Archive - Jan 2006

January 26th

Darrel's picture

Cat Hair Yarn

I got a kitty and want to spin kitty hair yarn. Her coat is super soft and about an inch in length, which I've read seems to be the minimum for spinning it without needing to blend it with wool.

I found a company that will spin the yarn for you, but that's no fun. Anyone ever spun pet hair?

Twisted, humorous commentary is also encouraged! :)

Weekly Topic #7

Who do knit for the most; yourself or others?

Elad Fox's picture

My only complaint

My only complaint since the site changes is that when I come to the site (HOME) it always says PAGE NOT FOUND instead of having all the latest posts. It's been like that for a week or so. It has all the sidebar stuff such as polls and log on window.

Elad 

January 25th

madhatter7zero's picture

I Got This Briotch!

My first briotch stitch attempt.

I just had to show this off because I've been wanting to learn how to do this stitch for awhile now.  Well tonight I finally made myself sit down and figure it out.  This is the briotch stitch.  I call it the bitch stitch because that's just what it was to learn... a bitch!  lol.....  I think the hardest thing for me to figure out was how to do the yarn over but once I figured that out I was knitting this stitch almost as fast as I can knit a 2x2 rib. 

January 24th

TrinidadCA's picture

Men Who Knit

Here is a cool article to read

January 23rd

Jordan's picture

Two toys

Hello everyone.  I'm new here.  I live near Boston, MA and have been knitting for almost a year.  I'm very excited to have stumbled across this site.  It's great (and humbling!) to see what everyone's working on.

I wanted to share two little projects I've just finished.  First, a snake.  It's from "Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy" by Jess Hutchinson. This is my first project on DPNs!

 

January 22nd

ChrisN15720's picture

I enjoy knitting because...

it relaxes me.
55% (96 votes)
I love making beautiful artwork.
23% (40 votes)
it entertains me when I'm bored.
6% (11 votes)
it's challenging.
12% (21 votes)
it's a great source of income.
4% (7 votes)
Total votes: 175

Darrel's picture

Theme Problems

I have have the new theme working on IE/Mac. If it's working on the old Mac version, I can only assume the latest PC version would render it fine.

If you don't see the user login block, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The user login block is now located on the right. It's size was apparently breaking the theme, but this isn't an issue on the right side. All the world loves a workaround!

I've looked at the site in IE/Mac, Safari, Firefox, Camino and the whitespace/left column dropping issue is gone.

I created this new thread to report any theme problems you're experiencing with the theme. Just leave a comment with what's going on and the browser and version you're using, as well as whether you're on xp, osx, linux, etc.

drmel94's picture

Tendonitis be damned!

My hands & wrists continue to limp along (get it? limp-wristed?), so the other day I stopped by Michael's and bought a Knifty Knitter round loom set (all 4 sizes on sale for $10). Basic stuff, but I figured out how to knit & purl. The day my hands went verkacht, I had bought some Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick to make scarves for the Bundle Up New Orleans project. Since my hands weren't cooperating, I tried it on the knitting machine, but the yarn is just too bulky, even on every third needle. So the looms seemed to be the logical choice and are working okay, though I'm not trying to be fast, in order to spare my hands.

January 19th

Darrel's picture

Face Lift

As you may have already noticed, the default site theme has changed. This was done both because of the comments based on the BlueMarine theme and in anticipation of an upcoming site upgrade and changes involving the way themes will be handled.

I and others like the user pictures apprearing in posts and comments as they do in BlueMarine. The new theme has those, a cleaner layout, and loads faster than previous themes.

The other themes will go away soon, but will remain available via your account preferences for a little while longer.

If you experience any issues with the new theme or miss something present in other themes, please let me know and I'll do my best to address those issues.