Archive - Oct 19, 2006 - Blog entry

potterdc's picture

What a relief!

Hardly knew how much I relied on this site until yesterday! I am greatly relieved and very thankful that it's back up and running - thanks, Mike, Darrel, and whatever knitting gods and goddesses lent a hand....

A grateful member of MWK,
Jonathan in DC

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I Second That!

I agree with Mike (Sticywarp); I too will do anything to keep this site up. (and some of you are aware of exactly what I 'might' do!) The rest of you will have to speculate.

I suggested to Mike that I would be willing to chip in to pay for the domain name on a long-term basis.

In short, I would hate to lose touch with y'all in what is a great forum.

Best to you all.

MMario's picture

OT:the other side of life...

yes - there is life outside of knitting. I know, it was a surprise to me as well, *grin*

But I've discovered it is much less boring burning my CD's while knitting then not. I'm restocking for a trip this weekend - will probably spend tonight getting covers and inserts printed and assembling the things - worse then finishing off knitting! And wondering if it is kosher to mention my Christmas album....makes a great stocking gift....

Perfect Lace?

Does perfect lace exist? I finally found the nerve, purchased a really fine mohair/silk blend yarn, and cast on to knit a simple pattern of diagonal 'holes' across a narrow scarf.

I'm doing well overall, but there have been problems, which I've been able to 'fix' by picking up yarn for missed yarn overs, by adding stitches when necessary, or decreasing when I mysteriously had too many stitches.

Even though the fixed spots stand out like a sore thumb to me, overall the lacey effect is pleasing, and the piece does look very nice.

I am trying my best, but errors to happen. Should I set lace aside forever, men? Or continue to fix as necessary, and just enjoy the knitting? Does it ever get easier to follow those patterns?

Does perfect lace exist?

Thanks for any input!

Gene