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Suss Cousins knitted 250 quirky sweaters worn in the Jim Carrey film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the rough-hewn, post-apocalyptic sweaters worn by Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in "The Matrix" films.

Suss Design Essentials: The Ultimate Collection for a Classic Handknit Wardrobe

Wedding Knits: Handmade Gifts for Every Member of the Wedding Party

Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designs

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The girth of your wrist is half the girth of your neck. The length from fingertip to fingertip with arms outstretched is about the same as your height. You hand is as long as your face.

-from "Knit Mittens" by Robin Hansen

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You can spot-dye a white or off-white fiber or yarn. Lay out your thoroughly wetted skein of yarn in a thin layer on a piece of plastic. Put your dye liquid in a squirt bottle and spritz it here and there over the yarn. A second dye liquid can be used in other spots, and a third and fourth or more. Gently apply pressure to the yarn to remove excess dye. Wash and rinse and let it dry.

-from "The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook" by Lynne Vogel

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"Most advice on felting suggests you put a tennis ball or old sneaker in the washer with your project. We've always foung that the best agitation help comes from a good old pair of jeans. The jeans will make the felting go more quickly, as their size and flexibility help agitate around your entire project. Just make sure they are well worn and no longer leak blue dye, since the water will be hot."

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"According to Irish folklore, if a master knitter placed her needles in the hands of a newborn baby, that baby would grow up to be a master knitter herself. The tale has it that master knitters willing to share their status were hard to come by and liquor was often used to ply the needles out of the older woman's hands and into the baby's." - Hahahahha

2008 Pattern a day Calendar

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LeeAnn | 7 comments Today's Stitch n' Bitch page a day might interest those who just love to take things apart:

"Many novelty yarns are machine produced in a manner much like a crochet stitch. The yarns are literally chained together on the machine. If you pull at the ends of this yarn, sometimes you can see the little chains come apart like tiny crochet stitches."

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