I have been working on this pattern for about two years. It is a one skein Bear. I used Pioneer, Lambs Pride Worsted, Cascade, and Rowan Tweed DK. I had the help from four of my friends to make it the way I wanted. They were the test knitters and gave me the feedback as to how to make the bear in the round and with different attributes than the patterns I have seen.
I have the first draft of the article written. I have enough photos now and they look great. Thanks!
Does anyone from the retreat have a group picture? I'd love to put that at the end.
There are two spinning groups in the city, one in the north and one in the south. But many women go to both of them. I always enjoy going to these, but can't always get away from work to get to them. They run from September to June. At the June meeting, it is tradition for us to do something different, and to go out somewhere.
I've deleted my post on the problem I was having with two patterns. Someone decided to elevate their ego by making me feel stupid. I have since ripped apart BOTH sweaters and am using the yarn to crochet potholders. I guess that teaches me NOT to ask for help on here.
I have a friend who is in Kansas and she and her husband have a small little herd of five alpacas. She says she has some of last and this year's sheering.
ok. rewrote the trey bracelet ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trey ) pattern so it makes some sense and doesn't leave things out. but i need a spot checker or two.
is there a style of knitting, whether on regular needles, or DPNs, or circs, that lets you avoid purling, by turning the needles somehow? maybe by using dpn's and sliding the stitches to the opposite end of your needle and turning your work, etc?
i'm thinking something where if the pattern says:
knit 5, purl 10, knit 5, slip 2 purlwise
you could instead just:
Hey people. Not posted anything in a long time, and wanted to say hi to all my fellow knitters here in the UK and accross the pond!!