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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kyuuto: Lacy Crochet book on: February 27, 2008 06:19:17 AM
Go to this webpage, and click "View More Images" underneath the picture of the book: http://www.knitpicks.com/Kyuuto!+Lacy+Crochet_BD31015.html.  It's got twelve images of different projects in the book.   Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: i'm free! on: August 10, 2007 11:02:38 AM
Congrats!  I made the lotus blossom tank last summer, and it's quite lovely.  See, knitting in the round isn't so bad.  Actually, I don't ever use straight needles anymore, even for flat projects!   Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A good first sock? on: July 27, 2007 10:38:52 AM
I just finished Monkey last night!  It was my first pair of socks, and I'd say it was simple enough to follow but still interesting to knit.  The only thing I should mention is that the pattern for Monkey calls for two skeins, 196 yards each.  Now, I subbed 2 skeins of yarn that were 175 yards each and had a little left over, but not much.  That makes me think that 180 yards would not be enough for Monkey, and I have to wonder if that would be enough for any pair of socks?  The more experienced sock knitters would know better than me.  Maybe you could get a pair of ankle socks out of 180 yards?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ravelry! Extra invites... on: July 16, 2007 01:23:04 PM
I got my invite today! Grin  I'm KnitsyBitsy over there too if anyone wants to be my friend.  Tonight I'll have to upload some pictures.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Round 3 GALLERY on: July 12, 2007 09:08:47 AM
I'm so glad you liked everything Mrs.Veghead!  I'm glad Sophia likes her new bib, and I almost laughed out loud (at work!) when I saw the bib on you too!  Awesome pictures!

I've had so much fun knitting dishcloths!  As I was finishing the ones for this swap, DH asked me, "so, are you finally done making dishcloths? I think we have enough to last us awhile..."  But you know what?  If a round 4 just happens to come about, I think I'll sign up again!   Grin
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? on: July 09, 2007 10:41:56 AM
I've been following this thread for a long time, and I finally have an experience to add.

This weekend I went to a bachelorette party and wore a top that I made and am extremely proud of (a knit/crochet top in fairly small gauge).  One of the ladies I hadn't met before commented on how much she liked it, and I thanked her and humbly mentioned that I made it myself.  She responded, "no way!  I love it!  Would you make one for me?  I'll pay you!"  Thanks to this thread, I smiled apologetically and told her I was very flattered but it took me so long to make that I couldn't possibly make one for a reasonable price.  She replied that she understood and had no idea how long it took to make handmade things.

I think that's the problem with many (though not all) of the people who ask us to knit things for them: they simply don't realize how much effort it takes, and for everyone who falls into that category I think my response would suffice.  But it seems a lot of people in this thread run into people with a distinctly different problem: lack of manners.  They're always much harder to deal with without stooping to their level of poor manners.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Round 3 GALLERY on: July 08, 2007 11:39:17 AM
Finally I'm getting around to posting pictures!  I received a wonderful package from the very talented Mrs.Veghead on Thursday:

First, both washcloths were wrapped in cute little bundles with some Burt's Bees products.  Mrs.Veghead how did you know I love Burt's Bees?!  (Then again, who doesn't?  Grin)

Here's the knitted dishcloth in a pretty basketweave design, and Bay Rum Exfoliating Soap and Banana Hand Crme.

And because she's so versatile, she crocheted me the other dishcloth!  They're both a lovely Granny Smith Apple green, which matches my kitchen perfectly!  Thank you so much Mrs.Veghead!  Kiss
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Aran Island Mittens from Folk Mittens on: July 06, 2007 06:00:29 AM
Those are gorgeous!  I have yet to try making mittens, but I think these may inspire me to knit up a pair for myself.  I'll have to check out that book!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Doing it in public: Leave me alone and let me knit! on: June 22, 2007 08:57:28 AM
I have a great story!  I've been reading this thread since its inception, but I rarely get bothered when I knit in public.  Well, yesterday I went for a pedicure at a Vietnamese place where the manicurists don't speak much English, and as usual I pulled out my knitting as I sat down.  The woman who was about to start my pedicure looked at me in surprise and started laughing, pointing at me and speaking in Vietnamese to one of the other girls who also started laughing.  The other girl asked me what I was making, and I replied a dishcloth, thinking "what, they've never seen a young woman knit before?!", not noticing that the woman assigned to do my pedicure had disappeared.  Then, to my surprise, she reappeared, carrying a pair of needles and a ball of purple chenille!  She was a knitter too!  Their laughter wasn't mocking laughter at all, it was delight to see a fellow knitter!  That'll teach me to judge!   Cheesy
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Round 3! (Signups 6/13-6/19; SO 7/13) on: June 18, 2007 01:02:54 PM
Just realized I had forgotten to post that I'm signed up!  I had so much fun with Round 2, I'm back for more.

although i just got burned on round 2, i have faith in humanity... so i'll send my info when i get home from work tonight

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry to hear you got burned.  I'd be happy to send you an angel package if you like.  Let me know!   Smiley
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