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Hunting for YARN

We went to Palm Springs yesterday to go to my partner's niece's suprise birthday party - of course, we were about 10 minutes early and we're very lucky - the parking space we ended up in was right behind a yarn store (The Yarn Co.) - in palm desert I believe. I had no idea that it was there (neither of us did) until we pulled up - I am sure everyone knows how anxious I was to get through lunch to go back to see what they had to offer! it's a compact store with floor to ceiling yarn offered - nice ladies that look at me funny when I look through the store - (am I the only one who feels like guys are treated differently in yarn shops?) - I ended up buying some incredibly cool hand dyed yarn and intend on (someday) making something with it - maybe a baby sweater - who knows..

THEN we went to another store (Harriet's) later that afternoon - apparantly, the niece has been knitting too (horray!) and they take her to this tiny shop - it's really in an accessories store which is kind of strange - but it is beautifully organized all the yarn is by color and it's bright - nice and open! :) - I bought some other random yarns there and got the same kind of treatment at this shop - this time I was with a girl also, and while I'm piling yarn in my arms, the storekeeper approached my lady friend and asked her how long she had been knitting! I found it pretty funny - and as I was explaining that I did the knitting and was searching for random yarn for my collections (I buy then put the yarns together when I find a project that I want to do) she didn't seem to believe me - it was a very strange experience!

Gabriel's picture

I'm Back!!!

Hey guys,

It has been soooooo long since I have posted anything. Sorry for the absence! Life has just been crazy and between work and an anniversary vacation to Santa Fe and Taos....there has been little time for hopping on here and saying hi!

Welcome to all the newbies!

And the not-so-newbies will probably remember I was working on that "killer" (not all in a good way) sweater for Allan. The irregular rib raglan.....ugh! IT IS FINISHED!!!!!! YEAH!!!! It soooo should not have been my first sweater. I will get some photos of it and post them soon...I have started a new cardigan/vest for my mother for Christmas and it is so easy! My first time with intarsia and I think I love it.

Anyhoo, just wanted to let you all know I'm still here...I'm sure you have been chomping at your nails with worry....LOL

Until later, hugs, gabriel

Eikon's picture

Blankey

Ok this is actually the blanket. My poor neice kira is festooned with pink so I decided she needed a few other colors around her befre she is brainwashed into liking Barbie. It is on 8's and about 200 stitches across. I am using a great yarn from Kim that is 100 percent cotton and crocheted as opposed to spun. I love the contrasting colors. Can we post more than one image per post? I feel somewhat bad about multiple postings in a day but always have half a dozen things on my needles.

~Jason

Kerry's picture

Non-knitting entry

Saturday, my partner,Clive, and I walked down to the harbour's edge on a beautiful sunny 27C spring day. We bought coffees and sat in the park and watched yachts and ferries on the harbour. In the distance you can see the Sydney Opera House and the Bridge.

Gerard Allt's picture

addi needles

hiya
does anyone use addi circular needle? I have just started as I've heard so many great things. I an knitting a tea cozy and I quite like using dpn but for this project I thought I'd experiment. I have only done a few rounds but already my thumb is very sore.
Is this just because I am new to addi or are my suspicians correct about the needle being too small.
any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Gerard

grandcarriage's picture

Pricing and selling the sash

After the sash for the kilt was knitted, I remembered that my apparel construction teacher had asked if she could commission something just like it. I took it to class and she tried it on....acually with the clothes she would wear it with. It looked WONDERFUL with her coloring. Now, How to price it? It is about 2 1/2 feet wide by 9 feet. I estimate that if I knit full time, it would take about 24 hours (3 x 8hrs/day) plus the price of the yarns. 27+45= $72. If I figured $15/hr knitting/designing cost: 15 x24= 360 + $72= $432.00 Does that seem reasonable for a handknit shawl of such fiber and dimension? Hmmm. It is a puzzlement.

It is lightly raining today. I want it to POUR so I can stay inside and design and knit without guilt. FOO!

Cheers to all.
Bob

Kerry's picture

Almost finished

These socks were knitted with two strands of laceweight 2ply merino Marta's Yarns www.martasyarns.com.au/ , she dyes her own yarns. The turquoise I bought by mistake (keying error) so I knitted it with the purple to tone down the colour a bit. The pattern is Nancy Bush's generic sock.

Work is too much

Work has been keeping me so busy that I have not even got a chance to come here and blog or even just come here and look around... It has gotten to the point where I am so tried after work that I do not even feel like knitting.. I know scary.... However they have hired someone else to help take some pressure off.. Which means soon I will be able to knit again... Yeah...

Well Later

grandcarriage's picture

Top down cardi...

I have some fun yarn, bigger gauge than I normally work, but because it is sort of a felted wool and nylon ribbon, it shouldn't be too warm or heavy. Before I go to the trouble of designing my own pattern, does anyone have a link or pattern for a top down cardigan that is sized for a real man (50" chest +4" for room+ 54" chest)?

Ugh. Not enough time for knitting. I'm taking a class in Marketing and production of apparel, and it is really interesting, but VERY macro.... I just want to do the designing and perhaps manufacturing of the models....Not become Columbia sportswear or a supplier thereof. Sigh.

Best wishes and happy knitting.

Stumped. Need Help...

I'm making a 2x2 ribbed hat. I'm about 2 inches away from starting my decreases. But I don't want swirly, right-leaning decreases. I want the ribs to travel straight up. Please help. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Faust

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