Should there be any DFW metroplex men kitters... or if you guys know any that you can send my way.. I'm trying to get one together. And you know what? Contacting guy knitters in your area is DARN difficult. I've already gone through the members list but so far to no avail.
So, I know you are out there and I'm a gonna find ya!
As I continued to read the book "At Knit's End", I found an entry that I have to share with everyone here at MWK:
My theory is that men are no more liberated than women. -Indira Ghandhi
I was teaching a children's knitting class in the rear of a toy shop. Halfway through class a little boy shopping with his mother wandered over and approached an 11-year-old boy happily and expertly knitting a potholder. "Hey!" he laughed, "boys don't knit!" "Clearly," said the manly young knitter, "they do."
I've been curious lately to know why the term "frogging" is used for the painful process of ripping back hours - if not days - of work. No one I asked knew the answer and then last evening when I was reading "At Knit's End" I came across the following.
Frogging: the act of taking the knitting off the needles and pulling the working yarn to undo the stitches. This is done to unravel knitting completely or to pull the work out to a point before an error, when the knitting is replaced on needles. It is called "frogging" because you "rip-it, rip-it."
sorry about the faulty link in the entry below.
to see more pictures of the shawl - go here:
Hope you enjoy!
Hey Guys! Wanted to show you some photos of my most recent project. Its a lace shawl based off of traditional Estonian Lace patterns by Nancy Bush.
I used a laceweight silk/wool blend, and i couldn't be happier with the end product.
for the full update, check out my blog. more pictures and an in-depth breakdown can be found there.
I have been looking for something a little more challenging to try other than scarves and thought a kids jumper would be ideal. My nephews are at the age where unless it has a designer name plastered across the front of everything they won't wear it, so I was looking for a more welcoming recipient. I came across a website for charity called Feed the Children. They explained that they are looking for donations of hand knitted jumpers, blankets etc that they can send to orphaned and abandoned children in the third world and developing countries. The stories of the te
I have been knitting for a little over a year now and am working my second sweater and have ventured into mittens, socks, and a few other projects. I never feel comfortable joining yarn. I currently use the Russian join method of adding yarn found on 'Knittinghelp.com" but have never felt totally comfortable. What is the best method of adding on?
Thanks for any advice.
Exactly how is this accomplished and after I finish the project then what?
This is my first post here.
I'm a long time knitter who took up spinning about 6 or 7 years ago.
I currently am working on two sweaters and a pair of socks. I always have a pair of socks on the needles, they are my take along project -- I don't need a pattern and handknit socks are always nice to have. The current pair are multicolored, hand-dyed merino tencel blend. They look gorgeous and feel nice, but I won't be knitting any more socks with this yarn as it just doesn't have enough give. It's very inelastic and I like my socks to be a bit more stretchy and cushy than this.
I am seriously considering jumping into Fair Isle and Intarsia and have been wondering if I should be using bobbins. As many here know, I love to collect vintage knitting accessories (not needles, however) and I've posted a photo of my favourite bobbins. The largest are from Canada and made by Perfecto; they measure 4 cms. The 2 at the left are from the UK, are unmarked and measure 12.5 cms. The remainder (and I have lots of these) are labeled Yarn Bob'n and come from the US (Chicago). That's their box with the original price sticker of .79 cents.