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21  Arizona / Arizona: Central / Re: mark newport at asu art museum on: July 14, 2005 10:11:42 AM
I can make it too! Plaid or Chompies both sound great. There's also a coffee shop right across the street from the Art Museum called 3 Roots, which would be a really nice place to meet up. As far as food goes, though, they only have 1 type of sandwich and 1 type of soup- not a huge selection!

See you on the 30th!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: IK 2005 Fall on: June 29, 2005 12:22:14 PM
My input (it's a rant... not for the easily offended. Sorry in advance?):

Union Square Market Sweater- knit on size 3's at a gauge of 27 stitches per 4 inches. I make socks and shawls with that gauge, but that sort of sweater should ABSOLUTELY be done on a machine. In fact I think it WAS done on a machine. Just a thought.

Teva Durham's Jacket: She is my favorite designer and the jacket has great shaping, but can somebody please explain to me why somebody would bother making something so beautiful out of an acrylic/polyester blend chenille? That jacket has so much potential... Look at the second picture of it on the second page of the pattern, and imagine it in Rowan Big Wool or Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky hand dyes.

Striped Lion Brand Suede Vest: Again, why bother putting in work if you are going to just have a nasty fake suede vest at the end. Imagine that vest in ANY natural fiber and it would be better. People who use inexpensive yarn KNOW how to subsitute. Why not just suggest good yarns in the magazine and then let people substitute crap if they really want to? I'm just saying.

Gorgeous felted satchel (or Satch-HELL as I like to call it): I ran the prices through www.knitpicks.com, using their $1.79 wool, and the cost of the yarn was still $59. Knitpicks' wool is HALF the price of Lopi. Again, I'm just saying.

I bought the magazine because I liked the laptop case and the greek pullover. I USED to like the Union Square Market Pullover until I realized it would take me approximately 29384392 centuries to knit. I also thought maybe there would be a tutorial for making Shibori.  Undecided
23  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Knitting: Bryspun Circs in NYC??? on: June 06, 2005 11:12:30 AM
Hello all!

I am looking to buy some of those new Bryspun Circular Needles while I am here in NYC for the summer. There is a great review of them here: http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2005/06/how_knotty_are.htm

Has anyone seen them in your yarny travels? Thanks!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted...open back tank? on: June 06, 2005 11:05:39 AM
Very inspiring! Great job!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lelah's done! (now with PATTERN) on: June 06, 2005 01:08:34 AM
Hmmm... don't I know you?  Wink Lelah looks great. The lace came out beautiful and the color is divine. Nice work!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Projects from "Loop-d-Loop" on: June 02, 2005 09:04:52 PM
I have to go over the pattern again so I can remember- I'll aim to have the modifications up this weekend. Thanks again for all the compliments!
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Sew but can't knit or Knit but can't sew swap? on: June 01, 2005 11:21:10 AM
Just as a suggestion, I know that knitters would probably really like sewn needle cases. My life dream is to learn to sew so i can make myself a needle case, pretty much. If you sew and you don't know what to make your knitter, you usually can't go wrong with a knitting needle case.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Projects from "Loop-d-Loop" on: June 01, 2005 11:12:59 AM
Hmmm... Steek duked it out with X-back and Steek won, eh? Let me know if anyone wants me to go over the modifications I made. I won't post the exact pattern, just the instructions for which rows came from one pattern and which rows came from the other pattern.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled Purse on: May 27, 2005 04:32:03 PM
I also would recommend the tiny circulars. I've seen people with big hands and with small hands knit with them very easily. I got mine from this online seller for only $4.50:

8" circulars:

12" circulars:

The needles are listed in Japanese sizes. There is a Japanese-American needle conversion chart here:


Size 3 in the US is size 4 in Japan, as you will see in the chart.

Here's the cabled purse I made from LMKG using handspun sockweight yarn:

30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Projects from "Loop-d-Loop" on: May 27, 2005 04:14:28 PM
What have you heard about the dream catcher sweater? I have only seen the picture in the book. It looks like fun to knit a dream catcher!
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