I wish I had read this article before I went to Ireland. I think the yarn I bought in 2004 when I was there has aged enough and I should get it out and make a sweater. There are so many beautiful ones it will be hard to choose.
A story like this helps me remember how blessed I am to live in a country like ours. Where women can do so many amazing things.
The links says it is for crocheters, but several can be used by knitters as well, especially number 10. It is stretching exercises to do when you have been knitting or crocheting for a long period of time.
Here is at least 38. When you open the link, click on it once and it will enlarge the pictures.
Wouldn’t it be great if we all could knit this long!!!
The squares were a nice portable project, but weaving in ends was not. It took a long time to weave in the ends and I’d go in spurts in doing it. Well I finally finished weaving in those ends, over 1700 of them in total, yesterday. I washed and dried all the squares in case I had an errant ball of wool among my scraps. Amazingly, none shrunk. Last night my girls helped me lay out the squares based on the design. It took us about 2.5 hours. Then we pinned the squares to an extra sheet I had underneath it so we could roll it up and keep it out of the way. Once I get it all seamed together, which I think will take a while, I’ll post more pictures.
All the ends, in a gallon bag
Squares laid out
The squares again, the blue on the left is the sheet
I think all knitters have their own unique way of counting rows. Here’s one using stitch markers.
Interesting article how it took a woman in Maryland five years to get the local prison allow her to teach the prisoners to knit, but she was persistent and it made a difference in the men’s lives.
Yarn cakes seem to be the “in” thing at the moment. If you don’t like the color combinations that the companies out there have, make your own.
Now this is my kind of knitting!! Sitting and rocking and knitting.