Archive - May 25, 2007

Wonartist66's picture

CHECK OUT my interview OUT!!!!

Theresa from "Knitting Time Together" Podcast
release my interview today!

EPISODE #16 "The Boy" (Interview with guy knitter)

Make sure youguys go and listen!!
Seems my sounds so wield..
Check is out what do you think!

HERE is the web: Copy and past this link:
http://knittingtimetogetherpodcast.blogspot.com/

Thanks guys!

kylewilliam's picture

spinning wheels

does anyone have an opinion about spinning wheels? I'm entertaining the thought of getting one and wondered which ones people liked and why - any input is appreciated :)

Kyle

kiwiknitter's picture

...and the woolly horse your rode in on!

At last my “woolly horse” aka “jumper board” but not to be confused with a “woolly jumper” (Aussie boomer joke) arrived from the Shetland Islands. I believe it is originally a Shetlands invention and is discussed in books about Fair Isle knitting; a pattern to make your own is in “The Fair Isle Knitting Handbook” by Alice Starmore. I’m not skilled enough to build my own so I bought this. It is really quite an interesting piece and I used it recently to block the Scalloway Yoke jumper. It worked brilliantly. I was able to adjust for my size and block the garment to fit. Because the air can reach all sides, the garment dries very quickly. I purchased it from Jamieson & Smith and it wasn’t cheap but given the amount of knitting that I do, I felt the money spent was justified. A benefit for me is being able to block a garment knitted in one piece. When working with Shetland knitting wools, the garment must be washed for the wools to soften and of course it assists to set stitches and the FI design. I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t work with an Icelandic yoke jumper but I had no problems. I know that a number of knitting yarns don’t need blocking but Shetland wools definitely need it. In fact, I’ve read in numerous sources that Shetland knitters don’t consider a garment finished until it’s washed and blocked.

Yo.

Well I guess it's time for me to introduce myself a little bit.
My name is Tom, I've been knitting since I was in second grade, and I've completed several projects (and kept about two).
I live in Minneapolis, MN and am looking for a knitting group that I can crash.
My battery life is low so I'll have to cut this short, but I look forward to participating here.