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June 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Fairy Godknitters

I am so grateful for the fair GodknittersI in the KAL. They have just been so helpful through everything!! I have been just knitting away like crazy and learning all these new basic techniques and really feel like I am growing as a knitter! I am super excited about my upcoming trip with my boyfriend to NY to meet my parents and then to ME to meet his extended family!!! I have such high plans for solo much knitting!! I just can't wait for that long wait at the air port And the airplane ride and… Continue

Added by Kory Raymond on June 29, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Tour de Fleece Dyeing

This year for the TdF, my challenge is to spin a boucle.  I read and watched Jacey Boggs do this in Spin Art, and really hope I can duplicate her efforts.

I am using two fibers – South African Fine (a Merino cross) as my core, and have some lovely mohair to use as my boucle.  I have some silk thread on order and it should be in time for the final plying. …

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 24 Comments

Less Bitch, More Stitch – An Introduction

Two months without sewing or knitting (head hammers the key board). My hands are always busy with something. Right now my dominant arm is broken and hand casted; making it hard to work or keep busy. At least I learned never to trust a GPS from the car rental companies.

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Added by Alyss Steiner on June 27, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Waiting for Stork...Again! Still! Part II



Still no appearance from Baby Stuart, but we're getting knitting done for him.

I improvised this owl hat from the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 25, 2012 at 8:30am — 61 Comments

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

Yesterday I met up with a fellow Knit Picks Community friend, Karen Pike, at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair. It was great to finally meet in person. There were so many vendor booths with many different art forms filled with interesting items. There were several that had live bunnies. One even had some baby ones and I got to hold one. They are so cute and cuddly.

We saw many different kinds of spindles including this large one.  (I thought of Cheryl…

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Added by KnitterGirl39 on June 23, 2012 at 11:52am — 4 Comments

charity projects done june 19th

 2 infant blankets for Navy relief

seed stitch one to the right-took forever

and to the left, little…

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Added by jbarr on June 18, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

charity projects done june 19th

  

yellow, green and white block child afghan

 

three pink baby afghans for navy…

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Added by jbarr on June 18, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Waiting for Stork...Again! Still!

Still no sign of BS, but some of his layette is completed:

The Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is made from Swish DK in Grain Heather and Cinnamon (discontinued). The little hats are made from Stroll Sport in cork and Bare, Swish DK in Grain Heather and Swish Worsted in Hollyberry. The booties are in Stroll Sport in cork. The buttons on the BSJ are little…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 18, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Another day

Well it's another day in the life of knitting and I have been able to find a great number of times to knit!! The hand towel I blogged about before, become a tablet case before I was even done with the swatch, so I have now started that and it looks great!! I am hoping to have it done before our trip to ny in a couple weeks. I was trying to knit it in the round but it was just toooo tight . . . It was 15.5inches around on a 24" needle I think and I had pulled out part of the cable but it was soo… Continue

Added by Kory Raymond on June 13, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

High Fiber—Travel

We arrived in Beaverton, OR, yesterday. Lots of knitting time in the car!

The BSJ is turning out well. I haven't decided on the buttons yet. Will have to look around for some nice ones.

The hat I made last week was so…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 11, 2012 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

animal shelter blankets 6/9

20 animal blankets for local animal shelter

Added by jbarr on June 10, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Odds and Ends

We're still at home, since BS hasn't put in his appearance this early, but we'll be taking off soon, regardless.

One of my projects this week was to finish the baby hat DGD1 started when she was here. I used it to teach her how to knit in the round, and then I continued it, but it has been…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 4, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

charity knitting for Forest Farm Nursing Home

4 child size afghans and 3 pairs of wristers. Probably use them at their Christmas bazaar in December.…

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Added by jbarr on June 2, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

charity items for june 1, 2012

13 booties and 2 afghans for local hospital

47 hats for local…

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Added by jbarr on June 2, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

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