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.
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.
My name is Andy, I live in San Francisco, I work with knitting and crochet. I have been Knitting since 1988. Right now for the holidays I am working on some Knitted hats, nothing fancy like David's cabled skull cabs, but cool enough to say nice hat. Have a nice weekend. Here is one of my hats, half acrylic, havlf chunky wooll ease.
My buddy who is also my roommate and I are building our website. The name of it isn't official yet but we're thinking we might call it Cool Guy's Knit. Anyway this website is going to serve as our storefront for selling the hats, scarfs and jewelry that we make. It's also going to have photo galleries of places we have both traveled to, a tatoo photo gallery, pages relating to trance music, some affiliate stuff and lot's of other cool things. We are hoping to launch the site officially by January 2006 but it could be later.
I'll post the address to the site later on after I've had a chance to get more work done on it :-)
I just made my first slipper. Very cool. It's a felted slipper using Alafos Lopi (sp) and despite a couple of mistakes that I made along the way it worked out pretty well. I've been off sick today and been wearing one slipper around the house - testing it for it's worthiness as a mode for some Christmas presents. I went to the yarn shop yesterday to find another ball of the same colour I used and, Murphy was there - they had everything but :) Oh well.
I'm going to make a matching set for a couple (variations in colour).
The pattern is at kitty.com
OK, I'm a female, but I truly want to promote men's knitting. I have a sixteen year old son and I think he would get a great deal out of knitting but I certainly can't be the one to "inspire" him. I only know one guy who knits and he is WAY cool.