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Post by Sylvie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:08 am

Ooh, I'm torn now. They seem to contain pretty much the same things, but the Knit Picks one is darker. I think I'm going to go for the Denise set because it appears to be airline safe (do air stewards tell you off for knitting on the plane though?) and you can get it in a pink case. It's only £33 on the i-knit website, plus I need a few other bits and bobs.
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Post by yubo » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:18 pm

I never have a problem knitting on planes anymore.

Sorry to hear about the purling!

Ravelry is really humbling. It makes me feel like such an amateur. But it is a good resource, and it's motivating me to be more productive in general.
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Post by Sylvie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:36 pm

strengthofstrings wrote:I wrap my purl sts underneath rather than over the top, and it twists my stitches. I could cry as I've almost cast off my first proper jumper, and now I know I've been purling wrong it's really obvious where I knit stockinette and where I joined the round. I could cry. :(
So you don't do it like this? http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/flash/ ... play/130/1

That's really weird that you've only found out now as all the socks and other things you've made have looked perfect! I reckon you should say it was a design feature of your jumper. That's what I always say when I mess up things.

I just ordered the pink Denise set and one of these from i-knit:

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I also got some wool from John Lewis online as they have free delivery. I think I'll be making the most of that in future.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:25 pm

That yarn sippy cup is the cutest fucking thing I've ever seen.

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Post by tekno_alice » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:22 pm

Sylvie wrote:[Image
ooh let me know how you get on with the yarn holder, I've got a nice vintage one but I've never used it.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:10 pm

strengthofstrings wrote: Ravelry is a great resource, say if you want to see what a pattern looks like knitted up in your particular yarn. But it's very consuming with the messageboards, so I've stayed away due to lack of time. Although somehow I still seem to get drawn into the social side as a peripheral user, so I can't complain. In fact, I'm going to a ravlery knitting hen night on Saturday!
I found out yesterday they'd sent my invite to an e-mail I no longer use, so I finally got on last night and ohmygod is it ever addictive. Better yet, there is a knitting group IN MY TINY little neighborhood. Like, yards from my house. It's too good to be true. No one prolly goes or they're all snotty. But I can dream!

Wasn't someone looking for a HW bottle cover? I've seen a few, but here's one: http://blueskyalpacas.com/files/Water_bottle.pdf

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Post by tekno_alice » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:58 pm

katydidnot wrote:
tekno_alice wrote:I am! I believe we are friends on it. I don't tend to use the message boards but the pattern searching is great for finding ideas, it's where I've found my last two big projects.
Oh yeah, we are! (and I am totally a fan of your cherries) Yeah, seems pretty helpful! It did help me online-buy yarn, which was good because I've never bought yarn online and it managed to find me something washable and not scratchy.
I can email you the pattern for the cherries if you like? they were featured in the spiral scratch zine we did for the alldayer, I'll dig the pattern out. there should be more knitted cherries in this world!

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Post by katydidnot » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:45 am

tekno_alice wrote:I can email you the pattern for the cherries if you like? they were featured in the spiral scratch zine we did for the alldayer, I'll dig the pattern out. there should be more knitted cherries in this world!
Ha, sure! My email's batselke (at) bellsouth (dot) net.

Although if you happen to have any spare zines left I'd definitely trade for my zine. :D (speaking of the spiral scratch club, I was definitely planning on going when I went to London but I wasn't there for a club day so I couldn't! I was very disappointed. Obviously one of the many reasons to go back to London)

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Post by mutantchoux » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:38 pm

I love the knitting being in my extreme part of the Anorak Web. I'm not sure everyone else would (all those knitting tweesters), bit hey, I'm cool.

Knit me a Strontium Dog, and I'll be even more cool. Don't, and I'll be the same level of cool, only less enthusiastically pleased. Basically, knitting is fun, and Strontium Dog knitting has more benefits.

Whatevs, knitting dudes.

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Post by katydidnot » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:02 am

I only have a sleeve left to go on the cardigan I'm making now but I don't have any yarn left! So now I'm stick here waiting for more yarn to come in the mail with a nearly completed cardigan. It's very tragic.

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Post by strengthofstrings » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:30 am

mutantchoux wrote:I love the knitting being in my extreme part of the Anorak Web. I'm not sure everyone else would (all those knitting tweesters), bit hey, I'm cool.

Knit me a Strontium Dog, and I'll be even more cool. Don't, and I'll be the same level of cool, only less enthusiastically pleased. Basically, knitting is fun, and Strontium Dog knitting has more benefits.

Whatevs, knitting dudes.
I'm not sure I like how your newfound power has changed you.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:19 pm

I say, "Power to the needles!"

We need a logo. Would someone artsy get on that?

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Post by katydidnot » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:06 pm

My yarn finally came!

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Post by katydidnot » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:33 pm

Right, I have to brag because I finally finished my cardigan. It's on ravelry if you want to see it (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/katydid ... boobholder) or my flickr if you're not on ravelry. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katydidnot ... 801109019/)

Anyways, now I have to make loads of things for friends/family.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:26 am

That's lovely!

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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:50 am

That is super cute! I'm making a (possibly hooded) v-neck sweater at the moment and it is going really well. I think. I've yet to do the sleeves but they should be easy enough, and then I just have to decide whether to add a hood. ANyway, this is how it looks at present:

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Give over.

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Re: knitting

Post by Nicole Diver » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:25 pm

That looks nice! How easy are circular needles to get used to? I want to knit a jumper/hoodie but I'm a bit scared about trying them.

I've just started a blog to catalogue my knitting and sewing. I'm quite new to it so it's not amazing stuff. If anyone wants to have a look please do! http://zipitupandstartagain.blogspot.com/

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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:26 am

I think I prefer knitting on circulars even if I'm not knitting in the round. Partly because they are easier to carry around in my bag. But also, I just find the flexibility a bonus.
Give over.

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Re: knitting

Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:29 pm

How cute are these cabled shoes?? *bites knuckle*

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This is the closest I've come to knitting in weeks. I've got crafter's block.

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Re: knitting

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:15 pm

I frogged the jumper I posted about because it was too big for me and I'm now knitting a cardigan with patch pockets. I've done the back and one side of the front, and will have the other side of the front done tonight. It's probably going to look hideous on me, but I don't care. I will wear it with pride (around the house where nobody can see).
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