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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Charity knitting projects? on: September 20, 2007 07:11:47 AM
Hi guys,

I just wondered if any of you knew of any good knitting projects for charities that we can add to our list on Crafty Crafty?


Most of the ones we have are UK based because that's where we are, but I'd love for us to be able to do something similar for great US causes. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(And if you don't know of any, take a look at our list, as you might be able to help out some needy folks with all your spare yarn!)

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Magknits or Mag does not knit anymore??? on: August 10, 2007 08:15:09 AM
I've always found magknits very hit and miss, but in a way I think that's a good thing, as it proves it caters to so many different people. It must be hard to choose from submissions, knowing your readers vary from sock afficionados to newbies who want simple quick knits, to the fashionistas who want trends to the hardcore knitters who want a challenge (etc etc). I admire anyone who can constantly publish anything like magknits so frequently.

I think the current patterns are great. If only I had the body for that backless sweater dress!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Can't u tell how much I love lace? 2nd pc this week but in Bamboo this time on: September 27, 2006 07:48:49 AM
Love it, love it, love it! Really really beautiful and it looks fantastic on. I'm very jealous!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 'Gathering Moss' short sleeved eyelet sweater on: August 11, 2006 02:19:51 AM
Thanks for all the comments guys  Smiley Much appreciated since it was my first go at winging it!

I'm not sure how many yards I used, but looking at the yardage of the whole ball and what I had left, I'd estimate it was around 700 yards of aran weight yarn. I'm quite broad across the back though and take a UK size 12 / 14 (US 10 ish), so obviously it would vary depending on the size.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Diamond Fantasy Shawl on: August 10, 2006 09:51:03 AM
wow, wow, wow! It's gorgeous.

I continue to be amazed by people with the patience to knit such complicated patterns. I just have visions of sitting on the bus (where I make the most progress on my knitting now I'm commuting for 45 mins twice a day) and dropping stitches in between yawning and fidgeting, only to discover them six rows later...!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Central Park Hoodie from Knitscene on: August 10, 2006 09:47:14 AM
That colour is really gorgeous. I'm lusting after something in green but just can't find the right shade at the right gauge for what I want. This has definitely inspired me to keep looking though. I'm still too chicken to attempt a big cabled cardi though.

Toggles would definitely finish it off perfectly, though I quite like it without a closure as well.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbon Trim Tank on: August 10, 2006 09:43:50 AM
Gorgeous. I love the detail at the top where the ribbing moves position, that's a really great idea.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 'Gathering Moss' short sleeved eyelet sweater on: August 10, 2006 09:37:27 AM

This is my own design, a variation on the top-down raglan that's saved so many knitters from the perils of stitching together millions of pieces. I added decorative eyelet increases on the chest and hem and trimmed the whole thing with moss / seed stitch (hence the name). Since it was my first knit without a pattern, I only used a cheap yarn - Stylecraft Special With Wool Aran in Wild Rose. It's about 5 for a 400g ball, and I'd say I used just short of of 300g by the end.

Having finished it there are lots of changes I want to make, so I'll be knitting it again in a yarn that'll block correctly, with different shaping, and then perhaps I'll write my very first pattern.

More info on my blog if you want it: http://17percentgeek.blogspot.com/2006/08/fo-gathering-moss-raglan-tee.html
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rowan 40 on: August 04, 2006 04:43:09 AM
Already ordered the yarn for Eveleen (I'm doing it in blue though, without the intarsia - I'm not buying all that kidsilk haze). I love the cobwebby bolero too. Definitely lots of nice jumpers, but I think I'll be doing a fair few yarn subs. My budget won't run to constant rowan sprees!

I think in a couple of months time I'll appreciate all the chunky knits more. Right now it's all about short sleeves and delicate knits.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: August 03, 2006 05:17:42 AM
Hurrah! Finally started the ribbing last night. I've been messing around picking this up and putting it down over and over again, but I made the effort to finish the lace yesterday...by midnight I was joining the pieces together.

I've a 2 hour train ride tomorrow, so I should make a nice dent in the ribbing then. I'm so eager to get this finished so I can wear it while the sun is still out!
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