It’s been a while since I had a knitting get-together. Last night several friends and I got together for some great food, drinks, and of course, knitting. Ashley was gracious enough to host it at her place and she cooked Mexican to go with our margaritas theme. Oh yes, there were dumplings as well (staying true to our Chinese commonality). You may think, “Mexican and dumplings? Really?” It was fantastic! The best of both worlds I’d say!
Hong, Ashley, and Kahley.
After dinner, we began our knitting. Since the girls have never knitted before, last night we learned how to cast on, knit and purl.
Working hard on those scarves.
Whether a beginner or a veteran, it is important to stop occasionally and stretch out your hands and possibly your back as well.
Don’t forget to do your stretches!
Looks like it’s time for another round of drinks 😉
And the tonight’s finished products:
Pretty good for the first try.
It’s allows great to get friends together for some good food, conversations, and knitting. Until next time knitters…
Hope everyone had a good Halloween. Mine was pretty uneventful, maybe I’ll eat more candy next year 🙂
So I’ve finally started knitting my very first pair of finger-less gloves. I’ve always admired these but never attempted to knit them because they looked too intimidating. But I’ve mustered up the courage to design my very own pair and I’ve become very fond of my newest creation. Well this is what I have so far…
This is the top view.
The other side-hence the thumb hole.
I’ve used seed stitch for the palm and the bottom edging. I think it gives it a very feminine look.
I will have this finished in a couple of days so the pattern will be posted then. Please let me know what you all think 🙂
The start of November’s free giveaway event begins today! The giveaway includes: a row counter, a needle gauge, and a set of five stitch markers. These knitting accessories are a must-have for all knitters and will come in very handy. So knitters, let the entries begin!
Nice autumn colors! Perfect for that hat project you’re working on.
I absolutely LOVE this! So handy you can put it on a key chain too.
Every knitter needs one of these! I know I can’t knit without one especially if I’m working on a large project.
To enter: go to www.atightknitgathering.com and go to the contact tab. Fill in the appropriate information. In the subject box enter “November Giveaway.” Also in the message box include the city and state in which you reside.
Note: multiple entries will be disqualified.
Also, I’d like to add that today is a very special day indeed. It’s my mom’s birthday 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Love you!
As promised I have posted the pattern to the skinny lace scarf that I designed. This scarf is knitted using the ridged lace stitch giving it a ribbed look. I also used super chunky yarn which came with sparkles on it to give it a little glam.
In my pattern I added tassels to my scarf, this is optional. Instead, you can add pom poms or just leave the scarf tassel-less or pom poms-less. Either way, I think you’ll be happy with the results.
2 skeins of super bulky yarn (104 yards/95 meters each)
Size 15 (10mm)
Large crochet needle
Cast on 8 sts.
Ridge Lace Stitch (multiple of 2 sts) Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k2tog tbl; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: p1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, p1.
Repeat these two rows until scarf reaches approximately 65 inches (165cm) and bind off. Block if needed. My scarf curled a little so I steam blocked it.
(Optional): With a crochet needle, attach tassels.
There you have it, very simple! Feel free to comment here or on Facebook. I’d love to know how it turns out 🙂
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Hi all! It has been a very busy week and a half with work (transferring to a new location), school, and the wrapping up of this month’s giveaway event. Even with a crazy schedule, I’ve managed to work in a new knitting project (with the help of caffeine and a couple of energy drinks, of course).
Several weeks ago, while going through my closet and getting out my fall/winter gear, I noticed that I don’t have many scarves. Yes, I know it doesn’t make any sense. How is it that a knitter like me not have many scarves? I don’t knit for myself very often. I usually give away my knitting projects to friends and loved ones.
So, with that in mind I came up with the idea of designing a skinny scarf for myself. Staying true to my impatient self I decided to make this skinny scarf a lace scarf as well. Because I used a lace pattern and chunky yarn, it only took me about two hours to finish 2/3 of it. This is what it is looking like so far:
I used a lace stitch pattern with super chunky yarn.
I should be done with this in the next couple of days so I will be posting the pattern then. So stay tuned because this is a fun and fast one to knit.
I am very excited and I can not wait to where it around town 🙂