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Old 10-11-2005, 02:46 PM   #11
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Susie -- It's just so much fun to watch your addiction grow! It's like looking into a mirror. I love all of your questions and comments and your work is so well done. You're deep into now, sister!

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Old 10-11-2005, 03:16 PM   #12
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KnittinKitten,
Nah, does it really show? Are you serious??????
How many addictions are wives allowed??????
I just got into quilting two years ago and went nuts with a new machine, fabric and tons of notions, I'm going to be getting an embroidery machine for Christmas and I've been buying for that and now this?????? OH NO.
Hopefully we will make it to our 32nd anniversary this month. HEHEHEHE. Oh and I'll be 50 ONE week from tomorrow. Gotta love it.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:19 PM   #13
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Susie, this is a great book; it has different projects & the approx amt of yarn needed for various projects using different wts of yarn. You can browse thru some pages @ the link given..I this book!
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:25 PM   #14
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Rebecca,
Oh no........not another book. LOL. It looks like a winner. I will consider it.
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:36 PM   #15
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Now Rebecca should say "Thanks for liking my book".

(Luv ya, Susie!!)
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:44 PM   #16
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There's a great little laminated leaflet that has yardage requirements for all sorts of projects -- sweaters, hates, scarves, etc -- I got it at my LYS for $5, I think. Very helpful.

The Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements (same publisher as the sweater book)
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:51 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by KellyK
Now Rebecca should say "Thanks for liking my book".
(Luv ya, Susie!!)

Luv ya too Kelly!!!!
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:52 PM   #18
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Julie,
Thanks for letting me know about the leaflet. I bet my local yarn shop has it.

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Old 10-13-2005, 06:29 PM   #19
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Hi Susie! I was just browsing ebay looking at yarns and thought of your question.... Since getting back to knitting last year I have acquired the biggest stash you can imagine (well I know there are some here who would beat me). I lug two enormous plastic bags of different yarns back and forth to my country place like a crazed idiot. Anyhoo, you'll find yarns you really love and can't wait to work with.

Some of my favorites are: Noro Kureyon, Donegal Tweed (really juicy stuff for thick beautiful socks) well mohair is nice sometimes and I just bought my first pure alpaca. I adore hand spun yarns and and natural RGS (really good sheep) yarns, some of which I got at my first wool festival last year (and will again this Saturday).
(Rhinebeck, NY) But when I started out I bought some acrylic at Michael's. A year later I was like what? did I buy this for! But then I decided to just use it for an afghan (my first) just to use it up, and then it was looking really good so I started putting in bands of wool to have a nice mixture afghan.

I wouldn't want to make a sweater out of acrylic however, too much work to use acrylic for me. You can get some great deals on ebay btw. I have got fantastic deals! Esp from farms that spin their own wool... One sneaky thing I do, or maybe not sneaky if you don't have lots of $$$ is to check out yarns I really like at a yarn store, then go check ebay on the same yarn, or other sites online. Of course I also buy from my lys also! (esp the big sale baskets)

Anyhoo, just a few 2 centses. I wish I could quilt btw. One of these days.... cheers,
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:40 PM   #20
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Victoise,
I so want to grow up to be just like you. LOL. I do kind of get out of control when I get into a hobby. I SO didn't want to do that with knitting. I have five books already. I have no yarn except that a sweet heart from CA sent me some. I thought that was so nice.
I hope to get to my sisters new Alpaca Store. She just opened last weekend.
Thanks for the tips and hints.
Just one question. What did you mean that Acrylic was too much work?
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