this is my first authored post, i think anyway, so i'll start by saying hi everyone!!!! I've been a member for a long time, but kinda forgot until I met Mike at his spindling class last weekend. So re-hi really.
So yeah, I had a bunch of yuck happen and haven't actually spindled since after the class Saturday, but was just itching for it today and I'm totally geeked out by the results and so I have to share and give a HUMONGO thank you to Mike!!!! Unfortunately for him, he's going to have the pleasure of hearing me babble about this in person too. (I can't wait for Spindling 201 and now REALLY can't wait to get a wheel!!! If I wind up into weaving too, you're in trouble.)
My daughter told me a couple of weeks that I'm going to be a grandpa! I waited until today to spread the news because she'd not had a scan. Well the scan informs us that the baby is due February 12th. So I'm asking you guys for tips on any baby items that you may have knitted up that were interesting & well received.
I've gotten it in my head that I need to buy a couple pair of Addi Turbos for some things I'm working on. The LYS here that I've been to doesn't carry them and the other one in town is way overpriced. The bamboo circs I bought, unfortunately, are just too grabby and I spend more time adjusting the yarn around the damn things than knitting. I've got circulars that go down to a 17" length, but frankly that's 2 inches too long (insert bawdy comment here).
So I'm wondering if any of you have a found a good online source (meaning a decent price) for Addi Turbo circulars.
So i figured out why i spend so much money on yarn.
Beacuse i love th egood stuff. i know this may not be a huge surprise to some people but i have discovered Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. I am hooked. And not with a crochet hook.
It all started when i purchased a few skeins for my best knitting lady, Mary, or as all of Long Island knows her, Maeh. It was deep berry purple and soft as anything that i had ever felt. 66yards though? Come on Debbie, help a brother out.
Instead o got more skeins. I figured she could whip it into a fabulous capelet or something. That she did. She bought more to finish it but when i look at it, i want to cry. The drape of the fabric is out of control and the lace stitch she created was flawless. Closures? Yes there little hooye eye type victorian clasps. i know you all want to see this. So maybe a photo can come soon. But serisouly, i am now addicted to Debnie's alpaca silk.
Has anyone here ever participated in the Sock Wars?
I'm tempted as I've done socks before but I'm nervous about getting a pattern that could get me "killed". I have good reason to fear this. The last pair of socks I made involved a pattern where it took me six (6) attempts to start the first one (the 6th attempt being one of my knitting teachers). I started the second successfully by myself. I can see myself getting something with 3 or 4 colors or a toe-up construction, which I've never done.
Luv 'n' Stuff, Bob in Fort Lauderdale, where the boys are...but they don't knit...poor things
This is fun..
Now I know that needles are a very personal preference but I'd be interested to hear which needles you prefer when working with Mohair.
I'm making this scarf/stole for my daughter & using my tortoiseshell needles but it's tough going. I'm wondering if I should spluge on some Addi Turbo's. I think bamboo will be too rough & not allow the yarn to slide on & off the needles.
Lion Brand Ruffled Stole, it was on their latest email.
As always thank you for your advice guys.
Best men on earth.
First, I'm new so HI!!!
Second I'm thinking of making the Hello-Yarn "cycling aran" pattern. It doesn't look too hard (except for putting in the zipper but I've got a sewing machine if it gets bad!)
Has anyone seen it, done it, or thought about it enough to recommend yarns? I'm thinking of checking out Bartlett Yarns "Fishermans Chunky" (or Bulky...whatever they call it!) Looks nice and "Manly" but cheap!
Has anyone here ever knit covers for throw pillows? I'm thinking the silk yarn created from the recycled saris would look really wonderful covering a pillow form (or three or four) and thrown nonchallantly onto my sofa.
I would imagine it would be easy enough to come up with a pattern, but it would be helpful to hear if any Menwhoknit have done it...
Hi guys I want to make a zip up vest for myself. I have found a few patterns around but nothing that I really like.
Two of them have called for a gauge that is about 2 stitches to the inch. I don't really want something made with bulky yarn.
I was wondering if any of the guys on this site have made any vests with zippers and if so if they could share pictures or pattern sources.