The new and improved Beginner's Knitting Course is now online! Thanks to so many of you for the input and suggestions on the first incarnation. I have incorporated as many of them as I could. I hope the result is pleasing, and a fitting tribute to the beginnings of our small knitting "tribe." Not perfect yet, but that suits me fine.
My silk yarn arrived yesterday in the mail. I was a bit skeptical as the pic on ebay wasn't all that clear but the price I paid was great considering how much I would pay for 100% silk at the local yarn store.
Although its a 2 ply, its not a lace weight. Kinda in-between which I am happy about. It would be too thick for a night shirt.
Well... I finished two pair of socks within the past couple of weeks - having joined a "12 Months, 12 Socks" knit along sponsored by WY Fiber Skeinks [a Ravelry group I'm in]. I hope to post photos soon.
The first was a plain knit pair in Austermann Step that I really liked knitting with. Very soft and great color gradations.
Just finished a sweater that I had been working on for a couple of months. The pattern is a mosaic one in which slipped stitches are used to create an effect. Only one colour is used in each row. I used Jamieson and Smith jumper weight Shetland wool and 3.25 needles. I used an applied I-cord for the neck opening.
Just a quick thought - thanks Jesse for sparking this -
Do you belong to both Men Who Knit and Ravelry's group, MWK? If so...do you find yourself using one more than the other?
Good Evening All, Several years ago I picked up a copy of Loop-d-Loop , more than 40 novel designs by Teva Durham because I was drawn to this particular raglan. It is an interesting design knitted in the round with an irregular rib with asymmetrical arm holes. The right is shaped to accommodate a simple drop shoulder sleeve, while the left side has a raglan placket to match a raglan sleeve. the right side has a shoulder seam, whereas the left side, the back and front and sleeve end up on the collar. Here is a photo grab from ravelry of one i particularly like.
I have not written here for some time. Just update that I am still knitting away. We got hit with a big snow storm yesterday so latter this am I will plow myself out.
Here's a couple of pics of items I've knitted over the last 12 months that all have my favourite thing ever .... cables!
1. A jumper for my new great-nephew using Cascade 220 Superwash from the book 60 Quick Baby Knits.
Morning All, I really liked this patten by Anne. Fun and quick. I like my personal twist with the orange toe and chartreuse heel. Hope it shapes up for a fulfilled weekend for everyone. Regards to All, JRob