Forum Index

2011 KALs?
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Knit-a-longs
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Kathryn
Young Knitter


Joined: 28 May 2006
Posts: 8418
Location: Somerset, England

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: 2011 KALs? Reply with quote

I've really enjoyed the KALs that we've had this year, and thought that it would be a nice idea to carry on into next year.

I know that it's only October, but starting to think about KALs now would mean that we could have something planned for January when holiday knitting will be over, and we can start knitting for ourselves again.

Please post here if there is anything that you'd like to suggest for a KAL next year - it can be a technique (cables, lace etc) or a garment type (socks, gloves etc).

Please remember that suggesting something here doesn't mean that you have to take part in the KAL. I'm hoping to get some ideas of things that would be popular, so don't hold back on your suggestion. I'll collate the suggestions and hopefully put together a rough idea at the beginning of December ready for January.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Holly
Old Knitter


Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 7502
Location: West Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always wanted to knit lace to attach to pillow cases but am a little nervous about the maintenance of it. Does anyone have experience with it or suggestions for patterns? That might br interesting and perhaps a small enough project for me to follow through on.
_________________
www.knittinghaven.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Kathryn
Young Knitter


Joined: 28 May 2006
Posts: 8418
Location: Somerset, England

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any experience with these, but is this (Ravelry link) the sort of thing you had in mind?

I would have thought that if you use something that has the same washing instructions as the pillow case then it wouldn't be a problem. However it would probably be a good idea to wash everything separately before you sew them together in case something shrinks. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
A_nony_mouse
Site Librarian


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 7602
Location: Top O' the Hill Country TX

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think lace edgings for a pillowcase or handkerchief, etc. would be a fun addition to a lace KAL, Holly. I would take part in that one. Smile

I got pillowcases as a wedding gift from my great-aunt (the one who taught me to knit) with a very pretty lace edging done with small needles in "crochet" thread. They were cotton cases, so I washed, starched and ironed them. By being careful with the lace, they lasted a very long time.

http://www.knitting-and.com/homework/

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/lace_edging_squares_stitches.php

http://knitty.com/ISSUEss10/FEATss10SIT.php
_________________
Have a mice day.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Holly
Old Knitter


Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 7502
Location: West Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nony....there are so many choices there....thank you. Very Happy
_________________
www.knittinghaven.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Happy Knitter
Kneedle Clicker


Joined: 13 Oct 2010
Posts: 29
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love lace, but I have never knitted any. It would be fun to try though at a kal.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Katknit
Mother Christmas


Joined: 14 Jun 2007
Posts: 3387
Location: England

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some lovely 1940's patterns for lace edgings Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Yvonne
Parlor Resident


Joined: 19 Oct 2006
Posts: 6292
Location: North Wales, UK

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Great Aunt used to crochet lace edgings on pillowcases. They were beautiful but I don't see why we shouldn't try knitting some.

Isn't Tay interested in knitting with crochet cotton or is it someone else?
_________________
Yvonne

Rav ID: thacka
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tay
Parlor Resident


Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 3022
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvonne wrote:
My Great Aunt used to crochet lace edgings on pillowcases. They were beautiful but I don't see why we shouldn't try knitting some.

Isn't Tay interested in knitting with crochet cotton or is it someone else?


Yep, that would be me Very Happy I so love the old lace edgings and doilies.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kathryn
Young Knitter


Joined: 28 May 2006
Posts: 8418
Location: Somerset, England

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so lace is definitely going to be on the list. Very Happy

Are there any other suggestions? Are there any techniques that people want to try but want some support while they learn?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wolfram
Parlor Resident


Joined: 03 Sep 2010
Posts: 713
Location: Lancaster, PA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about something "basic" for us newbies that just can't seem to get something to come out right.....ok, ok, something I can't seem to come out right, simple SOCKS!!! We can make it a bit difficult and do them in 2 colors, ribbing and heal in one, the rest in an other.

Or a simple cable scarf. I never cabled before.

Or double knitting a simple hot pad. Double knitting scares me, keeping track of more than 1 color.

lace sounds nice too.

or how about a stuffed animal/creature, we can fill them with cooked pasta, hehe, ok ok, no more Vicar of Dibbly references

We could do a bigger project that uses up our left over yarn and make a afgan of many colors and textures.
_________________
No Day But Today
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kathryn
Young Knitter


Joined: 28 May 2006
Posts: 8418
Location: Somerset, England

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those suggestions, Wolfram. There are a few things there that I was thinking of including, but wanted to see if others were interested too. I will add them to the list as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
knittingmama
Green Thumb Knitter


Joined: 08 Aug 2007
Posts: 7279
Location: Northwestern PA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double knitting is a great idea. I, too, would love to learn the technique.
_________________
Help find a cure for ALS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
madmumtj
Parlor Resident


Joined: 14 Oct 2009
Posts: 641
Location: north yorkshire UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about a wacky hat , bight colours , dangling bits wackier the better xxx
_________________
mum to 4 , auntie to 100,s and will knit each one something speacial and fill it with love xxx
http://jemesandme.webs.com/
[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/counter/wjrv9KG/]

[/url]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
wolfram
Parlor Resident


Joined: 03 Sep 2010
Posts: 713
Location: Lancaster, PA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madmumtj wrote:
how about a wacky hat , bight colours , dangling bits wackier the better xxx


This makes me think of the hats the Whos down in Whosville wear. Maybe a waky hat for Christmas season? Or April Fools Day?
_________________
No Day But Today
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Knit-a-longs All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group