It's been a long time away. Currently a potter who knits on the side. Yes, yarn bowls and things to store needles and notions. The things on my needles: Finishing a sweater for my mom. Finishing a Scarf made of tiny crocheted skulls (It just needs to be sewn together), and one of my favorite sweaters that needs retailoring and repair.
My mom knitted all the time when we kids were young, and one winter we nagged her to teach us. My brothers and I knitted for years, I have done some as an adult but it's been a long time. I have a nephew in his mid-20's who was diagnosed with schizophrenia some years ago. He lives in a small town where there is little for him to do. He's under county guardianship and on meds but occasionally gets into trouble if he has a few beers (starts obsessing, panic attacks, delusions, ends up in hospital).
Just joined, wanted to say hey and thanks for the site. Im about to take a knitting class to learn how to knit, wish me luck!
Hi everyone -
I hope you have all had a lovely Holiday Season [whichever tradition you celebrate] and have a Blessed New Year. I've received many lovely gifts - many of them fiber related - and hope you have as well.
Now - the question...
What (or Who) inspired you to learn the great art/craft of knitting?
Hello, gentlemen. I'm wondering if anyone out there is in the San Diego area. I'd love to have some other guys to knit with.
Well almost completed the 6 year old jumper in blue. Twin to the 3 year I did a few months ago. Took 3 skeins of wool to knit. Machine washable 4 ply wool. (http://skeinyarn.com)
Comparing the size difference between the two jumpers.
I'm trying to find out if any knitters in Chicago, IL would like to start a group for men who knit. There was one several years ago, but it was not well attended and eventually disbanded.
Luckily, I barely made the deadline on this pair of socks, finishing the last of the weaving in ends by 9:00 PM local time.
The few times that I have used washable wool, I have found the garment would sag. Can any of you recommend a good one.
Hey guys been gone awhile, decided to get back. Had vacation in NYC this past week!. Had a great time! Did get to a knitting shop on East 77th Street called "Knitting City" great place. People there very friendly. Picked up a few skeins of yarn.(like I needed more)
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.