Ok guys... I've got a problem that, frankly, I don't know what to do to fix. Whenever I go from a knit stitch to a purl stitch, that knit stitch always seems to be loose and misshapen and there tends to be a gap between the two. Now, the gap isn't a huge issue for me because the "rib" (so to speak) generally hides that. But the loose knit stitches are the bane of my knitting at the moment. I've tried tightening them 10 ways from Sunday and I still can't get them even. I don't know if it's something weird like the angle I purl at, but it's always when I go from knits to purls. Here's a picture. Any ideas?
I know there are several Men Who Knit in the NYC area and I bet there will be more coming into town for Gay Pride, as I will be doing. Is there any interest in getting together for coffee (or cocktails) and knitting one evening? I'd welcome a chance to meet others in person and discuss / show off our latest creations. If there is no interest in a formal event, I'll be in town from Friday thru Monday and I'm always looking to meet new people.
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i find that every so often i go through phases of knitting. i am currently in a lace garment phase, squinting over yo's and psso's. its been fun figuring out new patterns and creating my own, only to have to pull it out and go back....ahh perfection.
now i have a question. how do you guys feel about ripping out your work to fix a mistake? i mean, i know if its a big mistake its worth it....to some people. i personally need to take out the work if its big. even sometimes if its small. it helps us to become better knitters, i think. learning how to fix boo boos allows us to become extraordin-hairy knitters.
Made this while driving from Dallas to Plano last night. Wanted to send it to a friend in the military, but it is the wrong color scheme and it's kinda hot over there.
Hey guys! Wanted to share a recent creation: I knit this for my new sister-in-law. The wedding was this weekend, and she loved it. Its knit with a lace weight cashmere/wool/alpaca blend, held double to produce a DK weight.
It was a great project and she loved it. More on the blog: brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
Keep it up.
I recently joined this group and am very excited. I have been knitting for too many years to admit to!
For the most part, I have been knitting for others. Last year, I spent most of my time knitting for different charities that supported premature newborns. For these different charities, I have knitted sweaters, hats, mittens, and booties. I have found that children's clothes are much more fun to work on. You really aren't limited by color or design, and, the best part, the projects work up quickly - before you get board with them!
The charity that I have been knitting for this year is The Ships Project. (www.theshipsproject.com) This project was started in October, 2001. What ever our feelings about the war and our participation, I feel we have to support our troops, who don't have the choice to not participate. The Ships Project sends hand made hats, and slippers to the troops. These can be either knitted or crocheted. To date, the project has sent approximately 200,000 items to the troops. Many of the service men write back to the Project founder and express their gratitude that people at home haven't forgotten them.
I wore my rainbow colored cadet cap to Gay Days at Disney yesterday. Had a great time and got several nice compliments from people there including a few who asked where they could get one. One person on the bus that our church chartered offered to steal it, but I reminided him that stealing is a sin and offered to make him one.
All in all a great day and had a fun time wearing my new creation.
With tourist season now upon us on our SUNNY island (sorry, Chunk!), I haven't had the time to get the knitting and needles done as I would like. But, they are coming along slowly.
The blue/orange scarf is knitting up much better than I expected. I have to finish by next weekend so I can take it to the fiber guild meeting. This will be the last meeting for couple of months. Like alot of groups, we suspend the meetings during the summer tourist season.
I've noticed the recent postings which express an interest in spinning. Last month I was in Ashford and visited the Ashford spinning wheel store to check on wools. While there I visited their museum and took some photos. If anyone would like to see the photos, please send me a pm and I'll do my best to email them to you.