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Paton Patterns

Earlier Peter Mark asked if anyone had the pattern for the Warm Thoughts Throw he wanted to finish. I emailed the good folks at Patons, now Yarnspirations.com and inquired about it. It's an old pattern book from 1997, which is now out of print. They no longer carry it, but they were lovely and sent me the entire book of patterns.

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Looking For Neon Orange Wool Yarn

Hello guys! My son has requested a pair of slippers from The Knitting Man(ual). He wants neon orange, or at the least very bright orange. I want to make them for him in 100% wool, without spending an arm and a leg. I can find plenty of acrylic neon orange yarn. I found some yarn that is close to 100%, but not in the neon/bright colors.

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Housebound Knitting

My school district canceled school today, so I busied myself getting a project done for a friend of mine. Initially, I was just planning on doing the socks, but had enough yarn left over to do a hat as well. So, he gets both. I tried something different with the socks. I used the heavy worsted wool, but instead of using the recommended US7 or US8 needles, I used US5.

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Snow Snow Snow

No Knitting to share this time, just photos of what NW burbs of Chicago look like with 13" of snow in two days and there is more falling. Why do we live in this climate!?
Now where did I put that ticket to the tropics?
Enjoy.

Mark

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Simple 2x2 Scarf

I was giving this yarn by a dear friend of mine on this site, Lou Chicquette. It is a beautiful, supple blend of 42% wool, 35% acrylic, and 23% Viscose. The yarn is by Berroco and is buttery soft that makes it a very pleasant yarn to knit.

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Twist Collective

I haven't investigated this site too much but what I did find looks promising. Check it out if you get a chance. It is apparently free as are all the back issues.
Enjoy.
Mark

http://www.twistcollective.com/

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Amazing what people will knit

Amazing what people will knit.

http://www.lostateminor.com/2013/05/28/knitted-innards-and-fuzzy-cadavers-by-candace-couse/

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Catnip Advice and Follow Up

Howdy Gentlemen!
I am making a new snake-like tube that I want to fill with either catnip, or something else that has been soaked in catnip. Have any of you made something like this? If so, what did you use to stuff it and how did you integrate the catnip into it? I tried some dried catnip last year and the toy was not as well liked as those bought at the pet store. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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Dr. Who Trailer

For all the Whovians out there.....here's the trailer for the 50th anniversary special. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6FMCqYrBo

Mark

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Looking for a Sock Yarn Shawl

Hi Guys,
I have 475 yards of sock yarn that I got at the Colorado retreat that I think would make a nice shawl. Does anyone know of a pattern that would work with? It's for my 85yo mom and she just wants a shawl instead of a shrug.
Thanks.
Mark

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