6th February 10, 12:59 PM
I'm new to the forum and was wondering who the knitters are around here. So if you knit, just say hi! Also, are there any absolutely must-read previous knitting threads that I should take a look at to get started? I'm interested in kilt hose, classic men's garments like jumpers and waistcoats, and anything Fair Isle.
6th February 10, 01:10 PM
My wife is quite the knitter, and I'm the happy recipient of much of her talent. :-) So on her behalf, hello!
6th February 10, 01:15 PM
The great socks you've got on in your photos where part of what influenced me to make my own!
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6th February 10, 01:50 PM
I knit more than I talk, and I talk a lot ;-)
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6th February 10, 01:50 PM
I am working on two pars of cable knit hose at the moment.
6th February 10, 01:56 PM
another Knitter here as well!! On Ravelry and MWK as well
6th February 10, 02:32 PM
Er - I have about 40 or 50 knitting machines (I know I know) and a ton of yarn (yes yes, I know I'll never live long enough to use it all - I am relying on a scientific breakthrough on ageing soon)
I started knitting by hand over 50 years ago and bought my first machine about 40 years ago.
I teach, service and repair knitting machines, I also have a large library of patterns, plus pattern making software, also a collection of knitting needles of all kinds, plus crochet hooks and a couple of small weaving looms.
Knitting and yarn work is, however only one of my pastimes - I sew quite a bit, traditional garments and patchwork - and (noticing your name) - I play a Framus 'Texan' guitar and have a repertoire of several hundred folk songs.
Anne the Pleater
6th February 10, 08:40 PM
I'm here, too. I just finished the right sock of a pair of hose for a fellow X-Marker, a couple of weeks ago I made a pair of gloves and felted them, last night I finished the right glove of a pair that will be felted for my wife, last fall I made myself a camouflage cardigan, I've made three pairs of hose for myself, one of which is pictured here:
I've made several regular socks for folks I know, a scarf for a friend who graduated from Yale University (which she said was quite popular among her classmates there), and several other things.
As far as other threads, try searching for "kilt hose" or "knit", and "handknit". There have been lots of discussions here.
When given a choice, most people will choose.
6th February 10, 09:35 PM
Wow. I'm just starting my first pair of socks, can I come live with you?
Originally Posted by Pleater
8th February 10, 02:10 PM
I am h2omom on Ravelry.com & have been knitting for years. I like different things about it. I like the variety. Colorwork, including stranded/fair isle and intarsia, and cables and textures. And I love keeping my hands busy. Love socks because they can go to the Dr appointments, oboe lessons and swim meets...and they are a complete project in a relatively short amount of time.
You can see my tartan socks in my xmark album. You can see socks other projects @ ravelry.com
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