A look into the dark and disturbing history of the Tree Huggers Project in Iowa City and the Yarn Bombers behind it.
I was watching the news tonight and they said that from Long Island to Boston they’re just getting their ass kicked with this winter blizzard tonight.
One evening last summer as the fog got sucked in, thick and cold, through the Golden Gate and the foghorns bellowed low and stubbornly into the oncoming mist like giant, 3-story cows in the distance, I picked up some jute gardening twine from deep in my stash and started double-knitting this rug.
I’ve started a sock with a 100% cotton yarn (Sugar and Cream by Lily). I’m doing it top down and I’m 2 or 3 inches into the 2x2 ribbing. And I'm finding that when I stretch out the ribs they stay kind of stretched out instead of snapping back like the wool socks do. Is this going to be a problem? Will they stay up or pool at the tops of my shoes? And what about shrinkage?
Can anyone think of, or has anyone heard of a non-aqueous, pre-blocking, soaking liquid? The deal is I’m working on a double-knit rug made out of jute twine. I’d like to soak it in an effort to even out the stitchery a little. Knitting with jute is a little like knitting with wood.
I was just reading something that describes knitting as an “ancient practice”. Is that true? For something to qualify as “ancient” for me it would need to come from the time before the fall of the Roman Empire, i.e., 476 AD. Does anyone know how far back knitting goes?
PS I got the 476 AD idea from the Merriam-Webster.
Here are a couple of pairs of fingerless gloves I’ve made for my friends Aurora and Amy. They are serious sports fans.
Because of Bob’s posts and Ron’s subsequent mention of Anna Zilboorg I was inspired to borrow “Fancy Feet, traditional knitting patterns of Turkey” by Anna Zilboorg from the San Francisco Publ
This is my first dk hat. The pattern is called “doubleknitski, one warm-a** double knit ski cap” by Alison Hansel from The Blue Blog. It’s free on the web.
OK, I’m an ignorant novice. So with that said, I do not understand the whole varying-and-interchangeable-lengths-of-cables-for-circular-needles thing.