Archive - Jul 16, 2006 - Blog entry

Jeff1201PA's picture

Mom-in-law's dishrag

My boyfriend's mother is awesome.  One late, drunken night, shortly after I just started knitting, I was telling her that I was having trouble with purling.  She wanted so desperately to help me with it (my own mother crochets but knows nothing about knitting - besides, she's not nearly as cool) that, lacking any knitting supplies whatsoever, she grabbed a pair of chopsticks and some of my boyfriend's crochet thread and cast on. 

Somehow through the Jagermeister haze, she succeeded in teaching me to purl and every time I see her, she asks me about my knitting.  She was so amazed when I started knitting in the round on DPNs and she loves my tube scarf.  She oooed and aaahed over the coasters I made for my boyfriend. 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

And The Countdown Continues

Hi all you clogsters!

Even though the pattern explains the M1, W&T and the SSK should you need a visual on these techniques, Knittinghelp offers short video tutorials on how to accomplish these.  Merely click on 'abreviations explained' tab at the top of the page.

The video icons in blue are for English style and the pink are for Continental.  A pink AND blue video icon are for both. 

Just remember when you slip a stitch (with the exception of SSK) always slip it as if to PURL and all will be well with the universe!

wil's picture

Blog Entry the First

I guess I should start by introducing myself.  My name is Wil, I'm a 20 year old student in Portland Oregon.  I attend Reed College and am a Psychology Major.

 I started knitting almost three years ago.  The woman who was doing the costume design for the High School musical put the first needles in my hands.  I progressed slowly (as most do) and quickly gave it up when I came to college.  There, my HA (Housing Advisor, similar to RA) taught me how to crochet.  I found it easy and fun to get into, but it quickly got boring (there is only so much you can do).  So I came back to knitting, and with my experience crocheting, I was able to knit continental, thank god.