Valuable lesson learned

Today is a day to feel good about myself. The way we all feel when we weave in that last tail of the last stich of a project. In this case it was my mother's socks, originally intended to be given to her for Mothers Day, but things happend.

I always try to keep two projects going in knitting at one time. A big one and a little one like socks, but I am now at the odd point. I have nothing to knit.

Today I asked my wife if there was anything she wanted me to work on for her. Something she may like for the summer before I start up on all the winter sweaters again. I sat her down in fron of the PC and flipped open a few bookmarks of nice patterns in my browser and stopped at the top one... Knitty...

Annie Modesitt Knitting Retreat

June 17 - 19, 2005, in Stratford, CT , Connecticut Knits :Spring Retreat will host Annie Modesitt, author of "Confessions of a Knitting Heretic" for a wonderful weekend of instruction, knitting, sharing, relaxation, inspiration, and fun. This retreat location is conveniently located near the Stratford train station for those of you who would rather knit as you travel instead of drive. For information on this and the upcoming fall retreats you can email us at info@fabricofliferetreats.com. or check out our web site at www.fabricofliferetreats.com .

malckwan's picture

Mind the HTML

Please don't use HTML tags if you don't know how to implement them properly or fix quirks that arise from using apps like M$ f'ing Word to generate sub-standard code.

Penitent Knitters

Bring your knitting, share your creative process, drink some coffee. We won't meet on June 5th as The Yarn Harlot will be coming to Rosie's Yarn Cellar to give a reading and signing. Check rosiesyarncellar.com for details.

rbthntschl's picture

Oh my god, I get a blog?

Greetings from South Miami, not South Beach.

Please bear with me as this is my first foray into blogging.  I've heard about these things but never thought I'd actually be doing one.  First, a little of an introduction.   I'm Bob, originally from the Philadelphia area.  I lived in Jersey City for 11 years before moving to Florida in 1998.  I'm just shy of 40 years old but I'm told I look much younger.  I started knitting in December, 2003.  I had originally planned to re-relearn crochet but the knitting store never had enough interest in the class.  I still have the washcloth that was my first ever project.  It makes a great coaster on the computer station.  Since then, I have completed 3 other washcloths(2 knit, 1 crochet), 2 scarves, a pair of baby booties and 2 pairs of kids socks.  The socks ended up in an orphanage in Russia that my knit shop supports.  The rest were gifts.   What I'm working on now is:

Craig's picture

Starting at the top

Hi guys was just wondering if any of you had ever tried The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater.

Have started knitting a jacket using these instructions and so far so good.

So if anyone has tried this let me know what results you have had.

Craig.

Penitent Knitters

Bring your knitting and your creativity. Drink some coffee. Sit around and relax.

malckwan's picture

My first Pattern... a HAT!

After getting the hang of knitting in the round and doing simple decreases, I thought I'd experiment with making my own hat pattern.

I saw the basket weave/checkerboard pattern on a scarf at Article Pract and decided to adapt it to a hat.

Hope the directions make sense... feel free to email me for clarification.

Cast on an even multiple of 10 sts (eg. 80) on a set of round needles.

Start knitting in the round with a 2 x 2 rib (K2, P2, repeat).

Once you have about 2" of rib, work one round of knits.

Pattern:

R1: * K5, P5. Repeat from * till end of row. Make sure you mark the beginning of the row with a stitch marker.

Penitent Knitters

Weekly knitting circle. Bring your knitting, share your creativity and drink some coffee.

venneman's picture

podcast for knitting

Okay, so I've been checking out teh whole iPodding thing, and I found a podcast for knitting. I'll post a link below. I haven't listened to one yet, but I'm curious... if anyone here downloads it and listens to it, please put up a review.

Here's the link: http://www.knitcast.com/ 

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