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December 8th

Knipper's picture

First Craft show

Getting excited about being in my first craft show this Monday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm at Mugshots Coffee House.  Planning on selling hats and scarves, so I have been knitting feverishly the past two weeks.  Madame de Farge would be proud of me.

Haven't done this before, so I am working on my detachment skills so I can just accept whatever the end result is.

December 7th

JPaul's picture

Berroco Softwist

I'm using this yarn in a scarf.....I'll try to post a picture when it actually looks more like a scarf than a hotpad.  Anyway....

49% Wool, 59% Rayon...Acts a lot like cotton when you're knitting it.  Not a lot of stretch in the yarn itself, although the pattern stitch I'm using (a waffle stitch) makes a really elastic fabric.  My scarf is 6" wide and I got about 7.5" in length from one skein (50g, 100 yards), so the waffle stitch uses a lot of yarn!  I had to go back and buy more.

I'm using size 7 needles, but I should probably be knitting the scarf on 9's so it would have a little more drape...7's would be about right for straight stockinette, I think.

hizKNITS's picture

quick inventory (with pics)

I still haven't photographed my first scarf project, but chances are I'll be wearing it if I ever meet you in the non-cyberworld.

Of course, I'm late to get to the next SF knitting night, so I'm just going to slam up some images of recent completions.

I was in such a hurry to start the mittenettes in the Weblinks section that I didn't notice I bought the mittenette and little friendwrong size dpn's at ImagiKnits.

 No, Virginia, 7mm is not US size 7. Read labels more carefully.

December 6th

Darrel's picture

All she wants to do is knit, knit knit.

In the past three days, I've knitted two scarves and one mittenette. I'll probably have the other mittenette finished by tomorrow night. I must say the winter weather hasn't been as unpleasant because of of this new form of crack I've found.

On Friday, hmalbert and I crossed paths directly in front of Imagiknit's door. It was such a surreal moment, like a lucid dream. I wasn't ready for the dream to end so I joined him and a friend for an afternoon of pedagogy and leftovers.

Saturday, I met a cool guy at Cafe Flore while knitting. He also knits, although he was making cards that day, and speaks Náhuatl. He had great energy! Lots of love...

MCBizarro's picture

Uncharted Territory...

Today, I have begun the unexpected. Much like the Donner Party, I'm unsure of the path and winter might set in before I'm done. Yes, that's right, I'm knitting in two colors!! I'm not really sure if I'm doing this the right way, but I'm going to forge ahead. Basically I finish a color, cut it off the ball leaving a 6" tail, and start with the next color. Repeat as needed. I'll then take a crochet hook and weave the loose ends in. Any thoughts on knitting in two colors would be appreciated!

December 4th

JPaul's picture

Introductions...

Okay, so I'm new to the site, and as per Matthew's request, I thought I would introduce myself.  The "J" is for John and I live in San Francisco.  I just found a cool place in the Mission with two awesome housemates, who also knit.  I've been living in Mexico for the last three years, so I'm excited to be back in The City.

I've been knitting for about 12 years, now.  I taught myself to knit when I was stationed aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).  It was a unique environment in which to be a male knitter.  Needless to say, I frequently knit in public and I've missed BART and MUNI stops on more than one occasion because I was absorbed in knitting or had to finish a row!

December 3rd

Darrel's picture

Gangsta Knitter

Your guage is wrong / You dropped a stitch / I can knit so well that you'll both be my bitch!

Gangsta Knitter is hella tight!

December 2nd

Darrel's picture

Knitting for myself

I bought some new yarn tonight with the intent to make something for myself. It's San Mateo from Needful Yarns in color 4179. It's a mixture of black, brown, and cobalt hues... really fuzzy and soooo soft! I've never worked with yarn like this before and it's very, very difficult to see the stitches - so much so, that I've stopped caring whether my rib is properly formed. Extreme knitting!

I need needles! I'm thinking of the Crystallites from Susan Bates because they're cheap and quite cute. I feel my artistic integrity is being oppressed by my lack of tools and accessories. Browsing through the bestselling knitting books at Amazon has been a lot of fun. It's great to read all of the customer reviews. As much as I'd love this set of rosewood needles and the Vogue Knitting Book, I love a trip to Mexico even more.

December 1st

holiday busytime

howdy everybody...the past two weeks have been high-gear knitting as the holidays approach...i've got about nine scarves all done...except for the sewing-in-the-ends part that I always hate--nothing too complicated...a few one-ball faux fur (a yarn called 'splash' that I got at ImagiKnit), and some cotton scarves (i think called 'Sanskrit' at ArtFibers, which I'll probably get more of), and some light fashion scarves ('Baccarat' at ArtFibers)...i thought i'd work on a couple larger projects, so i tracked down some free patterns at LionBrand for shawls, and sent off for the yarn...the one I'm doing now has 85 stitches on size 9s, and a bunch of k2tog-tbl and some slip-k2tog-psso, and even k3tog, but the pattern is cool...it will just take forever, it looks like...not helped when i'm trying to watch CSI in the background...so i may alternate between the shawls (i'll be happy if I get 2 done this season) and some more easy scarves...

November 30th

Darrel, your hat is so dope!

Your roomie just came over (we were having our Men Who Don't Knit meeting, as you know), and he was wearing a dope-ass hat that you just made!  I'm so glad that you not only made his stupid ass put a hat on his head before he left the house, but that it was such a fashionable and fun one such as your new hat!  I thought to myself, what a great hat...and then it dawned on me that I had seen those colors in a big ball of yarn. 

You like became a badass knitter like overnight.  Keep on rockin it!