Submitted by norfolk n good on Sun, 2006-07-23 18:28
So, after reading Warren's and Jessie's blog entries re the Jacqueline Fee book I decided it was about time I started using circular needles.
I was so impressed with Jessie's sweater and Warren’s swatch that I thought I would start reading the book and get those needles out of the packet. I think I've done all the maths properly and after casting on lots of stitches I was set. Not sure what anyone else thinks about circular needles but for me they are proving to be a bit tricky...The first round took me ages to knit, the stitches kept getting caught on the needles and I could feel myself getting more frustrated as I went on but I persevered. I thought I had cracked it until it came to work the second round when I realised I had the stitches twisted. I didn’t swear that much!! Determine not to be defeated I pulled the stitches out and started again.
I’m now on round three and things seem to be going well at the moment. I will keep you all posted on my progress.
Submitted by Chris Vandenburg on Sun, 2006-07-23 10:44
In Bens' post on the progress of his clogs he brought up an interesting subject concerning the weak stitch at the heel where it is intitially joined in the round. I too have had that problem and have always tightened it up a bit at the end and all has been well and good.
However, and I don't remember where I read this, whenever I do a piece in the round someone suggested casting on an extra stitch and ktog when making the join and it has always worked for me in the past. Obviously you can't do that at that point in the clog. So this morning when I got to the join I ktog and immediately did a M1 to recover the stitch. I may hopeful but it seems to be a firmer join.
Submitted by Derm on Sat, 2006-07-22 14:59
Well now that i am no longer really a newbie to thgis website, I am starting to learn what it has to offer.
Compared to what I have seen around here I am still a very amature knittier... Which is fine with me I will learn with time. I was the same with my artist drawing skills they did not happen right away either... I think being an artist has helped with my creativity in making my own patterns for dish clothes and wanting to try new things.
Well I guess this is all for know. I will write more in days to come. When I can actually find time to between working and home life.
Submitted by Chris Vandenburg on Sat, 2006-07-22 10:52
After frogging the first clog back to it's origins on Tuesday, I finaly finished it this morning. I'm going to start the second today and take it with me when I go to California next week. After all, it's going to end up there anyway.
There's been some good work being shown by Justin and Ben. Good going guys! And JPaul.... I have to, ahemm, ask, is yours getting any bigger yet?
How 'bout the rest of you. Making progress? Thoughts? Do you hate me for getting you all into this???
Submitted by Wonartist66 on Sat, 2006-07-22 04:34
Hey everybody!!! It's Hot Hot day in CA today...It was over 110degree.
I am starting new sweater today.Whay iam knitting swater right now? So i can finsh at summer and wear it coming fall!!! When i was kintting,I found some great song by MAKANA. The song is "Only You" sing by MAKANA Hawaiian shook guiter artist. Check his website www.makanalive.com
From his many song, one song really like is "Only You"...When 80's ...This song was really popuer song by Yazoo. It is remix by Makana..He his great voice and guiter sound..Its sooooo beutiful~~~~
Submitted by Cosmo on Sat, 2006-07-22 02:17
My music choice depends on what I’m making, but, for the most part, these are the artists I listen to most while knitting:
Ani DiFranco, Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Cibo Matto, Coldplay, Fiona Apple, Interpol, Ladytron, Le Tigre, Nine Inch Nails, Rilo Kiley, Rufus Wainwright, Seabound, Tegan and Sara, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, and VNV Nation
What about you boys?
Submitted by Serge664 on Fri, 2006-07-21 19:48
Finished the 1st pair.
Not a stellar success, one turned out lopsided and I grabbed the wrong needles to knit up its brother... and did not notice till I was doing the final bind off.
Fortunately, these little mistakes are hidden in the final product. I just let one felt longer than the other and it's all the same. Or at least close enough for me.
Submitted by bendbarr on Fri, 2006-07-21 12:04
Well I felted my first pair of clogs last night.
There were a few tense moments in the process but overall I think they came out alright.
Given that I had a made a few mistakes in knitting the first clog I decided to felt them individually. That way I could shape the one I had knitted correctly to the size I wanted and then work on getting the second one to conform to size.
Clog one felted just fine but about half way through, when I pulled the piece out to check on its progress, I noticed that the heel stitches had come loose. There was a small hole on the back bumper between the two soles. I added a few extra stitches using a large and very sharp needle and then continued the felting process. The piece came out great but it had a much furrier exterior than I expected.
Submitted by Gerard Allt on Fri, 2006-07-21 05:49
Please forgive me for just posting about the knitted river all the time, it's because it's (almost) the biggest thing in my life at the moment.
We have posters available if any one would like one for display in the lys or church hall or anywhere(!). It would be great to have a poster next to every water cooler is the western world.
the poster is also available as pdf but I'd love to send them through the post. If you are interested email your deatils and the amount and I'll get right to it.
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