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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Dollar and a half Cardigan yarn subs on: March 03, 2007 05:10:55 PM
So I LOVE the Dollar and a half cardigan, and I plan on making it - but the reccommended yarn is hard to find, and I was contemplating subbing yarn. Now, I'm perfectly willing to make it out of Caron's Simply Soft, because it's really turned into a truly gorgeous and comfy yarn - but will it match? There's also Knitpicks' new cotton/linen yarn, which is looking REALLY tempting.... cheap, and the same general yarn as the original...

Anyone else contemplating the pattern but wanting to sub the yarn?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first mini-tote and purse! Pics ahoy on: February 06, 2007 09:04:43 AM
Hello! This is my first foray into the Purses, Bags, Wallets section!

I got it into my head a few weeks ago to make some sort of small tote bag that I could keep my current sock-knitting project in, thus I looked up the Jordy Tute and made this one!

And then I was like "Hey! This is easy! And boy do I ever have a thing for purses! I should make my own! Faster than knitting and felting one!" And thus Came my first real purse!

The small tote was made from a bunch of fabric my mom had - the outside is a pair of sheets from the 70's. The inner fabric is the large amount of leftovers from when my mom made curtians and such for my room when I was a baby (and I'll be 23 next week) The actual purse's outer fabric was some fat quarters from the quilting section with some sturdy interfacing fused on and the lining was more leftover baby-room fabric. There was going to be a pocket, but I forgot to sew it in, and also messed it up.  Cheesy
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Enterlac felting question on: January 19, 2007 10:31:02 AM
I have a question for all youse pattern designers and veteran-entrelac-ers: I have a crapload of cascade 220 that is going to be a purse. that is what it will be, and it wants to be a felted purse. Now, can I just basiclly design my own enterlac bag or modify something like the booga bag into enterlac and it will felt okay? Or is this one of those "Won't know till you try it" kind of things?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 1 skein of recycled sari yarn on: December 29, 2006 12:36:06 PM
For Christmas I was gifted with the loveliness of a skein (150yds) of recycled sari silk yarn. It's gorgeous, and I want desperately to knit something with it. The problem is, I don't know what. Can anyone point me in the direction of patterns that will do this yarn justice? I know knitty has the hobo-bag pattern, but I am not a fan of hobo bags. Help?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need tweed! on: September 11, 2006 05:28:05 PM
I'm loving on knitty's new pattern twiggy tweed (I love tweed in general) but I'm wondering if there's a cheaper (I know, I know) tweed out there? Or just abundant worsted-tweeds in general. Does anyone know if the new knitpicks essential tweed doubles up to be worsted?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help the math-impaired with pattern changes? on: September 01, 2006 02:05:33 PM
I have one skein of JaggerSpun Zephyr (630 yards of sheer bliss.) - what can I make with it? I was considering a modified Print o' the Wave stole: garter-stitch edging, decrease pattern repeats a couple times on each half of the center panel. the pattern itself calls for only 800 yards of laceweight - I've seen Zephyr listed as laceweight, and I was planning to work with size 5 needles. Would that work?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Topi help on: August 01, 2006 12:29:27 PM

Okay, so my grandfather is undergoing chemo, and needs hats. I'm knitting him one (a brimless topi, in fact) and I've started the sides. Why am I panicing? because the sides are curling up themselves, not going down. It looks like the hat is trying to be inside out, which should not be the case. I'm about 6 rows down the sides. Will continued knitting fix the problem? I'm also working on a somewhat overlong circular, since I was magic looping the top of the hat. Is it going to be okay?

I had a bout with RSI-tendonitis about 3 weeks ago, and I can only knit for an hour at a time, so I don't want to continue going if it's all for naught. Cry
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need help finding a use for soy silk!! on: July 17, 2006 11:26:33 AM

I have a skein of South West Trading Company's Oasis(100% soy silk) and I don't know what to do with it!!! Anyone know any patterns that only use one skein of light weight yarn? (the symbol thingy is a 3) I'm going to be cruising the interwebs looking for ideas, but I was hoping someone could point me in directions? There's nothing really exciting in the One Skein book (I'd love this to be something I could wear or use alot, as much as I love the sachets)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / wrist pain/ swelling? on: July 07, 2006 11:36:59 AM
I know the topic of wrist pain has been covered a few times before but I've yet to encounter anything like my troubles. My right wrist hurts like the dickens. shooting pains from the center of my palm down into my wrist. it hurts a LOT to rotate the wrist at all or even to have it in most positions but palm down. It hurts to wear a brace, but I do anyway, do to the feeling of swelling in the wrist, which I think is on the underside and the pinky side of my wrist.  it's not carpal tunnel since I had a brief flash of that at christmas in my left hand, and this feels nothing like.

I know I should stop knitting, but should I go running for my doctor as well? I don't really know what I'm looking for here, and I'd rather not stop for a long time since I promised a gift to someone and it's half finished now, I hate to have to put it on hold for a very long time....
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Modify shirts for busty gal in professional environment on: May 23, 2006 12:29:46 AM
Hey all!

My best friend has gotten her first real job as a copy writer at an advertising comapny, and she needs professional clothes. Aside from being hazy on what qualifies as women's business casual these days, she's in need of some dress shirts.

So my question is do you have any suggestions for someone who wants to be able to take button-up shirts that fit bust-wise and modify them waist-wise(smaller)? She can sew, but isn't great at it, and I tend to hang out at the knitting boards. We think darts are the way to go, but we're not sure how they work or how to do them. Help? Huh
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