Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Brooklyn Tweed

Since I started blogging in Sept. '06 I have read every blog of every participant in the knit alongs I joined. Literally hundreds of pages. No one has come even close to the quality of work you see on the Brooklyn Tweed blog. I love clicking the finished projects. The photographs are coffee table book material.

Jared aka Brooklyn Tweed is hands down the most prolific knitter I have come across, in the hundreds of blog pages I have read. His work is awe inspiring. The drape of his Raspy denim sweater makes me want to rub his stomach. His shawls are unbelievably beautiful. When I first decided to try lace knitting I thought I would try non-lace weight yarn first - until I got the hang of things, and learned to read the stitches. He has been there, done that, and sold the rights to the movie!!! Jared uses dk or fingering weight yarns for his lace projects and they are stunning. The man has always got something gorgeous on his needles and is usually making these wonderful items for someone special in his life. He has a talented generous spirit and it shows in his work. Please click the link in the side bar and take a look at his blog. Scroll around a bit and take a nice leisurely cruise through his finished projects. The hats make you wish for cold weather. GORgeouso. Enjoy!!


Anonymous said...

Hi -- I emailed you this note a couple of weeks ago, but didn't know if you got it, so...

Happy New Year!

I just need a little info for your soxs from your SockRet Pal, who happens to be a friend of mine! :)

Could you please measure your foot for us? We want to make sure your Sockret Socks fit you like... well, like a sock! :)
1-- around the instep
2 -- from heel to toe (maybe stand on a ruler?)
3 -- around the ankle

Also, because we have been admiring the sox you're knitting ... what size needles do you use for your sox?


Have a great day!

Your Sockret Pal & Friend --


Bev Love said...

Hi Keeping a Secret,
I didn't get your message, sorry. Instep: 6 3/4"
Heel to Toe: 9 1/4"
Ankle: 5 1/2"

I use Knit Picks Size 3 Circulars, 24" I have tried Addi Turbos as well, but the Knit Picks are faster.
Thanks Pal
Take Care.