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March 2011 Blog Posts (36)

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Added by sylviascharft on March 30, 2011 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

ONline Yarn Socks

I just finished an 2 sock order which has been done in ONline Yarn their Forest Colour Range which is 75%  Virgin Super Wash Wool & 25% Polyamide the colour is 1296 & 1297

I will show you the colours in the range & then you can see the socks themselves…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 5:50am — 21 Comments

Time Out!

I had to throw two designs in time out this week. One was a knitting pattern and one was crochet.



The knit design, A Certain Shade of Green, is a shawl pattern from my [still unnamed] Green Collection. This design had already misbehaved once and had been frogged completely for a redo. The second time around I cast on less repeats and did a much better job. No mistakes. The pattern was actually moving along quite smoothly, until I ran out of yarn. Yeah. Designers shouldn't make these… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 30, 2011 at 4:59am — 2 Comments

What's Been Shakin'?

A whole lot. That's what. New Fiddle Knits Collections are in the works and progressing slower than I had originally hoped, but still going great nonetheless.



This Spring will see the release of two design collections. I plan on opening up preorders for them as soon as I can think of a catchy name. You'd think that would be one of the first things to get done, right? Nope. Not with me, at least not for these 2 current collections. I have names for all the patterns in each of them, so… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 29, 2011 at 9:58am — 4 Comments

High Fiber--Finishing Fiber Projects

Our Common Threads group had a small attendance last week. 







This is the time of year many Park City residents leave town. The skiing is starting to decline, the snow is starting to melt and opportunities for recreation start to dry up...or wet up might be a better term. (We call it "Mud Season." I'll let you guess why.)



However, Lynda and I showed up at Karan's house, Lynda sporting her crocheted vest made from the yarn… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Mitten sizing chart

Tom,

Marcia Steward of " Husky Talk Knitworks"  has  a book with numerous charts for designing clothing for everyone.  There is a chart with sizes of children's hands.

Louise

Added by Louise Paintner on March 27, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

KAL with Knit Knit Cafe Pogona....off the needles

I have finished my very first, ever, KAL.  It is Stephen West's Pogona Scarf knitted with Noro yarn.  The one thing I learned is there are some yarns that look wonderful in the skein but really shouldn't be used for some things.  I was very disappointed with the way the yarn knitted up, but it still looks pretty good to me.  As you can see there is a small orange stitch holder there....well, that is finding a dropped stitch after binding off.  I must have picked up a ladder thread (or what ever… Continue

Added by Deborah Cook on March 25, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

POTATOE CHIP SCARF...too fun

I am knitting a Potatoe Chip Scarf ..to get away from some of my WIP...that is a bit boring and taxing.

Didn't think I would ever think knitting boring LOL

I am using a maroonish alpaca yarn I bought pre/ finding KnitPicks site.

I found this a bit challenging using this yarn for other projects...tried many patterns before just stashing it away.

And it is so heavenly soft...I desperately wanted to use it....

EUREKA ..moment...I tried knitting the PCS with…

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Added by CamillaInTheDesert on March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — 27 Comments

Lenten Mystery KAL Week #3

Monday evening I finished my Week #2 Tree symbolizing The Fall and joined the hand dyed purple for the Week #3 Clue The Parting of the Red Sea.  Decided yesterday that the purple wasn't working with these other yarns, and it is unfortunately uber scratchy to boot.  So unknitted the 15 rows and am currently using one skein of Naturally Caron Country in Deep Purple.  It is not 100% wool like the others, but it does have some wool content.  Busy, busy day.  Gotta go now!

Added by Ramona on March 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Still spinning

This is gonna have to be a fast and furious blog cause that has been the pace of my life lately and if I'm not careful everything will truck on without me. Momentum, what can you do about it?

so I got a spinning wheel at the end of February. Here it is, my Kromski Sonata in walnut, some of you will notice that even though I tried like hell to have a wheel different from my mums, I don't. I am really happy with it, even though we have had a few troubles.…

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Added by Blue Lake knitter's daughter on March 21, 2011 at 9:28am — 8 Comments

Lenten Mystery KAL Week #2

I've been trying to keep up with this KAL, but my day job keeps interfering with my knitting!  Don't you just hate that?!  Anyway, staying busy trying to keep our customers cool and this a short week as DH and I will be leaving for Dallas Thursday morning.  Maybe, depends on how busy I keep him.  Even FiFi has to wait for the money to roll in.  :)

So here is the progress I have made on the KAL:…

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Added by Ramona on March 21, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Looking for a average age, length and diameter chart for mittens.

Hello All,

I'm an active member of Baby Threads of New Hampshire, we knit scarves, hat and mittens for children and people in need. I am trying to create a pattern for mittens but need a little help with finding a chart that shows a range of measurements for hand sizes. I need a chart that can provide average age to size so that I can better work out the instructions. It can be a little hard to knit a pair of mittens for a 5 year old if you don't have idea how long a 5 year old's hand…

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Added by Thomas A. Mays on March 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

High Fiber--Fiber Fun Continues

When we left the Vintage Stitchers they were showing off their projects, but we only had a taste. Now let's see what they have been up to. First, here's a look at Joanie's scarf:





Even though it has a cable, it's reversible! (The cable is made with 1 X 1 ribbing.) Julie finished Lexi's Wallaby sweater in time for her first birthday:





Her "I Spy" quilt is almost done, but she's… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 27 Comments

HELP! I need some stash busting projects.

I have a secret, I love to shop at thrift stores, it's not just that I'm frugal, (a polite word for cheap), but I love the thrill of the hunt. To that end I have over the past year found miles of yarn. my wife calls me a yarn slut. I had no idea how fast one could accumulate so much yarn, and even though I have done several projects I still lots of yarn to work with.

So if any of you know of any projects that could help me bust this stash please let me know.

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Added by Thomas A. Mays on March 20, 2011 at 4:14pm — 3 Comments

Thistle & Shamrock



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Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 17, 2011 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

High Fiber--Elevating Fiber to a Higher Purpose

The snow is melting, as you can see by the lower level of the pups' snow pile:

 



We will get more snow before spring...and after it as well. Soon there will be days when I can take my spinning wheel out to the deck to work in the sun.



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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 32 Comments

Lenten Mystery KAL

Last night was the first time since Tuesday night Prayer Shawls meeting that I actually picked up needles and did ANY knitting!  Gasp.  It was shocking for my DH as well.  But I have begun the Lenten Mystery KAL. 

     I am using all stashed yarns, mostly recently hand dyed…

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Added by Ramona on March 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Stashbusting Continues with New Group!

We've had the 2nd gathering of my new knit/crochet group,Fellowship & Fiber, this morning at my church. The challenge of our new group is that the other leader and I are the only ones who knew how to knit and/or crochet.  So this is very much a learn to knit/crochet group for starters, but the other leader, my friend Ginny, and I do plan on trying to get everyone to "give back" through a charity project or two.  So far I've taught one person to knit, and helped 4 others learn to…

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Added by PurlGirl on March 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Dyeing fit...

Friday 3/11/11

I'm going to have to just tell you about my adventures... and add pictures whenever I can get some good ones.  And blogs aren't as much fun without pictures....  so you'll get it here!!    Quite a while ago I read on Ravelry (I think) someone's recommendation to someone else to put the dye bath in a ziploc baggie, throw the soaking yarn or roving in there, zip it up,…

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Added by PickleSue on March 12, 2011 at 9:48am — 16 Comments

Socks & Quilting

Here is socks I finished 2 pairs of socks which was for an order

I used ONline Yarn the 1st pair which is the blue ones I used Spot-Colour Range & these are for a ladies US 5/ UK 2.5 

The 2nd pair which is the grey/black ones I used Canadian-Colour Range & these are for a Man US 10/ UK 9.5

I have spent the last of my Christmas money I had & have ordered some Quilt in a Day DVDs these are to go along with the books I…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on March 12, 2011 at 5:30am — 18 Comments

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