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AussieBen's picture

I need to Get some Yard Spun. Any Idea Where?

i need to get some raw yarn spun in to knittable wool. does anyone know where i can do this in san francisco? I need a man with a wheel... or woman :) Please email me at ben@jobseeker.com

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KilgoreTrout's picture

Searching for a "Man Bag"pattern

I really want to make a bag for myself, but all the patterns I find are very "girlie" or old lady style.  Of course I love to make cute bags for my girlfriends, but does anyone know of any patterns for more, ehhh, "manly" looking bags?

Knitting Wiki?

First off, for those of you who don't know what a wiki is, start off here, and then keep in mind that that site you're reading? It's probably one of the most successful wiki's around. In short, a wiki is a website that's open and editable by anyone (or, at minimum, any member) of the website. Think of it as a giant group blog.

Anyway, in short, what I'm looking for is a wiki that could active as a living repository of all things knitting: Techniques, tips and tricks, stitch patterns, information about materials, different knitting styles, etc, etc. Basically, a free, live, open knitting book that could be edited and contributed to by any member of the site, where we could all deposit the various knitting tidbits we've collected.

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venneman's picture

Can't wait to really leaern this

I literally picked up my knitting needles for the first time last night... I had signed up for a beginner's class, had to reschedule, and the rescheduled class was cancelled (I was never on the list, so they didn't have enough people). Out of sheer frustration, I went to the bookstore & picked up knitting for idiots. I also visited several websites & found some great little video clips that have at least gotten me started. I've knitted a few rows, unraveled, and started again several times. This is fun, and I can't wait until I stop screwing up!

Knipper's picture

We buy the yarn one year; finish the project years later

Back in March 2001, while on a business trip to England, I purchased enough Blue Face Leicester yarn (color Sienna, Aran weight) to make a sweater.  Found this store in York (a city that is a delight to visit) at the top of the Shambles.  During that year I played around with swatches but not making a firm decision on how to proceed with it.   

Finally, in autumn 2004 I began knitting the sweater designing an exaggerated rib of K4P2.  (4 stitches = 1 inch on size 8 needles)Completed the front and back and joined them using the three needle bind off concept.  Picked up the neck on 16" circulars and size 6.  Decided on a turtleneck using the Elizabeth Zimmermann suggestion of knitting the neck until I was sick of it.  About 4 1/2 inches in to is did not like the way the neck was looking, so I put it down and worked on other projects.  Three weeks ago, I picked it back up, ribbed the neck out and restarted it.  Wanted a turtleneck that would have a bit of a roll to it and a compliment of the rib motif.  I just kept purling (so that when it would roll, the stockinette side would show) and put the opposite of the ribbing at the front center stitches.  Made it 6 inches long and then bound off.  Quickly did both sleeves (they come out even) for this drop shoulder design and sewed it all up.  Even got a few days of wear out of it over the chilly weekend.  The fiber is very soft and warm and I am pleased with this undertaking, particularly the neck line , which I am often critical of on my sweater projects. 

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hizKNITS's picture

red sweaters

If you want to be part of some activism and art via knitting, read on. Forwarded from a friend:

Nina Rosenberg shaped the electrons to say:

i'm making an art installation, and i'm enlisting the help of every knitter i know! ... can you please ask the knitters you know to participate? we're going to knit over 1500 small sweaters and hang them in a tree. you can find out all about it at www.redsweaters.org

lemme know if you're into it. i'm hoping you'll tell all your knitting friends about the project :)

thanks!@#!
-nina

I personally don't know Nina, but plan on contributing a few sweaters.

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