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July 28th, 2006

MMario's picture

knitting forum deprivation

Glad I "found" this forum/site - as I have recently been cut-off from the knitting forum I've been visiting for three plus years. The Evil Queen Bess (content filter) finally caught up with me and blocked acess not only to the main site but both mirror sites as well. I knew it would happen sooner or later, but now am suffering from the lack of up to 300 posts I was reading daily.

Good thing I've got a half-dozen or so projects on the needles to keep my mind occupied.

I have been knitting primarily lace shawls for the past three years or so, since I *finally* figured out how to purl. It only took 40-plus years of trying to learn how. They do nicely as gifts for friends and family; go well as auction items for my favourite charities and are excellent as wedding gifts. Since I have something like 7 weddings in the family and among friends in the next six months or so I plan on being quite busy!!!!!

MMario's picture

Blogs vs forum topics....

I've noticed the past few weeks that most postings to this site seem to be in the blog form; which is nice in that it can include photos; but I marvel that the forums are so under-utilized. I guess I just prefer the forum format. The blog forms seem so dis-jointed to me; and they are definately harder to follow for any sort of "conversation"

July 27th

KenInMaine's picture

Clog #1

Well, it took me a while to get it finished, but here is clog number one.  I've included a before and after shot, both with the remote control (which just happened to be handy!) for perspective.  I really liked making this and can't wait to start the other.  Especially after the magic of the felting project.  This one took about 14 minutes of agitation to get to this point.  I decided to follow the instructions for a different felting project...the main differences being that I didn't put the clog in a zippered bag or anything, and I threw a pair of jeans in with it to

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Damn it Lars!!!!

And was so careful to write July instead of June.  Crap!!!

I take it back boys.... I meant to write 10pm PDT

It must be this backward thinkin'  See that's why all you Yankees have jobs!

%&*#

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Gryphon Made Me Do It!!!

Well guys, gryphon00, the whiney little girl that he is, has been complaining to me that I promised him a scheduled clog chat and haven't done it yet.  (wah, wah, wah) So here goes:

Monday Night July 31st at 7pm EDT. 

 

That should give you Yankees on the east coast enough time  to get home from work. (Please note I am not talking about my southern brothers here,  we don't have jobs and if we do we don't work at them)  And we'll chat until we get sick of each other or the conversation turns to sex.  (I know Parrot fell off his perch reading that... he'll be there at 6!).

grandcarriage's picture

autumnal

Well, after hot days, Portland now feels positively autumnal in the morning....Fall, when I dream of the perfect sweater to wear while riding my big bright-chestnut gelding through the woods, golden leaves spiraling down about me.  Of course, someone should be there with me....but as I've never met him....his face is obscured.  All I know is that he isn't allergic to wool.

 My sash-shawl is coming along beautifully, and I plan to take some time today to work on it.  I will also work on getting the kilt finished for Vancouver, BC pride next week. 

 I'm getting some pictures taken tonight, so y'all get to see some of the goodies I've been working on.  Such fun.

Coned Yarn

good morning fellas!  I found a sweet deal on organic colorgrown cotton on 12 oz. cones (845) yards but was a little bit leary of ordering it without some input.  I am sure there are some great rescources out there for buying coned yarn but it is a laungage I don't speak.  it is 2/2 which the seller says is a worsted weight.  WEBS has a sweet deal on some tweedy wool colors (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1300-1308-1317/0/15/1311/) and it sells for 12$per pound for 992 yrds per pound. 4-4.5 stitches per inch.  I have never bought yarn this way so i don't know anything about washing it to remove the oils, drying it, or if this is just a bad idea but you could whip up a sweater for cheap with it!  if anybody has a good resource for buying yarn this way, or has bought it and wants to shed some insight on the washing process, by all means, please throw some help this way! thanks!

July 26th

Monoped's picture

First FO Post

Here are a couple of things I've made recently. The first is a 4x2 ribbed beanie made without a pattern. My first attempt was slightly too big, so I frogged it & reduced the # of stitches. It's now my favourite.

Last weekend I embarked on my first attempt at illusion knitting. I think it turned out great for a first try. I'll probably turn it into a cushion or somesuch. I love this picture of Scruff, he looks like he's planning to take over the world with an army of knit-bots.

victor's picture

Clogs Down Under

Hi Guys,

Here is the first knitted clog from Australia, well at least on MWK! This was an experiment as I substituted the yarn and needle size and must say it has turned out well with only a few minor hiccups!! Even managed to watch TV while knitting them. The felting process was much easier than I expected, even with a front load washer. Took just 25 mins of wash cycle to get the right size. Not much fun getting the door to open when the machine is full of hot water and trying to stop the suds from spewing all over the floor though. I used one end of blue and one of white as they are the favourite colors of my partner, Keith. We have all manner of plates and kitchen stuff in blue & white so we have christened them 'willow clogs'!!

JPaul's picture

REAL MEN KNIT - the DVD

Well, actually the trailer for the DVD.

Check it out here: http://www.unconfinedmind.com/

It's all very exciting.  Some of our regulars, including Bill and Jeremy (Technocowboy), are featured in the trailer along with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  I'm anxious to see if hmalbert's "antics" with a knitting needle made it through the editing process...two words: body piercing (he put it where?!)...it may have been too graphic for middle America, but I've got my fingers crossed.

It should be out at the end of August and will come with wool from Philosopher's Wool for knitting a cap.