I've changed the way the members list is displayed. It's now done in a columned, tabular format allowing you to sort by several criteria. While certainly more attractive, I thought it might help folks find other nearby knitters via the sorting ability. Enjoy!
In an effort to make it easier for you to add images to your posts as well as share other images you might have, but not necessarily want to write a lot about, I've added a new feature to the site.
If you look under the Create Content menu, you'll see a new option labeled "image" which you can use to add an image to the new image gallery, which is linked from the main menu. I've created a few categories to get us started, but if an image you have doesn't fit, simply put it in the uncategorized section and I'll create a good place for it and move it there.
Once you've uploaded an image, you can also add it in to one of your posts. To do this, simply browse the image gallery to find your image. Once located, right-click on it and copy the link to that particular image. When writing your post using the WYSIWYG editor, there's a little icon in the toolbar with a tree. Clicking that will pop-up a box for you to paste the image link in to.
A number of you have written me in the last couple of months expressing your gratitude and asking about how you can help support the site.
Before I was a college-dropout, I was a linguistics major and find great delight in regional variations in language. While making flash cards for one of English students, I realized that the past tense of knit can either be knit or knitted.
I was wondering if you good people would indulge me and reply back whether you "knit a scarf yesterday" or if you "knitted a scarf yesterday" and where you're from.
Here's how I conjugate it in the past tense:
I knit a scarf yesterday.
You knit a scarf yesterday.
He/She knitted a scarf yesterday.
I was wondering if any, some or all of you guys that are retired or not so retired or working par time , if you get together during some daytime hours in the city of San Francisco for coffee and stitches. I will like to meet with other guys for that here in the City, maybe you do it in other cities, I will like to hear from all of you.
I’m glad to see more men knitting. Eventually this will lead to an increase in the availability of men’s patterns as various publications begin to realize that more and more men are defying stereotypes and picking up the needles and demanding something interesting to knit for ourselves. I was looking through the January 2006 issue of Creative Knitting last night, and they only featured two patterns for men. The hat was okay. I might knit it this summer when I’m wondering what to do with all my odds and ends of cascade 220. The sweater, however, was another sweater designed by a woman for a woman to knit for her man. It wasn’t exactly something I’d knit for myself or even wear if some woman did knit it for me. These sentiments are typical for almost every knitting publication or pattern book I look through. I realize these publications won’t change until their marketing departments can begin to measure in dollars the amount of men looking for good patterns. But in the meantime, where does everyone get his patterns?
Well, my wife taught me to knit and then went on a trip with her sisters for a couple of weeks.Anyway I stayed home and have knit us each a scarf. I was able to bind off and finish the end of the scarfs but I am not sure what to do with the tail of yarn left at the beginning of the scarf. It looks like I better not just cut it off or it will unravel. Thanks for any help!
My computer says 11 guests online & 2 members. anyone want to chat?
I'm knitting kilt socks for my son...the first sock was a reject because it was too tight at the top when I tried it on...so I started over and added two more cables and it's fine.....
I'm just curious about reading patterns. At this point I haven't a need to as I am just working on my first project (a scarf) but I have great goals set for myself for the future. I am planning on taking a class after the first of the year but thought I would just check to see if there are any suggestions for an easy way to learn to read knitting patterns. Thanks for your help. I'm really enjoying this knitting.