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May 2012 Blog Posts (19)

High Fiber—Packing To Go

The larger Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for BS is done except for the hood (You will have to scroll down if you use the link).

 

 

Shoulder seams still need to be sewn, and there are no buttons yet, but that shouldn't…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 28, 2012 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Happy Memorial Day

Looking forward to a nice, quiet day at home with the family.  Everyone is off of work all day today.  The girls have recovered from their Senior Prom on Friday night, my husband is back from his sailboat race.  Friday night was pretty good for me, though.  Sitting by the TV, catching up on Game of Thrones while knitting my second baby hat for the hospital.  My goal is two hats a month and I'm almost finished my second hat.  After that, I'm…

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Added by bobbieacuti on May 28, 2012 at 5:44am — 1 Comment

Socks

I just finished this pair of socks for a lady who had socks from me before & really liked them.

I used Online 4 ply yarn Fancy Colour Range number 1347 I think the picture of the colours show them a bit brighter than they are in true life while my photo is a bit darker …



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Added by Janice Aitkens on May 23, 2012 at 12:20am — 9 Comments

Maryland Sheep & Wool

At Cheryl's request, here are a couple of pictures from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.:

 

Here's the…

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Added by bobbieacuti on May 21, 2012 at 5:03pm — 3 Comments

I'm Having A Raffle to Help Raise Money so I Can "Rescue" My Brother!

My little brother's stuck in Louisiana and we are going out there to rescue him and bring him back home to California.  I'm having a raffle of some great yarn in an effort to raise some money to be able to cut the high cost of gas. Check it out!You're helping out and maybe winning some great yarn or even handknit socks!

Added by Cristi-Lael on May 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Adventures in Colorado and Other Stuff

Progress on the Fiji sock!

 




I just returned from a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, to help register voters. It was about five hours each way, so there was lots of knitting time in the car. (It's amazing how much you can get done cooped up in the car.) The yarn is 
Knit Picks Glimmer in Fiji. The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 21, 2012 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

Catch up

Well, a lot has happened since my last blog entry:

1.  Went with my daughter, Lindsey, to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  We both had a really great time.  The minute that my daughter her the first sheep bleating, she was no good for 10 minutes!  She couldn't stop laughing.  We met a lot of interesting people and saw a lot of neat things.  I picked up a new drop spindle from my favorite crafter, some lovely dark blue merino and silk yarn, a pair of lovely ebony knitting needles…

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Added by bobbieacuti on May 19, 2012 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

This hand towel issue

Well I first want to thank you ladies for your feedback on my help issue!! I have not completed any of my swatches or washed them yet. I haven't been feeling well but I have started a swatch that is doubled with to strands of the Cotlin yarn and I love it already!!! I am going to prep the lion yarn and finish at least my current swatch of Cotlin and wash it before I start my project. I'll be honest, I was scared to try to knit with two strands and am grateful for the encouragement that I can do… Continue

Added by Kory Raymond on May 18, 2012 at 4:40am — 8 Comments

Podcast

I have been slowly listening through the podcasts and it's so funny that right now when I am just starting to blog and I just listened to the podcast about the knit picks community and I have to say its so true and a great big thank you to everyone, I really don't have Many people around me that knit, I am very new to knitting and taught myself. You all are just so amazing and supportive and helpful and encouraging and I am truly grateful for all your help.

Added by Kory Raymond on May 14, 2012 at 6:26pm — 8 Comments

orange child charity afghan

orange child charity afghan

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Added by jbarr on May 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

charity projects

pale green elephant afghan for a charity auction

Added by jbarr on May 14, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – the Angry Birds Saga

Hello fellow knitters and spinners… hope you are all well, and that spring is giving you good weather and lots of fiber enjoyment.

My blog today is about the story of an Angry Bird.

As most of you know, I knit for all of my grandchildren.  It’s pretty easy to knit a sweater/vest/scarf, etc. for a granddaughter, or a simple hat or sweater for a baby.  But what do you knit for a 10 year old boy?  Pretty hard to figure out! 

A few weeks ago, my daughter, Deb, suggested that…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 14, 2012 at 12:56pm — 32 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Birthday, Daphne!

Today is Daphne's birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been two years!

 


Here's one of her new toys. It's a castle slide, just right for a little princess with an imagination and lots of energy. Baxter, the dog, enjoys watching her play on it, especially because it means she plays outdoors longer. Her little brother is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Help

Good morning! I need help!



I am trying to make a hand towel for my boyfriend and his favorite colors are black and orange like halloween. So I bought some Colin in black and clementine. But when I started knitting the black on size 5 needles it seemed flimsy and not soft at all. I was hoping or a dense soft hand towel for his bathroom.

Then I was thinking okay so maybe worsted would be better than do and knit picks doesn't have dishie in black so I went to a craft store andicked… Continue

Added by Kory Raymond on May 14, 2012 at 4:51am — 6 Comments

Aran Sweater

Here is the Aran Sweater I been working on I finished it last night.

I had started I think just after Christmas & was doing well but dropped it as DH needed some socks then having a bout of Vertigo also stopped me working on it so last Sunday I picked it up again I had the front started & about half may be a little less done so this week I managed to get the rest of the front done plus sleeves &…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on May 11, 2012 at 2:20am — 10 Comments

Blanket done

So my baby blanket with the yucky yarn is complete! I am not impressed but it is givable and the next one wil b better, although i am Ancey to do something besides blankets so I think I will start a second project so one for home and one for traveling to keep me entertained. I have so many ambitions with this new hobby and I am a little slow at completing projects and I keep acquiring more yarn. Yah knit picks yarn to arrive on Saturday!! They have projects in mind I just need to some how put… Continue

Added by Kory Raymond on May 9, 2012 at 9:50am — 8 Comments

Trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool (Almost Heaven!)

Well I'm back after two exciting days at the Maryland Sheep and Wool. My first stop was at a booth for Lavender Hills Farm where I purchased 2 lbs of Cormo. She told me that she some one of her fleeces took 2nd place in the judging and another took 3rd. Sure enough when DH and I got down to where the fleece sale was there were her fleeces in the silent auction. Wehad a bit of a wait to get in the fleece sale as it did not open until 9AM, The wait seemed like forever. Women were lining up…

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Added by Elaine Wenger on May 7, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

High Fiber—Done With Winter!

Well, spring has finally arrived at my house. I should have tulip photos next week. In the meantime, I'm making progress on the dragon appliqué.

The body is almost finished. The nose is just resting on the appliqué. I have to sew it on and do the nostrils in reverse-appliqué, as I did for the eyes.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

First knitting group

Last night I went to my first knitting group meeting.  What a nice group of women.  Everyone was very warm and welcoming even though we'd never met before.  Everyone brought out their current projects as well as recent purchases.  I never saw so many lace shawls.  It makes me want to try more adventurous projects.

The group knits baby caps for premature babies and pink scarves for women undergoing cancer treatments.  When my daughters were born, they were premies and someone…

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Added by bobbieacuti on May 2, 2012 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

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