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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Nerds + Yarn = Mittens on: August 17, 2005 12:38:25 PM
Those are fabulous--i think I like them better than the original scarf pattern!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Magic 8 Ball Tank and Shrug w/ semi- Tutorial on: August 09, 2005 08:33:33 AM
Wow--like other posters, I love the color combination you chose--not everyone can make novelty yarns look oh-so-classy!
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting in Class on: August 05, 2005 07:21:54 AM
I know this debate has gone round a couple of times before on craftster, but I thought I'd chime in with my usual answer:

I'm a knitter. In my capacity as grad student, I've often been a teacher as well.  I have had students knit in my classes, and I have to say, most of the time it annoys the heck out of me.  My feeling is that if you're doing something that is occupying both hands, you're not taking notes.  And yes, I know that not everyone needs to take notes or feels that it's productive to do so--but I notice that even students who don't take notes get out a notebook and a pen anyhow.  Hell, I'd like to be knitting while I'm teaching, but I know that it would be distracting to the students, and ultimately would interfere with my ability to write on the board!

Maybe we can turn this debate into something a little more productive, and suggest some ground rules for polite knitting in class--I'll start with one that many have suggested already

1. Ask your prof first. Respect her answer if she say no, or if she puts other conditions on when you can knit (i.e. "only during films")

any other suggestions?
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Feathers Shawl (fiddlesticks) on: August 04, 2005 11:32:48 AM
Holy cow--that's beautiful! It's nice to see something in the handpaintedyarn.com laceweight--I've been wondering how that looks!  Turns out it looks gorgeous!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Hudson Sweater from Jane Ellison Noro Book on: August 04, 2005 11:29:25 AM
Ooh, love it.  I'm not familiar with eco-wool--how does it feel? Is it scratchy? soft?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: dit dit dit da da da... hat! on: July 27, 2005 12:03:04 PM
I love the idea of hidden messages in knitwear--very Madame Defarge of you! Morse code seems perfect for fair isle knitting, too!

27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My t-shirt rug with semi-tute on: July 25, 2005 07:59:18 AM
Ok, great minds really do think alike--last summer I made a rug using the same pattern, also using my husbands old t-shirts. (The colors are totally different, so at least there's that . . ) it's worn really well, and if it weren't for the hand trauma induced by all of that cutting, I'd totally make a bigger one.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: neopolitan stripe hoody on: July 21, 2005 05:25:12 PM
Wow, I love that hoodie--are those short rows giving the stripes such a cool shape?  That looks highly publishable to me . . . .
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: different colourway = different gauge! on: July 14, 2005 05:03:03 AM
Wow, that sucks that there was SO much variation.  I have knit with Silk Road Aran before, and I do remember seeing that the regular Silk Road Aran and the Aran Tweed had rather different yardages and gauges.  This wasn't by any chance a change from the Aran to the Aran Tweed, was it? 

I would also recommend wet blocking--these yarns tend to grow a LOT--so you never know, you might be able to fix _some_ of the problem through blocking.

I would write to Jo Sharp's company--you never know, you could be bringing an important problem to their attention.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How about this Anthropologie cardigan on: July 12, 2005 02:40:33 PM
The stitch pattern also looks kinda like the streaming leaves yoga blanket from the summer 04 IK.

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