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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / naming projects on: April 06, 2008 09:57:56 AM
I was just wondering if this is kosher...

Am I allowed to base a colorway on something that has already been created (such as an album, and my colorways be named after the songs or a book, and my colorways be named after characters, etc) if my eventual intent is to sell the fiber/yarn?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What Do You Listen To While Knitting? on: January 29, 2008 05:31:10 AM
when at home I knit and watch a movie

while at lab (i'm a grad student), I knit while reading scientific journal articles.  might sound crazy, but i actually pay better attention to what I'm reading when my hands are busy knitting.  I just figured this out, and, no kidding, my productivity (in terms of getting through the piles of papers I have to read) has easily increased 3 to 4-fold just because I knit while reading.

who woulda thunk it?

I believe it.  I'd have an easier time paying attention in philosophy if I could knit during it.  It's because I tend to understand what I read and like to have something to do while the teacher goes over every detail (stopping to take down notes of things I didn't get, of course!)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Central Park (un)Hoodie and Jaywalkers in Socks That Rock on: January 24, 2008 04:59:33 PM
heyyy, I have those Austermann socks too Wink  Obviously you did a better job, mine are fraternal  Cheesy

great job on all!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What Do You Listen To While Knitting? on: January 12, 2008 11:11:08 AM
here's my most recent making things mix:

Everyday Clothes - Jonathan Richman
I Put a Spell On You - CCR
Alaska - Dr. Dog
Here, There, and Everywhere - The Beatles
Strangers - The Kinks
Brand New Key - Melanie Safka
I Shall Be Released - The Band (the version from The Last Waltz)
Big Brother - David Bowie
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
Redemption Song - Joe Strummer
Long Long Long - The Beatles
This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks
Frank And Jesse James - Warren Zevon
Lodi - CCR
The Beer - Kimya Dawson
Two Of Us - The Beatles
Ballrooms of Mars - T. Rex
Mystic Lady - T. Rex
Sexy Sadie - The Beatles
I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch
Look At Me - John Lennon
Spaceball Ricochet - T. Rex
Someday Never Comes - CCR
Forever Young - Bob Dylan and The Band

As you can see...Beatles, lots of Beatles. 
Stuff I usually listen to that didn't seem to fit the mix or I didn't have on the computer:

Bruce Springsteen (especially "Born To Run" and "Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ")
Neil Young
Led Zeppelin

And of course, entire albums these songs came from.  yeah!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there anything wrong with acrylic? on: January 09, 2008 08:38:19 AM

My dad used to live about an hour away from Orlando, so I have to ask...why would you need wool in Florida?  Does it get chilly sometimes in northern Florida?

LOL - people who aren't used to the cold get cold really easily!  My oldest dd was born in Miami, and I can remember her crying with cold when the temperatures *plunged* into the 50's!

the horror!

I live in Kansas City and the other day it was 60 degrees and my husband said, "do you think it's too cold to wear shorts?"
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Feathers McGraw: first finished project! on: January 04, 2008 02:47:07 PM
aaaaaaaand click goes the "This rocks!" button.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: So, what did Santa bring? on: December 26, 2007 03:06:16 PM
My BF is getting me a spinning wheel  Grin  we're still in the process of ordering it.
I'm going to throw in the money I got from my parents to make it not quite as expensive for him.
Other than that, nothing else knitting related; money towards my new hockey jersey, candy and movie tickets.

wow!  my husband (man, that's weird to say!) told me a while ago if we are saving up for an xbox 360 for him, we HAD to save for a spinning wheel for me.  Also, my father got him a Ruutu jersey Cheesy

Knitting related:
Knitting America
The Knitter's Book of Yarn
Natalie Dee shirt - Will Knit For Tattoos

I gave my mother in law a pair of no purl Monkeys, and she FREAKED out and pulled them on immediately Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there anything wrong with acrylic? on: December 21, 2007 08:42:52 AM
I think this has been more of a debate than an arguement.  People have been telling what yarn they prefer to work with, and why.  i've learned quite a bit from this thread.  i may go ahead and try the bamboo or soy yarns, now.  I've been and acrylic girl since I was a kid, mostly from cost and availability.  In Florida we didn't see any wool yarn until relatively recently!

I'm working on a pair of slippers in Caron Dazzelaire (I've had this yarn for about 15 years!), and a sweater (in crochet) that is an acrylic, cotton and polyesther blend, that I'm really liking.

My dad used to live about an hour away from Orlando, so I have to ask...why would you need wool in Florida?  Does it get chilly sometimes in northern Florida?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: And Now the Screaming Starts! on: December 21, 2007 08:41:16 AM
For some reason, I thought I could get married on Saturday and still get Christmas knitting done.

I can just see you ... tucking your knitting in the bosom of your wedding dress so that you can take it out and knit in case things get too long and boring.... knitting in the car on the way to the honeymoon, yep, true knitterly heart!

hahahaha!  We ended up deciding that I'll just finish my dad's hat and we'll buy Christmas gifts for his parents...and then pretend that the knitted gifts are just a "THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP" present in a week or so.  Cheesy
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there anything wrong with acrylic? on: December 20, 2007 01:17:42 PM
I don't see anything wrong with it, honestly. I think it's like the people who only buy brand name things like Abercrombie or Banana Republic and refuse to shop at Wal-Mart or Target. That's how I see it and I don't let it bother me cause it's their money they are spending on everything. I prefer to save as much as I can for gas and my college tuitions and textbooks. But that's just how I think.

I see what you mean, but I really don't think that's true in most cases of people who post on this board.  I won't shop at Wal-Mart because they treat their employees like crap and destroy local businesses, not to make myself think I'm better than you because you shop at Wal-Mart.  If you don't believe me, go to Pittsburg, Kansas.  All there is anymore is a college and a Wal-Mart.  Or Boonville, Missouri.  The only thing there is a Wal-Mart and maybe a video store.

I am trying not to spend money on clothes right now, though, and saving up all my clothes money so I can start only buying American made clothing.  That helps OUR economy, and the clothes are higher quality.  Here are some links if anyone is interested:


And to get back on topic, I feel the same way about yarn.  As I've said about a billion times.
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