It's amazing what nieces and nephews can motivate me to do -- like knit stuffed animals and baby blankets!
As I put in my profile, my mom taught me to knit dish rags when I was about 5 years old. So I did these simple, garter stitch dish rags off and on growing up until about the time I hit my early teens, then stopped knitting all together. In my mid-twenties, I decided to pick knitting up again. Rather than knit up something realistic for my skill level, like a garter or stockinette stitch scarf, I jumped right into a cable-knit sweater done flat, teaching myself from books. Well, I worked on that for a few years off and on, completed the front, one sleeve, and about 1/3 of the back. The poor thing lied fallow for ages, but I never threw it out.
I acquired this treasure for $1 at the Schenectady Public Library's semi-annual used book sale this morning. Originally published in 1984, it contains a number of knit and sewn garments, objects and toys (see the contents page). The white v-neck in the links below is really quite nice. But I think I'm going to knit a K-9 toy!!! Here's some other pics. You may have to copy and paste the text into your browser.
I acquired this treasure for $1 at the Schenectady Public Library's semi-annual used book sale this morning. Originally published in 1984, it contains a number of knit and sewn garments, objects and toys (see the contents page). The white v-neck in the links below is really quite nice. But I think I'm going to knit a K-9 toy!!!
Here's some other pics. You may have to copy and paste the text into your browser.
This is my latest finished project. I made Elephant as a birthday present for my partner under a veil of great secrecy. It was a good exercise in learning to seam, and I'm very pleased by the outcome.
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?