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gonzs
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 04/04/2005 :  5:16:44 PM  Show Profile Send gonzs a Private Message
With a new membership to Rowan, I recently received a free pattern and four 50 gm balls of Rowan "Cork" in the mail. I don't like the free pattern (it's Freda, the mini poncho kit) and have done some research for other Rowan Cork patterns with this amount but am not coming up with anything. I like the way the yarn looks - it looks like it's been chain crocheted. And it's 95% merino wool, 5% nylon polymide. Hmmmmmmmm - a felted "something"?

Have any of you worked with this yarn? Ideas for 480 yds of it?

Sue

RoseByAny
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Posted - 04/04/2005 :  5:29:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
I wonder if the nylon would stop (or at least drastically screw up) the felting process?

Perhaps a fun bag, or vest, or hat/scarf or mobius, or....

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  07:06:43 AM  Show Profile Send pam@plumpirate.com a Private Message
Me, too -- got 4 balls of Cork, like the yarn, don't like the pattern.

I am thinking about doing a simpler capelet: adapting Ann Budd's Grand Plan capelet pattern in the Spring (?) Interweave Knits, or adapting the pattern for Phoebe (Goddess Yarn) at the beginning of that same issue -- having to play some with the gauge. Or Teva Durham's simple capelet pattern at loop-d-loop

http://www.loop-d-loop.com/productspages/wraps/hc.html

which, again, would require changes to get gauge. (I would wait for her book to come out, rather than buy the pattern individually.)

Or, maybe, try the brimmed hat made from Yorkshire Tweed in the winter or fall IK?

What other ideas did you get????
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probablyjane
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  07:30:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
Or you could sell the yarn on e-Bay like most of my friends who have got the kit and also don't like it. I only know one person who has made it and it looked like an interesting knit but if I wore it I would resemble a pilchard looking up through a stargazy pie...

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purlewe
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  09:22:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message
hmmm. I wonder if there is a yummy purse pattern out there for you. I bet it would be lovely.

Some men are heterosexual and some men are bisexual and some men donít think about sex at all. You know, they become lawyers. ~Woody Allen

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truly violet
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  09:25:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by probablyjane

but if I wore it I would resemble a pilchard looking up through a stargazy pie...

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/janelithgow/album



sweetie, please translate this for violet...... into american english ok?
cause you know we do speak a different language
and this sounds interesting...
vi
ps: is that a fish of some sort?

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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probablyjane
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  09:40:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
Just for you Vi - this is not for the fainthearted....

http://www.comsa.co.uk/~heather/stargazy.htm

This is traditional fare in Cornwall...

Recipe anyone?

Jane

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truly violet
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  09:51:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
ok I understand now...... btw, there are medeival refrences to that dish in middle english!
hahaha
I thought it was sky ward gazing fish heads but I wasn't sure
vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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probablyjane
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  10:06:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
Now you have some idea just how good I would look in that poncho....

I'm feeling a bit guilty now that Vi and I have been dragging fish heads all over your very sensible question like a couple of wayward cats, Sue, so I will pull myself together and attempt a serious answer.

I think it would make a really good...

Cushion cover
Hot water bottle cover (I especially like this idea...)
Child's jumper or jacket
Hat and bowtie scarf.

Hope that's helpful...

Jane - off to chase paper and string....

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Monkachia
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  1:52:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Monkachia's Homepage Send Monkachia a Private Message
How about a sling for cats? I've meaning to make a hammock for them...I got the same subscription, yarn and the same ugly pattern. I think either hammock or socks.
Chia
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achrisvet
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  2:07:39 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by probablyjane

Just for you Vi - this is not for the fainthearted....

http://www.comsa.co.uk/~heather/stargazy.htm

This is traditional fare in Cornwall...

Recipe anyone?

Jane

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/janelithgow/album



That looks dreadful!

Does anyone have a link to a picture of this pattern you all hate so much? Now that I've seen the pie I want to see how this pattern could possibly make you look like that!

Anita
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chris
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  2:10:14 PM  Show Profile Send chris a Private Message
Amie, most of my felting books say the yarn has to be at least 85% wool. The 5% in this yarn shouldn't affect the feltability.

chris

quote:
Originally posted by RoseByAny

I wonder if the nylon would stop (or at least drastically screw up) the felting process?

Perhaps a fun bag, or vest, or hat/scarf or mobius, or....

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
http://RoseByAny.BlogSpot.Com



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achrisvet
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  2:10:41 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I found it, and started laughing at the idea!

http://www.knitrowan.com/html/members_benefits.asp



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truly violet
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  2:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
but you did return the topic......
we only romped a little bit.....
sniff
and the fish are pretty interesting in a demented sort of way....
sniff
vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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Punctuatedknitter
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  5:49:49 PM  Show Profile Send Punctuatedknitter a Private Message
I got the same thing and had the same reaction to the pattern. Cork is a pretty and expensive yarn though so I was happy with the "gift" anyway.
I am either going to do knit bag, or use the Cork as a stripe in a pullover sweater. I could do the whole thing in Cork sort of like this:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTmarc.html
but looking at the Cork book I think I would like it better as a stripe in something slightly more fuzzy, like a "typical" plied wool.
Love to know what you decide!
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Punctuatedknitter
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Posted - 04/13/2005 :  5:52:56 PM  Show Profile Send Punctuatedknitter a Private Message
p.s. That pie is hilarious. Please tell me nobody eats those now.
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tejer
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USA
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Posted - 09/10/2005 :  1:50:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit tejer's Homepage Send tejer a Private Message
Have you seen this scarf? I'm making one in cork and loving it.

http://www.chicknits.com/kmascarf.shtml

My blog: http://kristijo.blogs.friendster.com/my_knitting_blog/
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Lanea
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Posted - 09/11/2005 :  04:16:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by jainkym@yahoo.com

p.s. That pie is hilarious. Please tell me nobody eats those now.



Um, people still eat Stargazy pie. Want one? I make a fine crust.

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gonzs
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USA
214 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2005 :  04:57:53 AM  Show Profile Send gonzs a Private Message
You Sillies! You had a good romp through this thread, but in spite of all detours and giggles, I got some ideas. I may try the Chicknits scarf. No kitty hammock for me! Thanks for your ideas!

Sue
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Andy
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USA
774 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2005 :  9:01:57 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Sure looks like my cat made that gross pie! It is exactly the way he'd do it, complete with *kneading* a lot around the edges...true his rubbery finger pads are smaller, but I think it would come out about that way...besides, I don't think he'd be so offensive as to bake the little fishies, he'd be like Gollum and not "ruin the conies", but eat them raw...ok, so he'd rip them out of the pie...but, he does play with his food a lot...he's a terribly successful hunter...thus, he is permitted to be an indoor cat 99% of the time!

Sorry, I really digressed from the topic of the thread, but you guys started it!

Andy-wommon
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achrisvet
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Posted - 09/12/2005 :  09:39:27 AM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I'm glad this topic got bumped. I went to see "Ladies in Lavender" a couple weeks ago and darned if they didn't make a stargazy pie! I almost jumped out of my seat yelling "stargazy pie!" I had never heard of it before reading about it here. Since I don't like fish anyway, it looks really repulsive to me.

Anita
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