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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Mystery yardage - Anyone heard of this yarn? on: January 23, 2007 02:38:10 PM
I received three skeins of "Laines Jacques Fonty" 100% wool yarn this Christmas. I don't want to use them until I know how much there is (100g hanks).

I think it's a DK weight, but how do I confirm? I googled both Jacques Fonty and Laines Jacques Fonty and didn't get any useful information.

Do any of you out there know what I'm talking about? Have had experiences with this yarn? Can tell me what yardage to expect from 100g of wool probably DK weight?
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Knitter, yarn prices and snooty local yarn shops on: January 22, 2007 09:58:12 AM
Redwitch:

But you guys get possum, do you not?
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Knitter, yarn prices and snooty local yarn shops on: January 20, 2007 10:55:35 AM
It's super important to shop around for a good LYS because they do exist, believe it or not.

In fact, my favourite LYS right now is the one I got bad service at. I went back there when I saw that the person who "snooted" me wasn't working and complained about the treatment I got. Funny, I couldn't have been the first because I didn't see her behind the counter after that...

My LYS store also shows you techniques for free with jumbo needles and chunky yarn that they keep behind the desk. They also offer reasonably priced lessons (private or pre-designed). And for the budget knitter (Me!) they have SnB nights where they have an experienced knitter on hand to answer questions. You shouldn't rule out taking a course as well if you are reading about a technique that you just can't wrap your head around.

Good luck finding a great LYS.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first Colourwork, first hat, first working in the round... on: December 27, 2006 08:18:55 PM
Thanks for all the compliments guys. I have one question though:

Do I have to block the hat and if I do, how would I go about doing that?
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first Colourwork, first hat, first working in the round... on: December 24, 2006 01:03:20 AM
Hey guys, thought I'd teach myself a bunch of new skills with one project (Knitty's centre square hat - the pattern on the front of the latest issue).

So I learnt fair isle, continental knitting, knitting in the round and ssk.

WHEEEEE!

Here are some pictures.


This one shows the overall shape.

And this next one shows the colourwork close up.


The modifications I made were that instead of using two strands of worsted held together, I used a single strand of Garnstudio's Eskimo line. (The hat used two balls, in the end I had about 2 yards left of each colour). I didn't do the crown decreases until there were 8 stitches left before drawing the yarn through - I drew the yarn through the remaining stitches when there were 32 stitches left (hence the bunchier top than the one you see).

Anyways, thanks for looking. Any and all comments appreciated.
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Love Always, Charlie Swap 2 Gallery! on: November 21, 2006 12:59:59 PM
Bluebubble was my Charlie. At least that's what I've guessed from talking to lisiepeasie.
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Love Always, Charlie Swap 2 Gallery! on: November 17, 2006 10:46:44 AM
The way I see it (as a Charlie that hasn't been very good these past few months myself...) as long as you confess and make up for it!

Taloola has been pretty forgiving if you confess. I can vouch for that!
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Love Always, Charlie Swap 2 Gallery! on: November 16, 2006 08:11:29 AM
Both people disappeared - well if they were friends in real life and both found the swap a drag, they might've convinced each other that it was ok.

I only ever received one letter and one card myself. Sonjaboo was great with replying to every letter I sent her though! (and I think I know who was sending to me...)

But yeah, it really is too bad that this one fizzled. It could've been great.
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: 11/8/06 - Items That Are Not Allowed in Swap Packages on: November 11, 2006 10:52:58 AM
On the topic of not being America-centered: It is legal to share music in Canada.

So the question is: are mixed CD swaps allowed if the swaps are restricted to Canada-only?
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Love Always, Charlie Swap 2 Gallery! on: November 02, 2006 10:03:43 PM
The reason I figured out my Charlie was because the only other person I know in this swap (outside of Craftster) was sending to her! Tongue (Coincidently, my "friend" was her Charlie...)

But yeah, how is this going to work out? Because I only received 1.5 items from my Charlie...
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