My son had to be scientist of the week today at his Kindergarten class. We decided to dye yarn in the crock pot to show that wool will take the color and acrylic will not. His class was fascinated and loved every minute of it. The purple hat is my first crock pot dyed yarn. It turned out quite well I think. I can't wait to work up the orange we dyed today.
I am very excited about learning to knit. I love to learn new things especially when it is something that will benefit my family. I just started my first project yesterday, I attached a photo of what I have done so far. It is hopefully going to be a scarf for my wife. I have started over about 8-10 times but finally seem to have the hang of it.
The gender survey that Joe found started me on gender theory of my own. While generalizations are always dangerous, I have a pretty strong feeling that the mjority of men knitters are more process oriented while women are more result oriented when it comes to knitting.
Hi all - it appears my brain disorder created confusion when knitting what should have been a very simple lap throw. It's not bad, and I'm sure the lady I made it for will enjoy it's warmth. It's a simple stockinette stitch, but when finished drop every 5th stitch (leaving 4 stockinette stitches).
Hey guys, I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I was kind of stunned at this, and I wanted to show off just a tiny bit:
Recently I finished EZ's Seamless Hybrid Sweater using four skeins of Briggs & Little sport weight wool in Fir Green 63 on 3.5mm circs, knitted from the bottom up in the round.
Okay fellas, I am mending from hand surgery that will hopefully allow me to knit without pain. So when I can get knitting again I am looking for easy sweater patterns. That way I can learn to do sweaters. I love sweaters and would like to start making some for myself. All while I am recuperating from surgery on my right big toe.
Guys I am looking for easy winter wear slippers for here in Alabama. Do any one have an easy but good looking pattern? Would appreciate your input. Thanks.
I'm going to be living in La Jolla / San Diego for most of the winter -
and then will be living in New York for most 2012.
Am interested in finding knitting groups - and your favourite yarn and supply stores on both coasts:
SoCAL and NoHo
Let me know where you go to sit and knit; where you go to sit and knit and meet and yack; and where you are; and where you love to snoop and shop!