I encountered a woman at a flea market on Saturday offering baskets of recycled yarn, which she confirmed was obtained by ripping out knitted garments. She was purposefully vague about where she buys them, but told me she has learned which brands are most likely to yield long continuous lengths of yarn. It was all quite clean and neatly wound with a mechanical winder, though she would not make any representation as to the fiber content, weight or yardage. WYSIWYG. The yarns I bought immediately melted when subjected to the flame test at home, and I imagine that mos
I started making the thong. I have gotten to the front pouch. I must admit that part of the intstructions are a little confusing but I may have figured it out. We'll see though when the pouch is done. No, I will not model it here, not with my dunlap. LOL.
I had to draft out the shape of the monogram relief myself on graph paper, but it really wasn't too difficult. Thankfully, the letter 'M', which is the first letter of my boyfriend's last name, was pretty easy as well as symmetrical, which is important because the coasters are meant to be reversible. The 'M' is in reverse-stockinette on the right side and stockinette on the wrong side.
I've been watching and waiting for someone to answer Martin's call to create and model swimwear. Well, I needed a new bathing suit and so I decided it was time for me to venture into knitting apparel. I have to say that the results are positive.
First, I present the thong:
i find that every so often i go through phases of knitting. i am currently in a lace garment phase, squinting over yo's and psso's. its been fun figuring out new patterns and creating my own, only to have to pull it out and go back....ahh perfection.
now i have a question. how do you guys feel about ripping out your work to fix a mistake? i mean, i know if its a big mistake its worth it....to some people. i personally need to take out the work if its big. even sometimes if its small. it helps us to become better knitters, i think. learning how to fix boo boos allows us to become extraordin-hairy knitters.
Hey guys! Wanted to share a recent creation: I knit this for my new sister-in-law. The wedding was this weekend, and she loved it. Its knit with a lace weight cashmere/wool/alpaca blend, held double to produce a DK weight.
It was a great project and she loved it. More on the blog: brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
Keep it up.
I recently joined this group and am very excited. I have been knitting for too many years to admit to!
For the most part, I have been knitting for others. Last year, I spent most of my time knitting for different charities that supported premature newborns. For these different charities, I have knitted sweaters, hats, mittens, and booties. I have found that children's clothes are much more fun to work on. You really aren't limited by color or design, and, the best part, the projects work up quickly - before you get board with them!
The charity that I have been knitting for this year is The Ships Project. (www.theshipsproject.com) This project was started in October, 2001. What ever our feelings about the war and our participation, I feel we have to support our troops, who don't have the choice to not participate. The Ships Project sends hand made hats, and slippers to the troops. These can be either knitted or crocheted. To date, the project has sent approximately 200,000 items to the troops. Many of the service men write back to the Project founder and express their gratitude that people at home haven't forgotten them.
I wore my rainbow colored cadet cap to Gay Days at Disney yesterday. Had a great time and got several nice compliments from people there including a few who asked where they could get one. One person on the bus that our church chartered offered to steal it, but I reminided him that stealing is a sin and offered to make him one.
All in all a great day and had a fun time wearing my new creation.
With tourist season now upon us on our SUNNY island (sorry, Chunk!), I haven't had the time to get the knitting and needles done as I would like. But, they are coming along slowly.
The blue/orange scarf is knitting up much better than I expected. I have to finish by next weekend so I can take it to the fiber guild meeting. This will be the last meeting for couple of months. Like alot of groups, we suspend the meetings during the summer tourist season.
I've noticed the recent postings which express an interest in spinning. Last month I was in Ashford and visited the Ashford spinning wheel store to check on wools. While there I visited their museum and took some photos. If anyone would like to see the photos, please send me a pm and I'll do my best to email them to you.