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At 6:00am on February 2, 2009, Peggy Stuart said…
Kim: Did you see my blog "The Philosophy of Frogging?" I've had the same experience. Sometimes when I end up taking some of my knitting out--or starting over--it goes so much better.
I LOVE puns! My mother or father (don't remember which) once told me that the first words out of my mouth were a pun. Happy knitting! --Peggy
At 7:42pm on January 15, 2009, Annette said…
Hi, Kim. Hope you're staying warm and cozy inside with your knitting. Winter has been crazy all over. Our school district rarely closes because we're used to snow, too. But I kept the kids home one day just before Christmas when it was -7 in the morning. I didn't want them to walk to the bus stop and wait for the bus when it was that cold (they're teenagers, but still - that's TOO cold!) The school closed the next day due to the extreme weather. I'm currently knitting a cabled scarf with a light red cashmere - sooo soft! Them I'll try a pair of socks. What book did you use to learn to make socks with? I tried a pair just from an individual pattern and ended up ripping it out. Knit Picks has some really pretty new sock yarns so I'm excited about learning to make socks this year. Have fun making your baby blanket!
At 12:29pm on January 15, 2009, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Yes Kim, I am keeping busy. It's nice to be doing what I want for a change. Hope it stays like this.

I'm still having problems with my computer, so I don't have the pic posted yet, but hopefully in the next day or two. Right now I'm working on a pair of socks, and decided to do one at a time because I'm doing two-color work on a portion of the sock. I'm going to start the second bolero, even though I don't have the contrasting yarn as yet. It won't hurt anything, because I'm using the second color to put an I-cord border around the whole thing as a finish.

My granddaughters loved their leg warmers (didn't get to take a pic), and I gave my 6 year old grandson a BIG afghan, which he absolutely loves.

I really enjoy knitting for the kids, they seem to enjoy the finished items even more than the grownups do. I just didn't know children would appreciate knitting. My daughter says its because I made it for them, and anything grandma does is GREAT.

I'm a lucky lady.
At 4:50pm on December 31, 2008, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Glad you liked the scarf - it was probably one of the most unusual, even though the scarf itself was just plain garter stitch. The fringe made it. I've used the speed sticks before on a shaw, and it was killer.

For 2009 I already had about 4-5 that I could start tonight. I started a shrug for myself a while back to wear to work, and only have it about half done. I'm thinking of recycling the yarn and making bolero sweaters for my granddaughers to wear to ballet - I made leg warmers for them for Christmas.

Then I have the yarn and pattern for a lacey kimono for myself; socks for my new son-in-law and daughter (they just got married on the 19th); more socks for my husband; I also need to purchase the yarn for a vest for the one co-worker that I didn't knit for. She is so advanced, that I feel ashamed to try to knit her anything.

I also want to knit some bath mats for my home using the Log Cabin knitting found in Mason-Dixon Knitting, and maybe some placemats or table runners if I can find yarn that I really like.

Sounds like I'm gonna be busy.
Thanks for all the well wishes. I only have one more day to work.
At 2:39am on December 30, 2008, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
The scarf is knit with Red Heart Cotlin' - a cotton blend, which is bulky. Color Mushroom. It was a simple garter stitch scarf, so I wanted to dress it up a bit. I found an example of macrame fringe on the internet and duplicated that. I think it dresses up the scarf a lot more than just plain fringe or no fringe at all.
At 5:18pm on December 28, 2008, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Welcome Kim. I've been on the KP Community since shortly after is started. I too am fairly new to knitting (3+ years now), and find KP very informative and helpful. Be sure to check out the tutorials, videos, etc.

When I started knitting, I already plenty of scarves, and couldn't get interested in that, so I started knitting in the round almost immediately making sweaters for all of my dogs and my husband. Then I found out about socks and dpns, and knit a bunch of socks before I learned about the Magic Loop method.

I'm still learning, and I think that is how knitting goes. You learn a bunch of stitches and methods, mix and match those... then learn some more and so on and so on.

Check my page for some of my recent accomplishments. I'm retiring in 5 days, which means plenty of time to knit and design knitted projects. I cannot wait.
At 10:24pm on December 27, 2008, Annette said…
Hi, Kim! Welcome to the KP Community. I'm fairly new to this site, having just joined in October. I've been knitting on and off for over 40 years and haven't learned to knit 2 socks at once - haven't even knit 1 complete sock! So you're ahead of me on that one! I finished a pair of fingerless gloves a week ago and just started a cable scarf tonight. Cables are much easier than socks, in my opinion. ;-) Sweaters are pretty simple, too, except for the seaming. Congratulations on your pregnancy. When is baby due? My second grandchild is due July 10th - can't wait to find out if it'll be a boy or girl so I can start making something. Have fun with your sock knitting!

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I'm a thirty-something mom of 2 beautiful girls and 1 on the way! Working part-time at both a nursing home and as an elementary school nurse, I've been married for almost 10 years and knitting for almost 2. I recently learned the method of knitting 2 socks at a time on 1 circular needle -- finally overcoming "second sock syndrome!"
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The joy of socks

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 7:48pm 1 Comment

My baby blanket is coming along nicely, and I've restarted the socks I'd begun just after Christmas, as: (a) the cats had a field day with them, and (b) as DH was clearing away the Christmas tree, some of the working yarn got caught up in the needles and sap. However, they are looking neater, although I'd still like to learn about knitting from the toe-up on one circ. needle, 2 socks at a time, so the cuff looks nicer ...and I finally saw that there's a book which shows how! I couldn't find it… Continue

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Posted on December 27, 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Hi! I'm Kim, new to the KnitPicks community...I haven't found an "introduce yourself" area, so here's mine. I've been knitting for almost 2 years now, I guess I'd consider myself an advanced beginner...I can do or figure outmost stitches (not cable, yet, though!), have done flat pieces like scarves, a washcloth, baby blanket (in a lace-like pattern), and knit in the round with DPNs as well as circulars...just about 2 weeks ago I learned the method of knitting 2 socks at a time on 1 circular… Continue

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