Archive - May 2013 - Blog entry

May 15th

Thomasknits's picture

Hat Recipe

Hello all!

I'm back and more involved with knitting and designing again.

I've created my first for sale pattern on ravelry. It is my go-to pattern for hats, and I wrote it out as a recipe for re-sizing etc (my preferred method of knitting patterns).

Check it out.

AKQGuy's picture

Startitis Update.

From AKQGuy

May 14th

Really Good Manly Socks !

I have been test knitting sock yarn for Ellen at Fiber Curio and Here is their latest offering: a wonderful 80% Cheviot, 20% mohair fingering that I knit into a pair of basic top down socks, with a partridge eye heel flap and round toe. The yarn is crisp and lustrous, a natural dark charcoal. It makes a very sturdy, manly sock that can be machine washed and wears well.

May 12th

KenInMaine's picture


For the past six weeks or so I have been working on Girasole by Brooklyn Tweed (Jared Flood). It is a circular lace pattern that can be worked as a shawl or a

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Another Vest pattern Question

Hi all,

knittingman's picture

They Won't Knit!

Check out my latest blog about those who don't knit and their reasonable alternatives: drugs and alcohol, monastic life, institutionalization or euthanasia.

davidUK's picture

....very off topic....

Greetings all,

Some of you may remember that I was working on a cabaret opera based on the true story of the Papin Sisters...well it's on this year in Bath:

Then in Orkney (I'll be stocking up on their marvellous locally-produced North Ronaldsay wool)

May 11th

steve kadel's picture

Brioche stitch

All the examples I see of brioche seem like di weight or heavier. Has anyone ever used finger or lace weight so its airier

May 10th

New York Built's picture

Off Topic - On Spire

I just had the most day-shattering experience. The final height of the Freedom Tower was installed today...making a visible void in the New York City skyline...filled.

Many of you know I have worked on the Village Halloween Parade over the past fifteen years...a labor of love, professional management and shock of the new...on an annual basis.

clneeley's picture

Ripple Afghan

Here's a recently completed ripple afghan I crocheted for a friend. I followed the Neat Ripple Pattern from Lucy at Attic24. A fairly easy, mindless pattern once you get going.