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1  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / leap of faith to Durham/ Raleigh on: April 13, 2012 08:12:35 AM
so... in 4 months I'll be moving across the pond (well, actually, across two ponds) from Israel to Durham, and I'll be studying in NC State.
I'm gonna need crafty friends and possibly a stitch 'n' bitch circle to make the move easier.
obviously, I'm a bit early here, but I guess this is sort of my stress-relieving technique... to know that some things are sorted.
so.... knitting circles? yarn stores? I wanna know all about them.
<scared kitten face>
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first cables on: November 17, 2006 09:25:33 AM
So, after much frogging, I finished my first  cable project-
cabled armwarmers Grin
I just went for it and thought of a pattern I liked for ones, bought 2 skeins of 100% Merino, and look:


close up of the cables:

it is the simplest pattern (bacause I made it myself) so if want it, I'll be glad to share!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Post of many knits on: October 16, 2006 02:04:05 AM
Yes. so I haven't been posting much new stuff lately, so there (by order of completion):
Armwarmers I made for my trip to Germany (everybody told me it's gonna be really cold. pah. It was never colder than 25C, and all I brought were long-sleeved shirts.):

knit flat and seamed, except for the thumb hole.
100% acrylic something

A baby blanket for friends (I think they're due tomorrow...)- it's gonna be a girl

the yarn is called Peter Pan, it's super duper soft (55% nylon, 45% acrylic)
simple feather & Fan with garter st. borders
started: August 25th
Finished: September 28th
(But I was abroad for 2 weeks and mourning the ending of my trip for another week out of that)

A baby blanket for another friend (she's due around December- January)- Only heaven and the Gyno(sp?) know if it's gonna be a boy or a girl, so I chose a fun- non commital yarn:

Pinwheel baby blanket
really thick acrylic yarn, knit with 8mm. circs.
ended up being 300 sts. around, and edged with crochet (made by me! I didn't know I can crochet!)
finished in- get this- TWO DAYS! ( but it was Yom Kippur, so really, there was nothing else to do)

...Aaaaaand, Knitty's Topi, for a waiter in a cafe that wanted my denim hat, so I promised I'll knit him a hat instead.
made, again, with 100% acrylic (he wanted cheap and dark green)
no variations to the pattern.
started: Thursday, October 12th
finished: yesterday, Sunday, October 15th

And a kitty shot:

started: around 2 years ago
ain't she a cutie?

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What would you do with...? on: September 30, 2006 02:14:24 PM
Hello all.
I have a pretty big amount of yarn I bought for a project I fell out of love with - gladly, before I even started it, so no frogging
but back to the topic:
I'm looking for a fun pattern for 8-10 balls (each 50g, around 160m) of darkish purple yarn, 45%acrylic, 35%mohair, 20%new wool.
the label calls for 4.5-5mm needles, and even has a gauge swatch drawn on it: 22sts X 30rows = 10X10cm swatch using 4.5mm needles.
it's a teeny-bit scratchy, so I'd rather not have it as a scarf, my face/ neck is very sensitive.....
I'd love a pattern for some kind of top- sweater/ jacket/ blazer/ whatever-  I've been knitting for a bit over a year, and I think I can tackle most patterns- I've never done cables before though.
any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / wavy edges? on: September 27, 2006 01:47:12 PM
Hello. I'm working on a baby blanket for friends who are gonna turn into parents, around the 17th.
I've decided to do it in a feather & fan lace pattern, with 5 repeats of the lace and garter st. borders- 5 sts. on each side, and 5 rows on each end. thing is- I've noticed that the cast-on edge is getting wavy because of the lace pattern- longer on the decrease sections and shorter on the yo's section.
the yarn is 55% nylon, 45% acrylic
is it blockable? will blocking even help? what is the best way to block it?
*Edited to add: will the cast-off edge be wavy as well? if so, do you think I should leave it wavy as part of the design?*
thanks so much, ofcourse, when it's finished, there will be pictures (hopefully with the new baby girl aswell, when she comes.)
p.s. I don't know if it matters, but the yarn calls for 3.25-4mm needles ( according to the tag) an I'm using 5mm. needles.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sock help? on: July 29, 2006 09:48:35 AM
hi all. I'm knitting my first sock, I've already turned the heel..... now..... the pattern says:
Have the right side of your work facing you. Now you are going to pick up stitches along the sides of the heel flap. That is what the little "slipped stitch loops" are used for.

Pick up/knit 10(12) stitches along the left side of heel flap. With second needle, knit (or continue in your rib pattern if you wish to have the top of the sock ribbed all the way to the toe ... looks very nice when done ...) work across these 20(22) stitches. Then take your other free needle and pick up 10(12) stitches along the remaining side of heel flap. Now all four needles are in use.

what does that mean??? with which needle do I pick up the stitches? what's going on here?Huh?
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / movie to comic? on: July 28, 2006 05:00:03 PM
Hello. I'm putting this here because I'm not sure where it should go.....
anyway, here goes:
has anyone seen the French movie Bloody Mallory?
I've stumbled upon it last night, flipping through channels, and really liked its visual aspect...
it was on again today, so I taped it.....
it was screaming at me "I need to be a comic/graphic novel!)
now, I've always wanted to do graphic novels, but I have a problem with plots. I mean, I'm much better at the visual aspect than the story aspect.
I know there are a lot of comics turned into movies but the other way around? has anyone heard?
does anyone have any ideas?
do you guys think this idea stinks?
thanks in advance
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / First sock pattern? on: July 27, 2006 05:03:16 AM
hello all Smiley
I'm ready for the adventure that's my first pair of socks- I'm sure you'll be able to help me in finding a good free pattern online for a first sock? I've done lace, so that's no problem..... no cable yet, so cabled socks are way out of my league for now.
if it helps anything, the set of DPN's I have is 3.5mm.
thanks in advance Grin
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / a present for a not-so-close friend? on: July 11, 2006 03:04:50 AM
Hi all...
I just found out, about a week ago, thata friend (well... it's more complicated than that- she's the manager of a band I've been a roadie for for 4 years) is 4.5 months pregnant.
and now I ^HAVE^ to make her something....
I'm good with knitting (intermediate), some sewing, and drawing/ stencilling....
but I have no idea what to make  Undecided
I can't even start thinking if I  wanna make something for her or for the baby... I thought maybe something with child-related quotes from the band's songs, but..... they're not too sane... I dont know how much a pregnant person would like a present that says "Let's have children and put them in the garden like little lawn-gnomes" (excuse the horrible translation, it actually sounds good in hebrew)
any ideas?
moms-to-be, would you be creeped out to get something with that quote?
would you be creeped out to get anything from someone not- too- close to you?
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Pink Star Necklace on: July 08, 2006 02:27:24 AM
I heard plastic beads are all the rage now, and the bead stor in the mall I work in was closing down and had 50% off on everything... so I emptied my walet and filled my bead box with plasticky goodness......

Here's one of the results, pretty simple, but I love it:

you likes?
Edited to add: Geez, really bad picture, but it's the best one I managed to take.
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