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.
I knit plain socks, like those pictured, when I am watching TV, listening to a book, or travelling. I love the fact that they are mindless and sometimes I have the heel turned and don't remember doing it. They are the form of relaxation that I turn to often. I made these six pairs since Christmas and most of them will be given away as birthday presents this month and next.
Well it's a snowy day in May here in Minnesota. It's like mother nature is whispering, "Take it easy. Stay in. Knit." I don't really need the encouragement, as I rarely go out and about as it is... unless it is to the yarn shop, which I haven't ruled out as a possibility today.
I'm a potter who makes yarn bowls. I've been selling them to women but haven't yet to a male.
This makes me wonder if I need to market them differently.
So I have a few questions, that if you guys feel like answering, that would be of tremendous help.
1. Have you heard of yarn bowls before now?
2. Have you ever used a yarn bowl?