Submitted by Crafty Andy on Tue, 2006-11-14 22:55
I am getting ahead in my double pointed needles, and I am half way done with another hat in reds and greens in a circular needles. The pattern is very funky and the material is very nice. 100% merino wool Aurora 8 from Karabella.
I also got some new yarn for socks today from Smiley yarns, lots of great colors and nice textures with different kinds of wool blends. I am attemping to do some knited socks later on, here is a picture of my crochet socks.
I am very excited because I think I got back my kniting groove again. Woohoo! I am working on many projects, but it keeps my neuropathy away of I take turns between crocheting and kniting.
Will keep you posted.
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Mon, 2006-11-13 23:14
Well after moving around so much, I will defintiely see where this goes with the double pointed needles. Here is a picture of the progress so far.
I finished my Teddy Bear and will be ready to make another Christmas Hat.
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Sun, 2006-11-12 17:15
I decided to change to double pointed needles and will try to do something next week as I am crocheting a Teddy Bear for an exchange and that has priority.
WEll I will keep youinformed as I attack the project, I may eventually breakdown and do the hat flat like the pattern calls for if I don't like it. ANyway, thanks for stopping by.
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Fri, 2006-11-10 19:18
The pattern calls for straight needles, but I want it to be made on circular needles. I finished the hat and did not like the way it looked at all, so I frogged the hat to about 4 inches and I am redoing the hat in a different way.
I have changed my perspective on the needles and have a very long cable for the needles and I will see how this turns out. I will dedicate some time to it today as I have a Teddy bear to Crochet during the weekend for a Teddy Bear Exchange.
I ordered a men who knit CD, hopefully I will see how to knit properly. LOL I taught myself and I know that the problems that I have encountered are due to not having the knowledge, but I don't shy away fro it, I will continue.
We shall see you later.
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Wed, 2006-11-08 10:13
Well here is the tatoo that I spoke of at the beginning of the year. It was done at Wizz Tattoo in Isla Verde, just diagonally accross from my old home of residence. It is in Klingon and it says
Honor, Heart and Klingon
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Wed, 2006-11-08 10:08
Well I don't do much knitting, but I still knit. I have never done knitting on the round with a circular needle. I am making a hat and another scarf.
Lionbrand Homespun is not an easy to deal with yarn, but here I go. Thankls for looking
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Thu, 2006-07-20 23:37
I apologize for my lack of action in our men who knit group. I am still around, extremely busy with my MSN group and learning to Quilt. I am embarking in a very interesting craft alongside knitting and crocheting, quilting.
I have gone to Puerto Rico to visit in January and I am have been back. What else? Just enjoying this beautiufl life one day at a time. Got a tatto, and I am planning my 30th High School reunion in 2008. Growing my beard and thinking of making some new knitted hats.
Thanks for allowing me to share
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Fri, 2005-12-23 13:32
I have not written much, but my scarf is coming along . It just takes me a long time to knit, unless is a cable sweater, which I love. I am looking forward to the new year and have in my goals make some socks, which Ihave never done before. I may even try ti knit a cap with the foru needles first before I do the socks. I got mysel a nice holiday present, a set of Boye's circular needle set with interchangeable needles. What can I say I am a good bad boy.
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Tue, 2005-11-29 14:14
I think that one of the things that I like about kniting is the time it takes me to do certain things. Patience is required to come up with the design and colors for such a simple item as a scarf. Here is the progress so far. I like long scarfs and this one looks like it may be one of those.
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Tue, 2005-11-22 03:03
I was planning to go to the center today and work on my scarf. I decided to wait until next year. I have been very busy with a new crochet group on MSN http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot . This is part of what I do. I am still knitting my scarf and got some nice yarn from a store in Daly City call Beverly's Crafts? Anyway it is a big store with lots of yarns, I will remember that for next time.