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June 20th, 2006

Lace shawl

My mom once told me about seeing a very fine lace shawl, so lightweight that the sales lady was able to draw it through one of her rings.  Has anyone made something like this?  Do you know of any good patterns?  I was thinking it would make a nice birthday gift.

June 19th

My new love

Hey guys,

My fabulous boyfriend woke up at 3am last week & bid on some tortoise shell needles for me. They arrived today & I love them so much. I love the texture, look & feel of them. The sleeve I was knitting needed slightly larger needles & I instantly transferred to the new needles. He got 37 of them, yeah an odd #. Whatever,They are the best! Have any of you tried these needles? They came from Australia.

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knit a river

This is a gentle request. 

Can any of you lovely gentlemen help with any promotion for the knit a river campaign?

I've done a lot of promotion in myspace.com and the take up has been fantastic with knitters offering to help by taking posters to their local yarn stores or knitting groups.

Do any menwhoknit think they might also be able to do anything like this? If so let me know. I'd be extremely grateful. There is a poster available, pdf and hard copy.

Thanks a million, happy knitting.

June 18th

A sphere

I *think* this belongs in this forum (let me know if I'm way off).

I'm looking for a pattern, or a formula, or even a basic principle that wil enable me to knit, or at least figure out how, to knit a sphere.

 Thanks!

Gabriel's picture

Differences!!!!

Ok I think I have found one internet difference between "most" male knitters (no offense to our non-gay brothers) and "most" female knitters.....it is that our "Favorites" list looks something like...Brooklyntweed,Big Muscle,Bitter Purl,Big Muscle Bears,DancesWithWool,KnittingGarden,& The Daily Drool....ya think????

Just noticed and thought I would share....Have a great Fathers Day Daddies!!!

 

June 17th

Expensive yarn at no cost to me

Saturday I accompanied a friend to the Estes Park Wool Market, an annual event in Estes Park, Colorado. She mostly went to pet the animals, but I was excited to see what yarn they would have on offer. (With apologies to those of you who raise them, I think sheep are disgusting, goats slightly more tolerable and alpacas adorable, though I still don't want to touch them.)

At a stall operated by Interlacements of Colorado Springs my friend spotted a knitted-up sample of the Squirrel Monkey Sweater:

Twitch's picture

Argh argh argh argh argh argh argh ARGH!

>=/

Knitting is freaking HARD! I mean, yeah, I just started learning but it's driving me nuts! I wish I didn't suck so bad at it...

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New Stuff of Interest?!

No, I'm not selling anything. I am, however, a compulsive shopper where knitting is concerned (and shoes, and clothes, and cds . . . ). I came across a couple of new things that I thought might be of interest, if you didn't already know about them.

I was looking for dog sweater pattern books on Amazon.com and ran into "Men Who Knit & The Dogs Who Love Them : 30 Great-Looking Designs for Man & His Best Friend" by Annie Modesitt and Drew Emborsky (Hardcover - Jan 28, 2007). No, it's not yet available, but it looks like something you might want to keep an eye out for if you have dogs for whom you like to knit. I have 3 schnauzers, so I'm anxious to see what this book has to offer.

Addi Express

Addi Express:  Amazon.de have just notified me about the Addi Express Knitting machine that they're selling.  More of a small gadget really.  Knocks out both tubular and straight knitting.   Amazon are selling it for Euro8.95 (about £5) whereas an American site is selling them for $199.95! Has anyone tried this gadget; what have they made and what do they think about it? 

June 16th

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Machine Knitting

Hi Guys,

I moved house last August and I had not unpacked my knitting machine until last week and I needed a quick and easy sweater to wear at work. The usually mild winters here in this part of Oz have been a bit too cool for me this year. It is fishermans rib, done in genuine acrylic (ugh). I would use wool but it has to be washed frequently as I work in a DIY store 3 days a week. Note the difference in the dye lots on the front and right sleeve but what would one expect for $2 a 100 gram ball?? It took just over an hpur to knit the whole thing but about 6 hours to do the neck and sew up!!