Archive - Feb 2007 - Blog entry

February 14th

knit4brains's picture

Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting

Went yesterday to see the new knitting exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design here in NYC. If you're in the NY area, I strongly recommend that you make a point of seeing this small, but absolutely fascinating exhibit. My favorite piece in the show was the one inch tall sweater with a Picasso painting on the front that was knitted on surgical needles. There's a blind nun somewhere I'm sure. Check it out at...

http://www.madmuseum.org/site/c.drKLI1PIIqE/b.1506945/k.3AD7/Radical_Lace__Subversive_Knitting.htm

February 13th

Wonartist66's picture

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!...Everybody!!!

Hi everybody!!! Happy V-Day!!!
I just want to share this lovly poem with youguys!

"When the sun rises above the horizon
bringing forth the day....
My heart whispers your name.
When the sun hovers proudly above the Earth
casting all sadness away....
My heart whispers your name.
When the sun sinks below the Earth’s edge
having painted its promise to return one day....
My heart whispers your name.

Like the blood flowing through my veins
You are a part of me....
Deeply ingrained in my heart.

And should the sun ever sink never to rise again
And your heart ceases to beat my name in refrain,
Then my heart will continue whispering
its endless whisper....your name.

Like the flesh covering my body
You are a part of me
Deeply ingrained in my heart."

Melanie Bartelt

AND HAPPY KNITTING!!

IvanTheTerrible's picture

Naughty Chap!!

Hi everyone! Long time no chat! Apologies for not having submitted anything for a long time...I visit all the time and it's great to see everyone busy as ever! Well, there has been STEAM coming off my D.P's lately...I found a really cute pattern for wristwarmers ( 'fetching' at 'knitty'), and have been powering through several pairs, some of which will be winging their way to New Jersey for a girlfriends birthday next week! I would highly recommend them as a quick, last minute gift...and the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is knitted on a needle-size down...they have a beautiful feel and are a pleasure to make! Of course there are also socks on the go; MORE Koigu in stunning purples/burnt oranges! STILL haven't found a sweater pattern I like yet...I would like something quite fitted with a retro feel and v-neck...yep! I'm not asking for much, am I?!!! So, if anyone has an idea...Take care, everyone! Ivan

MMario's picture

Too Good?

I saw mention of an online yarn shop the other day - looked into it and the prices seemed really good. I mean *really* good.

So I just ordered some yarn. I had SHIPPING confirmation 15 minutes after ordering. And WITH shipping the five pounds of yarn is only $105.

(it works out to about 1/2 cent per yard)

Makes me wonder....am I dreaming? will let you know how things look after I get the yarn.

February 11th

MasonM's picture

My First Sock Is Taking Shape

I seriously didn't think I would be able to do a sock, but it's actually starting to take shape and that shape is definitely that of a sock.

I only made it with a 4 inch top because I don't have enough yarn to do taller ones. But that's ok, I prefer shorter socks anyway.

Today I make the heel flap and turned the heel. I wasn't sure if I could do the heel turn, but I just followed the instructions and sure enough I had a turned heel! Woohoo!

I'm now working on shaping the gusset. I did make one mistake. I knitted one round as instructed, and then did a decrease round. I was supposed to do another knitted round before doing another decrease round, but I forgot and did another decrease round instead. Oops. I'm hoping it won't mess it up too badly.

Stephen450's picture

Pink Scarf

Here is my third scarf-- I learned how to make fringe and now I want to put it on everything! I think I'm ready to graduate into some real production work and am thinking about a child's sweater because it will work up faster than an adult's size with less investment in materials. Any thoughts?

KnitMark's picture

Working on my 1st glove

Hey guys! This is my 1st post, and what better way to start my 1st post than with a picture of my 1st glove? I started it yesterday evening. As you can see from the pic, the cuff, palm, and part of the thumb are finished. It's going amazingly well.

February 10th

Wonartist66's picture

PLEASE buy some STITCH MARKER to help AIDS Life-Cycle~~~~

Hi eveybody! I have a favor to ask for youguys. I am helping for blogger "Impossible Princess"-Krystfer http://queerknits.blogspot.com doing "AID LifeCycle." He have to rise $2.500 to participating in this ride.

He is saying that need help from our blogging community. This is something very important for our socirty to help does who have a AIDS!

If youguys want to donate, even smell amount is Ok~~ PLEASE DO SO! Http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5311 to Donate to Krystfor. We need your help!!
So Iam selling my handmade STITCH MARKER to eveybody!
All the money goes to Impossible Princess , PLEASE make yourself buy one of my stitch marker and help AID Life Cycle!

VISIT HERE to buy the stitch Marker:
http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

"AIDS Life-Cycle is co-produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and is designed to advance their shared interests to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.It is gonna be on June 3-9, 2007, as cyclists and volunteers will travel 545 miles through beautiful California from San Francisco to Los Angeles"

THNAKS,

CHARLES

Wonartist66's picture

PLEASE buy some STITCH MARKER to help AIDS Life-Cycle~~~~

Hi eveybody! I have a favor to ask for youguys. I am helping for blogger "Impossible Princess"-Krystfer http://queerknits.blogspot.com doing "AID LifeCycle." He have to rise $2.500 to participating in this ride.
He is saying that need help from our blogging community. This is something very important for our socirty to help does who have a AIDS!
If youguys want to donate, even smell amount is Ok~~ PLEASE DO SO! Http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5311 to Donate to Krystfor. We need your help!!
So Iam selling my handmade STITCH MARKER to eveybody!
All the money goes to Impossible Princess , PLEASE make yourself buy one of my stitch marker and help AID Life Cycle!

VISIT HERE to buy the stitch Marker:
http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

"AIDS Life-Cycle is co-produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and is designed to advance their shared interests to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.It is gonna be on June 3-9, 2007, as cyclists and volunteers will travel 545 miles through beautiful California from San Francisco to Los Angeles"

THNAKS,

CHARLES

grandcarriage's picture

powerlessness

I admit to being powerless to resist yarn. I just bopped into my LYS to pick up a skein of something soft in bulkyweight and natural grey brown to repair a Canadian First Nation's sweater (some coastal tribe, I've forgotten the name) and to my HORROR: Yarn sale! She isn't going to carry some of my favorite mohair anymore: Plymouth Outback Mohair....fabulous, and CHEAP AND NOW.....40% OFF! I almost got into a grabbing match with some cow who DARED STAND BETWEEN ME AND A YARN! I bought enough for 2 sweaters for $45. I also bought some interesting textured yarn that I had used in the hat and scarf set for my sister in law. I got off easy: under $100. It is official. I have no self control. Last night I finished a scarf, and prepared yardage for Mom's "Kaffe Fassett Small squares sweater"... should I send her something to tide her and Dad over in the meantime? They didn't yet get a Christmas present....I feel guilty. Bad son, bad son...