Submitted by andyz280f on Sat, 2012-07-14 09:12
Here is the pattern that a few of you guys have requested of me. Enjoy and Happy Knitting.
Snow Drift Afghan
Approx. 53" x 62" before fringe.
Whatever worsted weight yarn you are going to use. 29"circular needles No. 8 or size to get gauge of 23 sts of 1 pattern repeat measuring 4-3/4 inches and 6 rows = 1". Crochet hook No. 5 or F.
Submitted by andyz280f on Sat, 2012-07-07 10:02
Well I am at the point of sewing up my first sweater. The Orange hoodie I made. Nervous, never did one before. But I think that if I take my time it should come out okay. Now I am starting an Afghan. I think this one will come out good too.
Submitted by andyz280f on Sat, 2012-05-19 10:13
This is the recent addition to my project portfolio. Made from Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampat0 - Aran Weight Color 904. Using Size 15 needles. I like to do cable work, probably fits my ADD as there is always something going in the work.
Submitted by andyz280f on Sat, 2012-03-31 12:58
I am making this for my roommate (exwife) (don't say it, we still get along). I found it to be a fun project so far and she seems to like it so far. I am using Berroco Comfort Worsted weight. 50% superfine nylon and 50% super fine acrylic. Pumpkin color.
Submitted by andyz280f on Sat, 2012-02-11 20:13
I just bought some baby alpaca yarn. Mainly because I want to see how it knits up for me. So far I like it. It is definitely a very soft yarn. Making a Celtic Cable Scarf. Expensive though. $17 a for a 126 yard skein.
Submitted by andyz280f on Thu, 2012-02-09 12:24
I sometimes will get a gig driving somebodies car from Connecticut to wherever. Sort of a quick side cash pick up. While waiting at the Fort Lauderdale airport for my return flight after one such job ( I had a few hours before my flight) I decided to pull out the Irish Hooded scarf I was working on for my roommate. If you need or like room around you when you are sitting and waiting for something, just pull out your knitting. Men and women alike actually got out of thier seats and moved to other areas. They were that uncomfortable.
Submitted by andyz280f on Sat, 2012-01-21 08:54
Just finished these "Glomitts" for my Father-in-Laws Birthday this week.
Submitted by andyz280f on Wed, 2011-12-28 19:50
I am so excited, I learned a new way (well new for me) of joing yarn when I run out and have to start a new ball/skein. It is called the Russian Join. Here is a link to the youtube video showing how to do it.
I am dancing around the living room singing "no more weaving tails" over and over again. My wife is looking at me like I'm crazy. Whatever! I like this russian join technique.
Submitted by andyz280f on Mon, 2011-12-26 17:32
My newest project is called "Stone Cut Hoodie" got the pattern from Creative Knitting magazine September 2010. This is just the back I am working on. I hope to start the front in a couple of days. This is my first sweater attempt. Making it for my roommate. I think she will look good in it. The 1st pic is of what it should look like. the second is what I have done so far.
Submitted by andyz280f on Sun, 2011-12-18 09:32
Two of my main Christmas presents are done. An Afghan for my mother in law and an Irish hooded scarf for my wife. Both very fun to do.