Archive - Mar 2012 - Blog entry

March 26th

scottly's picture

Ralf's vest

This one is for my husband Ralf. It's in Classic Elite's Firefly which is 75% viscose and 25% linen and slick as snot. As you can see from the picture I'm having a tough time keeping my tension nice and tight - in fact my fingers hurt like hell. I've used this yarn a lot before but only for lace and knitting loosely wasn't a problem but I need the vest to be pretty tightly knitted.

March 25th

theknittingdude's picture

New User Name

Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you know I changed my user name. Now it is constant with my blog, revelry, etc. Thought I would give a shout out as maybe might confuse some that have replied to me. LOL. On another note, I am just starting a new Stephen West Project. I really like his patterns. I will post some pics when I get going!.
Happy Knitting.

March 24th

CLABBERS's picture

What I am currently reading

Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe. It's new out this year and has a lot of what I have been looking for in terms of taking traditional flat designs and using circular techniques to make them in different ways. I got a really good deal on the $24.95 book at offering it at $16.47.

Socks again

Hi everyone!
Here is the group photo of some of my socks that I said I was going to post. My preferences for knitting my socks is two at a time on the magic loop. I usually use my Knit Picks fixed circular needle 47" Size 1(2.25mm) for the main body of the sock, and then I switch to size 0(2.00mm) Double Point Needles for the ribbing.

A sunny day

Another sunny day in Vancouver, and I will spend it perched in the window working on my new-to-be sleeves without the sweater. I got my new sticks from the LYS (love Knit Picks needles) and some lovely sock yarn that will be a treat to wear on my arms.

akkamaddi's picture

A recent diversion (ADDENDA)

So, lately I've taken to boiling the remnants of farm animals in the bodily fluids of a structure-destroying glass golem.

And dyeing wool yarn in Kool-Aid is fun!

March 23rd

JE-DC's picture

Fair Isle Finished

Finished my first Fair Isle sweater.

Tried to strand loose enough to prevent puckers, but still had some where I wove secondary colors. However, I'm sure another steam block will help to flatten them out.

Attached a few pics.

Thanks to all who helped me with the underarm questions. Kitchener worked well.


theknittingdude's picture

Pattern Frustration!

I spend this morning ripping out a scarf I had half completed. This pattern was something that looks like blocks that keep shifting positions. I got half way done when the pattern changes and found out the pattern was incorrect. The math calculations were off. Although I spend a lot of time recalculating the math for the error and it seem to be working, I found myself re-writing the pattern.

santaml's picture

Payday is a fund day at the LYS

Went down to the LYS and bought some more needles and some new skeins. Found this gorgeous green that I had spotted the last time I was there but was unable to get and took a little bit more time to look at some of the other yarns. Man I love this place and it's more fun on pay days.

My kitty pi is a hit

Hi everyone, Another project that I knitted awhile ago, the kittens like it.
I used three yarns held together as one throughout the pattern. I hoped this would give some extra cushioning for the cats and kittens. I had to make this out of acrylic yarn as our cats hiss at any other animal fiber, lucky for me they never get near my wool yarns.