Archive - Apr 2012 - Blog entry

April 21st

Antinuos's picture


Realmente gostaria de agradecer pela criação desse site onde pessoas inteligentes compartilham o que há de mais belo: as suas criações! Sinto-me contente e um pouco tímido... Contente por estar participando. Tímido por ser iniciante na arte de tricotar, embora o faça desde a adolescência. Agora estou no meio do meu terceiro projeto pra valer.

CLABBERS's picture

Finished Vest

I actually finished something I can wear other than a scarf or hat! I like the way it turned out. I need to block it now that it is all done. I had already blocked it before I joined the front and the back. I really enjoyed the experience. The next project, I think, is going to be a knitted jacket made with super chunky wool that I can wear late fall and early spring.

davidUK's picture

Orkney wool

Dear friends,

I have oft waxed lyrical about the lovely wool from Orkeny and especially the delights of the North Ronaldsay wool hand dyed by Pam Murray. I found her online here: my recent vest was knitted in her 4 ply


April 20th

AKQGuy's picture

Some FO's and items to be started

I made another roar hat this week for a co-workers kid because I simply have that much left over yarn from two skeins of the Berroco Vintage. Nice stuff, I do say, better then Encore.I also tore out the lap blanket I was making for work because it looked like some hideous 1972 afghan and re-knit it into this that I finished and blocked this morning.

April 19th

Theknittingbuilder's picture

Great site!

Just wanted to say hi and im glad to fine a site for us blokes who knit. ive only just started and knitted my 1st scarf ( pics to follow!), so tips and ideas are gratefully received. thanks

April 17th

davidUK's picture


davidUK's picture

Pictures to follow

I assumed you cold upload from th seems not...grrrrrr

davidUK's picture

Some finishers and some in progress...

Dear knitting chums,

It's been a while since my last rant/ramble (thank you all for your kind and consoling words) So I thought I'd check in with you all and updates some projects and plans.

April 14th

CLABBERS's picture

To Block or Not To Block

I finished the front and back of the vest. It was not nearly as difficult as I first imagined. I certainly did learn a lot though. I tried out the mattress stitch as several of you recommended and it works like a charm. Even my wife was impressed with how slick it works when you pull on the ends and she has been an embroiderer and cross-stitch guru for 40 years.

April 12th

scottly's picture

Finally got to wear my vest and...

It's been done for month and this is the first day that it's been cool enough to wear an alpaca vest. I have to say though, I thought I looked OK when I stepped out of the house this morning. White button down, nifty tie, brown dress slacks, brown and OD tweed jacket and of course my nutmeg colored vest not so freshly off the needles. Ralf said I looked cute - but he always says that.