I work in an after school program. A young girl there wants to learn how to knit, but wears a prosthetic hand. (I think it's the left.) Does anyone know how I can teach her to knit?
When I look at the September date of my last post, I realize that life has taken over from blogging and reading other people's blogs. Lots has been going on here and I've missed so much. I really must work on coming to this site at least twice a week.
On my personal blog, I've got lots of FOs you can see scarves (with accompanying patterns), socks, toques, etc. I'm almost all ready for the holidays.
To toot my own horn, I was just interviewed by a Chilean knitting forum about men who knit. If you read Spanish, you can check it out at
RevésDerecho (http://www.revesderecho.com/modules/articles/). It's not KnittyGritty (congrats Charles!, btw), but it's something.
Have a great holiday season all!
Hello to all at MWK
As the title suggests I need your help. There appears to be a national shortage of men's knitting patterns in the UK and I have been trying to find a pattern for a jumper that I can use larger needles (15-17mm) and there's nothing here in the UK. I fancied a change from double-knit yarn and wanted to use the chunky or super chunky yarns. So therefore I send out a plea to those MWK around the world to point me in the right direction!!
I just let youguys know....I was on the DIY(Do It Yourself) channel famous "Knitty Gritty" knitting show!!!
I had a great time on the show and also I meet Drew, famous knitter "STEPHANIE" author of "Knitting Rules!"
See more PIC In my knitting Blog: HERE
Tonight I am teacing my first bi-lingual knitting class. Mi espanol es muy Basic, but I have a worksheet with basic terms & whatnot from a back-issue Knit.1.
I was wondering if anyone knew of links to other resources/websites I can give to mis estudiantes.
Aside from a few Japanese pattern sites, I have never really thought about foreign patterns, but I am sure they have to be out there.
Since I am teaching in Texas, it would brobably be a good idea for me to brush up on knitting en espanol. Anyone know if spanish pattern books can be ordered on-line?
So I was talking to a friend, and he wants a black scarf with is three initials AMC at the end of the scarf. I can't find any patterns for doing this, for knitting alone. This makes me wonder if I have to crochet in the letters, or how that would work? I have no clue. I found that there might be an article in the April 2004 issue of Knit N' Style labeled "Initial Scarf--Alpacas in America". Other than that, I can't find any info on how to do the initials.
Being only a quarter of the way done with my first project, should I just say tough luck, I'm knitting a normal scarf no initials, or knt the scarf and stitch in the initials afterwards, or keep my hopes up that I will find a pattern?
I don't know how to crochet, but am an eager learner. If that's the right route to take for creating initials, then that's the route I'll take.
I am about to knit a sweater for myself, my very first "big project"! I like Lucky from knitty.com, but the size small pattern calls for a 40" finished chest. That means I either need to gain 10" in my chest or resize the sweater. I'm thinking the latter would be easier and less work.
How do I alter the pattern so I don't make a sweater I can drown in? Additionally, how do I figure out how much yarn I'm going to need? I already bought the yarn (it was on sale for half-price and couldn't pass up the deal) and I'm not entirely convinced I have enough, even if I make the sweater smaller. Right now I have about 850 yards of Mission Falls 1824 Wool, color #18 (spruce) and another 170 yards of color #6 (oatmeal).
If I've been hitting the gym, my measurements are about 30" chest, 17" torso, 24-25" waist, and about 20" long arms. I knit a stockinette swatch and got about 18-19 st/4".
Here's my final try at posting a pic of that dang hat.
Every morning when I walk my kids to school, we go past a kid on safety patrol who's not wearing a hat, so I made him one. Here's a picture of my son modeling it. Basic, but warm!
Just back from my foray into the heartland of Oklahoma. It was wonderful to meet Okknitguy - we had a fabulous dinner at a Mexican restaurant together. We didn't make it to the yarn store while I was there, so I will have to save that for my next trip.
However, I'm very pleased with a new book that I found while I was there: Mason Dixon Knitting, the Curious Knitter's Guide, by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. Wonderful stuff, light hearted, good pitures, and a great way to knock anyone out of a creative slump. I highly recommend it. Put it on your list for the Holidays!
Jonathan in DC