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February 2009 Blog Posts (169)

Stop Me If You've Heard This One...

Let me tell you a story.



It's a story about what happened to me at the yarn store last week end.



It's a story about my most recent WIP



It's a story of betrayal, political intrigue, love, and, of course, yarn.



So sit back, grab you glass and read my story...







My LYS is my favorite place to be. I go there every Sunday afternoon almost without fail. The girls go to my folk's and Ron employs himself elsewhere from the hours of 1-4.… Continue

Added by Cristi-Lael on February 21, 2009 at 7:28pm — 6 Comments

A Good Day for Knitting

We took a very long care ride today visiting family and I had three hours of totally uninterrupted knitting on my Hemi.



I am now on Row 60, and will definitely have enough of the Suri Dream Rose Quartz to finish the whole project.



Yesterday I received my Golding Tsunami drop spindle and some roving to spin. Today my friend who owns a fiber farm near by dropped off three samples of roving (Merino, Mohair/Merino blend, and Babydoll) to try out.



As soon as my Hemi… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 21, 2009 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

Sheldon

He was a quick project I need to get a few finished and shipped off to my Sister . Well I have to start over now since sonny chewed Sheldon. Here I go again I'll be shipping him off asap so Sonny can't get him. Oh well I'll have lots of practice knitting Sheldon. Got to laugh and carry on. Good thing my sister dosen't… Continue

Added by Sonnysmom on February 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

2 socks at a time!

Howdy! I knit all my socks, toe up, on 2 circular needles. Before finding KnitPicks, I bought the more expensive brands, not knowing any better.



I've tried the magic loop, using one long circular needle and found that the 2 circular needles were easier to handle.



After finding KnitPicks, I bought a few sock yarns, and went crazy! KnitPicks is my only source for sock yarns. I love the prices and quality! I've knitted over 15 pairs of socks in the last couple of years and my… Continue

Added by Joan Waff on February 21, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

new at knitting

Please send an easy pattern for first pair of socks, I really like the look of the Imagination yarn.

Added by joymunguia on February 20, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Sock Progress

I'm a new member of this knitting community and I've been working on the winter Kettle Dyed Sock Sampler. I got my first digital camera for Christmas, so I've been taking pictures of knitting projects. I've finished one January sock and most of a T-shirt sweater since then.…



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Added by mae on February 20, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

confession of busy hands

Some may call me ADD, some may call me a flitter, a buzzer, just never sitting still. I always have something to do.Whether it be laundry, bills, children, husband, friends. I realize that my hands must always be busy. You may not know and almost believe I am beening rude. Yet when I sit down to wait at an appointment, watch my child play at something or enjoy a visit with you, my hands are busy. I am not trying to keep to myself, being a dutiful mom, or ignoring you on my visit. I am… Continue

Added by lindolyn on February 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

So...now what???

I finally finished the first project, the scarf. I suppose I should learn to purl and tackle something new. Any suggestions? I love the ease and access of the video tutorials on this Knit Picks site!

Added by Jacqueline on February 20, 2009 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

March Catalog Available Online Now

Simply click here to view our newest sock catalog. Look for video tutorial support to go along with what's printed in the catalog as well as some new video book reviews by Kelley.

Added by Christy on February 20, 2009 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Thrummed Mittens!

How come I've lived in New England for almost 15 years and have just now caught on to thrummed mittens? All winter I have been wearing a pair of gloves inside the mittens I knitted for myself. This is awesome. I will definitely have to make some for next winter. I am afraid, though, that if I even get near some roving I will want to learn how to spin...oh the dilemma! Well, I will have to get my hands on some and see! It's still way cold here with more snow expected this weekend.

Added by PurlGirl on February 20, 2009 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Gloves Received!

My friend in Maine received her gloves, and the name of the photo album she sent me was "In which I try to make you a thank you card for the gloves and Sadie tries to eat the note."…



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Added by Alison on February 20, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Another test project - part 2

Just thought to share something with you.



Another thing has me giggling for days now whenever I think of it. Last weekend I finally got up the guts to start on getting stuff together to learn how to knit a shawl in lace pattern (see "another test project" blog). Never done much lace knitting and usually made a right dog's dinner of it.



So I went to my wonderful better half, showed him the pattern and asked him what he thought of it and would it suit me. Well, he got his… Continue

Added by Mrs. K on February 19, 2009 at 2:04pm — 4 Comments

KP Duty--a Part of Knitting!

Yes, KP duty is an important part of knitting! I keep in touch with my knitting group by e-mail between meetings, which we have once a month. That means I do a lot of knitting in front of my laptop, connected to the internet.

the start

One advantage of the knitting group is that when one of us wants to order something from Knit Picks--say an inexpensive item, like one… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 19, 2009 at 1:58pm — 8 Comments

Stuff that gets in the way!!!

I have stalled out for a bit on my October Falling Leaves socks... both of my parents were in the hospital recently, and my dad just had surgery today so he will be in for a while longer. But I have been making progress on my Great American Aran Afghan project... three blocks finished! Finished one hat, another set of mittens, and am 3/4 finished with a knitted cape I started on a wild train trip into Canada with other knitters a few weeks ago. So amid all the 'stuff' getting in the way of… Continue

Added by Cora Gorsuch on February 19, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Baby Shower gift for Melissa--very late in posting



It took me so long to post about this project because I lost the page with the pattern on it. I cleaned out my craft room this week and found it! I pulled the pattern out of a "Crafts 'n Things" magazine, though all I have is the page that I pulled out and it doesn't list the issue date. I'd guess the issue was last summer.



The original pattern was for mittens and scarf and this hat and all had a red cherry on top. I changed it to… Continue

Added by MarciH on February 19, 2009 at 9:19am — 8 Comments

New needles are here!!!!

I got my harmony 10 inch straight set in the mail yesterday!!! I am so excited to get to work with them! they are so beautiful, I had to bring them to work, and I think a few of my coworkers will be placing their own orders soon! I Love recommending a great product! Now that I have something fun and and pretty to use, maybe some of my wips will get finished! Happy knitting everyone!

Added by Troy on February 19, 2009 at 7:11am — No Comments

Getting ready to fly

I am getting ready for a trip in a couple of weeks and am already dreading it...worried that they'll take my nickel-plated needles away. I know I can bring a self-addressed stamped envelope, but then I wouldn't be able to bring them with me. I don't even know what projects I'm bringing with me, but will probably bring the Kool-Aid sock yarn. I'm sure I could get through with wood dpn's, but don't love using them. It's a 3 hour flight, a 2-hour layover, and another hour and a half… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on February 19, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

GAAA Square #2 done, 1 to go

I finished Janet Levy's square last night...it took me 9 days! :( I have to do one more and my goal is the end of the month as it is a gift for Mom's B-day. Because it is going to be a pillow, I think I am going to do something totally different for the 2nd side, perhaps the lacy-looking one that is knit in the round. I'll have to copy and enlarge the chart today so I can get started tonight.

Added by PurlGirl on February 19, 2009 at 4:49am — 2 Comments

Its All About The FO's

Yep Tuesday's day off turn out to be a more productive knitting day than I thought it would be. In the morning I worked on my pi shawl, now given how many repeats I have left ( too many to count) not very noticeable, but I'm pleased. Then came my Sugar Maple socks. I was able to make good progress yesterday with only the toe left of the second sock to do today. Since I was so proud of my progress yesterday afternoon, yesterday evening I cast on for… Continue

Added by Knit4Many on February 19, 2009 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Company Coming

I have company coming in tomorrow night, so I may not be on much (if at all) over the next week. I will be back though!

Have a lovely week. :)

Added by grapesonthevine on February 18, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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