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March 17th, 2005

hizKNITS's picture

red sweaters

If you want to be part of some activism and art via knitting, read on. Forwarded from a friend:

Nina Rosenberg shaped the electrons to say:

i'm making an art installation, and i'm enlisting the help of every knitter i know! ... can you please ask the knitters you know to participate? we're going to knit over 1500 small sweaters and hang them in a tree. you can find out all about it at www.redsweaters.org

lemme know if you're into it. i'm hoping you'll tell all your knitting friends about the project :)

thanks!@#!
-nina

I personally don't know Nina, but plan on contributing a few sweaters.

March 16th

Darrel's picture

Withdrawal

It's been weeks since I've knitted anything meaningful - just some hats. So much is going on right now! I've been sick, work is plentiful, court stuff, visiting friends... The last thirty days have seemed low-energy and high-output, but all the work I've been doing is leading up to a trip to Mexico! Finally! I wonder how cheap yarn is in Mexico... I wonder what kind of tarrifs one pays if they resell Mexican goods to US customers...

Although I haven't been knitting much, I've been thinking about it a lot and helping others with their craft. Two gals who work for one of my clients knit and they want me to teach them how dpn's work.

March 8th

hizKNITS's picture

whoa, Nellie!

damn you, eBay, and your wiley, economically-priced yarns! I must stop bidding on you. (not to mention other things like selvage jeans, stupid premium denim.) so, I didn't get the Noro Kureyon...

March 6th

malckwan's picture

yin and yang

Also thought I'd show off my His & His / Hers & Hers / His & Hers (HnH3 for short) caps... merino wool and a 1 x 1 rib stitch... Knitted on No. 10 rounds.

Want to try some different knit patterns on the caps and maybe double strand in some Crystal Palace FIZZ to mix things up and add some funk.

malckwan's picture

dare to be fuzzy

Finally got around to taking some photos of the scarves I've been working on... tripple stranding in stockingnet stitch with the wonderfully irredescent EROS ribbon yarn and EYELASH from Trendsetters (it's the same as GGH's FANCY). Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino round things off with a soft light warmth. All three yarns are made in Italy, land of beautiful things.

I call my combos Burnished Autumn, Electric Cherry-Blossom Wine, Sapphire Dusk and Emerald Verge.

February 19th

augustb's picture

Boys who Knit Too

Chicago Tribune
2/1/05

These knitters can take the needling
A special boys-only class finds young men mastering a skill and ignoring the teasing

By Lisa BlackTribune staff reporterPublished February 1, 2005

As he walked into his first "For Boys Only" knitting class, Will Conrad joked about showing his feminine side, but within minutes the Northbrook teenager was intently watching how to "cast on," or loop the yarn onto the needle.

February 15th

hizKNITS's picture

the past two months of knitting

brought to you by Flickr.

Mom's cabled scarf:
cablesMom   Dad's cabled scarf: cablesDad

Wait! There's more...

February 13th

malckwan's picture

Can't swing a cat…

Well, I survived my first foray to the Stitches West convention in Santa Clara this weekend. Went down there on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor since I thought CalTrain was still upgrading rails on weekends. A nice ride down with plenty of knitting time.

I don't think I've ever been around so many women in one place before... Stitches was just crawling with the fairer sex... spotted the odd long suffering husband or boyfriend carrying bags of yarn trailing behind their gals or waiting in line at the cash registers while their significant other foraged for yarn.

February 12th

Bill's picture

Knitted ELVIS wig!

I'm sure you've all been searching for this pattern...
a knitted ELVIS wig hat!
http://www.theshed.co.uk/elviswig.html

February 11th

hizKNITS's picture

erasure?

How can I explain, when there are few words I can choose?

Well, it's not that there's few words, just not a lot of time to compose and arrange those words to summarize my knitting since before Xmas. Where to start?

Looking through the images on my camera, it's been lots of gift knitting. I don't know if I'll get around to posting images...