This is my first post here.
I'm a long time knitter who took up spinning about 6 or 7 years ago.
I currently am working on two sweaters and a pair of socks. I always have a pair of socks on the needles, they are my take along project -- I don't need a pattern and handknit socks are always nice to have. The current pair are multicolored, hand-dyed merino tencel blend. They look gorgeous and feel nice, but I won't be knitting any more socks with this yarn as it just doesn't have enough give. It's very inelastic and I like my socks to be a bit more stretchy and cushy than this.
I am seriously considering jumping into Fair Isle and Intarsia and have been wondering if I should be using bobbins. As many here know, I love to collect vintage knitting accessories (not needles, however) and I've posted a photo of my favourite bobbins. The largest are from Canada and made by Perfecto; they measure 4 cms. The 2 at the left are from the UK, are unmarked and measure 12.5 cms. The remainder (and I have lots of these) are labeled Yarn Bob'n and come from the US (Chicago). That's their box with the original price sticker of .79 cents.
Damn, that sounds awful!
After the next, oh, I don't know how many, projects that I have in the back of my head. (simple.....isn't it?) I'd like to do a pair of clogs. (before that freezing weather moves into Texas. ) I had joined a Yahoo group that was, for the most part, totally useless and would like to hear suggestions from people who have done them as well as those who have done felting. (it's good to be able to say again that this is my "first time")
Any thoughts or ideas are More than welcome.
Good to be here and to all of you who have given me a warm welcome, thank you.
I'm looking for help and inspiration and just looking for some good hang out time with everyone.
I'm currently trying to get together a group of guys in the Dallas area who want to get together as a knitting group. So if you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again, and I hope we shall all become good friends.
It's amazing what nieces and nephews can motivate me to do -- like knit stuffed animals and baby blankets!
As I put in my profile, my mom taught me to knit dish rags when I was about 5 years old. So I did these simple, garter stitch dish rags off and on growing up until about the time I hit my early teens, then stopped knitting all together. In my mid-twenties, I decided to pick knitting up again. Rather than knit up something realistic for my skill level, like a garter or stockinette stitch scarf, I jumped right into a cable-knit sweater done flat, teaching myself from books. Well, I worked on that for a few years off and on, completed the front, one sleeve, and about 1/3 of the back. The poor thing lied fallow for ages, but I never threw it out.
I acquired this treasure for $1 at the Schenectady Public Library's semi-annual used book sale this morning. Originally published in 1984, it contains a number of knit and sewn garments, objects and toys (see the contents page). The white v-neck in the links below is really quite nice. But I think I'm going to knit a K-9 toy!!! Here's some other pics. You may have to copy and paste the text into your browser.
I acquired this treasure for $1 at the Schenectady Public Library's semi-annual used book sale this morning. Originally published in 1984, it contains a number of knit and sewn garments, objects and toys (see the contents page). The white v-neck in the links below is really quite nice. But I think I'm going to knit a K-9 toy!!!
Here's some other pics. You may have to copy and paste the text into your browser.
This is my latest finished project. I made Elephant as a birthday present for my partner under a veil of great secrecy. It was a good exercise in learning to seam, and I'm very pleased by the outcome.
Just thought I would post my first entry on this site. I have finished a pair of socks for myself and am currently working on another pair. Now the interesting part of this story it that I have started on the new pair of socks without my knitting guru sitting by my side, I have even done the heel flap and have now turned the heel without my knitting guru. She tells me "job well done". I am quite proud of myself! I just read the directions and did as it said to do, now that dosen't seem so hard, but I am glad to hav eread the pattern and done it without my knitting guru. Anyway, when I get a picture I will post it.
Here is a picture of my recently completed Komi Mittens (Traditional Russian Two-Color Knitting). These are from "Mostly Mittens" by Charlene Schurch.
These were a whole hell-of-a-lotta fun. Check out more pictures and project specifics here: brooklyntweed.blogpot.com
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