Bear's picture

aluminum vs bamboo

What is your preference.  When i first started, I bought  all aluminum needles from 1 to 10.  It is what walmart carried. I hear that the bamboo is the prefered needle of choice.  What is better about the bamboo over the aluminum?

vt_shua's picture

Felted Mittens

 

 

I finished a pair of felted mittens last week and gave them away to a friend on her birthday. The pattern is in the latest Knit It! magazine - though I used Lamb's Pride instead of Lion Wool (perhaps I just identify with lambs more than lions?) They were very simple to make and even fit man-sized hands!

Purling Our Guts Out: http://purlguts.blogspot.com/

Jordan's picture

Striped Hat

This is my first hat.  It's made from sport-weight alpaca on 2.5mm (US #1) needles.  The pattern (and yarn) is from Blue Sky Alpacas. 

I had a good time with this project, and started keeping a notebook of gauges and things I've learned while knitting.  Top on the list for this, my first wearable project: even if you get the gauge right and follow the pattern, that doesn't mean it's going to fit!  I'm not sure felting is an option--the green might bleed into the white.  Luckily, I can roll the bottom up (as in the pic) to get a better fit.  

herbie's picture

Sweater in grey

Make in rib and a roulan edge alround - and ralangsleves

Embarassed

Bear's picture

What are the drop 85 patterns?

What are these patterns and where can i link too it.  I tried a google searcha and it only refered to this site.

Bear's picture

Socks soar on two circuolar needles

I went to a local yarn and knitting supply shop and found this book.  It is called Socks soar on two circular needles..   by  Cat Bordi'

I bought the book,  the needles are a problem.  they were sold out of the size 1 , 2, 3   24"  Addi turbo needles i was wanting.  Can order them on internet, so not that big a deal.   I bought some sock yarn.  cant wait to do my first pair of socks....I allso believe in the sharing of information.  Any of you that knit socks would be interested in the book.  I could scan and make a file  to send to you, or copy on copy machine and mail it to you.  I feel we need to help eachother grow in this fasinating hobby.

Darrel's picture

Men Who Knit Email Accounts

Men Who Knit has been accepted into Google's Gmail for Sites program!  This means our members can get <user>@menwhoknit.com email addresses.

Your menwhoknit.com email address can be accessed via the splendid Gmail web interface, which also integrates chat abilities, or through your favorite POP-enabled email client such as Outlook or Thunderbird.

I have to add each address manually, so if you'd like to get an email address, send me an email at darrel@menwhoknit.com with the following information:

Bear's picture

yarn search

in search of a good yarn.  priced right.  What is everyone else using.?

Men's Knitting -- Portland, OR

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For all you men here in the Portland area, this is just a reminder that there's Men's Knitting at Mabel's on SE Division from 7-9 every Thursday night!

Location:
Mabel's Knittery

kiwiknitter's picture

ID Tags for Circular Needles

There have been discussions here in the past about methods of storing circular needles.  One of the challenges I find is how to label the sizes so that it's easy to get my hands on the correct size without a lot of hassle. 

I just puchased these little plastic tags from patternworks.com.  The tags fit onto the cable and are labeled in both US and metric.  They slip snugly onto the cable and slide back and forth so in reality one wouldn't need to remove the tag when knitting.  They do not have the needle length on them but that won't be a bother.

They come in 2 different sizes, from 0 - 6 and 7 - 35 US.  The only needles I couldn't tag are the 00 and 000.  Be aware that there are several tags for each size.  I didn't know this and over-ordered.  Not to worry as I'll send the extras to my best friend for his circulars.

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