I was inspired by a friend of mine on the net, http://colamanknits.blogspot.com , his sweater gave me the inspiration for this scarf which I may bring to the Community center to continue my work with the inspiration of the other peple as well. Anyway it is on of the projects I have for the holidays along with my hats.
I have never had a pretty christmas tree in my own home, so this year I decided I would try to change that. Here is a knitted bow ornament I just finished making. It was really simple. Just cast on 5 stitches and work stockinette stitch, or if your lazy you can do it in garter stitch. Keep knitting until it's the length you want and then just simply tie it in a bow and hang it on your tree. This one was done with some Red Heart Christmas yarn.
A few days ago I mention that my buddy and I are working on our website. Well we are still working on it, but if you would like to get a preview of it at it's TEMPORARY ADDRESS... you can go here: http://coolguysknit.100webcustomers.com/ . Also check out my other blog at http://david34.blogspot.com/ to see my ugly christmas tree that I'm trying to make pretty, and see a new cap I just finished.
It was around this time last year that my neighbor and her 90+ year old mother taught me the knit stitch. I just finished my third scarf for a friend who will be visiting next week ( I am slow). Tonight I sat down with some yarn and a book and taught myself the purl stitch. Yes, I only knew the knit stitch but it was enough for me at the time. Like learning the knit stitch my arms are sore from new learning but I know this will pass. While I was able to figure the stitch out I am not sure how I should be holding the yarn so that it flows. Think I will call on my neighbor again for some advice. Afterall, she is 70ish and has been knitting a long time.
This is a scarf I made in 1997, I also knitted a sweater with the matching colors. It was a very beautiful sweater. Very Heavy. It had all kinds of yarn, from Icelandic Wool, to some mohair to acrycic. I may get motivated and make some sweaters, I want to buy those detachable circular needles. Does anyone has them, the ones you change the tips, How will you rate them.
I’m glad to see more men knitting. Eventually this will lead to an increase in the availability of men’s patterns as various publications begin to realize that more and more men are defying stereotypes and picking up the needles and demanding something interesting to knit for ourselves. I was looking through the January 2006 issue of Creative Knitting last night, and they only featured two patterns for men. The hat was okay. I might knit it this summer when I’m wondering what to do with all my odds and ends of cascade 220. The sweater, however, was another sweater designed by a woman for a woman to knit for her man. It wasn’t exactly something I’d knit for myself or even wear if some woman did knit it for me. These sentiments are typical for almost every knitting publication or pattern book I look through. I realize these publications won’t change until their marketing departments can begin to measure in dollars the amount of men looking for good patterns. But in the meantime, where does everyone get his patterns?
So much for the Oscar Wilde allusion. Imagine my excitement when I discovered a sideways garter stitch glove pattern in an old Spin-Off (using short row shaping). Ok, so many you can't imagine my excitement if you don't know my tenuous history with thumb gussets on mittens - but needless to say, I was excited! The pattern called for size 4 needles, the pattern fitting a "women's medium" hand. I have pretty small hands and thought if the glove fit, I'd wear it - if not, surely some lucky gal in my life had daintier hands and would love some gloves. I used size 6 needles, and a thicker yarn, to make for a larger gauge. Just finished mitten #1 - it's a beaut - and it was easy as pie - but ARGH! Not only did it not fit me, it didn't fit any women living in a three mile radius of me. I think I may felt it for a keychain.
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It's been several months since I've posted anything. Here's a quick update: Doing a toque for my daughter, boxed up the scarf for my deployed friend, finished a dressy scarf for my MIL, and a fun scarf for a good friend. I've got a bin full of yarn, and I'm packing it all up to move to Savannah, Georgia. Yeah, I'll really fit in there! well, it'll be fun. Are there any knitters here in Savannah? Let me know... I'll be there mid-December.
Well, my wife taught me to knit and then went on a trip with her sisters for a couple of weeks.Anyway I stayed home and have knit us each a scarf. I was able to bind off and finish the end of the scarfs but I am not sure what to do with the tail of yarn left at the beginning of the scarf. It looks like I better not just cut it off or it will unravel. Thanks for any help!
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