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July 10th, 2006

Gerard Allt's picture

spider pattern

can anyone help with a pattern for a 3D spider?

I've started to make one and it's going well but it would be great to have a pattern to compare it to.

Recruiting Effort

Do any of you guys have girl knitter friends who would be interested in joining the sister site Women Who Knit?

July 9th

Terminology

I was telling a lady at work who is an avid crocheter about my woes of frogging my current project 4 (or is it 5 now) times.  She said that the term frogging came about because your "ripit ripit".  Thought that was cute but she also said that she thought kniiters used the term "TINKing" which is knit backwards! Most of you long time knitters probably already knew that but I had never heard it.

Luke 

New Member, old knitter

July 8th

altivo's picture

Surprise

I was asked on Friday if I would consider judging the knitted and crochet entries at the county fair here.

I could do it, the number of entries is not usually terribly large, and I've certainly been doing this stuff long enough. But I have no particular "professional" qualifications. I've only ever taught one class, I don't write on the subject. When I asked "Why me?" the answer was just "Because we talked it over and thought you'd be good."

The judges give written comments on every piece, which I'd be willing to do. It probably takes about half a day, and they pay you $50. (Wow.) I just keep wondering if $50 is worth getting tarred and feathered for. :)

KenInMaine's picture

Ok Chris, I did it, I joined!

Hi guys,

My name's Ken and my partner Mark and I live up in Maine, just outside of Bangor.  As a bit of an introduction...I started knitting back in September of 2005 and have been enjoying doing so ever since.  My favorite thing to knit, so far anyway, is socks.  I've also done some hats, scarves, a few knitted toys and I'm currently tackling the faux bear skin rug that was featured in the men's issue of Knit1.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it when it's done, but I just felt the need to take on the challenge of making such an unusual project...so far, so good.  Well, I guess that's it for now.  Thanks Chris for oh so politely reminding me to get it together and join the site.  And thanks to all of you who took the time to visit my blog (http://alterknituniverse.blogspot.com/) today.  I wondered why I was getting so many hits...

JPaul's picture

Overdyeing Yarn

I recently made a trip to the Goodwill in search of sweaters to recycle and it was an excellent day for hunting.  I purchased three sweaters and a vest, all 100% 2-ply cashmere.  I knew I was taking a chance on the vest because it had buttons down the front, so if anything, the back would be the only useable portion.  But the yarn was so loosely spun that I couldn't unravel it without the yarn constantly breaking.  I gave up.  It was really soft, so I was a bit disappointed, but it cost next to nothing and I ended up with 6 vintage mother of pearl button, so it wasn't a total loss.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Recruiting Effort

Hey Boys,

I have been trying to get Ken in Maine to join the group for weeks now.  He's been thinking about it but never gets around to it.  (like me finishing that 3yo sweater).

My proposal is that those who want to, visit his blog http://alterknituniverse.blogspot.com/  leave a comment and casually invite him.  He really would be a good member to have around.

(this sounds like rush week)

 

July 7th

Embarking on my Knitting Adventure- Try 2

Hey all!  I just joined this site, and tonight I am going to be embarking on my knitting adventure!  My Aunt tought me the basics this weekend and I must say that I am obssesed!  The only problem is that I don't know where to start...I have purchased a book and am reading up but am totally in the dark as to what to get when I go to the knit shop this evening!  Might anyone have some advice as to good tools/materials for the sealous beginner?  Any advice would be creatly appreciated!  THanks!

Embarking on my Knitting adventure!