I stumbled over a nice little site for the 'New to knitting' crowd. (there's also free patterns to entice the others). Its a niftly little site that has little videos (FOR FREE). I must've watched a dozen of them this morning. Vicki Howell she's not, but she did manage to demystify Magic Loop knitting for me, as well as those pesky Kitchener and mattress stitching. Check it out. http://www.knittinghelp.com/ Best to you all.
After frogging the first clog back to it's origins on Tuesday, I finaly finished it this morning. I'm going to start the second today and take it with me when I go to California next week. After all, it's going to end up there anyway.
There's been some good work being shown by Justin and Ben. Good going guys! And JPaul.... I have to, ahemm, ask, is yours getting any bigger yet?
How 'bout the rest of you. Making progress? Thoughts? Do you hate me for getting you all into this???
From his many song, one song really like is "Only You"...When 80's ...This song was really popuer song by Yazoo. It is remix by Makana..He his great voice and guiter sound..Its sooooo beutiful~~~~
My music choice depends on what I’m making, but, for the most part, these are the artists I listen to most while knitting:
Ani DiFranco, Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Cibo Matto, Coldplay, Fiona Apple, Interpol, Ladytron, Le Tigre, Nine Inch Nails, Rilo Kiley, Rufus Wainwright, Seabound, Tegan and Sara, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, and VNV Nation
What about you boys?
Finished the 1st pair.
Not a stellar success, one turned out lopsided and I grabbed the wrong needles to knit up its brother... and did not notice till I was doing the final bind off.
Fortunately, these little mistakes are hidden in the final product. I just let one felt longer than the other and it's all the same. Or at least close enough for me.
Well I felted my first pair of clogs last night.
There were a few tense moments in the process but overall I think they came out alright.
Given that I had a made a few mistakes in knitting the first clog I decided to felt them individually. That way I could shape the one I had knitted correctly to the size I wanted and then work on getting the second one to conform to size.
Clog one felted just fine but about half way through, when I pulled the piece out to check on its progress, I noticed that the heel stitches had come loose. There was a small hole on the back bumper between the two soles. I added a few extra stitches using a large and very sharp needle and then continued the felting process. The piece came out great but it had a much furrier exterior than I expected.
Please forgive me for just posting about the knitted river all the time, it's because it's (almost) the biggest thing in my life at the moment.
We have posters available if any one would like one for display in the lys or church hall or anywhere(!). It would be great to have a poster next to every water cooler is the western world.
the poster is also available as pdf but I'd love to send them through the post. If you are interested email your deatils and the amount and I'll get right to it.
I apologize for my lack of action in our men who knit group. I am still around, extremely busy with my MSN group and learning to Quilt. I am embarking in a very interesting craft alongside knitting and crocheting, quilting.
I have gone to Puerto Rico to visit in January and I am have been back. What else? Just enjoying this beautiufl life one day at a time. Got a tatto, and I am planning my 30th High School reunion in 2008. Growing my beard and thinking of making some new knitted hats.
Thanks for allowing me to share
I'll admit that sometimes some part of my brain simply takes a vacation, which can result in all kinds of interesting challenges.
Take the clogs. They are fairly easy, straightforward with just a few rows that you really have to pay attention to, right? Well, after starting them over THREE times, I realized I skipped over the very first instruction to use the sole/cuff color. Ribbit, Ribbit. Fourth time, correct color, I realized I messed up in row two many stitches ago on the M1 by knitting into it regularly instead of through the back loop. Tried tinking, but messed that up, too. RIIIP! Well, I guess I've paid enough dues because on the FIFTH time starting over, I got through row 2 ok, then on row 4 ended up with the right number of total stitches, but had 3 more on the left needle by the time I should have gotten to the end of the row. It's a mistake that STAYS!
I was taken aback a couple of weeks ago when I was approached first by Toni Neil and then later by Mary Macheroux at the McHenry County Fair asking if I'd be willing to judge the knit and crochet entries for this year's fair. I had some doubts about my qualifications, but in the end I agreed to do it.
It's official, the letter of confirmation arrived in yesterday's mail, so I'll be doing this on August 1. Hopefully, I won't be tarred and feathered for my choices.
Now I'm looking for advice on the subject. There are not usually a huge number of entries, and I know fair judges here get an opportunity to write comments to each entrant with suggestions and so forth. But there seems not to be any judging standard. I had expected something with so many points for design, so many for execution, so many for originality, appropriateness of materials, and so forth. I guess I can invent one, but if any of you are aware of articles on the subject, I'd sure be thankful to hear about it.