My silk yarn arrived yesterday in the mail. I was a bit skeptical as the
pic on ebay wasn't all that clear but the price I paid was great considering
how much I would pay for 100% silk at the local yarn store.
Although its a 2 ply, its not a lace weight. Kinda in-between which I am happy about. It would be too thick for a night shirt.
I have not written here for some time. Just update that I am still knitting away. We got hit with a big snow storm yesterday so latter this am I will plow myself out.
I had the joy of meeting one of the members on this website this
He just happened to be in my neck of the woods and asked to meet with me. I was very flattered about it.
He was a very creative man and very kind and warm to talk to. We must have talked about knitting(him sharing one of his patterns with me) and my travels to the Netherlands last year.
I am just winding down from the retreat this past weekend. It normally
takes a few days to come back to "earth" so to say.
The Midwest Fall Men's Retreat is not one of your glorified ones of workshops etc. Its very relaxed. Primary interest is a great group of men who share their love for the craft.
This summer has been busy for me. First adjusting to the the lifestyle of
semi-retirement. Part of this semi-retirement comes with more time, and to
fill this time I started a few projects.
My problem is if I go on Raverly, pick up latest "Knitting Traditions" I feel as if I HAVE to try that pattern out. I end up with 5 or 6 started projects but no ends.
Hi guys. I am starting Steven West "Samen" I am using lace weight . The
pattern calls for holding two strands of yarn together.
So far I am doing well. However the pattern is divided into wedges. 1-5 .I've finished the first wedge, however I am confused on the directions. When do I start on the other side of the center?
Hey guys. I am working on a khata for spiritual director of mine. I bought some 100% silk for it. I have had trouble from winding up to the knitting. Has anyone else on here had issues with it. Its not a tight spin on the yarn. Its very loose, however its only white I could find.
I am afraid I have a new addiction! My sock drawer is now filled with socks. I have no regret either.And I am still knitting some from old stashes. Right now it is -9 with wind chill of -20. I have been wearing a pair of chunky socks I made from old stash they are great! I wear them when working out in the snow shoveling etc. Sometimes for a couple of hours.
I was going through some old stash of yarns and found a ball of duponti silk. I have no idea what yardage it is. I had made a really nice scarf from it a year or so ago. Its a medium size ball. my guess its worsted weight yarn too. Any suggestions?
This weekend I went on a retreat at Saint Gregory's monastery in Three Rivers MI... I actually knitted in public at the guesthouse.