My daughter asked me to knit a couple of prayer shawls for a mother and daughter who were having some significant health issues. Nothing too complicated, but the shawl will be a mental and spiritual hug for a couple of women who need need support while going through some tough times.
Well, I'm officially the newest instructor at the loopy ewe!!! Ill be teaching two classes- one on sock design and one on beginning lace. Do you fellas have any suggestions for my beginning lace class? What does a new lace knitter need to know?
I started this hat at home then took it to Colorado to finish. Once there,
I realized it was a bit more intricate than I could focus on, so I brought it
home and finished here. It's made with acrylic. I am going to make another
one with good wool because I think the uniformity of the stitching may be
better with animal fiber.
Does anyone know of any cool KALs that have just started on ravelry or are
about to start?
I just finished the TDF and really enjoyed the community environment and am thinking I would like to try my first KAL.
Can anyone recommend any?
I thought I'd try my first knitted Christmas presents - one lap afghan each for my Mom and Dad. Never having done anything this large before, there are questions. As a beginner, I also want to stay inside a comfort or "safety" zone.
There are moments in a knitters life that are without match. Usually they are relatively fleeting- a finished project, a mother's joy at her new shawl or the admiration of others as they see skilled fingers producing intricate lace. I'd hardly imagined that it was possible to string a series of these moments together to create something akin to Nirvana, but this past weekend proved me wrong.
I fell asleep last night while knitting in bed -- trying to finish a 329-stitch row of purls. Woke up at 1:30, but roused myself only enough to flick off the light and go back to sleep. When the alarm went off at 6 my partner mumbled something about some knitting in the bed. The project had spent the night between us!
A BIG THANK YOU TO FRANK AND BRADY FOR ALL THE WORK THAT IT TOOK TO PUT THIS EVENT TOGETHER. YOU HAVE CHANGED LIVES IN A VERY GOOD WAY!
Dear knitting friends,
You'll be pleased to know that I entered in to the spirit of life in the country by finishing and entering a colour work cardigan for the Sheldwich Lees village fair...and I was a little irked to come second to a first-prize-winning set of eggs with stuck on plastic eyes.
Anyway, I share the photos for you all....