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January 28th, 2006

Jordan's picture

Gauge for circular knitting

Here's a link (to a forum entry on knittinghelp.com) that talks about making gauge swatches for projects knit in-the-round. 

The method described involves knitting a row, sliding the work to the other end of a circular needle, then knitting the next row from the same side (leaving a long loop of yarn across the back).  Advantage: you end up with a measurable rectangle instead of a loop. 

Has anyone tried this method?  Are there other methods to recommend?

January 27th

drmel94's picture

Madelyn

Madelyn The big news for me this week was that I finally got Madelyn moved closer to me. I hadn't seen her for 8 months, since I moved back to Maine. I went to see her yesterday (she's boarding on a farm in NH), and she's completely unperturbed about the move or being in a new place. She's a fairly calm 'paca, anyway, so I didn't expect any problems.

 I bought Maddy one week before my ex, Scott, dumped me. If I'd known what was coming, I might not have made such a big investment commitment, but in the end things have worked out very well. I have my first 'paca, I found myself someone who shares my love of the animals, and I have lots of soft fiber and yarn to play with. Plus, I did at least get a spinning wheel out of Scott before he dumped me - best thing to come of that relationship.

January 26th

Darrel's picture

Cat Hair Yarn

I got a kitty and want to spin kitty hair yarn. Her coat is super soft and about an inch in length, which I've read seems to be the minimum for spinning it without needing to blend it with wool.

I found a company that will spin the yarn for you, but that's no fun. Anyone ever spun pet hair?

Twisted, humorous commentary is also encouraged! :)

Weekly Topic #7

Who do knit for the most; yourself or others?

Elad Fox's picture

My only complaint

My only complaint since the site changes is that when I come to the site (HOME) it always says PAGE NOT FOUND instead of having all the latest posts. It's been like that for a week or so. It has all the sidebar stuff such as polls and log on window.

Elad 

January 25th

madhatter7zero's picture

I Got This Briotch!

My first briotch stitch attempt.

I just had to show this off because I've been wanting to learn how to do this stitch for awhile now.  Well tonight I finally made myself sit down and figure it out.  This is the briotch stitch.  I call it the bitch stitch because that's just what it was to learn... a bitch!  lol.....  I think the hardest thing for me to figure out was how to do the yarn over but once I figured that out I was knitting this stitch almost as fast as I can knit a 2x2 rib. 

January 24th

TrinidadCA's picture

Men Who Knit

Here is a cool article to read

January 23rd

Jordan's picture

Two toys

Hello everyone.  I'm new here.  I live near Boston, MA and have been knitting for almost a year.  I'm very excited to have stumbled across this site.  It's great (and humbling!) to see what everyone's working on.

I wanted to share two little projects I've just finished.  First, a snake.  It's from "Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy" by Jess Hutchinson. This is my first project on DPNs!

 

January 22nd

ChrisN15720's picture

I enjoy knitting because...

it relaxes me.
55% (96 votes)
I love making beautiful artwork.
23% (40 votes)
it entertains me when I'm bored.
6% (11 votes)
it's challenging.
12% (21 votes)
it's a great source of income.
4% (7 votes)
Total votes: 175

Darrel's picture

Theme Problems

I have have the new theme working on IE/Mac. If it's working on the old Mac version, I can only assume the latest PC version would render it fine.

If you don't see the user login block, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The user login block is now located on the right. It's size was apparently breaking the theme, but this isn't an issue on the right side. All the world loves a workaround!

I've looked at the site in IE/Mac, Safari, Firefox, Camino and the whitespace/left column dropping issue is gone.

I created this new thread to report any theme problems you're experiencing with the theme. Just leave a comment with what's going on and the browser and version you're using, as well as whether you're on xp, osx, linux, etc.