Archive - Mar 2007

March 8th

grandcarriage's picture

george george george

Watched "Goodnight and goodluck" last night for the first time (DVD). Set new knitting speed record as I knit two heavy-worsted hats 4.5st/in during the movie and the director commentary. (That film feels very short to me, anyone else think so?). I blame George Clooney for the speed of my knitting. Amazingly, no dropped stitches or errors.

March 7th

boyforpele13's picture

speaking of toe-up socks....

i'm doing the universal toe-up from knitty, which has you do the short-row toe and then repeat the short-row toe for the heel. i did the heel last night and everything went fine until I got to that last wrapped purl from the prior row when you go back to working in the round. I remembered I wasn't sure how to address it in the toe since the wraps were on the right and really far down, but it seemed to work out (at least I guess), but in the heel, when I tried to pull up the wraps and knit them, I wound up with a ginormous hole right there that was not present on the opposite side.... i know i could pick up a stitch and decrease in the following round, but i think the hole is actually from the way i'm doing the wraps and might not be fixed by that method... any ideas?

Thanks!

Bill's picture

"Recent Posts" button

I've been a member of this list from the very beginning...and used to spend hours backtracking through the list to read new messages...
I only recently discovered the "Recent Posts" button over in the left column...!

What a timesaver!!!
Thank you Darryl!!!

MMario's picture

Design? or dumb luck?

I fudge around with patterns quite a bit - for a number of reasons.

Recently I wanted a simple lacey pattern for a mohair variagated yarn (need to get picture - promise soon) and came up with Fibonacci Eyelet Triangle.

If I do say so myself - it is working up beautifully. And usually when I do something like this it does.

Then I read various peoples blogs about how they swatch and calculate and rip and re-swatch and select a different yarn, etc,etc,etc. I think the most false starts I've ever made on a project was three, and two of them were less then 15 stitches.

So why is this? I put it sown to sheer dumb luck. Though I will admit normally it may be that subconsciously I put a lot more "thinking" time into a project then I am aware of - I know I like to have yarn marinate in stash a while when it hasn't been purchased with a specific project in mind - and it is rare that I don't have a pattern idea that mulls around for a few months in the back of my mind before I actually start it.

Whatever - I'm grateful so many of my projects come out in a manner I'm satisfied with. For example - the circular version of 'Progressive' I did earlier this year - - a whim; but it worked!

March 6th

SKHolt's picture

FIrst Sweater

Hi guys,

It's been a while since I've posted. The combination of full-time work, part-time school for PhD, and my spinning and knitting doesn't allow me to really post and converse. Trust me, I do read the sight everyday. I enjoy hearing the stories and sharing information.

I finished my first sweater yesterday. It was from a merino blend I hand spun. So I'm ready for some new yarn. You can get tired of working with one color. Suffice it to say, I had to start a scarf project and a sock project that can be finished now that the sweater is done. They provided appropriate distractions.

Wonartist66's picture

SOCKS PATTERN~~~

Hey guys~~

I find some new (i guess it is old sock directory)sock pattern online..lot of patterns youguys can try!

It is old directory so some of pattern are not showing up...but it has great easy pattern and toe up sock you can try!

HERE is the website:
http://www.socknitters.com/sockpatterns/misc.htm

Check this out!!!

Charles

vettechadam's picture

messenger bag questions

I fly frequently and have not been able to find a carryon that fit TSA guidelines and carried what I needed so I decided to make my own. I have the front bottom, back and flap done in one five foot piece but I am starting the sides which will also act as the strap.
What is going to be my best way to connect it.
1. sew them together
2. is there a way to knit it to the other piece as I go?

has anyone else came across this and how well does the seam hold together once it is felted?

love to hear your advise

boyforpele13's picture

colinette jitterbug

hey guys!

i really dig some jitterbug colorways and the yarn is pretty yummy. they promise one hank (about 300 yards) will make a full pair if following their pattern correctly, but a) i have big feet and b) i don't want to use 3s. anyone done this? while i will happily pay $20 for a hank if it makes a full pair of socks (who knew that becoming a sock knitter would make $20 socks okay? someone hit me) I will NOT do $40.

thanks!

vettechadam's picture

amazed

Well let me start out by saying I found kniting completely by accident and I am hooked. Well I found this really neat yarn store near my house about 6 months ago and all the ladies have been so nice really teaching me a lot. On monday and wednesday they offer this class creative knitting where you go with your project and pay 15.00 and they help you with any problems. I am currently working on a messenger bag that I plan on felting. I showed up on wednesday with my project and my 15.00 and I walked to the counter and said I was here for the creative knit and the lady came out of the class and said oh I am sorry we are full. ( I was the only one in the store part and there was 2 people in the classroom. I very graciously asked oh was I supposed to reserve in advance, she said no but we only allow so many people in the class. I thought oh ok no big deal thats fine so I went over and was browsing the yarn and I heard another lady walk in and ask about the class and the lady behind the counter said oh there is still room go on in.... Who would of thought in this day and age people would still do this kind of thing. Needless to say I put my yarn back walked out of the store. I really didnt think it was going to bother me but it has. i have been fuming over it now for morte than a day. I just can not get over that it happened to me. Well, anyways I will never step foot in that shop again.

sirknitsalot's picture

Hello!

Just posting to say a quick hello to everyone. I've been here a few days now, but never had a chance to post. I'm hoping to exchange some cool ideas with all of you. Drop me a line - say hi. I love making new friends.