Archive - Jan 2012 - Blog entry

January 7th

kiwiknitter's picture

Warren MacNeil - Man Knitter

This evening I came to the place of knitting the heel flap on the socks I'm knitting. I decided I was too tired to start it so I passed some time looking through Google. I came across this YouTube video about a man knitter in the US. I enjoyed it a lot and wanted to share it with others. I think that Warren is a great representative for us guy knitters. Have a look and enjoy!

Eggs_the_monki's picture

ARG!

After about two and a half weeks of working on this cowl I finished all the stitching and had only two things left to do. 1. Pick up the provisional cast on stitches and 2. graft the two ends together. Well, I started the project with a 2x2 rib knit and did not pick up the stitches correctly.

January 6th

mr.cullen's picture

A New Beginning

Hi. Happy New Year. Hope all of you had a good holiday. On Monday, I start Prosthetic Technician classes at the local community college. Knitting will take a back seat to my school work and new training. I have to put the yarn physically out of reach. There are about half a dozen things I'd like to knit and techniques to learn and practice.

Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

January 5th

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Stitches West

Came across this three day conference in Santa Clara, CA feb 23-26. Anyone know anything about it? Anyone going?

KnitRick's picture

In every dark cloud there is a silver lining

Hi guys,
After tinking my last scarf...i got the idea to work with different color combination. Since my project has been with one color. So I took on the challenge and with a suggestion from a fellow MWK member, Mark, I set out on an attempt to learn Intarsia. I made a small swatch but I think I have raised my skill level a half notch or so... :-)

January 4th

TinkerJones's picture

No more hat fails!

I've knitted a few items that have turned out pretty good but I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't mastered the basic beanie. Since my formal instruction consisted of "measure head, cast on, knit, decrease at the crown" I think I may have missed a trick or two. I've searched through patterns too, but still wasn't trusting them to give me what I want.

Tor's picture

Boxer briefs

Hello to all and a happy new year!

January 2nd

Eggs_the_monki's picture

Hello and Happy New Year!

I just wanted to say a quick "hello" to everyone out there. I ran into this site a few weeks ago and enjoyed reading everyone's posts so much that I just HAD to join. I've been knitting on and off since I was about 7 years old and crocheting on and off since I was about 17 (more 'off' than 'on' so I'm still a novice at both arts lol).

qp_me's picture

checker question...

hi all.
im thinking of knitting a scarf in a reversable checker pattern using alternating boxes of St st and rev St st. does anyone know if a piece like this would lie flat, or curl up? thanks :)