Archive - Sep 2011

September 20th

BrentGC's picture

Knitting cartoon

My partner's niece posted this on Facebook earlier today. I don't know whether or not she's a knitter, but it's hilarious! Although it does show stereotypes.... :-D


smalltownknitguy's picture

Scholarship for South East Men's Knitting Retreat

I am very excited to announce the first ever SCHOLARSHIP for the First Ever South East Men’s Knitting Retreat!

RobStrauss's picture

Starting to think about Christmas!

I'm hoping it's not already too late, but I'm considering giving everyone on my Christmas List a hat knitted by me. I have ten people on my list and they could all receive the same hat or I could challenge myself and make ten different hats. I don't want any fights on Christmas morning on who got the better hat.

September 19th

clneeley's picture

Prayer/Healing shawl

My first charity project was a prayer/healing shawl for my church. Instead of using the k3p3, I just used a simple garter stitch. The only requirement was that I use Lion Brand Yarn Homespun (not a fan) and the garter stitch seemed to look a bit better that the k3p3 pattern. I've since made another and will start on yet another in the coming weeks.

September 18th

KenInMaine's picture

My knitted monster, Geet!

Hi Guys! After knitting two shawls, which I really enjoyed, I decided to take a bit of a break before starting on a third. They were fun to make but were more involved projects that took some amount of care and attention.

akkamaddi's picture

project in progress: Half-herringbone scarf

This is a scarf I'm knitting for one of the two people who gave me instruction and encouragement when i was knitting. Actually, Alison was the one who gave me her old needles (she switched to crochet) and taught me the knit stitch.

mr.cullen's picture

Socks, Mittens and Balls

Hello all. I continue to be inspired by the various projects everyone shares on this site....I'm continuing to work on basic socks and mittens. When I work on mittens this time of year, I feel like a squirrel getting ready for colder weather and that thing called winter. And just for fun, I knit a couple of small balls and stuffed them with bamboo fill.

akkamaddi's picture

Currently Blocking: Tunisian Knit scarf UPDATE

I finished my Tunisian knit scarf! This is not Tunisian crochet, but the Tunisian knit stitch, which is a kind of brioche stitch. I love the distinct grid, which is so different from what is normally seen in knitting. It is also an "endangered" stitch these days; I've only seen a few examples online.

Gregory Patrick's picture

The Mischievous Little Brown Bear

So, when you think of Florida, you probably think of gators, flamingos, mosquitoes.... But, there's actually a huge brown bear population here that people forget about. It's actually quite funny. You see, people will come home from work to find the little brown bears splashing in their pools, playfully lurking behind their garages, or dangling from their trees eager for attention.

September 17th

scottly's picture

San Miguel Allende

Mid October my husband and I are off to San Miguel Allende and I was wondering what, if any yarn, I might find there. From what I hear it's very Americanized with lots of expats living there because their pensions go further south of the border. Which makes me think it might be a hot spot for knitting, weaving and such. Has anyone been?