Darrel's picture

New Yarn! Yay!

I just received an order from Knitpicks containing 4 balls of super-soft Suri Dream yarn. It's 74% Suri Alpaca, 22% wool, and 4% nylon and I love it!

It's so soft and fuzzy and the colors I chose are great. The best part, though, is the price – 143 yards for $5 and they have a non-hand-dyed version for only $4 a ball.

Sewing Rib Edge to Rib Edge

I'm finishing up a project that calls for me to sew a separate 1x1 rib piece to another piece that was started in a 1x1 rib. So I basically need to sew a 1x1 rib edge to another 1x1 rib edge.

I am in essence adding 2 shoulder straps to make a high-waisted (basically sitting at the top of the chest) "overalls". The garment is for a baby so I want to use the smoothest finishing technique. I've never sewn a rib to a rib. I searched the web and read some of my technique books but can't find any explanations on the best way to sew the pieces together.

Any help and/or links to illustration how tos would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks...Keith

Weeks almost Over

Well this week is almost over and I am gald... It has been a crappy week... I feel that I work with stupid people. Any way I do not need to be bitching about work to you guys so I will stop.
So I did not have as much of a product time weekend as I planned.. I ended up doing things with my wife... But I did get a total of around 3 hours knitting in the whole weekend. Which is more then I have done all week. I have been to tired to knit most nights.

However I have a feeling things will be getting better which is a good thing. I really miss knitting.

later

kiwiknitter's picture

Steek Question

I am currently working on a jumper for which I intend to steek the arm holes. I would appreciate hearing from any members of MWK who have done armhole steeks. My question is: how many stitches did you allow for the sleeve hole? The reference sources I can find give a range from 1 to 6 stitches.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

GrammarCop's picture

Knit one, fly too

I'm sure this topic has been covered to death, but can we humor a newbie? I have to fly to Phoenix this weekend to attend a funeral. I'd like to take along the scarf I'm working on, and I've already checked the TSA site to note that knitting needles and crochet hooks are acceptable carry-ons. I note, too, that pointy scissors with blades of less than 4 inches are apparently allowable.

So I should be in the clear, right? I'll have to check my tapestry needles and long scissors, but I'm assuming I won't have a problem carrying a few balls of yarn, a couple of circular needles, a yarn gauge, some short scissors and a crochet hook in my knitting bag.

OKknitguy's picture

need tips on felting

I must be doing someting wrong. Felted purses seem to do ok. When I felted my first pair of clogs, they were wrinkly, didnt' felt up nice and smooth at all like the pictures you guys have on here. I have a front loader. I'm just not happy with how it felts. I'm gonna have to find a top loader, take things out often, stretch, etc. I usually felt with jeans and tennis shoes. Any other tips on how to felt the clogs? I'm a very loose knitter. I know that's kinda strange for a newbie, but I'm very loose. I dont' know if thats good or bad. I am also a continental knitter. I think that's one reason I'm so loose. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated.

Darrel's picture

Site Upgrade

Greetings everyone!

Most of the site has been upgraded. I'm aware of some issues, but I encourage y'all to use the site normally and report back any problems by replying to this post.

Thanks for being patient while I work the kinks out!

knit1prall2's picture

Glad to be among Men Who Knit

It's just the beginning


Well, here I sit trying to think of what to write about in my blog.

I have been knitting for a few years now. It all started as a young boy when my mother first showed me how to cast on to a needle and how to knit and purl. Well, I was thrilled. I created a holy mess of a something, but boy was I proud. After that I put down my needles for a number of years; only to have a very good friend suggest I take up knitting while I was going through my divorce. She gave me a project of knitting a toddler cardigan for my grandson. Now folks, remember I hadn't knitted for years. Well believe it or not I finished this cardigan with buttons and pockets. It was beautiful. Now I was really hooked and started knitting my next sweater. 

Kerry's picture

Lace

This is a piece of lace I'm working on. It is a design by Sharon Miller in 'Heirloom Knitting' and the yarn is handpainted merino laceweight by Margaret Stove, the New Zealand lace guru.

kiwiknitter's picture

Seamless Jumper with Modified Boat Collar

I just finished this seamless jumper this morning.  It's made from the E. Zimmermann formula as found in "The Sweater Workshop" but I chose the pattern and "designed" the collar myself.  The colour is a beautiful aquamarine and tweed which may or may not show well on your screen.  The wool is 8 ply and I used a 4 mm needle.  I was very gratified to discover at the end of it all that my gauge and the measurements were spot-on.  I did a simple "horizontal dash" pattern which I thought went well with the colour.  I wanted to do something different with the collar; I thought that it should somehow be horizontal rather than vertical.   I made the boat neck and then knitted a few rows of garter stitch.  Then, I finished it off with a 2 stitch I-cord.  I'd never done that before and if you've not yet tried binding-off with an I-cord, do give it a go as the finished result is absolutely stunning.  It took me 3 weeks to knit this which proves that circular knitting is so much faster than flat work.

Syndicate content