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1  Re: manLaceit's lacy . . . and manly in Knitting: Completed Projects by xcb on: November 01, 2006 11:24:54 AM

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2  Re: My First Knitting Thing (all praise to teacher rachelo) in Knitting: Completed Projects by xcb on: October 31, 2006 05:57:19 AM

This knitting machine's going for $500 BIN on eBay. I'm not sure it would fit in our apartment. 660sq.ft. and all. owell.

Anywho! I come into knitting with lots of experience with leatherwork, a little less experience with woodwork, and a bit of cross-stitching as a kid. My grandmother (whom I lived with growing up) is a mad crochet-head, (as well as a very folk-artsy quilter. She just finished our family quilt last year, after having worked on it for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS. She's my idol.) and instilled in me early the fun of sitting around and making junk.

So far, the neatest thing about the (very neat) 2D -> 3D transformation is that if you muck it up it you can start over. Sounds basic, yes, but making mistakes with nice leather or good wood is much more costly, much less fun, and leads to much worse cursing than anything that's come out of my girlfriend's mouth while knitting. (Think Deadwood.)

Plus, when it comes to leather, one doesn't have to feel the pangs of remorse that happen after wasting a poor cow's bootie for naught.
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