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Интернет Ярмарка TARG.com.ua Редкие и волшебные вещи [Oct. 11th, 2010|12:18 am]
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Yarn recommendations... [Mar. 8th, 2009|02:32 pm]
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I need some help, oh ye wise and learned vegan knitters.

In the quest to veganize my Highland wardrobe, my grandmother has offered to knit me these pair of hose for my birthday.

Wanting to pick the colour and, more importantly, not completely trusting her to get a natural fiber that is not wool, I want to buy the yarn myself.

But that is where I am stumped. I believe that the poster of that pattern used a worsted weight wool, so that is a start. Ideally I would love something that is bamboo, soy, corn or organic cotton, mixed with nylon is OK as well, though pure is just a good.

So, any yarns that I should look at for worsted weight socks? Natural dyes are a plus as well.

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a-maizing [Oct. 6th, 2008|10:57 pm]
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so last week i decided i really needed to start on my octopus design scarf and i decided to try amaizing, because i've wanted to try it for a long time and i thought it'd be nice to have a nice scarf.

i ordered a ball of 'black' and a ball of 'grenadine'. i was a little worried grenadine would be too much pinker than the picture, because i really wanted red, but i hadn't worred about the 'black'. i have to say, i got my yarn really fast and that's great, but the 'black' is really really blue. that is, it's blue. it's not blueish or so black it's blue. when i put a strand on my black shirt, it's blue. navy blue, but blue.

i'm just so disappointed. the grenadine is too pink, and i can't even get around that because the black is blue. i'm not sure if i can return them (i ordered through swtc, but it came from a semi-local shop called Flying Fingers). man, i was so excited when i got home and the box was here.

so i guess this is a warning to you folks. i know this is the danger of shopping online, but i never have luck finding a good selection of vegan fibers in shops and i get really discouraged.
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Pakucho Organic Cotton on sale at elann.com [Nov. 6th, 2007|09:16 pm]
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Most of you guys might already have noticed, but I just discovered tonight that elann.com are selling skeins of Pakucho Organic Cotton at just under $3 each! I placed an order for 10 skeins in total (5 x chocolate, 5 x forest) and it's only costing me just under £30 delivered from Canada. Woot! I've been using Blue Sky Alpacas organic cotton lately, I'll be interested to see how this stuff compares.

Has anyone else bought any exciting yarn recently?
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TOFUtsies with chitin [Oct. 12th, 2007|07:33 am]
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What's the current thought on the TOFUtsies yarn with chitin in it? Are the shells they use really the by-product of the restaurant industry? I can't find anything definitive one way or the other about it (just a casual comment in someone's blog so far). Yes, I realize chitin is an animal product. I do like the idea of the shells not going to waste, as long as the meat's already going to be eaten.

Is this yarn any sort of problem for people with shellfish allergies? I haven't yet been able to find out even if chitosan used in medical practice is a problem for people with shellfish allergies.

How does the stuff work up?

ETA: You're right. I did screw up. I remembered the soysilk and cotton in this yarn, but I didn't process the wool part. I think I'd been looking at several labels and when I got home, figured the wool was from some other label.
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Etsy [Aug. 16th, 2007|09:32 pm]
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Does anyone else buy their yarn on Etsy? I've only just discovered what a goldmine of vegan yarn it is - handpainted/dyed/spun unique loveliness.

I just bought this yarn tonight, I can't wait to receive it. It'll become a Sparkly Hat from Stitch 'N Bitch I think.

Feel free to share pics of any lovely vegan yarn you've bought recently :o)
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Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton [Aug. 13th, 2007|11:27 am]
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I bought some of this from http://www.coolwoolz.co.uk and it arrived this morning. I'm in love. It is the softest yarn ever. Seriously. If you haven't had the joy of touching this yarn, buy some now!

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(in Sage).
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What about humanely treated animals? [May. 16th, 2007|05:22 am]
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[Current Mood |curiouscurious]

I've pretty much made my mind concerning this matter, but I was wondering what other people thought.

I won't use or buy mass-produced animal fibers for obvious reasons, but I was recently wondering how I felt about animal fibers sold by small farms that didn't mistreat their residents. I know that if I had a pet that required seasonal hair removal, I would have no problems using it, but this is because I would know that the animal wasn't mistreated, etc.

But what about, say, Alpaca farms? As far as I'm aware, the local ones don't exist to sell the fur, it's more of a by-product of seasonal shearing that gets sold because it's useful. However, I have no way of knowing for sure how the animals are treated.

How do you feel about this issue?
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K9 knitters [Mar. 7th, 2007|11:55 am]
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I came across this site while avoiding doing work, and I thought I'd share it in case any knitters here were interested. I'm no expert knitter, but have emailed to offer my services.

K9 knitters are basically a group of people in the UK who knit dog coats and then sell them online, giving the proceeds to the Dogs Trust and The Oldies Club (danger: addictive website if you like dogs!). If you're interested in knitting coats for them, you just drop them an email and they can provide you with simple patterns (they also sell some AMAZING Patons ones that are a bit too complicated for me at the moment, alas).

I'm really excited about helping out, and I thought some peeps here might be up for it too. They take donations of yarn too, if you have any lying around that you don't need.

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vegan kitty pi [Feb. 15th, 2007|11:21 pm]
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so someone just posted a picture of their kitty pi on punk_knitters and i must make some for my mom's cats (see user pic). what do you think would be a good material other than wool? i want it to be comfy, but i dont' know do cats care about fiber? i imagine wool has a smell tha tmight appeal to them. but what about acrylic? or maybe a veggie fiber?

any ideas/opinions?

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