Archive - Mar 1, 2007 - Blog entry

Lace

Gentlemen, I am taking a 2-day lace class (this Saturday and next) in Berkeley at the Lacis Museum. We will be knitting a mini-shetland shawl and it is suggested we bring a smooth yarn of either fingering or lace weight. For fingering weight they suggest needle size 3-6, for lace weight they suggest needle size 3-6. Can anyone make a suggestion (based on experience) about which I should choose-and the appropriate needle? While you're at it - wool? silk? alpaca? etc...

Thanks!

krooks's picture

Hello from Georgia

Just wanted to say hello. Been knitting for a couple of years now. Just finished my 2nd pair of socks. Looking for a new project and found you guys. Nice to see other males like to knit. Never seen another guy in my local shop - lol.
I started a couple years ago when my daughter (12) wanted to learn. My wife does not know how to thread a needle, so it was up to me to learn so I could teach her.
I have always like to make things. I kind knitting very relaxing. Take Care

kylewilliam's picture

hello all

hey guys - thanks for the notes and emails - I'm doing OK - not knitting a lot right now - just recovering from the trauma of spending a week back home in Indiana/Kentucky - dealing with families and the will and trust, etc. it's all frustrating and confusing - I have never dealt with any of it.

Death is the pits - it's a confusing event that throws tons of emotions in a big pit - it makes the most mundane tasks impossible to accomplish and the most insignificant things soooo important.

today (and this past while) my focus has been on getting access to the family photos - I want to send them all out to get them scanned and copied so that they are archived. When I went to visit my mom (mom and dad were divorced about a year ago) she gave me dad's family tree - so I have bought Reunion 8 (macintosh!) and I have been happily plugging in people - and I have discovered that I can put photos with the names, etc. it's all very interesting - I am hoping to record the history in a current medium (instead of floppy disks or scribbled on carbon copy typing paper) so that future folks in my family might not forget those people who are around now.

of course, my sister that has the trust (the house and everything in it) is keeper of the photos - where they sit in cardboard boxes in the basement (wet, damp, could flood!) - and she is being really difficult. It will be a process - but hopefully sanity will prevail and I'll get to copy the photos... I also would like a few other personal items that were my dads, but I'm mostly hoping to preserve the family history.