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Monday, August 21, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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photo of Manos del Uruguay courtesy Theresa

Yarn – the stuff [filll in the blank] are made of…


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Chic Knits = WARDROBE – Get dressed

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VaVa VOOM! The beautiful Gina from
Life in LaLaLumay Land
catwalks her new FO – a Ribby Shell!

ChicKnits Ribby Shell (flat front version)
4 balls Rowan Calmer, #484 Lucky
US 8 and 5
8 August – 15 August 2006

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Thinking about using Calmer? Another reader weighs in…

Heather writes:
“I’m very glad to have discovered your site and I love your patterns. I’m interested in using Rowan Calmer for the Ribbi Shell. Do you think it has too much stretch to be appropriate or will it just enhance the stretch of the ribs?”

My reply: “Hi Heather! The Ribby Shell would look great in Calmer – I have one on the needles right now using the color *Drift*. I love that stuff.

Just be sure to use the right needle size – it can be fussy – I am using #8 metal needles for the larger needle size…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I would not be doing my knitterly duty if I did not Flash the Stash that rode home on the Blue Line with me…

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Leading the short but cherce cavalcade of swag, but of course, the King(Queen?) of Yarns: Socks That Rock in the Cracked Canyon colourway! Unbelievably yummy – orange, teal, etc. boffo.

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A little addition to the pattern works – a wonderfully modern design from the Two Old Bags called the Pinwheel Shawl!

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Also discovered, a company who actively listens to Knitters(!) – the Wisconsin leather crafters Homestead Heirlooms – here you see my Darling Tiny Handles Waiting for Just the Right Little Purse Pattern (suggestions? help!) to send it down the P.M. Runway on my next night out…

That’s IT! There’s also a *little bit more* that will soon be revealed in a fall into fashion way but until then… :)


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