Archive - Feb 2007 - Blog entry

February 28th

grandcarriage's picture

always keep track

Hookay, so here it is, the last day of February, and to the best of my count, I have knit only 25 hats and one man's (large) scarf. Even worse, I look at my list of people I wanted to make hats for, and I still have 5 left. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!? I NEED A LONGER MONTH, OR A LEAP YEAR. It's like money...The more you have, the more you spend. Hat's are like money....The more you make, the more people you want to have them...OH WELL.

Has anyone spoken to Kyle? His father passed and we need to send our regards.

PS: Bob loves a sale: I bought $200 worth of Rowan Aran Tweed, Brown Sheep Nature spectrum, and Rowan merino bulky for $73. (and you know I SO needed more yarn.....)

knittenninja's picture

double entendres abound

so i have been asked how much i would charge for a pair of wristwarmers. i have some ideas, but i'm not really sure how to price them.


do you gents sell your goods? how do you figure out how much to charge?

thanks!


Kilted Knitter's picture

Lace Pattern Socks

Trying something new with this pattern of socks. I have gotten down a regular pattern of socks pretty good now, ans was at the LYS the other day asn bought a book on more sock patterns to try and stretch my horizions as far as knitting is concerned. Anyway have ripped the sock out three times and no have finally gotten almost 6 inches of body completed. Just about ready to do the heel flap. Hopefully I will have a picture of the completed sock to show you guys. Have a great day, keep on knitting!

February 27th

RainCityRick's picture

RainCityRick No More!

Well, my partner was just offered a fantastic job in Napa, California. It looks like RainCityRick may become WineCountryRick!

I know that there are a bunch of guys on here from the Bay Area. I'd love to get some information on any knitting groups in the area. We're thinking about either living in Napa itself or possibly a little closer in to the city (like Vallejo.) Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Rick

Gerard Allt's picture

knit a river

hiya

many of you have contributed to the Knit a river campaign for WaterAid.

Thank you for your contributions. I would like to share a couple of stats with you. We have been amazed by the response to the campaign, we have received over 40,000 squares, many of them from the US.

Much of the river has yet to be sewn together but the dimensions at the moment are very simple. The river is about 7 foot wide. This means that when the the river is complete it will be longer than the Empire State Building is tall. How incredible is that? The river is approximately 1500 feet long, the Empire State Building is just less that 1300 ft.

We are very much looking forward to taking the river out and using it to draw attention to the fact that too many people (over 1 billion) lack access to safe water.

Celowin's picture

Saxon Braid Scarf

Let it never be said that I do things halfway.

From when I first started knitting (has it really only been 5 weeks?) one of the things that completely fascinated me was cabling. When a company was sitting on my mail order, I decided to make a braided scarf out of what little yarn I could get locally, as a "fun little interrim project." Oh, how wrong I was.

Roughly 50 hours of knitting and 1085 cable crossings later, here is the result.

I didn't follow a "here is a scarf" pattern. I took the saxon braid pattern from http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html and added a simple rope cable border on each side. There are 27 repetitions of the pattern, because it was roughly the right length, and for the mystical connotations of three sets of three sets of three. I also did the final weave-ins on the 27th, for the same reason. (I don't actually believe in any mysticism, but it is interesting enough to me to take it into consideration.)

I haven't done any blocking on it, and I'm not sure if I will. 50 hours of work seems like a lot to risk doing I process that I'm unfamiliar with, even if it seems simple enough. Besides, does a scarf really need blocking?

February 26th

brghtbear's picture

Can't get it off my mind!

I am at work.
I have about an hour left.
I cannot stop thinking about it.
I am going mad.
I am trembling as the time ticks away.
I can do nothing else for my employer today.
I want to knit!

OKknitguy's picture

Me in tears

Here I am in tears as the owner of the LYS helped me fix my pair of socks after I pulled out the needle. They all had quite a lot of fun laughing at me.

RK in OKC

OKknitguy's picture

Yarn disaster

OK, here's the picture of when I pulled out the wrong needle doing magic loop on a pair of socks at LYS. They keep cameras sitting around for just such emergencies! As you can tell, my hair has grown out quite a bit. I haven't shaved it since July 1st! Anyway, I think they are pretty funny pictures. Enjoy!

RK in OKC

February 25th

Gerard Allt's picture

cardigan for Maisie

This is just finished this this weekend. It is for my 5 year old cousin Maisie who is kind of like a neice. She is very gorgeous. However, she made her feelings very clear the last time I saw her in Liverpool. From behind an arm chair where she was hiding she told me 'Go away, I don't like beards.' Too bad Masie my love, it's staying. I hope you like your new white cotton cardigan that has been jazzed up with some ladybird buttons.

If you look closely you will see a couple of red wine stains, oops! Her mother will definately not mind; we grew up together and I know she likes a little glass or two so I'm sure she'll understand.

We're flying to NYC on Friday and I can't wait. If anyone is around and wants to join us kniting on Wednesday the 7 March let me know, it'd be great to see you, we are joining a local group called Booze and Yarn at Luca Lounge in the East Village.