Thursday, April 10, 2008

Knitters, I need your help!

Two quick items before we get back to book week:

1. Does anyone recall who wrote the pattern for the Saturday Market Bag on Magknits? I've had a number of queries for the original pattern (I had done some modifications to the pattern for my version) over the past few days; apparently the Magknits site is down (gone?) and it's no longer available. I don't have the pattern and can't give it out without permission.

Update: Thanks, everyone! Jodi has re-posted the pattern on her blog, and you can find it via this link.



2. Knitters wanted: I have two lovely bundles of yarn, a pattern, and an idea. I'm looking for an expert knitter (or maybe two) who can make a couple of kid-sized cardigans before Quilt Market on May 16 (I'll need them before I leave on the 13th). Any takers? I want to do it myself soooo badly but just don't have the time these days. Besides, I have sizing issues when I knit.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

18 comments:

  1. Would this be it?
    http://www.violinjodie.com/blog/saturday-market-bag/

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  2. I made that, and according to my Ravelry it's by Jodie Danenberg. I hadn't thought I'd ever made anything from Magknits but apparently I was wrong! I love my bag and use it all the time. Hope the pattern can find a new home somewhere (b/c Magknits is indeed gone, I believe).

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  3. Hello! They might not appreciate the shout-out, but check out the blogs of "zebraknits" and "a knitter in queens". They both are expert knitters. I don't know them personally, though, and don't know if they can do the work.

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  4. p.s., By "if they can do the work", I mean they might not have the time or the inclination to do the work. They definitely are capable, though!

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  6. Whoops. I had to fix one of my links. Here's what I meant to post:

    Hi Liesl,
    If you are having trouble finding folks, I'd be willing to be one of your test knitters. You can check out some of my samples here:

    work in progress (scroll a bit): http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2008/03/and-now-in-craft-news.html

    more works in progress (keep scrolling):
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2008/02/distractions.html

    baby cardi (FO):
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2007/11/little-knits.html

    socks (FOs):
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2008/03/happy-birthday-dude.html
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2007/09/mom-socks.html
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2007/03/geranium.html
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2007/01/avoiding-work.html

    booties
    http://cpotion.blogspot.com/2007/02/anna.html

    Good luck!
    jean

    my email: cpotion@gmail.com

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  7. I could knit a kid sized cardi for you by then.

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  8. I live in Brooklyn and can knit a cardigan for you (kid-sized), if you still need one. Does it need to be an original pattern or is a pattern from a book okay?

    Good luck on finding the pattern for the market bag!

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  9. You can still get a cached version of the pattern by doing a Google search. It's not ideal, but it gets you the bare bones of the pattern.

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  10. I'd love to help but our April is insane. If you have trouble finding someone let me know though.

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  11. funny you mention the Sat. market bag, I just made a copy for myself last week. My link is now broken, but I can scan the pattern and the modifications in on Mon if you still want it. Let me know.
    Good luck other wise.
    Christa Z.

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  12. I found the bag here. http://www.violinjodie.com/blog/2008/04/10/saturday-market-bag-revisited/

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  13. hi liesl - i wish i could knit for you. but i barely know how to cast on! just wanted to pass on that i found my dotted swiss at joann´s - $4 a yard! yellow would be lovely. i love that you had a matching cape.

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  14. I could help out and knit a sweater for you by then. Lemme know! :)

    Bummer about MagKnits, I'm glad the people on Ravelry are trying to get all the designers to add their patterns on there though.

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  15. Oh good, I'm glad you found it! I noticed that it's also available for free download on Ravelry. :)

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  16. Hi Liesl.

    You and I spoke awhile ago when your patterns first came out...

    I have been knitting since I was 4 and I have worked in a yarn shop here in St Paul Mn for 6 1/2 years now... (I can knit and crochet!)

    I would love to knit for you!

    My email is
    sydneybookie@yahoo.com


    Heather

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  17. Let me know if the other knitters fall through. I could whip something up.

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  18. Let me know if you still need knitters! I have the time.

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