I am 64, retired and have a mobility problem, so I don't go out much, so I am interested in meeting people via internet. I just started knitting a few years ago and like it very much. For the first 3 years after I stopped working, we had an RV and spent much of our time in it. We should have had a bumper sticker saying "we brake for golf course's and yarn shops". I would knit while my husband played golf. In fact I did a lot of knitting at the golf courses, as many have nice places to sit outside and usually a snack bar or something.
We then sold our RV and condo in Calif in order to buy our house here in Wa. I do miss the RV, maybe at some time in the future we will be able to buy another one.
We have lived here for about 2 years, and although my husband has met many guys and made friends with his golf, I really havent met anyone yet because I dont go out by myself . Maybe I will try going to a yarn store near by.
I am interested in doing some knitting for charity . Maybe for prem. babys. My husband has had 2 grandkids in the last 3 years and I have loved doing baby items!!
Hi Jane, Nice to get your note, you sure do pick hard projects for a new knitter ! ! ! I have a (step)grandbaby on the way, so I'm knee deep in baby stuff . I love doing the baby things as they knit up quick. I am a slow knitter due to arthritis. In fact I started knitting because I want to keep my hands from getting to stiff..So now I'm hooked on yarn! ! ! I also have a great little scarf I am doing with beads . Have you tried beads yet? They are great ! You string them all on the yarn before you begin, then each time you want to place a bead, you slide it up and knit your next stitch to hold it in place......easy..This little scarf is like a corkscrew.......you cast on 20 stitches, knit one row, then knit 8, turn and knit back (this is a short row like in socks) then knit 6 and knit back then knit 4 and knit back then knit all 20 and start over.. it looks odd at first but turns into a corkscrew. I am putting a bead just before the knit 20 across, so I get the beads up the sides of the scarf, I am doing it in a beautiful hand dyed lace yarn I got at the "Lavender festival" here in Sequim Wa last year, so its a little small thing more like a necklace than a scarf..But my sister has done the same pattern in a big yarn and its real cute that way too...
The Aran sweater you are doing sounds beautiful. I love doing cables.. it looks so impressive, but is not really hard at all, I just have to remember to knit a little looser......lol
I also usually have several projects that I'm working on at once.. depending on what I am feeling like at the time,
Right now I have a Baby sweater, the corkscrew scarf, a french press coffee pot cozy (using 1 ball of yarn I bought with no idea what I was going to use it for) and I'm sewing together another baby sweater that I finish a few weeks ago.
Do let me know how your Aran sweater is going, I have always wanted to try one of those.
What are Newfoundland mittens? A special king?
Nice to meet you. I figured if I was going to learn to knit, I better take on something I really wanted to learn, and at that time, it was socks. So, after learning those, I figure I can pretty much learn anything....lol
I am working on an Aran sweater right now, and I haven't done cables before, and this sweater is full of them.....I pick extremely hard projects first....I think I should have knitted a cabled hat first....
I have socks, two hats and some fingerless gloves on my needles right now. I also plan on casting on another pair of Newfoundland mitten this evening (they knit up pretty quick).
So, what are you working on right now? Anything exciting?
Hi again, I admire your work with dogs. I just love dogs and have a little West Highland Terrier, His name is Hamish - - - - I used to have a book with some dog sweater patterns in it, if I can find it (after moving last year) I will try to send you one or two. It sounds like a great way to raise money. Have fun knitting, I'll drop you a note again soon. Gloria
Hi Gloria!!!...how are you?..thanks for you message!
i'm so glad you liked Bs As!...it's changed a lot since then!...we have a new neighbourhood called Puerto Madero facing the river that is really beautiful (really modern, with the highest and most expensive buildings in Argentina...huge green areas, 5 stars hotels, etc...i think you would likeit if you liked what you saw back then).
Back to knitting...yes!, we have a lot of places to shop...actually i just found a tiny place 4 block away from my job that has tons of beatiful yarns ...i'm a begginer (being knitting for 3 months, so all my project are straight thinks...lol!...scarves; cushions...), but i'm willing to learn fast because i volunteer for a rescue abandoned pet group and we dont recieve any help so i'm thinking about knitting pet sweaters to sell and raise money for helping the animals...we have a LOT of urgent cases we cannot fulfill and i think this could be a way of making money as we are paying everything with our salaries ..i'm learning slow because i dont have mucho time with my job but im starting my vacations today so i'm planning to knit all the time!!!..hope i learn some good things these days!.
How about you?...what kind of things do you like to knit?...
please forgive my english...its really rusty!