Fabulous Fiber Fest in Santa Monica

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Fabulous Fiber Fest 2006 Bead & Fiber Show

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Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

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Brioche Hat

This is from Melanie Falick's "Weekend Knitting." Originally I was going to knit it with Manos del Uruguay. But the special cast-on was very very difficult to manage. So, I switched to some leftover Plymouth Encore Worsted. It's really a fast knit. I think you can definitely finish it in one weekend. The instruction for decreasing is quite confusing though. If you ever want to knit it and have trouble, let me know. This hat is very stretchy! 

Mohair & needles

Now I know that needles are a very personal preference but I'd be interested to hear which needles you prefer when working with Mohair.

I'm making this scarf/stole for my daughter & using my tortoiseshell needles but it's tough going. I'm wondering if I should spluge on some Addi Turbo's. I think bamboo will be too rough & not allow the yarn to slide on & off the needles. 

Lion Brand Ruffled Stole, it was on their latest email. 

 

As always thank you for your advice guys.

Best men on earth.

Martin 

"Cycling Aran"?

First, I'm new so HI!!!

 Second I'm thinking of making the Hello-Yarn "cycling aran" pattern. It doesn't look too hard (except for putting in the zipper but I've got a sewing machine if it gets bad!)

 Has anyone seen it, done it, or thought about it enough to recommend yarns? I'm thinking of checking out Bartlett Yarns "Fishermans Chunky" (or Bulky...whatever they call it!) Looks nice and "Manly" but cheap!

 Any thoughts?

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Chevron Lace Scarf

This is another item for Dulaan Project 2006. The pattern is from Knitters Edge, a paid membership website. It teaches hand knitting and machine knitting. Also has patterns for members, but mostly for children and women. I purchased a membership only because the designer goes to my LYS. Anyway, it was knitted with Brown Sheep yarn. Sorry, I don't know the specifics of the yarn. It was donated by my friend and there was only a small label that said Brown Sheep.

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And Yet Another Scheduled Chat . . .

 Hey, everyone!  The scheduled chat last Thursday was a big success.  There will be another scheduled chat Monday night, 10PM  Eastern time, August 14th.

This will be a time that you can log on and (hopefully) there will definitely be someone in teh chatroom to chat wiith.  No special topic . .  just anything you want to talk about . . . you knitting projects, questions, share ideas, . . . or whatever  you want, with other folks that share common interests.

 I hope to see y'all there.

Doug (Parrot)

 

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Felted Clogs - Pair #2

I made these with some super bulky Reynolds Lopi that I bought a while ago (at half price) and hadn't found a use for.  Because of it's weight I used it single stranded.  I've felted the regular bulky Reynolds Lopi many times with great results and I thought I would get the same percent of shrinkage with this, but it looks like I was incorrect.  They took about ten passes through the wash and one pass through the dryer to get them about as shrunken down as they're going to get and although made for a men's size 11 are more likely to fit a size 13 to 15.  I didn't put much effort into shaping them while wet because I was disappointed about the size, but I think I still like the way they turned out, and they will make a nice present for my brother who's feet should fit in them perfectly.  I just need to make another pair for his wife!

Inspiration Found

On Wednesday I spent the afternoon at the Ventura County Fair, about an hour north of Los Angeles, and boy, was I pleasntly surprised by what I found in the Home Arts building!

Tons of knit goods from finely knit lace shawls to bulky knit afghans, from baby christening gowns to beautiful Fair Isle sweaters.  

I have to say, I've already started a mental list of all the things I want to knit, and I might just start with a new sweater for myself.

 So, if you find yourself in need of inspiration, look to your local county fair.

Gene 

Been Awhile

Wow it has been sometime since I have written something.

So here we go.

I am so happy with the response that has come from my forum topic about dish clothes. It has produced some interesting conversation and some links to great sites that have many patterns on them..

The only down fall to this is that my wife feels that now I am spending as much time with her as I should, but hey I can't help it I love to knit and it is hard to set the needles down once I start knitting. 

Well I am off to go for a bike ride with my wife, we both finally each have a bike to ride.

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Some Dulaan Projects

These are some of the stuff that I knitted for the Dulaan Project 2006 (pdf file). The blue hat on the top is a simple hat pattern from Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, knitted with Rowan Big Wool. The pinkish red hat is "Bobbi" from Cathy Carron's Hip Knit Hats, knitted with yarn from Brown Sheep Yarn. At the bottom is Chevron Lace Scarf that was a work in progress at the time. I will post a picture of the finished project next time. All yarn for the Dulaan projects donated by my dear friend Gerald.

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