Hey guys, I sometimes forget that I'm not all alone and you all have VERY GOOD suggestions. I thought I'd see what you all had to say before I made a trip to my LYS.
knitting trying to make an orangutan for one of my nephews. It's done on US #3's, and a DK-weight mohair yarn. I already altered the pattern instructions slightly to be able to knit in the round on DPNs. It's just plain and simple stockinette stitch. I've already ripped out 60 rows I had done back & forth because I was dropping so many stitches and creating YO's on the purl rows. Doing it in the round has been a bit better, but I've dropped stitches again and I'm really not having any fun and it's not calming to me as knitting usually is. I keep splitting the yarn, can't see it, etc. ARGH!
So, my present collection of projects in progress is about to dissapear. As I am going to be spening Labor Day at a secluded lake house I can't think of anything better to do than gather supplies to start a new project! For some reason I have this voice in my head telling me to make a Cable Scarf...and it is a forcefull voice!
Is this a dumb idea for a new knitter? How hard (honestly) is this endevor going to be? I really have the burning desire to try it! Does anyone have any cool basic Cable-Scarf patterns? Resources?
This is my first post to a knitting blog, so I am excited to kick it off with a photo of a recently completed project. I have a hard time finishing what I start (a common condition among the knitters I know), so it was especially satisfying to bind off after finishing this one. There were a lot of false starts with this project, as it's a pattern of my own design and I had to start over a couple of times to figure out what I wanted to do. If anyone has some suggestions on how to better photograph knitting, please let me know. Thanks!
Please don't laugh at his little thumb-tack eyes, he's very sensitive about them. Besides, I haven't decided what I want to use for the eyes yet and the push pin is purely temporary.
I feel pretty groovy because knitty.com labeled the pattern 'piquant', "A little something for the seasoned knitter." Yee Haw!
The pattern is "Nicholas's Fingerless Gloves" that I found on Knitting pattern Central. It's "no-cable-needle" cable was really quite fun to work, and both gloves came together pretty quickly. This was my first attempt at working glove fingers (I had previously made fingerless "mittens" and regular mittens with just a thumb). I ended up buying a pair of shorter DPN's in the same size to work the fingers on the second glove and that made things a little easier to handle. I could just leave the un-needed stitches on their own needles rather than put them on a holder or onto waste yarn while each finger was worked. I found closing the gap between the fingers a bit tricky (picking up 2 stitches to close gap, and working the ends of the yarn as each new finger was started) but I think I managed it okay.
i'd like to learn how to make a sock. i don't know how yet and have been looking over patterns and everything seems to be tailored for men with dinky little feets. definitely am feeling a little left out since i've got honking huge big feet. anyone have any suggestions?? i almost started Jacquiline Fee's spiral socks then my friend M. took one look at the picture of 'em and said "OOOOOHH!!! how clever!!!! a dildo-cozy!!!"
I'm working on Fetching, from the latest Knitty, and it gives me this set of directions for the thumb:
"[...] there will be 7 sts below the opening and 6 sts above. Attach yarn and k the 7 sts on lower needle; using a second needle, pick up and k 2 sts in space between upper and lower needle, k first 3 sts from upper needle; using a third needle, k remaining 3 sts from upper needle and pick up and k 2 sts in space between this needle and lower needle. [...] "
Can anyone make sense of that "knit in space business"? It has halted my forward momentum.
The socks I've been slowly working on are finally done! They are 100% alpaca and very cozy. I'm pretty happy with them, they look nice and fit well. The only thing I've noticed is that the second one is just slightly bigger than the first. I think my guage was a little looser on the second. Does anyone know if there is a way to safely shrink the left sock to match the right one? Again, it's pretty minor, but if it's anyone has any tips, I might try to rememdy it. Thanks everyone and take care! -Ken
2 out of 5 scarves for the Christmas list are now done. This one was fun because of the combinations of odds and ends from my until-now-untouched 10 year old stash.
Hey guys, for a look at my projects go to my blog www,knittingtrucker.blogspot.com. 2 afghans and sweater are posted there. Martin, the thong only has the back strap completed so I didn't take a pic of it yet. Been too busy to work on it right now.