A few people have written privately asking about Turkey and if I'm safe. I thought I'd do a blog post so you can all see it.
First, I was in the US for most of the unrest. I went on May 16 to deal with some issues with my mom, and a week or so later all hell broke loose. I think trying to follow it from outside the country was worse than being here would have been.
Finished my scarf on trip to Germany and Austria. Here it hangs in my hosts house
The recent jaywalker posts inspired me, so I looked through my stash and found a skein that had looked nice on the shelf but failed to inspire when I actually started knitting it. Now I realize all it needed was some zigzag to wake it up. :)
Finally, the last stitch has been knit in my sweater. Now to block it so the 6x1 rib throughout the sweater is a bit more prominent. Then the zipper goes in. I learned so much from this project. I changed the wrists from an i-cord bind off to a 3" rib stitch simply because I prefer it. I do like the i-cord bind off for the bottom.
I just purchased a set of carbon dps. made by buckthorne. I was a bit bit skeptical at first i have become to love my bamboo. but now knitting socks at a pair every two weeks has taken a toll on my needles. Working with rosewood helped but still on 0 i find a "bend" (on the bamboo i guess i hold on pretty tight and they snap like twigs" so decided to try ebony.
I need your help. Annie's website sent an email out with three books about knitting lace all claiming to be "easy." One looked like it might be for beginners, but I am skeptical. So, can any of you recommend a title that is easy for us beginners. I hope to give some prayer shawls as Christmas presents and need to start now if I expect them to be under the tree by the 25th of December.
I got an email today from NordicMart announcing their new Drops Pro nickel-plated circular needles. (NordicMart is the American distributor of Drops products.) I haven't tried the needles -- they look like Addi Turbo knockoffs. Great prices beginning under $5 per set... plus they sent me a coupon code that lowers it to under $4. nordicmart.com
Hey guys, I am trying to knit a Stephen West cowl for this winter. Only issue is I have started this over 3 times! Reason twisting. On larger circular needles(29 inches +) I do ok for the first few rows. Then all of a sudden on rows 5 and 6 I suddenly have a twist. Is there something I am doing wrong.
Several months ago, in mid-winter, I knit Stephen West's "Boneyard". I had spun some wool on my drop spindle which was very softly spun. Normally, I like a yarn that is quite firm and has good definition. But I've been working lately with spinning much softer yarn with less twist. It is not easy! I wanted just enough twist to hold the fibres together, and just only.