Archive - Jan 7, 2007

MasonM's picture

Making Progress

My scarf is coming along nicely and my knitting is really improving. It was all of a sudden a night and day difference. My stitches are nice and even, and I'm having to tink a stitch very rarely now.

As I can only work on it for a couple of hours in the evening, it's naturally taking a while, but my knitting is getting a bit faster too. Right now the scarf is just a tad over 18" long and progressing.

While the first several inches show a lot of mistakes and uneven stitches, it suddenly changes from that to a nice even ribbing and even the edges are nice and even.

I think I'm starting to get the hang of it finally. I'm looking forward to learning other techniques now. I may try to cable on the next scarf. I have some nice light blue yarn and may try to make myself a matching hat and scarf with it. I'm thinking maybe something like a sailor's scarf.

Ah well, that's for later, right now I need to finish this one.

Gabriel's picture

Intarsia anyone??

Heya guys,

Long time no subject matter. The holidays were crazy and it has been a long time since I have really said much....but I've been keeping my eye on you all!

I have a question....I am starting a new project for my Godmother and she is a "bright" person...she has chosen a vest that is a multi colored intarsia and fair isle piece (very different from my charcoal grey and chocolate colored everything). I am only about a quarter of the way through and the tangling is a little...welll.....irritating! Any adivce on ways to manage this. Do you guys use bobbins, just let the fiber hang straight (no pun intended), or tie butterfly bundles....or what? I just thought I would check. Hope this New Year brings you all everything you desire! I'll try to be better at checking in!!!

potterdc's picture

Sock Directions

Hi Guys,

Stumbled across this set of sock directions while I was surfing the web the other day, entitled "Socks Knitted For and By a Guy" and posted to woolworks.com in 1996. I wasn't following these directions, but I did find them very helpful as I worked through the pair I was knitting and thought they might be helpful to others.

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/guysox.txt

Jonathan in DC

Elemmaciltur's picture

Hello...

What a lame title.....nevertheless I thought that the best way to introduce myself to the other members of the site is to post an entry....and thus I've chosen to post a picture of my latest FO (from right before Christmas):

JayWalkers

Started: March 2006
Finished: 22 nd December 2006
Yarn: Regia Canadian Colour 4-ply sock yarn, colour #4727 "Vancouver"
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1/#2 Inox dpns
Pattern: JayWalker by Grumperina on MagKnits

So, here's hello from me. ;-)