I am in total awe of this piece of knitting. It was made my German/Swiss grandmother's sister in the 1930's. What is amazing is the size of the thread.....it is probably finer than size 40 crochet cotton.
I don't think that my hands or eyes would ever be capable of attempting this !
Yeah, We Call Them Pirates pattern. Not real Faire Isle, but definitely stranded knitting. As you can see from the inside shot, I used the woven stitch, so there are no floats. Makes a thick, dense fabric with nary a "Thar she blows!" through to the scalp. Used Noro silk and wool in the single colors, black and white. Light as a feather, warmer than...well, you get the idea.
Finished this about 2 years ago, but never got to post it. Changed quite a bit...but love wearing it. Indian head nickel buttons, Cuccoon is the name of the grey trim yarn. Red is Peruvia.
Here is a rather poor shot (not sure why my Ipod normally does a good job) shot to two of my socks, that I am presently knitting for the class. My finger weight is the red its a alpaca, silk, and nylon mix. The grey one is a wool and nylon mix.
Well today we had our second knitting class on socks. Evidently we are meeting every two weeks for 4 times; so our next meeting will be the 9th of March. Seems rather odd.
I was able to figure the mystery of the heel now, and how the basic shape magically appears with your needles. So we worked on this for about an hour.
I've been so snarky about Fair Isle - it just seemed so preppy to me. But for some reason it sounded like a fun new thing to learn and here are the results.
This stuff is pretty simple as stranded knitting goes but I'm working my way up. I think Fair Isle socks may be my next project.
Quite some time ago, I acquired a takli and some raw cotton. In fact, there was a lot of cotton! I have two grocery bags of ginned cotton, which is quite a lot considering how much handling needs to go into spinning a small amount of cotton. It goes a long way!
I missed my first knitting group, I felt I needed to be by a friend that was admitting her mom into hospice. The group will be there next week..
Why isn't there chat on here?
Hi guys. I will be taking a vacation in August of this year (end of month) to Amsterdam the Netherlands. I was wondering if anyone had any information of any mens knitting groups there? I have googled for the yarn shops and found several some close to where I will be staying please let me know.
I'm so excited, I just found out there's a knitting group forming nearby!! I hope I'm not the only man there!
I'm currently working on Mathew Gnagy's Carlito cardigan. It's going to be a challenge. I don't like simple, easy, quick to do projects. The more difficult the better. I will post some pics when I'm further along!