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fiddlerbird555
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Posted - 01/08/2010 :  5:57:04 PM  Show Profile Send fiddlerbird555 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been procrastinating on my next project. Last year I bought this beautiful soft natural color (two skeins, dark & light) alpaca yarn with the intent of making a neckwarmer from it. Now I've gotten my other projects out of the way & feel intimidated by it. The original idea was a simple double-knit tube, with a fancy-to-die-for two-color design, but I never figured out the design. I'd kind of like something bold, to be seen from a long way, but also with fine detail (and I'm not sure of what gauge I'd get, and therefore how big a design I can make).

Secondarily, we've had this really cold snap around here (yea, and everywhere else in the US), and I'm wondering if I wouldn't rather make a balaclava, or whether, since I need to wear glasses, it would be better to explicitly put a slit in the tube, so that I can pull it over my nose & not get too foggy to see.

Advice?


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Cheerleader9
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Posted - 01/08/2010 :  8:21:03 PM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My advice is to pack up and move out here to AZ Weather is in the high 60's, low 70's. I'll put out the welcome mat

Barb in AZ
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fiddlerbird555
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Posted - 01/08/2010 :  8:24:56 PM  Show Profile Send fiddlerbird555 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had a chance to transfer to Az. I wouldn't inflict the summers on my Viking-descended DH, and besides I'd lose all the fun of knitting warm stuff.

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Eleanor
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Posted - 01/09/2010 :  06:20:59 AM  Show Profile  Send Eleanor a Yahoo! Message Send Eleanor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I emailed a site for a helmet hat.
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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 01/09/2010 :  09:08:01 AM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By any chance, is it this pattern? http://www.pepperknit.com/patterns/tapestrycowl.html It's on my to-do list.

Jan
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fiddlerbird555
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Posted - 01/09/2010 :  12:56:29 PM  Show Profile Send fiddlerbird555 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was thinking of making a pattern, but that one looks nice enough I might just buy it.


Added; or maybe not. I think the yarn I want to use is thinner.
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fmarrs
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Posted - 01/10/2010 :  10:36:26 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A cowl is just a cylinder of knitting about 24 inches in circumference. I've made them from 5 to 12 inches in length and a variety of patterns. Go for it!

fran

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fiddlerbird555
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Posted - 01/10/2010 :  1:41:23 PM  Show Profile Send fiddlerbird555 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I actually made a cowl before. It was meant to be a scarf, but I got impatient. I've started casting on, but this one I think I want to knit circular (That means I get to cast on the long way; I got at least 3/4 done last night.)

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