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651  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty's Heart Scarf Questions on: April 07, 2005 10:26:37 PM
Thank you! I got sidetracked and used the intended yarn for this weird scarf---it kinda looks like I have a red fishnet stocking around my neck, but I think it came out kinda sexy. I'll have to buy some more, as the rest of it has to be made into a bootie (got sidetracked from that project by my birthday yarn!).
652  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Rat Birthday Cake on: April 06, 2005 09:58:27 PM
As a former cake decorator I must give you props. That is the coolest cake I've ever seen. If my local grocery store sold cakes like this I'd get soooooo fat on rat-cake!
653  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: My Soap Creation -- Please tell me what you think :) on: April 05, 2005 10:29:23 PM
I immediately had dirty thoughts too. Probably shouldn't put those in the guest bathroom when mom comes for a visit. I'd be afraid of touching them after people had been in the bathroom a while. And then guilty when others used the bathroom---like what if they think they had the dirty idea first and are actually very far from first? I like it though. If I went over to your house and had to pee I'd whip out my disposable camera and take some pin up shots Wink
654  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: need input for a newspaper article i'm writing on: April 05, 2005 01:41:30 PM
I'm 24 and I just started knitting last year. I was at my boyfriend's band rehersal and the guitarist's girlfriend showed up with a big bag of yarn, needles, books, the works. She taught me to knit while they were playing so I learned completely by sight, and it wasn't til I went to look up how tos that I learned that I knit backwards, which kinda sucks when I learn anything new now. I believe she's 25, she also got the guitarist to start knitting (he's 24 I think). The more I knit, the more people I meet who knit and a lot seem to be in the 20-30 yrs. old range. I think we all do it as a creative outlet, and also for cheap gifts because we're poor college students. I haven't seen anyone showing off their new potholder, so I don't think it's a domesticity thing. They all seem to stick to scarves, I've branched out into bags, and as soon as I get a little money together, it'll be hats and mittens. For me at least, it's also a tension reliever. I started knitting when I tried to quit smokng, which helped a lot for about a week until I realized I now have two expensive vices. I knit almost everyday as a way to stay productive during downtime (riding in a car, watching a movie, waiting for my next class, etc). Hope that helps!
655  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone want to knit me up some wears? on: April 05, 2005 01:12:54 PM
I agree about the cost thing. It takes me about a day to knit a scarf (between classes, work, etc). I've cut back from $5/50g balls to some of the more inexpensive bulk stuff that's still pretty nice, but I still wouldn't sell one for less than $20. Actually, whenever I get bored with a project now, I knit up a quick scarf, put it in a little bag for storage, and by fall I'll have a whole bunch of overpriced (?) scarves to sell at festivals. It worked for a friend last year and she was hawking them for $30. I know I can't make a living this way, but I bet I'll pick up some extra Christmas money!
656  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Easy Scarf for a beginner on: April 05, 2005 02:34:08 AM
Okay, it's still curling but I think it still looks good--might even help it out! Since it's so lacy I think it's a bit wide for a winter type scarf so i may just let it curl and then lace it up in the back like a corset and make it a sexy little summer scarf! Aaaaaaaaaand I just ashed on my yarn. No smoking while knitting!
657  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mary Jane knitting baby pattern? Ideas? on: April 05, 2005 01:59:21 AM
These slippers are for adults, but the pattern is so easy I'm sure they're a cinch to convert!


I'm doing them right now and they're so easy, but time consuming on those little needles. I wish my mother-in-law was a midget. I hope she appreciates how many bad movies I watched while making them.

658  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Easy Scarf for a beginner on: April 05, 2005 01:00:25 AM
Oops, and then finish with two knit rows to finish off the border.
659  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Easy Scarf for a beginner on: April 05, 2005 12:58:14 AM
Sorry, no pics---I'm actually only 10 rows into it, but it's coming out really nice. I just wanted to share for those beginners who want to do something other than knit every row.

I'm using Red Heart Plush worsted weight in red on size 17 needles. That probably sounds weird, but it creates a lacy effect without any effort. I'm lazy!

Cast on 16 stitches. Knit two rows. Then it goes like this:

1st row of pattern: k,k,k,p,p,p,p,p,p,p,p,p,p,k,k,k
2nd row of pattern is all knit.

Keep on going til it's a scarf Smiley

The advantage is you can get a really nice stockinette stitch scarf in cheap yarn without it getting all curly (I just found out you can't really block cheap yarn). Or so I hope, that's the plan. I'll post an update when I have tested this theory more thoroughly---right now I'm watching Pirates Of Penzance while I knit and I get all excited about what I'm knitting and then you add pirates and it's all over.
660  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty's Heart Scarf Questions on: April 03, 2005 10:58:13 PM
Does anyone have a link to the pattern? I searched through knitty's archives and I can't find it. Thanks!
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