Archive - Jun 2012

June 22nd

Gnosis's picture

Figuring Out Instructions

When I can't figure them out I usually just ignore them ant my projects turn out just fine. But when I need a break I set my mind to to the puzzle if devine intervention hasn't enlightened me already. Sound familiar?

So when the Pattern says "Multiple of 8 Sts + 5"

June 21st

scottly's picture

After months of painstaking procrastination......

my husband's sweater vest is finally done.

DiscoB75's picture

I just met Martin Story

I went to the Knitter's Mercantile for the first time. I just heard about it today. It's about 2 miles from my house. OMG, such gorgeous yarns. Some were $58 a skein, and I'd pay every penny.

Anyway, I didn't even know who he was. All of the women were just gushing over him. I was the only other guy in the store besides him, so I said "hi"....that was about it. The women wouldn't get the hell out of the way long enough for me to say anything further.

BTW, I just found out that the TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association) tradeshow is in town this weekend.
Is anyone from here going? I would like to check it out, but I know nothing about it.

June 20th

ronhuber's picture


What is your favourite method of nupping?

MMario's picture

modified diamond lace multiple of 12 +1 x 16 rows

odd rows are purled

/ = k2tog
\ = skp
A = whatever double decrease you use
O = yarnover
blank box = k1

the grey column to the right is the "+ 1" stitch and is worked only once per row.

June 19th

eaco24's picture

Hello again!

Hope everyone is well....Haven't been doing much knitting lately except for making these iPad and Kindle cases for friends and buyers. I've been looking to get into some more alternative fun and original stuff. I want to make a men's tank top. I haven't found a pattern for just the shape. I wanted to do a diamond mesh lace.

santaml's picture

Malabrigo Slippers

Good Morning Gents and Gentle Ladies that our part of our community. I hope those of you that are fathers had a great day and those of us who celebrated our father present and past had a good day too. I just wanted to add one more slipper for your viewing done in Malabrigo worsted mixed with Cascase 128 for the bottom.

mn-don's picture

Another class in knitting

I took a class call beyond the basics in which I am learning M1R, M1L, YO, KF&B, SSK, K2TOG and SP with yarn in front. At the end I'll have a nice mini shawl and I'm hoping I'll be able to make a scarf that uses YO and SSK throughout the pattern. I've tried to make it 4 times now ending with pulling the whole thing out and starting over.

June 18th

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Washing Question

I just finished a pair of socks using a very beautiful red/purple/blue yarn that was dyed by my LYS. Past experience with their yarn when washing is that the darker colors bleed and darken the lighter colors. I don't want this to happen to these socks b/c the red is so vibrant.

I remember reading somewhere that you could add salt to the wash water to stop color bleeding.