Long time reader, first time poster. My Girlfriend got me into knitting when she decided I needed a healthy and constructive outlet for my holiday stress this past Christmas; as such I have been knitting since 12/28/06. I have completed some projects (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13403465@N00/sets/72157594525789008/) and would love some feed-back.
I am currently working on my first sock, and I have strategic yarn reserves that I have been coached to call my "stash".
I am glad to be here.
Knitting in the Bronx
does anyone know of a good child size cardigan/coat (for a girl) size 5/6 with a raglan sleeve? (knit in one piece from the bottom up would be RAD) - I was given the request by my Niece that she wants a pink coat knitted. -- the things we do for young'nz. Of course, she also wanted ribbon it (whatever that means) - maybe as the belt?
Guy's I have some horrible news. I came here to talk about it because I didn't know where else to go. I can't eat. I can't sleep. I'm breaking down into a critically unstable mess and I can't control myself. I have knititis and it's got me by the balls (no pun intended lol) in a bad but good way. It seems all I can think about is knitting. All I want to do is knit or crochet something. I called out sick to work all weekend because all I wanted to do was stay home comfortably perched on the couch wearing nothing but my boxers surrounded by my needles and boxes of yarn and that is exactly what I did. Please don't be sad for me because I am getting lots of work done. I don't know what brought on this illness but I'm having so much fun right now with my yarn addiction. YAY!
Does anyone have any experience with any knitting design software? I'm mainly looking for something to help with charting out color work for intarsia and fair isle.
I've found a neat little package that has a free demo, Stitch & Motif Maker, but $90 US seems kind of steep for what it does.
Does anyone know of any other options?
I will be visiting dc in the near future for a conference and was wondering if any one knows of any male owned yarn stores or if not where there are any yarn stores that will have me buying an extra piece of luggage to fly home. I know going to the nations capital with all the museums and I am worried about yarn :)
After knitting socks for mom all through the fall, I finally set out to knit a pair for myself. These large socks are from 'Folk Socks' by Nancy Bush.
These are the Welsh Country Socks, made with Brown Sheep 3-ply sport, as called for in the pattern. I used US size 2 bamboo needles to get the gauge, and to my surprise the socks felt remarkably soft, despite being knit so tightly (I would normally knit sport weight yarns on US size 3, at about 6.5 st per inch)
My next step is to try color stranded yarns, maybe the Norwegian Stockings from the same book?
These great socks were knit with Opal Rainforest, 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon. This was my first attempt with Opal, but it won't be the last! It's a soft yarn and feels good when knitted. I knited this yarn slightly tigher than they recommend; I like to knit fingering yarns at 8 st per inch; they recommend 7 st. Even so, the sock was soft and comfortable on the foot. This is a woman's size sock, but the 100g ball should easily make a pair of man size with no problem.
a lot fo online forums do not allow html tags (or don't recognize them or don't process them - however you want to say it). MWK does. at least for links, italics, bold, underline, strikeout -- the basic stuff.
Which I find FANTASTIC! It's a lot easier for me to type the tags in as I go then have to hightlight and click - or remember that I have to use different brackets -- and differrent code for links, etc.
a couple of us had been talking about ways to get better photos of our work on the cheap.
This tutorial for a DIY light tent was posted on makezine.com and I thought some of you might like to see.
I made something along this line with a sheet clipped to an empty picture frame suspended horizontally for a museum gift shop website, and the pics always turned out very well.
I also used a very similar set up with a pillowcase clipped in a hanging file frame.
Here's some pics i took for the museum website. There is some photoshop work involved in these, but not much.
My partner, Paul, just found Mac software to help you create sock patterns. In the web page's words ... "Use your choice of yarn, your gauge, and take your knitting to new heights of perfection." The software is called Sock Wizard Mac and costs $34.95 US. I'm not a sock knitter (yet!) but thought some of you might be interested in the software.
Sock Wizard Software