I'm wondering if any of you guys read while you knit, and how you manage to hold the book up while you do it. Strange question, I know, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask; I have a new Stephen King book I want to crack open, and a top from Knit1 I want to start... Thanks!
Here's my first sweater, a pale turquoise version of Purple Haze from Knit Wit. I made a few adjustments (more details and thoughts about the pattern can be found on my blog), and added the buttons because I thought it had a retro feel. I had some issues with the seaming (ugly) but blocking made things a bit less noticeable.
You can sort of see the collar here. It goes around the back of the neck.
Hey guys, here is my first attempt at a bag and at sewing by machine. I did not use a commercial pattern because I'm not sure I would be able to understand those yet, but instead just cut a pattern from cardboard. I added the piping as the last step, but I screwed it up a bit as I had difficulty sewing the outer fabric, lining and piping at once. Anyway, what do you think?
Hey guys, I indulged last night and bought Weekend Knitting...its beautiful! Some of you guys have mentioned this book before, but if you don't have it, and you're looking for an nice, inspiring knitting book, I suggest this one. Anyway, I was just wondering if there is an errata page online. I googled but came up empty. Maybe there are no errors? Ha ha Thanks! Tere
Here are a few pics of "Floss" I recently completed. It was a fun, quick project, the pattern was great and straight forward, and I loved the yarn (Polar), however, I definately would have used smaller needles had I realized how much Polar can change (for the bigger) when blocked. Gertie you warned me, I know... I think I may have to rig up some kind of drawstring around the top, as my boobs aren't holding it up much. Thanks for looking!
After finishing "Floss" tonight, a Rowan tube top sort of garment, I see that its too loose. I'm really disappointed because I was looking forward to this being finished, and I spent so much money on the yarn...I wonder if there is a way to shrink it a bit. I wouldn't want to felt it, and I don't want frog and redo the whole thing (there's embroidery and the whole works ) Any suggestions? Thanks guys, Tere
"increase 1 stitch at each end of 8th and following 6th row." The thing is, there is no "number of rows" , so should I just assume I work 8 rows then start over to do another 8 rows, and increase again when I get to the 6th? Or is it just one set of 8 rows and I increase at the 6th then the 8th? I would think in that case the pattern would say "6th then 8th", not "8th then 6th". I know its difficult to answer this without seeing the pattern, and with the One Hour Hat episode in mind, I'm trying to be extra careful about copywrite issues. Thanks for any help Tere