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Old 12-28-2005, 05:00 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by foldedbird
I *hate* homespun. The feel of it makes my toenails curl.
Perfect analogy!! :rofling:
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:07 PM   #42
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hehehe. I just unloaded the last of my stash of homeshun (except the bit that's tangled up with something else) on my unsuspecting mother in law. :rofling:

Hope she enjoys it!
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:15 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by foldedbird
hehehe. I just unloaded the last of my stash of homeshun (except the bit that's tangled up with something else) on my unsuspecting mother in law. :rofling:

Hope she enjoys it!
I gave all of mine to my oldest daughter. She, for some reason, loves it, so she got a bunch for Christmas. I feel better knowing it's out of the house. :rofling:
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:15 PM   #44
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WOW!!!! Bob, Tricot and Sonnet were *all* on my list. I finally settled on Hippy Chick from Patternworks. I want to shorten the sleeves to a 3/4 length I thinkknit it in Merino Style from Knitpicks, but I'm not sure of a color.... I like rubarb, cornflower, frost and honey. Ohhhhh decisions decisions!!!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:40 PM   #45
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Oh, these patterns are all so great! I LOVE the Bob pattern! Jazz, I hope you do that one!

Denise, thanks! Okay, she says to do it with cotton or other innelastic yarn. Now THAT makes sense to me. Cool trick! Also makes sense for especially tall/long garments like Mary's that are just so darned weighty.

If anyone's looking for some yarn steals, I just posted a thread here about yarn.com's biggest sale of the year, which is this week, ending Jan. 2nd.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:10 PM   #46
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Oooh, this is exciting! I'm knitting Tubey in Merino Style, so that will work in TWO KALs. And the dh got me The Sweater Workshop for Christmas, and I've already fallen in love with one of the sweaters in there...that might be sweater two. I'm loving the choices many of you are considering, though--Bob and Sonnet particularly.
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Thanks for the tip Denise. I'm going to check out Stitch n Bitch.
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Thanks for the link to yarn.com, Amy. I just got a heckuva bargain on a bag of Desert Garden for my Bob!
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:20 PM   #49
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Yay! I was just eyeing sweaters longingly.


I think I've decided on Tempting: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html from knitty.....


I've been eyeing it awhile I feel like I can manage it. I'm WAY curvy, my waist to hip ratio is freakish at best, so this close fitting kind of sweater is what I always look for, but rarely find.



I'm gonna make my first sweater AND join my first KAL! I'm excited. I may lengthen the sleeves a bit on this one if I can figure out how, as I prefer a cap or a 3/4 to a true short sleeve - which this appears to me. I'm hoping it will be as simple as extending the pattern a few inches for the sleeves. *crosses fingers* I may do the same to lengthen the bodice if I need to. Crops don't work on me, and normal length slook cropped cuzza my hips.

Cool idea to make it progressive and several projects long Hildie. Awesome KAL...there's something for everyone in this one.
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Thanks for the link to yarn.com, Amy. I just got a heckuva bargain on a bag of Desert Garden for my Bob!
GREAT!

K4BB, that Tempting pattern looks awesome.

Angelia, I love the Tubey pattern too.

I can't wait to see how these progress!
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