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July 6th, 2006

charmingbilly's picture

suspiriorum

sometimes i think people are just awful.  night before last i was tired beyond belief......the emergency room was jumpin' all night long.  well, i carry my knitting bag with me to the time keeping station to clock out.  of course i had to set it down to free up a hand to juggle my id badge and book bag. apparently, i didn't pick it up when i clocked out and left.  security tape has a civilian/non-hospital employee picking up the bag and heading out through the atrium and loses sight of the culprit as he (*yep, it was a male*) passes by the outpatient and clinic pavillions.  so, there goes my latest hat-creation (done in lionbrand desert flowers) that i had just finished and the first third of a baby afghan for my best friend's impending delivery.  *sigh*  just had a sick feeling 'cause i just realized that the afghan was on an interchangeable needle set.   *ugh*  of course, those will be the size needles i must have to get anything done.  more sighing ensues.

July 5th

technocowboy's picture

Knitty!

Gentlemen, the new knitty is up.  It's all socks, gloves and hats.  (Yes, jpaul, SOCKS.  BY THE BUCKETLOAD!)

July 4th

Tension control?

I'm just curious how everyone manages their tension whilst knitting, I hear everyone has their own method.

Myself, I knit 'English' style and weave the yarn under my index finger, over my second and third fingers and under my pinky. What about you?

timgets2's picture

SPM: Stitches Per Minute,Boys...try it out..how many stitches can you knit, garter, per minute???

0-10
5% (4 votes)
10-20
13% (10 votes)
20-30
25% (19 votes)
30-50
36% (28 votes)
50+- i am out of control
21% (16 votes)
Total votes: 77

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I'm Convinced

I have become a real fan of the "Russian join" since I ran across it on Kenny's website. 

I have used it four times now on the two pair of clogs I'm knitting up and the join really is virtualy undetectable. 

Thanks Kenny!

July 3rd

Serge664's picture

Hit it, Purl!

It seems like there have been a lot of anti-purl sentiments made recently, so I thought these might be helpful:

 

For Pickers (you know who you are) learning the Norwegian purl makes things much faster. This is really good for ribbing or other patterns with lots of switching. DO keep in mind that this results in a looser purl stitch, which you can either tighten as they are made, or just learn to work with a fun new gauge.

 

If you have ever bought a Drops pattern book, there is a note in the front about the stitch gauge being looser because of their wacky purl stitch - I believe this is this is the stitch they are using.  Norwegian Purl

 

July 2nd

Sweater waist band

The sweater I'm currently working on doesn't have ribbing at the waist or cuffs, but rather garter stitch bands that are picked up and worked after the body panels and sleeves are finished.  The pattern calls for knitting the bands on each piece before sewing them together, but I'm tempted to wait until I've assembled the sweater and then pick up the stitches and knit them in the round, thus avoiding seams in the waist band and cuffs.  I've never made a sweater this way, but it seems that it would be quite easy to add the bands at the very end.  Does anyone know of any reason wh

altivo's picture

Brief introduction

Hi, everyone. I've had this link sitting in my mailbox for a couple of months, but only got around to investigating today since I needed something to write about in my guild newsletter. Since I'm editor, I get to fill up space when things slow down in the summer.

Ok, so, about me: I've been knitting on and off for about 44 years, give or take a few. Mostly on for the last ten or so. I also weave, crochet, sew, and spin. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately. The yarn is a handspun two ply from a dyed roving of Polwarth wool, very soft and warm. The scarf (since finished, but no photo of the finished item yet) is done in the old lace pattern "feather and fan," two repeats across plus garter stitch borders. Finished size 9 x 52 inches.

bought jumper

I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.

July 1st

Serge664's picture

Manly Slip

The move from indy to dallas has changed my "cool guy shag" into something closer to a "homeless guy fro."Manly Hat

I could get a haircut, but i think it is just the excuse i need to make more hats.

I just made the "Manly Slip-Stitched Hat" from the book Just Hats.

 

I used 2 strands of wool ease instead of kool wool (it is what I had around)

I think it turned out pretty well. I am very pleased with the rows of V's and _'s.