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Old 03-29-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I know I don't post here often, but I maybe have a suggestion for the forums here. Being the true yarn-a-holic that I am, I often find myself buying yarn that I don't have an immediate use in mind for (mind you , I often find patterns that I can't find yarn substitutes for) and I come here to find a solution. The problem I have is that there seems to be no real place to ask these types of questions and I think that it is a common enough type of question maybe to warrant its own board. Something like a "what would you use this yarn/pattern for" board. What do you all think?? Am I way off base here? If so, please direct me to the board where I can put all these questions.

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Personally, I would use the pattern forum or the general forum for input for something like that.
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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:thinking: I think a yarn-specific forum would be helpful, where we can say "hey, I found this great yarn" or "don't EVER consider trying this one." Or any other things yarn-related. "All Yarn, All The Time"

It wasn't that long ago that "Whatcha Knittin'" was a new forum and look how it has grown!
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:18 PM   #4
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Ack...I don't agree with another forum. Too many becomes bulky and cumbersome and eventually people tend to only go to a few which defeats the purpose IMO. There are a few other knitting forums that have soooo many separate areas I tend to stay away and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

So I think if you have a question about what yarn for a certain pattern it can go in the pattern forum or here in general. If it's just a question about yarn it can go here in general.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 03-29-2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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Amy has expressed in the past that she doesn't want too many forums, for all the reasons Jan stated. Simple things are best!
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Old 03-30-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
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I agree--keep it simple.
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:20 AM   #7
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I have to third's been really difficult to keep up as kh has added forums. Also, it seems like the whatcha knittin, should maybe just be a gallery? Everyone's work is so beautiful that all we ever say is "love it" or "awesome" etc!
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:31 AM   #8
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i agree with that! i have a hard time keeping up with that forum because stuff keeps getting bumped that i have already seen and i get confused by new and old pics......not very smart here ya know! :rofling:
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Old 03-31-2006, 09:08 AM   #9
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I agree too lol it was so much easier when it was one thread I think... I'm so afraid I'll forget someone's or miss it that I don't post under any of them now everyone does a wonderful job and looks amazing that I don't wanna leave anyone off... and since I don't post then I don't feel right posting my own FO

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Old 03-31-2006, 09:54 AM   #10
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Knitty has a forum section with so many areas that it's too much to keep up with. And, I find that much of what's posted there is pretty old. So by the time I get around to reading it all, it's really old news.

I prefer KH's set up tho' I've learned a lot on Knitty's lace knitting forum.
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