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Old 12-06-2010, 07:48 AM   #21
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Can anyone tell me about Cascade? Is pilly like purewool,bfl? what?

I really want to knit me a really cute top. It is my goal for 2011 to knit me two tops and two sweaters and maybe a scarf, socks and hat.... I need to make something for me a change. Along with my other knitting for my littlest one.

I like Cesatri and Mountain Meadow because they hardly pill... I want something softer for tops but it doesn't pill like crazy like purewool does. Any suggestions?
what about a wool/cotton blend or tencel blend?

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:49 AM   #22
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I never add buttons before blocking. I think it would end up being all wacky since your knitting settles in when washed/blocked and then the buttons might be totally off. KWIM?
I knew what I was doing was right...Thanks for letting me know
I had to use 80 pins to block... Whewww exhausting.
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what about a wool/cotton blend or tencel blend?
Never used that type before. I am such a WOOL nazi.....
What is tencel?

I have organic cotton yarn ready to be dyed by me and knit and it is so squishy and soft... I might do one of my tops in that but would love some wool.
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Re: Knitters~Hookers~Spinners~Dyers WIP 12/06

Page 2 won't work for me..

I've got lots of knitting to do today... Finish up Stacey's striped longies, work on Lauren's longies some more.

When Mike gets home from work, I've got to trim my hair, and then give Mason a haircut... his hair grows so fast, it's crazy.
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Never used that type before. I am such a WOOL nazi.....
What is tencel?

I have organic cotton yarn ready to be dyed by me and knit and it is so squishy and soft... I might do one of my tops in that but would love some wool.
merino/tencel is my fav, it's silky soft and has a really lovely drape. It has a sheen to it, and stays really cool in the summer. I think tencel is just fabric made from trees (think bamboo like, but trees).
http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseac...-6D16FF08C37D/

I really like wool/cotton blends, I think (IME) knitting straight cotton can be a pitb. The wool content helps w/ the ease and makes it a bit easier to knit (for me).
http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseac...-F7A57AC674B8/
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I'm heading to an LLL meeting today & then grocery.

DS is home sick with some virus (fever & cold-symptoms). Thankfully, DH is home till 2:15pm - he's closing tonight. I hate retail Holiday.

I'm going to cast this on for DS's stocking stuffer:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mario-washcloth

I have yellow cotton that I'm using for it. I hope he likes it.
oh how cute!

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morning everyone!! Sorry to drive by post, but I gotta get to the post office. Just wanted to share some pics. Be back later to chat.

Winter pear sleep sack


Winter pear handspun singles


DS's alien hat


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gorgeous handspun goodies!
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Hey guys!

Any opinions on mixing MMW and BBR? The BBR would be the body, MMW the trim. I was thinking it would be fine, but just wanted some other opinions!
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I guess the kids are trying to give us practice for these beans, huh?
It's SOOOO good. It's similar to 28 Days Later (the pilot is anyhow) and it's like watching a movie each week. The season finale was last night but I'm sure that A&E will play it a bunch more. It's super suspenseful and the actors are wonderful.

And yeah, seriously. I'm sick of him in my bed. He's 5 yeas old!!
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