Archive - 2007

January 2nd

gregory's picture

Hello

Hi everyone.

This is my first blog entry of what, I hope, will be a long list of entries detailing my experiences of learning to knit. I just bought my first set of needles (#9s) and first skein of yarn (gauge of 4.5, charcoal grey) last week and have well over 10 inches of scarf done in just over 2 days of work. :) I figure I will be done with my first skien in another day or so. I am really enjoying it and can't wait to go shopping for more yarn. I am heading out to try and find a local yarn shop tonight and maybe sign up for some classes. Right now I am reading "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting."

I will post a picture of my my scarf when I get back hom. It has ranged from an initial cast on of 24 stitches to a high of about 32 and back down again. I now know what to look for so the last few inches has been pretty consistent. Now, I just need to learn to keep better tension in it.

Anyway, great to be here.
--greg.

dwerthe's picture

Llama Yarn

I am new to this site and I have a friend who will be shearing his Llamas in a couple of months and he's giving me the stuff. I need to find someone who can spin it into workable yarn so I can knit he and his lover a couple of scarves. Anyone got an idea of who can do this or teach me how to do it?

Happy New Year everybody,

David

SKHolt's picture

Time to start for next year.

Happy New Year everyone.

The holiday season is a lovely time of year, but I'm still waiting for some winter here in NC. I want some snow, just enough to slow things down so that we can remember the fact that winter is a quiet time of year.

I counted up the projects and I realized I gave away five pairs of socks and three scarves over the holiday season. My stash of gifts is depleted and now I'm ready to start anew for the next year.

Here's one of the pair of socks I gave away. These were hand-dyed with natural dyes. I'm not sure what material created this beautiful green color, but it is a lovely green.

January 1st

House Socks

I thought I posted this the other day but don't know where I sent this in cyber space! These were fun and were Christmas gifts to my better half a few days AFTER the big day. Doubled up Manos using Fiber Trends pattern. My first real "heel" experience (did a pair of spiral socks for a Christmas gift). So, I had so much fun I began my first sock day after Christmas. I am enjoying using #2 dp needles but my hands are kinda big. (Know what they say about BIG hands--big gloves!)It takes practice I guess. So thanks to all you sock lovers for your inspiration.
Happy New Year,
Matthew

Jack's picture

WOULDN'T YOU JUST KNOW IT!

As a gesture of kindness and friendship,I offered to knit something for a friend who's mother died last month. She has requested a "beret". Can any of you men point me in the right direction for finding knitted beret or tam-o'shanter patterns. It seems to me that berets lend themselves more naturally to crochet technique, but I don't crochet, and am not inclined to learn at this time.

Thanks,

J.

Colinette Point 5 & Kid Mohair Scarf

Here, is a scarf I knitted on 12mm neddles 1 row Colinette.5 and 3 rows Rowan kid silk haze mohair. I threaded 400+ beads, but the red ones don't really read!