Never, ever have I been as frustrated as trying to learn how to operate my new Bond Ultimate Knitting machine that I got at Christmas.
I learned to knit in college. A guy I knew, a fiddler in a local bluegrass band, made his own socks. He told me his mother taught him. He introduced us, and within weeks, she and I had made a trip to the yarn store to buy some Lopi, a pair of 10 1/2 circular needles, and a sweater pattern.
That was in 1982 - I still remember how difficult it was to learn to hold the yarn correctly, to be knitting smoothly along and then have a gap and suddenly forget the basics: does the needle go in the back or the front of the stitch? Is that a knit or a purl? 24 years later I just pick up yarn and flail about for a pair of needles and just start. No pattern, nuthin'. Pretty cool.
What was the hardest project you've completed? Why was it so hard and would you create one again? In other words was it great enough after you completed it to warrant another?
Has anyone got a pattern for turkish socks on two needles.
I am interested in how to do the heel
Knitting with old VCR and cassette tape was not enough. Now, I want to knit with rope or twine and make a floor mat. I was thinking about using some sort of thick-ish woodsy twine from the hardware store, but realized the texture might seriously injure my fingers while knitting.
All the mat patterns I've seen are for bathrooms and use cotton. Jute and other natural fiber floor mats are my inspiration, though. I'd like something with a little stiffness to it, which is why a thin rope made of small individual fibers would be good — flexible, but without compressing too much.
Would a pair of sleek, black Isotoner gloves keep my fingers from turning to bloody nubs? Should I just learn to weave?
Maybe I have just a little too much time on my hands... Today, I was messing around the MWK site, familiarizing myself with it when I decided to change the theme settings from the default that came up when I first signed-on. I changed to the bluemarine setting and what a difference in the feel of this site! It is more compact now with less use of the mouse going back and forth across the page. When a member posts, his photo is attached automatically. This particular option really has increased my enjoyment of the site.
If you're like me and are always getting lost on any internet site of more than one page, here are the directions:
I was finally able to view MenKnit, the second issue. For whatever reason, my Mac at home doesn't see some of the fonts. That's why I'm thankful for my office and this here computer...
Mark, I'm so sorry they put that photo there. While, I often shave my head, currently, I'm much hair-ier.
i'll be flying back to college soon and i was wondering if any of you had a negative experience trying to get though airport security with knitting needles. i've flown with wooden needles before, but i'm working on a project with addi turbos and i'm not sure if i could get through security with them....i don't want them to be taken away! i know a few friends of mine have had their needles taken away. i'm afraid that if security does find them they won't believe that i knit and will assume that i plan on poking someone to death.....i dunno. am i just being paranoid?<
Does anyone have a fairly simple chullo hat pattern, or something similar with earflaps?
Alright boys, I’m turning to you for advise. I’ve spent a lot of time on this and would be grateful for your time reading this and hopefully responding. I’m in the process of putting together a community fashion and art show for the Spring of ‘07. I’m giving myself just over a year so I can spend the next two months to finish writing the proposal, finding resources and materials, locating potential venues, talking with interested artist, crafters, and models, and taking classes. And a year to create outfits and art. I’m an advanced knitter, novice seamster and needle worker, and just learning crocheting. I also make buttons, beads, jewelry, and other accessories. So, I have thousands of questions ranging from fashion show management and development to helpful books or web sites on clothing construction to opinion about materials and patterns, and any comments or tips are greatly appreciated.
At long last, MenKnit's second issue is out. I know a handful of you guys here have a pattern in there, myself included!