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I've been knitting for8 years and LOVE it. It is my creative outlet as well as my therapy. SAHM of one daughter, 23, and one son, 13, and wife to a wonderful husband.
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Knitting Goals for 2013

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 8:00am 8 Comments

Happy new year to all my fellow knitters and crocheters!  I know it’s been a long while since I’ve posted an update.  The good news is that I have been doing a lot of knitting!  I’ve also become somewhat of a Ravelry addict and spend most of my computer time updating projects and drooling over patterns.  I’ve also kept my knitting group, Fellowship and Fiber, alive and have tried to keep a hat for charity on the needles at all times.  I’ve finished quite a few small projects since the…


Chemo Cap Friendly Yarns

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 8:10am 1 Comment

I was just over on the rabbit hole aka Ravelry looking for yarn suggestions for chemo caps.  You'll be happy to know that KnitPicks made the cut!  They had KP Comfy, Shine/Shine Sport, and the newest yarn, Brava on their list.  They of course also mentioned 100% cotton yarns like the Simply Cotton.  Basically anything machine washable and dryable that feels very, very, very soft.  Absorbency is a plus!  Softness is also key for knitting preemie caps.  Stay tuned for more of Purlgirl's…


Winter Knitting (obsession) Therapy

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 12:55pm 3 Comments

I swore I wouldn't post until I had something to show and tell, and so I've been knitting like a mad woman since, well, I haven't really stopped since September.  My focus has been all over the place. I went on a mitten kick for a while to give my friend something to put on her web shop.  I also made a bunch of tie-dyed onesies for it.  I cast-on a few things, including my Granny Smith Apple Cardigan, and then Christmas knitting started in earnest  over Veteren's Day weekend.    I made…


Travelling Loop Method

Posted on December 17, 2011 at 8:24am 2 Comments

I am doing some power knitting today trying to finish up some quick gifts for the members of my small group.  I am making small felted (fulled) bowls and using odds and ends of wool stash and my size 11 circular needles.  I stumbled upon a method that I had never used before in using Magic Loop where you use only one loop.  You start with a big loop on your right hand side and just knit around and around until you get to your marker or the last stitch on your left needle.  It works if you…


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At 1:52pm on January 24, 2011, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Strange... I thought we already were friends.  Hmmm. ♥s
At 9:20pm on August 22, 2010, PickleSue said…
Oh, good! I wasn't totally wrong. :) I've seen someone crochet with strips that weren't spun, too. They made a water bottle cozy. I've never seen one made into a shopping bag. That sounds interesting. I'd want to do an openwork knitted one to see how strong this stuff is when spun and plied. But now I'm getting antsy to spin some actual wool!!
At 7:14pm on August 21, 2010, PickleSue said…
Ok- since you said something about it- I have to ask. What is 'plarn' anyway? I thought I could use it to describe this stuff, but I'm not sure so I didn't. It was fun. I think I actually spun for over an hour last total yesterday- and then plied once, too, after the actual spinning. My arms are sore today. :) I'm glad I could make you chuckle!

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