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Stephen450's picture

Cables

I'm teaching myself to cable. This is a free Lion Brand pattern and I've found that the cable hook is difficult for my big fingers. I'm having better luck with the V-shaped cable needle. What does everyone else use?

gaynnyc's picture

Making Progress

Hi all, here's a little update from my Lace Project. It's slow going but I'm liking the results. I'll either be totally bald or completely gray haired by the time it's finished.

Seamus OBrein's picture

when does the sun stop shinning...

when the soldier returns from the wars, even though he has white hair, he very soon finds a young wife. but a woman has only one summer; if she does not make hay while the sun shines, no one will afterwards have anything to say to her, and she spends her days consulting oracles that never send her a husband.

-aristophanes, lysistrata

NizateCO's picture

Urg, I say!

As I had stated before, I had so many ideas going thru my head that I couldn't focus on one project and see it through. So... I pulled myself together and started on a beanie, because that is what I had initially wanted to make.

I started it on Saturday evening and was flying thru it and then I just started making stupid mistakes cause I wasn't paying attention to the pattern. I tore it apart and started over... I ended up doing this 3 times, just because I wasn't paying attention...

Then I finally get it right and everything and I get to the point here I start to decrease at the top and it just doesn't work. The decreases are not lining up and it's just didn't work...

It should have only taken me 2 evenings to finish this beanie. It's just a simple, nothing but knitting, beanie. Needless to say that frustration is setting in and I tore it up and put it aside for a while. I don't know what went wrong this last time because the whole thing was great till the decreases and I fallowed the pattern to the T.

So... I am moving on from that beanie to another on that I found on knitty.com. It's a very simply beanie and I hope I can make this one work.

Wish me luck.

MMario's picture

Tampa bound....

okay - the airport is in Tampa - I'm staying in clearwater and my Dad's b-day party is in North Redington beach - but that's probably more information then anyone wants to know.

So I most likely won't be around MWK until monday or tuesday.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

WE GOT THE HOUSE!

Or to be truthful we got a 30 year mortgage. (Chris, knock it off with the buyers remorse thing)

Yep, "Whatever Deity" willing and the creek don't rise, Jeff and I should be moving in about this time next month. Trust me, I need that month to pack and throw the last 7 years up and away, but we are both excited as heck about it all and Jeffy has the place completely remodeled already; blueprints included! He had better get used to looking at those for quite awhile.

The only drawback is that I have to deal with that black hole of a spare bedroom of mine and worse yet face all my deepest fears again....... all my UFO's!

Best to y'all,

Chris

Tallguy's picture

The unending debate

--- and on it goes. The Eternal Great Schism!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZcUjYpjKZs

RainCityRick's picture

A great use for your spare stash!

I just read about an organization in Philadelphia called Interim House. It's a 6-month residential program for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. They started a knitting and crocheting program in 2004. You can check out some of their handiwork here:

http://mcduf.blogspot.com/2007/02/february-2-and-february-9-2007.html

Looks like they could use any yarn donations - even odds and ends.

I've contacted them to get an address for donations. I'll post it here once I receive it.

Rick

Gerard Allt's picture

calorimetry

I love making these. I've made about six and they only take a couple of hours.

They are so easy but don't look it to most non knitters. People are so grateful and they are also great for covering my ever growing forehead when it gets a little cold in our shop!

Tallguy's picture

New scarf

I just wanted to show you a picture of a scarf I knit using a pattern I received before Christmas from Iris Schreier, author of MODULAR KNITS. She does a lot of multi-directional designs and will have another book out this year, hopefully in July. She is co-founder of Artyarns (http://www.artyarns.com/) and does wonderful colourways that work perfectly for much of that multi-directional work.

This is not one of her yarns. I liked the design, so thought I would do a sample, a dishcloth, with cotton (as always). I searched through my stash, and found some cotton in a variegated colour and took one ball with me when I went to visit Mom at Christmas. While there, I started it up, and did a few inches, thinking it was about time to cast-off. But Iris didn’t give the ending of the pattern until we posted a pic of our work! I showed it to Mom and she was quite impressed and said I should continue to make it into a scarf. So I did. I finished one ball, and then a second when I got back home. It was still pretty short at this time, and I thought I had a third ball, but couldn’t find it! I sent in my pic, explaining my problem, and I got the ending anyway. I didn’t work on it just then, not sure what to do with a very short scarf! One day, looking for something else, I found another ball of that yarn! I KNEW I had another one! But it ran away and hid.

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