I decided to teach myself how to knit continental-style today. I've got the knits down, but I think I'm twisting my purl stitches. Maybe I'm wrapping the yarn the wrong way... I'm using the videos at KnittingHelp.com to guide me along.
I think that one of the things that I like about kniting is the time it takes me to do certain things. Patience is required to come up with the design and colors for such a simple item as a scarf. Here is the progress so far. I like long scarfs and this one looks like it may be one of those.
Just wanted to know what experiences people have had getting onto a plane with their knitting. I have heard that wooden needles are okay but the metal ones are not. I would hate to get to a gate and have them say I can't take it on. Thanks!
Greetings from the land of NASCAR and barbecue wars. I'm a librarian in North Carolina who's trying to start a knitting group for teens. The girls are responding but the guys are slow to buy in. I'm posting a flyer with "Man Enough To Knit Strong Enough To Purl" and photos of men of various ages knitting, but I could use some suggestions. I'm over 50. Any ideas on what might appeal to the younger crowd? Thanks in advance for your insights.
Um, well I have started a new project which really is just a scarf but working with a different textured yarn which is the new part. I also just bought more needles, a pattern and yarn for another project and i have some other yarn for another project that I am thinking about. Starting to get piles of knitting things. Is this a disease I have caught??
Joined last week and thought I would say hello. I am NOT a man, but I hope you guys don't hold it against me! I am a designer who is VERY interested in designing men's knits and hope to learn from all of your experiences. I think the current availability of designs is pretty slim, and would like to work on changing that.
I was planning to go to the center today and work on my scarf. I decided to wait until next year. I have been very busy with a new crochet group on MSN http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot . This is part of what I do. I am still knitting my scarf and got some nice yarn from a store in Daly City call Beverly's Crafts? Anyway it is a big store with lots of yarns, I will remember that for next time.
Some of you knew Grannyguy, from Crochetdepot.org. He was my friend and the friend of a lot of you. He wanted to learn how to knit, I did webcam training with him, but I was not a good teacher, we laughed he could not cast on as I taught. Today I am a bit sad, Scott and I developed a fast friendship, we liked each other a LOT. Nevertheless we were flirting friends. His health has not been very good, I called him every day to cheer him up. I was not able to talk to him since Tuesday, last nite he came to visit in a dream to tell me he died. I was disturbed by the dream and woke up, and he was sitting by the side of the bed, then he vanished. I loved him very much I wanted him to join this site. He will be missed, but will be present in our memories for all times. Thanks for the opportunity to express my emotions. Andrito ama a Tito.
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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.