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May 2010 Blog Posts (62)

New Free Pattern

Hello Knitters,

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great. Happy Memorial Day to all you Americans out there!!

I just wanted to quickly tell you all that I have a new free pattern!! I wrote up the pattern for the knee socks I made out of Imagination. You can find it on the side bar of my blog, or check out the Fairytale Knee Socks Ravelry…

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Added by Raili on May 31, 2010 at 3:36pm — 2 Comments

i finally made a pair of socks!!!!

Thanks to Kelley P's awesome you tube tutorials. It was So EASY, i got my mom to start a pair too. I made a pair of toddler socks for my 1 year old. They are in Caution WOTA (worsted weight) with squirrel grey heels and toes. No pictures, as i just never get a chance, lol.



I am now making a pair of light pink anklet socks (palette sock yarn) for my 6 year old. They will actually have some blue variegated craft store sock yarn ( by some celebrity that i don't recognize) for the heels… Continue

Added by Jenny on May 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Hi

I live in Bermuda and I'm looking for some cotton,could someone give me a feed back on the coton that Knitpicks have.I normally use Patons thats the only kind I can get in Bermuda,so that is all I know so before I ordre I'll just like some advice,thanks very much.

Added by gail Scott on May 31, 2010 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

Block of the month ideas needed

Have any of you participated in a Block of the Month club/group with knitting? I have 4 friends who are getting into the knitting like I am and we'd like to do a block of the month blanket or something. Any ideas on how to do it? We've thought about each knitting a block each month that is the same size and exchange them, etc. We get together once a month anyway and do stuff like knitting, stamping, scrapbooking, beading, facebook games, etc. Whatever any of us are currently working… Continue

Added by Melanie Findley on May 31, 2010 at 7:39am — 3 Comments

I Forget When I Am!

I mentioned this in my last podcast episode (#8), but sometimes I forget when I am! Common problem for anyone else? In the old days when I was just knitting for myself and family I would knit things during the season they were relevant to. Sometimes if I was really on the ball I'd knit for Winter during the Fall and for Spring during the Winter, but let's face it, those organized… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on May 31, 2010 at 6:02am — 3 Comments

Nordic Lights Socks

I just finished blocking the Nordic Lights Socks. They feel exquisite! so warm and cushion-y due to the stranding. I knit them on size 2 Harmony double-points rather than the size 1's called for in the pattern. Half way through the first sock on 1's I realized they were going to be too tight, especially at the turn. These were a fun pair to knit. I used pop-top bobbins for the hand painted yarn to make yarn untwisting simpler.



I bought more of the yarn to make a pair of mittens using… Continue

Added by Linda on May 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

In Your Dreams, Kid

Wouldn't it be fun to have a knit cafe to go hang out in? Instead of gathering at the local Starbucks or book store wouldn't it be nice to instead meet up at a cozy yarn shop that also had a little cafe? and even hosted concerts on weekends and/or evenings? Imagine... shelves and baskets of gorgeous yarns... a swift and ball winder set up in the corner... a large table to gather at for classes... comfortable chairs and a sofa or two for hanging out and knitting alone or with a group (non class… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on May 29, 2010 at 6:44am — 12 Comments

Spinning Straw into Gold… or my first Jacquard Dye Experience



As I spun up my first 4 oz. of my golden llama/mohair fleece, I was very surprised at how the light would hit the yarn as it was spinning, and how all of the different shades would shine. Then I thought of the fairy tale …

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 28, 2010 at 3:06pm — 19 Comments

Baxter's Blog

Hi! I'm...arf...Baxter, canine brother of Daphne Dawn. You know her.





She's the new young one at my house. The parents and that old lady who cleans and cooks and sometimes feeds me are always using that funny thing that makes bright light right in her face, and mine, too. They say they're "taking photos," but they don't seem to be taking anything, just blinding me!…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 36 Comments

Little Purls

I hear a lot of knitters going on about how they don't enjoy purling. Why not? I've never quite understood the reasoning behind the lack of purl love. Even from my earliest days of knitting I found that purls weren't that bad. I actually purl faster than I knit. Go figure. I did also notice one day that my purls were a little looser than my knits, however, that was immediately fixed by pulling a tad harder on the yarn during purl rows. Easy fix once noted. So, why are purls so bad? The… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on May 26, 2010 at 5:37am — 8 Comments

done!

see--I really have been busy..80 hours and 20 skeins of Red Heart Soft Wheat later----I present THE afghan..72 x 90---

the project was crochet, and in an unusual twist for me, involved making the fringe at the same time..I started each row by leaving a length, then at the end of the row, cut it, and left about 6-8 inches for fringe..then back to the beginning again.…

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Added by banklady6 on May 25, 2010 at 4:40pm — 17 Comments

Missing my knitting friends and knitting

It's probably been over a month since I've picked up my needles. No, I'm not sick, just very occupied. This past week I had my last Cub Scout den meeting, my last AWANA club meeting, and my last Cub Scout Pack meeting (with overnight camping in tents!) Now I am trying to hammer out my summer Sunday school schedule and decide on crafts to teach at summer Cub Scout camp. Each day has a theme, so it has been kind of a challenge to come up with something really interesting. I love the traditional… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on May 25, 2010 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

Victoria Day

Hello Knitters,

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians! I hope everyone has been enjoying this lovely long weekend. I've been having a blast spending time with my family! Yesterday my sister and I went kayaking up and down the river, which is the perfect way to get burnt we found out! My sister is red as a tomato today! I'm not as bad. We realized this morning that we only got…

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Added by Raili on May 24, 2010 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

Does anyone recognize this pattern?

I didn’t knit this. A friend at knitting group (gingerann on Ravelry)started it- but now doesn’t remember when and doesn’t know what the pattern is or where to find it. Can you help? If you recognize it, please let me know!

It is…

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Added by PickleSue on May 24, 2010 at 2:48pm — 8 Comments

Elegant Edibles bags

Hi
I have started my first bag, the Grape. I need to rush this, it is for teacher present. I always crochet bags for teachers. But the bubbles stitch looks weird to me. Can some one show how it suppose to look?
Thank you

Added by Marilyn Monroig on May 23, 2010 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

I sent a pattern out to a test knitter yesterday, the first I've mailed out in what feels likes ages. She replied to my email saying she knew I was still alive because she's seen me posting on Twitter. Umm... oops. I guess I disappeared there for a bit. There was a several month time span where I was sending out a pattern to be test knit every other week. I was starting to feel bad for my lovely group of test knitters as I followed one pattern so closely with the next. And then it dropped off,… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on May 23, 2010 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

Summer 2010

What will we all be knitting this summer?

Added by Kemi Streule on May 23, 2010 at 5:43am — 7 Comments

The Fabulous Miss Maggie Grey

Things have been so hectic lately that it's been over 2 months since I posted anything knitting related! LOL!

In the meantime, I've gifted a couple of items that managed to not be photographed, such as my 1st pair of toe up socks from Staci Perry's website in Cascade 220 for my mom for…

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Added by Amy Green on May 22, 2010 at 5:12pm — 20 Comments

my first finished sock

So i finally finished my first sock. I did it top down - took the pattern from Melissa morgan Oakes TAAT socks book-- even though i only did one. it says it is a toddler size- but it doesn't fit my toddler son. he's 3. but that's ok. my next one will be a top down sock of the same simplicity- ki1p1 ribbing at top and stst the rest of the way. It took forever to get this pic posted. I plan on making another one as a top down sock, this one has a few holes in it.… Continue

Added by Julie Snyder on May 22, 2010 at 8:12am — 2 Comments

stop me please?

I think I need to stop going to flea markets...

my DH and I went to what we loving call Jacktown last weekend. I believe it's actually called the Blue Mountain Steam show--something like that. Tractors and small engine show...BUT there's also a flea market in the back area where you can find everything from placemats to tractor parts...and the occasional....sigh....

I believe there was about 12 rug yarn skeins…

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Added by banklady6 on May 22, 2010 at 4:00am — 21 Comments

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