I decided to teach myself how to knit continental-style today. I've got the knits down, but I think I'm twisting my purl stitches. Maybe I'm wrapping the yarn the wrong way... I'm using the videos at KnittingHelp.com to guide me along.
Ram Wools has been in the yarn business for 27 years and carry a large variety of yarns, patterns, and supplies on their very lovely web site. If you're ever in Winnipeg, they also have a retail location, as well!
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.
I've changed the way the members list is displayed. It's now done in a columned, tabular format allowing you to sort by several criteria. While certainly more attractive, I thought it might help folks find other nearby knitters via the sorting ability. Enjoy!
In an effort to make it easier for you to add images to your posts as well as share other images you might have, but not necessarily want to write a lot about, I've added a new feature to the site.
If you look under the Create Content menu, you'll see a new option labeled "image" which you can use to add an image to the new image gallery, which is linked from the main menu. I've created a few categories to get us started, but if an image you have doesn't fit, simply put it in the uncategorized section and I'll create a good place for it and move it there.
Once you've uploaded an image, you can also add it in to one of your posts. To do this, simply browse the image gallery to find your image. Once located, right-click on it and copy the link to that particular image. When writing your post using the WYSIWYG editor, there's a little icon in the toolbar with a tree. Clicking that will pop-up a box for you to paste the image link in to.
A number of you have written me in the last couple of months expressing your gratitude and asking about how you can help support the site.
Just wanted to know what experiences people have had getting onto a plane with their knitting. I have heard that wooden needles are okay but the metal ones are not. I would hate to get to a gate and have them say I can't take it on. Thanks!