Archive - May 2012 - Blog entry

May 27th

scottly's picture

mercerized cotton

I have been such a knitting slug lately this is all I've accomplished in weeks maybe months.

May 26th

CLABBERS's picture

Cropped Short-Sleeved Sweater

The sweater I was making for my mom is finished. I discovered a few things as I was making the front panel borders. I made the right-front border by picking up stitches from the bottom up to avoid having to tie off and weave in ends at the neckline...I still struggle to get that perfect. When I did the same thing on the left-front panel, it didn't look the same.

May 25th

debluvs2knit's picture

My first attempt at kniting a baby sweater

Not that great but it was fun doing it. Yes, it is still in my stash of finished pieces. Maybe one day it will turn into a pair of socks for me.

debluvs2knit's picture

Thank you Men Who Knit

Thank you, to the Admin and others that allowed me to join your group. I know this is primarily a place for men to come and show off their kniting skills and WIP and finished pieces. I have so admired the men who aren't to bashful to show off and talk about their love for kniting. You guys rock! I hope to learn much from all of you.

davidUK's picture

In need of inspiration...

My very good friend katie is 40 in August...and I'd like to knit her smething nice.

May 24th

ronhuber's picture


I spent my time in Canada knitting a shawl for my niece but will block it and gift it in the fall. In between time I knit three pairs of socks. The ones on the left are knit with Zauberball from Germany, the middle with Patons, and the ones on the right with a yarn I bought in Germany a few years ago. All are 80% wool and the rest nylon.

May 21st

CLABBERS's picture

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

I was binding off the sleeves to the short sleeve sweater I am making and found that the bind of wasn't as stretchy as I wanted it to be. So I searched on You Tube and found Cat Bordhi-PERSONAL FOOTPRINTS-Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. It's a confusing video to watch for me because I am a thrower, but I followed her verbal directions and it worked great.

May 19th

andyz280f's picture

Baby Alpaca Celtic Cable Scarf

This is the recent addition to my project portfolio. Made from Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampat0 - Aran Weight Color 904. Using Size 15 needles. I like to do cable work, probably fits my ADD as there is always something going in the work.

WARNING - Boyfriend curse not limited to Boyfriends!

I'm the first one to admit that superstitious beliefs are just silly. However, just this week while knitting a pair of socks for my nephew, we got into a knockdown, drag out fight over his treatment of his little brother.
A couple years ago, the same thing happened with a different nephew and to this day, we're still not speaking.
There's something to it.

May 18th

mr.cullen's picture

Neck warmers, socks, and my future

Hi all. When I haven't been in school, I have finished a neck warmer using spare worsted-weight yarn on #10.5 circular needles. Hopefully this will be for next winter (and colder weather). And last week I bought a newly published sock book "The Sock Knitter's Handbook" by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott.