All Secret Santa assignments have been emailed. If you haven't received yours please let me know as soon as possible.
Does anyone have a favorite bulky yarn lace-type shawl pattern? I'd like to knit a shawl for my 87 year old mother in the coming months.
So far, 13 guys have signed up to participate in the Secret Santa event.
In case you missed it - you send me your mailing address. On Monday, December 4th I'll send you the address of another guy. You'll send him an appropriate knitting-related gift (yarn, notions, patterns, etc.) worth around $15.00 USD. At the same time, someone else will be sending you one as well.
Deadline for sign-up is 7:00am US Pacific Time on Monday, December 4th.
I just returned to my home in Mexico and brought along 1200 yeards of laceweight yarn. Do you have a favourite pattern on the internet or suggestions. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks guys.
Actually this is the link to the flickr slideshow, it will be up for a while. I wanted to share with you guys as well.
One sock down, one to go! This sock was done on 2
circs (US size 2) I used the Turbo Naturals...
I am also working on the Artyarns P50: Diamond Modular
Scarf. Using US size 6 circ. I'm knitting it
with the Plymouth Yarn Boku (very much like Noro but
half the cost). I do find that it knits easier than
the Noro (less texture).
You all know of "the sweater's curse" where you knit your sweetie a sweater, and he (or she) immediately breaks up with you. I'm just curious if that has ever happened to anyone on this site. It doesn't have to be a sweater, either...Just any knit item will do. In full disclosure, the last guy I dated seriously, a big handsome lug up in Vancouver, who I shall refer to as "Captain Canada" never even bothered to thank me for the Christmas scarf I knitted and sent to him last year.... (Some kind of stupid, he was).
Evelyn from Knitty Noddy (http://www.knitty-noddy.com/) informed me via email yesterday that the Filati Men's #5 pattern book is due in any day now - it has arrived at the distributor and they were getting it in the mail to her. She writes "personally I like the looks of Filati Men #5 better (and it's not just the models, the patterns look better too :-P )." She now has up on her website her collection of men's pattern books at http://www.knitty-noddy.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&root=4867bd5b1e17df5d876a27c961e9dcc9&category_id=5cb28ee2559aa352e7c1e02e7c4c97ab&option=com_phpshop
She writes "Hopefully this will make it easier to locate these issues, don't have to paw through a bunch of girl stuff!"
She really is great to work with, and will look around for something she doesn't stock and is happy to special order.
I have no connections to her business - just a happy customer!
Off to Oklahoma City this weekend (if the airports are still open due to the storm), where I hope to meet up with OKKnitguy and have a tour of Oklahoma City's wild, wooly fiber scene and knit quietly by my parent's fireside and be lavished with homecooked food.
Jonathan in DC