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Naughty Chap!!

Hi everyone! Long time no chat! Apologies for not having submitted anything for a long time...I visit all the time and it's great to see everyone busy as ever! Well, there has been STEAM coming off my D.P's lately...I found a really cute pattern for wristwarmers ( 'fetching' at 'knitty'), and have been powering through several pairs, some of which will be winging their way to New Jersey for a girlfriends birthday next week! I would highly recommend them as a quick, last minute gift...and the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is knitted on a needle-size down...they have a beautiful feel and are a pleasure to make! Of course there are also socks on the go; MORE Koigu in stunning purples/burnt oranges! STILL haven't found a sweater pattern I like yet...I would like something quite fitted with a retro feel and v-neck...yep! I'm not asking for much, am I?!!! So, if anyone has an idea...Take care, everyone! Ivan

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Koigu on the go!!

Hello out there!! Finally got the dpns I needed for my delicious Koigu yarn courtesy of the new I Knit London shop, where I had the pleasure of meeting Craig and Gerard, two lovely chaps! Looking forward to seeing them again soon! My socks are taking shape, although I must admit I'm freaking a bit at what's taking shape!! I didn't realise the increase in needle and yarn size would produce SO much of an increase in sock size!! I'm so used to the 'slim' results from the fingering weight, but I suppose that's the adventure!! Anyway, photos of a new pair soon hopefully!! Ciao for now! Ivan

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Third Time Lucky!

Well hopefully you guys might be reading this, my third attempt to get something on here!!! My computer hasn't been behaving! Just to say a HUGE thankyou for such a warm response to just titles so far!! I'm VERY excited to have found this place to share my knitting-related thoughts, joys and frustrations!! My mother taught me basic stitches when I was just into my teens, and I managed to put together a few scarves and a VERY basic sweater made from rectangles of garter stitch...I seem to remember it looking quite cool under dungarees (EEK!!!). A girlfriend of mine started to knit a couple of years ago, and I picked up some needles one evening with her and haven't stopped since!!

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Technophobe at work here!

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Hello from London!!

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