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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 05/09/2005 :  12:18:25 PM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
I have at least 4 ounces of silk that is probably even smaller than dental floss but it is so amazingly soft, shiny and strong. Held 3 strands together it might be heavy enough for lace weight. So far I plan to hold it with another yarn to add sheen and interest. Any other ideas?

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Posted - 05/09/2005 :  12:47:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
If it's that fine and you've got 4 oz, you've got roughly a gazillion yards... what about picking a lovely lace shawl and doing extra repeats?

I'd almost hate to hold it with something else, for fear of it getting lost, since it sounds so lovely.

Otherwise, maybe a fine angora or alpaca - something really lovely and exotic?



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truly violet
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Posted - 05/09/2005 :  1:51:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I am going nuts looking for laceweight like that
where did you find it?
inquiring violets would love to know
vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  07:55:07 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
There was a booth somewhere at MDSW focused mainly on dying. She had a basket of stuff next to her cash box that I guess was supposed to be just samples of what you could dye I saw it and fell in love. It didn't have a tag and she laughed at me when I asked how much. She thought I was nuts but I've done thread crochet for years so she said "if you really want to torture yourself that much $10". I think it was the find of a lifetime.

Jayme
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truly violet
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  09:34:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
oh my, even when I am there I still miss everything
well you did good
vi
sooooooo out of the loop.....
she didn't even know there WAS a loop

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 05/11/2005 :  11:05:38 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
Vi,
You said you were looking for this type of thing, what are you going to do with it when you find it?

Jayme
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Kelly B
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Posted - 05/11/2005 :  12:17:18 PM  Show Profile Send Kelly B a Private Message
Vi, have you checked the weaving silks at yarn.com? Not a screaming bargain like Jayme found, but anyway they have them. Here's one; there are others: http://yarn.com/yarns/silk-202.html

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truly violet
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Posted - 05/11/2005 :  7:12:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
why knit lace of course, probably for my miniature dolls
thank you guys
vi

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Posted - 05/12/2005 :  11:36:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit pjkite's Homepage  Send pjkite a Yahoo! Message Send pjkite a Private Message
You could always use it as a hold-along with a very fine kid mohair or down fiber and make an Orenburg-type scarf...

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