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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tardigan - Dr. Who FanKnit on: October 13, 2007 04:07:00 AM
Gah! that is absolutely awesome!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I've got Zimmermania and I don't even have a blog... (mittens...) on: July 03, 2007 06:18:38 AM
e_bar_goum:  I assume you're talking about the circular shawl in Knitter's Almanac... she says you need 3-4 4 oz wheels of Icelandic wool or 10-12 oz Shetland... hopefully you can make sense of that.  Welcome to the wonderful world of being the boss of your knitting!!

Thanks a heap!

I can start yarn shopping now... choices, choices
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I've got Zimmermania and I don't even have a blog... (mittens...) on: July 02, 2007 02:19:10 AM
Wow! They are really nice! I've just ordered the knitters almanac. I cant wait! Can anyone tell me how much yarn is needed for the pi shawl? I want to order the yarn  Grin.
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: People From WA, have you been to Bilby Yarns? on: June 29, 2007 02:41:00 AM
Thanks everyone! It looks like I may have to go! even though its a trek!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I think I've developed a little obsession on: June 27, 2007 01:54:01 AM
oooh. lovely!
I love Cleckheaten Country 8ply too! it is soo soft!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? on: June 09, 2007 06:15:39 AM

e_bar_goum, are you saying that Australia measures the weight of a yarn by its plies? I have Mission Falls super wash Merino and it's only 3 plies but is definitely bulky. Other yarns I have that are worsted are only worsted are ore plies than 3?HuhHuhHuhHuh

hope you don't mind if I jump in;

while once upon a time the size of a ply was standardized and an 8 ply might have actually been made of 8 singles, nowadays anything that fits the accepted weight of an 8 ply yarn is called 8 ply, regardless of how many singles make it up.

I think though, that there may have been a little drift over time, as I have bought vintage/older stuff called 4 ply (or whatever) that isn't actually the same as what I buy commercially new.

I think everything should be sold in WPI- at least it is standard.

Thanks zeeblebee!
Sorry I didn't reply before, But 'ply' isn't just the amount of singles in Australia, its the weight, just like worsted or whatever. It doesn't really have any bearing on the number of singles. For instance, I am knitting with a 8 ply weight yarn, but it is a single. On the net, I have heard of the ply system being termed "yarn weights 1, 2, 3 etc"

I guess its just differing meanings.

And I totally agree about the WPI measurement, it would take all the guesswork out!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beginning knitter --- NEED ADVICE on: June 09, 2007 06:05:16 AM
I totally agree with tindad. Books didn't help me at all. I couldnt purl at all untill I found someone to teach me.
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: People From WA, have you been to Bilby Yarns? on: June 09, 2007 05:52:37 AM
Thanks.  Cheesy I may have to have a look. When I have some money perhaps! My LYS just got in some heirloom self patterning sock wool. I must resist.
9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / People From WA, have you been to Bilby Yarns? on: June 08, 2007 06:27:01 AM
Its quite a trip for me, and I was wondering if anyones been and if it is worth the trip? Is it as awesome as it looks? The websites here: http://www.bilbyyarns.com.au/index.html

I've only just stumbled upon the site. Whats it like?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knitted flowers on: June 08, 2007 12:50:08 AM
very nice!
I hope you had fun Grin.
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