I recently got an iPod, and subsequently discovered podcasts. I've currently got KnitCast, Cast-on and It's a Purl, Man on my subscription list. For those of you who listen to podcasts, and specifically knitting podcasts, which ones do you listen to? Are there any specifically male ones (It's a Purl, Man is, I know). And what is the feeling on getting together a community podcast? Is there any interest in it (like different authors on the podcast, in a collaborative effort)?
This is where my mind goes.
I hused Cascade Fixation yarn and a size 5 needle. There was my maistake. I will yse a smaller needle size this time. It may take me awhile to knit it. I back on the road again tomorrow. Yeah! I can finally go back to work
I had to for the thong. The problem was the gauge. I cheked it half way through. I fit like I was King Kong. I wish I was that big. LOL. But I am not. I am starting over I will also try it on every so often to check the fit. Anway it will get done and fit.
attached is a phot of my great niece Rowan indulging her taste for cash at the Sterling Renaissance Festival - unfortunately we missed the shot where she was shoving a $5 into her mouth.
ok, so i cheated slightly by starting off small. i made my first hat, a baby striped stocking cap. i gotta say, i need a little more practice using DPNs....you can definitely tell where the seam is. i am hoping that will kinda be hidden after blocking...
I don't care much for groups and MWK is the only group I belong to now, but today I joined The Sweater Workshop Yahoo group. For those of you who are working from this book, you might want to join. Jackie Fee is the moderator and offers advice and assistance.
I might add that I've had a couple of very pleasant emails with Ms. Fee and she is great!
So, if circular seamless knitting is for you, come right along and join up!
after Warren's glowing recommendation i ordered the Jacqueline Fee book and i just got it......excited about the process of working through it. i've been working on a hooded pullover sweater and decided to rip everything out. holding the back panel up....i was overcome by a tremendous dissatisfaction......the work so far was just sub par and only excuse i can lob is work has been a madhouse with 3 people off schedule for awhile so i've been providing coverage at the hospital above and far beyond my normal 80 hrs/week. when my feet hurt, i can't knit worth crap. i am finishing up one project almost on time. a dear friend has redecorated her bedroom and bath and wanted washcloths in a brilliant blaze orange colour but in a pattern that would satisfy her "Goth" and "DeathMetal" bent. so, 6 were done using the skull and crossbones pattern Jeff Shafer has posted here and 6 were more traditional. i thought of doing the remaining six using logos for bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Biohazard, and Christian Death but have been too tired/lazy/unmotivataed to fight with Excel to chart 'em. working the skull and crossbones was fun the first two times, but i contemplated falling on my size 35 bamboo needles for the last 4 times. no pattern is THAT fun, y'knowhutimean?
To all you guys who said I would love circular needles, Thank you!!
Well, just to give you all a small update. I've been using circular needles for my latest project the Jaqueleen Fee sweater and after a couple of false starts can I just say I love using them. In fact I love using them so much I've just orderd a set of Denise interchangable needles. Ive read a couple of reviews and people sem to like them.
Any of you guys out there used them? Would be interested on your views.
The sweater is coming on a treat by the way, Ive done maybe a third of it already and I am really please with the results. Will post a pic when Ive got a bit more to show you all.
Born again are ya?? Well let me tell you that I have been born again so many times my soul has stretch marks!
I'm going to finish up my clogs on the drive home to Texas. And no, not 'while' I'm driving!.... hey, I just might miss Arizona if I do that! not bad.
Keep up the good work.
Well, I've finished the second (or rather third) clog. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the outcome!
I made the clogs out of Rowan Magpie (a discontinued yarn which I purchased on eBay.)
I've had so much fun with this project that I bought yarn, needles and another copy of the pattern. I'm giving them to my partner's ex-wife as a birthday present today.
Felting is amazing (especially for us perfectionists - felting covers a multitude of mistakes!)
I've actually created 3 clogs. The first clog I made was the version with the bumper. I messed up on the second clog and didn't knit the bumper. This gave me an opportunity to try both styles. I decided that I didn't like the feel of the bumper version because I supinate (my foot actually rolls out when I walk.) As a result, the bumpers started to roll out as well. So, when I knit the third clog I knit it without the bumper.