My name is Andy, I live in San Francisco, I work with knitting and crochet. I have been Knitting since 1988. Right now for the holidays I am working on some Knitted hats, nothing fancy like David's cabled skull cabs, but cool enough to say nice hat. Have a nice weekend. Here is one of my hats, half acrylic, havlf chunky wooll ease.
I'm knitting kilt socks for my son...the first sock was a reject because it was too tight at the top when I tried it on...so I started over and added two more cables and it's fine.....
My buddy who is also my roommate and I are building our website. The name of it isn't official yet but we're thinking we might call it Cool Guy's Knit. Anyway this website is going to serve as our storefront for selling the hats, scarfs and jewelry that we make. It's also going to have photo galleries of places we have both traveled to, a tatoo photo gallery, pages relating to trance music, some affiliate stuff and lot's of other cool things. We are hoping to launch the site officially by January 2006 but it could be later.
I'll post the address to the site later on after I've had a chance to get more work done on it :-)
I just made my first slipper. Very cool. It's a felted slipper using Alafos Lopi (sp) and despite a couple of mistakes that I made along the way it worked out pretty well. I've been off sick today and been wearing one slipper around the house - testing it for it's worthiness as a mode for some Christmas presents. I went to the yarn shop yesterday to find another ball of the same colour I used and, Murphy was there - they had everything but :) Oh well.
I'm going to make a matching set for a couple (variations in colour).
The pattern is at kitty.com
I'm just curious about reading patterns. At this point I haven't a need to as I am just working on my first project (a scarf) but I have great goals set for myself for the future. I am planning on taking a class after the first of the year but thought I would just check to see if there are any suggestions for an easy way to learn to read knitting patterns. Thanks for your help. I'm really enjoying this knitting.
OK, I'm a female, but I truly want to promote men's knitting. I have a sixteen year old son and I think he would get a great deal out of knitting but I certainly can't be the one to "inspire" him. I only know one guy who knits and he is WAY cool.
I am a new knitter, finnally got my wife to teach me last week. I am knitting a scarf out of some organic cotton yarn called "Inca Cotton" It's really nice, kind of a beige color which is the natural plant color. I've been knitting it for a few days and have only got about 18", then I grabbed some other yarn to see if I still remember how to cast on and I couldn't remember how. I was great at casting on a few days ago! Oh well my wife will refresh me. Anyway thats my introduction.
A friend just called and told me he was crocheting!! He is coming to visit for Thanksgiving and wants me to show him how to knit. This is very exciting as I am hoping it will be something he grows to like and it will keep his hands busy instead of holding cigarettes!! When I talked to him he was excited that he was actually able to create something. I told him that is part of what draws me to knitting is that I MADE IT!! I doubt I will ever become the knitter some of you other posters are but the fact that I am able to make something that is not only attractive but useful is hugely satisying.
I have recently felted a wool bag. As it is drying, I am wondering if I can shave it using the electric clippers I use to shave my head. Has anyone tried this? If so, how did it turn out?
I am making plans to attend the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in Feb this coming year, in Tacoma, WA. Has anyone ever been??? A friend of mine lives in Gig Habor, WA and invited me to attend with her. I am sooooo excited, but would love to hear from anyone who has heard of it and/or attended. From what I have read and heard they have fiber vendors and classes on everything from spinning to knitting and BEYOND! So...let me hear from you.
Always knit for fun!!!!