Submitted by drmel94 on Thu, 2006-02-23 03:49
Thirty-two members of the glbt-knit listserv made squares for a love blanket for one of our own who was diagnosed with lung cancer. I haven't really kept up any posts on the project on here, but the blanket was delivered today and was a much-appreciated surprise. One of our members started a blog so that we could keep a record of the project. I'm so glad to have been a part of something so wonderful.
In other news, what I've started calling my "Knitting Unlympics" project - the mittens - has been progressing along. I'm currently working on the cuff for the outer (and final) layer of mitten #2. I didn't sign up for the Knitting Olympics, but I'm hoping to finish this project by the time the flame goes out. After that, I'm not certain. The Malabrigo hat has been fulled but needs some remediation so that I don't look like this:
Submitted by SpeakPeace on Wed, 2006-02-22 14:28
Submitted by SpeakPeace on Tue, 2006-02-21 12:10
I made her several pairs of hand-knitted Socka Fortissima socks, and she put one of the pair I made for her (FOR CHRISTMAS) in the washer AND DRYER when I told her not to. Nooooo, hubby is dumb, she knows more than he does. She can't knit, but she knows more about hand-knitted socks than I do. And she spins our fleeces and she also felts projects so she knows what kind of disaster she is wreaking on my hard work. So she tosses them into the washer AND THE DRYER and what happens? Besides getting all pilled and fuzzed (and pretty nasty-looking) there's a friggin' HOLE in one of them from getting snagged by something else she washed them with. The hole isn't in the bottom of the foot or the leg, where it would be easy to fix, but noooo, in the GUSSET. She didn't even bother to put them into a garment bag to keep them from getting BLUDGEONED by the the washer and dryer, just tossed them in like they were store-bought. And they're RUINED!! Dammit, all my hard work -- you wouldn't believe how AWFUL hand-knitted socks look after going through the washer AND THE DRYER just one time!!
Submitted by needleworkman on Sat, 2006-02-18 16:57
Well, here I am learning to blog. LOL. I always find myself learning, sometimes over and over. Some people use the expression "live and learn", well somtimes it is just "live and live and live and live" It takes a bit to sink in.
I am in the middle of an afghan that I am in love with. It is 3 panels, two with cables, and the center one with the trinity stitch. I am over half way done with the center panel and laid it out next to the other one so I could start comparing length, etc. Well I found twoo mistakes in the first panel, but they are going to stay there I just can't frog out the whole thing.