Archive - Oct 2007

October 4th


Just wanted to say hello. Stumbled across the site and am glad I found it. I hope to learn and advance from my VERY basic status...and meet nice people too.

MMario's picture

Picture handling

posted this in response to someone else's comment - but:

There is a free program out there called Irfanview that converts, crops, resizes, etc pictures. Very handy, very easy to use.

teejtc's picture

Faux Spanish Lace Shawl ala MMario....

Let me first say this: I've knit scarves, hats, socks, and sweaters but NEVER done anything more difficult than a simple seed stitch.

October 3rd

knit1prall2's picture

Fisherman Knit Sweater for my greyhound

As I mentioned in my last entry, I have started my fisherman knit sweater for my greyhound, Ernie. I found the pattern online.

BronxKnit's picture

The Ballad of the 173

I had one stitch too many AGAIN. Sweetie has told me to lay off the needles for a bit (rest of the evening) and tackle something a bit more manageable tomorrow.

MasonM's picture

Finished The Irish Hiking Scarf

I finally finished the scarf tonight. I guess it came out ok for my first attempt at cables.

Now to start the hat.

Aaronknits's picture

My "So Called Scarf" at last!!

Here it is!

October 2nd

PaganCub's picture

deep in the heart of texas

So i'm here, in texas (fort worth/saginaw areas to be specific) on vacation. and since it was so last minute, no one was able to get any time off. so i'm stuck here with nothing to do.

October 1st

Elemmaciltur's picture

On Cherry and Chocolate

Started: 01st September 2007
Finished: ca. 50 g (+/- 5 g) spun and plied, 30th September 2007
Yardage: ca. 155 m (169.5 yrds)
Fibre: Wolle Roedel "Filzwolle", Colour: red-rust, 100% wool
Spindle: Ashford Classic Drop-Spindle (low-whorl)

No, this is not the edible kind. ;-)

This one went through quite a bit of beating. It has many knots where the yarn broke while plying or when I was winding up the plied yarn....this is the price for spinning a single so thin.

I spun up two batches of 25 g and wound each into two separate balls on paper rolls, ready to be plied. I really don't like plying from two different balls....especially the fact that my singles are so energised in spite of having been wound into a ball for a couple of weeks already (well, at least the first 25 g).

The yarn from the two balls kept twisting around each other as soon as it was pulled out of the balls (and yes, I kept the balls in separate bowls).

I don't really think that I can spin up the 50 g single on the spindle and then do Andean plying. Even if all the single fits onto the spindle, I think that it'll kill my hand when I make the bracelet. Not to mention the fact that I would have to ply it in one go. (Plying this batch up took me two sittings of about 3 hours each...of course, I was spending a lot of time playing kitty, too.)

Oh well, I'll figure something out.

I still over-spin quite a bit while least that's the impression I have. Although I like the look of the snug twist around the ply.

If I can get another 155 m out of the next 50 g, then I might be able to knit a Swallowtail Shawl from this. Wouldn't that be just cool?

Have a great start to the week!

Current Mood: Okay

Bill's picture

a tattoo to go with the Yarnnn T shirt

this would be wonderful with the Yarnnn T shirt!