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March 6th, 2006

Bear's picture

aluminum vs bamboo

What is your preference.  When i first started, I bought  all aluminum needles from 1 to 10.  It is what walmart carried. I hear that the bamboo is the prefered needle of choice.  What is better about the bamboo over the aluminum?

vt_shua's picture

Felted Mittens

 

 

I finished a pair of felted mittens last week and gave them away to a friend on her birthday. The pattern is in the latest Knit It! magazine - though I used Lamb's Pride instead of Lion Wool (perhaps I just identify with lambs more than lions?) They were very simple to make and even fit man-sized hands!

Purling Our Guts Out: http://purlguts.blogspot.com/

March 4th

Bear's picture

What are the drop 85 patterns?

What are these patterns and where can i link too it.  I tried a google searcha and it only refered to this site.

Bear's picture

Socks soar on two circuolar needles

I went to a local yarn and knitting supply shop and found this book.  It is called Socks soar on two circular needles..   by  Cat Bordi'

I bought the book,  the needles are a problem.  they were sold out of the size 1 , 2, 3   24"  Addi turbo needles i was wanting.  Can order them on internet, so not that big a deal.   I bought some sock yarn.  cant wait to do my first pair of socks....I allso believe in the sharing of information.  Any of you that knit socks would be interested in the book.  I could scan and make a file  to send to you, or copy on copy machine and mail it to you.  I feel we need to help eachother grow in this fasinating hobby.

March 3rd

Darrel's picture

Men Who Knit Email Accounts

Men Who Knit has been accepted into Google's Gmail for Sites program!  This means our members can get <user>@menwhoknit.com email addresses.

Your menwhoknit.com email address can be accessed via the splendid Gmail web interface, which also integrates chat abilities, or through your favorite POP-enabled email client such as Outlook or Thunderbird.

I have to add each address manually, so if you'd like to get an email address, send me an email at darrel@menwhoknit.com with the following information:

March 2nd

Bear's picture

yarn search

in search of a good yarn.  priced right.  What is everyone else using.?

March 1st

Bear's picture

whats a blog?

what is this thing called blog, ive heard the term before.  I do know alot about computers and things but this must be new.

 

February 28th

Gabriel's picture

Sock Knitters FYI

Hi guys,

I just wanted to pass this on....if any of you are sock knitters than this may be helpful. My sock instructor sent us this link for choosing heels and how to knit them. www.knittinggeek.com/howto/chooseheels.htm I haven't checked the rest of the site but this helped me. Take care!

Aaronknits's picture

Hats #2 & #3

These are my second and third attempts at making hats (which acutally had an end result) and my first times using circular and DPN's.  Hat #2 was done with Cascade worsted Peruvian Highland wool on size 7, and the pattern was Bidda's Headhugger which I believe I found a link to on here somewhere.  It doesn't look like much, but it was good practice with the circular and DPN's, and getting the hang of the decreases at the top of the hat.  My first attempt at doing this ended badly so I unravelled the whole thing and tried a different pattern.

Hat #2

February 26th

drmel94's picture

Unlympic Knitting

Unlympic Mittens I decided not to sign up for the Knitting Olympics because I wasn't sure my wrists would hold up, but I still decided to go ahead with this Unlympic project. These are double layer mittens - baby alpaca inside, hand-dyed & handspun border leicester/blueface leicester cross on the outside. This is the first project I've ever made for myself, and I'm very happy with the results.