If you read Kelley's blog,
you probably already know that Kelley and I got to hang out with the Ravelry Clark County Knitters Group all day last Saturday. It was so much fun! Mom got lots and lots of spinning done. I mostly supervised and mingled with all my friends.
I wonder what we're going to do this weekend! Whatever it is, I'm ready! Thank… Continue
Added by Xena on February 29, 2008 at 10:00am —
Swatching - what a waste of time, right? I mean, it's yarn, what's it going to do?
Well, I'll tell you!
There are so many cool things that swatching can do for you, especially when you're not entirely sure what you want in the first place. Take, for instance, a self-striping sock yarn, like Felici
The idea that a… Continue
Added by Kerin on February 29, 2008 at 8:23am —
my wrap around sweater, this one, is done finally, after bout 6 attempts. i'm happy with it now! now that i have 3 different one i'm all set for myself for another year or so.
got pattern from mason/dixon bok, pattern: after dark robe very easy to convert into a wrap around sweater. using simply soft from caron it just drapes perfectly.
will work on charity things this weekend : hospital booties and prayer shawls, maybe… Continue
Added by jbarr on February 29, 2008 at 6:55am —
Oh no! Knitting catastrophe!
Just kidding. I'm writing a two-at-a-time sock tutorial, and the test knitter just returned the samples. Inside that pile of treacherous circulars
sock yarn are six sock stages, knit in duplicate, all ready… Continue
Added by Alison on February 28, 2008 at 2:58pm —
When I knit in public, I get odd looks, double takes, and people exclaiming that they didn't know you could knit with three needles. Why are they so surprised? What is so extraordinary about a girl my age knitting on DPN's?
The comments and looks I get are funny but never hurtful. No one has ever said to me; "Isn't that the sort of thing that old ladies do?" No one has ever called me granny, no one has scoffed at my lifestyle.
One such comment was particularly funny. Sitting in a… Continue
Added by metalheadknitter on February 28, 2008 at 10:30am —
Start of prayer shawl, not sure if you can see the pattern with the varigated yarn but it's a k3, p3, and k p sts, p k sts on way back. makes nice columns and very foriving if you miss a stitch. had bought the yarn to make some ponchos but the order hasn't been paid for and i didn't have enuogh projects on needles this week :} pattern was taken from a debbie macomber book, some free patterns aare at her knitting pages at her… Continue
Added by jbarr on February 27, 2008 at 6:30pm —
I had the most amazing experience today.
I'm trying to knit this wonderful shawl for my daughter in law. I'm using a bulky yarn that is 50% wool and 50% silk. The pattern is not very complicated, but I made a lot of mistakes in the beginning before I got the "rhthym" of the thing. I didn't go back and fix the mistakes and but now that I'm not making them, I'm sort of regretting that. The "mistake-less" part looks so pretty. So today when I noticed I'd made yet another mistake I was… Continue
Added by 4Strands on February 27, 2008 at 6:23pm —
While gathering yarn in preparation for my next ad, I shot this photo of a pile of new summer yarn colors. We were still waiting for Comfy to come in, so it's M.I.A., but you get the idea. We had a lot of customer requests for MORE GREEN yarn colors, so we did our best to fulfill those wishes.
The yarn on the top is one of my favorite new colors of Shine Sport: "Leapfrog". It's such a friendly, earthy green, and I can't resist that… Continue
Added by Melissa on February 27, 2008 at 3:50pm —
Spring fever has reached record highs here at the Knit Picks
office. Samples of the soft, yummy, new spring/summer yarns are finally here, and we’re all a twitter trying to get photos taken, catalogs printed, new ads designed, new patterns tested, and of course, before any of that can actually be completed, we have to swatch, swatch, swatch!
Being the most inexperienced knitter on staff, I’ve… Continue
Added by Angela on February 27, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Well, I just wrapped our shoot for the opening pages of the upcoming catalog and thought I would give you all a sneak peek of new colors in Main Line
. Hopefully these will get you excited for you next mailing, as you know everyone here is very excited about all the new… Continue
Added by Christy on February 27, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I started the Curved Shawl
from Victorian Lace Today
back in August. It is my first real, full-sized lace project. I set it aside for a few months because I was worried I would run out of yarn (Autumn Heather… Continue
Added by Tina on February 27, 2008 at 9:00am —
(lovely photos courtesy of Alison - thank you!)
Yarn: Bare Essential
(75% superwash merino, 25% nylon)
Dye: Jacquard Acid Dyes
Burnt Orange, Burgundy, Chestnut
Needles: 40"… Continue
Added by Tina on February 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
My younger sister is hoodie-addicted and has requested one in light grey for her birthday. She picked the "Roam"
pattern from the Fall 2007 issue of Knitty, and I decided to substitute Knit Picks Elegance
in Ash. I'd better speed things along - I only have five weeks, and I keep getting distracted by other (smaller, more easily completed) projects… Continue
Added by Alison on February 19, 2008 at 10:34am —
Lately we've all been waiting anxiously for our sample balls of the new spring yarns to come in, as we have to knit swatches and photograph the yarn for the catalog. Yesterday we did get one box of yarn in that contained some new colors of Shadow
, and a few of the colors of the new line, Gloss Lace
. I'm knitting two different lace swatches to help out, and I couldn't resist taking some photos of the yarn to share with you as I was winding my yarn in preparation for… Continue
Added by Melissa on February 19, 2008 at 10:00am —
It's coming, it's coming. But it's not here yet. I've been keeping an eye out for the delivery truck so I can alert Kelley when it gets here.
Did you know I helped pick out the colors? Each and every color is Xena approved.
I think I like the new purples best.
Added by Xena on February 15, 2008 at 1:30pm —
I want to either knit or crochet a toilet paper roll cover that looks like sushi. I was inspired by this design
, but of course, mine will be a California roll since I'm vegan. I've seen knit and crocheted versions and I'm still on the fence about which one I'll attempt.
I've got the colors and yarns picked out for the wasabi, avocado, pickled… Continue
Added by Angela on February 15, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I knit this sheep hat for Katie's baby (due February 22!). I was inspired by Jennifer Little's adorable Sheep Yoke Cardigan
that I saw on Ravelry, but I figured a newborn would be more likely to wear a hat, and by the time the baby would be big enough for a cardigan it would be summer. I used Jennifer's sheet chart and applied it to a… Continue
Added by Melissa on February 15, 2008 at 8:52am —
As you know if you’ve read my staff picks in the past, I love cotton yarn. I wear it year round (wool is just too warm for me). Cotlin
yarn is at the top of my list! (except for the new yarn, Comfy, that will debut this spring) Cotlin is DK weight and washable. I used it the the Fraulein Zippered Vest.
It’s great to knit with and has wonderful colors to… Continue
Added by Kim on February 14, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I love to create... it doesn't matter what the medium is, I'll give it a try... Well with that wall of yarn behind me, I have no choice but to create something out of yarn. Hence the process began in designing a sweater. Last fall we had received an email from a group of ladies asking that Knit Picks would have more patterns in larger sizes using DK weight, well I couldn't resist the challenge!… Continue
Added by Kim on February 14, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Spring has sprung here at Knit Picks! Here are a couple of photos to give you a sneak preview of the new Risata and Felici yarn colors enroute to our warehouse. The team at Knit Picks has been busy adding new colors to the spring yarns and Fall is also beginnning to looking very… Continue
Added by Diedre on February 14, 2008 at 1:22pm —