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March 2009 Blog Posts (174)

I'm Terrible At Keeping Secrets...

I really am, you know. I've only been working on Michelle's socks for three days and I was already busting at the seams to tell her about them. (Not to mention the fact that I've been blogging about them and have told pretty much everyone except her that I was making them.) So, tonight at knitting I passed around the completed sock and when it got to her and she was petting it, I let her know that it was hers to keep. She was so excited to get handmade socks, which made me feel… Continue

Added by Shaina Scott on March 31, 2009 at 10:27pm — 4 Comments

Middle Aged Woman Has Weird Love Affair with Ball Winder

Okay, call the National Enquirer if you want. But I am in love with my new $19.99 KP Ball Winder. I clamped it onto the arm of my big rocker, and I was off and winding. I've been rewinding every skein in my stash, it is just too much fun. I even wound some fairly wide ribbon yarn as well as some cotton that is more like heavy thread. My 14 y.o. son saw me and insisted on trying it out. I let him at it with some acrylic worsted, but after one ball (with quite a few backup rewinds when he wasn't… Continue

Added by Puffy Griffinclaw on March 31, 2009 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

Socks nearly finished

I am making the toe up socks for my wonderful daughter-in-law, who is also my vet. We visited her today - well care visit for dog #4. She likes her socks short, so I'm done with the socks except for two rows and the bind off. Expect pics on Thursday - still haven't replaced the dead camera.

Happy knitting. Hugs to ALL.


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 31, 2009 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Pure Pleasure

I knit this scarf earlier in the winter, but it is only recently that I have come to truly love it. Each time I wear it, it gives me pure pleasure.

The beaded scarf is 100% silk and so soft. It was a little difficult to knit due to the nature of the silk slipping on the needles, but it was worth every stitch. I would love to knit something special using this type of yarn for a friend… Continue

Added by Barb on March 31, 2009 at 1:51pm — 5 Comments

FO: Ankle Socks V.1

Some of you may recal my plan to make myself a series of ankle socks using a single skein of sock yarn. This is mostly because ankle socks are my favorite, but also because I would be able to cut the cost and knitting time on half. I went ahead and got some skeins, figuring if there wasn't enough yarn I could always use them for socks for the girls.

(Note to self: Must make socks for T soon. She keeps asking)

So, I picked a skein and started to work. I did them toe up two at a… Continue

Added by Cristi-Lael on March 31, 2009 at 10:29am — 6 Comments

Felting a purse

Well have to finish the purse to felt it, but will eventually. Working on a panel purse, all I have left to finish is the sides and handles! But I have now stopped temporarily to begin on 6 scarfs for gifts. It may seem weird but I am planning on giving school color scarfs to my band booster board-I'm the president so I thought that would be something from me, the only thing is it will be next month (May) when I give it to them. I wonder if I should just not do it???

Added by dinasmiles2 on March 31, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Stroll. Is it a yarn or a pattern?

I was searching for a new sock pattern when I came across Berroco knits page. They have a sock pattern called "Stroll"! Isn't that a funny coincidence?!!

Added by Sybil K on March 31, 2009 at 7:45am — No Comments

help Nora gaughan pattern Named "Flow"

I need help with knitting instructions:

It says :
*ssk, K 17, rep from * 4 times more, ssk, k to end - ( end with 124 stuches)
Repeat dec row every 2 " , 5 times more, knitting 1 less st between ssk"s

I read it as repeat * row every 2 inches, 5 times, But I dont get it how I am goign to do knitting 1 less st between ssk"s ?

Added by Jannie Oppenheimer on March 31, 2009 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

hooray!! Found some knitting groups....yee Haw

Grand ma to 4, mom to 3. Love to knit, could do it all day, if possible.......Cloudwing09

Added by Debbie West on March 30, 2009 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

KnitAlong Newbie

Wow! I'm new to this knitpicks community, but I'm absolutely fascinated by the Classic Lines Cardigan KAL. Since I love cardigans and was just thinking how much I'd like a classic one... well, here I am. How serendipitous. :)

Added by Amanda S on March 30, 2009 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Are these signs... should I just stop knitting

Not a good day in the knitting corner at my house.

First I try to take a picture of my toe up socks... got the picture taken and my camera dies... I was able to upload the pic... at least that worked.

Then I'm sitting here working up the leg on the same socks, and my circular needle comes apart. These are NOT new needles, I've used them to knit several pair of socks or other items, so I just have to buy more... then I look for the closest size I have to at least continue and it… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 30, 2009 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Elephant for a baby girl

Thought I would add this cute little elephant just finished for a friend's baby girl. I used ggh cashmere so this little guy is plenty soft and cuddly. Pattern is Sarari Friends by Chris de Longpre. Size seven dp needles.

Added by McPherson on March 30, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Socks for Mommy

The socks for my mom are done.

They are "Emily's Socks" from 2-at-a-Time Socks knit in Essential Wine Kettle Dyed. You may remember how it bothered me that one is much darker than the other. I was wondering... You know how when you wash your DH's favorite UGA Red polo with his undershirts and they all come out, well, closer to the same color? Would that work on the socks? If I put them in hot water, will some of the extra dye spread to the other… Continue

Added by Katylynn85 on March 30, 2009 at 4:46pm — 5 Comments

A Knit-A-Long I've wanted to do for a long time!

Today I started a KAL for a steeked cardigan called the Classic Lines Cardigan. It has many elements of sweater design that I love. Things that will help you become confident planning your own sweaters in the future.

I spent most of my weekend finishing off the details for the KAL launch. So, I didn't do any spinning. That turned out just fine because my order from Crown Mountain Farms… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on March 30, 2009 at 4:36pm — 3 Comments

I need to pick a pattern

I'm hoping to have a sweater knit out of our new Simply Cotton for my son by Earth Day! I can't make up my mind which pattern I want to use, or which color to knit it in. I'm leaning towards either Malted Milk or Ginger. (I accept stains as a part of childhood, so I'm not too concerned about a light color for a 1-year-old boys sweater.)…


Added by Katie on March 30, 2009 at 2:28pm — 9 Comments

cheveron riple pattern

to do a sample for this pattern grab size 9 needles, some yarn and cast on 30 sts.

ROW1: K2 tog, k5, yo k1 yo, k5, k2 tog, ssk, k5, yo k1 yo, k5, end the row w/k2 tog

ROW2: purl all sts across

ROWS 3 AND ON: repeat rows 1 and 2

Added by keila knits on March 30, 2009 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Update on my first Toe Up Socks

I "rounded the horn" yesterday, and completed both heels shortly after dark. I have knit a few inches this morning.

The toe was started with a "turkish" cast on, complements of Cristi, the heel is one I found in a pattern on Ravelry - Lifestyle Toe Up Sock. I think I'm going to do a sewn bind off since the legs are in k2,p2 continuing the pattern on top of the foot. Anticipate completion tomorrow or Wednesday. These are the easiest socks I have ever… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 30, 2009 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Pardon Me While I Digress...

I realize this is a knitting blog, but I 've just got to show you some shots I got of the girls this weekend. You don't mind, do you?

Didn't think so.

There is a small nature center not too far from my house and this weekend they had their annual butterfly day. My MIL is pretty involved with the center, so she reminded us to come out. Unfortunately, Ron has school on Saturdays, so it was a girls day out.

I had plans to get all kinds of fantastic pictures to show… Continue

Added by Cristi-Lael on March 30, 2009 at 9:05am — 3 Comments

Watch It Grow...

I've decided that I am horrible at taking pictures of my WIPs until they're finished. That leaves me with only finished project pictures, which are nice, but I really like looking at other knitter's WIP pictures. So, to combat that, I'm going to take a picture of whatever I'm working on each day and post it. (Yeah, yeah, I know I'm jumping on the 365 bandwagon...) Day 1 has been added to my Photo stream above. Also, I've added a pic of my… Continue

Added by Shaina Scott on March 29, 2009 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Rona Lace Shawl

My Brother took this photo of me this past Christmas 2008 giving my Mom her present. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing it finished. The pattern is on Knit Picks site Rona Lace Shawl. I started it in August and was able to get it done in time for the December 25 delivery date, I sewed my label tag on it while getting the oil changed in my vehicle to make the trip to their house just before I left so it was a little close! I used yarn not available through knit picks (sadly!) I used… Continue

Added by McPherson on March 29, 2009 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

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