Archive - Oct 2011 - Blog entry

October 6th

knittingboom's picture

Slip Stitch Projects

Some of the completed projects. See what the slip stitch technique can produce.

AKQGuy's picture

Fall, and knitting, I swear there's some knitting in here. It's kinda near the end.

Today was a... good day. A very good one. I know many other Casperites would not consider a day that took turns spitting at them then showing sunny skies while trying to blow their clothing about their heads before torrential rains in said wind soaked them and buffeted them on their way home before clearing and showing them the dusting of snow on the mountain to be particularly good.

October 5th

kiwiknitter's picture

Needle Sale at

I just got an email that Patternworks is having a sale on all their needles - 15% off. This includes the interchangeable sets. I thought I'd alert the MWK members as there may be some who are looking to add or upgrade their needles.

Happy knitting from Middle Earth!

clneeley's picture

DPNs vs two circular needles vs Magic Loop for socks

Yes, I've been bitten by the sock bug. I've been learning how to knit socks using DPNs but I noticed that there is usually a gap where the instep and gusset meet. So, I was wondering if using either two circular needles or the magic loop method would help minimize this problem. Thanks in advance.

RobStrauss's picture

Joining cast-on ends on a circular knitting project

Does anyone have a tip or trick of a good way to join the
cast-on ends of circular knitting without the stitches twisting?

October 4th

knittingboom's picture


Some try outs.

CLABBERS's picture

One Year Anniversary on MWK

Hi guys! I have now been a member just one year. My but a lot has happened over the past year. I've learned so much and have met so many nice people on this site. I want to thank all of you who have shared your suggestions with me and who just put your samples out there for us to see, both in-progress and finished projects. They are truly inspirational.

scottly's picture

Estonian Lace

This is the only piece that I've tackled so far from "Knitted Lace of Estonia". I'm generally not into fussy lace patterns, that is lace with lots of gewgaw and scallops and such but this Estonian lace has me very intriqued. Nupps look like they would be fun. This is the Raha Scarf, its pretty simple, no nupps, but it was a lot of fun and I like its geometry.

October 3rd

vsidart's picture

What, am I nuts?!

As usual, I've taken on more than I can chew....
I decided on the "Lyra" and began it as a half-circle, only to discover that I can't figure out a place in the pattern to split it in order that the shawl would come out somewhat symmetrical. Argh!

scottly's picture


How do you all handle requests? I'm running into trouble saying yes too often when I really want to say no. I hate repeating myself so if someone asks, can you make that in whatever color, it makes me cringe but I usually say yes and put the project I really want work on on hold. My mother is the worst offender by the way. It's so hard to say no to my mother, impossible actually.