Archive - Aug 2013

August 12th

JRob's picture

the quarter stitch - New Orleans

Afternoon all,

August 11th

knittingman's picture


Every knitter has experienced it. The beginner swears that every yarn is possessed by its evil. Lace knitters consider it to be a state of being. Spinners come across its hateful spite when trying out new yarns or fibers. It is resistentialism, a word that has sadly fallen from our lexicon.

August 10th

hrypotter's picture


Attachment didn't come through on post?

hrypotter's picture


I decided to give it another go. I figured out Judy's magic cast on...thanks YouTube! This is toe up basics on circulars. It's a first for me!

August 9th

CLABBERS's picture

Free Online Crafty Class

Has anyone from the retreat tried to take advantage of the free pass for an online course at Craftsy? I went to the URL and then chose the Steven West shawl class and it takes me to the checkout where a credit card is required. I logged in correctly. Any suggestions?



MrDalloway's picture

"Hollywood" Knits Part Three

Well, third time's the charm on this one. I did two other versions before I was satisfied. Even then, I performed a little "cosmetic surgery" with the help of a few duplicate stitches to get details just right.

Still, I have a few reservations, but I'm not doing Kate one more time!!!

Let me know what you think.


August 8th

hamimono's picture

The Joy of Socks

OK, since Thunderhorse54 has gone there, when you sock-stitchers "rock out with your sock out," what are your socks-ual preferences? Are you a hardcore "top-down daddy," or an insouciant "toe-up twinkster"? Or do you swing both ways? Or something else? (Neither from top or toe but sideways?) None of the above: perhaps you are a-socks-ual?

Thunderhorse54's picture

Knitting socks

Well, I started knitting socks, from the top down for my first pair. I am using the magic loop method. However, I hate, hate, hate doing the traditional slip stitch heel. I hope there's a different method out there for when I try the next pair. And where do I find the brilliant colors used by Crafty Andy and others? I don't find anything like that around here.

Nehkhasi's picture


Just thought some would like this pic

August 7th

fibrasandinas's picture


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