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June 2nd, 2005

Valuable lesson learned

Today is a day to feel good about myself. The way we all feel when we weave in that last tail of the last stich of a project. In this case it was my mother's socks, originally intended to be given to her for Mothers Day, but things happend.

I always try to keep two projects going in knitting at one time. A big one and a little one like socks, but I am now at the odd point. I have nothing to knit.

Today I asked my wife if there was anything she wanted me to work on for her. Something she may like for the summer before I start up on all the winter sweaters again. I sat her down in fron of the PC and flipped open a few bookmarks of nice patterns in my browser and stopped at the top one... Knitty...

May 30th

malckwan's picture

Mind the HTML

Please don't use HTML tags if you don't know how to implement them properly or fix quirks that arise from using apps like M$ f'ing Word to generate sub-standard code.

May 21st

rbthntschl's picture

Oh my god, I get a blog?

Greetings from South Miami, not South Beach.

Please bear with me as this is my first foray into blogging.  I've heard about these things but never thought I'd actually be doing one.  First, a little of an introduction.   I'm Bob, originally from the Philadelphia area.  I lived in Jersey City for 11 years before moving to Florida in 1998.  I'm just shy of 40 years old but I'm told I look much younger.  I started knitting in December, 2003.  I had originally planned to re-relearn crochet but the knitting store never had enough interest in the class.  I still have the washcloth that was my first ever project.  It makes a great coaster on the computer station.  Since then, I have completed 3 other washcloths(2 knit, 1 crochet), 2 scarves, a pair of baby booties and 2 pairs of kids socks.  The socks ended up in an orphanage in Russia that my knit shop supports.  The rest were gifts.   What I'm working on now is:

May 20th

Craig's picture

Starting at the top

Hi guys was just wondering if any of you had ever tried The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater.

Have started knitting a jacket using these instructions and so far so good.

So if anyone has tried this let me know what results you have had.

Craig.

May 10th

malckwan's picture

My first Pattern... a HAT!

After getting the hang of knitting in the round and doing simple decreases, I thought I'd experiment with making my own hat pattern.

I saw the basket weave/checkerboard pattern on a scarf at Article Pract and decided to adapt it to a hat.

Hope the directions make sense... feel free to email me for clarification.

Cast on an even multiple of 10 sts (eg. 80) on a set of round needles.

Start knitting in the round with a 2 x 2 rib (K2, P2, repeat).

Once you have about 2" of rib, work one round of knits.

Pattern:

R1: * K5, P5. Repeat from * till end of row. Make sure you mark the beginning of the row with a stitch marker.

May 4th

venneman's picture

podcast for knitting

Okay, so I've been checking out teh whole iPodding thing, and I found a podcast for knitting. I'll post a link below. I haven't listened to one yet, but I'm curious... if anyone here downloads it and listens to it, please put up a review.

Here's the link: http://www.knitcast.com/ 

May 3rd

Need mens hat patterns....

hello!   ...help is much appreciated!!!

I'm an expert knitter who has been asked by a guy to do a commissioned hat for him.... in two colors.  There are not enough men's hat patterns out there!   I can design something if i have to, but i'd rather at least see some interesting possibilities first... all i can think of are either blah...(like taking a ski cap and doing it in stripes).... or a little silly... (like a pointed Andean hat with ear flaps, which works on some people but not on others, if you know what i mean).   Any suggestions, pleeeeeeeeeeeease????  :D

April 30th

atravelingknitter's picture

Cheep yarn!!

HI just went to the web site www.knitpicks.com great prices I bought two 50g balls of sock yarn for $7.50 that is extermly cheep if you put in the code socks the shipping is free thought you guys might want to know the 100% alpaca woo is 1.79$ (?)a ball great for felted projects. Have fun!! I know I will spend a lot here

April 19th

hizKNITS's picture

projects past, present and future

beckscarf2

At long last a picture of the simple scarf made for my sister...

I still have to sew in the zipper of the cycling aran and photograph that.

I'm one sleeve into a traditional aran, but have promised tea cozies to the boss' wife.

To make matters worse (or more exciting), or my knitting less focused, a dear friend has asked me to design some simple men's sweater patterns.

April 15th

AussieBen's picture

I need to Get some Yard Spun. Any Idea Where?

i need to get some raw yarn spun in to knittable wool. does anyone know where i can do this in san francisco? I need a man with a wheel... or woman :) Please email me at ben@jobseeker.com