Archive - Aug 5, 2006

Have any of you used recycled Sari silk?

I have some & am knitting up swatches & it does not feel as smooth as I anticipated. I like the slubbiness of it.

Thanks for your input as always.

Martin 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Lars, Lars, Lars

Hey Bud!

Born again are ya??  Well let me tell you that I have been born again so many times my soul has stretch marks!

I'm going to finish up my clogs on the drive home to Texas.  And no, not 'while' I'm driving!.... hey, I just might miss Arizona if I do that!  not bad.

Keep up the good work.

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Victory is Mine!

Well, I've finished the second (or rather third) clog.  All in all, I'm pretty happy with the outcome!

I made the clogs out of Rowan Magpie (a discontinued yarn which I purchased on eBay.)

I've had so much fun with this project that I bought yarn, needles and another copy of the pattern.  I'm giving them to my partner's ex-wife as a birthday present today.

Felting is amazing (especially for us perfectionists - felting covers a multitude of mistakes!)

I've actually created 3 clogs.  The first clog I made was the version with the bumper.  I messed up on the second clog and didn't knit the bumper.  This gave me an opportunity to try both styles.  I decided that I didn't like the feel of the bumper version because I supinate (my foot actually rolls out when I walk.)  As a result, the bumpers started to roll out as well.  So, when I knit the third clog I knit it without the bumper.

Patterns for mature men

Hi guys,

I'm just wondering where do you fellow mature guys go for patterns for yourselves? So many of the popular magazines tend to cater to the younger guys. All well & good but...........

Do you adapt patterns?

Look for vintage designs?

Create your own?

I'm at the stage where I'm about ready to knit for myself & not thrilled at the choice out there. Yes I did the course at F.I.T. but I am interested to hear what you guys have to say.

A lot of us knit for other folk. Family, friends or charity, not that many of us seem to knit for ourselves. Is there a reason for that?