Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Caroline 's an I.T. failure!!!
Thanks for the kindly replies to my first (well, second really 'cos I lost the actual first) post. I apologise in advance for any gaffe or failure in etiquette..I don't really know how to talk to people over the internet..but I'm sure I'll learn.
And I'm not sure how to make individual replies here is a collective one..
I'm from the right side of the Pennine's, too, Limey (Rochdale).I just live in exile in Yorkshire. Sobering thought..I've lived in Yorkshire longer than I lived in Lancashire.
The reason for my rather complicated first project was that I had lusted so long over the beautiful Gansies that are sold (at rather frightening prices) on the East Coast of England that my husband( the 'longsuffering' type, who stands and sighs outside yarn stores!) finally bought me the 'seaman's iron' (worsted wool), 'wires' (long dpns, size 2mm) and the book of traditional patterns by Gladys I had to get on and make it!!
I am fluent in Frog, because I ripped the jumper countless times, and I eventually got wise and replaced the wires with a circular needle.Sometimes I hated the project , but then I grew to love it. I didn't finish the gansey until I was recuperating after a hysterectomy, but now I wear it with pride and have knitted another two since.
My mother and my aunt were both magnificent knitters. I wish I had shared their enthusiasm whilst they were around. But I have their needles, and some of their old favourite patterns. So I feel some sense of continuity.
I love this site already.. Amy, the videos are splendid. I'm experimenting with magic loop knitting..Maybe I'll do my next pair of socks this way.
If anyone had told me, years ago that I would be excited about knitting socks, I wouldn't have believed them.But I do so love knitting now, and knitting socks particularly. Has anyone read Richard Rutt's History of Hand Knitting? It's a really wonderful book, but he says 'Today (1980s) [hand knitted socks] can hardly be seen, and only the old can remember how to turn a heel without referring to a book...Stockings were always dull work.Today's knitter expects more pleasure from the craft.'
O, Bishop Rutt, how wrong you were.

I'm off to turn another heel!
Caroline is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-24-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,253 Times in 1,844 Posts
Welcome to the Forum. I'm sorry you had troubles with your first post--it has happened to all of us.

If you want to post a reply to a particular topic, click on the "post reply" and a screen will come up for you to use.

"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 09:57 AM   #3
Instepping Out
AmandaC's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maidenhead - UK
Posts: 3,412
Thanks: 36
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
Send a message via MSN to AmandaC
Hi Caroline

Don't worry you'll get the hang of it. I'm in the UK too - down in Berkshire.

Can't wait to see pictures of your jumpers.

Clapotis - Malabrigo - Rich Chocolate
Dream Swatch - Blackthorne Fibers - KH
Askew - Rowan Summer Tweed - Rush - well... off the needles but needs to be blocked and seamed
Monkey socks - Lisa Souza - Mars Quake

Anthropologie inspired capelet - mmmmMalabrigo chunky - hummingbird
Simple Knitted Bodice - Glampyre - KP Andrean Silk - Olive
Rowan - Hero Jumper - Rowan Denim
MY MASTER'S SOCK 2 - Lisa Souza - Lime & Violet

I'm toftie
AmandaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 10:11 AM   #4
Posts: n/a
Hello again, Caroline!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #5
Turning the Heel
Limey's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 998
Thanks: 421
Thanked 346 Times in 200 Posts
Hi Caroline


I'm a Pie and it's also great that you've joined this site, so that sometimes I can speak English to someone - I can carry on saying 'shop' instead of 'store' and 'wool' instead of 'yarn' and holding a long knitting needle under my arm won't seem so crazy to you.

So, let's see - there's you, me, AmandaC, Mulene, Fluffy Pechey - that's at least five of us Brits

If we carry on at this rate, we'll soon have the Americans outnumbered - five of us and only 5,000 of them.

I don't know about your relatives being brilliant knitters but you ain't doing too badly yourself, turning out Ganseys and socks - nearest I get to a woollen sock is BHS.

Anyway, I'll stop wittering, except to say that you needn't worry at all about getting the hang of this site (some of us have been trying for years and ain't cracked it yet) - the only thing not to do is to sit there with a knitting problem and not ask for help on here.

Everybody tries to help each other and if they don't know the answers, they will point you in the direction of someone who does.

Happy Knitting and Welcome again!

All the Best

Limey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 06:54 PM   #6
nadja la claire
Working the Gusset
nadja la claire's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: la Republigue des Reves
Posts: 1,347
Thanks: 450
Thanked 72 Times in 69 Posts
Welcome Caroline!!! I look forward to seeing pics of your work, and I think we're all fluent in frog

Nadja xxx
nadja la claire is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caroline Ingall's shawl wandawoman1167 Crochet! 14 01-21-2010 11:11 PM
princess caroline baby sweaters patterns vavlov Pattern Central 0 07-25-2009 06:27 PM
Princess Caroline pattern suebeebee Pattern Central 1 07-01-2009 10:31 PM
Failure to K1 P1? lissiel How-to Questions 6 11-25-2007 09:23 PM
Success and Failure in the Same AM Racerkatie General Knitting 2 12-03-2005 02:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:14 AM.