Archive - Jul 2013

July 23rd

lap afghans for older parents

I thought I'd try my first knitted Christmas presents - one lap afghan each for my Mom and Dad. Never having done anything this large before, there are questions. As a beginner, I also want to stay inside a comfort or "safety" zone.

July 22nd

knittingman's picture

(Almost) Eternal Bliss

There are moments in a knitters life that are without match. Usually they are relatively fleeting- a finished project, a mother's joy at her new shawl or the admiration of others as they see skilled fingers producing intricate lace. I'd hardly imagined that it was possible to string a series of these moments together to create something akin to Nirvana, but this past weekend proved me wrong.

TinkerJones's picture

Morning Wool

I fell asleep last night while knitting in bed -- trying to finish a 329-stitch row of purls. Woke up at 1:30, but roused myself only enough to flick off the light and go back to sleep. When the alarm went off at 6 my partner mumbled something about some knitting in the bed. The project had spent the night between us!

July 21st

CLABBERS's picture

Colorado Retreat with some photos attached

A BIG THANK YOU TO FRANK AND BRADY FOR ALL THE WORK THAT IT TOOK TO PUT THIS EVENT TOGETHER. YOU HAVE CHANGED LIVES IN A VERY GOOD WAY!

davidUK's picture

Summer fair...

Dear knitting friends,

You'll be pleased to know that I entered in to the spirit of life in the country by finishing and entering a colour work cardigan for the Sheldwich Lees village fair...and I was a little irked to come second to a first-prize-winning set of eggs with stuck on plastic eyes.

Anyway, I share the photos for you all....

July 19th

JRob's picture

Kirrmaier II Part C - Detail of I Cord Bind-off

Afternoon All,

July 17th

JRob's picture

Kirrmaier II Part B

Good Evening All,

Thomasknits's picture

Anyone Heard of Dragonfly Fibers?

If not, you have now, and it is amazing.

July 16th

Thunderhorse54's picture

Seeking tips for socks

Okay, I'm taking the plunge. I have size one needles and fingering weight sock yarn. I'm looking for tips, tricks and suggestions before I start. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

TERRY

July 14th

hrypotter's picture

Knit care

...or to your man who knits!