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emeraldboy's picture

Post script to knitting at a cafe

I was feeling irritable and stubborn and yet somehow two rows into another pair of mittens has nudged my stress to the side. I still feel it and still feel worn but somehow it's better with something to do. Something simple, quiet and engaging.

madhatter7zero's picture

My Latest Projects

Hey guys!!! Been awhile since I posted. Yeah I've been busy. Just thought I would invite you all to visit my website at www.sleepyroot.com to see pictures of my latest projects I've got working. There is a scarf, a backpack, and a "secret project". I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with your knitting projects.

Kerry's picture

Finished at last

Last night my partner and I blocked my latest lace scarf. The yarn is Jaggerspun Zephyr laceweight, the design is Staggered Fern from Sharon Miller's Heirloom Lace to which I've added a garter stitch border. Zephyr is a delight to work with.

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Dishcloth and other stuff

Well I finished my dishcloth. Actually I finished it on Saturday, I am just slow with the upload on photos or saying I am finished.

I was a simple pattern and I only made a few mess ups besides the obvious hole in it from the dropped stitch. I don't this too bad for my first time with needles.

I also show a scarf in progress and three hats that I made on my knifty knitters. The red and black hat was the first knitting project ever. the green, black and red one that stands on its own is something I did on the way to New York to see "Altar Boyz" (I started the day before and finished on the way to the show.) The green, black and red, laying across my vintage ice bucket I did for me to wear over my locks. Dread Locks are hard to cover and you need a big hat!

Well that is all for now! And I am stil excited.



AL

MasonM's picture

Finally Finished First Sock

I'm kinda proud of myself. This morning I finished my very first sock and it actually fits.

I've already started it's mate.

knit4brains's picture

Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting

Went yesterday to see the new knitting exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design here in NYC. If you're in the NY area, I strongly recommend that you make a point of seeing this small, but absolutely fascinating exhibit. My favorite piece in the show was the one inch tall sweater with a Picasso painting on the front that was knitted on surgical needles. There's a blind nun somewhere I'm sure. Check it out at...

http://www.madmuseum.org/site/c.drKLI1PIIqE/b.1506945/k.3AD7/Radical_Lace__Subversive_Knitting.htm

Wonartist66's picture

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!...Everybody!!!

Hi everybody!!! Happy V-Day!!!
I just want to share this lovly poem with youguys!

"When the sun rises above the horizon
bringing forth the day....
My heart whispers your name.
When the sun hovers proudly above the Earth
casting all sadness away....
My heart whispers your name.
When the sun sinks below the Earth’s edge
having painted its promise to return one day....
My heart whispers your name.

Like the blood flowing through my veins
You are a part of me....
Deeply ingrained in my heart.

And should the sun ever sink never to rise again
And your heart ceases to beat my name in refrain,
Then my heart will continue whispering
its endless whisper....your name.

Like the flesh covering my body
You are a part of me
Deeply ingrained in my heart."

Melanie Bartelt

AND HAPPY KNITTING!!

IvanTheTerrible's picture

Naughty Chap!!

Hi everyone! Long time no chat! Apologies for not having submitted anything for a long time...I visit all the time and it's great to see everyone busy as ever! Well, there has been STEAM coming off my D.P's lately...I found a really cute pattern for wristwarmers ( 'fetching' at 'knitty'), and have been powering through several pairs, some of which will be winging their way to New Jersey for a girlfriends birthday next week! I would highly recommend them as a quick, last minute gift...and the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is knitted on a needle-size down...they have a beautiful feel and are a pleasure to make! Of course there are also socks on the go; MORE Koigu in stunning purples/burnt oranges! STILL haven't found a sweater pattern I like yet...I would like something quite fitted with a retro feel and v-neck...yep! I'm not asking for much, am I?!!! So, if anyone has an idea...Take care, everyone! Ivan

MMario's picture

Too Good?

I saw mention of an online yarn shop the other day - looked into it and the prices seemed really good. I mean *really* good.

So I just ordered some yarn. I had SHIPPING confirmation 15 minutes after ordering. And WITH shipping the five pounds of yarn is only $105.

(it works out to about 1/2 cent per yard)

Makes me wonder....am I dreaming? will let you know how things look after I get the yarn.

MasonM's picture

My First Sock Is Taking Shape

I seriously didn't think I would be able to do a sock, but it's actually starting to take shape and that shape is definitely that of a sock.

I only made it with a 4 inch top because I don't have enough yarn to do taller ones. But that's ok, I prefer shorter socks anyway.

Today I make the heel flap and turned the heel. I wasn't sure if I could do the heel turn, but I just followed the instructions and sure enough I had a turned heel! Woohoo!

I'm now working on shaping the gusset. I did make one mistake. I knitted one round as instructed, and then did a decrease round. I was supposed to do another knitted round before doing another decrease round, but I forgot and did another decrease round instead. Oops. I'm hoping it won't mess it up too badly.

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