Archive - Dec 30, 2006

grandcarriage's picture

I can't decide

I've decided, that after the afghan fiasco, I need something more fabulous and substantial than socks. I need to do a sweater FOR ME!

SO, I'm trying to pick between making a cardigan out of merino frappe (kind of light and floaty, with a bit of fuzzyiness, like a short hair mohair). (kind of a cranberry-rust heather)

Another side to side pullover in this shockingly murky bronze-merlot to emerald and sapphire space dyed mohair (the fastest to knit, to be sure).

Or, the ultimate, a Carhardt inspired zippered cardigan of 20+ year old orange toned lumpy handspun Donegal tweed combined with a green-copper-cranberry manos del uruguay, and a frosted pumpkin orange worsted mohair...
(This last one should stop traffic with it's beauty and truly be a stunner, but take the longest to do....

What say you guys?

Aaronknits's picture

Never Knit Your Man A Sweater...

(unless you've got the ring first)

I picked this book up this morning at Border's. Though not necessarily geared towards the male knitter, the projects are certainly created with the male recipient in mind. What appealed to me most (aside from being a book full of stuff for us guys) is that the prerequisite knitting instructions which seem to take up the first 25% of most books is absent. This one apparently assumes you've got all that stuff down already and jumps right into the patterns. There is a very brief section at the end explaining some of the special techniques used in some of the patterns throughout the book.

The patterns are presented in stages apparently to correspond with the stages of a new relationship with appropriate introductory paragraphs. There are some really great looking simple and quick items as well as more challenging and time consuming projects. The last of which are some really great looking vests and sweaters.

This book also has another great laptop cover pattern. (I saw a few of these while browsing books this morning) So now I need to decide which one to make for the hubby. I really like the one in Knitting With Balls, but it's

MasonM's picture

This Is Too Cool!

After several botched and frogged attempts my 2x2 ribbed scarf is starting to come together for me. Admittedly I've only done a few rows so far, but they're rows without added/dropped stitches and are looking reasonably even.

Now that I have a few rows done I can see the pattern starting to reveal itself and it's just very cool to see. It's actually starting to look like something.

Maybe I can do this after all.

dvl2sum's picture

please help

Is anyone familiar with Entralac-ing? I found this pattern in Vogue Knitting, which is probably way beyond my abilities, and I'm having a hard deciphering what it's telling me to do once I get to a certain point in the patern.

MasonM's picture

Frogged It Again

I gave up on that super bulky extra fuzzy yarn for now. The stuff it just so fuzzy it's hard for me to see what I am doing and tough to work with and I'm not experienced enough for that yet.

I have started another scarf but instead of a straight garter stitch I am trying doing 2x2 ribbing for it. The K2,P2,K2,P2... is forcing me to slow down, count stitches, and make sure I'm not adding any extra stitches in the rows. So far so good.

I might eventually actually finish one.

calboy2's picture

Howdy!

Well I'm new to this site and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Marty and I live in Noe Valley in the beautiful city of San Francisco. I was taught how to knit a few months ago in a men's therapy group as a way as a therapeutic technique! I have really enjoyed it and find it really helps me to relax. Anyway, I just completed my 2nd scarf and attached a picture of it. This is a pic of my friend who I knit the scarf for. K3P3 over and over. But I loved it. Anyway, hope to chat with ya'll sometime.
Peace
Marty