hey guys, i stumbled across this webpage while i was surfing around tonite. i have no idea who created this art, or what the parent site is for, but i thought the knitted items were great from an artistic standpoint. please be aware that the subject matter may not be suitable for children....
Here is what I did over the weekend.
I painted on a skein of yarn, a combination of a silk lace, merino wool and mohair. Could not wait to knit a sample. Look for yourself.
So that we poor souls over in Europe don't have to get up at 0300 to join in the chat room, some of us will be there at 1900 BST/2000 CET every Sunday starting on the 6th August. Any guys wanting to chat - see you there! ;)
I am here to say, that I am a yarnaholic. I admit that I am powerless to yarn. Yarn has interrupted my life, deleted my savings, driven away suitors... My life is controlled by yarn. I hear the siren call of silk, wool, alpaca, linen, mohair... I am weak and unable to resist.
That being said , I just picked up some lovely yarn at a sale yesterday , and only went 3'x over what I planned to spend. SO, my goal for next month is to have a rummage sale, and whatever I don't absolutely love out of my QUICKLY GROWING STASH (I love that word...it sounds like you could hide it in a drawer... I couldn't hide my stash in a UHAUL!) I will sell. Unfortunately, what I will sell probably won't interest male knitters: mostly badly advertised mohairs and some novelty sold on e-bay. Not very butch stuff.
I decided to try something new (for me) and to knit-in the ends of the wool when I start a new ball. I find the method very simple to do but I don't like the way it looks on the right side (a little uneven, lumpy, just wrong). First, I knitted-in both strands (old and new) but that was absolutely unsatisfactory so I took it out. Then, I tried knitting-in just on strand and that was better but still not acceptable. I'm not knitting tightly and am trying to accomodate the strand(s) on the back side.
Does anyone have experience doing this and can you give me some suggestions so that it looks fine on the right side of the work? It would be nice to have one less step to do when finishing a project.