Archive - Sep 2013

September 30th

ilhiker's picture

Hiking Socks

Just finished a new pair of sock using the white wool/acrylic yarn that we were gifted with at the retreat. They are really nice and thick as they are heavy worsted but using US5 needles made the foot and heel tighter and I think that will make them a bit stronger.

September 29th

ilhiker's picture

Birthday Surprise

Well, I turned 60 today. Thankfully, I don't feel a day over 59! ;)
My wife and son always find fun things with which to festoon me. Two sizes of sock blockers, three skeins of yarn, a nice knitting book, and my favorite chocolates from the folks at Godiva. They are always so generous.

September 27th

PeterMark's picture

So seriously off topic, but I MUST share. Hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Honw9i_m9hI

Speaks so loudly and clearly to my inner eighth grader who lurks just barely below the surface.

Lumpynose's picture

My first sock

And another submission for JRob. Toe up, following the recipe in Cat Bordhi's Insouciant Sock Knitters book. Wondering if I'll be able to finish the foot part with the 50 gram ball I started with (size 14 feet). Using Pattons superwash dk.

September 26th

Tallguy's picture

Unusually shaped shawl

I have been looking at this design for a long time, and because it is so unusually shaped, I had to try it.

I have a lot of yarn on cones, and chose this green to use for this shawl. The yarn is very fine, so I used it double. I think it has some wool content, but I don't have the label anymore. It blocked very nicely.

bobinthebul's picture

Colds. The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Warning: Not for the weak of stomach. But my creative side goes weird when I'm cooped up in the house. :)

http://seenive.com/v/994628127664082944

September 25th

Tom Hart's picture

Knitty went A-Froggin'

...sung to the tune of "Froggy went A-Courtin' "...

Knitty went a-froggin' and he did sigh, uh huh.
Knitty went a-froggin' and he did sigh, uh huh.
Knitty went a-froggin' and he did sigh, with a yarn and needle by his side, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.

Tizian's picture

cushion or pullover i don´t know

my new work
I need help
and
Decision

what should be there ?
thx

Thunderhorse54's picture

Almost a sock.

Here you go JRob, it's almost a sock. I don't know the fiber content as the yarn was given to me with a plain white wrapper. When I finish this pair, I'm going to try toe-up and decide which method I prefer. THEN I'll try two at a time. I too have been busy, completing the top of a Quilt of Valor, two dolls, and a bunch of alterations. What are YOU up to?

September 23rd

JRob's picture

Been Quiet - Somebody got something to show?

Any Takers? Come on some of you guys must have a project on the needles you can share. JRob