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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-02-2011, 09:51 AM
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It was a worsted weight superwash merrino wool...

It was a worsted weight superwash merrino wool from my LYS.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,573
Posted By CoolWool
OMG - Gorgeous!!! I've been working on a lace...

OMG - Gorgeous!!! I've been working on a lace crop top now for oh... a month and I think I'm on row 17. Lace is DIFFICULT. I'm really impressed that you managed to fix all the mistakes. It looks...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By CoolWool
Yay - you finished it - and it looks AWESOME!! ...

Yay - you finished it - and it looks AWESOME!! Too fun! :yay: Thanks for posting a follow-up pic.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-31-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,384
Posted By CoolWool
Talking FO - First pair of socks!

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x370/coolwool1/IMG_9212sm.jpg

:happydance: I'm really happy with how they turned out. In fact, I've already got some self-striping yarn ready to go for the next...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-27-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,678
Posted By CoolWool
Good work! I really like that sweater! :yay: ...

Good work! I really like that sweater! :yay: And your sock colors are so FUN!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,892
Posted By CoolWool
OMG - it's AWESOME!! :yay: How long did it take...

OMG - it's AWESOME!! :yay: How long did it take you to do and how often did you work on it? I find myself getting burned out on the sweater I'm working on right now. I need some inspiration!!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-24-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By CoolWool
Oooh!!! I love it! I love sweater vests and I...

Oooh!!! I love it! I love sweater vests and I love that yarn. Good job!
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By CoolWool
What are you making, offgrid? This top that I'm...

What are you making, offgrid? This top that I'm making SHOULD be easy peasy. It's basically just a front and back that you sew together - and it's not too long - cropped at the waist. The pattern...
Forum: The Lounge 03-15-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By CoolWool
Yep... lots to think about. "offthegrid" - -...

Yep... lots to think about. "offthegrid" - - Nice nic! ;)

Wellslip - I'm in Illinois. Zone 5. What kinds of things did you run into while looking for land? We're actually considering retiring...
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By CoolWool
Okay, I timed myself. It takes me 18 minutes to...

Okay, I timed myself. It takes me 18 minutes to do ONE ROW. :oo:

I went out and bought some metal needles. Maybe that will help a bit. I'm a tight knitter and it was getting impossible to slide...
Forum: The Lounge 03-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By CoolWool
Question Anyone out there have a "mini-farm?"

I'm a city girl but husband grew up around animals (horses, chickens) and lately - we've really been noodling around with the idea of building outside the city and having a veggie garden and a few...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-12-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By CoolWool
Good work! The stripes are fun. :)

Good work! The stripes are fun. :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-12-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By CoolWool
It's cool! I like the color. Is it like a...

It's cool! I like the color. Is it like a pumpkin orange? Or a gold? Either way, looks good. :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By CoolWool
Cute! I'm way too lazy to button a towel to a...

Cute! I'm way too lazy to button a towel to a rod though. ;)
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By CoolWool
What do you mean by "lifeline" Jan?

What do you mean by "lifeline" Jan?
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By CoolWool
O M G - Lace Knitting

I started a new sweater today. It's the "lace crop top" from the spring/summer Debbie Bliss. It calls for a 2-ply kid mohair/silk (aka THREAD) and size 5 needles. I've been knitting for about 3...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By CoolWool
Are there any more LYSs in your town? You might...

Are there any more LYSs in your town? You might try another one and get a totally different vibe. I'm taking a beginner sock class at one of mine and while it's not a bad class (90% done with my...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,854
Posted By CoolWool
Yes, I agree. I'm also trying to stay away from...

Yes, I agree. I'm also trying to stay away from chain stores for materials... :wink:
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By CoolWool
Redface Time spent knitting?

I'm curious. How often do you knit and for how long?

I think about knitting while I'm at work. Picking up my OTN projects, look for new patterns at lunch time, etc. But I find that when I get...
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By CoolWool
Some day Jan... Some day... And speaking of...

Some day Jan... Some day... And speaking of Ravelry - you've got me hooked on looking up specific patterns now. I love how I can search by yarn. Maybe I can get rid of some of my tiny stash!...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By CoolWool
You know what though, I'm still such a beginner...

You know what though, I'm still such a beginner that I'm almost scared to use a "substitute" yarn for something as major as a sweater. I think if I had been knitting for a long time and was more...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By CoolWool
Oh - I need to clarify. I bought the books for...

Oh - I need to clarify. I bought the books for the instruction - not the patterns. There just happen to be patterns in them that I've made - but yeah. No one book has more than 5 patterns I'll...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By CoolWool
Awwww - LUCKY! I have to wait until next payday....

Awwww - LUCKY! I have to wait until next payday. :)
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,854
Posted By CoolWool
Redface How long do your sweaters typically last?

I'm in the process of ordering yarn for sweater #2 and the yarn alone will be about $120. That doesn't count the needles I'll need to get for it. So I was talking to a gal at my LYS about the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,560
Posted By CoolWool
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