Just finished this scarf in time for a good friend who is leaving where I work. It is in Rowan Big Wool Tuft. Really hope she likes it. It knits up incredibly fast on 20mm needles - great for a quick fix if you knit slowly like I do.
I am now the proud owner of some Opal self patterning wool, some scary double pointed needles and cold toes. I know there are some master sock knitters lurking on this site and I am hoping you can point me in the right direction of some websites that will ease me gently into how to knit socks.
Also are double pointed needles they way to go or should I be investing in some circular needles?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
I would just like to send my sympathies to those that loved and lost as a result of the dreadful events 5 years ago today. I will personally be taking time out to sit and remember all those affected by the attack on Twin Towers. You will all be in my thoughts.
As promised, a picture of my first jumper. It's not as impressive as the beautiful socks and shawls on this site, so please forgive me, but so far it's the most adventurous thing I've tackled. I did struggle evenly picking up the neck but it will be better the next time I promise. I am hoping Feed the Children, which is the charity I have knitted it for, like it and that it brightens up the life of one of the abandoned/orphaned children they are trying to help. The colours aren't subtle but they did ask for them to be bright and cheerful so it serves them right!
I have been looking for something a little more challenging to try other than scarves and thought a kids jumper would be ideal. My nephews are at the age where unless it has a designer name plastered across the front of everything they won't wear it, so I was looking for a more welcoming recipient. I came across a website for charity called Feed the Children. They explained that they are looking for donations of hand knitted jumpers, blankets etc that they can send to orphaned and abandoned children in the third world and developing countries. The stories of the te
Counting down the days until I'm off to Vegas. As much as I'm planning on Margaritas, gambling and eating enough to last me a month, I can't help wondering whether there's wool in the middle of a desert? Although I'm not planning on travelling out of Vegas much, if there is something unmissable nearby then ofcourse I could be tempted. If anyone knows of any stores in the area, I'd appreciate hearing about them. How much wool can you get in a suitcase?!!!
After blindly stumbling through what seems like a million internet sites and following link aftre link (generally to not a lot) I find myself at menwhoknit.com I suddenly feel like I've found home and it full of people as nuts about knitting as me. I am hoping that my blog proves interesting reading as I develope skills and move onto things more adventurous than scarves. Is there such a thing as a plain and simple jumper for the brave new knitter?