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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Decemberists swap on: May 29, 2008 12:17:48 PM
Have you checked eBay? Sometimes you can find stuff like that on there.
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Son of SNB DJ Bag question on: May 29, 2008 12:07:15 PM
So I searched the board, and then all of Craftster, and apparently no one here has made this bag and posted about it. I find that hard to believe, but I bow down to the power of the search engine anyway. So then I googled it. And I couldn't even find any blog posts of people making it! What??

So this bag, which is awesome by the way (seriously, no one's made it? I just can't get over that!), is knit using two strands of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. The flap has an intarsia design on it. Anyway, it's a simple question, but I'm not much of a felter whatsoever, so I don't really know. This will be my first "real" (not experimental) felted project. Would it be more prudent, in the interest of not having 4 strands of yarn active while doing the flap, to use a bulky yarn instead of two worsted? Or should I just follow instructions for my first felt project?

Thanks ya'll!
3  Illinois / Illinois: North / Re: New Lincoln Square Stitch n' Bitch on: April 09, 2008 10:52:48 PM
I live across the street from the Book Cellar and I don't think it's still happening. I would, however, be up for starting a new Lincoln Square SnB, if anyone else was into it. Otherwise it wouldn't be too different from knitting/crocheting alone, which is what I do anyway.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Decemberists swap on: February 14, 2008 06:49:30 PM
I would be SO INTO THIS.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: July, July! Knucks AND Purled Beret on: January 27, 2008 04:26:23 PM
I'm a huge fan of the Decemberists, and your beret! I may or may not (okay, may) copy it.

The knucks are the bomb too!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sweater with bear on: November 11, 2007 04:54:39 PM
First of all, please tell me that there's a grownup sized pattern for that. Second, please tell me where to find it.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Un-coloring bamboo needles? on: October 26, 2007 04:15:53 PM
So, I just finished knitting a dark teal hat using bamboo needles. Very shortly after I started it, I noticed that my needles had developed a definite teal hue. I searched for this, because it's never happened to me before, and all I was able to find was a bunch of websites saying to rub them with wax paper, and this blog post by Grumperina.

Pretty much everything is about getting gunk off needles, but I want to get color out of them. I haven't tried anything, because I don't want to screw up the needles.

Any suggestions?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty's Calorimetry help Please on: October 21, 2007 10:06:10 PM
To personalize mine, rather than do tons of crazy math, I did a gauge swatch. Then I measured my head, figuring out how many stitches I would need (let's say my swatch was 20 stitches as 4.5 inches across, and my head is 22 inches where I would wear the piece, just multiply by 5 - 100 stitches). Then, round up or down to the closest multiple of 4. Then I just did the repeat until it was half the width I wanted.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stains on Acrylic? on: October 21, 2007 10:00:40 PM
So much of getting stains out is knowing what made the stain. You could try soaking it as you would recycled yarn, with some kind of soap. Maybe stain-fighting laundry detergent, or some of that powdered oxyclean type stuff. I don't know if that will really help, but it's usually what I do if I have a stain to get out of fabric.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: best wool for making a calorimetry on: October 16, 2007 01:22:01 AM
You can really use pretty much anything (I've made several Calorimetries, using different wools, as well as cotton). I like merino wool the best, because it isn't itchy, but really anything except an acrylic yarn should work. Maybe not silk. Those can both make your hair crazy.
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