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January 2010 Blog Posts (139)

More knitting, of course!

I'm making some socks and have a deadline of the end of the month to post them. I have 1.5 done so think I can get them finished in time. This is the first project where I've done stranded work so it's a challenge to get the tension right. I can get the first sock on ok, so hopefully that means I'm not doing too bad. Luckily the yarn is sport weight, as I'm a fairly slow knitter.…





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Added by Janet Kelley on January 26, 2010 at 8:51pm — 3 Comments

Rome Wasn't Built in A Day...My Stash Wont Either

Hello Knit Picks Family,



It's me with another question, This one is about stash now since I only have a almost completed blanket under my belt I natually have no stash. Anyways so the question is do you buy your stash or is it only left over yarns. What I mean by buying is see yarns you like and just buy them cause you would love to knit with them and you will...at sometime in your life. Sorry I know some of my questions seem trival but there is no knittin community in my local area.… Continue

Added by flaknitter on January 26, 2010 at 7:13pm — 5 Comments

Wren

Hi, my name's Wren and I just found this site a couple of days ago. I am very familiar with Ning, but the Nings I visit focus on videography (vlogging).



I'm 48, owned by a cat (Lorelei). I am happy to be a FORMER Michael's employee! LOL! Right now my only source of income is my Etsy site. Luckily, I don't have a lot of expenses because I rent a small room in somebody's house and rent pays for heat, etc. I am unattached, but I have my sights set on a guy named George. Watch out,… Continue

Added by Wren on January 26, 2010 at 9:11am — 6 Comments

I did it!

Sheepie the Fridgie/Tawashi is now listed on Ravelry as a free download! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheepie-the-fridgie-tawashi

I would like to thank PickleSue, Knit4Many, Knittergirl39, Sewcrazy, Kate, and Peggy Stewart for all their input and suggestions for this project. I will have to let you know next week how it goes over with the children for… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on January 26, 2010 at 7:15am — 16 Comments

A New Waterloo

Before, it was the sweater curse.I could not knit a sweater to save my life. Fortunately, that curse has lifted and I have almost completed a baby sweater for my friend's soon-to-be (ish) daughter, Zoe. Of course, to avoid the appearance of favouritism, the knitting forces have now cursed me with sock problems. I took a sock that's been on the go for almost a year off of the needles last night and I was punished for it.

I was almost finished my second sock for my mom and I somehow managed… Continue

Added by Kiwi on January 25, 2010 at 7:18pm — 3 Comments

Stash Organizing

Sorry to see that I missed the comments deadline on Kelley and Tina's podcast about this.
Just wanted to let anyone out there know that HEFTY makes a JUMBO sized zipper bag that is 2 1/2 gallons. $3.99 for 12. They are a nice big (and clear!) size for even a sweater project. You can squeeze the air out like a Space Bag and then fit tons of them into Rubbermaids or closets and no moths!

Added by Kathleen Kibblehouse on January 25, 2010 at 1:41pm — 3 Comments

If Mum could see me now.

Well I been sitting here knitting away for a couple of hours and all most finished my son's blankie. I am calling it a rush job as we have a little problem. He has torn up his blankie that his Gran made before he was born and he is more then a little upset. You see Chrissie my youngest has down syndrome and at the age of is 11 is still trying to grow out of the terrible two's so to speak. He never sleeps with out his blankie which he has carried every where since he was born. His twin sister… Continue

Added by Didomum on January 25, 2010 at 12:16am — 12 Comments

Meet Aspen

While watching tv...I made Aspen.

She is ready for the slopes in her sweater and boots...I may have to make her a matching hat....

Added by Dana Jonsgaard on January 24, 2010 at 9:08pm — 4 Comments

Berries Anyone

Hello everyone,



Im Sydney a very new knitter I've been knitting about 2 mos im getting ready to start my second project YAY!!! Almost done with my first project. Anyways I was thinking about doing a knitters bag its it the berry knit. I'm confused on how to do the berry stitch now it looks simple enough but when I go to knit it is looks like a confused stockinette stitch. I have posted the pattern, where I get the most confused is *(k1,p1, k1) in the next st. I know what the k1 and… Continue

Added by flaknitter on January 24, 2010 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Sock Two journey

Hey sock knitters
Well, it's time to start the second set of socks
I am going to do a basic sock, which I am thinking that this would be the.would be the next pattern in line.
The yarn I will be using is Knitpicks felici meridan
on size 3 circular needles.
I just got started on this sock and I am alrerady
thinking about the third set.
Do you have any idea on the next sock in line?

Added by hellrazor on January 24, 2010 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Inspired by Tina

Inspired by episode 124 (Essential Knitting Tools) of the KnitPicks (KP) Podcast, I set about creating four identical notions bags. The idea being, it will not matter which knitting bag I have with me (there are only two going at the moment). I will always have my favorite notions right at hand. These are my must-have knitting tools:



Bent Tip Needles (KP) - for weaving in those pesky ends.



Locking Stitch Markers (KP) – Probably my most used item



Point… Continue

Added by Lisa C. on January 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Here is Gumdrop!

I finished my Gumdrop last night..I just need to practice on the faces....but she will do.....













I think Wilson really likes her..he is falling head over heals "in love"..LOL…



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Added by Dana Jonsgaard on January 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Engineering my own stitch

This week I had the pleasure of taking an all-day class called "Engineering New Stitches" with Cat Bordhi. It was really useful for me as a designer in terms of getting a different perspective on "WS" and "RS" and taking a fresh look at the dozen-plus stitch dictionaries I own.



Here's some of my work from the day:





At the top is a stitch pattern that I am developing based on a couple of ideas from the class. My objective was… Continue

Added by missknitta on January 23, 2010 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

My next project

I was emailed this adorable 'huggie" and I think I will try one tomorrow. One of the residents at the Manor would like a cat for her bed. Although this is not the traditional "cat"..I still think it will be loved just the same.



Check out "Wilson"....

Added by Dana Jonsgaard on January 22, 2010 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

Foiled Again!

I just found out that my parents will be kidnapping me for "Family Day" (for those of you outside of Ontario, it's Monday, February 15th). This spurred me in to action. Dad's been bugging me for two years to knit him a pair of mittens, and I quickly found one that would work. I cast on and knit a mitten (magic loop method) overnight, finishing the thumb this afternoon. When I was done, I realized I would need another entire ball of wool in order to continue. I went back to the yarn store and… Continue

Added by Kiwi on January 22, 2010 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Roxy Lady!

I must admit, there's something about foxes that I think is totally adorable. I think of them as 'puppy kittens'. Just too cute! So, when we were all throwing ideas back and forth about what would make a cute stuffed animal, it just had to be a fox! When I went to swatch to get gauge for Roxy Fox, I couldn't stop. I ended up with most of Roxy and both her pups.…

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Added by Kerin on January 22, 2010 at 5:43pm — 5 Comments

Sheep Fridgie

I'm loking for a quick fridgie magnet pattern for a sheep. Something that I can crank out about a dozen in a week (or less.) It could be knit or crochet. I've spent an hour searching on the web and only came up with one pattern that I liked for sale for $3. Might have to go with that to save myself from wasting too much more of my time. I want to give them out to my kids at church when I give the children's church message next week. Don't kill yourself looking, but it you have a cute one,… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on January 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 22 Comments

Intarsia motifs

Where can I find patterns with Intarsia or Fair Isle dog breed motifs? I certainly willing to purchase such material.

Thanks,

Nita

Added by Nita J. Haas on January 22, 2010 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

Visiting Grandma

Saw my grandma last Sunday to give her the wrap I have been knitting for her. She was so thrilled to get it since "all the other ladies had one and now she does too!"



Here is my daughter and I with Grandma and her wrap:



My aunt is the Activities Director at the Center where my grandma is at. I mentioned that I was teaching myself to spin and she asked me to give a demonstration for the residents. I was there spinning and… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on January 21, 2010 at 7:46pm — 10 Comments

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