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Woolies in a desert?

Counting down the days until I'm off to Vegas.  As much as I'm planning on Margaritas, gambling and eating enough to last me a month, I can't help wondering whether there's wool in the middle of a desert?  Although I'm not planning on travelling out of Vegas much, if there is something unmissable nearby then ofcourse I could be tempted.  If anyone knows of any stores in the area, I'd appreciate hearing about them.  How much wool can you get in a suitcase?!!!

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A huge sigh of relief

After blindly stumbling through what seems like a million internet sites and following link aftre link (generally to not a lot) I find myself at menwhoknit.com  I suddenly feel like I've found home and it full of people as nuts about knitting as me.  I am hoping that my blog proves interesting reading as I develope skills and move onto things more adventurous than scarves.  Is there such a thing as a plain and simple jumper for the brave new knitter?

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Inox

I took jpauls advice and ordered an inox circular needle 24"  10.5.  that is the size i am currently using on the poncho.  Ill give it a try and give my critic of it.

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my circ needle

I just bought a circular needle to test knit with.  It is from Clover Takumi bamboo premium.  Its not the addi turbo i wanted but it was only $7.00.  vt_shua is right, just buy the Addi turbos in the sizes I use the most.  Ill take that advice.  I do have one big Question"  How in the world do you get the cable to relax, Its all coiled up.  I did try running it under hot water and it relaxed a little bit but not much.  Any way this has been an up and down day.  my artisan arrived,  my friend wants me to knit a poncho for her, thats why i bought the circ needle.  I was going to start the poncho tonight but it might take abit to relax the needle.

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Yaaahoooo atrisan arrived

My artisan 70d just come in this morning.  great.   just finished assembley.  read instruction book.OMG its going to take awhile to learn to use it.  so my bond will have to stay till i learn the artisan.  How many use machine along with hand and what machine?

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aluminum vs bamboo

What is your preference.  When i first started, I bought  all aluminum needles from 1 to 10.  It is what walmart carried. I hear that the bamboo is the prefered needle of choice.  What is better about the bamboo over the aluminum?

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Felted Mittens

 

 

I finished a pair of felted mittens last week and gave them away to a friend on her birthday. The pattern is in the latest Knit It! magazine - though I used Lamb's Pride instead of Lion Wool (perhaps I just identify with lambs more than lions?) They were very simple to make and even fit man-sized hands!

Purling Our Guts Out: http://purlguts.blogspot.com/

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What are the drop 85 patterns?

What are these patterns and where can i link too it.  I tried a google searcha and it only refered to this site.

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Socks soar on two circuolar needles

I went to a local yarn and knitting supply shop and found this book.  It is called Socks soar on two circular needles..   by  Cat Bordi'

I bought the book,  the needles are a problem.  they were sold out of the size 1 , 2, 3   24"  Addi turbo needles i was wanting.  Can order them on internet, so not that big a deal.   I bought some sock yarn.  cant wait to do my first pair of socks....I allso believe in the sharing of information.  Any of you that knit socks would be interested in the book.  I could scan and make a file  to send to you, or copy on copy machine and mail it to you.  I feel we need to help eachother grow in this fasinating hobby.

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yarn search

in search of a good yarn.  priced right.  What is everyone else using.?

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