I am almost finished with JAne Ellison's Akeno from her book Noro Men. I've completed the back, both sleeves the right front. Just started the left front then have to piece it together and knit in the hood and sew in the zipper. Should have done by the holiday weekend and will post a pic. PAttern is easy and completes fast.
My wife found this article about knitwear for the home and thought you all would enjoy it.
I also found the artist Bauke Knottnerus who is referenced at the end of the article. Fun art out of knitting.
I'm not sure how many peopel know about this, so I decided to toss it onto the site. The U.S. Special Olympics is looking for scarves for all the people who are involved. I've added the website to the bottom. Check it out. If you're not working on a project and are looking to, it's a good use of time!
When I first learned to knit almost 8 years ago, I started out with the usual 2 pointed sticks. Since I am an academic wanker, I had to read all I could find on knitting during this introductory phase. Interestingly, at that time I could find only a couple of authors who talked about circulars and these vigorously maintained that circular needles were the only way to go.
I've been on the Facebook Men Who Knit site for a while and love the interaction there and finally took the time to submit my request to be with the big boys here in the full website!!!
After only a few hours of waiting I have been deemed YarnWorthy by the Creators of this wonderful site, the guys with the big balls of yarn! LOL!
I'll be back in the US for a month or so, including 5 days in New York (Oct 6-9), about 10 days in N. Arkansas (Oct 10-19), and 12 days in Seattle (Oct. 20-November 1). Anybody in those places? I'm also wondering about good yarn stores in New York since I'll have plenty of free time there (though it will be jet-lagged time, what the heck).
I had planned to post yesterday. It was on my list of to do items for my first day off work. Yes, every Thursday morning in the quiet hours of work I tend to sit and make my list of "stay awake" projects. But somehow I had forgotten that I had scheduled myself some afternoon training appointments.
since we don't yet know the baby's gender, I went rather neutral in colors except for just a splash for the parents - so it's not just about the kid.
it was fun and can't wait to make another!
I have been knitting up a storm. I have attached a picture of a big dishtowel I am knitting, and 5 dishcloths that I have knitted (2 are not blocked and 3 are). Any way the dishcloths are just done in a garter stitch and I am sure you are all familiar with them.
A couple of months, 2 1/4 skeins, 29,060 stitches later, I finished this beastie!
It's about 72" across and 36" long.