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October 28th, 2006

james's picture

Red Scarf Project

I was wondering if any of you have ever knitted for, or know anything about the Red Scarf Project conducted through the Orphan Foundation of America (www.orphan.org). They solicit hand-knitted scarves (in the month of January) in shades of red to give to 18-23 year olds who were formerly in foster care, and now are trying to go to college without the benefit of a family for support. Interweave Knits is one of the co-sponsors, and the foundation is listed with the Better Business Bureau, so I assume they are a fine organization. I thought, perhaps, some of you might have personal experience with this project and could share more information with me.

October 26th

Wonartist66's picture

"Warm Winter Exchange" Finally here!!! sign up!!!

Hey!!!youguys!!!

Iam finlly having new knit exchange in this winter..just wanna share with youguys!!!! "Warm Winter Exchange"

I made a all the info about the "Warm Winter Exchange"

Visit my blog: http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

It will be really fun!!! Please sign up!!!

Thanks,
Charles

Wonartist66's picture

"Warm Winter Exchange" Finally here!!! sign up!!!

Hey!!!

Iam fianlly having new knit exchange in this winter..just wanna share with youguys!!!! "Warm Winter Exchange"

I made a all the info about the "Warm Winter Exchange"

Visit my blog: http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

It will be really fun!!! Please sign up!!!

Thanks,
Charles

WMarksII's picture

I'm a complete dork.

Ok..now you can stop laughing. I've tried multiple times to get a post with a picture added and have failed miserably. Sorry...I give up. I did post a copy of it on my blog, It's the Zig-Zag Scarf post.

I can't believe I couldn't figure this out...

SEE....it's NOT JUST ME...LOL

October 25th

Eikon's picture

Fluffy Bunny Hat

So I love angora. It is so soft an sooo warm but it sooooo sheds. Is there anyway to make it not shed or minmize the sheddage?

Gratzi,

~Jason

Wonartist66's picture

Winter Exchange!!!!

Hey~~Everybody!!!!

How are you doing?
I just wondering if wanna do this or not? Elemmaciltur and I, doing exchange scarf or hat each other if wanna join!!!!! Email me back!!!

http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/
Charles

TomH's picture

Side to side sweater patterns?

Does anyone have a pattern for (or have knitted) a side to side sweater or know where I can find such patterns? In the past, I've seen sweaters that are knit from wrist cuff to wrist cuff or the sleeves are knitted separately from the front and back (the front and back are knitted from side seam to side seam.) I've looked and looked for a pattern but am not having any luck finding one. I'd prefer one that knits up using bulky weight or at least worsted weight yarn.

And if you've knitted a side to side sweater, how did you like it's fit? Did it fit well or was in prone to stretching and bagging?

- TomH

OKknitguy's picture

got my stuff today

Ordered a T-shirt and mug to help support our cause. Love em. T-shirt very good quality. Coffee tastes extra good. Thought I'd share a pic. Happy knitting. :-)

October 24th

drmel94's picture

Rhinebeck

It was an incredibly busy, but very fun, weekend. I got to meet Aaron (AMBush) in the midst of all the chaos, in addition to a whole slew of knit bloggers, some of whom I read religiously (Yarn Harlot!) and some not so much. Being there as a vendor made it a bit difficult to get out and about to really see all the other vendors, but I did manage to bring home some goodies, including a Hitchhiker spinning wheel so I can do some spinning when I have down time at work (or anywhere else I decide to take it). I have a more or less full accounting and photojournal of the weekend here, but I'd love to hear about other folks' experiences of the weekend.

OKknitguy's picture

Invisible cast on

Kiwi asked how to do this. You use a crochet hook. You make a slip knot around the crochet hook, then you hold your knitting needle in your left hand, you reach around graby the yarn, pull it thru, then flip the yarn over and around the needle and keep doing it. If you need to cast on say 50 stitches, then put abbout 53 stitches on your needle by this method. You just use throw away scrap yarn, you arent' using your main yarn for this. Then you take your second knitting needle and go into these fake stitches and actually do your first row of knitting. When you get to picking up the bottom row, picking up going into the round, you just pull out on the fake stitch, pick it up, and pull out the fake yarn It just unravels. I hope this makes sense. There probably is a great video of it on knittinghelp.com. I just had the owner of my local yarn store show it to me and it really really works well.

Robert