well, it took me long enough to get about posting something. this is just a brief intro and "howdy". i found the website after a google search and thought i'd sign up. i'm an intermittant knitter that started about 5 months ago to stop smoking. it's helped a little but i can't knit and drive at the same time so........
i get most of my knitting done at work while i'm waiting on a reaction to incubate or while i'm on my lunch/dinner break.
current WIP: one of those Doctor-Who style scarves. i had some ambitions for this thing but the yarn is this acrylicy stuff (*first time i've used a 100% synthetic) that i've developed a love-hate relationship with. it is squeaky and seems to bite the needles.....and it is soooo slow. i ditched the idea of doing the scarf in a honeycomb pattern and went with a simple garter stitch. the yarn is pretty, tho. and cheap (*$1.87/skein). at the rate i'm going, it'll be finished by mid summer (*gawd, i hope i'm just kidding!*)
I just found this site from the MenKnit.Net web site and knew I had to join. I have been knitting, on and off, for nearly 20 years.
I love the camaraderie of knitters. The knitting circles of my LYS was always one of the things I liked best about being a knitter. I am a member of the Buffalo Knitters Guild, the only man of course, so all the ladies love having me in the group. But it is nice to be with a grou of guys who are knitters.
My latest knitting obssesion are the scarves from the Harry Potter movies. I've made them all and they are my mindless-while-I-watch-television-knitting projects.
These are most of the hats that I've been churning out in the past few weeks. Most use the Reynolds Lopi. The small ones are going to be gifts for my newest grand neice who is due next month. The purple and green striped one is the "umbilical cord" hat from the Stitch N Bitch book, and the furry blue one was just my own "let's see what happens when I do this" design. A couple will be just for me, and I will send a couple of them for the Dulaan project. I think the green one in the back might be what Mel used for his Dulaan hat and I agree, it does look like ass on it's own. I like the way the blue one on top almost looks like faded denim.
Just curious if there is anyone else that has done or who is doing round loom knitting? I'm working on a 3 panel blanket and have been enjoying it. I want to work on a sweater but don't understand regular patterns, let alone the patterns for the round loom. I found a website that shows a lot of styles of knitting that you can do with the loom, such as cable, stocking, etc. The greatest thing about round loom knitting is you get very fast results in a short period of time. Great for beginners that may want to move on to needles and hooks!
Im usually up till 2 or 3 in the morning and at some point i have seen as many as 75 guests online. but where are they at? as i write this 10 people are online, where they at?
how do i put my project pics on the gallery.
Here are a couple of hats i made this weekend. they are going too dulaan project. I also hace 5 more on order for me to make.
Hi guys here is a pattern that I use for my Italian Greyhound.
8 ply yarn
3.75mm double pointed needles
NECK: Cast on 60 (50 for smaller IG)stitches. Knit 1, Purl ! rib for 50 rounds, more if you want a longer neck, less if you want a shorter neck.
LEGS: Mark off 8/4/8/40 ( 4/2/4/40) stitches. Continue K1,P1 rib increasing ! st each side markers every 3rd round until 32/28/32/64 (28/26/28/64). Cast off the 32sts (28 sts).This forms the leg opening.
CHEST: Leave markers between the 28 (26) and 64 sts. Continue to knit K1 P1 for 20 rounds.Half way between the markers for the 28 (26) sts knit 2 sts tog and stop knitting in rounds. K1 P1 in rows, knitting 2 sts tog at the end of each row.