# KNITTING & SPINNING

Baaad Anna's: not your mama's yarn store. Ok, ok…I know my last post was about how spring was around the corner, but today all I want to do is cozy up on the couch under this GINORMOUS blanket and watch movies and knit.

So I’m still gonna post this pattern, and if we don’t have any more cool weather between now and next fall, then you will all least be ready for it with this project. Ginormous Blanket You all know how much we LOVE the country roving by Briggs and Little, especially when playing around with it and making beautiful things like this, it also knits up so fast when you use some big needles.

This is our newest project – the Ginormous blanket. Nicola knit this and designed it, and will be putting a free pattern up on Ravelry soon, but in the meantime; She used 25mm circular needles, and held 4 balls of the country roving together, she cast on 45 stitches and then knit 5, purl 5 – and repeat! Ginormous blanket – and a kick-ass yarn harlot quote!

Pictures by Sylvia!! Noro Taiyo Sport Noro Taiyo Sport – Seven and Zero Shawl. Knitting Books Corrections.

### Knitting Guild Association

Mathematics of a Traditional Heel « the qfa. I bet you thought you’d escaped algebra forever when you graduated high school, but these formulae just might help designers convert sock patterns to different sizes and gauges.

Or knitters to design their own patterns. Most of this will be review for experienced sock knitters, but I thought it would be better to cover all the steps. My examples will be shown with two sets of #’s: 64 sts and 50 sts TOTAL. Notes/ key: H = # of stitches in the heel after all turning and decreases worked.F = # of heel flap sts; 1/2 of the TOTAL # of stitches.h = # of stitches in the heel during turning. Heel flap: Ignore the above notations for the moment. EXAMPLE: 64 sts TOTAL: F = 32 sts. 50 sts TOTAL: F = 25 sts. If ‘F’ is an EVEN #, work the same # of rows for the heel flap. Row 1: Sl, work across (in chosen pattern).Row 2: Sl, purl across.Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until you have the designated # of rows. Turning the heel: Now comes the algebra. A: H = h + 1/2[(F - h) - 2] + 2. Gussets: There, how hard was that?

### Knitting

Funny knitting « Elizabeth Rosenberg's Blog. I knit funny. Well, most people think so, anyway. I knit with the yarn wrapped around my neck for tensioning. It makes purling very easy, quick and even. Knitting this way, I’m pretty fast at the knit stitch, too. My mother taught me to knit this way. For years, I’ve been searching for answers to my questions about this knitting style. I’ve searched for answers. On the internet, I’ve read about the “Portuguese Sytle of Knitting” on Andrea Wong’s website. And I’ve read this blog, where Marie talks about learning the “Wong Way” of knitting. I’ve read on “The Needle Exchange” the strange story of Portuguese woman who grabbed a knitter’s needles out of her hands to show her the “right” way to knit.

I’ve even seen the video on YouTube, which looks remarkably like my knitting style, except that I don’t use funny crochet hook/needles. But today, I made a major discovery. Heavens! So, I’m now on a mission. Oh my goodness! My next step was to do research on Donna Druchunus.