Emptyknitster's turkeys with a visitor. Hilarious blog post!
The main topic is when to persevere with knitting and when to shift gears. See my Ravelry Projects Pages for links to patterms. I am also starting a thread on Knitting Pipeline Podcast group on Ravelry so you can leave your suggestions.Easy lace shawls for beginners:
- Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl
- Elizabeth Zimmermann's Stonington Shawl
- Summer Flies by Donna Griffin (Free Pattern)
- Multnomah by Kate Flagg (Free Pattern)
- Truly Tasha by Nancy Bush (Free Pattern) Truly for beginners.
- Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl by Cheryl Oberle
- Wool Peddler's Shawl by Cheryl Oberle. One of my favorites!
- Wool Weaver's Mini Shawl
- Fernwood Farm (Paula's recipe)
Cindy's knitting tip was to use the plastic closures that come on bread bags to anchor your cast on tail. This will keep you from accidentally knitting with it. I suggest using an old pair of scissors to trim off the rough edges (the photo shows just how rough mine were.)
|The plastic clip also works great as a bobbin for crochet cotton for life lines.|
|It takes up a lot less room in your knitting bag than a big ball of crochet cotton.|
The EZ Challenge for the month of August was that we set a goal to memorize a knitting technique that would improve our knitting. The prize is a Longaberger tote in Botanical Fields. Among the techniques were:
- Weaving/Kitchener Stitch (4)
- Knitting backwards(2)
- Continental Knitting
- Knitted i-cord
- Sock heel technique
- Seaming (2)
- Sewn bind-off (2)
- Russian Bind off
- Mattress Stitch
- Spindle spinning
- Provisional crochet cast on
Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums will be performing at the Celtic Highland Games in Davenport IA on September 18th in Centennial Park.
"Let me warn you that a genuine interest in knitting can keep you fascinated, eagerly pursuing it, and never satisfied through a lifetime." Rose Wilder Lane.