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July 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Hi I am looking for some yarn to go along with the yarn that I purchased at a sale.  It is a yarn that Knit Picks has discontinued and I am wondering if anyone has some they would like to sell to me…


I am looking for some yarn to go along with the yarn that I purchased at a sale.  It is a yarn that Knit Picks has discontinued and I am wondering if anyone has some they would like to sell to me.  

The yarn is:  Bluebell #23508.  55% superfine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool.

My e-mail is:

My phone: 541-752-4450.

I have 11- 50 gram skeins and need about that much more to make an afghan.

Thanks for…


Added by Margaret Loper on July 31, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments


I have put myself on knit blogging restriction (or grounded as we would say up north). The never-ending-dissertation, finishing the school year, moving house, and a trip to visit the family have all conspired with a good dose of Catholic guilt over unfinished writing to keep me quiet for several months. Today, I had accomplished enough to allow this post. During snatches of downtime I have completed a giant house sock and many wash clothes. The mate to the house sock has been lying dormant…


Added by Julie Prerost on July 30, 2012 at 11:15pm — 3 Comments

My Trick for Knitting Charted Lace

I started knitting the Addis Abeba shawl pattern but spent too much time frogging and tinking, casting on three times after errors made were too complicated. That's when I realized part of the problem was getting lost in the pattern. It is a beautiful geometric lace, but just that symmetry that makes it so beautiful also makes many of the charted rows look very similar.

Using the magnetic…


Added by Janet McDowell on July 30, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

High Fiber—2012 Ravellenic Games Inspire Mitts Production

We barely got the clothes washed from our trip when it was time for the Ravelympics Ravellenic Games.

(The U.S. Olympic Committee complained about the name, so Ravelry had to change it.)

I'm "competing" for Team…


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

July in the forest

well itsbeen awhikle since i,ve blog..been a few thing going on ..

Small stroke but i,m ok ..

horse damage his leg ..on mend

broke my toes ..fix now ..

oh new car ..


knitting going well

1935 jumper finished

jacket nearly done 2012 style


brought spinning wheel as i was given two sheep fleeces

and some Aplaca fleece so in the Autumn i,m learning to spin

at this time i,m washing sheep fleeces what a job that…


Added by Jenifer Gilleland on July 29, 2012 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

Craft Studio Evolving 2.0

I spent several hours over the course of the weekend modifying and rearranging and straightening up my Studio in preparation of bringing home the newly, almost finished, Canvas Organizer I wrote about Friday.  With two ear infections slowing me down, mostly I sorted through paper work (genealogy and photos) and filed.  I made some minor changes to some of my "cubes"; moved my notebooks filled with downloaded and printed and purchased knitting patterns to the wire cubes.  Now most of my…


Added by Ramona on July 23, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Home Again and Looking Forward to Fiber Fun!

While some of you were reading my blog post for last week, DH, the pups and I were exploring the Oregon coast from Seaside to Florence.

We camped near the ocean at Nehalem Bay, Newport and Florence, one night each. It was great to see the ocean again, and Rocky and Sunny enjoyed being…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 36 Comments

My Craft Studio Evolving

     I am positive this has happened to a few crafters.  I moved into my Studio last summer and have spent a lot of my time in there since.  However, it seems like the room does not quite work.  I tend to put things down on flat surfaces and NOT where they need to be, I have too much stuff, STILL, and I can not find what I want/need when I want/need it! So, the last few weeks, errr, maybe I should say months, I have been de-stashing and clearing out clutter and changing what does NOT work. …


Added by Ramona on July 20, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

My Ada Lovelace Mitts are on KP's IDP site!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you know my new pattern is now available on Knit Picks site!  WooHoo!

The pattern is called:  Ada Lovelace Mitts and can be found here.  I hope you like them.

Added by KnitterGirl39 on July 19, 2012 at 11:48am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Goodbye Baby Soren, Hello Oregon Highways!

New baby Soren's arrival put a crimp in my Tour de Fleece spinning. Here's where I was at the beginning of the TdF:

Here's where I was with my spinning when Soren was born:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Charlotte fiber festival

Hey everyone!! My trip went so well and I was able to keep my needles! Thanks to everyone for your help and suggests! I completely for got to blog about the first charlotte fiber festival I went to at the end of June!! It was soo much fun!! It wasretty small but it was my first fiber show as well as charlotte's first show so it worked out well!! I bought some beautiful yarn that I am really looking forward to knitting a project for a friend and something for myself!! I do have to get everyone's… Continue

Added by Kory Raymond on July 13, 2012 at 5:51am — 8 Comments

Seeing Purple (for quite a while now)

What started out as a small project for my newly adopted Poodle Sophia turned into a two-year marathon for my youngest daughter? 

I vaguely remember how all of this started.  In the beginning, I dyed some of my machine spun Shetland yarn to make a…

Added by Teresa Gardner on July 11, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

High Fiber—BS Arrives at Last!

You might as well skip this blog post if you don't like baby pictures!


BS finally arrived, and we learned that his name is Soren Hendrick Stuart. They wanted something Scandinavian to balance off the Scottish surname, I guess. Soren is the Swedish version of Thor, God of Thunder. This baby is…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

The Fling

The Fling


Three years ago I decided to design a wrap that one could fling on and off and that would stay in place without the use of a shawl pin.  While shopping in Saint Louis, I noticed this scarf that undulated in and out.  I though I could do that same concept with a shawl.  The idea for…


Added by Teresa Gardner on July 5, 2012 at 1:26pm — 6 Comments

Curled edges



I'm having trouble with edges curling on some clothes I've knnitted for 18" dolls.  Any suggestions?  I'll look up "blocking", as I've forgotten how to do that.  The items are knitted with fingering yarn.


Added by Mary Lou Pearsall on July 5, 2012 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

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

I can't believe this baby is nearly a week overdue! Well, surely something will happen this week.

I'm not sitting idle, though. I'm working on this little cardigan for BS while we're waiting for him to decide to appear. It's the Jasper Diamond Hoodie from Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

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