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March 2012 Blog Posts (27)

need help in reading pattern directions.

i got my pattern from the bad around the yarn. the yarn soft creations by TMA.
cast on 123st.
k 12 rows in garter
row 1 k 10, put marker on kneedle,*p 2,(k1,yo,k1,p2) 5times,put marker
k5, put marker, repeat from* 3times more,
ending last repete k10 insead of k5.

i always have 2 or 3 stitches left.
what am i doing wrong? how do i count this to come out right?
do i count the *p2 in with the ( )?

thanks
evelyn

Added by evelyn wilson on March 30, 2012 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Local hospital march 31

 

19 hats

 

18 booties

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Added by jbarr on March 30, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

books i read and reviewed feb 2012

Knits for Nerds 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy by Joan of Dark a.k.a Toni Carr

ISBN:         9781449407919

Even though there are categories:  Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy, if you change the colors to something mild the patterns can be adapted for everyday use.

There are some very easy patterns to knit, some are charted.

Cute: baby elf hat with horns is adorable and could be used on a daily basis.

Hand coverings in…

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Added by jbarr on March 29, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Spinning + Dyeing My Polwarth Yarn = Ultimate Fiber Fun

No big intro, no excuses, no what ifs, I’ll get right to the point.

I got a pound of Polwarth roving for Christmas, but what with already scheduled things, baby knitting, etc.  I hadn’t even touched it until this week.

Tuesday, I spun up the first single in about 2 hours, and fell in love with…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 29, 2012 at 4:28pm — 25 Comments

yarn?

Wondering if Knit Picks is planning to carry a "ribbon yarn" for making frill scarves (similar to Frill Seeker or Sashay?)  It is selling like hotcakes everywhere!

thanks!

Added by Shannon Olden on March 29, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

CLASSIC ELITE QUICK KNITS 100 Fabulous Patterns for Wraps, Socks, Hats, and More by Classic EliteI was hoping this book would be about some basic patterns and it is that and more. It covers patterns …

CLASSIC ELITE QUICK KNITS 100 Fabulous Patterns for Wraps, Socks, Hats, and More by Classic Elite

I was hoping this book would be about some basic patterns and it is that and more. It covers patterns for average and advanced knitters. I feel one has to know or learn quick how to use knitters…

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Added by jbarr on March 28, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

3-27 3 baby afghans for navy relief

3-27 3 baby afghans for navy relief garter stitch afghan

little squares afghan

little blocks…

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Added by jbarr on March 27, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Daphne Days

Daphne is fascinated by her new quilt.



It's the I Spy quilt I made for her. It was a special present for her, and the train quilt is for her brother, Zachary, who is due to arrive any time now, which is why we're in Wisconsin. She knew who we were, thanks to Skype.



We've been doing things with her. Daphne is such an angel, complete with halo!



Grandpa's 'puter is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

31  newborn infant headbands for nursing home-they  can sell them at their fund raiser at Christmas

31  newborn infant headbands for nursing home-they  can sell them at their fund raiser at Christmas

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Added by jbarr on March 24, 2012 at 6:22am — No Comments

Adventures in immersion dyeing

Aloha All -

I'm not much of an immersion dyer, rather a handpainter, but Elaine's post this past week about immersion dyeing inspired me to try it again. Plus I just got in some new dyes and mordant so off to the stove top I went.

First, I pulled out 4 oz of 64 ct merino wool and split it into 2-2oz pieces. Then took out…

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Added by christina | AlohaBlu on March 23, 2012 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

design of a charity child afghan

after making elephant and bear afghans that have raised items on them so you can feel them. my blind friend in St. Louis had a task for me. a train afghan and this is what i came up with.

train tracks are 3d as are all the train shapes,not only color appealing but a learning adventure.

this…

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Added by jbarr on March 20, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Back to Something For Me!

You may remember this quilt I was making for Daphne.

I got it back from Julie, the professional quilter (Julie Thorum, thorum@xmission.com), and just finished sewing on the binding. It's an I Spy quilt. Each square has a picture of something she can identify and name. Julie quilted it…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 19, 2012 at 8:30am — 30 Comments

Fusion Newborn Bomber Hat

I made this hat for a friend whose baby boy is due at the end of the month.  It came out super cute and was a really fun knit!  My friend loves it and we can't wait to see her lil man in it.  I wrote up the pattern which is available at http://yarnfusion.blogspot.com/2012/03/fusion-newborn-bomber-hat.html for your knitting enjoyment =)…

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Added by Marcie Moore on March 15, 2012 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

Pick Your Poison Yarn Club





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Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Miits of Steel

got 8 sets done for mitts of steel. hope to ship them out this week sometime.

 

Added by jbarr on March 12, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

High Fiber—Second Baby Syndrome

I finally got the buttons on the BSJ for Baby Stuart, the one due in June:

 

 

This BSJ is identical to the one I made for Zachary except for the color way, which is probably why it took so long. Also, I wasn't under as much pressure to finish it. There has also been some progress on the diaper bag for the same baby:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 12, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Chemo Cap Friendly Yarns

I was just over on the rabbit hole aka Ravelry looking for yarn suggestions for chemo caps.  You'll be happy to know that KnitPicks made the cut!  They had KP Comfy, Shine/Shine Sport, and the newest yarn, Brava on their list.  They of course also mentioned 100% cotton yarns like the Simply Cotton.  Basically anything machine washable and dryable that feels very, very, very soft.  Absorbency is a plus!  Softness is also key for knitting preemie caps.  Stay tuned for more of Purlgirl's…

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Added by PurlGirl on March 6, 2012 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

High Fiber—A New Thread

I'm running a week behind because of the review of the yarn shop last week. 



This week, I'll be showing off some of the work from my friends at Vintage Stitchers. Brenda has a new long-arm quilting machine. She practiced on the quilt above. Here's her chicken quilt, done on the new machine.



Barbara's done with the binding for her great-grandson's car seat…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

matching blankets for nursing home bazaar

matching blankets for nursing home bazaar

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Added by jbarr on March 5, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

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