Knitting is supremely meditative, a transcendent experience opening one’s soul to the magic of the universe, a creative act that directs the heart to the soil one knits above and the heavens that reach to the infinite beyond. And it requires some swearing.
There's something in this photo I'm anxious for people to see. Its not as obvious as you might think.
Here are pics of some of the Scholarship Bears I've been sending to the Men's Knitting retreats. The pattern is an original one of mine, the bears are about twelve inches tall, seated.
I get some awesome emails from people all over the world with something of the same theme: they’re now grown adults, with children of their own, still holding on to a teddy bear given to them when they were tots. Some are hidden in closets, some are proudly on display, and some have been heir loomed off to a younger generation who we all hope will cling to the little bear with love.
I started this quite a bit ago but just finished it this week. The pattern is English Crystal by Marianne Kinzel. I used Jamieson and Smith Lace Weight Shetland wool and 5mm needles. I did an 8 stitch sideways border (k 2, yo k2tog, k to end on each row) and scalloped it during the blocking process. It measures 68 inches square and it took 175 gms. A gift for my niece.
I just finsh knitting a Hedgehogs. It is so damn CUTE!
What's you guys think? It came out is really tiny and hard to take a pic with this little guy.
Pattern : "Little oddment hedgehog" by Little Cotton Rabbits
Needle : US 3 and 2 DPN
Yarn : Rowanspun 4ply Stone #702 and Sludge #71
Good Evening All,
I've started the next sweater for my new grandson, Bennett who just turned 3 weeks old. ( I am doing 4 for this winter and glad they knit up fast) The free pattern is called Johnny Boy a web exclusive by Berroco using their sox yarn. I've substituted a German yarn Schafpate Baden - Wurttemberg "Opal" a pull over and sock yarn. It is 75% virgin wool yarn & a 25% polyamid.
Somehow, dummy me is having trouble posting this.
join me for the launch of my new blog, Greg's 20 Wishes! It's all about my curoius and interesting adventures as I make my quirky wishes come true! First up: see my costume for the sing-along Sound of Music!! http://gregs20wishes.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-hills-are-alive.html
Bob and I hit the road this last week for a mad dash through Colorado and New Mexico to hit some of national parks and see the Taos New Mexico Wool and Fiber Festival. Enough of that though, here I will just discuss the knitting I did on the road. Sorry, I can't imagine you all want to see my slide show of Carlsbad Caverns and what not... But if you do, you can see all that useless crap at