Archive - Aug 2006

August 28th

Changing colors

By all accounts, I'm rather new at knitting.  When I was a senior in college I threw out my back and couldn't move for a week.  My roommate at the time was knitting and I asked her to show me.  That fall I made a couple one color scarves for my niece.

 Now I want to make one for myself but need a lot of help.  I want to do a checkered pattern alternating purl and knit stitch with orange yarn and navy yarn.  eg: the scarf if 28 stitches wide, I'd want 14 purl orange, then 14 knit navy for 10 rows to make a squre of orange and a square of navy. Then I'd change the color to alternate.

charmingbilly's picture

is this a fluke?

suddenly i find myself with oodles more romantic frustration to sublimate and i'd been fawning over the picture of the mitred square afghan/blanket thingie in Mason-Dixon  knitting so i began knitting up the mitres and guess what!?! it's one of the most fun things i've done in awhile and it's forced me to pay enough attention that i am actually managing to carry the second strand of yarn up the side and keeping the carried strand 'hidden' over the course of the contrasting coloured strip about 65% of the time.  that's actually pretty darn good for me since i tend to let it all hang out since the edges are usually going to be buried into a seam, eventually.  problem is, now the hooded jumper that i'm 1/3 of the way into rests at the bottom o' the knitting bag like an accusation.  i've enough frustration to sublimate, enough ambition, but sooo very little time.

August 27th

Warren's picture

Miscellany...

Wow, what a lot of activity going on here at MWK for a guy who didn't get logged on for a few days!

First, I just wanted to add my welcome to the new members (excluding the few spammers, of course).  It's really great to see this site growing.  It does my heart good to see all of you guys who knit!

I'd love to find a knitting group in Kansas City that has at least a few guys in it.  I can only imagine that the experience would have to be different than knitting with women.  Not that I have anything against that!  Smile I just finished a sock class where I was the only guy in it and I enjoyed it very much.  If anyone from western MO, or eastern KS is out there, contact me if you're interested in getting a group going.

August 26th

DC/ glover park neighbors?

HI! I'm wondering if there are any DC'ers in the Glover Park neighborhood who'd be inerested in kniting get-togethers? I love when I can make it to Men's night on wednesdays over in Logan-circle but thought I'd ask if anyone was interested in hangin out in this neck of the woods ever? (...or am I the only cool person in this neighborhood?)

Micah

Alpaca Socks

Hi. I finished my Peruvian alpaca socks and am working on a second pair.

jigraknits.livejournal.com 

August 25th

Kerry's picture

Socks

Here are some socks I was working on recently, the top one is yarn from Cabin Cove (Dave) Mercantile...he does some great colours.

oregonstateguy's picture

My First Post (yay!)

Hey guys..so i've been a member here for a long time and have never mustered the courage to post anything on the site...time to do something about that. So I'm attatching a few photos of some of my latest works..i'm still a big beginner, but I think they're pretty groovy. And honestly, what a better way to spend the hot days of summer than knitting beanies! :D

 

 

Kerry's picture

Thanks

..to the kind welcome to MWK. To any of the Sydney knitters, there is a group of knitters, mostly women but occasionally another guy besides me, who meet at a cafe in Newtown. Details are at http://shwest.typepad.com/ssk/ and you would be most welcocme.

GrammarCop's picture

More swag for my bag

Today, I made a trip to JoAnn. I bought two balls of merino wool yarn (my first-ever foray into wool; I want to make a winter hat for my mom), a skein of cotton/acrylic (for another hat, this one for me) and double-pointed needles (to try to make my hat).

I'm a little concerned about the double-pointed needles. I've never used them before. Any tips the books don't have? 

August 24th

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Update on JF sweater

Hi guys.

Just thought I would post an update on my progress on my Jaqueline Fee sweater.

Well after deciding to frog both sleeves for the 3rd time due to the bingo wing situation I finally cracked it. I did originally decide just to frog down a few rows but thought I may aswell do the lot, that way I could space the increases more evenly and the finished sleeves would look a lot neater.

The first few attempts of the sleeves I used the make 1 away increase as shown on knitting help. This increase was practically invisable to the untrained eye and was very happy with the results, but while re-knitting the sleeves the last time I thought I would try the bar increase as recomended in the JF book. I have to say I prefer the appearance of the make 1 away increase. The bar increase seems to be slightly more visible. Oh well, maybe I'll use the make 1 away on my next sweater.