I'm Kerry,nice to meet everyone.
I look forward to sharing my very much beginner knitting adventures on here. Socks are the current project at the moment. I will take pics shortly to share.
Hi Kerry, welcome to MWK it's great having you with us.
Thank you. It's good to be on here finally as i did stalk a lot. You do very nice work. I am jealous.
welcome. all levels of knitters here and great advice from the experts.
we put birds on things
Thank you. That's very good to hear as I will be needing much help.
Welcome Kerry. Everyone welcomes you. This is the one place perhaps where you can truly be yourself. No one judges, no stones cast. Glad you're here!
Yes, thank you!
I have noticed that about this site. It's very relaxed and polite. I really like that.
Greetings Kerry- glad to hear that knitting floats your boat. Looking forward to seeing your socks (when was the last time someone said that to you?).
Ive stalked a few journals for a while now on here and yours was one of them. Very nice work you do!
The sock are hard. I went from scarves to socks. Still have troubles reading patterns but I'm pretty determined to master it all.
Welcome and I hope you enjoy yourself.
Thank you! I am sure I will.
Welcome to one Kerry from another Kerry :)
Thank you! I've been lurking for a while and it was time to join.
Hi Kerry, glad you could join us!
My wife and I have been lurkers on here for a while. We have stalked your posts. Your work is lovely.
Welcome, indeed. We are lucky to have a great worldwide community of knitters who also happen to be male. Enjoy yourself...I sure do. - Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Than you very much. Yes indeed all those things do make life good!
Thanks very much for the nice reply. I posted about your socks under the pics but want to add that I don't do Second Sock Syndrome: I struggle to get through the first. I design as I knit for most of my socks so have to work out all the maths and such as I go. Taking lots of notes. That way, I enjoy the 2nd one to prove that my notes are accurate. Providing, of course, that I don't have another project come along and grab me. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Design as you knit! That sounds exciting. Wow. I'm impressed. One day for me too maybe.
I know what you mean about projects. I have a few buzzing in my mind right now. The socks will prevail though!
If you haven't one already, I highly recommend a knitting journal. (Or 2 or 3.) Good place to put all the notes as you work out something, as well as jot down ideas, sketches, etc. I have one for lace charts, my main one for ideas, projects (finished or just thinking of) and notes about tips, techniques, presents of yarn, and how people reacted to their gifts. The third one is my "little black book", filled with notes about the current project and any spin offs that may occur to me. As for designing as I go: I usually have a pattern in mind when I start out, adapting - or scrapping - it as I get into the actual knitting. Of course, I've been knitting for over 40 years so it isn't too surprising. I just marvel that I waited so long to start doing my own designs. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
I know you are going to like it here, we have a great time and I laugh almost every day because of a new post. Keep working on those socks, remember Second Sock Syndrome is not a myth...but a very frequent reality.
Don't disillusion me, Andy- I enjoy a good sock myth.
Thanks. Second sock syndrome is ..what? Should I be scared?
Second Sock Syndrome is what happens when you finish one sock and can not get up the motivation to make the second one. There are women who still have not finished their second sock, the first of which was made for their husbands during World War Two. It took me almost two years to finish my first set of socks.
I really hope I don't loose interest. or motivation. The colour is important to me. The colours I have chosen are nice and bright. It helps a lot.
By the way, Kerry, I'm knitting my current sweater with a lovely sage-green heather 2ply that I ordered from Custom Woolen Mills up in Alberta. Beautiful yarn, unbelievable price.
i shall check out it out for sure.
Welcome to MWK.
Thank you! Its very good to be here.
Hi Kerry! Glad to have you aboard--welcome!! I was a stalker on this site for a while too before joining up and I'm so glad that I did. Can't wait too see some of your projects!
“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman
The Knitting Mill
"lurker" not "stalker" the former pretty much just reads and doesn't post much if at all - the latter is a chargeable offense
MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
you're not filing restraining papers on me again, mmario. i have tried to maintain the proper distance :)
Thanks. It was the friendly easy going attitude of the place that attracted me here. My projects are very beginner. Scarfs and dishcloths!
Welcome Kerry. I do admire you tackling socks as a beginner. I've been knitting 3 or 4 years now and I've not yet done any socks. Mostly it's because I've got wide feet, about 10 1/2 EEEEE and so far, it looks like a lot of math for me. I may start with a toe up sock, so I can try it on while I knit it. Good luck, post pictures, and welcome to the group. You'll find lots of friendly, helpful, caring, and dare I say, forgiving people here.
Thanks for the welcome.
The socks i am making are from a beginners book .They are called @X2 socks. Very easy they say but still a challenge for me. That's quite the foot size indeed. A lot of math is right.
I have a few pics to post today.
good to have you in our family of knitters, these guys quickly become friends tutors and therapists....what more could a knitter ask for !!!!!!
Welcome to MWK.
Sounds good to me.
Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Welcome to Middle Earth! Socks are lots of fun , but may be har as a begginer. If you knit relaxed and have no expectations but to have some fun the yarn may do the work for you. When you take classes for sock knitting they have you work with worsted weight and size 5 or 6 US ,so that you can see what you are doing. The demos and videos I have seen do the same. You Tube has a big resource in videos for sock knitting and we are a great resource as well. Welcome!
Visit Crafty Andy's Blog
Size 5?? I'm using 2.5 and god knows what weight my yarn is. Beginner everything for me. These little bamboo knitting needles feel like the are going to break. They are bending a bit as I knit. I am checking out some lessons for sock. Hard to find some close to me as I live pretty well in the boonies.
I shall go to you tube for sure and check it out.Thanks again!
Don't worry about a little bending on your bamboo needles...they usually won't break. Anybody that has made a few pairs of socks on bamboo double-points will proudly show you how bent they are.
That's a relief. I don't know what ill use if i break one. I'm a long way from the nearest yarn store!
The shiska-bob skewers they sell in the grocery stores around here are just about the right size for a dpn.
You are right. I think one of my needles is almost at the breaking point. Will look out for those for sure.
Ha! I took my sock class on bamboo needles, and it freaked me out! Being a fan of the magic loop, I cast my socks on something that felt metallic and "safe." It's a relief to read your comment here, though. Maybe some day I will get up the courage to try dpns again.
Nice to meet you!
ummm...yeah, this place is a cool place. It's definitely one of those "daily routine" have-to-go-to places...
Thanks for the nice welcome. Yes, it is a place to visit more than one a day. I enjoy it very much.