Archive - 2007

January 29th

kylewilliam's picture

Felted Messenger Bag

I started the felted messenger bag from knitty.com:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsatchel.html

and I'm nearly through with the body of it - I just realized last night (in a sweat and panic) that I was supposed to use TWO strands of yarn together - I used only ONE - (the gauge swatch that I didn't do said that gauge was determined using size 13 needles, and two strands of yarn held together) - but the directions just said "cast on 52 stitches" (or something like that) - boo - I was wondering what you guys thought - do you think it'll still turn out like a messenger bag or not? Opinions?

I am going to finish it either way (using just single strand like I have been) - and I'll let you know what it looks like. I'll probably use 2 strands together for the strap to make it more stable...

I'm curious, and frustrated at the same time - I plan to modify this pattern some and make more of these, so it's not a total loss...

:)

Kyle

January 28th

Stephen450's picture

First Scarf

Here is a pic of my first project. Not the greatest, but I learned quite a bit and I am anxious to keep going.

MMario's picture

Saxon braid

Second cable attempt - a bit more ambitious then the Irish hiking scarf.

Bill's picture

Navy cablestiched sweater with hood.

n the navy sweater I knitted for my grandson.
it's a wool/cotton blend.

January 27th

Wonartist66's picture

New Socks!!!

Hi everybody!!

I finsh knitting the socks yesterday with my Hand-Dyed yarn!!! This sock will be sample for dyeing class Iam doing!!! Visit my knitting blog: http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

On Saturday, Feb 10th I will be teaching Yarn Dyeing class at "Hissy Knit" at 11:00am!!! Plesae join class is $40 with three skien of yarn!!!It's great deal!!! You can creat your own socks and knit!!

More info about the class please visit http://www.hissyknits.com/

Thank you!!

January 26th

First time in the round

I want to crank out a simple V-day hat for my sweetie but I have never knit in the round before. I'm still new to knitting but I enjoy it and would like to learn how to work in the round.

Am I setting myself up for disappointment by trying to learn and have something done in 2.5 weeks? Or should I give it a go? DPNs or circulars and the magic loop method?

Bill's picture

Kingwood needles

Here is the size US 19 needle

Bill's picture

Circular needles

I knit a lot of scarves with multiple yarns...often five strands...and I'm always bothered by the difference between the cable and needle sizes..
I've used the large size AddiTurbos...but prefer the warmth of wood or bamboo...
...so I made some!
These are turned of Rosewood and Kingwood...with brass fittings.
The odd things inside the vinyl cable are Swarofski crystals... just for fun... they roll around when I knit...
One can never have too much Glitz!!!

They are US17 and US19

January 25th

Elemmaciltur's picture

The Colour Wheel according to Wollmeise...

The Colour Wheel according to Wollmeise

Test hanks from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise

Got bored yesterday, so I took out the mini test hanks to play with. :-p

felting

I am trying to learn how to felt. I want to try wet felting, not knit felting (though I may do that one later), and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. If so, I would like to hear from you. Let me know if you have any tips on how to do it well, what tools to use, and where to buy what I need.
I experimented today with a small piece of roving by just rubbing it in the palm of my hand and it worked. I need more info though. Thanks, Scott