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SECRET SANTA - One last chance to register

So far, 13 guys have signed up to participate in the Secret Santa event.

In case you missed it - you send me your mailing address. On Monday, December 4th I'll send you the address of another guy. You'll send him an appropriate knitting-related gift (yarn, notions, patterns, etc.) worth around $15.00 USD. At the same time, someone else will be sending you one as well.

Deadline for sign-up is 7:00am US Pacific Time on Monday, December 4th.

Finishing up projects!






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Finally!! 

One sock down, one to go!  This sock was done on 2
circs (US size 2)  I used the Turbo Naturals...

I am also working on the Artyarns P50: Diamond Modular
Scarf.  Using US size 6 circ.  I'm knitting it

with the Plymouth Yarn Boku (very much like Noro but
half the cost).  I do find that it knits easier than

the Noro (less texture).

 

THE SWEATER'S CURSE

You all know of "the sweater's curse" where you knit your sweetie a sweater, and he (or she) immediately breaks up with you. I'm just curious if that has ever happened to anyone on this site. It doesn't have to be a sweater, either...Just any knit item will do. In full disclosure, the last guy I dated seriously, a big handsome lug up in Vancouver, who I shall refer to as "Captain Canada" never even bothered to thank me for the Christmas scarf I knitted and sent to him last year.... (Some kind of stupid, he was).

Lana Grossa's Filati Men's #5

Evelyn from Knitty Noddy (http://www.knitty-noddy.com/) informed me via email yesterday that the Filati Men's #5 pattern book is due in any day now - it has arrived at the distributor and they were getting it in the mail to her. She writes "personally I like the looks of Filati Men #5 better (and it's not just the models, the patterns look better too :-P )." She now has up on her website her collection of men's pattern books at http://www.knitty-noddy.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&root=4867bd5b1e17df5d876a27c961e9dcc9&category_id=5cb28ee2559aa352e7c1e02e7c4c97ab&option=com_phpshop
She writes "Hopefully this will make it easier to locate these issues, don't have to paw through a bunch of girl stuff!"

She really is great to work with, and will look around for something she doesn't stock and is happy to special order.

I have no connections to her business - just a happy customer!

Off to Oklahoma City this weekend (if the airports are still open due to the storm), where I hope to meet up with OKKnitguy and have a tour of Oklahoma City's wild, wooly fiber scene and knit quietly by my parent's fireside and be lavished with homecooked food.

Jonathan in DC

well, today has just been kay-rap!

not scottish at all (therefore ...).

Walked out of the house this morning without knitting bag -- realized that about 1/2 way to work.

finishing up an exhange item for another list that *must* go into the mail today - a crocheted item, and somehow managed to lose the crochet hook with 5 stitches left to go.

Lost a detailed post to my music forum TWICE while trying to post it.

and to top off everything - my neice has officially moved to Japan (they landed in Tokyo this morning).

Hope my mood changes soon because I have to celebrate christmas something like 12 more times before the day actually occurs - and right now I am feeling very Scrooge-ish.

Hi Everybody!

Hello all,

Just thought I'd quit lurking and say hello. I've recently taken up knitting (again!) but still haven't done anything more complicated than a baby blanket or two, and a few hats. I dream of the day I will have enough skill to do a sweater and enough stamina to do an afghan, but for now I'm working on my first sock. I'm glad to have found the group and look forward to learning what I can from the various interactions.

Peter

Kitting Partners...anyone?

I am looking for individuals who would like to be "knittng partners". This idea comes from a blog I read , a person who met others online, to send patterns, yarn samples, there favorite knit-knacks to. Penpalls of a sort with passion for knitting. I would love to start this with all sorts of members all over the world, so lets see were this goes. Any takers?