I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for being active members of this great site, and for being as supportive as you are, both for those of you who are experienced knitters, and for those of us who are just learning all of the beginning knitting stitches.
Not to mention, your recent support for Gene and for Peter Mark for their individual, yet very important to them, and to us a a group.
I decided to break up the Sunday morning relaxing with a bit of blogging. I typically brew myself a pot of teas as Bob walks the dogs over for a paper and relax in my chair knitting on Sunday morning's. It's to pay myself back for the typical Saturday morning of cooking and scrubbing.
This morning's project is a continuation of the Christmas Socks.
The Washington DC Shambhala Center is hosting Elaine Yuen, a Buddhist teacher from Philly, in a day long workshop on knitting and meditation on Saturday, October 15, 10 am to 5 pm. If you're interested or would like to register, you can go here:
I am planning on making a baby blanket for a friend of mine. I have found some patterns, everything from a washcloth-type pattern to some so complicated that I can't begin to understand them. I am looking for something that would be considered middle of the road, probably a pattern without a lot of lacy holes in it. Baby fingers and lace aren't a good match.
My six year old was diagnosed with Stage II non-Hodgkins lymphoma last month. So far he's doing great with the chemo, including he hasn't missed a day of 1st grade. What can you tell me about an interesting hat that I can make for him now that we cut off all his hair. (We had to cut it all off. He was walking around school, pulling it out and giving it to people.
Can anyone think of, or has anyone heard of a non-aqueous, pre-blocking, soaking liquid? The deal is I’m working on a double-knit rug made out of jute twine. I’d like to soak it in an effort to even out the stitchery a little. Knitting with jute is a little like knitting with wood.
This was the first knit project I started, and one of the first I finished. The yarn (yes, cheap acrylic, but I'm glad I learned on that) and needles (size 10) were both gifts from a friend switching to crochet. (Actually, the herringbone scarf I've posted is for her.) It is all done in bamboo stitch with a garter edging. It's about 7' long, which is about what I wanted.