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 A hot desert island or cold desert island?
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DukTape
Warming Up

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2004 :  9:04:41 PM  Show Profile Send DukTape a Private Message
One yarn! Is it a hot desert island or a cold desert island? It could be important! I guess either way, I'd just pick a nice worsted. I'd take my 29" size 8 circular needle, and The Sweater Workshop.

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Boogie
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2004 :  04:46:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
hot or cold is a good question. I wouldn't want it uncomfortably cold but I'd prefer to knit with wool so if its too hot them that's no fun either.

oh what a hard decision.

amy
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Jazzycats
New Pal

United Kingdom
27 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2004 :  05:36:15 AM  Show Profile Send Jazzycats a Private Message
I would have to take the black Wensleydale wool that I am currently spinning and knitting. It is the softest, most lovely wool that I have ever spun. A pair of size 8 needles are a must and any double knit cardigan or jumper pattern as I would have plenty of time to alter it!

Sandy.
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kbshee
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USA
4160 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2004 :  06:48:47 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
I really don't have a problem knitting wool in hot weather...so I would take warm over cold I think. Unless there's a lovely cabin with a roaring fire.

I would take some cashmere, any cashmere, and lots and lots of it!

kim in oregon

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happyneedles
Seriously Hooked

USA
849 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2004 :  3:25:29 PM  Show Profile Send happyneedles a Private Message
I've never knit with cashmere, must be yummy and addicting! Sue

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Ruby Plaid
Seriously Hooked

USA
661 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2004 :  07:51:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message
Ha ha! I'm going to envision a cold desert island. I would bring size 10 1/2 needles and tons of Lamb's Pride chunky wool--85% wool, 15% mohair in the Garnet color, which is more of a red-purple-blackberry color. It's so soft and warm and luxurious!

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rorosity@aol.com
Seriously Hooked

696 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2004 :  04:39:18 AM  Show Profile Send rorosity@aol.com a Private Message
Cold Desert Island, as long as I had a roaring fire to knit by. I hate the heat and being out in the sun, so it's not a contest. What would be especially nice is a Robinson Crusoe type home with all the comforts!

Jeannine

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kekokat
Seriously Hooked

USA
845 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2004 :  08:08:18 AM  Show Profile Send kekokat a Private Message
Rowan Polar, any needle sized 11 or more, and ton of random sweater patterns. Oh, and the trims and edges book.
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ErLeCa
Chatty Knitter

102 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2004 :  08:42:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit ErLeCa's Homepage Send ErLeCa a Private Message
I would take Rowan Kid Classic, send me bunches and bunches of it and I'd be in knitters heaven. A pair of 24" circular needles in size 8. I'd really be happy if those needles were Susanne's Rosewood! Ahhh.... heaven. In terms of patterns, give me a plain pattern with a little shaping that works for that gauge and I would go wild with variations!

I hate to be the practical one here but I think we're forgetting one small thing.... a darning needle! Without it we're all just going to have lovely pieces laying around everywhere! Or I could really become an outdoorswoman and fashion one for myself out of bamboo! (I might need the natives to help me!!!)

ErLeCa

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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  8:46:19 PM  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
You could always knit the seams but you'd need a pair of scissors I guess. My book would have to be Kaffe Fassett's Classics and I reckon heaps of Angora in every colour. Bliss.
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Posted - 10/23/2004 :  8:47:34 PM  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I forgot about the needles, I reckon a pair of long 6mm would do me nicely.
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cathyggill
New Pal

1 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2004 :  5:29:21 PM  Show Profile Send cathyggill a Private Message
There is no question---Aurora 8 by Karabella, and plenty of it! That is really the most wonderful merino superwash!
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NaProus
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1828 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2004 :  5:23:57 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Don't know about the yarn or the needles, but I'd definitely bring one of the Barbara Walker books with all the FABULOUS stitches/textures, etc. I'm sure I could fake my way through the patterns given enough time...
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kelty3r
Chatty Knitter

USA
109 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2004 :  6:00:49 PM  Show Profile Send kelty3r a Private Message
cold island, chunky yarn, big needles, comphy chair, roaring fire, and a bit og egg nog; It'd be like Christmas all the time! mmm....Yummm : )

Miss Saigon rules
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DanieleB
New Pal

8 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2004 :  4:03:10 PM  Show Profile Send DanieleB a Private Message
Hmm ... that's so hard. I think probably something very versatile -- a DK-weight ... How about Kashmir? If you're stuck, might as well enjoy it! I'd have to have Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns because who knows what I might want to try? I'd want to knit for everyone I was thinking of while waiting to be rescued. As for needles, I've found a size 7 to be pretty reliable for most everything ... but can I cheat and have both the straits *and* the circulars? Might want a pair of warm cashmere socks for those cold desert nights ...
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