Archive - Jun 2007

June 14th

Elemmaciltur's picture

Queued, again?

Hi Darrel,

Node: 2590

Really, why do my posts keep getting queued for moderation? Am I categorised as a Spammer? :-(

Elemmaciltur's picture

Toe-up last!

Started: 04th March 2007
Finished: WIP
Yarn: On Line Supersocke 100, colour #907
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1-2 Addi Turbos (using MagicLoop method)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On
NB: Gusset and heel-flap construction based loosely on the method from Stitch Stud and His Bride

After having frogged the toe-up JayWalker because of the heel, and sending my Boyfriend Sock to the shredded graveyard also because of the heel (and the umpteenth times of frogging), something finally clicked in my head and I had the feeling that I could wrap my mind around the construction of gusset and heel-flap on toe-up socks. So, I pulled out a hibernating project and tried it out....

Voilà, it worked! The fit is perfect (pretty much on the snug-side, but I like it that way)...although I think I've done something wrong with the heel-base (forgot the short-row increase) because I ended up with 8 stitches less when I was done with the heel-flap....but I just fudged it and did some increases.

*Yay! for me*

I'm debating with myself whether I should just make this an anklet, so that I could start on the other side and practice the gusset and heel-flap again. Besides, I'm pretty *meh* about the colourway....the first word that comes to mind when I see the light-green is "barf". *LOL*

So, what do you think? Anklet or full sock?

Current Mood: Triumphant

kylewilliam's picture

yarn stash swap anyone?

I am organizing a yarn swap - wanted to find out if the guys in here might be interested in participating - I haven't worked out all the details yet but we'll figure them out - at this point I'm drumming up interest - we will have a questionnaire that you'll be able to fill out, I'll match folks up to (as best as I can) provide each of you with someone who has yarn of a type that you might be interested in...

email me - either here or personally at and let me know you're interested - I know I have lots of yarn to select from, and I'm always excited to get packages in the mail...

sign up ya'll - let's have some fun!



rjcb3's picture


It's finished. I actually finished it out much earlier in the week...

posted it on my yahoo blog

just didn't get a chance to post here yet...

It's already out to the charity and hopefully in the next few months be on some lucky baby.

Hope you like it.


June 13th

Bill's picture

new Kilt socks

just finished another pair of Kilt socks...although I'm planning to wear them with corduroy breeks...

two strands of heathered green, one multi-dyed greens.

...have another pair started in green/tan.

krooks's picture

Change Sleeve to knit in round

Need a little help. Working on a sleeve, pattern calls to knit flat and seam. I would prefer to knit in round, so I only have to seam at shoulder. Pattern is knit 30 rows. Would this change to knit 1 row, purl 1 row?

MMario's picture

I am so weak!

yes - I succumbed to advertizing. Popped into KnitPicks just to see what they might have these days...and they are having a sale.

I did manage to keep it down to 12 skeins of laceweight merino and round out the order with some needles I've been wanting to order.

Elemmaciltur's picture

MWK ate my post....yet again

Hey Admin/Darrel,

I corrected some HTML in my last post and re-submitted and MWK ate it.

Here's the node number: 2578


June 11th

Elemmaciltur's picture

On Shawls are the new Socks!

Clementine Shawlette, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Started: 11th May 2007
Finished: 09th June 2007
Needles: 3 mm / 60 cm Inox circs
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise sock yarn, "Drachenblut"
Pattern: Clementine Shawlette by Michele Rose Orne from Interweave KNITS Spring 2007

It's finished! Yup! My Clementine Shawlette and I LOVE it!

Yes, you heard it right. It is for MEEEEEEE! Sure, it can go as a scarf, if I choose to wear it outside, but well, I'd rather have it around my shoulder at home. And no, I don't cross dress...I just like to look at the pretty lace and feel the luxury of great wool and feel proud at something I had created by my own two hands.

June 10th

Kiwi James's picture


Hi everyone,
Kiwi James here. Just thought I'd introduce myself and say hello to the group. I'm a 36 year old avid knitter living in Greytown, New Zealand.

Some of you may have come across my blog Fibre Alive at some stage. This morning I appeared on National television to help promote the knitters weekend which is being held in Lower Hutt this weekend. If you want to check out the clip you can go to and type in the key words good morning which will take you to the homepage of the show. From there you need to click on the tab 'watch the show' It will be available until 9am NZ time tomorrow morning (12/06/07).

It's great to be a part of the online community of men who knit!