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MMario's picture

Too Good?

I saw mention of an online yarn shop the other day - looked into it and the prices seemed really good. I mean *really* good.

So I just ordered some yarn. I had SHIPPING confirmation 15 minutes after ordering. And WITH shipping the five pounds of yarn is only $105.

(it works out to about 1/2 cent per yard)

Makes me wonder....am I dreaming? will let you know how things look after I get the yarn.

MasonM's picture

My First Sock Is Taking Shape

I seriously didn't think I would be able to do a sock, but it's actually starting to take shape and that shape is definitely that of a sock.

I only made it with a 4 inch top because I don't have enough yarn to do taller ones. But that's ok, I prefer shorter socks anyway.

Today I make the heel flap and turned the heel. I wasn't sure if I could do the heel turn, but I just followed the instructions and sure enough I had a turned heel! Woohoo!

I'm now working on shaping the gusset. I did make one mistake. I knitted one round as instructed, and then did a decrease round. I was supposed to do another knitted round before doing another decrease round, but I forgot and did another decrease round instead. Oops. I'm hoping it won't mess it up too badly.

Stephen450's picture

Pink Scarf

Here is my third scarf-- I learned how to make fringe and now I want to put it on everything! I think I'm ready to graduate into some real production work and am thinking about a child's sweater because it will work up faster than an adult's size with less investment in materials. Any thoughts?

KnitMark's picture

Working on my 1st glove

Hey guys! This is my 1st post, and what better way to start my 1st post than with a picture of my 1st glove? I started it yesterday evening. As you can see from the pic, the cuff, palm, and part of the thumb are finished. It's going amazingly well.

Wonartist66's picture

PLEASE buy some STITCH MARKER to help AIDS Life-Cycle~~~~

Hi eveybody! I have a favor to ask for youguys. I am helping for blogger "Impossible Princess"-Krystfer http://queerknits.blogspot.com doing "AID LifeCycle." He have to rise $2.500 to participating in this ride.

He is saying that need help from our blogging community. This is something very important for our socirty to help does who have a AIDS!

If youguys want to donate, even smell amount is Ok~~ PLEASE DO SO! Http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5311 to Donate to Krystfor. We need your help!!
So Iam selling my handmade STITCH MARKER to eveybody!
All the money goes to Impossible Princess , PLEASE make yourself buy one of my stitch marker and help AID Life Cycle!

VISIT HERE to buy the stitch Marker:
http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

"AIDS Life-Cycle is co-produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and is designed to advance their shared interests to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.It is gonna be on June 3-9, 2007, as cyclists and volunteers will travel 545 miles through beautiful California from San Francisco to Los Angeles"

THNAKS,

CHARLES

Wonartist66's picture

PLEASE buy some STITCH MARKER to help AIDS Life-Cycle~~~~

Hi eveybody! I have a favor to ask for youguys. I am helping for blogger "Impossible Princess"-Krystfer http://queerknits.blogspot.com doing "AID LifeCycle." He have to rise $2.500 to participating in this ride.
He is saying that need help from our blogging community. This is something very important for our socirty to help does who have a AIDS!
If youguys want to donate, even smell amount is Ok~~ PLEASE DO SO! Http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5311 to Donate to Krystfor. We need your help!!
So Iam selling my handmade STITCH MARKER to eveybody!
All the money goes to Impossible Princess , PLEASE make yourself buy one of my stitch marker and help AID Life Cycle!

VISIT HERE to buy the stitch Marker:
http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

"AIDS Life-Cycle is co-produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and is designed to advance their shared interests to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.It is gonna be on June 3-9, 2007, as cyclists and volunteers will travel 545 miles through beautiful California from San Francisco to Los Angeles"

THNAKS,

CHARLES

grandcarriage's picture

powerlessness

I admit to being powerless to resist yarn. I just bopped into my LYS to pick up a skein of something soft in bulkyweight and natural grey brown to repair a Canadian First Nation's sweater (some coastal tribe, I've forgotten the name) and to my HORROR: Yarn sale! She isn't going to carry some of my favorite mohair anymore: Plymouth Outback Mohair....fabulous, and CHEAP AND NOW.....40% OFF! I almost got into a grabbing match with some cow who DARED STAND BETWEEN ME AND A YARN! I bought enough for 2 sweaters for $45. I also bought some interesting textured yarn that I had used in the hat and scarf set for my sister in law. I got off easy: under $100. It is official. I have no self control. Last night I finished a scarf, and prepared yardage for Mom's "Kaffe Fassett Small squares sweater"... should I send her something to tide her and Dad over in the meantime? They didn't yet get a Christmas present....I feel guilty. Bad son, bad son...

Wonartist66's picture

Buy some STITCH MARKER to help AIDS Life-Cycle~~~~

Hi eveybody! I have a favor to ask for youguys. I am helping for blogger "Impossible Princess" - Krystfer http://queerknits.blogspot.com/2006/11/starting.html doing "AID LifeCycle." He have to rise $2.500 to participating in this ride.
He is saying that need help from our blogging community. This is something very important for our socirty to help does who have a AIDS!
If youguys want to donate, even smell amount is Ok~~ PLEASE DO SO! Http://www.aidslifecycle.org/5311 to Donate to Krystfor. We need your help!!
So Iam selling my handmade STITCH MARKER to eveybody!
All the money goes to Impossible Princess , PLEASE make yourself buy one of my stitch marker and help AID Life Cycle!

VISIT HERE to buy the stitch Marker:
http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

"AIDS Life-Cycle is co-produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and is designed to advance their shared interests to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.It is gonna be on June 3-9, 2007, as cyclists and volunteers will travel 545 miles through beautiful California from San Francisco to Los Angeles"

THNAKS,

CHARLES

grandcarriage's picture

thanks all

I decided to send something that felt fabulous, and wait on the interesting pattern scarf. This is what I sent:

Peruvian Tweed 100% alpaca. (660yds @$27....quite the value)
cast on 90 stitches, k10, p10, follow pattern as presented until you run out of yarn.

It creates this wonderful accordion like fabric that spreads out horizontally to a hood or shoulder shawl, or hanging vertically, collapses down to a scarf. It's soft, wonderful, and I already had it made.

Thanks to all that sent patterns. I look forward to trying them.
Maybe with my hat a day knitting plan, I should do a scarf a week....just as soon as I finish the sweater repairs on my desk and finish the sweaters for Mom and Dad.

MasonM's picture

Trying my first sock.

I'm attempting my first sock. It's been an interesting challenge as it's my first attempt to use double points. After a very awkward start it's coming along ok. I'm following Silver's Sock Class.

To make it a little easier for a first attempt I'm using worsted weight yarn on size 6 DPNs. I'm saving the sport weight cotton yarn for a "good" pair of socks once I get the technique down. Right now I have a roughly 2.5 inch long ribbed tube which will eventually be the 5 inch top of the sock. If nothing else this heavier wool should make a decent house sock.

Today I placed an order for Knit Picks Options circular needles kit as well as the pumpkin orange Eagle knitting tote. With the express shipping they should be here Monday or Tuesday. I'm looking forward to trying out the Options.

Ah well, back to the sock. If it doesn't come out too horribly I'll post a pic once it's finished.

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