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Hi I'm a newbie [20 Sep 2006|03:16pm]

I am new to LJ and knitting. Currently making a scarf! I have thrown down the gauntlet to my whole two LJ friends to get knitting with me because it is so much good clean fun! Hoping to get some tips and tricks and inspiration to make some wild and wooly stuff! Thanks.
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Knitta, Please! [28 Mar 2006|03:13pm]

i hope it's okay to post this... i was skimming communities and saw that the name of this group is "Knitter, Please". so you might be interested in listening to a track called "Knitta, Please" online at:


Warning: sound might go on automatically. the player is halfway down the page on the right hand side.
Warning: mature language, likely not appropriate for work if loud.
Warning: so hilarious that coffee might fly out of your nose!
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[09 Mar 2006|04:34am]

I was wondering if anypne had a drop spindle they might be willing to sell me? I cant find any in my area :/
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Hello? [05 Feb 2006|04:10pm]

Hello? Does anyone still post here? I'm new to knitting and thought I'd check out this community.
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ottawa yarn or craft shops [08 Sep 2005|03:08pm]

I am from the toronto area of canada and I will be going to ottawa for the weekend for the first time. I was wondering if anyone had a list of places in ottawa that sell yarn or other crafty items?

I don't want to miss this perfect opportunity!


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[14 Aug 2005|09:08pm]

i found some awesome patterns for these clever coffee cup sleeves at maggie knits but they involve crochet hooks and tapestry needles which is kinda really scaring me, since its supposed to be for beginners and i've never even used double-ended needles before.

any other idea on how to make these?
the original pattern can be found here

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help!! [06 Aug 2005|01:39pm]

[ mood | hopeless ]

I'm trying so hard to lean how to knit (I even borrowed "Knitting for Dummies" from a library), and I can cast on just fine, but when it comes to actually knitting I end up with this:
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I've tried watching the videos at knitting help, but I still can't do english nor continental knitting.

what am I doing wrong?:
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can someone plese show me how to knit after cast on stitching?

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Knitters, please! [02 Aug 2005|03:01pm]

Hello hello!

I'm a new knitter looking for some help, since today is the first time I've ever attempted to knit. From looking around at different online tutorials I've finally learned how to cast on, but after that most tutorials go into something completely different. So basically I'm sitting here with a bunch of stitches on one needle, and no idea what to do next. : ) Anyone know of a tutorial that tells beginning knitters where to go from here?

Thanks in advance for any tips!
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[13 Jul 2005|01:46am]


Random picture of a hat I made.

x-posted to another DIY community.
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Just to let you know... [03 Jul 2005|10:33pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hi, I'm a knitting addict.

diynet.com has some knitting patterns/project ideas and the possibility for some future stuff on spinning.

It might be worth a look. I'm planning on doing some looking around, but thought others might find it interesting.

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[10 Jun 2005|10:50pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Currently making this sweater. Picture stolen from some website or another. I have no idea which one.


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hi [27 May 2005|03:42pm]

I'm new to this place.. I'm 22, and have never spun before though I enjoy knitting a bunch.. Recently I've been reading alot about spinning/ seeing people's attempts at that and dying roving/ yarn and have gotten really interested..

On a side note, a small question for you all ( Yes I googled this, and came up with a few links but most were outdated and not filled with the info I am asking, so I'm hoping someone with the knowledge/ opinion will share with me :) )

I know some people like to use angora bunny fur to spin.. What other bunny fur do people like to use?

Also I've seen some people talking about using various dog/ cat fur to spin.. My question to you is.. Has anyone tried using poodle, or some sort of long haired soft cat fur before? Mixed with something? And how has that turned out?

Oh and one last thing, how do people decide pricing on say... Angora fur.. ( I know this is hard to spin with, I'm definitly not going to try with this for a long time but I was thinking the other day about getting a bunny and.. hmm ) Does it go by the ounce? Does it depend on Pedigree?

Sorry for the "newbiesque" questions but I appreciate it! I definitly look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work :)


I didn't see anything in these community guidelines about xposting, so I did in 3 places, sorry!
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[13 May 2005|01:42pm]

so, does anyone know of any online pattern libraries/mags besides knitty? i just feel like contemplating some new projects but nothing there is jumping out at me...

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[26 Apr 2005|02:27pm]

New yarn prints for sale!

These limited edition prints (limited to a print run of 50) are 4x6 full color images mounted on corrugated paper and backed with lightweight bookboard.

These prints are suitable for framing (frame size 8x10) but are also designed to be displayed without glass. Each print is signed and numbered. The prints are available in an 8x10 size, but will not be mounted or matted.

4x6 print, signed and numbered, mounted -- $20

8x10 print -- $10
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[22 Mar 2005|03:35pm]


What do these three yarns have in common?

They are all for sale at Of Doom Productions! Check out these yarns and more, including photography prints and cigar box purses!
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Yarns of Doom! [15 Mar 2005|02:06pm]

New yarns for sale! On my website! Very exciting!

Get 'em while they are fresh and hot!
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[09 Mar 2005|08:27pm]

Socks and scarvesCollapse )

x-posted to ___pullout
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Hooray for Berry Blue [21 Dec 2004|12:56pm]

I dyed yarn. Again. With Kool-aid. I think this is my favorite batch. It's a gift for my crocheting boss.

Yarn porn!Collapse )
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Hats [20 Dec 2004|04:20pm]

[ mood | cold ]

My latest project, under the cutCollapse )

x-posted to ___pullout and my photo journal, flexiphotos.

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Spin Spin Sugar [10 Dec 2004|01:13pm]

Last night, the silk roving I had order forever ago finally came in the mail. I'm still getting the hang of the drop spindle, but I wanted to play with a fiber other than wool. I like the wool, I look forward to playing more with the wool, but last night I played with silk and had a good time. I spun and dyed honey colored tussah roving.

This is what resulted:

Silk Skein Silk Skein

There's only twenty yards, because I wanted to get some feedback from more experienced spinners.... Since I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like. *grin* I dyed it, just for the heck of it. Since it started out honey colored, the pink and orange came out very warm.

Is this how silk handspun singles are supposed to look?Collapse )
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