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!
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.
Well, it's actually the NH Sheep and Wool Festival, but with all the rain we've been having, I think my friend's daughter's renaming of it was most appropriate.
It was great fun, despite the weather. The vendors were there because that's what they do. The serious I-will-see-vendor-X-and-buy-stuff festival goers were there. What's a little (or even a lot of) rain when there's raw fleece to be purchased? I swear these people are descended from Vikings and fleece acquisistion is the 21st century equivalent of looting and pillaging for them. When we dropped off our 4 fleeces, the Zeilinger's trailer was already half full and it was only halfway through the first day.
Just a quick post here. I wanted to let you all know that I've finished the tutorial on How to knit 2 socks at the same time on 1 long circular needle. I've created a separate blog for this and other techniques that I might learn as I continue my knitting journey - The Boy Who Knits - Techniques.
There are 6 parts to this sock installment:
These instructions can also be found on the sidebar of my main blog, under "Techniques".
The cell phone caddy I made for my boyfriend was met with such an exclamation of delight that I just had to make him another one, so that he can coordinate with his outfits, ya know. This time I used the other novelty yarn that I bought, Ticker Tape, and added an outer pocket for his iPod Nano.
This is my first sweater which is for the charity Feed the Children
As promised, a picture of my first jumper. It's not as impressive as the beautiful socks and shawls on this site, so please forgive me, but so far it's the most adventurous thing I've tackled. I did struggle evenly picking up the neck but it will be better the next time I promise. I am hoping Feed the Children, which is the charity I have knitted it for, like it and that it brightens up the life of one of the abandoned/orphaned children they are trying to help. The colours aren't subtle but they did ask for them to be bright and cheerful so it serves them right!<
Come on guys, who is brave enough to knit this & model it?!
Here's a pair of socks I recently completed. Its the Log Cabin Sock pattern from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick. I knit it using 2.5 balls of Rowan Cork. Was a great project and I'm happy with the result:
as always, theres more info and photos at: brooklyntweed.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend and bring your knitting!