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January 9th, 2006

ChrisN15720's picture

traveling with knitting supplies

hi everyone!

i'll be flying back to college soon and i was wondering if any of you had a negative experience trying to get though airport security with knitting needles. i've flown with wooden needles before, but i'm working on a project with addi turbos and i'm not sure if i could get through security with them....i don't want them to be taken away! i know a few friends of mine have had their needles taken away. i'm afraid that if security does find them they won't believe that i knit and will assume that i plan on poking someone to death.....i dunno. am i just being paranoid?<

Elad Fox's picture

looking for chullo hat pattern

Hi,

Does anyone have a fairly simple chullo hat pattern, or something similar with earflaps? 

Thanks!

Elad 

January 8th

Cosmo's picture

Fashion Show

Alright boys, I’m turning to you for advise. I’ve spent a lot of time on this and would be grateful for your time reading this and hopefully responding. I’m in the process of putting together a community fashion and art show for the Spring of ‘07. I’m giving myself just over a year so I can spend the next two months to finish writing the proposal, finding resources and materials, locating potential venues, talking with interested artist, crafters, and models, and taking classes. And a year to create outfits and art. I’m an advanced knitter, novice seamster and needle worker, and just learning crocheting. I also make buttons, beads, jewelry, and other accessories. So, I have thousands of questions ranging from fashion show management and development to helpful books or web sites on clothing construction to opinion about materials and patterns, and any comments or tips are greatly appreciated.

January 6th

Weekly topic #5

What is your favourite Yarn Store & why?
bricks & morter or on line either is fine

January 4th

trucker945's picture

Knitting Needles to Trade

I make wooden and bamboo knitting needles as a hobby, not as a business. I am willing to trade for; yarn to build my stash, knitting notions and gadgets, knitting books, make me an offer. If you request a specific size, I will need to know if it is US or metric. If you have a design in mind, let me know... pix and/or drawings help. I use my own hand-made Straight and Double-Point needles to knit with, and I know what is required by a knitter to make them pleasing to work with the very first time they are used. If you are not happy with my creations, I will gladly return whatever it was you traded me for them.

January 3rd

trucker945's picture

Swap Shop

January 2nd

Knitting Backwards

Has anybody experimented with knitting backwards?  Apparantly it's a technique that eliminates having to purl by keeping the right (knit ) side facing throughout and working backwards when at the end of the row by working off the right-hand needle onto the left.

 Apparently it's great when working patterns as the right side is always facing you.  I tried it once but it seemed very cumbersome and I've now forgotten how to do it.

I'd value any advice or instruction.

Simon

December 31st, 2005

Happy New Year & many, many thanks to Darrel

Guys,
Since joining this site a few months ago I have been in contact with an amazing range of guys. Kind, helpful, resourseful & compassionate about our common craft-knitting.
Darrel without you, none of this would have been possible.
Thank you so much.
Looking forward to a great knitting year, 2006.
best to all,
Martin

kiwiknitter's picture

Knitting Instruction & Reference Books

For the benefit of new knitters, I thought it would be useful to have a place here which lists those knitting books which we have found to be the most helpful to us.  I am confident this information would be very beneficial to those guys who visit our site and who are just learning, thinking about learning or returning to knitting.  There is an overwhelming number of knitting books available on today's market and a person could get lost in all of them.  I'd like to list under two catagories: The best instruction book and the best knitting reference book.

My favourite instruction book is "Knitting in Plain English" by Maggie Righetti.  Until I found this book, I was unable to figure out how to knit.  She is witty and explains things in an easy to comprehend fashion.  And, once I had done the "Dumb Baby Sweater" I found I had the confidence to jump right into knitting an adult jersey.

trucker945's picture

Break a needle didya?

If you break a needle, whether plastic, wood or bamboo... DON"T throw it away. Those short pieces, when sharpened at both ends, become great little double-points for knitting the fingers on gloves. Then you'll be wrestling with a hedge-hog instead of a porcupine. I have had my share of experience with snapping needles in half, or even just the first two inches off the tip.

Since I'm a cheap S.O.B. I also came up with a cheap way to store my Lilliputian DPN's. Plastic M&M candy containers keep my short DPN's corralled, as well as straight pins, sewing needles, safety pins, and who knows when I may need a snack while knitting (melts in your mouth, not in your hand) that won't make a mess. I'll put a pic in the gallery and you'll get to see what I mean.