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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HELP 4 balls hempathy what to do? i dont want to waste it!! on: May 30, 2007 12:33:03 PM
hi, i just bought 4 balls of hempathy in a nice mustard yellow (if you were at the event last night with Punk Knits Author in vancouver,  Hi! - it was a lot of fun)

what do i do with it?  Its such an interesting texture i want to make something that i will totally love - but i'm about a size 13ish (canadian sizes) so i don't know if that will work for that much wool.  I did do a search on this and someone else had a similar question, but no one answered.   I really hope someone has some ideas... Smiley thanks a lot!!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 4 skeins blue sky alpaca's royal in pewter, advice/help/ideas? on: May 17, 2007 07:08:04 PM
i recently purchased 4 skeins of blue sky alpaca's royal in a beautiful understated grey.  What to make?  I was hopeing to make a shawlish type thing.  thinking the swallowtail shawl from interweave? anyone who worked with this yarn before have any pattern pointers?  Its so beautiful i dont want to waste it on something that i wont use or wear.  I was also thinking of the motorcycle gloves in the new ik summer issue? any thoughts or pointers would be awsome! thanks in advance! Wink
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blue sky royal alpaca price question. on: May 05, 2007 10:11:33 PM
hey guys,
I don't really know much about blue sky royal other than its rare and luxurious.  is $37.31 before tax CAD a good price for a skein?  just wondering if i should hold out for a better special or if i should buy it.  also wondering if it would work for the swallowtail shawl. ANY adivce on this is much appreciated. Thanks! Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / first posted fo! and its a SWEATER! word! on: May 05, 2007 07:55:30 PM
Here is my sweater.  It took me about 20 tries to try and stand on my tip toes and keep the camera steady, thus my expression.  I couldn't for the life of me get the neckline photo clear.  ah well, you get the jist, i've Always Wanted a sweater with this neckline.  I LOVE IT .. the sleeves are just a bit baggy, but its nice because being from the north its awsome to have a sweater that you can use to layer over your thermals.
I used the seamless raglan sweater from EZ's Knitting Without Tears.  I found the pattern itself relatively easy to get, though her conversational style of pattern writing was a bit frusterating *am i the only one that just wants to get to the point sometimes?* the next one i make from this pattern will be a total breeze though, because the principles are so simple!  I strongly recommend it for anyone who wants to try a big garment, but is a bit intimidated, as her style of writing is very reassuring.

Yarn: Noro Kureyon obviously in colourway #88

It is SO warm! horizontal stripes are not that flattering, but who cares!

ETA: its not blocked and the colours are bang on!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help! issues with faggoting on: April 17, 2007 10:54:07 AM
from my understanding, faggoting is achieved by K2tog, YO to the end of the row, over an even number of stitches.

but. whenever i try to do this it ends up having an odd number of rows at the end.  i tried to make up for this by adding a stitch at the end.  but then the stitches just formed at an angle. can anyone explain this to me?

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / where the heck do you buy Fitted Knits in Vancouver BC?? on: April 04, 2007 11:04:09 AM
hi, i've tried everywhere to find Stefanie Japels book Fitted Knits.. and no luck!  i've ordered it from Chapters/indigo, but its now out of stock and i might have to wait up to another 2 weeks for me to see if they can even get it! I ordered it on March 24th.. needless to say.. i'm pretty miffed.  anyone who has found this in vancouver area in BC PLEASE.. where where where?

              Thanks! Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / red scarf project questions on: March 29, 2007 03:29:13 PM
regarding the red scarf project http://nownormaknits2.typepad.com/red_scarf_project_2007/

i had a couple questions i email the organizer about but haven't heard back yet.  just thought someone here might know!

1. i'm from Canada, is that ok?

2. my business is knitter friendly and wanted to have some yarn and needles out for clients to work with as well as paraphanelia about the red scarf project, is that ok?

3.  lastly, but probably most importantly:  is this something they do annually so that if we have it all year we can send them next january?

Any replies would be awsome!  Thanks in advance! 

Also i did a search and didn't find anything, so hopefully this isn't a repeat post!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / favorite Japanese free pattern sites? on: March 28, 2007 03:21:58 PM
as per my new years resolution of learning a new skill each month (i'm a bit backed up having to do 2 new skillz in April...Tongue)

April Skill:  Learn how to read and successfully complete a visual Japanese pattern.

with Amy R. Singers Knitty guide at my side i will succeed!!

Any excellent and super awsome patterns to go with?

ETA:  sorry  - the "how to understand Japanese patterns" is in the Fall/winter Interweave Knits article by Amy Singer, not on Knitty. but i also found this website:
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / EZ's Knitting without tears HELP - aka seriously dumb moment on: March 26, 2007 12:26:01 PM
Hi i searched this and didn't come up with anything..
don't know why i'm having so many issues understanding this. anyone who is familiar with EZs KWT's book please clarify this for me:

when measuring your favourite sweater to get that first measurment:

"...lay your favorite sweater out flat, and measure it.  Multiply the number of inches around by your gauge..." 

simple right? not for me.  today anyway... 

so you measure flat, i got 49cms flat measurement.  then do you just multiply that by 2 so you get the measurement around?  i'm not entirely sure...


I'm sorry if this has  been asked before!

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / fitted knits release in Canada! on: March 21, 2007 06:21:51 PM
Fitted Knits is being released tomorrow in Canada! woohoo! i've been hearing mixed things about this book - either you love it or you hate it, which is usually how it is when its a designers book (ie: Twinkles big city knits - while i loved the concepts she used, i hated her designs.  Luckily i love stephanies design style!)

I have a question regarding all the errata in this book.  will it have been corrected by this Canada release time, or should i wait for a later publication?  anyone with even basic understanding how book publishing works who could give me some "inside info" would be mucho appreciated!! Smiley
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