Archive - Aug 2007 - Blog entry

August 15th

Recent work

Hi all,

August 14th

machinarex's picture

Yarn Recommendations

I'm a big fan of Schaeffer Yarns...you know, the self striping ones that are frequently in jewel tones, and are all named after various famous women (Indira Ghandi, Dian Fossey, Frida, etc)

August 13th

Crafty Andy's picture

Hufflepuff In the beginning there is a scarf

I have never made a scarf on the round. I already I have encountered the changing of colors to be one of the challenges it gives us as crafters. A machine can do this without problems.

August 12th

Elemmaciltur's picture

New Episode is Out!!!

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Yay! Knitters Uncensored episode #06 is out!!! Go download and listen!

August 11th

Crafty Andy's picture

Irish Hiking Cap Done

It was frogged and recasted and it is done. The color is not as it looks. I actually like this color is a lime Green, not as neon as it looks.

August 10th

phantomknitter's picture

If at felt you don't succeed, try, try again

Ok, my first felted project actually came out quite well!

August 9th

Elemmaciltur's picture

Sock from my own hand-dyed

So, I've finished one side of the anklets that I knit from one of my own hand-dyed. And as you all have expressed the wish to see it knit up, I just can't resist....

...so, here it is:

Started: 30th July 2007
Finished: Half-way on 09th August 2007
Yarn: Regia 4-ply, Hand-dyed by me (75% superwash virgin wool, 25% polyamid; 50 g / 210 m)
Needle: 2.5 mm/100 cm Lang Needles (comparable to Addi Turbos)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On

The colours in the yarn itself vary so greatly...this is even more so pronounced when the sock is knit up. From the right and the left side of the same sock, the colours are just totally different!

The colours are as close as I can get in such bad lighting environment we have today (rain and rain and overcast and grey)...it was with my mad touch-up skillz(TM) that I can get this result. (@ ISO 400, hence the graininess).

Anyway, y'all have a great weekend!

Crafty Andy's picture

Crocus your Dishcloth

This is another step into the workings of knitting. I often find that making dishcloths or washcloths is a great way of learning a stitich.

rjcb3's picture

Preemie Diaper Shirt/Vest

I like the way that this turned out. One of the projects that I'm working on THIS month is some diaper shirts for preemies.

BronxKnit's picture

Mens Knit Night

Last night I went to my first (of many) meetings of Men's Knit Night at Knitty City here in New York City.