Tonight I am teacing my first bi-lingual knitting class. Mi espanol es muy Basic, but I have a worksheet with basic terms & whatnot from a back-issue Knit.1.
I was wondering if anyone knew of links to other resources/websites I can give to mis estudiantes.
Aside from a few Japanese pattern sites, I have never really thought about foreign patterns, but I am sure they have to be out there.
Since I am teaching in Texas, it would brobably be a good idea for me to brush up on knitting en espanol. Anyone know if spanish pattern books can be ordered on-line?
So I was talking to a friend, and he wants a black scarf with is three initials AMC at the end of the scarf. I can't find any patterns for doing this, for knitting alone. This makes me wonder if I have to crochet in the letters, or how that would work? I have no clue. I found that there might be an article in the April 2004 issue of Knit N' Style labeled "Initial Scarf--Alpacas in America". Other than that, I can't find any info on how to do the initials.
Being only a quarter of the way done with my first project, should I just say tough luck, I'm knitting a normal scarf no initials, or knt the scarf and stitch in the initials afterwards, or keep my hopes up that I will find a pattern?
I don't know how to crochet, but am an eager learner. If that's the right route to take for creating initials, then that's the route I'll take.
I am about to knit a sweater for myself, my very first "big project"! I like Lucky from knitty.com, but the size small pattern calls for a 40" finished chest. That means I either need to gain 10" in my chest or resize the sweater. I'm thinking the latter would be easier and less work.
How do I alter the pattern so I don't make a sweater I can drown in? Additionally, how do I figure out how much yarn I'm going to need? I already bought the yarn (it was on sale for half-price and couldn't pass up the deal) and I'm not entirely convinced I have enough, even if I make the sweater smaller. Right now I have about 850 yards of Mission Falls 1824 Wool, color #18 (spruce) and another 170 yards of color #6 (oatmeal).
If I've been hitting the gym, my measurements are about 30" chest, 17" torso, 24-25" waist, and about 20" long arms. I knit a stockinette swatch and got about 18-19 st/4".
Here's my final try at posting a pic of that dang hat.
Every morning when I walk my kids to school, we go past a kid on safety patrol who's not wearing a hat, so I made him one. Here's a picture of my son modeling it. Basic, but warm!
Just back from my foray into the heartland of Oklahoma. It was wonderful to meet Okknitguy - we had a fabulous dinner at a Mexican restaurant together. We didn't make it to the yarn store while I was there, so I will have to save that for my next trip.
However, I'm very pleased with a new book that I found while I was there: Mason Dixon Knitting, the Curious Knitter's Guide, by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. Wonderful stuff, light hearted, good pitures, and a great way to knock anyone out of a creative slump. I highly recommend it. Put it on your list for the Holidays!
Jonathan in DC
Sock (alas, only one so far)
Schoeller-Stahl "Fortissima Colori"
2 US Sized 2 circs.
(Directions and pattern from Cat Bordi "Fortissima Fairisle Socks... for the Skacel Collection)
Plymouth Yarn "BOKU"
US Sized 6 circ (preference)
There is a great podcast called "Sticks & String" by David Reidy, an Aussie knitting bloke. This can be found at http://sticksandstring.wordpress.com/
Dave has done only 6 shows to date and all are pleasant to listen you. He has a definite male energy about his programming which I enjoy. In addition, he is doing a great job raising the profile of men knitters.
To be honest, I'd never heard a podcast before but now I'm very keen to hear more. He has links to other podcasts about knitting, a couple of which are by guys.
So, .... I am knitting a mock cabled scarf (LOVE IT By the way) and I'm knitting it out of patagonia nature cotton (color #210). This is where my trauma comes in ... I fell in love with the color-way at the LYS and I bought it. Well ...... It was on sale and there were only two left. I know ... I know ... I should never buy yarn on sale since I will NEVER have enough. *lol*
Now, I am on the verge of running out; I need about 10 more yards or so I think. Does anyone know how or where I can get an additional ball? I have been able to find it random places online , but I would like someplace that is known and can be trusted.
Traumatized in Maine