kiwiknitter's picture

Soft Wool Holder

I just won this yarn holder on ebay (this photo is from the listing) for my son who loves cats and is just learning to knit.  I bought another in a different pattern for my partner's birthday (he crochets) and I'm using it until I can find some for me.  I like these so much better than the hard plastic and cardboard types.  This sort I can squish up and stuff into my knitting bag when I'm out and about with a project.  The holder is about 6" tall and 4" in diameter with a zippered top and a hole for the wool.

For those who've not used a wool holder, they are nice because they keep the ball under control.  When the ball is almost used up and is lightweight, the holder keeps it weighted down so the wool isn't bouncing around.  I think they're very practical.

Darrel's picture

My Very Own Scarf

When winter set in, I realized I'd given away nearly everything I'd ever knit before. I was going out of town for a wedding and decided I'd knit myself a scarf on the plane. Long and thin, it makes for a nice double-wrap and keeps me very warm. I was too excited to sleep the night before the fight, so I kept the pattern simple...

kiwiknitter's picture

Boys Don't Knit!

This is a cute story about a young boy and a man knitter who comes to his rescue and saves the day!  I bought it for our 11 year old son who is learning to knit.  The book, last printed in 1990, is a simple story but has a nice way of demolishing the myth that men can't and don't knit.

If you don't have a younster who might benefit from this story, may I suggest that you purchase a copy and donate it to your local primary school library?  Every effort, no matter how small, that we make to bring men back to knitting will be beneficial.

turkish socks

Has anyone got a pattern for turkish socks on two needles.

I am interested in how to do the heel

Thanks

Renny

Darrel's picture

Knitting Mats

Knitting with old VCR and cassette tape was not enough. Now, I want to knit with rope or twine and make a floor mat. I was thinking about using some sort of thick-ish woodsy twine from the hardware store, but realized the texture might seriously injure my fingers while knitting.

All the mat patterns I've seen are for bathrooms and use cotton. Jute and other natural fiber floor mats are my inspiration, though. I'd like something with a little stiffness to it, which is why a thin rope made of small individual fibers would be good — flexible, but without compressing too much.

Would a pair of sleek, black Isotoner gloves keep my fingers from turning to bloody nubs? Should I just learn to weave?

kiwiknitter's picture

Theme Settings

Maybe I have just a little too much time on my hands... Today, I was messing around the MWK site, familiarizing myself with it when I decided to change the theme settings from the default that came up when I first signed-on.  I changed to the bluemarine setting and what a difference in the feel of this site!  It is more compact now with less use of the mouse going back and forth across the page.  When a member posts, his photo is attached automatically.  This particular option really has increased my enjoyment of the site.

If you're like me and are always getting lost on any internet site of more than one page, here are the directions:

Sock

Socks in Regia Wool

hizKNITS's picture

miss-taken identity

I was finally able to view MenKnit, the second issue. For whatever reason, my Mac at home doesn't see some of the fonts. That's why I'm thankful for my office and this here computer...

12.26.05

One thing was surprising... the photo of Mark (of MarQ1) looks a lot like me (of hizknits.com).

Mark, I'm so sorry they put that photo there. While, I often shave my head, currently, I'm much hair-ier.

ChrisN15720's picture

braided cable hat

first hat of my own design. the cables are different sizes, though it doesn't show too well in the picture. i'm not sure if i like the color combination, what do ya'll think? a friend asked for the pattern (martin webster, to be exact), so i wrote it out. if anyone would like the pattern feel free to ask. i'd be happy for anyone to use it.  i dunno if anyone would want to make it or wear it... but it's here just in case, haha. oh, and thanks to martin for giving me the courage to even post it!

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traveling with knitting supplies

hi everyone!

i'll be flying back to college soon and i was wondering if any of you had a negative experience trying to get though airport security with knitting needles. i've flown with wooden needles before, but i'm working on a project with addi turbos and i'm not sure if i could get through security with them....i don't want them to be taken away! i know a few friends of mine have had their needles taken away. i'm afraid that if security does find them they won't believe that i knit and will assume that i plan on poking someone to death.....i dunno. am i just being paranoid?<

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