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August 29th, 2006

Right from the fleece.

I made a promise to my kids' grade 3 teacher that I would spin and knit her something if she gave me some fleece. She came through and I've started the process. Go to jigraknits.livejournal.com for photos.

August 28th

charmingbilly's picture

is this a fluke?

suddenly i find myself with oodles more romantic frustration to sublimate and i'd been fawning over the picture of the mitred square afghan/blanket thingie in Mason-Dixon  knitting so i began knitting up the mitres and guess what!?! it's one of the most fun things i've done in awhile and it's forced me to pay enough attention that i am actually managing to carry the second strand of yarn up the side and keeping the carried strand 'hidden' over the course of the contrasting coloured strip about 65% of the time.  that's actually pretty darn good for me since i tend to let it all hang out since the edges are usually going to be buried into a seam, eventually.  problem is, now the hooded jumper that i'm 1/3 of the way into rests at the bottom o' the knitting bag like an accusation.  i've enough frustration to sublimate, enough ambition, but sooo very little time.

August 27th

Warren's picture

Miscellany...

Wow, what a lot of activity going on here at MWK for a guy who didn't get logged on for a few days!

First, I just wanted to add my welcome to the new members (excluding the few spammers, of course).  It's really great to see this site growing.  It does my heart good to see all of you guys who knit!

I'd love to find a knitting group in Kansas City that has at least a few guys in it.  I can only imagine that the experience would have to be different than knitting with women.  Not that I have anything against that!  Smile I just finished a sock class where I was the only guy in it and I enjoyed it very much.  If anyone from western MO, or eastern KS is out there, contact me if you're interested in getting a group going.

August 25th

Alpaca Socks

Hi. I finished my Peruvian alpaca socks and am working on a second pair.

jigraknits.livejournal.com 

August 25th

Kerry's picture

Socks

Here are some socks I was working on recently, the top one is yarn from Cabin Cove (Dave) Mercantile...he does some great colours.

oregonstateguy's picture

My First Post (yay!)

Hey guys..so i've been a member here for a long time and have never mustered the courage to post anything on the site...time to do something about that. So I'm attatching a few photos of some of my latest works..i'm still a big beginner, but I think they're pretty groovy. And honestly, what a better way to spend the hot days of summer than knitting beanies! :D

 

 

Kerry's picture

Thanks

..to the kind welcome to MWK. To any of the Sydney knitters, there is a group of knitters, mostly women but occasionally another guy besides me, who meet at a cafe in Newtown. Details are at http://shwest.typepad.com/ssk/ and you would be most welcocme.

GrammarCop's picture

More swag for my bag

Today, I made a trip to JoAnn. I bought two balls of merino wool yarn (my first-ever foray into wool; I want to make a winter hat for my mom), a skein of cotton/acrylic (for another hat, this one for me) and double-pointed needles (to try to make my hat).

I'm a little concerned about the double-pointed needles. I've never used them before. Any tips the books don't have? 

August 24th

Update on JF sweater

Hi guys.

Just thought I would post an update on my progress on my Jaqueline Fee sweater.

Well after deciding to frog both sleeves for the 3rd time due to the bingo wing situation I finally cracked it. I did originally decide just to frog down a few rows but thought I may aswell do the lot, that way I could space the increases more evenly and the finished sleeves would look a lot neater.

The first few attempts of the sleeves I used the make 1 away increase as shown on knitting help. This increase was practically invisable to the untrained eye and was very happy with the results, but while re-knitting the sleeves the last time I thought I would try the bar increase as recomended in the JF book. I have to say I prefer the appearance of the make 1 away increase. The bar increase seems to be slightly more visible. Oh well, maybe I'll use the make 1 away on my next sweater.

stch's picture

hello

I'm another recent new member. Figured I'd better set down the knitting for bit, and say hello. "Hello"  I'd initially learned to knit in the single digit years of age(between 6 - 9), after quite a long time away from the needles (decades); a few years ago I once again picked them up and have been reacquainting myself with knitting.

The part of knitting that I have difficulty with is the finishings of a project (blocking, and assembly). With time and practice, hopefully, the abilities will improve.

I've enjoyed visiting the site often, and am excited to have finally joined. Thank you.