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
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
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:
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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