this is my first authored post, i think anyway, so i'll start by saying hi everyone!!!! I've been a member for a long time, but kinda forgot until I met Mike at his spindling class last weekend. So re-hi really.
So yeah, I had a bunch of yuck happen and haven't actually spindled since after the class Saturday, but was just itching for it today and I'm totally geeked out by the results and so I have to share and give a HUMONGO thank you to Mike!!!! Unfortunately for him, he's going to have the pleasure of hearing me babble about this in person too. (I can't wait for Spindling 201 and now REALLY can't wait to get a wheel!!! If I wind up into weaving too, you're in trouble.)
.... situation normal!
I really, really sat down and concentrated on doing an M1 backwards and finally got it. It's amazing sometimes how a guy can't get his mind to do something different.
Thanks for the advice everyone.
Need help. I am working on this Debbie Bliss sweater and I'm on an increase row. However the increases are done along a purl row and are leaving holes that look like crap. What the heck am I doing wrong??? I'm off to unknit that row....
My daughter told me a couple of weeks that I'm going to be a grandpa! I waited until today to spread the news because she'd not had a scan. Well the scan informs us that the baby is due February 12th. So I'm asking you guys for tips on any baby items that you may have knitted up that were interesting & well received.
Ok, so I've just finished the sleeves for the Jaqueline Fee sweater and am about to start putting all the pieces together. But While I was working on the sleeves I though I was going to run out of space before I added all the necassary increases, so what I did was to add more increases more often to get all the stitches before I finished the upper arm.
I have now finished both sleeves but as I have inceased more stitches in the last few rows I seem to have a little bingo wing thing happening. Im considering frogging back to where I started increasing more and spacing them more evenly to stop the bingo wings, but its gonna take me at least another couple of days. I guess I really should cos Im not really that happy with them so I supposed Ive answered my question really. In which case, thanks for listening to my rant guys.
I've gotten it in my head that I need to buy a couple pair of Addi Turbos for some things I'm working on. The LYS here that I've been to doesn't carry them and the other one in town is way overpriced. The bamboo circs I bought, unfortunately, are just too grabby and I spend more time adjusting the yarn around the damn things than knitting. I've got circulars that go down to a 17" length, but frankly that's 2 inches too long (insert bawdy comment here).
So I'm wondering if any of you have a found a good online source (meaning a decent price) for Addi Turbo circulars.
Does anyone ever use the chat feature? Just wondering...
...always has bubbles, as my friend's Russian colleague Yelena points out every time there are teething problems.
So after a week and a half with some kind of foul chest infection (why can't I get ill in the winter like everyone else?) I've finally finished the upper of the first clog. And it's enormous, around 30% bigger than my foot. Maybe I can get it to shrink that much; if not I need to find a friend with very large feet and thick ankles. Of course, it's a basic translation error which if I hadn't been so enthusiastic and read the pattern properly, I could have avoided: US size 9 definitely does not equal 9mm.
So i figured out why i spend so much money on yarn.
Beacuse i love th egood stuff. i know this may not be a huge surprise to some people but i have discovered Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. I am hooked. And not with a crochet hook.
It all started when i purchased a few skeins for my best knitting lady, Mary, or as all of Long Island knows her, Maeh. It was deep berry purple and soft as anything that i had ever felt. 66yards though? Come on Debbie, help a brother out.
Instead o got more skeins. I figured she could whip it into a fabulous capelet or something. That she did. She bought more to finish it but when i look at it, i want to cry. The drape of the fabric is out of control and the lace stitch she created was flawless. Closures? Yes there little hooye eye type victorian clasps. i know you all want to see this. So maybe a photo can come soon. But serisouly, i am now addicted to Debnie's alpaca silk.
It's called On-line Supersocke 100, (www.online-garne.de), with a 45% cotton, 40% virgin wool, and 15% polyamid content, the yarn feels really great when knitted into socks. I used a size 2 bamboo needle for the stocking stitch portion of the sock, and a size 1 bamboo needle for the ribs.
The sock is soft, cool, and feels great...very different from the feel of the superwash wool I usually use for socks, and even feels better than the acrylic yarns I've used for socks.
On the size 2 needles it knits at 7 1/2 st/1".
I hated this yarn at first, and have found that the rib really needs to be knitted on smaller needles over the stocking stitch (something I don't usually do with socks), and once I made this minor adjustment, I've come to love this yarn.