I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Wil, I'm a 20 year old student in Portland Oregon. I attend Reed College and am a Psychology Major.
I started knitting almost three years ago. The woman who was doing the costume design for the High School musical put the first needles in my hands. I progressed slowly (as most do) and quickly gave it up when I came to college. There, my HA (Housing Advisor, similar to RA) taught me how to crochet. I found it easy and fun to get into, but it quickly got boring (there is only so much you can do). So I came back to knitting, and with my experience crocheting, I was able to knit continental, thank god.
Looking for patterns for felted bowls.
I have been playing around with the "russian join" since I ran across it on Kennys (KC78) blog a few weeks ago. I really like the results.
So last night there came an opportunity to use it again. I made the loops, wove in the needle, pulled the loops through, clipped the excess. Great looking join.
NOW IF ANY OF YOU GUYS KNOWS HOW TO KNIT WITH THE YARN TAIL... CONTACT ME!!
P.S. We have over 20 guys in the clog-along. Thanks for y'all getting behind this.
I just got my Options needles from Knit Picks and really like them. If you want to read a summary/ review/ pictorial of them you can head over to my other blog:
And yes Chris, I will join you in the Clog-along. Though I didn't know you were organizing anything like that, I did get the size 13 needles just for the clogs, so why not join in!
I got my fall program catalog for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and lo and behold, the next weekend program with Karen Allen is in November.
Looks like it should be a fun experience. A weekend, or even a day at Kripalu always is regardless of what program you choose to do. I'm not sure I'll be able to go to this yet, although I would REALLY like to. But I wanted to put the info out for everyone else too.
tiscali have put a link to a video called 'men who knit' on their front page which is really exciting. The more it is downloaded the more attention men knitting in the UK will get.
I'm hopeing to start a boys knitting club in the near future, this community has inspired me.
For most of the year I live in Mexico. I do, however, have a place in Canada and that is where my copy of "Knitting Workshop" by EZ is and I am not. Here in Mexico I have the pattern for the Tomten in both "Knitting Without Tears" and "Opinionated Knitter" . They give directions for the jacket but only for one size. In Workshop she gives directions for making the jacket in any size as long as it is a multiple of 8. The only thing I can't remember is how many stitches do I increase at the centre back of the hood. If you have a co
OK. I'm getting much better at this knitting thing and I'm getting pickier about leaving mistakes behind. This being the case, I've gotten pretty good at knitting backwards (or TINKing, as I've heard it called). Unfortunately, the stitches occasionally get twisted in doing so.
I've learned that I can fix a twisted knit stitch by knitting into the back of the stitch, but when a purl stitch is twisted, the only thing I know to do to fix it is to slip the stitch and slip it back untwisted. This is fine when there's only a few stitches, but is a real pain when there's a whole row of twisted stitches to fix. Is there a similar technique to fix a twisted purl stitch in one fell swoop?
A few of us guys around here namely, Warren, Luke, Gabriel and myself have decided to do a Clog-Along using Fiber Trends AC-33x pattern. They're fast, easy and make a great gift for yourself or someone in that oh so up and comming Christmas season.
The plan is to start Monday June 17, and keep everyone abreast of our progress, problems and frustrations. We'll keep the cussing for our PM's. This is neither a contest nor a race merely a good ol' cyberspace knit-along.
So join us if you are interested. We would love to have as many guys who want to knit these up to be involved.
I'm going to start a group in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. There are many ideas under consideration, but I thought I'd ask for some feedback. Could you go to my blog and complete the poll? Thanks.