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June 30th, 2006

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Hello To whoever reads this...

 I am have been knitting now for nearly two years as one of my hobbies. I do not know many patterns to Knit as of right now, but I do make great scarfs and dish clothes.

Some may ask how I found out about this page... Well to tell the truth my mom found out about it from the priest at her chruch who is also a knitter and told her about this site...

Well I guess this is all for now.

Knitting Rocks

Michael 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Is it my computer?

.......................or is this homepage scewed up?

June 29th

Aaronknits's picture

Pattern help needed

I'm still plugging away at the Leo's sweater pattern from knitty.com.  It's taken me quite some time to get as far as I have.  Not only am I a slow knitter, and don't have time to knit every day, but I have been taking breaks from it to work on smaller things too.  I'm also taking my time with this project because it's not for me and I want it to be as close to perfect as possible.   

Anyway, I have a question regarding the pattern instructions that I'm hoping you good gents might be able to shed some light on and provide some guidance.  I am at the point of the neck shaping on the front piece.  Here's the text of the pattern with the lines highlighted where I have some confusion:
Armhole Shaping
BO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 113[129, 137, 153, 161] sts
Working dec rows as per Shaping Note above, dec 1 st at each end of next 1[4, 6, 7, 9] rows. 111[121, 125, 139, 143] sts
Cont in rib patt until piece measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a RS row.

Neck shaping
Next Row [WS]: Work across 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts, BO center 19[19, 21, 21, 23] sts, work rem 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts
Right side
Next Row [RS]: Work in patt as set to last 5 sts, k2 tog, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, p2tog, work in patt as set to end.
Work these 2 rows 9[10, 10, 11, 11] times more, then work first row 0[0, 0, 1, 1] time more. 26[29, 30, 34, 45] sts
Work even until piece measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5, 11] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 8] sts, work to end.
Next and all foll WS rows: Work even in patt as set.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO 7[7, 8, 9, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.
Reattach yarn and work left neck and shoulder to match right neck and shoulder, reversing all shaping, using k2tog tbl and p2tog tbl decs in place of k2tog and p2tog.

June 27th

Bill's picture

Black Addi Turbo needles

I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill

Knitted Ferrari

Thought I would post this article I came across online- seems a UK art student knitted a full size ferrari for her honors degree.  The artist is quoted as saying:

           “I get men admiring the racing lines and old women look at the needlework.” 

How sexist -- and look at those crummy seams down the middle of her windows :)

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006270608,00.html 

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1879263.html 

June 25th

Bill's picture

Wow!

Wow! ...looking at that bar chart is going to become annoying for the next few days... LOL

Parrot's picture

Survey for data in possibly setting up a scheduled chatroom time

I would like to see scheduled chats
31% (17 votes)
I often check the chatroom when I log in to MWK
20% (11 votes)
I sometimes check the chatroom when I log in to MWK
18% (10 votes)
I rarely check the chatroom when I log in to MWK
7% (4 votes)
I never use the chatroom when I log in to MWK
18% (10 votes)
I use the chatroom but do not want scheduled chats
2% (1 vote)
No opinion
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 55

June 24th

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Dear Felting Gurus....

....  I need some opinions from those that have come before me.

I am finishing up a pair of clogs for Jim and the size if pretty straightforward, size 11.  I am about to start a pair for his mom who is a size 8.5.  The pattern is written for a womens size 6, 8, and 10.

My question is, do I knit a size 8 and felt it less producing a softer fabric or do I go for a 10 and felt it more for a stiffer one.  (and I have already thought of the "go for the stiffer one" joke).  I'm using Classic Elites' "Inca Alpaca" (100% alpaca)  So I assume that if I knit the larger I can get it down to size. 

June 23rd

james's picture

Anyone Looking for NeedleMaster?

I thought I remembered that not too long ago people were looking for NeedleMaster sets. Knitpicks.com is selling their remaining sets at 50% off--$39.99. I suppose now that they have their Options line of needles, they're looking to unload their stock of NeedleMaster. It's a pretty good deal for anyone in the market for a set.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

For You That Knit In the Night.......

..........you have to check these out.  Needles that illuminate your knitting.  So now you can go to the movies and purl your way through the popcorn!  I am tempted to buy a pair.    Knitparisienne