My first real post.
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.
My first real post.
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.
I would be interested in organizing a Christmas scarf exchange if we could find at least 10 guys who were interested.
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.
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).
Any men who knit in Columbia, SC or the surrounding area?
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.
Hello find this Men ´Bathing suit ano 1938 on the net and make me one
so nice to wear. smile
It's been a very long time since I posted to MWK, although I have stopped by occasionally to see what all the guys have been up to. However, I see others are not posting either! I have a story to tell you about repurposing some yarn.
Shows how long it's been since I logged on. Heck, I had to change my location though it's been 2+ years since we moved. The site looks very different, but I still see the old faces that I love. I hope you've all been well in my absence and thank you Darrel for carrying this site onwards and upwards.