I have tried learning knitting a few times, and I just can't seem to "get it." I may not be knitting enough, but has only on here had to try to learn knitting multiple times before they "got it"? Hope to hear from you guys soon!
I've just begun to try to learn this method. Can anyone offer any comments about this type of knitting? Do you think it eliminates rowing out? I wonder if it has any benefits over combination knitting which I like.
Hey, all, it's been years since I've been on this site. What a lot of things have changed! I am still knitting, weaving, etc., etc. And I just had twin granddaughters. So, of course I had to knit the baby blankets for them. Here's a couple of photos - out ot the 100s I have. My wife crocheted the turban in the one photo...I'm not much of a crocheter - only do blanket borders.
Hey, guys! Been nearly 8 years since I've been on, and a lot has changed! But I have a serious question:
I'm finished with the body and one sleeve of a traditional Norwegian style sweater for my son. 100% baby alpaca, and it's turning out awesome... But I've hit a stumbling block. I want to do the traditional neckline with embroidery and a pewter frog, but I can't find a pattern for the cloth/embroidered portion.
I've seen a blog entry
My first real post.
I've started this Estonian scarf. The provisional cast on was interesting. I love utube to learn how to do these things left handed. So good.
Well this and the blue wool I'm Spining for a baby shawl should shut me up for a while. I'll try to put up pics as I go.
I have never made a shawl before, so I thought I'd give it a try. I decided to go with sock yarn because my 90-year-old mom is small in stature and I thought that the smaller stitching would look good on her. I did use size US8 needles, so the stitching isn't as tight, obviously, as it would be on a sock. I'll save that for another day or year! The yarn I am using is Stroll Fingering from Knit Picks, 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% nylon. The pattern calls for 435 yards, so I bough 2 balls of 50g/231yds.
I would be interested in organizing a Christmas scarf exchange if we could find at least 10 guys who were interested.
I have a friend who, because of serious infections resulting from heart bypass surgery in January that never healed, underwent leg amputation above the knee yesterday. He's 81 years old and he's a wonderful person. I thought I'd make him what is called a stump sock...yes it sounds crass, but he's okay with it. He won't ever have a prosthesis because of his age, overall health, and his f*cked up insurance company who dropped him, so now he is a ward of the State of Florida as a Medicaid patient.
Well I made this cardigan for my mum on my "new" Passap DM80 machine. It is not really new but secondhand. Passap machines haven't been made for over 20 years. I brought it off a old lady who no longer had the need for it.
Being a double bed machine it can do ribbing without any hand manipulation so quicker to knit. Also can do a lot of patterns. It also does k:k stitch which is knit stitch on both sides of garment ( no purl side).
Any men who knit in Columbia, SC or the surrounding area?