after weeks creating my new yarn store www.handpaintedknittingyarns.com
I am back to heavily knitting.
Just finished a purse from my yarn, which I felted into a nice tough fabric. Need to sew the sides and add the handle. It is a nice one evening job.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! Do you know how wonderful it was to log on and see Okknitguy's charming face!!!!! I feel like I'm home again! Thanks!
Hi, Gentlemen. I just finished a beginning knitting class (3-2 hour classes). Now, I get to do my first project. The teacher suggested that we not start with a scarf or at least if we do then do a scarf from a pattern. I would appreciate any suggestions!
Just finished a purse from blacksheepbags. I think its a Booga Bag. Did the Icord handle last night. So right now, I have two purses, and two pairs of clogs to felt. I just haven't been in the felting mood. I am also going to try to felt them at my office in the top loader we have. I'll study and felt at the same time! :-) I think I need to whip out like 3 more pairs of clogs, and about 8 purses before Christmas! Wish me luck!
My sister spun up some of my dog Caleb's fur and I just finished knitting a hat out of some of it. Here it is.
Just letting you guys know that there will be an episode on the DIY Network (Knitty Gritty) with Iris Schreier, author of Modular Knits, demonstrating how to go in all directions to make continuous geometric shapes in knitting on September 25 (times vary). More info: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_43409,00.html
Our 15 year old Blue Burmese kitten, "Little Dorritt", has taken up residence on our clog collection. She has spent the last week sleeping on them and gently pushing them out of shape. Fortunatley it has been over 30 deg C here for the last two days and we have had no need for warm footwear.
I would like to learn how to do the "invisible increase" stitch. Elizabeth Zimmermann describes it on page 27 of "Knitting Without Tears" as does Anna Zilboorg on page 49 in "Knitting for Anarchists". I cannot seem to do it properly. My stitch is not invisible as it leaves behind a funny single slanting stitch. I cannot seem to manipulate the increase stitch when I follow EZ's diagram. Can anyone help me with this or give a link to an internet site? I've looked around but can't seem to find a place that shows how to do it.
Edit: I forgot to mention that this is the increase made by knitting into the stitch below.
I am having trouble uploading pictures from my computer to this site. Don't know what I am doing wrong, but nothing appears. Should anyone know what I am doing wrong, please help.
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Well it is the end of the week, and I have finished one of my projects previously mentioned. My one daughter was looking through some of my pattern books and saw a shawl that she really liked. So, I put down her project, after working on it for 3 days. Oh well, let's see what she has picked out.
I have finished my other daughter, "T's" shawl. This can be seen on my blog. The project went quicker than I thought. The only problem with this pattern is that the ends of the knitting needles got caught in the stiches. I had to be careful not to knit the shawl to itself. Which I did once and didn't understand why I the shawl looked as it did. I got so fustrated that I pulled the whole thing apart and re-started it and didn't put it down until I completed it. I should have used circular needles. T says that she really likes it.