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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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Double Knit, Double Trouble

Inbetween major projects right now, thought I would try something new... 2 color double knit.
Nothing too big a keychain fob, for my utility knife at work, (hate digging in my back pocket when it falls sideways, to replace the I-cord loop currently on it)

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a couple completed projects

here are 2 of me finished projects
Both are 1st trys at that item style
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sapbrown/first-socks
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sapbrown/my-1st-gloves

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the recent poll on knitting cost got me thinking...

I am what some might call cheap. I prefer words like "thrifty" or even "frugal" (got to bring that word back into use).
Knitting is no different, why waste money on name brand stuff?
Right now my favorite sticks (needles) are homemade bamboo DPN's

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