Lots of birthdays in the spring! Here are some of the gift items I've been working on for the last couple of weeks ...
Felted clogs following the Fiber Trends pattern. These knit up very quickly using a double strand of yarn and US 13 needles. I felted a pair for myself but plan to present the others with a humorous set of felting instructions so that the recipients can experience the amazing process (and the aroma of wet wool) for themselves.
Well, I just finished my 6th "London Beanie" -
I'm having a blast with circular needles (Addi Turbos ROCK!)
I made the first beanie for me and then decided that no matter what he wears, a 49 year old man will never look like David Beckham!
I left a couple out on the dining room table when my partner's kids came over. They all said "you knit these? They look just like the ones at Abercrombie and Fitch!" I also mentioned them to a 24 year old guy in my voiceover class and he asked me to make one for him.
Hey dudes! I got slammed with some crochet deadlines since starting this sweater in January but happily my schedule loosened up enough for me to work on it once again. This is the progress so far:
And here is a detailed photo. The cabling and texture show up in real life very well, but just got lost in that above photo:
BUYING YARN - Purchase all yarn from the same dye lot. Check yarn label for washing instructions. Stay within two sizes of the recommended needle size. When substituting yarns, select a yarn close to the original in weight and type. KNITTING WITH COTTON - Cotton keeps us cool in summer and warm in winter. It is soft and comfortable. Cotton comes as crepe, boucle, slubbed, ribbon, and chenille to name some of the varieties. Cotton does not have the same elasticity as other yarns, nor does the yarn slide as easily on the needles. Always knit ribbing on smaller needles. Sew seams firmly. Generally, it is best to hand wash cotton knits. Do not dry in the sun, since sunlight discolours and weakens the fibres.
BUYING YARN - Purchase all yarn from the same dye lot. Check yarn label for washing instructions. Stay within two sizes of the recommended needle size. When substituting yarns, select a yarn close to the original in weight and type.
KNITTING WITH COTTON - Cotton keeps us cool in summer and warm in winter. It is soft and comfortable. Cotton comes as crepe, boucle, slubbed, ribbon, and chenille to name some of the varieties. Cotton does not have the same elasticity as other yarns, nor does the yarn slide as easily on the needles. Always knit ribbing on smaller needles. Sew seams firmly. Generally, it is best to hand wash cotton knits. Do not dry in the sun, since sunlight discolours and weakens the fibres.
I recently completed this childrens sweater for my nephew Jaxon. It worked great. I'm not sure if his mother will ever put it on him but I'm certain the sizing was good - if not a little big for him right now.
So, I thought, now that I've tackled a small sweater in this lopi pattern then I'll do a nice big one for me. The cardigan in this picture.
I did the cuff at the bottom and the pattern, it worked great, except it's made for a munchkin.
I wonder if anyone else has had this problem. I've made two sweaters now and both turned out well - this one I really want for me, as I've knit the others for my partner and my nephew. How frustrating! Ommmm...
This is a pic Of a sweater that I made for my little Italian.
The sock yarn i bought today is called Sockotta, its from plymouth their italian collection. its 45%cotton, 40% superwash wool and 15% nylon. It looks like colored kite string not yarn. Ive hear comments of socks knitting up quickly. Right, its going to take weeks to make a pair of socks. I hope there is enough. I got 414 yards. looks to be enough. the swatch looks great, the colors are wonderful. I hope the socks look as good.
My addi turbos arrived today, so i started my make socks on two circular needles. It is very interesting working on the leg now. cant wait to try them on and show them. I sure like these addis, the pliable cable for sure. very slick, i drop alot of stitches, they will take some getting use too. ive been using bamboo for so long. although i did like the bamboo i didnt like the cable, it was all coiled up even with steam they didnt relax that much. Any way im using caron simply soft for the socks, Is this the right type of yarn fo
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.