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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Suggestions for super warm socks? on: August 15, 2007 07:39:02 PM
thanks for the suggestions guys.  i actually got the same advice about alpaca from someone earlier today.  i didn't realize it wouldn't be that durable.  i may try double knitting. with a superwash wool probably. i've never done it before but i'm sure it isn't that difficult.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions for super warm socks? on: August 14, 2007 10:35:51 PM
I want to knit some hunting socks for my boyfriend and I want to make sure they are VERY warm.  we're in indiana and i know it is very cold in the mornings when he hunts.  I figure I should start them now so I will actually finish them in time for deer season.  I was thinking alpaca unless there is something warmer I should use.  But I was wondering if anyone knows of a pattern for a double layered sock, or something?  Would I just knit from the toe up and then back down and put one inside itself?  I'm thinking it might work but I don't want to try it and then it not work.  I may not have explained that very well.  Anyway, I'm open to suggestions.  I want them to be very nice, warm, and durable. 
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Horde Headgear on: August 14, 2007 10:19:04 PM
Aaah!  I LOVE IT!  Especially the tag, lol.  I too, am a WoW geek.

For the Horde!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Where's Waldo? on: August 14, 2007 09:32:05 PM
Yeah I'm getting my striped shirt this week at work (I work at JCP).  Caron SS is really nice for an acrylic yarn and has some really nice colors.  I love to use it for things that it doesn't matter whether they're warm or anything.  And I don't really intend on wearing it other than this or maybe I'll be Waldo (or Wenda) for Halloween or something.  Smiley
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Where's Waldo? on: August 14, 2007 02:49:17 PM
So I'm going to a Where's Waldo? themed party next week and of course jumped at the opportunity to knit a Waldo hat.  I would do a sweater too if I had the time.  Anyway, it's nothing fancy, just made it up as I went.  And it's knit out of Caron Simply Soft.  I should have cast on some more cause it's a little stretched out when I put it on, but it's not a big deal.  Just wanted to share! 

I'll add another photo later with my full outfit. Smiley
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: No more mess.. my knitting basket. on: August 11, 2007 07:27:01 PM
that is so gorgeous!!  your hard work definitely paid off!   
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gift for friend studying abroad (Australia) on: August 06, 2007 06:33:20 PM
lol yeah, i guess it is a big country.  didn't think to mention the area.  she is in Perth.  Smiley   
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do self-striping yarns work? on: August 06, 2007 03:44:39 PM
When I wanted to dye some self striping yarn for my Jaywalkers, I started by knitting a few rows in the necessary guage.  Then I frogged it and measured the yarn I had used and divided by the rows I had knitted.  That way I knew how much yarn was needed for one row.  Then I made it into a huge loop and divided it into sections for that yardage and dyed each section a different color.  Thankfully, it worked out perfectly.  I imagine this is generally how manufacturers do self-striping yarn.  They probably just use the average guage for a pair of socks, and make the stripes like that.  And like someone else had mentioned, even if it changes in the middle of a row, you're not going to notice on a pair of socks.  Maybe that was not the information you were wanting, but I just thought I'd explain how I did mine.  Hopefully it helped.

29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Gift for friend studying abroad (Australia) on: August 06, 2007 03:09:15 PM
So my best friend is in Australia right now, and will be there until the end of November I believe.  I wanted to knit something and send it to her but I don't know what to knit for her.  I'm thinking something small that doesn't take a ton of time cause I'd like to send it soon.  Some sort of accessory or something.  Could anyone tell me what the weather is like there this time of year, and what kinds of things are popular there, or what would be practical for the weather?  My only idea so far has been maybe an Australian flag iPod cozy?  Any help is much appreciated.   

Oh, and is it gonna cost an arm and a leg to ship something small?

30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Half a pair o'socks on: July 04, 2007 06:41:18 PM
that is one beautiful sock, and shame on him!  is that your own pattern?
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