Submitted by brghtbear on Sat, 2007-02-24 21:40
I had an idea to knit a scarf that had stripes that ran the legnth of the scarf. I emailed Tom to ask if it were possible and he told me yes. He gave me a link to a project but it looked crocheted. So I kept searching and found something (can't remember the link) that confirmed what Tom said about knitting the scarf side ways. Then I found this scarf at Yarn Harlot and I knew I could do something.
Submitted by OKknitguy on Sat, 2007-02-24 19:00
Ok, I've kinda been gone for like forever. Been way too busy at work. Anyway, I"m mastering socks. Trouble with tension at first, I was much too loose, but now I have my tension problems solved. Also, learned toe up and I love it. I couldn't figure out the short row heel that stickywarp talked about till I had someone help me at the LYS, but after I got it done, its not bad at all. I have two toe up socks going. I did the short row heel on the 2nd today and I breezed thru it. Once you get the hang of it, you really don't even need to look at the patter again. I'm doing them on magic loop. While at the yarn store, I pulled on my one needle, and accidently pulled on the wrong one and pulled it out of all my loops. I screamed! Everyone was laughing hysterically and they took a picture of me. I don't look like my current picture. I have grown my hair out for the winter and I kinad look like a cross between Mike Brady and Willie Wonka. Margaret said she's send me a copy of me in distress and if so, I"ll post it on the page. Anyway, I haven't been abducted by aliens or anything, just really busy. That's all for now. Happy knitting!
Submitted by Stephen450 on Sat, 2007-02-24 14:36
I'm teaching myself to cable. This is a free Lion Brand pattern and I've found that the cable hook is difficult for my big fingers. I'm having better luck with the V-shaped cable needle. What does everyone else use?
Submitted by gaynnyc on Sat, 2007-02-24 11:10
Hi all, here's a little update from my Lace Project. It's slow going but I'm liking the results. I'll either be totally bald or completely gray haired by the time it's finished.
Submitted by Seamus OBrein on Sat, 2007-02-24 10:16
when the soldier returns from the wars, even though he has white hair, he very soon finds a young wife. but a woman has only one summer; if she does not make hay while the sun shines, no one will afterwards have anything to say to her, and she spends her days consulting oracles that never send her a husband.
Submitted by NizateCO on Thu, 2007-02-22 22:53
As I had stated before, I had so many ideas going thru my head that I couldn't focus on one project and see it through. So... I pulled myself together and started on a beanie, because that is what I had initially wanted to make.
I started it on Saturday evening and was flying thru it and then I just started making stupid mistakes cause I wasn't paying attention to the pattern. I tore it apart and started over... I ended up doing this 3 times, just because I wasn't paying attention...
Then I finally get it right and everything and I get to the point here I start to decrease at the top and it just doesn't work. The decreases are not lining up and it's just didn't work...
It should have only taken me 2 evenings to finish this beanie. It's just a simple, nothing but knitting, beanie. Needless to say that frustration is setting in and I tore it up and put it aside for a while. I don't know what went wrong this last time because the whole thing was great till the decreases and I fallowed the pattern to the T.
So... I am moving on from that beanie to another on that I found on knitty.com. It's a very simply beanie and I hope I can make this one work.
Wish me luck.
Submitted by MMario on Thu, 2007-02-22 16:26
okay - the airport is in Tampa - I'm staying in clearwater and my Dad's b-day party is in North Redington beach - but that's probably more information then anyone wants to know.
So I most likely won't be around MWK until monday or tuesday.
Submitted by Chris Vandenburg on Thu, 2007-02-22 10:27
Or to be truthful we got a 30 year mortgage. (Chris, knock it off with the buyers remorse thing)
Yep, "Whatever Deity" willing and the creek don't rise, Jeff and I should be moving in about this time next month. Trust me, I need that month to pack and throw the last 7 years up and away, but we are both excited as heck about it all and Jeffy has the place completely remodeled already; blueprints included! He had better get used to looking at those for quite awhile.
The only drawback is that I have to deal with that black hole of a spare bedroom of mine and worse yet face all my deepest fears again....... all my UFO's!
Best to y'all,
Submitted by Tallguy on Thu, 2007-02-22 02:06
--- and on it goes. The Eternal Great Schism!
Submitted by RainCityRick on Wed, 2007-02-21 10:05
I just read about an organization in Philadelphia called Interim House. It's a 6-month residential program for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. They started a knitting and crocheting program in 2004. You can check out some of their handiwork here:
Looks like they could use any yarn donations - even odds and ends.
I've contacted them to get an address for donations. I'll post it here once I receive it.