Archive - 2013 - Blog entry

May 4th

Nehkhasi's picture

Boye Interchangeable Needles

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.

May 4th

ronhuber's picture


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.

May 3rd

KjoyPsorrow's picture

Socks Seem to be the Thing

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.

May 2nd

Potter's picture

Yarn Bowls

Hello Gentlemen,

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?

May 1st

CLABBERS's picture

Simple Hat - Sock Yarn

I thought I'd get acclimated to sock yarn finally. It is so delicate when compared to worsted and bulky weights. This is a stocking hat that my brother wanted me to make. It's nothing special, but it will fit his head closely which is what he wants. He is in southern CA, so he wanted lightweight. I thought this was a good opportunity to try my hand with sock weight.



Yesterday at lunch break I hit two of the yarn shops here in my city. I got some really nice koigu with bright orange. I've enough left of the alpaca to do the toes in the bright red. (see the attachments)

April 28th

dougnorton's picture

First knitting project finished!!!!!

I finished my entrelac scarf!!!!! It turned out better than I thought I really like it now. I used Red Heart Soft yarn. The color is Waterscape. Some people were asking me if I watched any videos the answer is yes I did before I started these are the ones i watched it is a 2 part video:

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Part 2:

Crafty Andy's picture

Purple Brethren Socks.

PurpleBrethren (3)

April 27th

My very first sock (and first post)

I used the tutorial here and tackled my first non-rectangular project, a sock.

I've finished the first one, and it turned out much better than I'd expected.

smmikkel's picture

Completed Norah Gaughan Niche

Finished my first cuff to cuff project for my grandmother. Not that difficult and a great project that I didn't have to pay much attention.