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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Heere be dragone shawl-along on: February 17, 2007 12:15:11 PM
Is anyone else brave enough to take a stab at this? I'm purchasing my pattern today. The link below has contact info on it so you can order it. I'd like to have some support while I'm working on this, so if anyone's interested, join in!

12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My knitting challenge #1 entry--Socks! on: January 29, 2007 03:05:29 PM
Pretty self-explanatory. I used the lace stitch at the cuff and just above the heel. Whatever company makes Pound of Love, that's what I used because I bought it two years ago when I started knitting and still had the stuff lying around.

Please excuse my pasty white winter legs  Wink

Close-up of the lace:

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Good cast-on for ribbing? on: January 10, 2007 08:08:23 AM
I did a search but couldn't find the thread I was looking for -- it was on here a while ago so I'm not sure if it's here anymore.  But it gave a cast-on method for ribbing that looks nice & smooth, as if you didn't cast on at all.  It's hard to explain but it basically looks like you go straight into the ribbing and it makes a nice neat edge.  Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? I'm working on designing my own sweater that has a ribbed edge and I'd like to try this technique on it. Thanks in advance for any leads.  Smiley
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Winter 06/07 Vogue Knitting on: January 10, 2007 06:19:10 AM
The preview is up on the site and the issue went on sale yesterday.  What do y'all think?  Nothing really jumped out at me...maybe a couple of the NY Noir pieces.  Undecided
15  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Cabled Yoke Pullover from VK Winter 06 on: December 21, 2006 10:06:11 AM
 I just cast on for this today.  (It's the #13 pattern in that issue from last winter)  I'm making it in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in tan.  I don't think I'm going to put a zipper into mine though.  The twisted rib pattern is simple yet interesting enough to hold my attention.  It looks like a nice classic sweater and I'm looking forward to the end result.  I've been meaning to start on this for about the past year but I had so many other projects to finish first.  Anyone interested in joining me?   Smiley

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Design in the works on: November 15, 2006 01:19:23 PM
Lately I've been obsessed with this sweater:  http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=13962&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=267&iMainCat=11.  Needless to say, I'm not going to pay $118 for something I could probably make for half the price.  I have altered several patterns in the past to suit my tastes and just recently wrote my own pattern from beginning to end for a sweater, so I'm confident that I can pull this off.

My problem is, I'm really terrible at estimating the amount of yarn that I'll need for a project.  I'm not sure what yarn to make this in.  I'm thinking DK or lighter-weight yarns would drape better than worsted weight or heavier ones.  So if I were to use, say, this yarn:  http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Quechua&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=1  How much should I buy?  The big ol' cowl neck is really throwing me off.  Anyone who's good at this kind of thing and can give me an estimate would be greatly appreciated.

 I'm not planning on doing this for at least another month (I'm in the midst of my last semester at college right now so graduation is top priority for me), but after the holidays I plan to get down to business.  Thanks in advance for all of your wisdom.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cast On magazine on: October 24, 2006 01:47:43 PM
I just bought a membership to TKGA (and thus a subscription to CO magazine) about a month ago.  They said I should wait 4-6 weeks for delivery, my first issue being the winter (?) one that's supposed to be out mid-October.  I'm just wondering if any of you have subscribed to it and when I should expect it to arrive.   Smiley
18  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Making wine at home on: October 09, 2006 12:00:21 PM
I love wine and am interested in learning how to make my own.  I have a friend who brews his own beer and it doesn't seem like wine making would be much different.  I've looked at a couple of sites on the web that seem to have pretty straightforward directions and simple supplies. I probably won't be able to start doing this myself for a couple more months because I'll be moving and I don't want to be in the middle of brewing a batch when that happens.  Do any of you make your own wine? Any advice on resources or where to get supplies or on wine making in general?
19  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Too many WIPs-along on: September 19, 2006 07:42:00 AM
I don't know how I allowed it to happen, but I have about 5 WIPs right now and it's driving me nuts.  Currently I'm trying to finish a sweater for my boyfriend, two sweaters for myself, a lace scarf, and a pair of socks. I just want to finish something already!  So I know there have got to be other people in the same boat as me, and I think it would be nice if we could all motivate each other to "git-r-done", so to speak.  Jump on it if you're interested!  Grin
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / The Boyfriend Sweater Curse on: September 11, 2006 01:59:22 PM
I have had a work in progress going for my boyfriend since last winter.  It was supposed to be his Christmas present, but I ended up not having enough yarn to finish it, and we moved a couple of times since then, and so it has been sitting around for the past few months and I'm just now about to pick it back up and complete it.  The thing is, I'm terrified to finish it. 

I know all about the boyfriend sweater curse, and I told him about it too, and I let him know that I didn't want to finish it if it would mean the end of our beautiful relationship of almost 4 years.  He thinks I'm crazy for being afraid, but I've heard LOTS of horror stories about the curse being true.  I've knit other things for him before, but never a sweater, and so I'm worried about what might happen.  I don't consider myself a superstitious person, but it seems like this curse is eerily accurate.  It seems that a lot of it is rooted in the fact that your BF might not like what you make for them, but he picked out the colors and pattern and everything with me and he's liked everything else I've ever made him so I know that won't be an issue.  I'm just paranoid. 

Am I crazy for feeling this way?  Has anyone else been able to "break the curse"?
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