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The title says it all! Found this awesome app for wordpress on android market, now I can blog from anywhere I want ! 🙂

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Knitting magazines around the globe…

I have been working on this for quite sometime now, trying to collect information about the knitting magazines available across the continents.. I have collected few magazine names, but I’m quite sure there are lots more to be found..

Special thanks to Google translate http://translate.google.com/# for helping me find the language of these magazines and helping me convert the complicated ‘unknown language’ websites into simple english :)

Note :

1.I have not gone deep into Asian magazines.. Japanese and chinese have a lot of knitting magazines, but its very difficult to track them.. I have included a few known ones in the list..

2.Tejer La Moda and Phildar are my favorite mags, the patterns are very stylish!

3.http://www.adriafil.com/uk/ allows you to download patterns from back issues for free.. 🙂

4.This list might be updated from time to time as I have hopes that there are lot more to be discovered!!

5. You think I missed something? (which I sure did!!), please comment , I’d be happy to add it to my list 🙂

Name Website
Adriafil http://www.adriafil.com/uk/
anna burda
Beauty Mrs
Burda Tricot
Cast On http://www.tkga.com/coextras.shtm
Cerena(french)
Cotone
creative knitting http://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com
Debbie bliss http://www.debbieblissonline.com/Magazine.asp
Filati http://www.lanagrossa.com/journale/filati_magazin.html
Gedifra(dutch)
interweave knits http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/interweaveknits/default.aspx
Keitodama http://selectyarn.com/web_pages/knitting_books_periodical.html
Knit & Mode(Russian)
Knit it!
Knit n style http://www.knitnstyle.com/
Knit Net http://www.knitnet.com/
knit simple http://www.knitsimplemag.com/
Knit world http://selectyarn.com/web_pages/knitting_books_periodical.html
knit.1 http://www.knit1mag.com/
knitscene http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/knitscenemagazine/default.aspx
Knitter’s http://www.knittinguniverse.com/knitters/k102
Knitting Noro http://store.vogueknitting.com/c-35-noro-magazine.aspx
knitting traditions http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Magazines/Knitting-Traditions-Spring-2012.html
Layette(french) Not found(this basically contains knitting patterns for babies/young ones)
Let’s knit (Japanese)
Linea Rossa (Italian) http://www.lanagrossa.com/journale/linearossa2.html
Love of Knitting http://www.loveofknitting.com/index.html
Marche
Norah Gaughan
Ondori
phildar(french) http://www.phildar.fr/catalogues-modele-tricot.r.html
point au tricot(french)
punto y moda(Italian) http://www.scribd.com/doc/53182172/Punto-y-Moda-77
Rebecca http://www.rebecca-online.de/
Richmore http://selectyarn.com/web_pages/knitting_books_periodical.html
Rowan
Sabrina
Sandra
simply knitting http://simplyknitting.themakingspot.com/
Special twenty
St-Denis
Susanna
Tejer la Moda(spanish)

Tendances

The knitter http://theknitter.themakingspot.com/category/tags/the-knitter-magazine
Verena(German and English) http://www.verenaknitting.com
vogue knitting http://www.vogueknitting.com/
Yarn forward yarnforwardmagazine.wordpress.com/tag/yarn-forward-magazine
Your Knitting Life http://www.yourknittinglife.com
Журнал мод (shoot) http://rukodelka.ru/t13/%D0%96%D1%83%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BB_%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B4-1.htm
Ирэн (Irene) http://news.knitting-info.ru/lib/mag_knit/rus/irn
Ксюша (Xenia)

Sock-a-baby!

I’m so proud to annonce that I have finally finished one sock! (the other sock is still pending, so I cannot wear it and show off !!)..

Sock knitting sounds so complicated at first, but once you finish your first sock, it seems so simple.. I guess I’ll start designing my own patterns pretty soon!!

I just got some free time over this week to go through my craft box.. I found these unfinished projects:

Things in progress:

1. Pinapple doily (thread crochet) -96% complete
2. Embroidery on salway kameez – 90% complete
3. Crochet table mat – 50% complete

Once I complete the other sock ,I’m planning to take up these projects…No point in leaving them unfinished!

 

Knitting project 2 : a skull cap!!

Since I’m so addicted to knitting now, once I was done with the scarf , I wanted to start knitting something immediately. I was bored with straight knitting, so I tought of knitting something in round.. The first thing I thought of was a tank! but realised its a lot more effort and definitely not something that I want to try as my 1st circular knitting project! So I pick the next best thing, a HAT!!

Now, I have a circular knitting needle , with 75cm string.. While reading patterns on the net, I find I would require a much smaller C needle.. I roam around Bangalore, search every corner of the city, but apparently we don’t get circular needles which are lesser in length than 75cm!! can you believe that!!!  I was heartbroken! I surfed the web to find if I can order something online, locally, but found nothing! Then I finally decided to knit the hat with DPNs!! Now, let me tell you, I hae never worked with DPNs before, and I have never seen anybody knit a hat with DPNs. So I start checking on net,youtube to see if hats can be knit with DPNs… I realise the circular needle and the DPNs have the same logic, they make the end project circular! So I start knitting my hat with DPNs 2.25mm , 23cm…

I work initially a 2by2 rib, then switch to a 1by1 rib.. then knit all rounds untill I begin to decrease..The pattern is all mine and the decreases were done depending on my head size.. I wish I could have made the hat a bit much longer so that they could cover my ears, but I didnt realize this while I was working on the hat.. My next hat will definitely be much better and longer!! 🙂

Note – there is something wrong with the colors here, its supposed to be a shade of blue…

The knitted Scarf is finally here…….and so is the knitting book!!

I recently ordered a knitting book on Flipkart , and it finally arrived… The book is titled Celebrity Slouchy Beanies, and has around 7 patterns of beanies to knit…  The pattern seems simple and easy to follow, but there are few things we might have to figure out ourselves… I plan to knit the purple one featured on the back of the book(pic attached below), but that will have to wait….But the most important thing , the book was a bit expensive (by Indian terms).. Its notebook sized, just has 36 pages and costs 196 rupees !!! 🙂

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I went to the yarn market the other day (called Raja market) and bought these beautiful pink babies… I’m wondering what can I knit with these? A tank top????

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I’m finally posting the pics of my finished scarf, my first real knitting project!

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