Tonight I went to “Stitch and Pitch” at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
I was whining a couple of weeks ago at Monday Night Knit in San Francisco about how loose and loopy my double-knit bath mat was looking.
This is a rug I just finished for my sister. She picked the pattern and she picked the colors.
This is my first double knitting swatch. It’s done with some Lion Brand cotton yarn that has turned out to be a little pillish. But I’ve found out that I sure do like double knitting.
I can hardly believe it’s done. It’s my first F.O. in the round. What an experience.
One of the pleasures of the Portuguese method is that of “playing” the yarn. The yarn is stretched taut from the knitter’s neck to the needle.
It’s my first Man-Made Rug. It’s made of all-jute gardening twine from India. Each ball of 208 ft. cost me $1.49 at my local hardware store so it was a very inexpensive project.
I have this fantasy of belonging to a men’s rug-making collective called “Man-Made Rugs: rugs for men, by men” or maybe just “Man-Made Rugs”.
Very good video about the Scottish sweater (jumper) industry on YouTube. Go to YouTube and type in "Pringle of Scotland Animation by David Shrigley - Life Behind The Scenes". You’ll love it.
I would like to find circular needles with a long needle part. Does anyone know of anyone who makes custom circs?