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Yarn Sculpture

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2014/01/10/the-7-wonders-of-the-yarn-world-revealed/

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Slipped Stripped Cardigan

I just finished my first sweater in time for the holidays.

for more info:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sapbrown/slipped-stripes-cardigan

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Aran Paint + (stitch pattern design sopftware) Demo review

I found this program on the web for designing stitch patterns.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~coolhoun/index.html
It is one of the few programs that offer a simulated view of the stitch pattern. Stitch patterns can be viewed as, vertical repeats, horizontal repeats, or all over patterns.

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Double Knitting - Take Two

I have been researching Double Knitting(DK) and wanted to share what I have found so far. Here is a list of DK tutorials in picture form.

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Knitting in High Humidity

Any advice for knitting in high humidity? Yarn recommendations? cheap acrylic gets unmanageable (*hears Bill snickering in the background).

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Craftsy.com

Has anyone taken an online class from Craftsy.com?
http://www.craftsy.com/
I have tried the free short row class, free with registration. It was helpful. Anyone have any info on the full classes?

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OT: not much knitting, too much yard work

Arbor Day came and went. I did not get to plant a tree this year, sad. I did thin down my perennial herb bed, sharing culinary herbs with neighbors was almost as rewarding. I mean who does not enjoy fresh oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, mint, and lemon balm.

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Toe Up Sock M11(US)

Here is the base pattern (no custom ribbing or anything)
Toe Up on #6(US) Dpn's
Red Heart Super Saver (1 skein +)

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Socks: take 2

Getting ready to start my 2nd pair of socks.
Picked up some really nice sock yarn
2 balls of Deborah Norville - Serenity collection
50%merino 25%bamboo 25%nylon
The thin size intimidates me, needed new dpn's for this one
Asked, Answered, Found and Ground! (yes more homemade needles)
These are smaller than US1's but not quite 0's (are there 0.75's?)

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Online Knit Apps, and Stich Libraries

Found a few online Apps useful for making knitting charts and patterns

For drawing free form charts:
http://www.tricksyknitter.com/pages/knitting-chart-maker.php

For converting Pictures to charts:
http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/
had a different link for knitPro, but i like this one better

For basic sweater pattern generator:

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