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RobertG
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Post by RobertG » February 7th, 2006, 5:40 pm

You got it, Betsie. But don't expect any results soon-- we're on the far side of the Winter Solstice now and mittens and hats are something I have planned as my mind begins to cast forward to Spring!

If I do get into the naalbinding (I keep wanting to say nail-biting)-- then LibriVox will be the first to see the results. That means my first effort will be in the Public Domain... :lol:
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Post by Izze » February 7th, 2006, 5:53 pm

Oh wow, so THAT'S what that thingy my Mom did to make scarves was called, Naalbinding. Those were some of the warmest scarves I ever had.

/wanders off to contemplate learning Naalbinding just to get a decent scarf

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Post by Guest » February 9th, 2006, 10:22 am

Anyone participating in the "Knitting Olympics" this month?

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/olympics2006.html

I'm going to attempt to knit a cabled baby sweater during the 16 days of the Olympics... don't know whether I'll really make it to the finish line in time, but it's fun to think that so many (over 3,000!) other knitters are out there working on projects, too.


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Post by kri » February 9th, 2006, 11:34 am

Anonymous wrote:Anyone participating in the "Knitting Olympics" this month?

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/olympics2006.html

I'm going to attempt to knit a cabled baby sweater during the 16 days of the Olympics... don't know whether I'll really make it to the finish line in time, but it's fun to think that so many (over 3,000!) other knitters are out there working on projects, too.


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I won't because I lack the TV to watch the Olympics while knitting :)

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Post by Gesine » February 9th, 2006, 11:44 am

Great idea, though! I love watching the Olympics. We haven't had a tv for years now, but two years ago we bought a used one just for the 2 weeks of Athens, and sold it back to the shop on the last day... :)

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Post by kayray » February 9th, 2006, 1:00 pm

Ah that reminds me to tell the TiVo to get the middle-of-the-night Olympics broadcasts... Tivo is so helpful -- we skip all the commercials and heartwarming goopy tearjerking backstories, and just watch the interesting sports. During the Athens games we found we could get through a 4-hour broadcast in about 40 minutes ;-)

Well THAT was seriously off-topic... oh well. :)

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Post by raouf » February 9th, 2006, 1:38 pm

kayray wrote:Ah that reminds me to tell the TiVo to get the middle-of-the-night Olympics broadcasts... Tivo is so helpful -- we skip all the commercials and heartwarming goopy tearjerking backstories, and just watch the interesting sports. During the Athens games we found we could get through a 4-hour broadcast in about 40 minutes ;-)

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We watch the one-hour evening news in 8 minutes, no commericals, no teasers, no hyped-up news stories, no weather (this is the bay area).
Did not have a Tivo during the Athens Olympics, looking forward to that experience.

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Post by Guest » February 16th, 2006, 6:39 pm

I was planning on doing the knitting Olympics and actually started a sweater for my partner. But things this week have gone crazy and my project has somewhat stalled. I do have the body of the sweater nearly done.

My mom and aunt were in a car accident and my aunt is still hospitalized in ICU and my mom did spend a couple of days in the hospital also. While hospitals may be good places for knitting, I think I'm a bit too stressed to be too productive.

Anyway I will make a valiant effort, but I'm not sure that I will finish. Besides I think I will need to spin up some more wool for the sweater.

-Treesh

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Post by kri » February 16th, 2006, 6:58 pm

Woohoo, spinning!! Some day, some day! I need to have more money first. I also would like to do some weaving some day. Ohh! and dyeing too. So many things I want to learn!

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Post by pberinstein » February 17th, 2006, 9:14 am

kri wrote:Woohoo, spinning!! Some day, some day! I need to have more money first. I also would like to do some weaving some day. Ohh! and dyeing too. So many things I want to learn!
I love spinning more than any other handcraft. I learned in 1976, if you can believe that. I love using a tiny hand spindle, even though I have a wheel. Anyone who wants to discuss spinning, I'm ready!

Have tried a bit of dyeing too. That is *really* fun. Much more than cooking. :D
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Post by thistlechick » February 17th, 2006, 9:35 am

I too am a spinster ... it really doesn't take a lot of money to get started... here are instructions for making a drop spindle out of a CD and dowel http://www.interweave.com/spin/projects/cdspindles.pdf

roving is generally a dollar or two per ounce (you only need about four ounces for a pair of socks!)... and can be ordered though many different sources ... my favorite being: http://mielkesfarm.com/ ... but I've also gotten some good deals and unique products off of ebay.
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Post by kri » February 17th, 2006, 9:40 am

thistlechick wrote:I too am a spinster ... it really doesn't take a lot of money to get started... here are instructions for making a drop spindle out of a CD and dowel http://www.interweave.com/spin/projects/cdspindles.pdf

roving is generally a dollar or two per ounce (you only need about four ounces for a pair of socks!)... and can be ordered though many different sources ... my favorite being: http://mielkesfarm.com/ ... but I've also gotten some good deals and unique products off of ebay.
Oh my goodness, that's so COOL! Thanks!

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Post by kri » February 17th, 2006, 11:56 am

So I just came back from the library with some books on handspinning :) Another new craft to spend money on, and distract me from making my wedding dress!

But it looks so fun!

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Post by Fox in the Stars » February 17th, 2006, 1:24 pm

I'm a knitter, too! Haven't been doing so much lately, but I'm working on some Multidirectional Diagonal Scarves. (Google "multidirectional diagonal scarf" and the pattern will come up.) I'm also doing some scrap crochet projects and enjoying them a lot. I started a yo-yo-ghan, but the joining left too many ends for my taste, too much starting and stopping, so I designed a small square that I could make and just join together in a grid pattern. I think the resulting afghan will be nice and warm!
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Post by pberinstein » February 17th, 2006, 1:26 pm

Fox in the Stars wrote:I'm a knitter, too! Haven't been doing so much lately, but I'm working on some Multidirectional Diagonal Scarves. (Google "multidirectional diagonal scarf" and the pattern will come up.) I'm also doing some scrap crochet projects and enjoying them a lot. I started a yo-yo-ghan, but the joining left too many ends for my taste, too much starting and stopping, so I designed a small square that I could make and just join together in a grid pattern. I think the resulting afghan will be nice and warm!
What's a yo-yo-ghan, Fox?
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