Submitted by albert on Mon, 2007-11-12 20:45
Regarding picking up stitches, for instance around a steeked armhole to knit the sleeves- there seems to be some mystery about this.
Submitted by albert on Wed, 2007-11-07 09:26
Does anyone know if there is such thing as transparent graph paper for tracing a pattern from a photo? I tried Googling it but had no luck. Thanks Guys.
Submitted by albert on Mon, 2007-11-05 18:38
Thanks for the input on round needles- will check out your suggestions.
Submitted by albert on Mon, 2007-11-05 10:38
I am interested in opinions regarding what you all consider to be the best round needles available. Thanks for your input.
Submitted by albert on Sun, 2006-05-28 15:01
I first learned to knit from my sainted grandmother about 40 years ago. She knit mostly blankets, gloves and socks in simple stockinette with the occasional cable. I knit a bit as a boy but let it go as I was looked upon rather oddly back in the early sixties. I got back to it 25 years later when I moved out to the countryside and began raising sheep as a hobby. I taught myself to shear (badly), spin and dye the wool. That era is now also in the past, and I was away from the wool again for some years. Now living in the city I found myself craving to spin and knit again, so finally I gave in and dragged out my old equipment a couple of months ago. I had to relearn things I had forgotten. The spinning came back quickly. I spun up a bunch of yarn ( rather unevenly, but that's ok for relearning ) bu then mad the mistake of dying it up with RIT dye. I spent weeks knitting a cardigan ( my first ) which came out like something produced by Omar the tentmaker as I skipped knitting a gauage swatch. But that was ok as it was a practice exercise. The big disappointment was when I washed it and the color faded and left it looking like something that had been well worn for twenty years! Presently I am spinning up some more yarn from wool which I have dyed with a good quality acid dye, and will then knit another cardigan in stripes of deep purple, slate blue with a black trim. I am blending together wool, silk and mohair on my drum carder for this yarn.