Archive - Forum topic

November 10th, 2004

james's picture

Blocking

Does anyone have a good resource for information about blocking? I know that blocking only works on natural fiber. I understand the principal, but would love detailed information before I start soaking and stretching something I've invested hours in creating. With my luck, my 7" x 60" basket-weave scarf will turn out 2" x 300"!

Women's Scarf Patterns? Other online pattern repositories?

I'm planning to make a scarf for my wife (once my current project is finished... no, I don't have an attention span ;), but I'm having a heck of a time finding decent patterns online. I've come across a few here and there (in particular, this simple cabled scarf), but not that many, otherwise. So, any suggestions? Any online pattern repositories that people recommend (preferably with pictures of the final product :)?

October 27th

Men with Needles

My thanks to whomever began this - I'm new to SF and have been looking for just such a group. If anyone is interested in starting regular get-togethers, let me know. I'm near Upper Market/Castro.

David

October 26th

MCBizarro's picture

Knitting--My New Yoga

Ever since I began knitting a few weeks ago, the most rewarding aspect that I have experienced has been the meditative state that I enter once knitting. I have found that I knit at a faster pace when I have something on my mind and end up knitting for a longer period of time as well. After a while, (and many, many rows) I can look at my work and feel that I have worked through something mentally and I actually have a physical representation of it! I find it very rewarding and extremely calming. I find myself not caring what it is that I'm making, but just that I am going through the process. Does anyone else have a similar experience?

October 21st

So.. What ya doing?

Currently working on the Lotus Blossom Lace Shawl. I hope to get back working on the Son of ARAN again soon.