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try posting this in rec.crafts.textiles.yarn as this group is very knowledgeable and helpful. Sue in Brampton... quilter, crocheter, and new to machine embroidery In article , says... Ann wrote: I've added a few of my quilts here ...
July 8th 03 02:03 PM
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Eviler enabler; Rosewood DPN by
Joanns has rosewood DPN on sale on their site. I do not know if these needles are any good, or if the mark down is really significant. I bring it up because Joanns is the very last place I would normally suggest that anyone look for needles : ) My dogwood is in bloom. Aaron
April 27th 06 03:14 AM
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Pictures of my knitting sheaths, various handmade needles, and the gansey in progress. by
See my blog at http://gansey.blogspot.com/2006/07/knitting-sheaths.html The post on "Golden Needles" is also updated with pictures. Aaron PS. I picked up enough of a nice Malaysian hardwood to make 15 knitting sheaths : )
July 15th 06 08:34 PM
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Where was Lambtown? by
It was hot last week. It was so hot that many of the sheep owners withdrew from Lambtown, and most of the live sheep events were cancled. For example, the Sheep to Shawl used wool out of plastic bags : ( More spinners than knitters. More weavers than knitters. More felters than knitters. ...
July 31st 06 12:12 AM
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available knitting sheath on eBay by
I put a knitting sheath with 2 sets of steel DPN on eBay. Aaron
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August 3rd 06 01:02 PM
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Why Stashes? by
The Great Yarn Fairy sent me a nice bit of yarn. Why is that ball of yarn precious to me beyond its financial value? I really do not know why I would put so much more effort into planning a knitting project that uses $20 worth of yarn, than I put into planning a evening at the theater that will...
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August 7th 06 08:28 PM
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Real, Wooly, Yarn by
I just got a shipment of gansey yarns from Iriss of Penzance. These authentic British breed gansey yarns are as different from any wool yarn that I have ever knit; as silk is different from wool. First, they are stretchy beyond belief, which makes them a delight to knit fast and tight. Second,...
August 19th 06 11:29 PM
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XMASS? by
It must be - I got red yarn in the mail. I had been wondering what they did down there in Victoria! And, more Ivory home spun, fun, fun, fun!! Thanks Wooly : ) Aaron
August 17th 06 10:44 PM
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Knitting speed ?? by
Had a speed trial this morning. With circular needles, I knit ~ 100 stitches per minute. With DPN and sheath, I knit ~ 160 stitches per minute. I'm sure some of you can do better than that with circulars, but it is better than the 20 spm that I was doing 4 years ago when I asked the group for...
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August 22nd 06 09:50 PM
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?? Is something knit on a manual knitting machine "hand knit"? by
I am seeing items made on knitting frames, i.e., manual knitting machines, labeled as "hand knit". Is this legal, or fair and proper? And, are there stitches, designs, or patterns that can not be "machine knit" and thus demonstrate to knowledgably people that the object was knit with needle in...
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March 14th 06 07:49 PM
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technology transfer from the garden by
Steel knitting needles sometimes need to be reground. The best tool that I have found for that is the little ceramic sharpening stone that Felco sells to sharpen its pruning shears. It has a groove that runs down one side of its generaly triangular cross-section. The bottom of the groove is...
February 10th 06 11:30 PM
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Wow by
Hello again to all Thank you so much for the warm welcome . I wasn't exspecting it . So I figured I would write again to tell a little about myself. I am a 31 year old mother of 2 beautiful daughters . We live in Jacksonville NC. My husband is in the Marine Corps and gone most the time so I spend...
July 29th 03 02:16 PM
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Dogwood as a material for knitting neeles by
I have finished the first set of dogwood knitting needles and done some knitting on them. I consider dogwood to be the very best material that I know of for knitting needles. It is like magic! It is warm to the touch, light, wools slide easily, so you can knit as fast as you want, but there...
February 6th 05 01:45 AM
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Rant on Where did all the Ski Sweaters Go? by
Last week, I took advantage of all the snow in the hills for a day of downhill skiing at one of California's nice ski areas resorts. It was a beautiful day to ski and be seen. However, I was the only person on the slopes wearing a traditional wool ski sweater. Everybody else was wearing mass...
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March 6th 05 06:02 PM
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Up the old style knitting learning curve. by
This morning I oiled the olive wood knitting stick that I whittled on Monday. Total time to make this knitting stick was about 3/4 hour - the advantage of working green woodis that it works very fast. It is quite crude, but whittled olive wood has a wonderful feel. A hole bored in the end accepts...
January 13th 06 08:41 PM
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I really like knitting ! by
Real Scotsmen wear kilts on the moor, not pants! Aaron "Wooly" wrote in message ... On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 18:37:22 +0000, New Cultural Paradigm spewed forth : I hear a lot of Scotsmen on the moors have...
January 14th 06 10:40 PM
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Sold out on needles by
Someone gave me a gift certificate to a mail order yarn store for Xmas. What did the King of home made needles buy? Addi turbos, I sold out to the Germans. Aaron
January 17th 06 04:19 AM
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E. Rosevelt by
I saw the PBS special on Eleanor Roosevelt. I noticed that she was quite a knitter. In many of the old newsclips, she is knitting right along. Who would have thought that a person that busy, the president's right hand and legs as it were, would be an active knitter? Aaron
January 19th 06 03:08 AM
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Fishermen Knitting Faster by
For anyone that is interested in knitting fishermen faster, see my blog at http://gansey.blogspot.com/. Better knitting through better tools! Aaron (Last night, my wife reminded me that her mother knitted 4 or 5 children's sweaters a year and only owned 3 pairs of knitting needles in the12...
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January 29th 06 01:39 PM
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Did Hobbits Knit? by
Hard to tell. Tolkien was very short on many very practical matters. But, he did leave us with a quote that is appropriate. "I shall not keep you long.... I do not know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.... I regret to...
August 28th 06 09:46 PM
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