Just thought I would post my first entry on this site. I have finished a pair of socks for myself and am currently working on another pair. Now the interesting part of this story it that I have started on the new pair of socks without my knitting guru sitting by my side, I have even done the heel flap and have now turned the heel without my knitting guru. She tells me "job well done". I am quite proud of myself! I just read the directions and did as it said to do, now that dosen't seem so hard, but I am glad to hav eread the pattern and done it without my knitting guru. Anyway, when I get a picture I will post it.
Here is a picture of my recently completed Komi Mittens (Traditional Russian Two-Color Knitting). These are from "Mostly Mittens" by Charlene Schurch.
These were a whole hell-of-a-lotta fun. Check out more pictures and project specifics here: brooklyntweed.blogpot.com
Our sister site is up & running have you been encouraging your female friends to support it?
What kind of knitting bag do you carry...and what do you carry in it?
I'll go first:
I have a black microfiber bag with blue "J" embroidered on it. I also sometimes carry a LL Bean boat and tote. What's in my bag....
About 42 pair of half glasses to include 1 pair of half sunglasses.
Various pens and pencils
small multi color floral bag that was my mom's for my do-dads which include, needles, needle sizer, stitch holders, cable needle, folding scissors.
Ok, so yesterday I was somewhere on the web and found a link to a site called Women Who Knit. I didn't save the link. I've looked on this site, and links, and have done a yahoo search. Was I seeing things? Does anyone know about or have a link to this site?
Anyone in the Seattle-area interested in establishing a monthly get together - sort of a "Stitch 'n Scratch" (the male version of "Stitch 'n Bitch")?
Send me an email with your general availability (weekdays, weeknights, weekends, etc.) and I'll set something up.
It would be fun to touch base and see what each other is up to!
Today my kids went to a writing club. One of the mothers in the neighborhood who also home schools thought it would be cool to get other home schoolers together and share their writing, and do a project together.
The kids gdt quite excited after they got there. They wrote and drew pictures and nobody lost hair or threw themselves to the floor!
Of course my knitting went with. One of the other moms expressed an interest in learning. We talked about the Waldorf Schools. They actually have a knitting curriculum. Supposedly it helps kids with meth. It never helped me, but that's another story! Anyway, this discussion culminated in me volunteering to do arts and crafts with the kids in my back yard this summer. Part of the program will be learning to knit. Guys and girls. I am starting the group in June. We'll post pictures...ummm how does one do that here?
Has anyone seen an interesting pattern for a knitted hat with a lining? I have in mind something like a plain navy or black watch cap, with a colorful inner lining, possibly just barely visible when the edge is turned up. (Anybody remember Wally Cox advertising brightly-colored underpants?) I'm basically looking for a cap within a cap, not the sort of double-sided knitting that you do by slipping every other stitch. It should also cover the ears and provide serious protection from the wind. Any ideas?
The topic of meditation and knitting seems to come up frequently. Adding yoga to that mix is only logical since yoga is, as I've frequently been told, designed to prepare the body to sit in meditation. And of course, when we knit, we are most always sitting, often for long periods of time. Not far from Albany in Lenox, Massachussets is the Kripalu Yoga Center which sometimes offers weekend workshops for yoga and knitting. I think the last one was in February of this year. These workshops are led by Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Animal House, Starman, etc.). Here's a link to her bio as a program presenter at Kripalu http://www.kripalu.org/presenter/367 and on that page is a link to her store in nearby Great Barrington.
So here I am. I started reading this blog about 6 months ago when I added it to my knitting page on My Yahoo. I have a daughter 9 who knits, and a son who is 7 that has just learned. Imagine the surprised faces at my daughter's Tae Kwon Do calss when he sat on the side lines and whipped that out!
I wish it wasn't that way. i am sure you guys have experienced similar looks. Gawd. I use knitting in my meditation practice. The repetitive stitches and rythmn of the needles helps to clear my head. Currently I am working on a Shepherd Jacket from Peace Fleece. For those of you who have never checked out their website, please do at hyyp://peaclefleece.com I am also working on a basketweave shawl. I haven't gotten into anything too heavy yet. My grandmother taught me years ago. I have stopped and started, stopped and havenow been knitting for about 5 years. I consider myself still a novice b/c I really haven't ventured into anything real difficult yet. Getting there. Nice to be here.