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Yay for New SW PA Fiber Arts Community! [Jul. 22nd, 2006|10:58 am]
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Hola! I am a reasonably newbie knitter. So far, I have knitted about 7 or 8 scarves (dropped stitch, ribbed, and one cable) and a few booga bags.

I picked up a bunch of really soft alpaca yarn when the Knit & Bead in Squill was going out of business. (Does anyone know if they officially closed their doors?) I've been working on a reversible cables stole/shawl thingy for myself.

What is everyone working on this summer? :)

From: finocchio
2006-07-22 04:00 pm (UTC)

I was at PKAB about a month ago and they were saying it was going to be the final weekend then, so I imagine they're gone.

Thank goodness for knit one!

What's a booga bag?
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[User Picture]From: thwomp
2006-07-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
This is a booga bag.

It's a felted, rectangular solid sort of bag. I made one with woolpak NZ wool that I gave away as a gift. (The woolpak felted up pretty fast. Like 15 minutes in the washer. ) I made another with some noro, that I really ought to photograph.
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From: finocchio
2006-07-22 07:16 pm (UTC)
that's a lovely bag.

i haven't tried felting anything yet. as a spinner, it seems so ... cruel to go through all that to make the yarn, make the FO, then felt it! I do want to try it, I just have to work on the mindset. :)
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[User Picture]From: bluescissors76
2006-07-22 04:08 pm (UTC)
I was at the Starbucks across the street on Sunday and it looked like they were closed.

I'm working on Scarf #1 this summer. If I finish, I will move on to Scarf #2. I'm also making cat toys. Cats aren't picky about missing stitches.
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[User Picture]From: andthemoon
2006-07-22 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they've been closed since the last week of June.

I'm just playing with some crochet techniques right now. Hopefully I'll find something that looks close enough to this vest that I want to make (and don't have a good picture of).
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[User Picture]From: manicsgirl
2006-07-22 09:32 pm (UTC)
Hola to you too :D I've decided I'm going to give cable stitches a shot this summer, but recently (yesterday) went to Knit One and bought some awesome yarn to knit a friend's daughters some thin width fashion scarves. Here's a pic of what I have so far:


I think they are going to come out nice, going to play with the stitches a little bit for the second one so that the two girls have different scarves.

That felted bag from the above poster is awesome too :)
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