After about four years I've finally finished this Shetland shawl. The pattern is A Knitted Veil from Victorian Lace Today, the yarn is a natural coloured laceweight wool from the Melanian Sheepgrowers in Western Australia, it measured out at 70cm x 207cm.
I'm not sure what has happened in the past few days, but my blog (knittingman.wordpress.com) has caught fire!!!! A bunch of Ravelers started sharing my posts in forums and I have been seeing tremendous traffic! I love it!!! Thanks for allowing my to explode my excitement all over your day. :)
Knitters are an important genus within the hominidae family. Although much work has been done to describe the various species within the genus, some work remains to do. Here I hope to describe a few of the more common species' characteristics and introduce the uninitiated to some of the lesser known varieties.
Yarn is like a fine wine. While it can be used immediately upon production, the best yarn goes through a process known as ripening.
After forty-years of knitting, I used to consider myself a more than competent knitter. After seeing so many of the projects from these men, I guess I was very, very wrong. It might be time to stop. I don't think I'll ever reach the level of expertise to knit socks and lace shawls. Knit On gentlemen. I'm putting my needles away.
Just finished a yoked sweater I made following Meg Swansen's recipe. I used Jamieson and Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight Shetland wool and 3.25mm needles. When Elizabeth Zimmermann said it was difficult not to add a colour pattern in the decreases, she was right and I used my "Traditional Fair Isle Knitting" by Sheila McGregor to add some interest.
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These feather & fan top socks are knit from Dragonfly Fibers 100% Superwash Merino, colorway: Winter Woods. Based on this free Ravelry pattern:
I've have these Boye Interchangeable Needles and I have a problem with them and I'm wondering has anyone else experienced the same thing. I use them maybe once and the sleeve where the cord and needles connect inevitably bend outwardly creating a sort of beveling which catches the yarn as it's supposed to slide smoothly as I'm knitting. I've used the US 6, to US 10.5 all with the same results.