Archive - Sep 2011

September 30th

clneeley's picture

In an adventurous mood.

I felt like undertaking a new adventure yesterday afternoon, so I brought out this sock yarn I had purchased not too long ago and found a online tutorial on how to knit socks. The sock could look a whole lot better but I'm not going to complain too much about it since it is my first try. I didn't pay too much attention to the leg portion because this was just a practice sock.

beenieg80's picture

Just a rant.

For a while now people have told me that I do not knit right or correctly. I have been told, but not told why or what I was doing wrong that truly said that I was not knitting right. I've been told I don’t knit right because I hold the yarn in my left hand, as far as I understand that is a way of knitting. On this site I have been told that I twist my stitches, I did not know what that meant.

AKQGuy's picture

Christmas Knitting

I got a bit of knitting done this week. Two sets of the needed eight pairs of Christmas socks done. I'm making them out of Cascade 220. It's a really affordable wonderful wool yarn that comes in a great color selection. It can feel stiff while knitting but it really softens up with a washing when it's all done. It's almost as great as their Eco Wool.

sonics's picture

ruffle scarf

I'm trying out short rows after a long hiatus.

Ruffle scarf for the wife. As per her request. It's turning out amazingly well and going along nice and quick. Lace patterns are beyond my expertise yet so its a simple knit stitch scarf. Nice and warm for cold British Columbia winters.

I'll post progress pics as soon as I figure out why my camera won't load pics.


herbie74's picture

Questions for a Friday

Hallo! Haven't posted in a while but have been lurking about. ;-]

Haven't really finished anything, too darn hot in central CA to knit in the summer.

I have a couple questions for a Friday:

a) What knitting apps do you recommend or not recommend? I'm iphone specific, but if you have an Android app opinion, I'm sure someone would find it useful.

September 29th

BrentGC's picture

Afghan pattern

Okey dokey...I need to ask a question.

I'd like to do an afghan for a Christmas present. Yes, I realize that I probably should have started on it months ago, but I DID just discover the joys of knitting this summer. :-)

sonics's picture

Been a loong time..

I've been working way too much to knit. Now that things have finally settled I have picked up the needles again.
Good to be back...and knitting like mad!

waldorfbear's picture

Decisions decisions - help needed

Which resting project shall I restart? I can't decide so I am throwing myself open to the fates. What is your view? The Jared Flood Girasol circular throw of the Kaffe Fasset fair isle coat?

waldorfbear's picture

Finished project

Multi-coloured sweater in 4-ply alpaca. Pattern from Erika Knight's Knits for Men, colourway my own.

September 28th

drewbrake's picture

Latest Project

Maybe my last project of the year, before it gets too hot here to knit.
It's a pattern I made up from a Reverse Herringbone Scarf pattern I found on the net.
Got some lovely Alpaca yarn from the Hunter Valley just north of Sydney.
I am making it for my God-daughter before she moves to Melbourne next year.
The only stipulation was that it had to be "Sex Bomb Red", not tacky "Hooker Red"