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June 2009 Blog Posts (144)

Winner of the "Wackiest Re-Use" contest is...

AmongTheRoses for her idea to make paper out of dryer lint!

AmongTheRoses had several really great entries for this contest, including:

Her son using bottle caps as "army guys," and he stores them all in an old coffee can when not in use

She uses old pantyhose as shoe shiners

Her and her children saved cellophane candy wrappers to complete a "stained glass" project

And she uses any possible scrap paper, from holiday wrapping paper to shredded junk mail to… Continue

Added by MarciH on June 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Bad Blogger...

Wow, I've been gone for a while, huh? I'm sorry. Life's been a little rough. But don't feel too slighted, I've not spent much of any time on any of my normal haunts either. I've just been too anxious to spend much time on the computer and haven't really been in the correct mindset to be able to explain to anyone my problem. I guess I'm ready to try now.

Most of you all know that Ron's job will be dissapearing in a few short months. December will be the absolute last month he can be… Continue

Added by Cristi-Lael on June 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Wearing Lace Shawls

I've heard a lot of people say they don't know how they would wear lace shawls, and that keeps them from knitting them. We think lace shawls are infinitely wearable (you don't even have to look like an old lady when you do wear them!), and here is Nina to demonstrate:

The shawls shown, in order, are:

Chinook Shawl - from the Lace Yarn Sampler Kits, shown in the… Continue

Added by Tina on June 29, 2009 at 1:45pm — 12 Comments

wide stripe cardigan

cardigan is done, buttons sewn on even.

this sweater was so easy to make and assemble i can't wait til i find another color i really like to make another one.

it's made using pound of love baby/sport yarn with size 3 needles. the bamboo needles broke while i had 464 stitches on the needle, doing the trim and buttonholes.

when i assembled it i paid very close attention to what i was doing as you will not see a turquoise color… Continue

Added by jbarr on June 29, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Fiber Retreat

Hello fellow fiber artists and enthusiasts:

I have just returned from my first Appalachian Ohio Fiber Retreat, held in Howard, OH near Mt. Vernon, OH. We had the best time ever. We talked about all sorts of fiber crafts/arts, and had a wonder time together. Sherry and her daughter Suzy were our hostesses, and provided a wonder environment, wonder food, and were excellent hosts for this occasion.

On Friday night, we all got together, talked about our various skills/loves...… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 28, 2009 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Back to reality

I'm back from Franklin, TN. While I really enjoyed spending time with my parents, it is good to be home. Their house is just not designed for two rambunctious boys.

My mother and I agreed that knitting camp was something of a bust. Our plan was to take a bunch of knitting or fiber-related classes at the LYS. Unfortunately, few of the classes were offered at times convenient to us, and private lessons were more than we wanted to spend. I then borrowed EZ's DVD Knitting Workshop from… Continue

Added by Peachy Queen on June 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

dishtowels and dishclothes

Hi everyone! I've been busy making tops for dishtowels and making dishcloths; you can view them on the photo slide. I had an old workbasket magazine for the pattern for the dishtowels. I'ts easy to find your dishtowel when you need it. When I can, I put it on my jean's belt loop.

Added by Gizzie on June 28, 2009 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

It's a HOT Summer here!

When the thermometer in my car reads 78 at 7:30 AM, you know it is going to be a hot day! It's been that way for over a week and I don't see it letting up anytime soon!

You know what makes me mad? When I spend about 10 minutes typing a blog post on here and then I do something stupid like updating my commenting moderating settings WITHOUT saving my post first! Yeah, I had a few paragraphs here telling about a trip we took yesterday and all the fun t hings we did - only to lose it ALL! So… Continue

Added by newknitter on June 28, 2009 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Monkey sock

I'm working on the Monkey sock in Risata, Buttermilk from Knit picks.
The pair will go to my mom, her cancer has return and has metasasized. She'll need 6 sessions of chemo, first being this Tuesday.I've ordered more Risata yarn, I know naughty me for adding to my stash. Oh well, I'm only human! Surround yourself with things you love and share it!
Monkey sock pic 100-0464

Added by Gizzie on June 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Squishy Whooshy Knitted Bear Toy

Squishy is soft, cuddly and colorful. This was such fun to make because the yarn was so soft- what I call knitting candy!


Added by bonniebear on June 28, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

My knew order!

i am in need of more sock yarn so i went for bargains................. on knitpicks its easy but at local stores to find sock yarn in expensive so i bought these off of knitpicks!

And these yarns to make me a hat! also off of knit picks i cant wait to show off my finished products!…


Added by Obsessions on June 27, 2009 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Moo Cards?

These Moo Cards are a delightful alternative to traditional business cards. When… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on June 26, 2009 at 11:59am — 4 Comments

cute knitting patterns

cute knitting patterns
Koala Baby so cute! i've never seen a knitted koala before!

Amigurumi Tiny Turtle this is from the same blog, but i've never found amigurumi for knitting before!

Added by Sarah Lewis on June 26, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Time to Refocus

Hello out there, if anyone is reading! This blog post is my first contribution to the Knit Picks community although I joined some time ago. I've come over here because I've hit the wall with my knitting and have decided to rejig the whole program. I think I'm going to move my blogging activities over here, having essentially abandoned my old one on Blogger. Maybe I need to interact with other Knit Picks junkies to get the juices flowing again.

I also need to rethink my charity… Continue

Added by Kathryn on June 26, 2009 at 5:52am — 5 Comments

Off to the Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild Retreat

My bags are packed, the car is loaded (with all the fiber goodies I'm bringing), I've double checked my maps, and if I can just settle down for a good night's sleep, I will be off in the morning to our first annual Fiber Guild Retreat. Yea!

We are having a "Favorite Pattern Exchange" on Friday night - Can anyone guess which "special" pattern I selected for this event? We will also be talking about our individual fiber arts - I have packed all of my recently spun Corriedale for… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 25, 2009 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments

Stupid YOs.

So, everybody has seen the Grandmother's Favorite pattern on ravelry. It's that one that starts off with three stitches and increases to forty-three, then decreases back down to three? Yeah, that one. It's one of the easiest patterns out there, and I still managed to screw it up. I don't exactly know what kind of increases I did, but they sure wern't yarn overs. Check it out:

@#$%. Since I've already made two, I'm going to keep doing… Continue

Added by Eileen on June 25, 2009 at 11:23am — 8 Comments



Added by jackiekarl on June 24, 2009 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

sleeves, note landline at first row. it's a big tangled mess working both sleeves at once=4 strands of yarn

sleeves, note landline at first row. it's a big tangled mess working both sleeves at once=4 strands of yarn Continue

Added by jbarr on June 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard

Thank you, Kelly, and the Knit Picks podcast team for your contribution to knitting knowledge in our culture. I wonder if you know how far your influence reaches. I knit more bravely because of you all.

After listening to your interview with Wendy Bernard, I purchased the book and decided to start using this "thinking" to make future garments.

I started by making a pull over that was next on the list but started from the hem, rather than the neck, because of the patterns.… Continue

Added by Kathleen in Walnut Creek on June 24, 2009 at 12:25pm — 2 Comments

Link to my Etsy Shop

Sorry I have been so busy lately. I haven't forgotten my knit friends. I just haven't been doing much knitting lately.

I have been working on a new
Etsy shop, selling mostly handmade and vintage jewelry. Take a look to find some great gift ideas for yourself or a special someone.

Added by Teresa Harrison on June 24, 2009 at 10:53am — No Comments

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