I stumbled over a nice little site for the 'New to knitting' crowd. (there's also free patterns to entice the others). Its a niftly little site that has little videos (FOR FREE). I must've watched a dozen of them this morning. Vicki Howell she's not, but she did manage to demystify Magic Loop knitting for me, as well as those pesky Kitchener and mattress stitching. Check it out. http://www.knittinghelp.com/ Best to you all.
Spur of the moment I am going to head to DC friday morning to visit my brother who is also an avid knitter and just moved back there after being gone a few years. I was hoping anyone here could point out good yarn shops in that area or event/gathering going on. the plan at this point is to simply Sit, Sip, Knit, repeat. in that order of course. any pointers would help! thanks.
My LYS in Virginia Beach is hosting Knit-a-palooza next spring. The is event consists of a couple days of knitting workshops on different topics. The information can be found at http://www.eweknitkits.com/ Would love to not be the only guy there.
Looking for patterns for felted bowls.
I got my fall program catalog for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and lo and behold, the next weekend program with Karen Allen is in November.
Looks like it should be a fun experience. A weekend, or even a day at Kripalu always is regardless of what program you choose to do. I'm not sure I'll be able to go to this yet, although I would REALLY like to. But I wanted to put the info out for everyone else too.
For most of the year I live in Mexico. I do, however, have a place in Canada and that is where my copy of "Knitting Workshop" by EZ is and I am not. Here in Mexico I have the pattern for the Tomten in both "Knitting Without Tears" and "Opinionated Knitter" . They give directions for the jacket but only for one size. In Workshop she gives directions for making the jacket in any size as long as it is a multiple of 8. The only thing I can't remember is how many stitches do I increase at the centre back of the hood. If you have a co
OK. I'm getting much better at this knitting thing and I'm getting pickier about leaving mistakes behind. This being the case, I've gotten pretty good at knitting backwards (or TINKing, as I've heard it called). Unfortunately, the stitches occasionally get twisted in doing so.
I've learned that I can fix a twisted knit stitch by knitting into the back of the stitch, but when a purl stitch is twisted, the only thing I know to do to fix it is to slip the stitch and slip it back untwisted. This is fine when there's only a few stitches, but is a real pain when there's a whole row of twisted stitches to fix. Is there a similar technique to fix a twisted purl stitch in one fell swoop?
I was telling a lady at work who is an avid crocheter about my woes of frogging my current project 4 (or is it 5 now) times. She said that the term frogging came about because your "ripit ripit". Thought that was cute but she also said that she thought kniiters used the term "TINKing" which is knit backwards! Most of you long time knitters probably already knew that but I had never heard it.
I recently made a trip to the Goodwill in search of sweaters to recycle and it was an excellent day for hunting. I purchased three sweaters and a vest, all 100% 2-ply cashmere. I knew I was taking a chance on the vest because it had buttons down the front, so if anything, the back would be the only useable portion. But the yarn was so loosely spun that I couldn't unravel it without the yarn constantly breaking. I gave up. It was really soft, so I was a bit disappointed, but it cost next to nothing and I ended up with 6 vintage mother of pearl button, so it wasn't a total loss.
I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.