User talk:Galeforcewind

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Welcome to the english Wikipedia. I have noticed your recent contributions, and would like to help you get up to speed on editing here.

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Welcome, and I look forward to editing with you. aa v ^ 22:11, 6 February 2006 (UTC)


Sure, happy to help out. I'll have a look at that article, and see what I can offer. aa v ^ 22:11, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Is the current state of Tonight You Belong to Me to your liking? I'm not sure what more I could add. aa v ^ 22:18, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
I see you haven't edited any additional articles since we talked. Can I help with anything? ... aa:talk 23:54, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

I've been unable to log in for a while as work has been pressing and I don't have access at home. It looks good to me. Thanks for the re-assurances, I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes. Galeforcewind 14:54, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Pre-lim info on Barbara G Walker[edit]

Walker Treasury Project

Pattern Count Book 1 "Record Count" 572 Book 2 - 602 Book 3 - 392 Book 4 - 212 Mosaic - 381

Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art S.M. Strawn • Hardcover: 208 pages • Publisher: Voyageur Press; 1st edition (October 15, 2007) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 0760326215 • ISBN-13: 978-0760326213

"Knitting Summit" w/ EZ

Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter's Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures • Hardcover: 160 pages • Publisher: Potter Craft; 1st edition, edition (March 28, 2006) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 0307236056 • ISBN-13: 978-0307236050

This book is full of "inside jokes" aimed at the dedicated and well-read hobbist knit designers out there.

p83 "...Barbara Walker's Knitting From the Top. It forces you to ... really think about the {details} you want.

p115 "Barbara Walker has preserved {hundreds of patterns} with brief and elegant introductions, clear instructions and black and white close-ups." p154 "Books that Lead You to the Height of Creative Genius" "divine tract" article Barbara Walker's Treasuries of Knitting PatternsFour Knitting Classics By Sarah E. White, Guide

~~ Probably the most important collection of stitch patterns ever is Barbara Walker's four-volume Treasury of Knitting Patterns series. All the Patterns You Could Ever Need These four books are the most comprehensive collection of knitting stitches out there. ~~

~~ The patterns are arranged in general categories and include written or charted instructions and black and white pictures of each pattern.

Patterns are derived from a variety of sources, including some of Walker's own designs—particularly in the third and fourth books. Many of the patterns have a few lines about where the pattern came from or what it is useful for, which only improves your knitting education. ~~

~~ The books also provide good information on topics such as making cables, designing fisherman's sweaters, reading charts, adapting patterns for circular knitting and much more. ~~

~~ One of the biggest—heck, one of the only—complaints knitters have about the treasury books is that the pictures are somewhat small and they are all in black and white.

Thanks to the Internet that is slowly changing. The Walker Treasury blog aims to become a collection of color swatches of all of the patterns from all of the books. ~~

~~ "In the introduction to the first treasury, Walker explains that her pattern collections encourage knitters to discover the wide world of knitting and make beautiful creations.

"To learn the techniques of pattern stitches in not only exciting, but it is to learn also that knitting can be almost anything, from the most cobwebby lace to the sturdiest blankets," she writes. "All sorts of fabrics are possible…all are charming. Each one has its own special quality that can turn your garment into a real creation—your own creation."

With the help of these books you can discover all the different creative possibilities and you will find it much easier and more fun to, as Walker says, not "just knit something—knit something beautiful!" ~~

Sabuda and Super Pickle[edit]

reference Super Pickle in Sabuda's article - using his website: