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Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,330
Posted By Wahlee
If you want luxury for a relatively small price--...

If you want luxury for a relatively small price-- go to colourmart.com (http://www.colourmart.com/). Cashmere and angora and silk, oh my!

You'll thank me later.
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By Wahlee
I've had my Options for, what, 9 months now?...

I've had my Options for, what, 9 months now? Haven't had a single problem with breakage or anything like that-- and they're the only needles I use now. The nickel is tarnishing a bit, but I think...
Forum: General Knitting 11-27-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By Wahlee
Olaudah Equiano, I assume? *is a British Lit...

Olaudah Equiano, I assume?

*is a British Lit grad student*
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By Wahlee
They don't have promo codes these days, but you...

They don't have promo codes these days, but you can always get free shipping with an order over $45. I've never found it difficult to hit that amount. . . or exceed it. . . :P
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wahlee
Or hand-felting just that little bit.

Or hand-felting just that little bit.
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Wahlee
There was just a big discussion about silk losing...

There was just a big discussion about silk losing its luster after washing on the Colourmart Yahoo! Group. One suggestion was to run the silk through the dryer on low for a while. Another suggestion...
Forum: General Knitting 10-30-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By Wahlee
Okay, you've actually got one more issue here...

Okay, you've actually got one more issue here than what you've listed.

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that when you knit lace, you really want a blockable yarn. Lace just doesn't look...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,480
Posted By Wahlee
I used to be a die-hard Addi fan, until I got my...

I used to be a die-hard Addi fan, until I got my Options. I really do like them better. The finish is just as slick as the Addis, but the tips are pointer (very good for lace knitting, which I've...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,396
Posted By Wahlee
They're still discussing the details, actually,...

They're still discussing the details, actually, but the plan is to have virtually everything (including the pattern and yarn databases) open and available to the public, without any login. This...
Forum: General Knitting 10-23-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By Wahlee
Yup! Although I should warn you-- because it's a...

Yup! Although I should warn you-- because it's a double yarn-over and therefore a double increase, you need to do a double decrease to keep the stitch count the same. So you'd knit 1, k2tog, double...
Forum: General Knitting 10-23-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By Wahlee
To get a larger hole, you can try doing a double...

To get a larger hole, you can try doing a double yarn-over. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the needle once, you wrap it twice. In the next row, when you get to the yarn-over, you knit into the...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,396
Posted By Wahlee
I'm afraid not-- the original plan was to open...

I'm afraid not-- the original plan was to open after Rhinebeck, but today Casey said they're just not ready yet.
Forum: General Knitting 10-17-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wahlee
Don't fear the chart! I was worried the first...

Don't fear the chart! I was worried the first time I had to follow one, too (for a lace shawl), but they're dead easy-- as long as you have the key. I made a copy of a chart once (to enlarge it), and...
Forum: General Knitting 10-17-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By Wahlee
Yeah, the wrapping-around-the-needles trick works...

Yeah, the wrapping-around-the-needles trick works pretty well. I usually wrap 10 stitches, then use that length to measure out the rest of the tail-- so if you're casting on 90 stitches, wrap around...
Forum: General Knitting 10-16-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By Wahlee
It looks like a magazine/knitting rack like this...

It looks like a magazine/knitting rack like this (http://shrisen.manufacturer.globalsources.com/si/6008822546696/pdtl/Promotional-bag/1002022219/600D-Polyester-Magazine-Rack.htm), except fancier and...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,244
Posted By Wahlee
I haven't used the chunky weight, just worsted,...

I haven't used the chunky weight, just worsted, but I really like Encore. It's like a better version of Wool-Ease-- enough wool content to make it blockable, but enough acrylic to keep from being too...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Wahlee
You can also buy from direct from Colourmart.com...

You can also buy from direct from Colourmart.com (http://colourmart.com). He usually has a better selection posted there than on eBay. I'm knitting a lace scarf for my aunt from the DK Dark Lavender...
Forum: General Knitting 10-09-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By Wahlee
You can always try sticking them in your dryer....

You can always try sticking them in your dryer. You can felt that way, too.
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,877
Posted By Wahlee
You could even make one using the exact same...

You could even make one using the exact same cashmere yarn (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Karabella_Yarn-Supercashmere_Yarn-1861.html) that they're using for a whole heck of a lot less.

Not that I...
Forum: General Knitting 10-04-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,860
Posted By Wahlee
It does ask for a pattern. If you made it up, you...

It does ask for a pattern. If you made it up, you can just select "personal pattern--not in Ravelry." It will also ask you for the amount of yarn, but it's super easy-- If you use a yarn that's...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Wahlee
I don't own one (although I'm lusting after it),...

I don't own one (although I'm lusting after it), but there's a whole thread on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/remnants/6117/1-25)about it. It's very roomy, apparently.
Forum: General Knitting 09-21-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,577
Posted By Wahlee
I got my "test tips" the other day-- the very day...

I got my "test tips" the other day-- the very day I came home from work with the stomach flu. *sigh* So I didn't get to try them out until yesterday.

I tried them with the wool I'd been knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 09-13-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,380
Posted By Wahlee
Well, if your knitting is tight, I think you...

Well, if your knitting is tight, I think you might prefer the metal ones. Not that I've tried the wood ones yet (they shipped yesterday!), but slick metal is usually better for tight knitting. On the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-11-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,577
Posted By Wahlee
I ordered a set of size 7 tips. I don't usually...

I ordered a set of size 7 tips. I don't usually like wooden needles at all, but I've only used wood with wool, so we'll see if I like them better for my super slippery yarn.

If you don't like the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-09-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By Wahlee
Plymouth has a Baby Alpaca Grande that is simply...

Plymouth has a Baby Alpaca Grande that is simply to die for. It's about twice as much, though. :(
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