..to the kind welcome to MWK. To any of the Sydney knitters, there is a group of knitters, mostly women but occasionally another guy besides me, who meet at a cafe in Newtown. Details are at http://shwest.typepad.com/ssk/ and you would be most welcocme.
Today, I made a trip to JoAnn. I bought two balls of merino wool yarn (my first-ever foray into wool; I want to make a winter hat for my mom), a skein of cotton/acrylic (for another hat, this one for me) and double-pointed needles (to try to make my hat).
I'm a little concerned about the double-pointed needles. I've never used them before. Any tips the books don't have?
Just thought I would post an update on my progress on my Jaqueline Fee sweater.
Well after deciding to frog both sleeves for the 3rd time due to the bingo wing situation I finally cracked it. I did originally decide just to frog down a few rows but thought I may aswell do the lot, that way I could space the increases more evenly and the finished sleeves would look a lot neater.
The first few attempts of the sleeves I used the make 1 away increase as shown on knitting help. This increase was practically invisable to the untrained eye and was very happy with the results, but while re-knitting the sleeves the last time I thought I would try the bar increase as recomended in the JF book. I have to say I prefer the appearance of the make 1 away increase. The bar increase seems to be slightly more visible. Oh well, maybe I'll use the make 1 away on my next sweater.
I'm another recent new member. Figured I'd better set down the knitting for bit, and say hello. "Hello" I'd initially learned to knit in the single digit years of age(between 6 - 9), after quite a long time away from the needles (decades); a few years ago I once again picked them up and have been reacquainting myself with knitting.
The part of knitting that I have difficulty with is the finishings of a project (blocking, and assembly). With time and practice, hopefully, the abilities will improve.
I've enjoyed visiting the site often, and am excited to have finally joined. Thank you.
Just to introduce myself as new to MWK. One day I'll be PC literate enough to move a photo to my details page LOL
I knit up a pair of Fetching form the latest Knitty for a good friend. I'm tired, but there is more info on my blog (www.thisboyknits.blogspot.com). A fun knit overall. (I will answer questions, but I'm lacking the energy to come up with words on my own)
As an Englsihman in New York & legal alien I had offered to coordinate things things this side of the Atlantic! It's been the summer, we've all been busy.
East coast guys feel free te send me your blue squares. Private Message me for e-mail address & I'll take it from there.
Is the middle of America being coordinated?
I posted this as a W.I.P. a while back and have finally gotten a picture of the finished project. This was a part of my goal to use up some of my substantial stash. Knowing that I would likely not have enough yarn to finish the vest, I decided to knit it in the round and work until I ran out. I couldn't find a bulky wool/acrylic blend that I liked to finish it off with. I also wanted to keep the additional purchase at a very moderate price, as this was auction yarn that I got for a steal I wanted to keep it that way. I would up using Wool-Ease worsted, working double stranded. The denim color knit up darker, but I still like the effect, so I'm pleased with it. I attached a picture of the original pattern I based it on as well.
Learn To Knit Afghan is an excellent book to learn how to knit with. You learn various techniques by knitting 63 afghan squares. Barbara Walker takes you through knit and purl, mosaic, slip-stitch, twist-stitch patterns, cables, increase/decrease, and lace techniques. I am not a brand new knitter, but there are things in the book that I am anxious to try. And squares are less intimidating and require less time. I work on them in between projects when I want a quick fix. I am currently working on square 10, Diagonal Chain, which is a mosaic pattern. Fun and easy way to do color knitting.