CraftsJaney Garnet -- Friday, July 05, 2002 -- 11:53:41 PM
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Oh, I am so here. I am knitting up a storm at
the moment, a cardigan with fake feather
edging for the wee girl. I love knitting in the
winter. Watching movies and knitting. I know
I'm pathetic, but I'm happy.
Knitting is fun - at times.
A couple of years back, my mother bought me yarn for a sweater for my husban (yarn is much cheaper in Sweden than in the US).
I did a futile attempt to start it then, but only knitted about 10 rounds.
This fall and spring, I finished it. It is fir-tree green and off-white, and it has a bear on the front. I re-started it around thanks-giving. I finished the knitting by early march, and finished putting it together (minus a clasp) right as it was getting hot.
Janey, what magnets? I saw your cute little Scrabble bracelets, but nothing on magnets. I also read something about tintypes, or is that something different? I also might have hallucinated it.
Knitting is long term project stuff. Unless you
use the really big wool Rowan has in its
range, and the big needles. You could knit
one of those suckers over a couple of
I like the process. The end result is lovely,
and useful, sure, but I like the doing.
I was taught to knit by my grandmother when I
was very young, about five or so. I've taught
my wee girl and she's getting better and
better. She practices by making holey scarves
for her dollies.
There are books you can buy that will teach
you adequately but honestly, I think there is
nothing better than having someone show
you. But then again I don't do well with written
instructions for crafty things.
I find knitting incredibly soothing, and not
being the least tense person on the planet, I
need all the soothing I can get. In fact I am
having the perfect (for me) winter weekend at
the moment. No-one else in the house,
pottering around, plenty of videos to watch,
loads of knitting to do.
I tried to knit a sweater for Julia M's baby because I was meeting them a few weeks ago. I think I'm a pretty good knitter. I have never had such a disaster. It was a combination of the yarn and the directions. How the hell do you see what you are doing with fluffy chenille yarn? Never again. Anyway, I'm going to rework it with an adequate number of stitches in the button band and donate to Children's Hospital. In the meantime, Margaret got a lovely purchased outfit.
Cal, I keep tweaking the site every few days, 'cause I don't know dick about html and I'm just flailing my way through it. This will take you to both magnets and tintypes.
Susanne, I would think three weeks would be plenty of time, but you might check back with me closer to Christmas to make sure.
I wish I could knit, but it's hell on my weak wrists.
Victoria's posts look very poetic.
I should probably find someone to teach me-I don't do well with written instructions, either.
Ok, Janie--will do. Have you tried just using Netscape Composer to do your webpages? Unless, of course, you're just trying to learn html.
Composer is more like desktop publishing (in regards to ease of creating tables, etc.) but you can also use whatever html code you want. But in using it, I'm certainly not learning as much about html as I would like.
Yeah, I bet it's Mac. Interesting.
Janey, what are the tintypes? I mean what size, shape, and so on? Are they for the desk, to hang, what? They are very nice.
Are the magnets for the fridge or where would you put them? I love the black and whites from the 20s.
I would love to knit or to crochet. I've tried to learn a couple times and never managed it, mainly because the instructions are never clear enough.