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Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By City & Country
I inherited a set of sock needles made out of...

I inherited a set of sock needles made out of whale bone. Terribly (politically) incorrect to manufacture now, but they are amazingly soft, yet hard at the same time, smooth, and warm. Like knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By City & Country
Thumbs up Susanne's Ebony Needles

Yes, they ARE expensive, especially to those of us who are used to getting our needles from WalMart . . . but I recently got a pair of #8's, single pointed ebony needles I spied in some catalogue,...
Forum: General Knitting 10-02-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By City & Country
I second michellebreton's suggestion. I am in...

I second michellebreton's suggestion.

I am in the process of finishing up a quilt for my parents to match their very-difficult-to-match furniture. I don't think I could have done it without color...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By City & Country
Thanks! Let me know if you hear of anything. They...

Thanks! Let me know if you hear of anything. They are in a place called Harmony, ME.
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By City & Country
Yes, I've checked out Vanna's choice, and for an...

Yes, I've checked out Vanna's choice, and for an acrylic, it IS soft. Much softer than what I'm using.

Alas, that yarn wasn't made when I started this project. Also, I was attracted to the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By City & Country
Wow! I was sure SOMEBODY would have worked with...

Wow! I was sure SOMEBODY would have worked with this yarn!

Maybe I'll be the pioneer . . .
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By City & Country
Yeah! Plymouth Encore is great. I'm making an...

Yeah! Plymouth Encore is great. I'm making an afghan/throw out of two colors right now. Feels soft, but can be washed. And LOTS of colors.

You might try:...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By City & Country
Nice colors? Do you mind me asking what...

Nice colors? Do you mind me asking what brand/colorway that yarn is?

I'm in the middle of an afghan utilizing a somewhat similar colorway (Red Heart 'Farmland') but, if I had it to start over...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By City & Country
Let's see some photos!

Let's see some photos!
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By City & Country
Question Bartlett Yarns in Maine

Hello all -

Has anyone ever worked with or is familiar with the wool yarn from Bartlett Yarns in Maine?

Would love to hear your thoughts if you have.

Thanks!
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By City & Country
Sounds like a great opportunity for yarn buying! ...

Sounds like a great opportunity for yarn buying!

I have a friend who collects dinnerware. He says: whatever you like, buy two of, so you can at least have a friend over for a meal. To apply this to...
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,345
Posted By City & Country
This is a great question. I too store my yarns in...

This is a great question. I too store my yarns in large rubber-maid type containers which are up on closet shelves. I DO wish they were a little more accessible, but I also worry about moths. Has...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-11-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By City & Country
Nice pattern! Thanks for posting it!

Nice pattern! Thanks for posting it!
Forum: General Knitting 09-11-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By City & Country
Susan P. I thank you for your response, and...

Susan P.
I thank you for your response, and appreciate your pride in Australia. I hope to go there myself someday, as the people, culture, spiritual movement, aboriginal culture, animal and plant...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By City & Country
Question Australian Wool, Peta, Cruelty Free, etc.

Hello all -

I think this is probably a hot-button topic, and one that has been explored before (I did a search of prior posts), but as the last thread went all over the map as far as topics go (but...
Forum: The Lounge 09-09-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,995
Posted By City & Country
What a beautiful photo of a beautiful cat. My...

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful cat. My eyes teared reading your post. I too will send good thoughts your way.

I am new to being parent to a kitten. Although he's only been in my life since...
Forum: General Knitting 09-09-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By City & Country
Thanks for this post! I live in New York City,...

Thanks for this post!

I live in New York City, and have found a number of the boutique yarn places very expensive. Okay, so they have to pay New York City rents . . . but so do I! And I would...
Forum: General Knitting 09-09-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,519
Posted By City & Country
Okay, so I have an order pending from Royalyarns...

Okay, so I have an order pending from Royalyarns dot com. They had the kind of wool I was looking for for several small upcoming projects (Plymouth Galway) and listed it in all the colors made,...
Forum: General Knitting 09-08-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,519
Posted By City & Country
Thanks! I just checked out that Yarnzilla site....

Thanks! I just checked out that Yarnzilla site. Nice set up, and they do offer a lot of choices!
Forum: General Knitting 09-07-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,519
Posted By City & Country
Yes. I'm still wanting to order from KnitPicks;...

Yes. I'm still wanting to order from KnitPicks; just haven't had the right colors for what I wanted to make.

eBay is dangerous! Hard to pass up a really good deal on yarn, even if it's not in a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-07-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By City & Country
Thanks for the post! Yes, I would MUCH rather...

Thanks for the post! Yes, I would MUCH rather spend money on yarn than on shipping from 3, or more, different sources of yarn!!!

As far as the Cascade goes, I wondered about that -- the number of...
Forum: General Knitting 09-07-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,519
Posted By City & Country
Question Favorite On-line Yarn Store

Hello all knitters!

After spending many hours searching for on-line knitting stores, I realized I ought to ask you all what your favorite ones are, and why, if you care to share.

It would be...
Forum: General Knitting 09-07-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By City & Country
Smile Wool Yarns and such . . .

Greetings all! I've missed logging on and reading all the posts, but will Fall and cooler weather around the corner, knitting is becoming even more attractive a thing to do!

I've a little bit of a...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By City & Country
Thanks for the response, CondiKnitter! I know...

Thanks for the response, CondiKnitter! I know you're a fan of KnitPicks from taking a look at your posts, and I can't say I blame you. I actually look for reasons to buy their yarns. To date, I've...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By City & Country
Dale Norwegian Sweaters

Hello All!

I am a new member and love this site. It's the best knitting forum I've found. I enjoy all the posts I've read, and look forward to being a part of this terrific community! Many thanks,...
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