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Another EZ turn

This is the final result of all that knitting. It’s a strange procedure, although if you know anything about EZ’s patterns, that’s the way she does things.

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EZ as it goes

So after you have one of these odd looking pieces made, the directions tell you to start back at your provisional cast-on, and make another!

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It's so EZ

One of the EZ lists is working on the Ribwarmer KAL, and since I always liked the design of it, and needing some sort of mindless knitting to do, I joined in.

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It's finally done!

Some time ago, I posted about a skein of yarn that I had spun out of some Punta roving (from South America).

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New skein of yarn

I was sure I had posted this earlier, but in checking, I see that I didn't. My apologies!

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Kromski for sale

This appeared on another list, so it may already be gone, but won't hurt to ask.
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Necessary equipment

I was looking through a few things on eBay, and located this piece of equipment, which I feel is very necessary for anyone that handles a bunch of yarn -- and that's just about everyone here!

#270136440613
New Wooden (Birch) Swift Yarn Winder Umbrella Medium
los angeles, CA, United States
US $6.50

That's a very good deal for this item, but take into consideration the shipping to you as well. Don't everyone bid on this and boost the price up too high!! NAYY

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The unending debate

--- and on it goes. The Eternal Great Schism!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZcUjYpjKZs

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New scarf

I just wanted to show you a picture of a scarf I knit using a pattern I received before Christmas from Iris Schreier, author of MODULAR KNITS. She does a lot of multi-directional designs and will have another book out this year, hopefully in July. She is co-founder of Artyarns (http://www.artyarns.com/) and does wonderful colourways that work perfectly for much of that multi-directional work.

This is not one of her yarns. I liked the design, so thought I would do a sample, a dishcloth, with cotton (as always). I searched through my stash, and found some cotton in a variegated colour and took one ball with me when I went to visit Mom at Christmas. While there, I started it up, and did a few inches, thinking it was about time to cast-off. But Iris didn’t give the ending of the pattern until we posted a pic of our work! I showed it to Mom and she was quite impressed and said I should continue to make it into a scarf. So I did. I finished one ball, and then a second when I got back home. It was still pretty short at this time, and I thought I had a third ball, but couldn’t find it! I sent in my pic, explaining my problem, and I got the ending anyway. I didn’t work on it just then, not sure what to do with a very short scarf! One day, looking for something else, I found another ball of that yarn! I KNEW I had another one! But it ran away and hid.

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Anyone chatting?

It's been noticed that whenever I get to the site, and see several other members online, that there is no one in the chatroom! Why is that? Don't you know it's there? Do you not like meeting some of the guys here? Can you get the program to work? Is it me??

We had set up a regular chat schedule at one time and had loads of guys show up! It was fun to meet everyone; I miss those guys! I learned a lot too.

Since no one has taken the time to organize this again (not going to mention anyone's name here, will I Parrot?), I am going to suggest that certain times are going to be more likely when you will find someone else here. Perhaps Sunday afternoons, from noon to 6 pm EST -- that should catch most people around the world. I know it will be awkward for those of you in Asia and Australia -- is there any times that work better for you? Saturday? And perhaps during the week, evenings, from 6 pm to midnight EST? If anyone has other times that work for you, please suggest those too. We are going to be discussing some other options to chatting other than the program here.

When you come to the site, and see a list of several guys online, check into the chatroom. See the buttons at the top of the page? Just click on the "chat" button! At the bottom of the window that opens is "Monitor Activity" -- when it is checked, the window will pop up whenever anyone comes into the room. Meanwhile, you can go about your reading and surfing without sitting and waiting for someone else to come into the room.

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