Archive - Jun 2007 - Blog entry

June 17th

kiwiknitter's picture

Addi Turbo Lace Needles

I'm not a lace knitter (at least I don't add the extra stitches on purpose) but Christine (knitmaniac) showed me this website and I noted that Addi has added lace circulars to its line of knitting needles. Maybe this is old news, but I thought I'd put it forward here in case some of the lace knitters didn't know.

June 16th

ManMadeKnits's picture

Quabling Query

Er, all morphological humor aside, I've got a question about cabling.

I'm working on the computer case from del Vecchio's Knitting With Balls and the wild oak cabling pattern looks a little crazy. I'm on the 20th row, I've been UTTERLY anal about making sure I'm reading and knitting the pattern right, but it just looks messy. Any tips regarding how to make cabling look more like the legendary "like it does in the picture"?

Its a birthday present, so any chance I have to fix things from here on in will be fantastic. Thanks!

BronxKnit's picture

Grey Seas

Once again I set Sweetie towards the ocean and watch in stoic silence as the boat bears her over the horizon towards a grey and unforgiving sea. Well, actually I am putting her in a van so she can drive up to Block Island for a week of Racing and Rum while I stay at home, knit and keep my job. All is well and I wish her luck. I am again struck by the funny reversal of roles, someday I will have a nice nautical sweater for her; knit while she is asea.

My vest is coming along nicely, just about half way done with the back hoping to have it, the back that is, finished by the end of the weekend. But we shall see; the above paragraph makes reference to my guru being in BIRI. Maybe I will go to a LYS (gasp) and get some help.

Question: How strict have you all found stores to be on the "If you did not buy the yarn here we cannot help you" policy? I have never asked for help in a store, nor has any been thrust upon me but I am curious as to how helpful they may be to a project they did not supply.

Have a good weekend Y'all

Knitting (sweetie-less) in the Bronx

June 15th

Wonartist66's picture

COME and SEE this week's "Knitting Video CAST #3"

Hey everybody~~

I just recorded my "Knitting Video CAST #3" tonight. Come and see!!

This week iam going to talking about:

-Thanks:"stitch Stud and His Bride" podcast and care package from Lisa at "Peacecat This and That" knitting Blog.

-NEW "Knitty" summer 2007
talking about the "Sweet pea" lace socks and "Unmentionable" summer pants pattern.

-Blog Review:
"Turtlegirl's Bloggy Thing"
She has free pattern "Red Dwarf Socks"

-YarnPorn: Debbie Bliss "Pure Silk"

-Book Review: "Easy Knitted Socks" : Fun and Fashionable Designs for the Novice Knitter by Jeanette Trotman

-Music of the Week:"Spaces in between" and "Ride the tides" by
Shane Alexander

Album: "Stargazer" 2006

PLEASE visit my blog(copy and past the link) at

Thank you!

kylewilliam's picture

yarn swap

OK guys - go to my blog

to get the questionnaire -

copy and paste it to an email and send that to me with your info - I'm collecting the data from all of ya'll and in a week or two I'll send out the pals!

Thanks! -


Elemmaciltur's picture

Queued, again?

Hi Darrel,

Node: 2590

Really, why do my posts keep getting queued for moderation? Am I categorised as a Spammer? :-(

Elemmaciltur's picture

Toe-up last!

Started: 04th March 2007
Finished: WIP
Yarn: On Line Supersocke 100, colour #907
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1-2 Addi Turbos (using MagicLoop method)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On
NB: Gusset and heel-flap construction based loosely on the method from Stitch Stud and His Bride

After having frogged the toe-up JayWalker because of the heel, and sending my Boyfriend Sock to the shredded graveyard also because of the heel (and the umpteenth times of frogging), something finally clicked in my head and I had the feeling that I could wrap my mind around the construction of gusset and heel-flap on toe-up socks. So, I pulled out a hibernating project and tried it out....

Voilà, it worked! The fit is perfect (pretty much on the snug-side, but I like it that way)...although I think I've done something wrong with the heel-base (forgot the short-row increase) because I ended up with 8 stitches less when I was done with the heel-flap....but I just fudged it and did some increases.

*Yay! for me*

I'm debating with myself whether I should just make this an anklet, so that I could start on the other side and practice the gusset and heel-flap again. Besides, I'm pretty *meh* about the colourway....the first word that comes to mind when I see the light-green is "barf". *LOL*

So, what do you think? Anklet or full sock?

Current Mood: Triumphant

June 14th

kylewilliam's picture

yarn stash swap anyone?

I am organizing a yarn swap - wanted to find out if the guys in here might be interested in participating - I haven't worked out all the details yet but we'll figure them out - at this point I'm drumming up interest - we will have a questionnaire that you'll be able to fill out, I'll match folks up to (as best as I can) provide each of you with someone who has yarn of a type that you might be interested in...

email me - either here or personally at and let me know you're interested - I know I have lots of yarn to select from, and I'm always excited to get packages in the mail...

sign up ya'll - let's have some fun!



rjcb3's picture


It's finished. I actually finished it out much earlier in the week...

posted it on my yahoo blog

just didn't get a chance to post here yet...

It's already out to the charity and hopefully in the next few months be on some lucky baby.

Hope you like it.


June 13th

Bill's picture

new Kilt socks

just finished another pair of Kilt socks...although I'm planning to wear them with corduroy breeks...

two strands of heathered green, one multi-dyed greens.

...have another pair started in green/tan.