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Handspun Adventure Sweater

I finished this sweater on thursday. I knit it from a raw cheviot fleece that I spun up into a bulky two-ply yarn. From fleece to finish was about three weeks work.

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"JOG" line

I remember once running across a technique somewhere for eliminating the "jog" line that occurs in round knitting where the round joins. Does anyone know anything about this?

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Posing a Query

No, I'm not taking a new photo of myself- it's this: does anyone know of a rule of thumb regarding gauge for Aran knitting, for instance, if you know your gauge for a certain yarn in stockinette, can

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An Inspiration

Having been inspired by knitting the blocks for the Jason project, and Andy's ongoing LTKA, I have decided to knit an afghan composed of squares.

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A Curious Thing

I've noticed a curious thing- when I have a limited time available for knitting, say ten minutes until it's time to leave for work, I find myself attending to and savoring each individual stitch.

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Color matching

I don't know if I'm remembering correctly, but I think sometime back someone posted a link for a website that shows you colors that go with the color you choose. Does anyone remember this?

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A Question

for the mathematically minded among us: if I knit a certain project using a certain yarn on a particular size needles, and then knit the same project again (edit: knit to the same dimensions {Thanks,

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Concerning Cardigans

When knitting a cardigan, is it best to pickup the button bands and neckbands separately, and if so, which is knitted up first- the button or neck band?

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Current Yarn

There has been some interest expressed in the yarn I am knitting with right now, so here it is: Custom Woolen Mills, Alberta, Canada. They are at www.customwoolenmills.com.

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The Spin I'm In

Having fun with my Majacraft Green Suzie wheel. This is a beautiful Shetland fleece from windsweptfarms.com. I am spinning up and then top-dying the natural cocoa color with Rit wine color dye.

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