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Argyle patterns?

Does anyone know of any good argyle patterns....traditional argyle. i found some pretty modern looking patterns but i am looking for a traditional looking one for a sweater vest. robably about 4-5 colors.....thanks in advance....:)
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TKGA...???

Hey i have a question about the Knitters Guild Association. Does anyone know much about this? I went to the site and was very interested in joining...I saw a masters knitting thing and thought it might be fun. is anyone a part of this guild? i think it would be fabulous for more men to get involved....thanks for the comments and advice in advance....
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Merry Whatever

So Christmas and Hanukkah and the rest of everything is upon us and i thought i would share some thoughts.
1. My fingers are continually bleeding from knitting and erasing patterns for presents. However i have managed to create at least 50% of my presents.....im glad.
2. Joanns and Michaels does sometimes have some nice yarn. Try it out. Pretty good prices for merino, blends etc. Holiday times it might be picked over....so i found the other day (that'll teach me to go yarn shopping so close to Christmas)
3. I am so sick of hearing the John lennon and Yoko Ono Christmas song. War is unfortuantely, not over. Its just a hopeful song i guess....hear that Mr bush...?
4. I will ALWAYS keep receipts and labels from yarn. AlWAYS!!!
5. Knitting a dreidle is interesting.
6. I made the cable stocking from Vogue Knitting International Holiday mag and the toe is short. and I didnt take it out cuz i dont care at this point. myabe i will next season.
Im done. Thanks for allowing this vent. *off the soapbox*
T

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Rhinebeck Fiber search...?

I am finishing a priject with a fabulous yarn i spun from Rhinebeck. However, i ran out. a knitters nightmare. i know. im sad. but i want to purchase more fiber. I remember seeing someone on here with a picture of something they bought at Rhinebeck. It was the exact same fiber i bought. 1 lb of 50/50 mohair/wool purple and green mixture for 34$. Does this sound familiar to anyone? If so do you have the info on who it was??? Im still trying to find the name, tag, bag, recepit anything. I even went as far to check my bank statment. Nothing. I am so sad. please help if you can....thanks:)
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A Study in Freeform

So i have been quite in love with a new project that seems to be an ongoing lifetime work. I began a freeform scarf and then made it larger and it will probably end up to be a wall hanging of sorts for an art opening. Its fun to match the colors and fibers, mixing the size of needles and....yes i dare say...crochet hooks. yikes. its scary to venture back into the horror that is crocheting. Althoouuugh i do enjoy it more when i dont have a pattern and i can do whatever i want. maybe i will post a photo of it soon.....we shall see. until then i will remain figuring out the randomness that looks like a landscape relief map and make mad my time and energy....
Anyone have any experiences with freeform????

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Fun fantastic fibers and BFA's

So i went to the Rhinbeck NYS Wool and Sheep Festival this past weekend and got some really fun fobers to spin and knit etc. First i fell upon some great merino/silk blend. Nice, but not too oout of the ordinary.
Then i found some Yak Fiber and freaked out a little bit inside. So bought it.
Then the last thing i found that knocked my socks off and took my breath away was something called EcoSpun and its 100% Recylced Plastics Soda Bottles. Consequently, i cannot wait to get it on my wheel, then on my needles. Gotta be cool.
Ok Next i was wondering if anyone knows of a University or specialty school where i can receive a BFA or degree in Fiber Arts...? I found a program at Syracuse University and may visit to see how the program is. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know please:) thanks. and done.
t

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Stitchionary

I recently received in the mail Vogue Knittings Stitchionary Volume 2- Cables. I thought it was going to be another lame book. Silly me forgot that Vogue is fabulous all around. I suggest everyone who loves cables and fun moving patterns pick this book up immediately.....maintenant, as we say in Quebec.....:)

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Lace Obsessed fashion bugs

i find that every so often i go through phases of knitting. i am currently in a lace garment phase, squinting over yo's and psso's. its been fun figuring out new patterns and creating my own, only to have to pull it out and go back....ahh perfection.

now i have a question. how do you guys feel about ripping out your work to fix a mistake? i mean, i know if its a big mistake its worth it....to some people. i personally need to take out the work if its big. even sometimes if its small. it helps us to become better knitters, i think. learning how to fix boo boos allows us to become extraordin-hairy knitters.

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