..to the kind welcome to MWK. To any of the Sydney knitters, there is a group of knitters, mostly women but occasionally another guy besides me, who meet at a cafe in Newtown. Details are at http://shwest.typepad.com/ssk/ and you would be most welcocme.
Today, I made a trip to JoAnn. I bought two balls of merino wool yarn (my first-ever foray into wool; I want to make a winter hat for my mom), a skein of cotton/acrylic (for another hat, this one for me) and double-pointed needles (to try to make my hat).
I'm a little concerned about the double-pointed needles. I've never used them before. Any tips the books don't have?
Just thought I would post an update on my progress on my Jaqueline Fee sweater.
Well after deciding to frog both sleeves for the 3rd time due to the bingo wing situation I finally cracked it. I did originally decide just to frog down a few rows but thought I may aswell do the lot, that way I could space the increases more evenly and the finished sleeves would look a lot neater.
The first few attempts of the sleeves I used the make 1 away increase as shown on knitting help. This increase was practically invisable to the untrained eye and was very happy with the results, but while re-knitting the sleeves the last time I thought I would try the bar increase as recomended in the JF book. I have to say I prefer the appearance of the make 1 away increase. The bar increase seems to be slightly more visible. Oh well, maybe I'll use the make 1 away on my next sweater.
I'm another recent new member. Figured I'd better set down the knitting for bit, and say hello. "Hello" I'd initially learned to knit in the single digit years of age(between 6 - 9), after quite a long time away from the needles (decades); a few years ago I once again picked them up and have been reacquainting myself with knitting.
The part of knitting that I have difficulty with is the finishings of a project (blocking, and assembly). With time and practice, hopefully, the abilities will improve.
I've enjoyed visiting the site often, and am excited to have finally joined. Thank you.
Just to introduce myself as new to MWK. One day I'll be PC literate enough to move a photo to my details page LOL
I knit up a pair of Fetching form the latest Knitty for a good friend. I'm tired, but there is more info on my blog (www.thisboyknits.blogspot.com). A fun knit overall. (I will answer questions, but I'm lacking the energy to come up with words on my own)
I posted this as a W.I.P. a while back and have finally gotten a picture of the finished project. This was a part of my goal to use up some of my substantial stash. Knowing that I would likely not have enough yarn to finish the vest, I decided to knit it in the round and work until I ran out. I couldn't find a bulky wool/acrylic blend that I liked to finish it off with. I also wanted to keep the additional purchase at a very moderate price, as this was auction yarn that I got for a steal I wanted to keep it that way. I would up using Wool-Ease worsted, working double stranded. The denim color knit up darker, but I still like the effect, so I'm pleased with it. I attached a picture of the original pattern I based it on as well.
I know it has been some time since I have written here. The man reason is that I am on vaction in northern Ontario Canada with my wife visiting her family. It has been great, I have 6 more days here then it is back to Waterloo.
The good thing about being on vaction is that I have had a lot of time to knit. Which I have done a lot of. In the 9 days I have been here I have knitted 12 dish clothes for friends and family. This has been done while visiting people and a concert. It has been a blast since most friends and family that I visited did not know I knitted and they thought it was great that I did.
Can anyone direct me to an internet site that shows how to correct cable errors in situ without frogging the entire piece back to the error? Thanks!
I bought two bundles of yarn for my stash this week:
1) From a seller on Craig's List I bought about 30 skeins of Red Heart yarn. Assorted colors. All of it is the usual acyrlic or acrylic/nylon blend. Not a bad deal. I don't usually use this kind of
crap stuff (I'm a wool or cotton man) but it can't hurt to have it around for the next Knit a River project or something.
2) Yarn.com is having an incredible sale. I'm really digging Araucania Nature Wool. It was a recommended substitute for my all time favorite, Rowan Magpie (which was sadly discontinued last year.) Nature Wool is a 100% wool yarn from Chile. It is kettle-dyed by a women's cooperative. There are subtle (and some not so subtle) changes in the color throughout the hank. Very cool. I haven't had a chance to felt any yet but I've heard it's fantastic felted (oh boy, more clogs!)