Archive - Blog entry

August 26th, 2005

The Cash (mere)

Hey - i'm new to the crowd. Got a quick question for anyone who may know of a really quality worsted weight cashmere that isn't too insanely pricey? Anyone have any trusted brands or weights they want to share? Thanks.

August 25th

vt_shua's picture

What to Say?

I've been a lurker here, but thought I'd write a quick HEY. I'm a knitter from Vermont, a children's book author and a teacher. I live with my partner of 16 years, 6 chickens and way too much yarn.

Several projects are next to the couch - a knitted teddy-bear on 2 circulars, a mohair scarf, merino mittens and a mohair shawl. I've been felting a lot, too.

Just ordered some Bagdad Blue from Peace Fleece and plan to make a hat for a friend. I've been knitting a lot since the war began.

Glad to be here!

August 24th

splendero03's picture

First Blog

This is my first entry and unfortunately it will have to be short. The semester is getting started this week and I have no current projects so I d' better getting knitting! More to come, I PROMISE!!!!

August 23rd

Lee Griffiths's picture

Why do I have this insatiable desire to start a blog? How does it relate to my other insatiable desires?

Blogs. Everyone has one, it seems. I feel like I'm somehow missing out by not pouring out my thoughts to the wide, wide web. And yet, at the same time, there's that little feeling nagging away in the back of my head that wasting space and people's time is an act of hubris (well, I am a reserved Brit, you know; ok, I'm a Brit at least).

August 19th

Cam's picture

20th August

Have just finished a prayer shawl for a very amazing nun friend of mine is is 60, blind and does Karate...It was my first go ant incorporating moss stitch and ended up looking really cool....but mu most exciting discovery has been finding out about freeform knitting, Have any of you guys heard of it? It is bloody amazing what you can do with it and what is really cool is that you can't really make any mistakes with it, as you don't use a pattern, you just knit by intuition, using a variety of yarns, stitches and even kneedle sizes. I've working on a piece that is eneding up looking really amazing, that I think will evolve into a bag, I'll try to post some pictures of it when , I've done a bit more.

August 18th

Craig's picture

Knitting group

Hey guys just woundering if there are any guys from Melbourne who would like to start a kniting group?

August 16th

Jack's picture

Knit Shops in Pasadena and L A.

I'll be in Pasadena next week, so if you provide Gabriel with information on here, it will help both of us. Thank you.

August 15th

Gabriel's picture

Knit Shops in L.A. and Pasadena???

Hello boys,

Just wondering if any of you in the L.A. area have favorite knit shops....I'm headed there this week and would love to check them out!!?!?!?! Please send a message if you know where I should go.

Thanks for your time.....Gabriel

August 14th

Gabriel's picture

Updated Enterlac Scarf

Hey there Guys,

Just a note to show you the progress on the scarf I showed you earlier. Yes, I couldn't wait until the plane ride that I purchased it for....had to start. It is sooooo addictive. BTW....I have had many ask for it and the book the pattern is in is Donna Kooler's "Encyclopedia of Knitting." I'm leaving Thursday and have vowed to not touch it again until my ass is on the plane. My boyfriend is getting frustrated.....for a couple of reasons...LOL....but mainly that I promised him his sweater by fall.....of course I didn't say of what year!!!! LOL

Hope this finds you all well, Gabriel

August 8th

technocowboy's picture

Stop the madness!

The final two patterns (Pinky and Numbers) in the Man Issue of Knitty have been posted.  They're not linked from the main site as of this writing.  I have to say that I'm not surprised.  The designs, while strong, solid designs, were incredibly disappointing.  I'm not so sure if I'm more disappointed in Knitty (who could only go with what they had submitted) or in the designers (meaning the fact that the vast majority of submissions were from women, thereby making me disappointed in the men who knit -- of which I'm one myself and therefore just as culpable).  I'm curious as to what the reasons behind the lack of submissions by guys (I didn't because I didn't have enough faith in my abilities as a designer), but I can certainly hope that the upcoming inagural issue of MenKnit will be a much more satisfying effort by the male knitting community.