I make handcrafted, high quality hardwood knitting needles. I am an experienced woodworker, and have combined my interest in knitting to my interest in woodworking. Pictures of many of the needles I have made can be seen at www.geocities.com/outerbanksneedles . Most of the needles pictured there now have been sold. Others are frequently made. Check the site for updates, or requests to be emailed pics of new needles, before they are put on the website. Collectors often get them before the pic makes it to the website.
I have been knitting for a little over a year now and am working my second sweater and have ventured into mittens, socks, and a few other projects. I never feel comfortable joining yarn. I currently use the Russian join method of adding yarn found on 'Knittinghelp.com" but have never felt totally comfortable. What is the best method of adding on?
Thanks for any advice.
Exactly how is this accomplished and after I finish the project then what?
I am seriously considering jumping into Fair Isle and Intarsia and have been wondering if I should be using bobbins. As many here know, I love to collect vintage knitting accessories (not needles, however) and I've posted a photo of my favourite bobbins. The largest are from Canada and made by Perfecto; they measure 4 cms. The 2 at the left are from the UK, are unmarked and measure 12.5 cms. The remainder (and I have lots of these) are labeled Yarn Bob'n and come from the US (Chicago). That's their box with the original price sticker of .79 cents.
Our sister site is up & running have you been encouraging your female friends to support it?
What kind of knitting bag do you carry...and what do you carry in it?
I'll go first:
I have a black microfiber bag with blue "J" embroidered on it. I also sometimes carry a LL Bean boat and tote. What's in my bag....
About 42 pair of half glasses to include 1 pair of half sunglasses.
Various pens and pencils
small multi color floral bag that was my mom's for my do-dads which include, needles, needle sizer, stitch holders, cable needle, folding scissors.
Anyone in the Seattle-area interested in establishing a monthly get together - sort of a "Stitch 'n Scratch" (the male version of "Stitch 'n Bitch")?
Send me an email with your general availability (weekdays, weeknights, weekends, etc.) and I'll set something up.
It would be fun to touch base and see what each other is up to!
Has anyone seen an interesting pattern for a knitted hat with a lining? I have in mind something like a plain navy or black watch cap, with a colorful inner lining, possibly just barely visible when the edge is turned up. (Anybody remember Wally Cox advertising brightly-colored underpants?) I'm basically looking for a cap within a cap, not the sort of double-sided knitting that you do by slipping every other stitch. It should also cover the ears and provide serious protection from the wind. Any ideas?
The topic of meditation and knitting seems to come up frequently. Adding yoga to that mix is only logical since yoga is, as I've frequently been told, designed to prepare the body to sit in meditation. And of course, when we knit, we are most always sitting, often for long periods of time. Not far from Albany in Lenox, Massachussets is the Kripalu Yoga Center which sometimes offers weekend workshops for yoga and knitting. I think the last one was in February of this year. These workshops are led by Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Animal House, Starman, etc.). Here's a link to her bio as a program presenter at Kripalu http://www.kripalu.org/presenter/367 and on that page is a link to her store in nearby Great Barrington.
After months of prodding, we're proud to announce the launch of Women Who Knit, our new sister site!
It offers the same features and functionality that have enabled MWK users to share their craft so effectively.
Spread the word to your knitting sisters!