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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: LoveHateKnitty on: August 16, 2006 01:51:48 PM
i, too, hate ponchos.  mostly because my body shape + poncho = huge.  ick.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: a few random, unrelated questions on: July 27, 2006 09:38:14 AM
i don't have a cracking wrist problem, but i do sometimes have cramping, and even if you don't have problem, i highly recommend stretching out your hands and lower arms, flex and relax, to ease the strain. 
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: can't believe i'm tracking down a novelty yarn on: July 26, 2006 02:29:59 PM
i think we might have this at my LYS - i'll check for you when i work on friday Smiley
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone know where I can buy this yarn? on: July 26, 2006 02:28:17 PM
i'll check at the LYS i work at, let me know if you don't have any luck finding it.  i'm pretty sure we still have some Smiley
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Armadillo Beer Can Holder on: July 26, 2006 02:25:35 PM
love it!  i love armadillos, i might have to try one of these myself Smiley
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting nature- by norah gaughan on: July 24, 2006 09:31:06 AM
i just ordered from knitpicks and i can't wait!  thanks for the correction info, i'm sure it will be very helpful!

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: felting frustration, grr on: July 21, 2006 10:30:48 AM
several comments to add:

- i have found that the majority of wools i've tried take at least 2 agitation cycles to felt much at all.

- the spin cycle has been okay for me IF the item is at the size i want AND i don't let it spin very long, maybe a minute once the water is mostly out.  that way you get a lot more water out of it (dries faster) but you don't end up with as many creases.

- soap is nice, i find it does help the felting, and sometimes will cut down on the "stinky wet wool" thing that some people don't enjoy

- be sure rinse your item (but be careful of cold water if you absolutely don't want it to felt any more!) because you don't want to leave the soap stuff in your wool - depending on the soap, the chemicals can wear into your wool and cause it to break down (so i've been told!)

- and i haven't tried, as i don't have a front-load washer, but i know you can felt in a front-loader.  you might google felting + front load washer and see what you get (or ask here?)

have fun!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Space Invader Hat on: July 13, 2006 01:29:28 PM
oh that's a different site than mine, cool!
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Space Invader Hat on: July 13, 2006 11:06:30 AM
i love it!!  i bet it's the same space invaders chart i have - i've been meaning to make something out of it, too, and now you've inspired me ... maybe a hat and matching scarf & mittens!  nice work!!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How big of difference.. on: July 12, 2006 09:36:51 AM
it will really only make a difference if you start doing more involved stitch patterns.  in the long run, you will most likely be happier with your work if all of your knits and all of your purls go the same way. 
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