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Aaronknits's picture

OT - Happy Halloween Boys!!!

I know it's on Tuesday, but parties are starting this weekend. If you're partying, please get home safely.

The is me at my co-worker's annual soiree. (I'm not the one dressed as Jesus!)

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kiwiknitter's picture

A Lesson Learned

I spent the past week working on teddy bears. But, no matter how much I tried, I just could not find any enthusiasm and I certainly disliked the novelty yarns. I ripped out every project I started except for the last one and that one I biffed into the skip! As I pondered this situation, I came to the realisation that I am not interested in knitting anything that I don't consider to be useful. If I'd had a child to give the teddy bear to, it would have been different. I love to make something that is needed, a hat or scarf or a jumper but I don't want to knit just to knit -yuch!

Today, we went downtown to spend some time in our artsy-fartsy centre and I discovered a shop that is a co-op store for hand knitters, weavers, spinners, felters, etc. It was filled with wonderful woolen items and I couldn't believe me luck. I finally found a place for hand-done wools that are not over-processed. It seemed like such good fortune to come into my life just when I needed it the most.

I bought this scrumptious hand-spun and dyed wool (about an 8 ply) which was spun by a man (!) and happily came home to start a new jumper -one can never have too many of those :-). I hope the colours show up well on your monitors; the wool is a gorgeous shade of light aquamarine.

timgets2's picture

A Study in Freeform

So i have been quite in love with a new project that seems to be an ongoing lifetime work. I began a freeform scarf and then made it larger and it will probably end up to be a wall hanging of sorts for an art opening. Its fun to match the colors and fibers, mixing the size of needles and....yes i dare say...crochet hooks. yikes. its scary to venture back into the horror that is crocheting. Althoouuugh i do enjoy it more when i dont have a pattern and i can do whatever i want. maybe i will post a photo of it soon.....we shall see. until then i will remain figuring out the randomness that looks like a landscape relief map and make mad my time and energy....
Anyone have any experiences with freeform????

james's picture

Red Scarf Project

I was wondering if any of you have ever knitted for, or know anything about the Red Scarf Project conducted through the Orphan Foundation of America (www.orphan.org). They solicit hand-knitted scarves (in the month of January) in shades of red to give to 18-23 year olds who were formerly in foster care, and now are trying to go to college without the benefit of a family for support. Interweave Knits is one of the co-sponsors, and the foundation is listed with the Better Business Bureau, so I assume they are a fine organization. I thought, perhaps, some of you might have personal experience with this project and could share more information with me.

Wonartist66's picture

"Warm Winter Exchange" Finally here!!! sign up!!!

Hey!!!youguys!!!

Iam finlly having new knit exchange in this winter..just wanna share with youguys!!!! "Warm Winter Exchange"

I made a all the info about the "Warm Winter Exchange"

Visit my blog: http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

It will be really fun!!! Please sign up!!!

Thanks,
Charles

Wonartist66's picture

"Warm Winter Exchange" Finally here!!! sign up!!!

Hey!!!

Iam fianlly having new knit exchange in this winter..just wanna share with youguys!!!! "Warm Winter Exchange"

I made a all the info about the "Warm Winter Exchange"

Visit my blog: http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/

It will be really fun!!! Please sign up!!!

Thanks,
Charles

WMarksII's picture

I'm a complete dork.

Ok..now you can stop laughing. I've tried multiple times to get a post with a picture added and have failed miserably. Sorry...I give up. I did post a copy of it on my blog, It's the Zig-Zag Scarf post.

I can't believe I couldn't figure this out...

SEE....it's NOT JUST ME...LOL

Eikon's picture

Fluffy Bunny Hat

So I love angora. It is so soft an sooo warm but it sooooo sheds. Is there anyway to make it not shed or minmize the sheddage?

Gratzi,

~Jason

Wonartist66's picture

Winter Exchange!!!!

Hey~~Everybody!!!!

How are you doing?
I just wondering if wanna do this or not? Elemmaciltur and I, doing exchange scarf or hat each other if wanna join!!!!! Email me back!!!

http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/
Charles

TomH's picture

Side to side sweater patterns?

Does anyone have a pattern for (or have knitted) a side to side sweater or know where I can find such patterns? In the past, I've seen sweaters that are knit from wrist cuff to wrist cuff or the sleeves are knitted separately from the front and back (the front and back are knitted from side seam to side seam.) I've looked and looked for a pattern but am not having any luck finding one. I'd prefer one that knits up using bulky weight or at least worsted weight yarn.

And if you've knitted a side to side sweater, how did you like it's fit? Did it fit well or was in prone to stretching and bagging?

- TomH

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