Submitted by Elemmaciltur on Mon, 2007-03-05 03:54
Started: 19th February 2007
Finished: 04th March 2007
Yarn: Regia Nodic Colour 4-ply sock yarn, colour #5510 "Trondheim"
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1/#2 Addi Turbos (using MagicLoop method)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On
Submitted by kylewilliam on Sun, 2007-03-04 22:03
I have to tell you that Bishop's yarn in Chatsworth, CA is going to have a HUGE yarn sale this coming week - they have already put out the yarn and it's ready to go - they open on Tuesday at 10AM - I think they're selling all the "fun fur/funny/railroad, etc." yarn for $2 a ball - on Thursday the actual sale hits, and they'll be selling it all for $1 a ball!!!!) - I'll be there on Saturday to help out, but I did my pre-purchasing today while we set everything up - it's an amazing opportunity for those of us who like novelty yarns (even to bulk up our stashes) - for charity knitting, scarves, hats, baby things, whatever..
I can't guarantee the pricing of the sale, but I CAN guarantee if you like eyelash type yarn or fuzzy stuff, you'll be in HEAVEN!
if you're in the area, make sure you visit!
Submitted by Stephen450 on Sun, 2007-03-04 15:36
Here is a scarf I recently completed using Mario's pattern. The yarn is Lion Brand Homespun in Grape. I used size 15 needles and the whole scarf took only half a skein. I'm currently working on another one with the same type of yarn but the color is called Waterfall. The stitch patten and the color combination make the scarf look like a waterfall! Stay tuned for pics.
Submitted by Wonartist66 on Sun, 2007-03-04 04:00
Submitted by YarnGuy on Sun, 2007-03-04 01:14
Not too long ago, I saw an ad for knitting clamps in a magazine. I'm just finishing a sweater, and I hate using pins to keep pieces together while sewing. The advert showed these clamps were designed for holding knitted pieces together while assembling. After seeing the ad, I even visited the website, but didn't buy and forgot to bookmark, and I can't remember the name of the company. Google has been no help. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'd appreciate any tips.
Submitted by potterdc on Sat, 2007-03-03 14:08
Can you believe it? I'm fricking out of stash!!! Hours and hours of sitting around with the Best Beloved with his leg in a cast...catching up on our Netflix list...and only enough yarn for one project. I'm not sure how this came about. What self respecting knitting would let himself run out of stash? I feel like I should turn in my Knitter's ID card or something.
So my project this weekend is to create stash. I'm combing through eBay and trolling the net looking for good deals. I don't really have anything in mind, but I know I'd feel a lot better about the Best Beloved's expected six month recovery if I knew I could be knitting the entire time.
I'm open to suggestions: please guys, help me feed my addiction. I have a lot of time on my hands!
Jonathan in DC
Submitted by kylewilliam on Fri, 2007-03-02 11:25
does anyone know of a good baby sweater pattern (fair isle)that I might be able to use? I have looked online but I dont see anything exciting - the closest I got was some cardigan patterns using steeks (eek!)
I want to make a sweater for my new niece - she was just born - for a christmas gift this coming year - so I have enough time to work on it, and don't mind a complicated pattern -
just curious to see if anyone knew of any sites that had fair isle patterns that were cool - or of a good pattern somewhere that I could create my own fair isle pattern with - (some sort of formula that I could work with using graph paper to develop my fair isle patterns)
Submitted by Elemmaciltur on Fri, 2007-03-02 08:26
I finally caved in and ordered three hanks of sock yarn in the above colourways from the Wollmeise. In a way, this is kind of my own birthday present to myself, but I don't think I'll be getting it until Monday or so. I might be lucky that they might be in the mail right on my birthday on Saturday. *crosses fingers*
Have a great weekend!
(I'd have also posted this on Blogger, but their stupid bot thinks that my blog is a spam blog and locked it...now I have to wait until a real person at Blogger takes a look at my blog to verify that it's a real blog and unlock it for me. *shakes fists at Blogger*)
Submitted by kiwiknitter on Fri, 2007-03-02 01:23
I have just learned to knit Fair Isle and frankly, I'm addicted! I love it and wonder why I waited so long to give it a go.
I would like to purchase some books on Fair Isle knitting but I see that they are very dear on-line (none to be had here). I don't want to spend a lot of money on books I know nothing about, so I'm requesting recommendations - or warnings - about any FI books.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated!
Submitted by Lary on Thu, 2007-03-01 20:24
Gentlemen, I am taking a 2-day lace class (this Saturday and next) in Berkeley at the Lacis Museum. We will be knitting a mini-shetland shawl and it is suggested we bring a smooth yarn of either fingering or lace weight. For fingering weight they suggest needle size 3-6, for lace weight they suggest needle size 3-6. Can anyone make a suggestion (based on experience) about which I should choose-and the appropriate needle? While you're at it - wool? silk? alpaca? etc...