Archive - Oct 2011

October 14th

smalltownknitguy's picture

My Son the Fiber Scientist

My son had to be scientist of the week today at his Kindergarten class. We decided to dye yarn in the crock pot to show that wool will take the color and acrylic will not. His class was fascinated and loved every minute of it. The purple hat is my first crock pot dyed yarn. It turned out quite well I think. I can't wait to work up the orange we dyed today.

My first project...

I am very excited about learning to knit. I love to learn new things especially when it is something that will benefit my family. I just started my first project yesterday, I attached a photo of what I have done so far. It is hopefully going to be a scarf for my wife. I have started over about 8-10 times but finally seem to have the hang of it.

October 13th

scottly's picture

Process or Result Oriented

The gender survey that Joe found started me on gender theory of my own. While generalizations are always dangerous, I have a pretty strong feeling that the mjority of men knitters are more process oriented while women are more result oriented when it comes to knitting.

RickMartin's picture

Very simple - Very warm - but not my best

Hi all - it appears my brain disorder created confusion when knitting what should have been a very simple lap throw. It's not bad, and I'm sure the lady I made it for will enjoy it's warmth. It's a simple stockinette stitch, but when finished drop every 5th stitch (leaving 4 stockinette stitches).

pjmma's picture

Surprised and pleased

Hey guys, I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I was kind of stunned at this, and I wanted to show off just a tiny bit:

October 12th

Kerry's picture

EZ's Seamless Hybrid Sweater

Recently I finished EZ's Seamless Hybrid Sweater using four skeins of Briggs & Little sport weight wool in Fir Green 63 on 3.5mm circs, knitted from the bottom up in the round.

October 10th

andyz280f's picture

Easy sweater

Okay fellas, I am mending from hand surgery that will hopefully allow me to knit without pain. So when I can get knitting again I am looking for easy sweater patterns. That way I can learn to do sweaters. I love sweaters and would like to start making some for myself. All while I am recuperating from surgery on my right big toe.

October 8th

Should a beginning knitter start with?

Circular Needles
24% (26 votes)
Double-Pointed Needles
1% (1 vote)
Straight Needles
75% (80 votes)
Total votes: 107

I am looking for some easy slippers (that look nice)

Guys I am looking for easy winter wear slippers for here in Alabama. Do any one have an easy but good looking pattern? Would appreciate your input. Thanks.

October 7th

brucedow's picture

Same question; Two COASTS

I'm going to be living in La Jolla / San Diego for most of the winter -
and then will be living in New York for most 2012.

Am interested in finding knitting groups - and your favourite yarn and supply stores on both coasts:

SoCAL and NoHo

Let me know where you go to sit and knit; where you go to sit and knit and meet and yack; and where you are; and where you love to snoop and shop!