Women Who Knit

MWK's sister site is born! Same great features, such as blogs, message forums, and image galleries, but just for the ladies.

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No gender biases here, thanks!

As I continued to read the book "At Knit's End", I found an entry that I have to share with everyone here at MWK:

 My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.                              -Indira Ghandhi

I was teaching a children's knitting class in the rear of a toy shop.  Halfway through class a little boy shopping with his mother wandered over and approached an 11-year-old boy happily and expertly knitting a potholder.  "Hey!" he laughed, "boys don't knit!"  "Clearly," said the manly young knitter, "they do."

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Why's it called "frogging"?

I've been curious lately to know why the term "frogging" is used for the painful process of ripping back hours - if not days - of work.  No one I asked knew the answer and then last evening when I was reading "At Knit's End" I came across the following.

Frogging: the act of taking the knitting off the needles and pulling the working yarn to undo the stitches.  This is done to unravel knitting completely or to pull the work out to a point before an error, when the knitting is replaced on needles.  It is called "frogging" because you "rip-it, rip-it."

oops!

sorry about the faulty link in the entry below.

to see more pictures of the shawl - go here:

brooklyntweed.blogspot.com.

Hope you enjoy! 

Ene's Scarf

Hey Guys! Wanted to show you some photos of my most recent project.  Its a lace shawl based off of traditional Estonian Lace patterns by Nancy Bush.

I used a laceweight silk/wool blend, and i couldn't be happier with the end product. 

 

Ene's Scarf

  for the full update, check out my blog.  more pictures and an in-depth breakdown can be found there.

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My First Jumper

I have been looking for something a little more challenging to try other than scarves and thought a kids jumper would be ideal.  My nephews are at the age where unless it has a designer name plastered across the front of everything they won't wear it, so I was looking for a more welcoming recipient.  I came across a website for charity called Feed the Children.  They explained that they are looking for donations of hand knitted jumpers, blankets etc that they can send to orphaned and abandoned children in the third world and developing countries.  The stories of the te

My first sock

Hey guys. Just wanted to show you all a pic of my first sock. I know its probably not up to the standard as the rest of you fantastic knitters but just had to share my excitement with you all. Smile

Joining yarn

I have been knitting for a little over a year now and am working my second sweater and have ventured into mittens, socks, and a few other projects.  I never feel comfortable joining yarn.  I currently use the Russian join method of adding yarn found on 'Knittinghelp.com" but have never felt totally comfortable.  What is the best method of adding on?

 Thanks for any advice.

Luke 

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Help with carrying yarn up the side.

Hey Guys,

Exactly how is this accomplished and after I finish the project then what? 

Addicted to String

This is my first post here.

I'm a long time knitter who took up spinning about 6 or 7 years ago. 

I currently am working on two sweaters and a pair of socks. I always have a pair of socks on the needles, they are my take along project -- I don't need a pattern and handknit socks are always nice to have. The current pair are multicolored, hand-dyed merino tencel blend. They look gorgeous and feel nice, but I won't be knitting any more socks with this yarn as it just doesn't have enough give. It's very inelastic and I like my socks to be a bit more stretchy and cushy than this.

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