Does anyone have a favorite bulky yarn lace-type shawl pattern? I'd like to knit a shawl for my 87 year old mother in the coming months.
So far, 13 guys have signed up to participate in the Secret Santa event.
In case you missed it - you send me your mailing address. On Monday, December 4th I'll send you the address of another guy. You'll send him an appropriate knitting-related gift (yarn, notions, patterns, etc.) worth around $15.00 USD. At the same time, someone else will be sending you one as well.
Deadline for sign-up is 7:00am US Pacific Time on Monday, December 4th.
Actually this is the link to the flickr slideshow, it will be up for a while. I wanted to share with you guys as well.
One sock down, one to go! This sock was done on 2
circs (US size 2) I used the Turbo Naturals...
I am also working on the Artyarns P50: Diamond Modular
Scarf. Using US size 6 circ. I'm knitting it
with the Plymouth Yarn Boku (very much like Noro but
half the cost). I do find that it knits easier than
the Noro (less texture).
You all know of "the sweater's curse" where you knit your sweetie a sweater, and he (or she) immediately breaks up with you. I'm just curious if that has ever happened to anyone on this site. It doesn't have to be a sweater, either...Just any knit item will do. In full disclosure, the last guy I dated seriously, a big handsome lug up in Vancouver, who I shall refer to as "Captain Canada" never even bothered to thank me for the Christmas scarf I knitted and sent to him last year.... (Some kind of stupid, he was).
Evelyn from Knitty Noddy (http://www.knitty-noddy.com/) informed me via email yesterday that the Filati Men's #5 pattern book is due in any day now - it has arrived at the distributor and they were getting it in the mail to her. She writes "personally I like the looks of Filati Men #5 better (and it's not just the models, the patterns look better too :-P )." She now has up on her website her collection of men's pattern books at http://www.knitty-noddy.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&root=4867bd5b1e17df5d876a27c961e9dcc9&category_id=5cb28ee2559aa352e7c1e02e7c4c97ab&option=com_phpshop
She writes "Hopefully this will make it easier to locate these issues, don't have to paw through a bunch of girl stuff!"
She really is great to work with, and will look around for something she doesn't stock and is happy to special order.
I have no connections to her business - just a happy customer!
Off to Oklahoma City this weekend (if the airports are still open due to the storm), where I hope to meet up with OKKnitguy and have a tour of Oklahoma City's wild, wooly fiber scene and knit quietly by my parent's fireside and be lavished with homecooked food.
Jonathan in DC
not scottish at all (therefore ...).
Walked out of the house this morning without knitting bag -- realized that about 1/2 way to work.
finishing up an exhange item for another list that *must* go into the mail today - a crocheted item, and somehow managed to lose the crochet hook with 5 stitches left to go.
Lost a detailed post to my music forum TWICE while trying to post it.
and to top off everything - my neice has officially moved to Japan (they landed in Tokyo this morning).
Hope my mood changes soon because I have to celebrate christmas something like 12 more times before the day actually occurs - and right now I am feeling very Scrooge-ish.
Just thought I'd quit lurking and say hello. I've recently taken up knitting (again!) but still haven't done anything more complicated than a baby blanket or two, and a few hats. I dream of the day I will have enough skill to do a sweater and enough stamina to do an afghan, but for now I'm working on my first sock. I'm glad to have found the group and look forward to learning what I can from the various interactions.
I am looking for individuals who would like to be "knittng partners". This idea comes from a blog I read , a person who met others online, to send patterns, yarn samples, there favorite knit-knacks to. Penpalls of a sort with passion for knitting. I would love to start this with all sorts of members all over the world, so lets see were this goes. Any takers?