Been knitting flat out to get this finished for Thanks Giving this weekend as my sister in law will be visiting. Made three pies and a doz butter tarts today so have a jump on dinner for Sunday, we are having a dozen or so family to the farm (Iknow have 7 chickens) so I call it "The Farm" lol.
I just found a survey about "Gender and Knitting" over at the "Needlework News and Events" forum on Ravelry. It's only aimed at American Ravelry users and the person conducting the research would really like input from men. I found it pretty easy to take and got it finished in less time than estimated by the surveyers. If you have a Ravelry account, I urge you to go over and complete it.
While in Mexico, I made a shawl for my niece and just now blocked it when I returned to Canada. I used Marianne Kinzel's pattern - "English Crystal", 350 gm of Shetland wool from Jamieson and Smith in Scotland, and 4.5 mm needles. I knitted on a sideways border of 8 stitches (knit 4, yo, k2tog - every row). I blocked it out on a king size bed to about 66 inches square and scalloped the edges.
I live in the most interesting neighborhood of Orlando. Coytown, just north of downtown is a vibrant, young, energetic, and artistic few blocks of old concrete ranch style homes from the 70's. But, the coolest thing about Coytown is its Asian population. The community of Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese is so vibrant and strong that even Publix has signs out front written in Vietnamese.
Some of the completed projects. See what the slip stitch technique can produce.
Today was a... good day. A very good one. I know many other Casperites would not consider a day that took turns spitting at them then showing sunny skies while trying to blow their clothing about their heads before torrential rains in said wind soaked them and buffeted them on their way home before clearing and showing them the dusting of snow on the mountain to be particularly good.
I just got an email that Patternworks is having a sale on all their needles - 15% off. This includes the interchangeable sets. I thought I'd alert the MWK members as there may be some who are looking to add or upgrade their needles.
Happy knitting from Middle Earth!
Yes, I've been bitten by the sock bug. I've been learning how to knit socks using DPNs but I noticed that there is usually a gap where the instep and gusset meet. So, I was wondering if using either two circular needles or the magic loop method would help minimize this problem. Thanks in advance.
Does anyone have a tip or trick of a good way to join the
cast-on ends of circular knitting without the stitches twisting?
Some try outs.