These are a selection of some of the collars I've done and donated to Italian Greyhound Rescue to sell. They made their debut at the Italian Greyhound Rescue table, part of the All About Pets Fair at the Empire State Plaza this weekend. I had to work fast at that table to keep up with replacing collars that sold! I know there are so many people that hate the fun-fur and eyelash yarns for human wear, but it makes for some mighty attractive pooch accessories. Since so much of what I used for these was either given to me or was on sale for ridiculously low prices, it kept the costs down. I have to do up more for our monthly adoption awareness table at one of the local pet supply stores.
I had supposedly finished the Market Squares Entrelac Bag way back in June 2005 .... except for the handles. I was too lazy to sit and make I-cords. Besides, I didn't have any short dpns laying around and it was too much of a hassle to make I-Cords with long circulars.
Now almost a year later, I finished the handles and here you go.
After months of prodding, we're proud to announce the launch of Women Who Knit, our new sister site!
It offers the same features and functionality that have enabled MWK users to share their craft so effectively.
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Just sitting here looking on tinternet wondering if im the only one who loves to knit and hey presto I stumble on this fantastic website where I can meet and chat to other members of the male knitting club! fantastic!
Am just taking a little break between sipping wine and starting another sweater while harry potter is getting almost burned by a big horney dragon. (lucky Harry!)
As you may have gathered I am new to this website and really very glad I stumbled across it. I have looked at some of the pix of the things you guys have made and have to say that I am really impressed! I myself have just finished making my first sweater, a gift for my partner that he hasn't seen yet. Im sure that he'll love it. As I said im just starting another sweater and really loving knitting it. Its one of the ones where you sit and knit for an hour or so and before you know it you have knitted almost the first side. The wool I'm using is denim ultra by Sirdar and its fantastic! Knits up really quickley. Will post pictures soon if anyone is interested.
Help! How do you go back to fix mistakes or pick up dropped stitches?
This is where I will keep the details of my knitting projects and photos as well.
A little background for all who will read this, I started knitting about 2 months ago, after I lost my job. I wanted to learn something that would keep me busy and occupy both sides of my brain. One day, I saw a Learn to Knit kit that teaches how to knit cat toys at Target. It came with a video and everything you need to make a few cat toys. I have enjoyed knitting a lot so far, and I'm glad to have found a community of other men who are into it as well.
So far, I can only knit and purl in the English-style. I can do simple increases & decreases, although I'm having trouble making the "invisible" increase (mine are plainly visible). I have made all 3 of the cat toys the kit taught me (the fish, the mouse & the ball) and I started knitting dishrags.
This is not the sort of project that would normally appeal to me, but it was a special request by a friend who positively assured me that she would actually wear such a hat. More than once. In public.
In a what-was-I-thinking-in-the-middle-of-the-night moment, I started knitting with worsted weight yarn on US 2 needles, producing a fabric which stands on its own and could possibly be substituted for Kevlar. To make things worse, I used dpn's because I didn't have any circular needles in that size. Very soon I had to move one quarter of the stitches to a holder because they were falling off the needles, and I became rather adept at substituting needle for holder on every round.
I just finished felting my second hat, and wanted to post some photos. The first is a tiny little brimmed hat. I made it small to start so as not to use too much wool if it didn't work out. I was very pleased with the results and am going to do a full sized one just like it. The second was the Garden Hat from the book "Felted Crochet." It was huge before felting. My daughter Kate tried it on for the before picture. I was pleased with the results, but I don't think I'll use the same yarn again. It was crocheted from Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted. It's 30% mohair, so the final product is extremely fuzzy. My older daughter, Erin, loves the fuzz, and the hat is for her, so it all turned out for the best. I'm going to add a band of embroidered ribbon to finish it off.
This is the finished sweater I started back in January. The yarn is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran. The pattern is from Rowan's 'A Yorkshire Fable'. The yarn is quite heavily flecked and does not show up the cables or pattern very well. It's basically a Guernsey-style and just right for the warm spring weather we're currently experiencing here in London!