Le SIGH! Sunday I am sitting and knitting trying to finish this, when suddenly I noticed the last skein of my chosen yarn dwindling away to almost nothing! And I still had 20+ rows to go, with lots of BOBBLES! And Fringe! Arggg! Since this yarn is 25+ years old, chances are pretty good that I will be unable to find anything close to a match.
So, off I go to the closest LYS and get 2 100g skeins each of two different yarns and take them home to choose at my leisure.…Continue
Okay, this is going to be short and sweet. I haven't blogged in a very long time. I do have things to blog about but just haven't gotten back into the blogging mode after being swamped at work. So I need to organize myself and start blogging again.
I thought what better way to get back into blogging than to ask everyone what knitting or spinning hints they would like to know about. I got this idea from Wendy when she mentioned tonight that she was going to check out one of my old…Continue
The leaves are starting to peek through, but we won't have the flowers for another month. Still, we have beauties to enjoy, so we can't complain!
I finished the latest mitts for Mitts of Steal. If anyone wants to help, please contact me. I'm currently collecting fingerless mitts for another dialysis clinic in Beaverton. I'll deliver them when I'm there in July. The cuffs need to be no longer than 3" and…
I been working…Continue
I wanted to share a discovered technique for cross-culture friendships, the latest in a string of many such encounters since I have lived in China. I travel a lot here, which as we all know inevitably involves a lot of waiting.
Having learned the technique of toe-up two at a time sock knitting, I have made many 'fast' friends in this country simply by knitting while waiting for trains, planes and automobiles.
I knit using the continental method which in China is 'foreign' in…Continue
The last few days of spring break are here. I am not looking forward to going back to early mornings and all. I know that given any more break and I would have to prove more productive on the actual work front and if I wasn't the guilt would get to me. I am waiting for my daughter to nap so that I can watch a little TV and work on mini funky monkey number 2. I got some excellent advice on joining stiches (as in on a mitten thumb) on after thought rounds that I plan to put into practice…Continue
Hello KP Community! I have Good Friday off today which I haven't had off in years, but my new company allows for it - so yay! Since it's my day off, I'm going to push off some home chores for a bit and have some fun.
Last month I hand-carded and spun up some Huacaya alpaca into a single ply yarn and had it undyed for a while. Until one day after work, I decided I missed painting so much I took out the Kool-aid and food coloring and had at it! Here are photos of my…Continue
If you are like me, you are always looking for something new to knit. I search Ravelry on a regular basis looking for new and interesting patterns. I keep my eye on Knit Picks, too. They also have a wide range of new designer patterns, and have a fantastic…Continue
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This is the first knit pattern of my own devising, I call it Springtime Scarf... My wife Megan says it looks more like tire tracks. I guess in a way it does. Well, here's the pattern, give it a go and see what you think. Seeing as I'm kind of new at all of this I tried to keep it as simple as possible. I hope you like it.
Cast on 30 St (15 St increments)
Row 1: k Repeat to end of row.
Row 2: *(k1, k2tog, k3, yo-k1, k1, yo-k1, k3,…
Last night and today I made significant progress on the Lenten Mystery KAL. My DH had cataract surgery and while waiting, I of course had my knitting with me. I knit several rows as the early morning crowd of surgerees and their companions drifted in to wait their turn. DH called them "The Bracelet Club" as those with bracelets were wearing them on the corresponding limb for their eye surgery and those without were bright eyed and bushy tailed, and could sip the fresh coffee the surgery…Continue
Added by Ramona on April 20, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Welp this little guy was knited from Knitpicks yarn and I loved making him from the sport weight heathers and solids. A really great project to show off all the great colorways and the designers talent.
:) No, I'm not going to chastize me for not having written a blog for a while. It's been very busy at work, and finding the balance with life (i.e. home and church life) can sometimes be a challenge. So I let life go first. You all know you're in my thoughts each day.
So what have I been up to lately? Well, simply put weekdays were spent going to work early, coming home, having dinner, spending an hour or two with DH and going to bed. Saturdays for me at the moment are down…Continue
Our family loves to travel and this map illustrates the states we have visited over the years. To get a map of your travels, follow the link.
Terry’s Very Easy Toe-Up Socks for Beginners
ETA: I am updating my patterns and will re-post the beginner’s and advanced versions on my blog at KnitPicks as soon as they are ready. Please check back.
If you are an advanced knitter and would like a simpler version of the Very Easy Toe-Up Sock Pattern without…Continue
Added by Terry on April 18, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments