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Old 12-26-2009, 01:24 PM   #51
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Hi Sara I hope you had a nice holiday. I love using Caron but have never used Barella 4 I will have to try that out. I really enjoy using Knit Picks yarn. I enjoy knitting socks feel free to email me if you have any questions I friended you on Ravelry. I would love to knit a sweater so far all I have knit that was close to one is a baby kimono.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:36 AM   #52
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Like millions of knitters before me I have had that ah ha! moment when turning the heel makes sense. Now it will be just a matter of getting enough experience to make a sock thats wearable. I thank you so much for offer to help, I'll probably be needing it.

My sweaters are nothing to write home about, I wear them around the house, but not in public. That is why I'm here and subscribing to magazines, I want to become a better knitter instead of just someone who knits. Fortuantely the afghans are much better quality - usually.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:45 PM   #53
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For the longest time my big freak out was the gusset lol. It never made sense until one day it was like oh ok well do this & this & wow that was all lol I felt like a dork afterwards.

Hey even if you just wear them around the house a sweater is a sweater.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #54
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Berrela 4 isn't as soft as Caron Simply Soft, it has more body. I like for things like hats and afghans.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:57 PM   #55
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I notice this thread has been quiet for a while, but thought I'd add myself!!

1) What is your favorite yarn? Cascade Baby Alpacca for now
2) What is your favorite thing to knit? Don't really have a favorite yet, learning how to do socks at the moment.
3) Who is your favorite designer? Don't have one of those yet either
4) Which knitting magazine is your favorite? Vogue, so far...5) Are you a Raveler yet? Yep, mamabearme there too
6) How many years have you been knitting? About a month and a half so far
7) Do you crochet as well? Yes, off and on for about 20 years
8) Do you live in the Puget Sound area? East of the mts? The Coast? Southern? I'm on the east side, Tri-City area
9) What are your prime knitting hours? Any time I'm not sleeping!! or eating.
10) What is your favorite knitting 'how to/help" book? Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:08 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post

1) What is your favorite yarn?
2) What is your favorite thing to knit?
3) Who is your favorite designer?
4) Which knitting magazine is your favorite?
5) Are you a Raveler yet?
If not, are you on the waiting list?
If not, what are you waiting for?
6) How many years have you been knitting?
7) Do you crochet as well?
8) Do you live in the Puget Sound area? East of the mts? The Coast? Southern?
9) What are your prime knitting hours?
10) What is your favorite knitting 'how to/help" book?
1)I recently tried knitting a Japanese yarn called Noro. They make a very pretty silk, mohair, lamb's wool mix with varigated colors. I used the worsted weight. I am kind of a newb, so I hope that was a decent description

2) I have been churning out a lot of hats on circular needles. They are quick and when I am stuck on my large project, I can knit / practice on various different patterns until I am no longer stuck. I have given a hat to just about everyone I know.

3) I don't follow any one designer as of now. I really like the book I just bought, Easy Kids Knits, by Claire Montgomerie and another book which I don't know offhand. I think it is called Simple Gifts, or something like that.

4) I am also not a huge fan of the magazines. I have looked at a few, but I have yet to knit an adult size garment (aside from a hat). Kids stuff is a lot more accessible to me right now.

5) No. I am not sure what Ravelry is. I know a lot of you guys link to your Ravelry account, but esp if there is a waitlist I am probably not patient enough to join.

6) I first learned when I was 7 or 8, but have just recently picked it back up. I would say 2 years consecutively.

7) No! I was also taught to crochet when I learned to knit, and I never took to it. I am going to have to learn, I think, since there are a lot of pretty things to do finishing-wise with crochet.

8) Seattle

9) Whenever my toddler is asleep, or SO is home to play with him and give me some time to myself! I meet a few girls for knitting 2-3 times a month.

10) I rely on my knitting group, primarily, and KH forms and videos! I have borrowed a friend's book now and then. My book mentioned above also has a helpful section in the beginning about basic techniques and reading patterns, so I have referred to that while working my sweater vest.
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Hi Tmarie2715 nice to meet you. I do believe you can just sign up and go on Ravelry now a days I don't think there is a wait list anymore(but don't quote me on that). If there is a list it is still worth being on to join Ravlery. There are tons of patterns & alot of great groups & people to talk to & get to know. If you do join let me know I am Raeknitsnwa on there too. Always nice to meet a knitter in the same state.
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1) What is your favorite yarn? I like the icelandic wool
2) What is your favorite thing to knit?Purses
3) Who is your favorite designer? Vogue
4) Which knitting magazine is your favorite? Vogueknitting
5) Are you a Raveler yet? Yes
If not, are you on the waiting list?
If not, what are you waiting for?
6) How many years have you been knitting? 30 years
7) Do you crochet as well?A little when pushed
8) Do you live in the Puget Sound area? East of the mts? The Coast? Southern? Yup
9) What are your prime knitting hours? Nighttime,movie or TV
10) What is your favorite knitting 'how to/help" book? Knitting without tears.

I'm in Washington for a few days and then off to Boston and back here at the end of the month....CHeers
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:46 PM   #59
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Hi everyone! I live in Everett. I've been knitting and crocheting for about a year, and have just started branching out from scarves to socks/sweaters/etc. I'm having a blast!

1) What is your favorite yarn? I like anything very soft, and usually end up grabbing a skein when I find one that I like. Doing so, I've developed this bad habit of never buying enough to make anything. Maybe some day I'll crochet a square afghan with it all!
2) What is your favorite thing to knit? Beanies
3) Who is your favorite designer? I don't have a favorite
4) Which knitting magazine is your favorite? knitsimple
5) Are you a Raveler yet? Yes
6) How many years have you been knitting? 1
7) Do you crochet as well? Yep!
8) Do you live in the Puget Sound area? East of the mts? The Coast? Southern? PS Area
9) What are your prime knitting hours? All day between school quarters, then never when school is in session.
10) What is your favorite knitting 'how to/help" book? I learned to knit from and still refer back to the old Boye "I taught myself knitting" book, and otherwise find help online.

Great to meet you all!
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1) What is your favorite yarn?
I've only been at this for a month... but so far it's Loops & Threads Charisma. I've heard not the greatest things about knitting with acrylic, but i seem to be doing okay with it so far. (Besides, it's cheaper! :D)
I would loooove some handspun yarn, though. I'm obsessed with looking at it online, and people spin the prettiest yarn!

2) What is your favorite thing to knit?
So far, i think hats.
3) Who is your favorite designer?
Oh, i have no idea.
4) Which knitting magazine is your favorite?
I've never really looked at any...
5) Are you a Raveler yet?
I am. Of course, i haven't post anything, but i've used a pattern or two.
6) How many years have you been knitting?
Only a month
7) Do you crochet as well?
No. I decided to make snowflakes for a friend, though, so i've just started learning how to make a chain, or whatever...
8) Do you live in the Puget Sound area? East of the mts? The Coast? Southern?
Tacoma!
9) What are your prime knitting hours?
I'm unemployed, so any hours, really. I do try to get other stuff done during the day and save my knitting for the evening when i can help it.
10) What is your favorite knitting 'how to/help" book?
Youtube

As i said, i am very interested in getting my hands on some handspun yarn. If you know where i can get it cheap (like i said, unemployed), please do tell.
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