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Old 02-06-2007, 06:45 PM   #81
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Hey! I just realized that Wenda and I are LJ friends, because I've totally seen that scarf before
And who might YOU be? LOL!

Now I'm intrigued.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Sapphire13?
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:37 PM   #82
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No not me but that looks good what you are working on.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:45 PM   #83
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And who might YOU be? LOL!

Now I'm intrigued.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Sapphire13?
and you're also part of the reason I caught the knitting bug
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:09 PM   #84
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and you're also part of the reason I caught the knitting bug
Yay!! I feel honoured...

How's your scarf going?
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:42 PM   #85
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Nice work!
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:14 PM   #86
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socks are not at all hard to knit! I just finished a pair this evening, they are green with some white and blue, I used this pattern:Dublin Bay socks
This is the yarn I used, it's the 3rd color from the right in the photo at the top of the page:
Opal sock yarn

There are a lot of great sock knitting books out there, but even better are the plethora of online tutorials. Just do a google search and you will be overwhelmed with sites, blogs and pdfs.

Thanks for the links. Those look great! And inspiring!
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:22 PM   #87
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Wenda -- those are gorgeous! Have you been to a Stitches convention yet? I went to one in Baltimore and there were rows and rows of booths with LOTS of yarn and even more yarn addicts. I was told that there is something called the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival which is for really intense yarn addicts. Should I look for you there?
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:35 AM   #88
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Wenda -- those are gorgeous! Have you been to a Stitches convention yet? I went to one in Baltimore and there were rows and rows of booths with LOTS of yarn and even more yarn addicts. I was told that there is something called the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival which is for really intense yarn addicts. Should I look for you there?
Thanks very much! I have never been and honestly I've never even heard of it. But now I wanna go!!

Don't know how far I'd travel for yarn though. Sounds dreamy though...sigh.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:05 PM   #89
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If I can unearth my brochure from the convention, I'll post the website for you, but as I recall there are different Stitches conventions in different areas of the country, and even a Summer Camp. So you may not have to travel quite as far as you think!
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Yay!! I feel honoured...

How's your scarf going?
It's longer than my arm now!
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:07 PM   #91
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It's longer than my arm now!
Yay!! Having fun with it?
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:55 PM   #92
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socks are not at all hard to knit!

yeah, riiiiiiigghhhttttttttt .





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Old 02-08-2007, 11:56 PM   #93
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I started knitting last winter. http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/...nchingout.html[/url] I must have ripped out my work 1000 times, but learning how to do those tricky stitches was a huge help in reading other patterns.

I made that same scarf as a Christmas gift for someone using Noro Kuryon's self striping yarn and I love how it came out (you can't see the pattern in this picture, but its there):

I'm currently working on this cable scarf. I'm enjoying making it, but the scarf itself is a bit thin for my liking.


The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, and its fantastic and sooooo soft.

lovely!
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:58 PM   #94
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I must admit. This thread made me start knitting. I'd been wanting to learn for years, but was never able to get it right, but then this thread happened, and love2bmama posted a link to a wonderful site called knittinghelp.com, and I learned to knit

but eventually I ended up with a small knitted square with only a few mistakes, and I felt accomplished:



And so then yesterday, I started on a scarf:



It's sooo soft, and I love it, and it could actually stand to be narrower, but it'll be nice having a big chunky scarf like that It's addicting though

I have high aspirations though. I can't wait to start using fancy yarn and self-striping yarn and double pointed needles!

WTG, DOL!!!

fancy yarn!!!
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:01 AM   #95
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I LOVE to knit. I learned along with alison0313 at knittinghelp.com.
And before that I made these:



Keeps my hands warm in my freezing cold office.

Buying yarn is a sickness. I love, love, love going to the yarn store. I've spent more on yarn than anything else really. Well, except my car payments, lol.



SO niceeeeeeee!

I'm thnking of gaunlets. but not with aLL that cable!!!!

and hardly any or NO decreases/increases EIHER! I'll be using ribbing around the wrist section..........
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Thanks very much! I have never been and honestly I've never even heard of it. But now I wanna go!!

Don't know how far I'd travel for yarn though. Sounds dreamy though...sigh.

Found it! There are stitches conventions in California (Feb. 22 - 25), Illinois (August) and Baltimore (October), and Camps in North Carolina (April) and California (June). The website is knittinguniverse.com. Hope one of these is near you!
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Thanks!! I'm in Canada so it'll be hard to get to them, lol.

Hopefully they come to Canada? We'll see, I guess.
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I'm on my purple thinner one now. This one is for ME. I am excited. I am also working on a thin black one too.

And I learned how to cast off finally


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If any of you are looking for a small project to use up your yarn, these Comfort Dolls for Africa are very easy to make and a really wonderful idea.
http://www.icross.ca/project.htm

Basically you send the dolls to ICROSS, they then use them as cushioning when they ship AIDS medicines and supplies and then give the dolls to children.

Pretty neat idea I found out about from Donna on the Zootopian Hawaiian board, here's a pic of some of her dolls:

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ahh!! those dolls are so cute! What a great idea, to use them as packaging.
thanks for sharing the link! I think every knitter has leftover yarn, I know I have tons.
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