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help me xmas shop for my baby sis! [27 Nov 2007|10:09am]

i just moved to portland from chicago (and that marks the second time this morning that i've joined a community and opened my first post that way), but i'm not sure how relevant my location is, since i know nothing about knitting.

my little sister wants to get into knitting, apparently - when i asked her for xmas present ideas, she said "i want a cool knitting book with patterns for beginner-ish types, and also cool yarn (i bet portland has cool yarn stores!!)".

so, what of it, portland? have ye "cool yarn stores", and would any of you care to direct me to one? since i wouldn't have a prayer of knowing the hip yarn from the old lady yarn, i don't really trust myself to just google "yarn store portland" and hope that the person working there steers me in the right direction. i do have online-only friends that are waist-deep in the knitting scene, so sis might just end up with a gift card to a cool online yarn store. but i think she feels gift cards are a bit impersonal.

thanks for any help, and here's hoping this community is actually alive!
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Hi [14 Nov 2006|11:18am]

hey everyone! my name is Chelsea and I stumbled across this community, though Im not sure if it's still active.

I've been knitting for quite some time (I couldnt tell you exactly when I learned, I was very young) I love Portland and have grown up here.

I certainly hope to see something from this community!

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Yarn Harlot to visit Portland! [14 Jul 2006|11:00am]

September 6th - Portland, OR - Time to be announced at Powell's Books, 1005 West Burnside.

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[21 Apr 2006|02:31pm]

Hi Everyone, my mom owns a yarn store in St. Helens and she is looking for class instructors. I know it a little drive for some of you..which might not make it possible..but I thought I would post just in case there was someone interested. Her ad is on Craigslist...


It's not a huge store..but everyone is nice and easy going. I can give more info if you like.

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Portland! 2006 Spring Shop Hop is here! [02 Mar 2006|11:32am]

http://tkgshophop.blogspot.com/ has information and a link to register and also some photos of some of the yarns in the yarn samples!

It's coming up pretty fast! I'm going again and not just because I'm helping out on it! It was so much fun last year I can't wait for this year.

Sign up! Tell your friends! Also if you have any questions ask away and I'll answer what I can (and what I can't I'm sure I can find out fast)

x- posted
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I'm a new knitter; I need help binding off. [25 Feb 2006|06:25pm]
I'm learning out of a book and using knittinghelp.com for visuals... unfortunately in this one little itty bitty section on binding off rows I don't understand and there is no video for it on Knitting Help.

SO... can anyone make these given instructions any clearer for me? [Just for background; I did learn how to bind off, I just have no idea what these instructions are telling me]

Here we go:


Bind off specified number of stitches on portion of row. One stitch remains on right needle. This is not fastened off, instead it counts as the first stitch of the remaining stitches on left needle.


Does this mean I go ahead and bind off my row and instead of taking off the last binding off stitch I keep it there and continue knitting my next row?

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it greatly.
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Men who Knit! [06 Jan 2006|02:01pm]

Men's Beginner Hat

Jesse Sternberg

Learn to make a simple ribbed hat, a great beginner project or for anyone not comfortable with circular needles. Men, get out your needles or come in and get some! Women are most welcome too.

Feb. 27 to Mar. 13, 2006
Mondays, 6-8 pm
$60 (3 class sessions)
Jesse's full-chest knitter's tattoo--featured in Portland Monthly recently--says it all. Born to knit, indeed.


Jesse is seriously awesome so if you are a dude and want to learn to knit, or knit better take this class!

Male knitters are hot to btw...
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[23 Dec 2005|04:31pm]

Finish your Christmas mittens off in a hurry with the rest of us! This means YOU (Julie, Charolette, Nadia, and Rosalind) and anyone else. Come bitches!
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[04 Dec 2005|01:34pm]

Through a matter that is best left to the imagination, (and because I really have no idea how I did it) I seem to have only one stitch on my needle that is one row behind all of the others. Does anyone here know what I need to do with my crochet hook to catch it up?
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THINK FAST! [27 Nov 2005|05:52pm]

7:00 (yeah, I know that's in an hour).

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[17 Nov 2005|11:28pm]

[ mood | ROFL LOL OMG hahaha ]


dear god it's the truest of true

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[18 Oct 2005|09:42pm]

Chelsea Twist 192:
A cheerful mix of royal blue, red and green

WHERE CAN I FIND DISCONTINUED LION'S BRAND???? i'm halfway done with a scarf and there's no way i'm frogging it. way to start on a project with only one skien of yarn.
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Rachel's Birthday Present [08 Oct 2005|01:48pm]

The pictures are never that great from me, but you still can see what the product I am showcaseing is. :)
Baby,Collapse )
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[05 Oct 2005|09:51pm]

Anyone have some nice patterns for legwarmers?

Nothing fancy fancy, I'm probably just going to make one up anyway, but I'd like some inspiration. Anyone? Anything?
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Blog much? [05 Oct 2005|03:27pm]

Friends from my knit group has turned me on to the following knitting/crafting blogs:

are there any blogs you really enjoy that i should be reading?

x-posted in my journal and elsewhere.
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AlterKnits [20 Sep 2005|09:41am]


last night I went to a book reading here in Portland and I just wanted to tell everyone that if you have the chance to Meet Leigh Radford DO IT! She was so nice and wonderful. I really enjoyed the whole presentation and she brought grab bags so we could try some of the alternative types of things you can knit with.

She had everything from tape (cassette) to crepe paper, to knitting with bicycle spokes. It was more fun than I’ve had in a long time and I think we all came away with a little bit more knowledge than most knitting events.

And if you don’t get a chance to meet her at least check out the book. There are a great bunch of patterns and interesting ideas for fun projects!



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Small gift ideas [16 Sep 2005|11:04am]

I'm knitting flowers and small felted bags for all the females in my life this xmas and I was wondering if anyone had any good patterns they would like to share.

I have a flower pattern from knitty and some raondom ones I borrowed from a friend (that I don't like much at all)

also does anyone have any good ideas for small and fast knitting up gifts for men?
it seems a shame to knit up cute and fun things for the females and give the guy's wash cloths or nothing at all.

I thought about wrist cuff's but only about five or so guys I know would wear them and most of the men i need to knit for are family and not so into the "rocker" thing (and if they are I'm not encouraging it!)

also my knitting journal is knotty_knickers

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Hullo [29 Aug 2005|05:10pm]

Just wanted to introduce myself seeing as how I just joined the community. I'm new to Portland and ever newer to knitting. After much stubborness my best friend bullied me into learning to knit by sending me lots of nice yarn, Stich N' Bitch, and some needles. If anyone has any advice for a newbie, I'm open to it. Thanks!
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[20 Aug 2005|07:12pm]

Charolette! I called you! When do you want to have snb tomorrow?
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PDX Stitch-n-Bitch: KNITFLIX -- Wed August 17th [10 Aug 2005|04:22pm]

Show at 7pm, Wed August 17th
$6 admission
Clinton Street Theater


Sponsored by Mabel's Knittery

The lights will be partially up so that you can knit while you watch a

ROYAL WEDDING U.S. 1951 Dir. Stanley Donen

Brother and sister dancing duo Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and
Jane Powell) travel to merry old England. There, against the backdrop
of the impending wedding of royals, they go about the usual comedic
pursuit of love.


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