Submitted by RareSteek on Mon, 2013-04-22 10:19
I enjoy the challenge of knitting lace. I much much prefer to do it from charts. I find written instruction not to be my thing. I also love many of the lace patterns collected by Barabara Walker, especially in her first two collections. Does anyone know if there is a collection of these patterns that have been charted -- a book, a site, a group, a DVD?
Submitted by RareSteek on Fri, 2012-06-08 09:08
Hi Guys. I have just been dipping into June Hiatt's exhaustive (and exhausting) tome "The Principles of Knitting" and in a section where she is talking about picking up stitches she mentions a 'cro-needle'. I had never heard of such a thing before and I looked it up. It seemed like such an obvious and brilliant idea that I immediately wanted one (some?). Any of you folks got one? I am not sure where to get them. Addi seems to have a set of 'clicks' but I am thinking you also need to buy the addi needle set to have the knitting needle part for the other end.
Submitted by RareSteek on Fri, 2010-06-18 16:59
Hi guys. I am finishing up a lace shawl and am wondering what is the best, 'stretchy' cast off method.
Submitted by RareSteek on Thu, 2009-11-12 07:51
Hi guys. I am showing a fairly new knitter how to do a scarf 'sideways' in order to show off a couple of great homespun yarns he has.
Submitted by RareSteek on Sat, 2009-07-04 16:13
Hello guys. I have a stash of a worsted weight “Hempwol : hemp for knitting”. Does anyone have any experience with this yarn, or with hemp in general?
Submitted by RareSteek on Fri, 2008-12-26 15:30
Having a nice quiet Boxing Day, although we did take a short trip to our LYS and I spent almost $300 bucks on yarn. Nice stuff on sale.
Submitted by RareSteek on Sun, 2008-11-02 12:29
OK guys, here's the thing. I am working on the Ontario Handweaver's and Spinner's Guild certificate in spinning over the next 6 years.
Submitted by RareSteek on Fri, 2008-09-12 10:01
You guys might think I am mad, but there is a thrill for me in turning a sock heel.
Submitted by RareSteek on Mon, 2008-09-08 13:06
I live in the Niagara Region of Ontario, quite close to where the "Shaw Festival", a large theatre festival is located.
Submitted by RareSteek on Thu, 2008-06-05 11:42
OK guys. I have recently finished my first lace scarf. It turned out well, in a fairly simple pattern, about 6.5 inches wide and 60" long. I did it in a fingering weight 100% camel yarn.