For those of you who knit magnificent lace shawls in wooley fibers(wool,alpaca,mohair,etc.) why not work in #10 crochet cotton or linen thread (available at WEBS.com) and create a round or square tablecloth? Your work can then be displayed and used on your own table and does not require a female to wear it! Also, cotton and linen are stronger and less fragile as lace.....heirlooms forever!
For the guys who haven't already heard, registration for this year's Men's Spring Knitting Retreat is now open:
A new scarf for the hundreds (!!!) of remaining winter months !! :-)
I have always wanted to try Domino knitting. Well I finally decided it was time to do it. Here is the shawl that I have started, I can't wait to get it done to see what it is going to be like. I also did a hat. It is addicting, once you start you just want to continue on and on.
Our very own Tim Tenclay is raising money for the AIDS Red Ribbon Ride - which will help to fund AIDS Care Rochester (www.acrochester.org). He has a goal of $1,500... and he's currently at 13% to goal.
He is going to ride 400 MILES over 5 days - the least we can do is make a donation! :)
I discovered in an old fashioned cedar armoire about 10 different quilt tops already sewn together by my mothers deceased biological mother (she was adopted) hanging on worn out hangers and still in good condition (moths never got to them) theyve probably been sitting there about 10-15 years...my question is...I kinda would like to finally make them into actual quilts...anyone have any suggestions
It is 3:50 am and if I could sleep I'd be in bed, but I can't so instead I thought I'd post pictures of "Loxley," my latest Stephen West project. It's a sort of scarf/hat thingy and has the unusual feature of making it's wearer look endearingly medieval (or at least it makes The Best Beloved look endearingly medieval, but he's rather medieval to begin with).
So I decided to make my sister a pair of socks but im thinking a plain ribbed leg is a sleeper for a woman's sock. So far I haven't really seen any patterns that are lacy and really dynamic.
Does anyone have a pattern that I might use to knit sis some socks?
This is a shawl by the designer Romi (Rosemary) Hill. I always find her patterns a breeze to follow. It was knit using 8/2 variegated Tencel along with a single strand of cream colored rayon. It has 6/0 seed beads that follow the line of increases and also surrounding the larger three triangles at the bottom.