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Alpaca
Fri 21-Jan-11
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Gottaknit
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On the subject of copyright, I am not at all sure that patterns do go out of copyright. The firms that do them tend to tickle them up a bit and do a new photo, then they are back in, if they were ever near going out.

The shape of a Norwegian jumper is very simple to work out for yourself, and motifs are so much in the public domain that you would not be sailing close to any winds to put such a thing together yourself.

 

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780966828962.....he-Old-Way

This book gives all the information you need to sort out a pattern for yourself.

http://www.easyfreeware.com/files/graph_paper_prin......zip/11327

Where to get your own graph paper for charting.

 

P.s. Brightspark - I WANT that knitter Smiley! Am envious.

Fri 21-Jan-11
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Gottaknit said:

P.s. Brightspark - I WANT that knitter Smiley! Am envious.


 

Jean, I thought of you when I put it there!

Notice, she is knitting a smiley !! big_laugh

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Fri 21-Jan-11
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Fabulous free patterns here-

http://www.garnstudio.com/index_lang.php

There are some wonderful Norwegian designs for all sorts of garments, so you may find something you can base your patterns on Joanna.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Fri 21-Jan-11
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I think I have many, many old knitting patterns in my garage, one of which is an Ozzie Clarke coat.  I doubt we could afford to buy the wool for it nowadays.

I'll try that again!

Sat 22-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I think I have many, many old knitting patterns in my garage, one of which is an Ozzie Clarke coat.  I doubt we could afford to buy the wool for it nowadays.


I used to knit all my son's baby clothes for him (he's 29 now), so it's a long time ago, that was when I could order the wool, put it away in the shop & buy it as I could afford it, those were the days.

I still subscribe to 'Simply Knitting', however, my hands are finding it difficult to knit as efficiently as I'd like them to, I've read that 'square needles', or wooden are far easier to manage (knitting for me that is, don't think he'd appreciate a knitted sailor suit) big_laugh he would think I've gone mad! I'm almost there now!

How wonderful to have an original 'Ozzie Clarke' coat pattern.  I've a pattern for a jacket that I'd use as an extra layer to wear in the house to keep me warm but the wool is no longer produced, it's knitted in 'Pinguin', a self-looping type of wool (how apt for me), that's no longer produced and have tried to source alternatives for a long time now.

There's a great demand for older knitting patterns, so if your interested in selling them, please could I have a look?  I'm always asking in charity shops in the hope of finding older patterns.  You should have a look on e-bay to see the prices that are paid, you would be surprised.

I'm hopeless at fair-isle but like cables, bobbles, chunky patterns, can't knit socks as I can't get away with dpns or circular needles, I'm rather rusty to say the least.  I do enjoy looking at all the old fashions that do keep on coming back around.

Night, night, hope to catch up tomorrow, Odelle. cheers wave

Sat 22-Jan-11
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Thanks Kate and Jean, you are a great help as always.

Did you see the finished shawl that you helped me out with? Sorry there is no better picture at the moment, I must get our daughter to take another photo of it in better light. I didn't have time as I finally finished it the day before the wedding - as you do!

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Loved that Alpaca video!

When Mary said "they are not cheap to buy" I did not realise quite how expensive adults can be, especially femals and especially especially pregnant females.

Check the For Sale tab on this site

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wink You'll notice that the males are far cheaper than the females...whistle

I'll try that again!

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Okay, I'll forget about breeding alpacas then .........whistle

Just a little spenny  cry  but aren't they gorgeous, though?

 

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Mon 24-Jan-11
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Breeding alpacas can be picked up for less, it depends what you want to do and how much someone needs to get rid of them. You have to breed every year from them, they spend 11 1/2 months pregnant and then 2 week window to get them pregnant again and if you don't it can be difficult to get them pregnant - so I was told, which can mean that in a few years time you can have a lot of alpacas. Males are good for pets and for protecting other livestock from foxes and so are a good bet if you want only one, they are much more friendly if there is only one of them as they do like company. cheers

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OdelleS said:


 

I still subscribe to 'Simply Knitting'


 

Mornin' Odelle " I too subscribe to Simply Knitting. I also have quite a lot of old patterns " I used to run a charity knitting group, and if any elderly ladies died, I found that rather than throw away patterns and knitting accessories, their relatives would hand them over to our group.

One lady even gave me a knitting machine (I already have one though " and don't use that much!!). smile

Are there any patterns you particularly want to think about? Mine are, in the majority, babies and ladies patterns, although there are some others, too.

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Love the shawl you made, Joanna.  It was well worth all the slog, it looks fabulous. welldone

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Thanks. That reminds me I must get my daughter to take a better photo of it. cheers

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Heather E said:

Love the shawl you made, Joanna.  It was well worth all the slog, it looks fabulous. welldone


Yes, it does look great, all that hard work paid off in the end.  You look 'the belle of the ball' Joanna, I think we all worry especially when we've made something for a special occasion, 'how will it look' & we tend to more so when we're not 100% sure if it's turned out okay.  You're a lady of many talents as it looks beautiful, it worked out so well, I hope that you were delighted and I imagine that you got many compliments, you deserve to.

I only wish that I could make a shawl that looked as professional and lovely as yours!

Well done, Odelle. magic wave

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JoannaS said:

Thanks. That reminds me I must get my daughter to take a better photo of it. cheers


Hi again, I've posted a message about your beautiful shawl tagged on to Heathers message, don't know how I managed that! dohroll_eyes Personal error, can't blame PC this time......

Odelle. ponderI'm getting worse....wave

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