The book, "Knitting Masterpieces" by Ruth Herring and Karen Manners, was way ahead of its time. I discovered it in a dusty pile of books on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn...and fell in love. These gals lovingly and with great vision charted 20 art masterpeices from Standing Bison cave drawings to...well, to this iconic image of my youth.
This is what is on my needles. I am in knitting bliss.
I'm excited to announce my latest pattern - a scarf in Quince and Company's upcoming e-book: Scarves, Etc. 2013.
It's the only "guy" scarf in the collection.
Check it out here on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caden
It'll be available for purchase/download on 3/5/2013.
Any of you planning to be in Yosemite National Park during Memorial Day Weekend? Yosemite, it turns out, is an awesome place to knit. (I blogged about it here.)
Hey guys I am 31 years old and gay hoping to find knitting groups in my area.
In my knitting re-enactments of exciting but destructive events in history, I am hard at work uncovering under-explored hand-knit garments and accoutrements of victors and victims. My latest...the Steppes of Asia. Mongol patterns are so hard to find!
I love the look of this shirt and was instantly attracted to it when I saw it in the Knitting Tradition magazine. I wanted to make it bigger then the pattern...Well I succeed in that. I made it to big for me which of course delighted my partner. It's to big for him but looks "comfy" instead of ridiculous. He doesn't care as long as he gets to something I made.
Reading a recent blog entry about knitting and thinking got me...cogitating. What makes this activity so engaging for me? What draws me to committing time and energy to this craft? What muse stirs as I stir the knitting soup?
To address this question, without judgement, rancor or disbelief, I wonder aloud...
I am in total awe of this piece of knitting. It was made my German/Swiss grandmother's sister in the 1930's. What is amazing is the size of the thread.....it is probably finer than size 40 crochet cotton.
I don't think that my hands or eyes would ever be capable of attempting this !
Yeah, We Call Them Pirates pattern. Not real Faire Isle, but definitely stranded knitting. As you can see from the inside shot, I used the woven stitch, so there are no floats. Makes a thick, dense fabric with nary a "Thar she blows!" through to the scalp. Used Noro silk and wool in the single colors, black and white. Light as a feather, warmer than...well, you get the idea.