves to be a bad idea). My birthday is the 29th of October and I'll be turning 17. While at school the best part of the day is ceramics which I also work on at home, (and I really need a better apron!) and after school I do backstage work for the school plays before going home to knit and occasionally doing homework. My favorite color is blue, but I like most everything except for orange and purple. Well, orange can be okay in some circumstances Happy birthday to all the other October babies out there and heres my list!

1. Sewing patterns/instructions/fabric (Im still a beginner looking for somewhat simple projects)

2. An apron! (I really need one, either for ceramics or for less messy crafts so it could be either a big denim ceramics one or a little half apron thing with cute fabric, whichever you like)

3. Wool dye

4.Wool to spin

5. A new bag (eee! I love new bags, anything is great, backpacks, messengers, or totes)

6. Yarn of course (esp handspun!)

7. Knitting needles, (any size is appreciated, I keep having to give them away to new knitters, so it wouldnt hurt to have more than one set in a size)

8. Anything knit by anyone

9. A more fashionable tape measure (I tend to wear mine around my neck a lot and its sort of ugly and annoying, definitely need a more fashionable one!)
10. Better stitch markers (mine suck and tend to fall off)
11. Better point protectors
12. A needle roll thing
13. Any kind of stuffed animal
14. Any jewelry (esp rings or necklaces)
15. Cool paper supplies

16. Things Halloween related (Ill leave that up to you, anything would be cool)
17. A surprise!
Thanks in advance and again, a very happy birthday to everybody!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Crochet Hoop earrings on: August 27, 2006 08:25:21 PM
Wow, those are so cool! I never would have even thought of doing that, Im a knitter mostly and I think Ive pretty much forgotten how to crochet but seeing these has made me think of taking it up again, it also makes me almost with I had pierced ears. Thanks for sharing!
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wishlist Swap 7 -- Swapping start now! on: February 23, 2006 10:09:58 AM
I claim rockstr009, I'll make fuzzy feet!

Here's my list

A learn how to spin kit
A really strong tote bag for school
A big apron for ceramics
I too would love some handspun yarn
Old knitting magazines or patterns or good yarn, (preferably natural fibers)
Knitted socks??? I know it's a long shot, but just in case anybody wants to make some...
A learn how to make those little puffy paper stars kit, I cant ever find the skinny paper
A longish necklace with a craft related pendent
Anything knitted, surprise me.
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