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April 2010 Blog Posts (98)

Knitted Iguana Pattern

I'm looking for a pattern for a knitted iguana. I've seen a couple of pictures of finished projects, but don't know how to contact the designers. Does anyone have an idea as to how I could get a pattern?

Added by apalmer on April 30, 2010 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Progress! Well, some at least.

I've just crossed the halfway point for the sleeves on hubby's sweater!

It's very weird going from knitting one large body to two small sleeves, and having to repeat the same round twice. So, I've had to tink a lot and haven't made as speedy progress as I'd like! They're just about long enough to reach his elbows...…


Added by Kerin on April 30, 2010 at 6:23pm — 12 Comments

It's Finally Done

The St. Alban's Valentine Scarf is finally done!!! I just have to block it. I am so excited. I loved knitting this scarf, but I'm glad to finish it. I will have to get pictures posted after I block it. I have some other cabled scarves picked out from this designer as well. Only this time I really want to use the City Tweed in the DK weight. I can just picture it so clearly in my mind how great that would look. Of course that one would be for me. This has also inspired me to pull out some of… Continue

Added by Crystal M on April 30, 2010 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Nautical Blanket

I am starting the nautical blanket with much excitement and have completed two squares to start. While the directions indicate to use a circular needle, I have opted to use two straight and only the circiular to put on the outer rim of the square. While I am new at this blogging thing I hope to put up pictures as my blanket progresses.

Added by honeygirl on April 30, 2010 at 1:09pm — 7 Comments

What to do?

Just had hand surgery yesterday. Because of arthritis I had 3 joints fused on my right hand. Today I can not knit, hard to play computer, can't read because my mind is jumbled from drugs. Is there life without knitting, I am going through withdrawal today. Oh No,I might watch The View!! Knitting hopefully in 3 days, might be slow for a bit. It is tough to be OBSESSIVE!!

Added by Maryly matthewman on April 29, 2010 at 8:08am — 7 Comments

Holiday Gifts

I am in the process of a scarf for next Christmas. I am going to attempt to also make some ornaments and little snowmen. Does anyone have any holiday knit ideas?

Added by elle arends on April 29, 2010 at 7:10am — 3 Comments

If I have to write EVERYTHING down....

...I might as well enjoy it! Can you believe this notebook!! A very nice representation of some of my favorite colors! The cool thing is that I stumbled across it while I was grocery shopping!

I smile every time I have to write something down so it doesn't slip from my mind in the next five seconds. It is so appealing that I actually like keeping notes. How's that for an incentive for developing a good…


Added by Kelley Petkun on April 29, 2010 at 5:21am — 20 Comments

End of school year performances, birthdays and Mother's Day, Oh my...

I have been very busy since my last blog. I lined the purse for my daughter Gracie. I didn’t get a picture of the finished product. The instant I cut the last thread she made off with it. I went to get a picture today and found it stuffed with her favorite things; a fountain pen I gave her last year for Valentines Day, green yarn to tie her hair up, a plastic daisy, socks my mom knitted…


Added by Blue Lake knitter's daughter on April 28, 2010 at 11:43am — 17 Comments

Long Overdue Blog

This is probably the longest I have gone without posting a blog… in a long, long time. I try to stay busy knitting or spinning, and am always finishing projects, so I usually have plenty to write about. But lately things have slowed down on the knitting front, as other things have taken precedence. What you ask could possibly be more important than knitting?…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 28, 2010 at 10:34am — 78 Comments

A wild hair

Since hubby and I have spent so many chilly mornings out on the lake recently, I had considered that maybe I should get him a nice sweater to wear under his jacket as another layer. And then I thought, DUH, I knit! I'll just make him one!

As it turns out, I'd bought yarn to make him a sweater several years ago, and never got around to it. Why? Because he's a lot bigger than me, and that is just a ton of knitting. At the time, I was still riding public transit, so lugging a big sweater… Continue

Added by Kerin on April 28, 2010 at 8:11am — 11 Comments

Everything But the Kitchen Sync!

Today is the 1-week anniversary of my relationship with my cute and handy iPad.

It's receiving a nice anniversary present from me--a protective carry bag, which you can see in the photo above. I had some WotA Bulky left in "Hazelnut," and also some of the same yarn in "Oregano" in my…


Added by Peggy Stuart on April 28, 2010 at 7:59am — 14 Comments

Problems Getting and Keeping Guage

So I'm having guage issues. I am a swatcher, I need no convincing. I love to design, and you pretty much can't design without having the first clue about how many stitches to the inch you're working with.

So here's my issue. I've dilligently swatched up some cotlin for a tank top.

#4 harmony - 6ish sts/in

#5 harmony - 5.5ish sts/in

#6 harmony - 5.5ish sts/in

#7 zephyr - 4.5ish sts/in

see the problem? While my guage gets slightly bigger (though sort of…


Added by Elegant Economy on April 28, 2010 at 5:43am — 1 Comment

Random Bits

My brain is fried from my impending move, so I thought I would ramble on about some random stuff today. Good? Good. First, I finished my mom's shawl in time for her birthday. Yaaay!

This is the Bias Shawl from Handmaiden, knit in their 100% silk Rumple. I'm hoping my mom likes it. She's been nervous about this birthday for years because she is now turning the age that her…


Added by Kiwi on April 27, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Green Smoothie (Monster) Challenge

I have always been partial to “liquid” meals. Even as a kid, I liked to toss a bunch of fruit, yogurt, juice and ice into a blender at any time of day. I suspect it was because I could sip a smoothie and read at the same time. Using a knife and fork meant that I had to put down my book.…


Added by Kelley Petkun on April 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

And what will I knit?

I'm trying to stay on my toes and up to date with everything I have to design, knit, and just do with my life in general. So far, so good. For now. I think. I've managed to get my current projects under control and am now starting to think of what I want to work on next. One design that will be first up in line will probably be making a bit more progress on that lightweight hat for Chris. It's going painfully slow (slower because I look at it more than I actually work on it). The yarn doesn't… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on April 27, 2010 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

One Sock Done

After several fits and starts, I finally have one sock completed. Now I wonder what was so hard about it. I am happily started on the second. Who knew?

After reading Kelley's blog, I want to make some lace with that gorgeous new lace yarn. Had to put the brakes on though. Too much sock yarn to work up first before starting something new again. "All in time" I tell myself.

We took grandson to see Oceans yesterday. He got bored but hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed. Took my…


Added by Evelyn M. Dugger on April 27, 2010 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

I’m finally allowed to play with the new colors in our lace-weight yarns!

There are some rules that even the owner of Knit Picks can’t break. In preparation for yarn launches, we always receive boxes in advance for knitting up photo samples for the catalog. These yarns are absolutely sacrosanct since everything has been allocated to sample knitters or the photography department.

Yeah, right! Imagine walking into a room filled with all sort of new yarns and/or new colors and not being able to…

Added by Kelley Petkun on April 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 19 Comments

Knitta Little, Lova Little

I have been busy with work so not much knitting has occurred.

Although I wasn’t born in Houston, it is my hometown. My parents moved here when I was about 18 months old. So I only remember visits to my birth place, actually mostly just driving through my birth place, Lafayette, Louisiana, on the way…

Added by cherylbwaters on April 26, 2010 at 1:36pm — 30 Comments

Barbara's Blog - Mostly Spinning

I have been having a lovely time trying out spinning up all the different types of yarns in my bargain bags. I'm getting along fine with the new spinning wheel now and think the results are better than with my old wheel as far as tension is concerned and it is easier to treadle. I'm finding that I'm spinning finer and finer so the small intake orifice isn't much of a problem now. Here I am relaxing at the wheel.



Added by Barbara Longley on April 26, 2010 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

Lacy Prayer Shawl for Kimberly

I have been knitting a colorful shawl since September of 2009. When I returned to West Texas from a family "reunion" of sorts, I put it aside to begin knitting prayer shawls in our Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. John's Episcopal Church. Until the middle of January of 2010 I had been more productive than I ever had in my life with my knitting. I think it was a God thing, if you can understand that. I had tried years ago to begin a group of knitters and crocheters to get… Continue

Added by Ramona on April 26, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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