Archive - 2007 - Blog entry

December 22nd

Sweater knitting and not sticking to the pattern (doing free-hand embellishments)

I've seen several books on men's sweaters and all of them are well-made and classic, but most of them bore me. I want more variation than classic styles and different techniques and patterns.

Continental vs English method and sock knitting

I taught myself English over 40 years ago and since then I developed severe arthritis all over my body but particularly in my shoulders, elbows and hands.

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Whoops... Accidental Felting

Well, a friend of mine wanted a "Green Lantern" super hero beanie, so I worked on one and it was a little too big (I thought).

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Irish Crochet

Irish Crochet

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I'm relatively new to this site and have enjoyed reading the entries and looking at the fantastic work by everyone.

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'Twas (almost) the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land
Every knitter was knitting, quite fast, with both hands.
New socks off the needles hung chimney-side there,

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Almost FO

Spanish Armada is being bound off. It's a slow process because it takes 13 stitches to bind off three stitches - and there are aboyt 670 stitches around.

KilgoreTrout's picture

Selfish knitting...

I've noticed a phenomenon in my knitting of gifts.... does anyone else share this?

December 21st

New guy on the blog!!

Fairly new to knitting here and definitely new to this site.

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Blast from the past

Anyone remember the stocking caps from the 1970's that were so long you could wrap them around your neck as a scarf while wearing them as hats?