Blocking?

So, I am approaching the end of a project, and I've...well... I'm a blocking virgin, but I anticipate a need for it with this project. I was wondering if you delightful gentlemen could help me out. Be it tutorials, directions, tips, tricks, anything, it will be much appreciated.

Thanks! 

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Knitting Pattern-a-Day calender

( this was sent to me... I have nothing to do with it) ...a great opportunity for anyone who designs knitting/crochet patterns. Accord Publishing is gathering designs for their Knitting Pattern-a-Day and Crochet Pattern-a-Day calendars. Bella Web Design, Inc. and Accord Publishing are looking for new and creative designers to contribute to the 2008 Knitting Pattern-a-Day and Crochet Calendar-a-Day publications. We are looking for 320 submissions by January 1, 2007. If you are interested, please go to and submit your design and at least one image (If you can't take a picture of it, you can send it to Accord Publishing and they will take one for you).

Tracey Ullman, knitting book launch.

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Many know Tracey Ullman as an award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and producer. But she's also an avid knitter -- and she will be at the Barnes & Noble, Union Square, NYC location on the 29th of September to share a few yarns from KNIT 2 TOGETHER, a book on knitting she has co-written which is being described as passionate and funny, serious and spirited.

Location:
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, NYC

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another 'interstitial' project.

i've started yet another 'interstitial project' as a break from mitered squares and the amazing-never-will-be-finished hooded pullover.  i bought some Aurora "under the ice" ribbon-type yarn from Yarn Bee and i think i'm in love!! i've never used something that takes such big clunky needles(size 15) before:  they go "klack-klack" and not "click-click"  anyways, i decided to knit it up as a scarf for a friend.....this stuff is too "glam" for a cranky old guy like m'self to pull off, anyway.  started last night just working a littl

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Hunter hat

I am looking for a pattern for a hunter hat:  The kind that hunters wear, with the fold up or down ear flaps.  Has anyone ever seen one?

Thanks,

Bob 

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Sock Wars Deadline!

I don't see any recent posts about this, but I may have overlooked it/them.  Just in case....today (09/08) is the close of signups for the Sock Wars!

The main site has been updated since the post above, that is here at Yarn Monkey's  Hurry!  Go sign up!  They've already announced prizes!  (Did someone say prizes?!)  Wink

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Some recent hats

Here are three of the four hats I've knitted in the past three weeks. The fourth hat has already gone to its new home and I didn't get a picture of it.

I'm attaching another photo to show the raglan decreases. The orange hat is the half dome hat that a number of you guys have knitted. The other two hats are hats from the book, Hip Knit Hats. Please note, there is an error in the pattern in Hip Knit Hats - that's why I have the hat on the right! It's knitted according to pattern. The hat on the left is knitted according to the picture in the book.

Thanks to Justin for his support and for telling me about the book, Hip Knit Hats. Enjoy!

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Yup, i'm cool... in a nerdy kinda way

I was all excited when my store got Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell.

 I bought it the 1st day it was on our shelves and immediately decided to whip up the cool nerdy v-neck vest on my knitting machine. I was planning to substitute the yarn, and while working out the calculations, I found a typo.

 I emailed the publisher and Vickie emailed back confirming that I caught a mistake.

So... If you are working this sweater vest, the needles called for are 10.5, not 8 as listed in the pattern.

In the end, I decided that the pattern would end up too snug for me to wear at work and could not be worked on the machine. Instead, I created my own version on Knitware Design. Made the back last night, hope to complete it this weekend.

Is machine knitting cheating?

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Go vest young man.

Now that winter is over (in the southern hemisphere) I think my run of beanies is also at an end. So now I'm looking at knitting my first item of clothing that's not a hat or a scarf & I'm thinking VESTS!

So, do any of you wondeful fellas have/know of a good vest pattern? I'm after something that's fairly plain & easy to knit (I can always jazz it up with my yarn choice) preferably using a worsted/heavy-worsted weight yarn. Any help/links would be greatly appreciated.

Monoped

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SE Animal Fiber Fair

For those in the area, this is a great event.

 http://www.saffsite.org/page.php?page=home.htm

 

 

October 27, 28, 29

WNC Ag Center just outside Asheville NC.

Lots of fun! 

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