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Old 07-02-2009, 01:55 PM   #1261
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Please put me on the list for Pure & Natural. I have 2 questions:
Is alpaca considered wool? Can I hold a DK yarn doubled to make worsted?

I hope I don't sound too ignorant. I'm kinda new to animal fibers, so I'm not always sure.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #1262
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I will be happy to work on any of the shawls. All the colors sound wonderful.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:26 PM   #1263
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I'd like to be apart of the "Forest Walk"

But I only have in my yarn stash right now 100% acrylic , and I have green, brown, beige,and a variegated yarn ,'forest medley'of dark green,lighter green, dark brown, tan, and it has an dark orange color in it, I made my Einstein Coat out of this, I posted a picture of it on here in my blog, take a look at it . Will 100% acrylic work?


I'm a fairly new knitter but as long as it doesn't get to complicated I am sure I can do it.

How does this all work? Do you email us the next knitters home address ?
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #1264
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If you want to enable and send me to the yarn store, go ahead and put me on whichever you need me on. Garter stitch is nice meditative knitting for me (why I like my snuggle group so much!)
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:11 AM   #1265
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Thanks ladies!
I'll post a list of knitters for each shawl very soon.

Originally Posted by luvmykid28 View Post
.....Is alpaca considered wool?
Yes...alpaca is wool. Wool just means animal fiber. Some wool is thinner than others (like rabbit or goat fiber). The wool we need for this shawl should come from sheep, alpaca, or llama. Most wool you find in yarn stores comes from sheep.


Originally Posted by luvmykid28 View Post
Can I hold a DK yarn doubled to make worsted?
DK held double is a little thicker than worsted, but I think it will work just fine for our shawl.

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.........I only have in my yarn stash right now 100% acrylic........Will 100% acrylic work?
No, we need to use really NICE yarn for the shawls. Don't worry, I have PLENTY of nice yarn that has been donated for our shawls. (My cousin owns a yarn shop.) So, I'll be more than happy to send you some yarn to use when you work on them.

Originally Posted by Nanaof6 View Post
I'm a fairly new knitter but as long as it doesn't get to complicated I am sure I can do it.
It will be super easy, my friend. We just knit every row. The only thing to watch for is to always change colors on the same side. That makes the color changes look nice. So, all the loose ends will be hanging on one end of the shawl.

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How does this all work? Do you email us the next knitters home address ?
When you finish knitting your section, just send me a private message here in the forum. I'll check with the next knitter, and send you their mailing address. When we send our packages, we always get delivery confirmation (80 cents). This way, we can check on line to see when it was delivered.

I keep a spreadsheet, listing everyone's names and addresses. I also keep a list that shows where all the shawls are currently located. It's best this way, so we don't lose any of our shawls.
By the way, here is our blog: http://oddballshawls.blogspot.com/

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If you want to enable and send me to the yarn store, go ahead and put me on whichever you need me on. Garter stitch is nice meditative knitting for me (why I like my snuggle group so much!)
Thanks Susan! Also, if you ever need yarn for our shawls, and you can't afford to buy it....just let me know.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:20 AM   #1266
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One more thing......

Since Nana of 6 asked about acrylic yarn, it got me thinking.

One time, I wanted to send a shawl to someone here in the forum that was going through a difficult time. But, she was allergic to wool. So, I had to figure something out on my own. (I'm still working on it, as a matter of fact.)

So, maybe we SHOULD make a few acrylic shawls, just in case.

I'll cast on a few for our next round.
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Okey dokey....here's the list.

By the way, I decided to change the "Mocha Dream" shawl to a blue shawl instead. I realized that I had brown in every shawl. That was just too much brown! The blue shawl will be called "Blue Heaven".

So, here's what I have right now:

Blue Heaven - blue yarns
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Pure & Natural - beige, natural, brown, all wool
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Forest Walk - green, brown, beige, grey, black
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
One more thing......

Since Nana of 6 asked about acrylic yarn, it got me thinking.

One time, I wanted to send a shawl to someone here in the forum that was going through a difficult time. But, she was allergic to wool. So, I had to figure something out on my own. (I'm still working on it, as a matter of fact.)

So, maybe we SHOULD make a few acrylic shawls, just in case.

I'll cast on a few for our next round.
I have some Caron Simply Soft if that will work for this one. Bright Orange and Yellow as well as 2 pinks and a grey-blue.

If any of those will work with what you decide to start this one with, you can add me to it.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:52 AM   #1269
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Caron Simply Soft would work well for the acrylic shawls.
I'll let you know when we cast them on. We'll probably only do three shawls in acrylic, just to have on hand for people with allergies.
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:02 PM   #1270
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Okey dokey....here's the list.

Blue Heaven - blue yarns
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Pure & Natural - beige, natural, brown, all wool
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Forest Walk - green, brown, beige, grey, black
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Add me to all three shawls if you need more knitters. I can only do one section on each though instead of the usual two.
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