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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What would you knit with this yarn? on: January 21, 2007 05:52:41 PM
I posted a picture on my blog - I need some help deciding what to do with yarn in my stash.  I'm going to be doing this pretty often if you are opinionated - come on over!  I love to here ideas from different places.  I get in a "rut" with my knitting friends - we tend to have some incest going on with patterns.


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Where do you meet to knit? on: December 08, 2006 01:54:44 PM
My group is kind of looking into a new place to meet to knit.  There are a bunch of us (20-30 sometimes) & we currently meet at a coffee shop, but some of us have decided it's too dark & the vibe has changed recently....for whatever reason we are looking for a change.  So I was thinking I could get some good ideas for venues from here - not specifically for my city (dallas area) but in general.  Ideas?

We have thrown around:
other coffee shops - but there are space issues in most
hotels (which i think are resistent to a group unless we purchase stuff from their bars?) or why else would they let us?
Malls - we have several with cushy seatin areas - but would that be weird?

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help finding hair scarf / headband pattern... on: August 21, 2006 10:04:47 PM
I am looking for a thread on a hair scarf that I saw a few weeks ago.  I searched every possible combination of words I could think of but I guess I'm not right because I can not find it for the life of me.  It was a skinny scarf that had a lace or weave type pattern to it that you use to tie at the neck, like a headband, only not.  Does that make sense?  It's not the panta or other headband things I've found that are sewn together at the ends, it have material that hangs down - looks like it ties maybe?

Please help - I'm trying to find it for a friend & I could've sworn I bookmarked it, but I guess not.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do you keep track of your stash? on: August 01, 2006 03:22:31 PM
I am completely OCD & as my stash grows I am losing track of projects that I planned with the yarn I grab up.  Do you have a spreadsheet or something similar that you use?  I looked at software but I use a mac & very few software programs are Mac friendly......

Just wondering if anyone else keeps up with what they have....
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What do you do with your gauge swatch? on: July 18, 2006 07:36:06 AM
I have been looking at pattern design info & I noticed some worksheets & such say things like "attach gauge swatch here".  I was shocked.  Other sites tell of afghans & such you can make with your swatches.  I myself pull them out.  I mean, really - that is YARN. 

Curiosity got the best of me  - do you keep a gauge swatch or if you frog them like I do? 

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting patterns from Vogue - Stitchcraft on: June 20, 2006 11:25:52 AM
Does anyone know which issue of Vogue has the patterns for the projects featured in the Oxygen channel show "Stitchcraft"?  I am specifically interested in the Vittadini lace shawl (it is brown in the show) - it looks like a wrap with sleeves.  I searched their site & this site but the Vogue site & thought I had it figured out, but now I'm confused.  Does anyone have a back issue they could check for me?  Or is there a way to see the "preview" for achived issue for them?  I was going to order a back issue but I want to make sure I get the right one.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Garter Stitch Wrap from Scarf Style on: June 20, 2006 10:24:04 AM
Has anyone knit this?  If so, what kind of yarn did you use?  I really really love the idea of it & I realize it seems boring to knit, but I am thinking it could work on the pieces a little at a time.  The suggested yarn is $295.  But it calls for 3,000 yards & I am thinking that much yarn is going to be a bundle no matter what.  I found a substitution on Knitpicks but it is 29 - 50 gram balls & I am just considering the ends I'd have to weave. 

Here is the yarn she used which is admittedly gorgeous.

Pardon me if this has already been discussed but you try searching "garter stitch wrap" & see what comes up!   Roll Eyes
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How did you learn pattern modification? on: June 08, 2006 07:25:15 AM
I have been knitting for about a year & I'm beyond frustrated.  I am ready to knit a sweater for myself but it seems that every sweater I find needs some sort of modification.  My biggest frustration is that lately I'm finding patterns that are only for one size bust line - usually a 36.  I have a 42 inch bust line which from what I have figured out, generally translate to a size 20 in most sweater patterns.  I am a size 12.  So I have been told to put bust darts or similar suggestions but I don't know HOW.  I live in the Dallas area & have scoured my many many LYS & no one offers a class on pattern mods.  I have also inquired about PAYING for private lessons but haven't gotten any response.  I get a general "I'll help you comment" but it's usually from someone in a group & there isn't time to sit & concentrate with me specifically, which I need. 

Also, I hate to say this on this board, but I am 34 & dress pretty trendy - I have had several older ladies help me but then it seems to end up...well, old lady-ish.  I realize I can learn a ton from these ladies & I do appreciate the help, but I don't want them taking the trendy out of say...a Vogue Knitting pattern & I have found that to be true of the people I've been dealing with.  No offense, but I think you can understand where I'm coming from.  I don't want a boxy sweater  damn it! 

Any suggestions?  Online resources?  Help?  Huh
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection- Beth on: May 26, 2006 01:09:40 PM
I have a pile of Berrocco Vibe that I bought to make a sweater & I have decided that I don't like the pattern I was using.  So I am frogging all the pieces (gasp) and making something else.  In my search for a great pattern I came across the "Beth" in the Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection book.  Anyone want to join me?  Or for any sweater in this book in that I love every one of them! 

I am currently working on a Clapotis & am on those straight rows - I need something different / more challenging to work between the two.   Tongue

Here is my yarn (in Doo Wop)

And here are the Rowan pictures (Beth is the sweater in the middle of the first row under "more patterns in this collection"

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet edge on knitting pattern? on: April 24, 2006 09:27:37 PM
I am working on the knitted pinwheel blanket - according to the sources I have found, I need to crochet a border on it to prevent rolling of my knitting stitches around the edges.  Is anyone a knitter & can explain this to me a little better in knitter lingo?  I guess my main question / concern / problem is this:  I know how to do a chain stitch if i'm starting from scratch.  But if I have my 350 stitches on knitting needles, how do I start a crochet edge?  do i pick up the stitch with my work on the needles & then crochet & drop it off?  does this make sense at all?   Huh

Any help or direction to a site that can help would be appreciated.  thanks.
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