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March 19th, 2006

Jordan's picture

Illumination

Yesterday I was sitting in the sun, knitting away at a sock, and it occured to me just how much I loved the colors in the wool.  I usually knit in the evening, so had never seen the colors so clearly.  Since enjoying the wool is so much of the joy in knitting, I realized I have to get better lighting for my evening knitting.  Any suggestions for good light sources?  A lot of little task lights that I see are halogen--I love the quality of the light, but it's too hot.   What do you all use to see your knitting after the sun has set?

March 18th

Magic Loop

I've spent the day exploring the use of the 'Magic Loop'.  I've had no problem getting used to the technique - far from it - the technique is very easy but it is far from comfortable.  I'll definately stick with double point needles - they seem to me by far the easier to use. I know that some of you chaps enthuse about the Magic Loop but is anyone as dissatisfied with it as I am?

hermit71's picture

Question on basics

My mattress stitch sucks. For some reason my seams are looking like the stitching on a baseball. Any tips?

 

Sam 

March 17th

Knitting bags/Organizers

Can anyone suggest a knitting bag or organizer for my knitting toys.  I have researched a few on the web, but wouldn't dare make a purchase without input from my fav group of knitters!  I always get so much everytime I log on to this site.  You guys are the best!!!

 Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.

Luke 

Craig's picture

Dog Sweater

Hi guys here is a pattern that I use for my Italian Greyhound.

Supplies:

8 ply yarn

3.75mm double pointed needles

NECK: Cast on 60 (50 for smaller IG)stitches. Knit 1, Purl ! rib for 50 rounds, more if you want a longer neck, less if you want a shorter neck.

LEGS: Mark off 8/4/8/40 ( 4/2/4/40) stitches. Continue K1,P1 rib increasing ! st each side markers every 3rd round until 32/28/32/64 (28/26/28/64). Cast off the 32sts (28 sts).This forms the leg opening.

CHEST: Leave markers between the 28 (26) and 64 sts. Continue to knit K1 P1 for 20 rounds.Half way between the markers for the 28 (26) sts knit 2 sts tog and stop knitting in rounds. K1 P1 in rows, knitting 2 sts tog at the end of each row.

Craig's picture

Dog Sweater

Hi guys here is a pattern that I use for my Italian Greyhound.

Supplies:

8 ply yarn

3.75mm double pointed needles

NECK: Cast on 60 (50 for smaller IG)stitches. Knit 1, Purl ! rib for 50 rounds, more if you want a longer neck, less if you want a shorter neck.

LEGS: Mark off 8/4/8/40 ( 4/2/4/40) stitches. Continue K1,P1 rib increasing ! st each side markers every 3rd round until 32/28/32/64 (28/26/28/64). Cast off the 32sts (28 sts).This forms the leg opening.

CHEST: Leave markers between the 28 (26) and 64 sts. Continue to knit K1 P1 for 20 rounds.Half way between the markers for the 28 (26) sts knit 2 sts tog and stop knitting in rounds. K1 P1 in rows, knitting 2 sts tog at the end of each row.

Gabriel's picture

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...

Weekly Topic #13

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Instead of a standard question this time, I thought I would try to get more lurkers to post. So, all you guys that don't normally banter with us.....Come on in and join the talk. Let us know who you are and a little about you. AND I would also encourage everyone (longtime memebers too) to post a photo....it helps when you can put a face with a name.

Come on....don't be skeeeerd!!! Sealed

March 16th

Bear's picture

dog sweaters

does anyone have any dog sweater patterns?   Im not really finding much on the net. just basic stuff.  I need a good seller.

March 14th

RainCityRick's picture

Stripes and Circular Needles

I need some advice.  I'm a beginner (started knitting about two months ago) and have really gotten hooked knitting on circular needles.  I've created 3 "London Beanies" (www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hats/london-beanie.htm) and have had trouble with stripes.  Now I've got to get serious.  My partner's 26 year old son saw the beanies and wants one!  Made me feel great but now I've got to solve the stripe problem.

I did get some information on getting rid of the "jag" when I change colors but I could really use some suggestions:

Chunk's picture

Woolies in a desert?

Counting down the days until I'm off to Vegas.  As much as I'm planning on Margaritas, gambling and eating enough to last me a month, I can't help wondering whether there's wool in the middle of a desert?  Although I'm not planning on travelling out of Vegas much, if there is something unmissable nearby then ofcourse I could be tempted.  If anyone knows of any stores in the area, I'd appreciate hearing about them.  How much wool can you get in a suitcase?!!!