I'm still plugging away at the Leo's sweater pattern from knitty.com. It's taken me quite some time to get as far as I have. Not only am I a slow knitter, and don't have time to knit every day, but I have been taking breaks from it to work on smaller things too. I'm also taking my time with this project because it's not for me and I want it to be as close to perfect as possible.
Next Row [WS]: Work across 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts, BO center 19[19, 21, 21, 23] sts, work rem 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts
Next Row [RS]: Work in patt as set to last 5 sts, k2 tog, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, p2tog, work in patt as set to end.
Work these 2 rows 9[10, 10, 11, 11] times more, then work first row 0[0, 0, 1, 1] time more. 26[29, 30, 34, 45] sts
Work even until piece measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5, 11] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 8] sts, work to end.
Next and all foll WS rows: Work even in patt as set.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO 7[7, 8, 9, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.
Reattach yarn and work left neck and shoulder to match right neck and shoulder, reversing all shaping, using k2tog tbl and p2tog tbl decs in place of k2tog and p2tog.
I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill
Wow! ...looking at that bar chart is going to become annoying for the next few days... LOL
This is the place to sign in and log your hours for the Knit A River fundraiser! (See my posting titled Gerard and everyone else)
Simply by participating in Knit A River, you can help us earn a grant for WaterAid. BIG THANKS HERE to Gerard for bringing this fantastic event to our attention and being the inspiration for this Knit Along. Here's what you need to do!
1) Sign in here: Reply to this topic with your name (first name is fine) so we know who is participating.
2) Knit blue squares for Knit A River (That's the point, after all!) Keep track of how many hours you spend on your volunteer knitting. It's the honor system, so no rounding up to the nearest half-hour.
This is a gentle request.
Can any of you lovely gentlemen help with any promotion for the knit a river campaign?
I've done a lot of promotion in myspace.com and the take up has been fantastic with knitters offering to help by taking posters to their local yarn stores or knitting groups.
Do any menwhoknit think they might also be able to do anything like this? If so let me know. I'd be extremely grateful. There is a poster available, pdf and hard copy.
Thanks a million, happy knitting.
I *think* this belongs in this forum (let me know if I'm way off).
I'm looking for a pattern, or a formula, or even a basic principle that wil enable me to knit, or at least figure out how, to knit a sphere.
Ok I think I have found one internet difference between "most" male knitters (no offense to our non-gay brothers) and "most" female knitters.....it is that our "Favorites" list looks something like...Brooklyntweed,Big Muscle,Bitter Purl,Big Muscle Bears,DancesWithWool,KnittingGarden,& The Daily Drool....ya think????
Just noticed and thought I would share....Have a great Fathers Day Daddies!!!
Addi Express: Amazon.de have just notified me about the Addi Express Knitting machine that they're selling. More of a small gadget really. Knocks out both tubular and straight knitting. Amazon are selling it for Euro8.95 (about £5) whereas an American site is selling them for $199.95! Has anyone tried this gadget; what have they made and what do they think about it?
I just wanted to let you all know that I had dinner with Debbie Bliss tonight. Stitch Therapy, a fine yarn store in Brooklyn arranged it. I was lucky enough to sit next to Debbie a fellow Brit!
She really was delightful answering questions throughout the dinner that about 15 folk attended. I wish that I had had my photo taken with her but it seemed a bit weird at the time. She will be at Seaport Yarn tomorrow morning. It was really interesting hearing her talk about her designs, stitches, yarn choices etc. A very special person & not at all a super star.
I'll meet next time I'm in London & get that photo taken.
Did everyone notice that we now have 500 registered users on MenWhoKnit.com!!!! Woo-HOoo!!!!
I just wanted to take a minute to mark this milestone and to recognize Darrel for his work in launching the site, maintaining it, and constantly adding improvements.
I also wanted to say a big thanks to all of you who have registered on the site and who keep coming back. This site would be nothing without an active membership. We're lucky to have members who are not only active, but who are inquisitive, talented, supportive, funny, prolific, passionate, adventurous, etc, etc. I can think of dozens of other adjectives, but I'll just close this up by saying that my knitting life has been enriched by the friends I've made here.