Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kippalong Redux-How Do I...?

It's really been gratifying and fun to see how many people are interested in my Basic Knit Kippah pattern. Thanks for knitting it!

For anyone who might need some visuals, I've now included in the Kippalong photoset on flickr a series of "how to" photos. Click on any of the thumbnail images below to go to that photo in the set.

End of the knit round knitted after completing the garter mosaic stitch pattern Moving the Marker to the right needle... The working yarn moves from "back" to "front" Making sure that the yarn is still  between these stitches... Transferring the wrapped stitch to the right needle Wrapped and Turned-Ready to Rock 'n Roll! The first SSK after wrapping and turning Inside out kippah Starting the final decreasing on the crown SSKing the entire last round Last 6 stitches still on the double pointed needles Onto a Chibi they go! Finished-Wrong side out Finished-Right side out Just the ends to weave in Deja View

The rest of the Kippalong posts can be found here.

Enjoy the pattern!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Change of Address

Changing YC-The Group Blog over to has caused broken image links. I'll try to get them fixed as soon as I can.

While there won't be any new posts, the archived information will still be available.

UPDATE: I think I've got all of them. If you run across a broken image link, please leave a comment and let me know where.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

WIP-The Girlfriend Shrug

WIP-The Girlfriend Shrug
(click on the image to see it larger at my flickr account)

Knitting Wendy's pattern in an imported cotton yarn on US2's. The first sleeve was done in the round up to the point where it would have been sewn shut, as the pattern calls for the shrug to be knit flat, but I chose to split it midway between the "seamline" and the shoulder. It made more sense to me. Besides, I'll do nearly anything to avoid seaming!

This will probably be my last post here. The YC Group Blog has served its purpose in encouraging me to start knitting again after nearly a two-year non-knitting fugue. While I doubt that I will ever be the dedicated (read-"insane") yarnaholic I was when I started knitting some 20 years ago, there's still all that yarn stash waiting to be either given away or knitted up. That's certainly a challenge by itself! Those knitting adventures I'll be posting elsewhere and I'll let you know the new address once I've moved.

Bye til then!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Knitting for Sanity

One would think that given recent and current events here at home I'd be knitting to keep my sanity.

Well, I'm not. I find that knitting gives me far too much headspace to ponder things. Instead, I'm revisiting old friends, i.e.books, which keep my head from being filled with black thoughts.

Knitting will return soon, I hope.

Stay safe guys!