Archive - Jun 2007 - Blog entry

June 13th

krooks's picture

Change Sleeve to knit in round

Need a little help. Working on a sleeve, pattern calls to knit flat and seam. I would prefer to knit in round, so I only have to seam at shoulder. Pattern is knit 30 rows. Would this change to knit 1 row, purl 1 row?

MMario's picture

I am so weak!

yes - I succumbed to advertizing. Popped into KnitPicks just to see what they might have these days...and they are having a sale.

I did manage to keep it down to 12 skeins of laceweight merino and round out the order with some needles I've been wanting to order.

Elemmaciltur's picture

MWK ate my post....yet again

Hey Admin/Darrel,

I corrected some HTML in my last post and re-submitted and MWK ate it.

Here's the node number: 2578


June 11th

Elemmaciltur's picture

On Shawls are the new Socks!

Clementine Shawlette, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Started: 11th May 2007
Finished: 09th June 2007
Needles: 3 mm / 60 cm Inox circs
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise sock yarn, "Drachenblut"
Pattern: Clementine Shawlette by Michele Rose Orne from Interweave KNITS Spring 2007

It's finished! Yup! My Clementine Shawlette and I LOVE it!

Yes, you heard it right. It is for MEEEEEEE! Sure, it can go as a scarf, if I choose to wear it outside, but well, I'd rather have it around my shoulder at home. And no, I don't cross dress...I just like to look at the pretty lace and feel the luxury of great wool and feel proud at something I had created by my own two hands.

June 10th

Kiwi James's picture


Hi everyone,
Kiwi James here. Just thought I'd introduce myself and say hello to the group. I'm a 36 year old avid knitter living in Greytown, New Zealand.

Some of you may have come across my blog Fibre Alive at some stage. This morning I appeared on National television to help promote the knitters weekend which is being held in Lower Hutt this weekend. If you want to check out the clip you can go to and type in the key words good morning which will take you to the homepage of the show. From there you need to click on the tab 'watch the show' It will be available until 9am NZ time tomorrow morning (12/06/07).

It's great to be a part of the online community of men who knit!

potterdc's picture

Putting on the Ritz, or, Rehab Happens

Hello! I'm happy to announce that the Best Beloved had his cast removed last week and now wears two shoes and walks with a cane (sort of - I mean, he sort of walks. He mostly meanders slowly). And, there has been enough bone growth that the doctor and physical therapist have both approved starting to drive, which he will do at the end of this upcoming week.

His recovery from the shattered leg has been a long one and the doctor says it will be December now before we're back to normal. And they tell him he'll never run (he never did, so he's a bit relieved!). Still, he can now empty the dishwasher, drive, AND walk with a cane. I'm eagerly awaiting the top hat and tap dancing!

The past four months have involved a lot of Netflix and a whole lotta knitting on my part. We've finished two seasons of Battlestar Gallactica, the first season of the new Dr. Who, and lots of movies. On my part, I have restocked my stash, knitted a couple of vests (one of which I need to redo), some socks, a baby blanket for the new grand niece, dish rags (never done that before - mindless yet fun), and continued work on B. Walker's Learn to Knit afghan.

This summer we will swim, walk slowly, and I think I'm going to try my hand at knitting the linen curtains from Mason*Dixon Knitting.

June 9th

MasonM's picture

Knitted Clock

I just finished this knitted clock for my mother. It was an easy and fun little project.

June 8th

BronxKnit's picture

WIP two

So now I have two WIP's. I am working on my socks out of Trekking Pro Natura (with bamboo) AND I started the golf vest from "Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men" (good book, recommended) in a lovely bottle green from Ausi Wool. I am working on size 17 needles and Dayum is this thing growing quickly. The vest is my "couch" project while the socks are my "to-go" project; although if I switch to a circular needle for the vest I suppose it too could graduate to the "to-go" pile.

Thursday I had a Professional Development day at the American Museum of Natural History. I brought my sock and knit during the "Genetics and evolution" symposium (which I loved, but I was among the few on that one) and during lunch. The funny part of the story starts Wednesday evening when I met sweetie at her LYS. I had showed up earlier than she, and was fondly remembered by the owner who insisted on introducing me to every knitter in the place, as well as anybody who came in. When sweetie came in she found me deep in conversation with the owner of the store and two patrons; we were all sitting around the table knitting and talking about the Hamptons, the current conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, and other interesting topics of conversation. Sweetie has been joking for the past few days that they like me more than her at all the yarn stores we go to, and it did not help any that the owner saw her as an extension of me, rather than the way us dudes are usually seen in yarn stores, a large bag of bones there to support, physically and financially, our SO's yarn purchases. It is not true, but it is funny that one owner here in NYC asks sweetie (who has been going to the store for years) how I am doing after I have been in the store no more than 5 times. I guess it is good to be a rare thing; a man who knits.

MasonM's picture

Haven't Been Here In A While

Just popping in. I haven't been on here in a while. I've been dealing with an episode of depression and just haven't felt much like knitting or anything else for that matter.

I got myself back on meds which was something of a bummer as I'd been off them for 5 years. But if ya need em ya need em.

I just started knitting again a couple of days ago. I'm currently working on a knitted clock as a gift for my mother. After that I'm hoping to finish the cotton socks I started a while back and have pretty much ignored for a while.

June 7th

Elemmaciltur's picture

Knitters Uncensored Episode #02 is up!

Our second episode is up!!! Yay!!!!

Go check it out over at our blog.

Or go and download it HERE.