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March 2010 Blog Posts (141)

Lil Sophie

I was asked on Facebook by a woman I just met a few days ago if I would make a special gift for a colleague of hers...the couple has been trying to adopt a baby for almost 10 yrs. They now have baby Sophia. I know a little about amigurumi and miniature bears so I studied a few photos and then began. Jane saw a photo of mine that I called Marshmellow..she is a cute little bear and with such detail. I do not have this tiny bear, but I wanted to give her one to pass on to…

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Added by Dana Jonsgaard on March 31, 2010 at 8:18pm — 7 Comments

For the ambitious failures out there.

Howdy Knitters ( and you crocheters too if you're out there)



This is my first post around as i am as you see extremely new to the forum. This is an introduction post, but i feel my title is honestly appropriate. It seems like my knitting days have been nothing but ambitious and mainly failures to be honest. I was a self taught knitter who began knitting two years ago (i guess it's been that long). I tried to knit scarfs and could not stand the back and forth. I never finished a scarf… Continue

Added by Samantha L. on March 31, 2010 at 5:52pm — 7 Comments

Knitting for the Grandchildren

I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.



I have two new granddaughters, one 2 months old and one 5 months old so… Continue

Added by Joan on March 31, 2010 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

Update on Knitting and Quilting

Busy week! In knitting news, I'm making progress on the second BSJ--





I'll be posting my progress at the BSJ KAL here. I'm using the pattern in The Opinionated Knitter. My yarn is Comfy Sport in Creme Brulee and… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2010 at 9:07am — 69 Comments

Really really need some help!

I'm trying to advance in my knitting to items beyond the hats and scarfs I make. I have a book called "Weekend crafter, knitting 20 simple & stylish wearables for beginners", by Catherine Ham. The project I want to make is the crop top on page 66 (for those of you that might have the book). Also, here is a link to one that's on Raverly - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crop-top . This is where my…

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Added by Diane Fallon on March 30, 2010 at 2:51pm — 4 Comments

Busy Week Ahead

Good Morning Knitters,

How is everyone's week going? Mine is going well. It's going to be a very busy week for me with Easter coming up this weekend. Our Pancake House has it's busiest weekend, so I have to make sure I have lots of products ready! I really enjoy all the prep that goes into this time :-) It does limit the amount I am able to knit though, but I am trying to do a little when I can sneak it in! I did a better update on my other…

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Added by Raili on March 30, 2010 at 7:33am — 3 Comments

Annie's Cottage Creations

Every now and then, I just have to knit. It's crazy because I seem to completely lack the ability to have even tension and the outcome is either very tight or very loose knitting. Whichever way it goes, my hands go numb either way. I don't know what the body mechanics is that causes this when almost nothing else I do causes it. I find myself pulling the project closer and closer to my eyes as I go along. Yet, I do want to, someday, have some rag rug afghans to add to Annie's Cottage… Continue

Added by Annie Comfort on March 29, 2010 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments

The importance of documentation

A couple of weeks ago I spent a day gathering up my far-flung WIPs. I had bags in my library, in my knitting nook, in the living room, in the bedroom and in my office at work! Seeing everything piled up in one place was a bit daunting but, in the perverse attitude of a fiber freak, fantastically energizing.…



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Added by Kelley Petkun on March 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — 31 Comments

What? So you mean I lied and make up a word?



My sisters and I self-published a knitting journal 6 years ago. Personally I felt it was the best knitting journal around, seriously! But we had no idea how hard the publishing world is and how fickle the knitting world can be. Our journal, Knit Notes, was an 8½ x 5½ binder so that you…

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Added by cherylbwaters on March 29, 2010 at 8:59am — 37 Comments

On the Move

Dan and I recently bought a house (our first!), and the last few weeks have been full of packing, lifting, more packing, more lifting, and painting. The sweaters I knit for Dan also made the journey - I saw this box that he had packed and labeled yesterday, so I snapped a quick photo to share.





Good on so many levels!



Learned Lesson 1: Don't pack a box full of nothing but books - you won't be able to lift it

Learned Lesson… Continue

Added by Alison on March 29, 2010 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Spring/Already Behind

The first week of Spring already finished and I'm behind. My gardens aren't ready. Oak leaves still cover the beds, but that doesn't deter the Jonquils or Hyacinths. Their beauty makes the winter dress look pretty shabby.

I still haven't given Hannah, my hedgehog her face yet and she still looks malnurished for lack of stuffing. My mittens, still on needles, are unfinished, while my brain skips ahead toward future projects. I miss them all, but I must slow down (it's a…

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Added by Patricia A. Pearson on March 29, 2010 at 12:49am — 5 Comments

Being a Dork... Podcasting

So.... I decided to give podcasting a try, or should I say another try... I made an attempt back in the Fall, but I felt like such a complete dork that I tossed in the towel. Chris thinks I should try again. He says it should come naturally because I'm a talker. I'm going to assume he meant that in the best way possible. :o) Anyone that feels like torturing themselves with my babbling voice can find the podcast on iTunes (look up Fiddle Knits) or click over and…
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Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 28, 2010 at 11:53am — 6 Comments

Tree of Life - baby blankie and afghan

In my last blog post (shawls, shawls, shawls) I mentioned I would start a new project soon. The Tree of Life afghan.



Well, we're there. I've started the smaller version (the baby blankie) and have overcome my apprehension and fear of the pattern. It will still be a challenge, but now I know it's possible. I can do…
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Added by Mrs. K on March 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Good Stuff!

What a day so far today! The goodness started last night, which was really today anyway considering it was around 1am....

I spent the entire day yesterday with Chris. We both had the day off, so we were out and about doing errands that needed doing. Laundry, car wash, that sort of thing. By the time we finally made it home to hang out I was really too tired to knit. I did try, though. Gave it a valiant effort, but sleepiness overcame me and I ended up passing out while the guys chilled. I… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 27, 2010 at 11:16am — 9 Comments

Huzzah!

I finally finished my Karin Tote! The knitting part was super easy and didn't take a whole lot of time, but the sewing... oh, the sewing. My mother has tried to teach me how to sew several times, and all of them end in disaster. For some reason I can knit teensy weensy yarn on teensy weensy needles for hours, but sewing is just too tedious and picky for me. I guess it doesn't help that I don't own a sewing machine either... Anyway, after days of staring down my…

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Added by Kiwi on March 27, 2010 at 10:15am — 3 Comments

yarn

bought my first expensive yarn. $22 alpaca. i love it. can't wait until i can start...

Added by Julie Snyder on March 26, 2010 at 8:25pm — 5 Comments

my first blog

what is all this about?

Added by Julie Snyder on March 26, 2010 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Spring Yarn Party Event - 4/7/2010

We are throwing ourselves a little party in Portland to celebrate our new spring yarns - and you're invited!



If you are in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area on April 7th, please come join us at the Ecotrust building from 7-9 in downtown Portland!



We are going to have samples of our new yarns available to play with (so bring your needles & hooks!)… Continue

Added by BabblingStacey on March 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 31 Comments

Hendrix's dress



So I posted this dress 2 years ago when my daughter was almost 1. I had made this dress for her but it never seemed like the right time to wear it until today. Here she is 1 week away from her 3rd birthday and happily sporting her knitted dress. I can't believe it still fits, thank goodness I made it big and yarn is…
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Added by Christy on March 26, 2010 at 6:37am — 5 Comments

Where does it all end?

So I just finished a couple of hats

one for my Annie

and one for me

So it was time to get back to Dave's Cardi but couldn't find my cable needles any of them so I made a couple. But while I was doing that I thought why not make some needles so that's what I did 2 pair's of 7mm. but had to find toppers so out came…

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Added by Didomum on March 26, 2010 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

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