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September 9th, 2006

charmingbilly's picture

another 'interstitial' project.

i've started yet another 'interstitial project' as a break from mitered squares and the amazing-never-will-be-finished hooded pullover.  i bought some Aurora "under the ice" ribbon-type yarn from Yarn Bee and i think i'm in love!! i've never used something that takes such big clunky needles(size 15) before:  they go "klack-klack" and not "click-click"  anyways, i decided to knit it up as a scarf for a friend.....this stuff is too "glam" for a cranky old guy like m'self to pull off, anyway.  started last night just working a littl

September 8th

grandcarriage's picture

Hunter hat

I am looking for a pattern for a hunter hat:  The kind that hunters wear, with the fold up or down ear flaps.  Has anyone ever seen one?

Thanks,

Bob 

September 7th

boyforpele13's picture

Sock Wars Deadline!

I don't see any recent posts about this, but I may have overlooked it/them.  Just in case....today (09/08) is the close of signups for the Sock Wars!

The main site has been updated since the post above, that is here at Yarn Monkey's  Hurry!  Go sign up!  They've already announced prizes!  (Did someone say prizes?!)  Wink

September 6th

Serge664's picture

Yup, i'm cool... in a nerdy kinda way

I was all excited when my store got Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell.

 I bought it the 1st day it was on our shelves and immediately decided to whip up the cool nerdy v-neck vest on my knitting machine. I was planning to substitute the yarn, and while working out the calculations, I found a typo.

 I emailed the publisher and Vickie emailed back confirming that I caught a mistake.

So... If you are working this sweater vest, the needles called for are 10.5, not 8 as listed in the pattern.

In the end, I decided that the pattern would end up too snug for me to wear at work and could not be worked on the machine. Instead, I created my own version on Knitware Design. Made the back last night, hope to complete it this weekend.

Is machine knitting cheating?

Monoped's picture

Go vest young man.

Now that winter is over (in the southern hemisphere) I think my run of beanies is also at an end. So now I'm looking at knitting my first item of clothing that's not a hat or a scarf & I'm thinking VESTS!

So, do any of you wondeful fellas have/know of a good vest pattern? I'm after something that's fairly plain & easy to knit (I can always jazz it up with my yarn choice) preferably using a worsted/heavy-worsted weight yarn. Any help/links would be greatly appreciated.

Monoped

Billbear's picture

SE Animal Fiber Fair

For those in the area, this is a great event.

 http://www.saffsite.org/page.php?page=home.htm

 

 

October 27, 28, 29

WNC Ag Center just outside Asheville NC.

Lots of fun! 

September 5th

JPaul's picture

Clogs - a perfect pattern

They're clogs!!!  I just pulled them out of the washer and I'm SO HAPPY!!!

They're still damp but I'm wearing them around the house.  I don't want to take them off!  Once they're dry and I can give them a shave, I'll post a photo.  But here's my thoughts at the moment:

 I think this is very nearly the perfect pattern.   They knit up quickly.  They're easy, but challenging enough to keep things interesting.  They're well designed (the double thick bumper sole is genius).  They afford some opportunities for creativity and customization.  They'll make a great gift.  They're kind of magical!

Warren's picture

Felting Gurus Needed

Hey Guys, I need some help.  I finished my clogs and started the felting process yesterday.  I don't have my own washing machine and use the coin-op one in the basement of my building.  It's a VERY BASIC machine.  There is no way to alter its routine one iota.  I tried to fake it out by taking out water after it had filled, so I'd meet the low-water requirement.  The knitting gods and goddesses had to be laughing because after spending 20 minutes scooping out water, I closed the lid and the machine filled up again.  LOL.  I stuffed the d**n thing with jeans.  This was after 3 cycles.  The wash cycle lasts about 15 minutes tops and the rinse cycle, no choice, is cold.  After 5 cycles, I've got a nice felt going on, but they are way too big.  Except for the last, I took the clogs out for the spin and rinse cycles.  My last effort was to throw them in the dryer on high for about 15 minutes.

September 4th

GrammarCop's picture

Knitting in public

I'm a copy editor and page designer for a daily newspaper. On the days I work nights (yeah, I'm aware that sounds odd), I bring my knitting bag to work with me so I can knit on my lunch and then again after deadline, when I'm waiting for the presses to start. The other day, I was alone in the lunch room, trying to remember how many stitches I'd just purled, when one of the press guys came in to use the vending machines.

"Hey," he said, "you knitting?"

"Yeah ..." I said.

hizKNITS's picture

Clogging standstill

clogsJohn, I'm still clogging-along, or at least I should be. I put these down in July and only got them out to photograph today. All that remains is to attach the sole to the second one, close the centers and tack away. When I did a pair a few years ago, there was no problem with the felting, sole or bumper.

Hopefully I can get these finished and felted for the boyfriend before Halloween!