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March 2010 Blog Posts (141)

Knitting on the Road – Mullica Hill, NJ

The drive off Long Island into New Jersey went pretty seamlessly. Thankfully. Driving in NJ can sometimes be a very harrowing event. The absolute worst day to leave Long Island is Friday. The worst day to come back is Sunday. We will be dealing with that tomorrow. I’m trying to stay positive. I find it much easier to deal with traffic on the way out of town. At this point the trip is just getting going and I’m still refreshed (hopefully, although I did have a late night last night. Chris bought… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 6, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Sock Three Journey

Hey sock knitters
Well, it's time to continue on my journey with sock
numer 3. I have decided to do a heart sock
I will using Palette yarn "Suede" hopefully with this color
you will be able to see the designs on the socks.
I will also be using number 2 fixed circular needles.
Anyway, I need to start my journey.
Thanks for the encouragement because it keeps me going.

Added by hellrazor on March 6, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Harry Ptter

So I really want to make a HP scarf before the next movie. Anyone have any colors/yarns to suggest?

Added by Alicia on March 6, 2010 at 6:26pm — 6 Comments

Confessions of a Knitting Addict!

Confession time...I told myself when I finished my Log Cabin Felted Tote a few days ago that I would stop knitting for the present so that I could get some jewelry made...hmmm, I think my needles stayed empty for less than 24 hours, I just couldn't resist...So now I am nearly done with another project and the jewelry doesn't seem to be making itself. Please tell me I am not the only one with this problem....Also I told myself that I had plenty of yarn, don't order anymore, just use what you… Continue

Added by Krystie DePue on March 6, 2010 at 1:02pm — 5 Comments

It's been awhile...

I guess life has a way of overwhelming us at times. I don't feel like going into the details but let's just say: I'm making a comeback.

I've decided that now that I have a clean hobby room, I should go through and do a through inventory. I have a tendency to get overly organized. I feel much calmer in life when there is at least one area where I am organized. I've gone for the hobby :)

Starting with the books (via Ravelry).

Speaking of hobbies - I…

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Added by Kytnbit on March 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Finally uploaded finished Ravelypics photo

I only got one shot of it blocking. The color is off because the light in the room is terrible and it is on a sage green sheet. I enjoyed finding all of the knitting typos when I had it all stretched out with the blocking wires, which I LOVE to death. Talk about time saving.…

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Added by Sewcrazy aka Sharon Kill on March 6, 2010 at 9:35am — 10 Comments

Time Machene

My dad's birthday is on Saint Patrick's Day, so when I considered my options for his knitted gift, I was thinking "GREEN." That's also his favorite color. Maybe a camo hat, because he likes to hunt.

But then, I THOUGHT. He likes to build guns, working models of old muzzleloaders from the revolutionary era.

And I researched.

Liberty caps were worn in the mid-1700's. They were blunt tipped, long stocking caps, most often knit in red or blue wool,…

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Added by Eileen on March 6, 2010 at 9:05am — 5 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Preping Car Knitting

I was perfectly aware of the fact I have gigs every weekend this month. I knew I needed to get my car knitting together before the weekend popped up. This was all good, but I forgot what day I was in. It finally dawned on me yesterday that I was leaving tomorrow, which is now today, and I didn't have any knitting ready to go other than the Maggie Grey sweater. I am planning on bringing the sweater along for the ride, I'm too into the knitting to leave it behind, but I do also need something of… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 6, 2010 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

2 Down 10 to go

Hey Sock knitters

I have done it I have finished, number 2 it took me a little longer that expected.

I was using metal fixed circular needles with Felici it was slippery.

I wish I knew that before I started with these socks. Anyway, I just got a

box from Knitpicks I got some Palette Suede, Gloss Burgundy and Felici Paradise and a DVD on how to

knit 2 socks on 2 circular needles.

I just love that free…

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Added by hellrazor on March 5, 2010 at 6:07pm — 9 Comments

`R & R` (Ramble and Reminisce)

I was a freshman in college and we were not allowed to go home for the first six weeks. We had freshman orientation during that period and it was suppose to help us overcome homesickness. I was so lost having never been away from home. Growing up I was always close to my family. My grandma and grandpa and two loving aunts, with their families, lived just up over the hill, as was the saying. Indeed it was within a young girl's walking distance. You see, we lived on one hill and grandma and…

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Added by Patricia A. Pearson on March 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Busy as a bee....

Hey All,

Back again! Lots of updating not only in my house but on the web too.

New pellet stove..works great! The house is toasty and feels great to cozy up while knitting now in just a t-shirt and not a t-shirt and a sweater!…

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Added by Dana Jonsgaard on March 5, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Neigh!!!! The Hobby Horse Knit Buddy winner is....

jwdrop!

Congratulations!

Kate will contact you to see what colors of Wool of the Andes you would like us to send to you! And, there will also be a copy of…

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Added by Kelley Petkun on March 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Its back!!

Yes its back. The Classic Line Cardigan is back on the front burning and off to a new start. This morning I swatch, I read, I watch videos, I even pulled out the EZ books and the measuring tape ( got real and became one with my true size). Laugh but you know how hard that can be.



Though I can't lie I was very happy that I was a little smaller than I thought I was. That's a nice plus. My life plan is… Continue

Added by Knit4Many on March 5, 2010 at 11:27am — 11 Comments

Many Thanks for the welcome!

I am so grateful for the encouraging comments. I also greatly appreciate the advise. I am determined to accomplish this because I feel that not only is the health of my hands at stake but my happiness as a crafter. I do some quilting, alot of scrapbooking, basket making, and pretty much anything that catches my eye. Well knitting has caught my eye. Can't wait to get really good at it cause I plan to make some wonderful things for my family and friends. I know I'm just beginning but I believe in… Continue

Added by Sue Lundberg on March 5, 2010 at 6:52am — 3 Comments

Four Eyes Project

Personal stuff first...

I got new glasses! And not just one pair, but three pairs! I managed to find a great deal on glasses for running and on sunglasses, which made me very happy. They're still nice glasses, but wow were they cheap. I really lucked out with them. The running glasses I intentionally went to the bargain wall and picked out a pair that had nose pads (because the plastic frames without nose pads slide all over when you exercise).… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 5, 2010 at 6:46am — 3 Comments

Finished Ravelympics Sweater

I did it! Knit an entire sweater in 17 days. I finished the knitting on Saturday evening and sewed it together on Sunday, finished just after 8, in the middle of the closing ceremony. Here's the completed picture:



It's knit in Cashew colored Knit Picks Comfy Worsted. There are day by day pictures in a set at my Flickr page… Continue

Added by mae on March 4, 2010 at 8:22pm — 5 Comments

A new pattern!

I'm thrilled to report that my pattern for the Cabled Travel Pillow (seen here and in my avatar) is now available in the Knit Picks store!





This is a great first cabling project, and has both charted and written-out instructions. It's knit up in one of my favorite Knit Picks yarns -- Shine Sport. The photo shows the Cherry colorway, which has been discontinued but I think that Hollyberry is a good substitute!



I love to travel,… Continue

Added by missknitta on March 4, 2010 at 7:03pm — 4 Comments

It's baby animal season!

Well, it's 16 days to the official start of spring. And what does spring mean? Cute little baby things everywhere! Baby birds, baby squirrels, baby horsies - we've already spotted some adorable baby animals here at KnitPicks HQ!



These are our two Barnyard Buddies kits -… Continue

Added by Kerin on March 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Knitting the Lusekofte

My swatch taught me much, and the measurements are right, so I've begun the sleeves (each on separate needles).

It was so much fun to knit this project while watching the Vancouver 2010 Olympics! I was thrilled to see how the mountains on the TV looked just like the mountains in the sweater pattern!

I'm still working the sleeves. I had to restart the bracelets to get the gauge right, to fine-tune my color-work techniques, and to get a nice fabric with even stitches. It…

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Added by Knitweaver on March 4, 2010 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

olympic usa moose hat

first started with charts, my gried paper and my crayons

hat n the needles, up to the mooses head, this shows tree, 4 different colors at once were carried.

t this shows top red…

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Added by jbarr on March 4, 2010 at 2:39pm — 8 Comments

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