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August 29th, 2006

PS...

PS...this is the hat, it's pretty cool and very easy!  I love it!

 http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4860628,00.html

Crochet Anyone?

Now, I know that I can probably find this online in 6.5 seconds, and I just might as soon as I am done posting this entry.  However, the hat that I just finished instructs me to "single crochet" around the edge in a contrasting color...now I have the contrasting color, and UPS is bringing me a big box of knitting supplies (and crochet hooks) this afternoon...but can anyone tell me (or direct me towards an priceless resource that can tell me) how I might go about this "single crochet"?  Clearly I am a crochet virgin!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks guys!

Right from the fleece.

I made a promise to my kids' grade 3 teacher that I would spin and knit her something if she gave me some fleece. She came through and I've started the process. Go to jigraknits.livejournal.com for photos.

Moebiusm Scarf

Hey guys. I am interested in making a moebius scarf. I pattern says to mpebius cast on. How the heck do you do that. By the way, the pattern came from the Menknit mag. It is a pattern by Witt Pratt. It looks nice but I have no idea how to cast on for this. The info I've found on the net makes it sound confusing.

August 28th

Changing colors

By all accounts, I'm rather new at knitting.  When I was a senior in college I threw out my back and couldn't move for a week.  My roommate at the time was knitting and I asked her to show me.  That fall I made a couple one color scarves for my niece.

 Now I want to make one for myself but need a lot of help.  I want to do a checkered pattern alternating purl and knit stitch with orange yarn and navy yarn.  eg: the scarf if 28 stitches wide, I'd want 14 purl orange, then 14 knit navy for 10 rows to make a squre of orange and a square of navy. Then I'd change the color to alternate.

charmingbilly's picture

is this a fluke?

suddenly i find myself with oodles more romantic frustration to sublimate and i'd been fawning over the picture of the mitred square afghan/blanket thingie in Mason-Dixon  knitting so i began knitting up the mitres and guess what!?! it's one of the most fun things i've done in awhile and it's forced me to pay enough attention that i am actually managing to carry the second strand of yarn up the side and keeping the carried strand 'hidden' over the course of the contrasting coloured strip about 65% of the time.  that's actually pretty darn good for me since i tend to let it all hang out since the edges are usually going to be buried into a seam, eventually.  problem is, now the hooded jumper that i'm 1/3 of the way into rests at the bottom o' the knitting bag like an accusation.  i've enough frustration to sublimate, enough ambition, but sooo very little time.

August 27th

Warren's picture

Miscellany...

Wow, what a lot of activity going on here at MWK for a guy who didn't get logged on for a few days!

First, I just wanted to add my welcome to the new members (excluding the few spammers, of course).  It's really great to see this site growing.  It does my heart good to see all of you guys who knit!

I'd love to find a knitting group in Kansas City that has at least a few guys in it.  I can only imagine that the experience would have to be different than knitting with women.  Not that I have anything against that!  Smile I just finished a sock class where I was the only guy in it and I enjoyed it very much.  If anyone from western MO, or eastern KS is out there, contact me if you're interested in getting a group going.

August 26th

DC/ glover park neighbors?

HI! I'm wondering if there are any DC'ers in the Glover Park neighborhood who'd be inerested in kniting get-togethers? I love when I can make it to Men's night on wednesdays over in Logan-circle but thought I'd ask if anyone was interested in hangin out in this neck of the woods ever? (...or am I the only cool person in this neighborhood?)

Micah

Alpaca Socks

Hi. I finished my Peruvian alpaca socks and am working on a second pair.

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August 25th

Kerry's picture

Socks

Here are some socks I was working on recently, the top one is yarn from Cabin Cove (Dave) Mercantile...he does some great colours.