Archive - Jun 2012

June 8th

RareSteek's picture


Hi Guys. I have just been dipping into June Hiatt's exhaustive (and exhausting) tome "The Principles of Knitting" and in a section where she is talking about picking up stitches she mentions a 'cro-needle'. I had never heard of such a thing before and I looked it up. It seemed like such an obvious and brilliant idea that I immediately wanted one (some?). Any of you folks got one?

June 7th

My first sleeveless summer sweater.

Just cast on yesterday. My first sweater!! Finished. 2/2 3 inch ribbing.
Now onto 17 inches of stockinet 11 inches already compete.

Reglan top down sweater pattern for men

Guys can you help me find a pattern for a reglan sweater? Top down. Just lookin for a basic pattern with come cabling.
Thanks Richard.

Gnosis's picture

Greetings From Nampa Idaho :)

Well well well... a bunch of boys who knit. We have always been around. Just takes the internet to bring us together.

Hi, I'm Gnosis. I live in Nampa Idaho (for now). How I got here I'm not quite sure. Hoping to move to the banks of the Snake River soon. I've liked knitting all my life but never had much time to devote to it until now.

June 6th

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Ray Bradbury - R.I.P.

Just saw a news release that Ray Bradbury has died at 91. Great writer and I've found great inspiration and entertainment from his science fiction and other writings. It is rough that we have lost several great writers over the past year. However - Lifa [and Knitting] goes on.

June 5th

CLABBERS's picture

Bionics (continued)

Thank you to all who replied here and so many via email! It really helps to hear from all of you guys. My son and I are the only two in the family who live here in IL, so it's great to have this site as an extended family.

knitsbyonix's picture

entrelac headband

I hand dyed the wool to knit this headband

June 4th

knitsbyonix's picture

skywalker shawl

I spun and hand painted the merino wool that I used for the necklace..

June 2nd

CLABBERS's picture

Bionic Family

Please keep my wife in your prayers. She joins me in the world of replacing body parts. She undergoes double-knee replacement surgery on Monday, June 4. She supported me during my hip replacement back in November, now it's my turn to be the caregiver. She'll be in hospital and rehab for about 3 weeks. If you are in the Chicago area drop me a line, I would love the company and the diversion.

PhilNmtl's picture

Members section

Can anyone tell me what happened to the button that you could click on for the members list? I haven't used it for ages and couldn't find it when I needed it tonight. In the meantime, does anyone have any fibre contacts in Barcelona? I will be there for a few days in early September and would love to connect with local men knitters and spinners. Thanks for any suggestions - Phil