Been years!

Hey, all, it's been years since I've been on this site. What a lot of things have changed! I am still knitting, weaving, etc., etc. And I just had twin granddaughters. So, of course I had to knit the baby blankets for them. Here's a couple of photos - out ot the 100s I have. My wife crocheted the turban in the one photo...I'm not much of a crocheter - only do blanket borders.

Setesdal style sweater

Hey, guys! Been nearly 8 years since I've been on, and a lot has changed! But I have a serious question:

I'm finished with the body and one sleeve of a traditional Norwegian style sweater for my son. 100% baby alpaca, and it's turning out awesome... But I've hit a stumbling block. I want to do the traditional neckline with embroidery and a pewter frog, but I can't find a pattern for the cloth/embroidered portion.

I've seen a blog entry

Lace knitting

My first real post.
Kia ora
I've started this Estonian scarf. The provisional cast on was interesting. I love utube to learn how to do these things left handed. So good.
Well this and the blue wool I'm Spining for a baby shawl should shut me up for a while. I'll try to put up pics as I go.

Sock Yarn Shawl

Hi guys,
I have never made a shawl before, so I thought I'd give it a try. I decided to go with sock yarn because my 90-year-old mom is small in stature and I thought that the smaller stitching would look good on her. I did use size US8 needles, so the stitching isn't as tight, obviously, as it would be on a sock. I'll save that for another day or year! The yarn I am using is Stroll Fingering from Knit Picks, 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% nylon. The pattern calls for 435 yards, so I bough 2 balls of 50g/231yds.

Leg Amputation Sock

Hello MLK,
I have a friend who, because of serious infections resulting from heart bypass surgery in January that never healed, underwent leg amputation above the knee yesterday. He's 81 years old and he's a wonderful person. I thought I'd make him what is called a stump sock...yes it sounds crass, but he's okay with it. He won't ever have a prosthesis because of his age, overall health, and his f*cked up insurance company who dropped him, so now he is a ward of the State of Florida as a Medicaid patient.

Mum's Cardigan

Well I made this cardigan for my mum on my "new" Passap DM80 machine. It is not really new but secondhand. Passap machines haven't been made for over 20 years. I brought it off a old lady who no longer had the need for it.

Being a double bed machine it can do ribbing without any hand manipulation so quicker to knit. Also can do a lot of patterns. It also does k:k stitch which is knit stitch on both sides of garment ( no purl side).

Time sure flies....

I can't believe it's been this long since I've visited. I like what you guys have done to the place. Finally realized that I've been way to busy and it's time to slow down and pick up those needles once again. I wonder if I still remember to turn a heel. Heck, I'm wondering if I remember how to cast on. Anyway, good to be back.