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Norma

Oh, oh, oh! That post is so filled with great information, I may have to copy it and print it out for a time when I have a moment to really read, study and digest it! I bought Melville's The Knit Stitch a couple of weeks ago and loved it so much (as much for the simple yet classy designs as anything else) I knew I had to try to get The Purl Stitch. It doesn't disappoint, and there are a few designs in there that are must-haves. She says she is always surprised how often her most simple designs (as in the all-garter-stitch ones in The Knit..) are appreciated and complimented by experienced knitters. As a new knitter myself, I feel it is more geared toward the newbie, and seeing what you've already done, I wonder if there will be much new for you....howEVER, I think you'll love it for your library just for the visuals if nothing else! Have a great day, and log onto Amazon for cripes sake! (like you NEED another enabler!)

Norma

Oh, oh, oh! That post is so filled with great information, I may have to copy it and print it out for a time when I have a moment to really read, study and digest it! I bought Melville's The Knit Stitch a couple of weeks ago and loved it so much (as much for the simple yet classy designs as anything else) I knew I had to try to get The Purl Stitch. It doesn't disappoint, and there are a few designs in there that are must-haves. She says she is always surprised how often her most simple designs (as in the all-garter-stitch ones in The Knit..) are appreciated and complimented by experienced knitters. As a new knitter myself, I feel it is more geared toward the newbie, and seeing what you've already done, I wonder if there will be much new for you....howEVER, I think you'll love it for your library just for the visuals if nothing else! Have a great day, and log onto Amazon for cripes sake! (like you NEED another enabler!)

claudia


Hi. My name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

;-)

Cindy

Teresa - do you know of a resource for learning
"seaming of knitting" Get post...my mind is spinning.

Cindy

Between Norma and I we are killing your comments!!
I meant "GREAT Post"

Mary Beth

I'm just so happy you gave that Zen a home. It could be sitting all alone in some cold dark shop! Re: Sally Melville - usually I go right to the patterns in books, but in her books I skip right to the small text because it is so loaded with information. I even enjoy re-reading stuff I already know - makes me feel good that I actually know stuff already! Great Post!

Nathania

Oh! Blue Zen. Yum! I have to go to my LYS today just to get needles... uh oh.

margene

Sally taught the workshop on Finishes and Fixes and Borders and Buttonholes a few years ago here. It was my first knitting workshop. It was thrilling to learn so much about how to make knitting better. She was just here in March for more workshops and they filled up in three days! What a wonder she is. Her books can't be beat for simple, fabulous designs and good techniques. Zen is incredible...no wonder you couldn't resist..why should you!? And as for Starbucks...I'm with you girl!

marta

DAMN! Even the "driest" stash-aholic would be lured to the dark side by that little bit of eye candy. And, puullleezzee - you are a skinny winny. I'm not an ice cream fan, but I may just have to give the White Chocolate Latte a try. Maybe with a couple Hershey's Caramel kisses (see Mariko's blog for explanation).

Emma

Beautiful yarn.
Interesting post.I like thoughtful knitters & thought out knitting. :0)

annie

Wow! This is an informative post. I didn't know there was white chocolate latte ice cream. And being the easy influence I am, I am going to the grocery store and buying my own! I must have it!

Great knitting info. Teresa. Thank you for taking the time to write this all out. I love the pictures! Have *you* thought of writing a book?

Kerstin

I do the same thing. Walk in to the store telling myself "only this little thing" and the yarn starts to whisper, then talk, then SCREAM at me. Zen spoke to you. I can see why! Thanks for all the info in this post. Again, I missed meeting you but I'm sure we'll meet up at some point. Knit on, T!

Norma

Teresa, I really didn't mean for my original big comment to post twice -- don't know what happened there. But after I rushed off to court this morning I wanted to tell you that in The Purl Stitch there is a pattern for a Coco Chanel-style jacket that I just HAVE to make someday. I think its rating is semi-advanced or something. You gotta see it.

Donna

Oh, yes, I can understand why you were seduced by that Berroco Zen! I am a blue yarn addict as well. And the touch of dusty purple in there makes me dizzy with delight! :o) I used the exact same color along with some Skacel Gatto in a scarf I designed. Oh, and I looove white chocolate!

julia

Hey fellow Roguette...
you made that sweater in something other than blue, so you're not totally lost.
For me it's sage greens. I know how it is. But oddly enough, I bought some Zen in the hot pink/orange colourway yesterday, becausen I recognized thatthe green/yellow choice would only be feeding my addiction. It was a virtuous purchase. Maybe we should have a Zen-Along
Enjoy!

Sharon

Oh these inner voices are pestering all of us, aren't they? They must be silenced! And a healthy dose of Zen does inspire silent contemplation, doesn't it? I'm giving you a moment of silent thought, Teresa, and I'm heading to my LYS tomorrow. But just to buy a needle.

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