Jillie's blog

Recruiting Effort

Do any of you guys have girl knitter friends who would be interested in joining the sister site Women Who Knit?

Thank You

Big Big Thank-you's to all of you who responded to Bennett's post.  WOW.  He was so happy!

And Jesse...I will get him his own ID here!

 

Jill 

From Bennett Age 8

Hi everyone.  My name is Bennett.  I am 8 and just starting to knit.  I think it's going pretty good. My mom attached a picture of my knitting and of me.   I had some holes in it and I started again.  I want to make a potholder when I can get my stitches to go real good.  I am glad there are other guys who knit.

 

 

2 strand of worsted weight =1 strand of bulky?

I have a cabled poncho pattern I am going to start after I finish the Shepherds Jacket.  It calls for 2 strands of worsted weight.  I found a great chunky weight in a colour I really like.  So huys...does a double strand of worsted - a single starand of chunky?

So....What's In Your Knitting Bag?

 

I just had a night out with my friends who knit.  We were talking about our different knitting bags, and what we carry in them.  There was some pretty funky stuff there!  So....What does your knitting bag look like....and what do you carry in it?

 I currently use 2.  One is black microfibre with a blue "J" embroidered on it.  I use that for travel. My favorite right now is just a lined blue straw totle bag I use in the summer.

Inside I have

  • my current project
  • a small green flowered zip case which contains my tools...scissors, stitch markers, stitch holders..crochet hooks needle sizer etc.
  • Assorted knitting needles
  • hand cream
  • chapstick (who wants chapped lips whilst knitting?
  • Breath Mints (who knows who you're gonna meet?)

Wooden Knitting Needles

Has anyone used birch knitting needles? Or any other type of wood?  I have seen glass ones too.  Has anyone ever seen or used them?

Question...and perhaps a dumb one

Ok, so yesterday I was somewhere on the web and found a link to a site called Women Who Knit.  I didn't save the link.  I've looked on this site, and links, and have done a yahoo search.  Was I seeing things?  Does anyone know about or have a link to this site?

 

thanks much

 

Kids and Knitting

     Today my kids went to a writing club.  One of the mothers in the neighborhood who also home schools thought it would be cool to get other home schoolers together and share their writing, and do a project together. 

     The kids gdt quite excited after they got there.  They wrote and drew pictures and nobody lost hair or threw themselves to the floor!

     Of course my knitting went with. One of the other moms expressed an interest in learning. We talked about the Waldorf Schools.   They actually have a knitting curriculum.  Supposedly it helps kids with meth.  It never helped me, but that's another story!  Anyway, this discussion culminated in me volunteering to do arts and crafts with the kids in my back yard this summer.  Part of the program will be learning to knit. Guys and girls. I am starting the group in June.  We'll post pictures...ummm how does one do that here?

First Post...so here I am

So here I am.  I started reading this blog about 6 months ago when I added it to my knitting page on My Yahoo.  I have a daughter 9 who knits, and a son who is 7 that has just learned.  Imagine the surprised faces at my daughter's Tae Kwon Do calss when he sat on the side lines and whipped that out!

 I wish it wasn't that way.  i am sure you guys have experienced similar looks.  Gawd.  I use knitting in my meditation practice.  The repetitive stitches and rythmn of the needles helps to clear my head. Currently I am working on a Shepherd Jacket from Peace Fleece.  For those of you who have never checked out their website, please do at hyyp://peaclefleece.com   I am  also working on a basketweave shawl. I  haven't gotten into anything too heavy yet.  My grandmother taught me years ago.  I have stopped and started, stopped and havenow been knitting for about 5 years.  I  consider myself still a novice b/c I really haven't ventured into anything real difficult yet.  Getting there.  Nice to be here.   

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