Archive - Aug 6, 2006

skogknits's picture

my first hat!!

ok, so i cheated slightly by starting off small. i made my first hat, a baby striped stocking cap. i gotta say, i need a little more practice using DPNs....you can definitely tell where the seam is. i am hoping that will kinda be hidden after blocking...

kiwiknitter's picture

The Sweater Workshop

I don't care much for groups and MWK is the only group I belong to now, but today I joined The Sweater Workshop Yahoo group.  For those of you who are working from this book, you might want to join.  Jackie Fee is the moderator and offers advice and assistance.

I might add that I've had a couple of very pleasant emails with Ms. Fee and she is great!

So, if circular seamless knitting is for you, come right along and join up!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sweaterworkshop

Jesse

back seam

I am currently working on a teddy bear and it says to sew in the back seam but I have no idea what this means. so if anyone knows what it means please comment back or leave me a message.  

charmingbilly's picture

just an update--nothing special.

after Warren's glowing recommendation i ordered the Jacqueline Fee book and i just got it......excited about the process of working through it.  i've been working on a hooded pullover sweater and decided to rip everything out.  holding the back panel up....i was overcome by a tremendous dissatisfaction......the work so far was just sub par and only excuse i can lob is work has been a madhouse with 3 people off schedule for awhile so i've been providing coverage at the hospital above and far beyond my normal 80 hrs/week.  when my feet hurt, i can't knit worth crap.  i am finishing up one project almost on time.  a dear friend has redecorated her bedroom and bath and wanted washcloths in a brilliant blaze orange colour but in a pattern that would satisfy her "Goth" and "DeathMetal" bent.  so, 6 were done using the skull and crossbones pattern Jeff Shafer has posted here and 6 were more traditional.  i thought of doing the remaining six using logos for bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Biohazard, and Christian Death but have been too tired/lazy/unmotivataed to fight with Excel to chart 'em.  working the skull and crossbones was fun the first two times, but i contemplated falling on my size 35 bamboo needles for the last 4 times.  no pattern is THAT fun, y'knowhutimean?

norfolk n good's picture

Circular needles

To all you guys who said I would love circular needles, Thank you!!

Well, just to give you all a small update. I've been using circular needles for my latest project the Jaqueleen Fee sweater and after a couple of false starts can I just say I love using them. In fact I love using them so much I've just orderd a set of Denise interchangable needles. Ive read a couple of reviews and people sem to like them.

Any of you guys out there used them? Would be interested on your views.

The sweater is coming on a treat by the way, Ive done maybe a third of it already and I am really please with the results. Will post a pic when Ive got a bit more to show you all.