I did not hit the LJ cut button that many times!! Just once. So I don't know why the links are sprinkled so liberally on the page. Grump.
Knitting's a wonderful thing for bringing people together - when you knit in public, someone always comments, and I like that very much.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a knitter, you know.
No, I didn't know that about Eleanor Roosevelt...do you know what she knit? (Am guessing that during WWII she might have knitted balaclavas and such for the troops, as many women did.)
There's an article about her in the January/February 2009 issue of _Piecework_ magazine (Interweave.com) which is no longer available in paper form, but is available as part of their 2008-2009 CD collection.
I love the yarn. :) This is the kind of project variegated yarn was made for!
Knitting all over the place already? You are a true knitter! :D
I was sad on Saturday; hubby didn't tell me we were going to the theatre after picking up our trees, so I didn't have my knitting with me for during the movie. Now I know: anytime we go into town, I'd better bring something with me, just in case! ;)
Well...40-odd years ago, the last time I knitted a lot, I took my knitting along any time I thought there'd be a bit of a wait. Airports were a frequent site of knitting (for a lot of people--my mother was stranded in an airport Christmas Eve one time, with a lot of red yarn, and people apparently loved watching a silver-haired lady knit mittens. But I used to see knitters and needle-pointers working a way just about everywhere.) I shifted from knitting to needlepoint for awhile and then got too busy for either.
So now that I'm knitting smoothly again (knitting clumsily in public invites WAY too much advice!!) I'm taking it along. And expect to do so tomorrow, when I'm driving my husband to an appointment with the doctor. But that means I need to finish the first ball of yarn today and make the join, because trying to make the join in a waiting room is not my idea of fun. I'm still pondering which method I want to use on this project.
I can't imagine making trees wait in the car/truck while going to a theatre...poor trees (and poor you, with no knitting!)
Well, we opened the windows in the truck topper, and they're just little bush branch root things, bundled in plastic in boxes. (We got something like 380, they were in four boxes that easily fit in the back of our little truck.) It was fairly cool and there was a wind, so they were okay.
We saw Thor in 3D, which was good and entertaining enough that I didn't miss the knitting too much, but I could have got so much done in that time!
I just learned the Russian join last night, and it is lovely. I'm not an expert at it by any means, but I may well use it from now on when I'm joining like with like (never when I'm doing actual colour work, that would be foolish).
My cousin who just took up knitting a year ago has become a knitting fiend and perfectionist. No woven in ends for her. She uses a darning needle and rope splicing technique so each end is hidden within the penultimate section of the other length of yarn.
She's probably using the Russian technique, though it's not the only one that involves unraveling the yarn. My mother, who could splice rope or cordage of any kind beautifully (grew up in a hardware store that sold rope and cord) had a way I haven't seen described in the books, but I (being young and feckless) didn't bother to learn it. The Russian technique involves a darning or tapestry needle to put the yarn back into the twist and leave a little loop, and then you run the other yarn through that end.
I, being a lazy imperfectionist, may just tie a square knot and weave the ends in.