I finished a pair of felted mittens last week and gave them away to a friend on her birthday. The pattern is in the latest Knit It! magazine - though I used Lamb's Pride instead of Lion Wool (perhaps I just identify with lambs more than lions?) They were very simple to make and even fit man-sized hands!
Purling Our Guts Out: http://purlguts.blogspot.com/
What are these patterns and where can i link too it. I tried a google searcha and it only refered to this site.
I went to a local yarn and knitting supply shop and found this book. It is called Socks soar on two circular needles.. by Cat Bordi'
I bought the book, the needles are a problem. they were sold out of the size 1 , 2, 3 24" Addi turbo needles i was wanting. Can order them on internet, so not that big a deal. I bought some sock yarn. cant wait to do my first pair of socks....I allso believe in the sharing of information. Any of you that knit socks would be interested in the book. I could scan and make a file to send to you, or copy on copy machine and mail it to you. I feel we need to help eachother grow in this fasinating hobby.
in search of a good yarn. priced right. What is everyone else using.?
what is this thing called blog, ive heard the term before. I do know alot about computers and things but this must be new.
These are my second and third attempts at making hats (which acutally had an end result) and my first times using circular and DPN's. Hat #2 was done with Cascade worsted Peruvian Highland wool on size 7, and the pattern was Bidda's Headhugger which I believe I found a link to on here somewhere. It doesn't look like much, but it was good practice with the circular and DPN's, and getting the hang of the decreases at the top of the hat. My first attempt at doing this ended badly so I unravelled the whole thing and tried a different pattern.
I decided not to sign up for the Knitting Olympics because I wasn't sure my wrists would hold up, but I still decided to go ahead with this Unlympic project. These are double layer mittens - baby alpaca inside, hand-dyed & handspun border leicester/blueface leicester cross on the outside. This is the first project I've ever made for myself, and I'm very happy with the results.
Thirty-two members of the glbt-knit listserv made squares for a love blanket for one of our own who was diagnosed with lung cancer. I haven't really kept up any posts on the project on here, but the blanket was delivered today and was a much-appreciated surprise. One of our members started a blog so that we could keep a record of the project. I'm so glad to have been a part of something so wonderful.
In other news, what I've started calling my "Knitting Unlympics" project - the mittens - has been progressing along. I'm currently working on the cuff for the outer (and final) layer of mitten #2. I didn't sign up for the Knitting Olympics, but I'm hoping to finish this project by the time the flame goes out. After that, I'm not certain. The Malabrigo hat has been fulled but needs some remediation so that I don't look like this:
Next question: WHY?!
I made her several pairs of hand-knitted Socka Fortissima socks, and she put one of the pair I made for her (FOR CHRISTMAS) in the washer AND DRYER when I told her not to. Nooooo, hubby is dumb, she knows more than he does. She can't knit, but she knows more about hand-knitted socks than I do. And she spins our fleeces and she also felts projects so she knows what kind of disaster she is wreaking on my hard work. So she tosses them into the washer AND THE DRYER and what happens? Besides getting all pilled and fuzzed (and pretty nasty-looking) there's a friggin' HOLE in one of them from getting snagged by something else she washed them with. The hole isn't in the bottom of the foot or the leg, where it would be easy to fix, but noooo, in the GUSSET. She didn't even bother to put them into a garment bag to keep them from getting BLUDGEONED by the the washer and dryer, just tossed them in like they were store-bought. And they're RUINED!! Dammit, all my hard work -- you wouldn't believe how AWFUL hand-knitted socks look after going through the washer AND THE DRYER just one time!!