I still have almost a full skein of Manos del Uruguay’s Maxima in Currant (I used the other skein and part of this one to knit Stephen West’s Purl Ridge Scarf and I seriously had to start the new skein on the LAST ROW) and I can’t find a pattern that I wanna knit with it. Nothing is worthy/I don’t think it will look good with kettle-dyed yarn.
Courtney, 23, Ithaca, New York.
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Expect cats, atheism, wine, feminism, coffee, knitting, baking, movies, and random outbursts of fangirling.
I need some yarn therapy.
Someone who knits in the NY area become friends with me so we can go to Vogue Knitting Live in NYC this january.
It was a dishcloth/pot holder thingy, so it seriously only took a day.
My mother taught me how to cast on (I don’t remember what kind of cast on it was, but it definitely wasn’t long tail) and the knit stitch. That’s all she knew how to do, since she’s only ever crocheted. I stopped for about two years, and decided to start up again when I was living in Ben’s parents’ basement with nothing to do. I relearned the knit stitch with help from my mom, and then I struggled with learning to purl with the help of some books. The day before I went to my first (and only, I am really awkward) stitch n bitch, I finally got it down. They taught me a lot of neat tricks, such long tail cast on and how to knit with circulars.
I am currently also knitting Earl Grey Socks for my boyfriend, Ben. It is a lovely pattern.
I think I’m going to have to knit something other than socks after this.
I’m doing the thirty days of knitting challenge again, because I abandoned it last time and I like talking about knitting.
Day 2: What is currently on your needles?
Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?
Day 4: How did you learn how to knit?
Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?
Day 6: What is your favorite piece that you’ve knit?
Day 7: Your least favorite?
Day 8: What’s your most challenging project?
Day 9: What fiber or yarn do you love working with?
Day 10: Do you have a favorite pattern or designer?
Day 11: Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share!
Day 12: Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures!
Day 13: Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?
Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why?*
Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?*
Day 16: Have you ever had a knitting related injury?
Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?
Day 18: Do you knit English or Continental?
Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to?
Day 20: Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/incredibly happy/curious that you were doing so?
Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays?
Day 22: Have you ever stricken someone off your to-knit-for list because they didn’t appreciate/take care of your last knitted gift to them?
Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?
Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?
Day 25: Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it!
Day 26: Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why?
Day 27: How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite?
Day 28: Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts?
Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting?
Day 30: What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why?
I just knit the first of these super cozy fingerless gloves in a few hours, and the second one will be done tomorrow. Size thirteen DPNs (or circular for magic loop) and 100 yds of super bulky yarn make these a super quick knit, and they are great for beginners.
These are pretty big, so this definitely would not do for dainty hands, unless you’re willing to experiment with adjusting them.