Have you ever noticed there aren't many knitters (let alone male knitters) knit in public anymore? Continue
Commuting almost every day for 2 hours on the Long Island Railroad really turns my knitting-as-a-hobby to a little knitting factory.
Many of the knitters on Ravelry asked if i have a blog so they can know what i have been knitting and updates on my original…
Added by Matthew Lau on October 19, 2013 at 8:29am —
Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.
We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five days of light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 30, 2013 at 8:30am —
I had to take time out from the Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan this week to make pajamas for a pair of dolls:
The dolls are the Bitty Twins
from American Girl. You can buy them a variety of races,…
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 3, 2012 at 8:30am —
I have been looking everywhere online to find a knitting pattern for a really nice, button up, Cardigan sweater with a shawl collar for men to make for myself. I want to find one that has a variety of stitch patterns and cabling, a lot like what you might find in Ireland. I don't like pull over sweaters at all, as I tend to get too hot in them. I want this sweater to act as a light jacket in place of a bulky over coat. I am just about ready to pull my hair out trying to find such a… Continue
Added by Tracy L. Shook on November 8, 2012 at 10:37am —
The last few days, there's been a subtle shift in the air. Even though it is still pretty warm, you can sense that autumn is about to arrive at any moment. Not only is the weather changing, but so is my schedule.
This time of year brings about new happenings, commitments (time to sit down and finish my second book, as well as finally figure out how to format the first one for e-readers!), ticking one more thing off the "bucket list" (I'm about to start fencing lessons, something I've… Continue
Added by Erin on September 9, 2012 at 9:18am —
I dyed 4 KP sockblanks with Jacquard--following their directions--worked great. The colorblock sweater I had in mind took 3 whole sock blanks--it's a very strong contrast--the question is to over dye or be happy!! It's your vote!!
Added by cellogirl on June 5, 2010 at 9:19am —
First the moral, then the story:
Never try to learn something new with a screaming migraine!
I'm starting on my third day of a migraine, off and on... more on than off. However, I really want to finish the Sampler so I can get on to the business of actually creating a sweater. So, when my head isn't screaming too loudly to think or breath, I'm plugging away on it.
The problem with that though, is that my neural synapses do not fire properly when under the stress… Continue
Added by Elianastar on May 21, 2010 at 10:00am —
I have been keeping busy at home fighting off a flu bug and knitting when I can and since this is mid-May in West Texas I am fully occupied at the office of our air conditioning business.
This weekend I finished knitting the front and back of the Lace Sampler Sweater in my previous blog. Huzzah! I misread the instructions and thought I was supposed to join both shoulder seams and knit the neck in the round. I love the way that has turned out and have one sleeve 3/4… Continue
Added by Ramona on May 11, 2010 at 8:34am —
Once I learn that something is enjoyable for me, I tend to repeat the process. In the case of making tomtens, I've increased my enjoyment by four! After loving the way my first tomten turned out for my oldest grand daughter, I decided to make one for all my grandchildren, and one for my daughter as well. One of the unusual aspects of having four projects going at one time, is that I seem to want to keep the level of completion the same. Here are some pictures of these works in progress. I… Continue
Added by Carol Meissner on May 7, 2010 at 6:02am —
I've just crossed the halfway point for the sleeves on hubby's sweater!
It's very weird going from knitting one large body to two small sleeves, and having to repeat the same round twice. So, I've had to tink a lot and haven't made as speedy progress as I'd like! They're just about long enough to reach his elbows...…
Added by Kerin on April 30, 2010 at 6:23pm —
Since hubby and I have spent so many chilly mornings out on the lake recently, I had considered that maybe I should get him a nice sweater to wear under his jacket as another layer. And then I thought, DUH, I knit! I'll just make him one!
As it turns out, I'd bought yarn to make him a sweater several years ago, and never got around to it. Why? Because he's a lot bigger than me, and that is just a ton of knitting. At the time, I was still riding public transit, so lugging a big sweater… Continue
Added by Kerin on April 28, 2010 at 8:11am —
When knitting top down garments please remember that you hate having to fuss with turning an entire sweater around in your lap once you go back and begin working the sleeves. Yes, it is very convenient to not have to sew seams. Yes, I agree top down raglans are very sweet. But please, please, try and remember to stop shortly after separating the sleeve stitches and put the point protectors on your circular needle, drag out some dpns, and get to work on those blasted sleeves… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on April 16, 2010 at 6:21am —
Y'all ready for this?!
The Scotch Mary pattern is currently out with my test knitters. My eta for publication is early April. For now... I give you photos.…
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 22, 2010 at 5:17am —
Four months seems like a mighty long time to make a sweater for a child but that's how long it took me to complete this tomten I made for my granddaughter.
However, the work was definitely worth the effort. I love the way the tomten turned out and I'm glad it is finished, but I'm getting ahead of myself.…
Added by Carol Meissner on March 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
Wow… Not a good night’s sleep last night. The hotel was about as noisy as it was ugly. My room was right across from the outdoor steps to the second level. These steps are metal and it sounded like a herd of elephants decided to do stair runs starting around 11pm. I’m not sure how long it lasted, long enough that I was laying awake around 1am wondering what was going on. I started to make up stories in my head. I must be a bad storyteller because I did eventually put myself to… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 7, 2010 at 6:00pm —
The drive off Long Island into New Jersey went pretty seamlessly. Thankfully. Driving in NJ can sometimes be a very harrowing event. The absolute worst day to leave Long Island is Friday. The worst day to come back is Sunday. We will be dealing with that tomorrow. I’m trying to stay positive. I find it much easier to deal with traffic on the way out of town. At this point the trip is just getting going and I’m still refreshed (hopefully, although I did have a late night last night. Chris bought… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 6, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I did it! Knit an entire sweater in 17 days. I finished the knitting on Saturday evening and sewed it together on Sunday, finished just after 8, in the middle of the closing ceremony. Here's the completed picture:
It's knit in Cashew colored Knit Picks Comfy Worsted. There are day by day pictures in a set at my Flickr page… Continue
Added by mae on March 4, 2010 at 8:22pm —
I changed my mind on the neck finishing.... I think. Yesterday I was leaning toward a funnel neck or turtle neck. Today as I sat looking at the design I began contemplating a simple rolled neck edging. The thing with the turtleneck is that the entire bottom of the sweater is done in a long ribbing. I started to feel like if the sweater went from ribbing, out to stockinette, and then back to ribbing it might look… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 3, 2010 at 7:05pm —
The Maggie Grey sweater:
some details shared
I'm using Knit Picks yarn for this design– Swish Worsted in Squirrel Heather. It's pleasantly soft to touch and the color is very appealing to me. It doesn't really remind me of… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 2, 2010 at 8:09pm —
It's March! Wowza! How'd that happen anyway? This entire year has sped by so fast... Whoosh! Soon it will be next March, which is slightly depressing, so onto different matters.
For this month I am offering up: Knitting on the Road with the Homegrown String Band
. I've got an average of two gigs a week this month and most of them I'll be staying out the night at hotels or with extended family. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to blog… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 1, 2010 at 8:05pm —