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June 19, 2005



i love your stash enhancements. i'm going to tuesday morning next week. i hope they have some yarn. great find on the blog with the cable bag.


I'm really trying to avoid getting any of the Cotton-Ease. I do like it and all but I haven't used the skeins I got two years ago.

Come on, you know you want to make those ponchos in the next IK. And aren't the socks tempting?


Good Lord, girl - that's quite the haul of yarn! Your Tuesday Morning clearly had a better range of colors than mine did.

You know, that little cabled bag is kinda cute - not $150 worth of cute, but cute enough to attempt - and I have pleanty of nice cotton to do it with too :) Thanks for the link! Just what I need - another bag :)


One work - Oink!!!!!! Just kidding!!! You pick on my stash but your's is just as big. And your's has more cotton. And why buy knitted stuff when you can make it for less?


Woooooooow has it been 8 weeks already??? It sure doesn't seem like it! I'm sure you are right on target after losing an exceptional amount at first. I hit a plateau for a couple of weeks (ewwwww) but am back to losing. Woohoo for us!


Thanks Lynette, from one Cotton Ease junkie to another. I'm glad I didn't have your awful salesperson experience! Mine just said, "Gee - you're going to be busy this afternoon." Ha!

Larry - LOL. I scrolled through those pics & thought, "Wow! Cool! NO ponchos!" Then I hit the bottom & damn - there they were! Guess we haven't moved past that trend *quite* yet.

Robbyn - You're welcome for the link - I think those purses are darling. And there's really a lot you can do with the cables to make them interesting. Gee - I think I'll do mine with Cotton Ease....doubled. hehehehe

Mia - I'll be the first to admit I was a Cotton Ease piggie. If only they'd had black or white...sigh. As it was, I left the Pistachio green - I could use the rest of the colors but that was just too icky. :::grin::: Yep - My stash is huge too. Mea culpa - I admit it. But admiring it keeps me off the streets. hehehe

Tifff - I hit a plateau for THREE weeks! Aargh - it was agony. But things are moving again - finally. It was hard to keep the faith! Glad you hear it's going well for you too. :) Yeah, us!


So, would Cotton-Ease be good for just about any pattern calling for worsted weight yarn? I haven't bought much because I just couldn't think of anything to do with it.

Man, if I could sell them for $130 each, I'd make little cabled clutches like that day in and day out.

As much as I'm tired of all the same two rectangles sewn together poncho patterns (come on... it's not really creative if you just do the same thing over and over, but a little bigger or smaller and in a bunch of different yarns), I'd look at ponchos all day if I could just not have to have my eyes burned with the ugliness of any more shrugs. *SHUDDER*

Thanks for mentioning the plateau. It doesn't make it any less frustrating, but it does make me feel like less of a failure for hitting one. While I don't mind working for the weight loss, effort should = results, and monumental effort should = even bigger results. I kicked up my effort, trying to reach a goal, but I still don't seem to be making any progress on it, and I'm about ready to tear my hair out over the fact.


Look at all that Cotton Ease! Sweet!

I wonder is Lion Brand coming up with a similar yarn to replace it?

I did pop in to my local Tuesday Moring and get 6 more skiens of CE in orange for the Diane shell in Hot Knits, so I'm up to 14 skeins now.

As always, I'm looking forward to the next issue of IK


Hi Leisel - regarding Cotton Ease, I'd say it's an Aran weight - I wouldn't go over a size 8 needle with it, personally. It really makes nice sweaters, in my opinion. It's makes a nice, light fabric and, in experience, washes & wears well.

I hear ya on the plateau thing - the 3 weeks darn near killed me! I ate less & exercised more & the scale never, ever moved. I bit the bullet & kept going 'cause I knew, sooner or later, the weight would HAVE to come off! So hang in there! I know EXACTLY what you're going through!

You know - in my book, shrugs & ponchos are currently occupying the same page. I don't understand either one, nor do I particularly want to. ;)

Vera - I liked that little chenille bolero jacket....but some of the patterns just looked too bulky & shapeless. Good idea on the Orangeade for the tank - I'm using Popsicle for another pattern from Hot Knits - details next time!

Oh - and if LB does replace Cotton Ease with another cotton yarn, I hope it'll come a few more muted colors! :::Grin:::


Please stop buying cotton ease, you are making me very, very jealous ;c)
Very tempted to send you some money for some!


Honey, because of you I've been staking out Tuesday morning stores in my area. I've aleady bought some orange and red. Now I need to find another bag of red so that I can feel that my Cotton Ease stash is complete.

And don't ya just love the fact that they sell them still in the bag and nobody else's hands have been fondling them?


I hear ya, Nik. All that fresh, new yarn - just makes a knitter's heart go pitty-pat. :::grin:::

Glad to see I could help another yarn addict!

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