Good Day to You Manly Knitters!
We want you to be part of warming up a London icon for charity!
As you may or may not know Stitch and Bitch London are attempting to knit a gigantic scarf for one of the rather chilly-looking Trafalgar Square lions. The scarf will be raffled off for Cancer Research after being presented to the lion in the New Year, and one lucky winner will get a 43.5 foot scarf to wrap around their armchair/tree/house/partner.
The scarf will be presented to the lion in the New Year so you have plenty of time to knit your bit.
We would like as many people as possible to knit a piece of it. You can knit the smallest, teeny tiny part or a huge chunk, in whichever yarn you fancy using. If you wish to begin knitting your part of the giant scarf at home here are the dimensions.
The scarf will be an enormous:
10 inches (25.5cm) by 43.5 feet (13.25 metres)
Yarn: The most hideous or bizarre yarn you have.
JOIN US FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
FOR AN ADDRESS TO SEND YOUR PART TO EMAIL US:
Keep up with the beast's scarf at our website
Please join us and knit for the brave people fighting cancer. Pass it on to anyone you know anywhere in the world. Let's give that lion an international scarf he can be proud of! :)
The chart is in there. I am loathe to post it as it has a copright.
CRAPPY WEATHER. I work outside as long as I can bear it. The flat is halfway turned into a fiber studio, and looks like a tornado hit it. My current projects are mostly repair, BUT I got a coolish commission last night: To knit a pair of Christmas stockings from a 1930ish pattern for two young kids. Evidently granny has knit abot 30+ of these stockings for the family, but is too old to do it anymore, and the youngest are the only ones bereft. It's not hard: The pattern is poorly written, but I have a sample to work from...Just a long skinny stocking with chilren in intarsia, then a panel with santa, and then a panel with pine-trees before it becomes a standard stock bottom. What I stand to make from these will pay half a month's rent. AMEN! And, I borrowed a digital camera, soI can finally photograph some of my knit projects. Hoo hoo!
So I am making my first foray into lace and I am at a loss. How do I not do a stitch and carry the yarn with me in the squares that are marked as black boxes?
I did post about the NEW "Warm Winter Exchange" last post!
Dead Line of "Warm Winter Exchange" is Nov 10 on Veterans Day! MAKE SURE SIGN UP for the COOL exchange coming cold winter!!!
INFO and RULEs are in my blog:
I'm looking for a Celtic cable hat pattern...(happy to pay for it)
...I've seen some that have segments with a vertical complicated cable like the enclosed pic... not necesarily a horizontal band of cable...
...does anyone have a link to a source???
My Sock Wars death has arrived. Actually, I traveled to Portland this past weekend and met my killer, Grandcarriage.
Thanks, Bob, for killing me with such handsome gray socks.
For the next 30 days I'm going to go on a knitting fast. It's NaNoWriMo time! I've failed to complete it for the past two years... here's hoping for a new result (a minimal RSI)!
Wore my crazy new handknit socks last night. They are textured all the way around, and you know, I like the sensation of the texture underfoot. They felt fabulous but are a little loose, I could probably knit the same yarn on needles 2 sizes smaller. I think I will felt these a little and see how that does.
I wore the socks that killed me (SOCKWARS) last night to keep my tootsies warm (I am putting off turning on the heat in the flat: My electric bill goes from $28 a month to $128 a month, and that's just with having it on in the evening. OUCH!). They too, are a little too big: Kept falling off. So I have a question for you guys who felt: If you were to do partial felting for size: Would you hand wash it and let it felt in the hot dryer, taking it out and trying on the size as you go?
I am looking for a hat pattern. I have decided that it is time to make myself a hat ... it is getting rather cold here in Maine... but I don't really know what I'm looking for.
What would you suggest?
I have been looking for a good board to block my sweater (yes I know I haven't even finished it yet) - but I am a shop-a-holic and love finding things - the more "stuff" I have relating to knitting, the happier I am! .... anyway, I found a great one - it's on this site:
it was costly, but I think it'll be the only one I'll ever have to buy - and it folds up!
I also found some cool tools called Knit Klips (I don't like when people use a "k" instead of the "c" in words just to be clever... (or should I say "klever") ick! :)
BUT the clips are cool! here's the site:
which are kind of like hair clips - they are used to attach pieces together and hold them in place (the same way a clothespin would) - as you are attaching the pieces. I ordered some of these as well (after looking at Wal Mart in the hair aisle at little hair clips and deciding they wouldn't work, and figuring out that clothespins are big and not very strong) - I'm waiting to get them -
I am a spending fiend! let's hope it all works out and is worth the investments!