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August 2009 Blog Posts (114)

Help with pattern

I found a lace pattern for a scarfette which I would love to knit. However, The chart given on the website does not appear complete. It shows sts 16 to 38 only. What to do for the other 15 sts do not appear on the chart.
If anyone has knit this bearclaw shawlette, I would be greatful for you help.

Added by betty bear on August 31, 2009 at 10:45pm — 4 Comments

Thanks to my little daughter!!

There is a local knitting group that gets together every Monday night at the library. (local for us is 15 miles away) DD#1 and I have been talking about going for a while now- probably 4 months or so. We made it tonight! She remembered it was tonight at about 4 o'clock. So I got going on supper and we made it! It was a lot of fun. Even DD#2 went with her little knitting project (she's 4), but her attention wasn't held on her knitting too long. She wanted to see what everyone else was making and… Continue

Added by PickleSue on August 31, 2009 at 9:37pm — 3 Comments

Obsessive Preperation

I have almost finished the seamless dress I am making for my niece. Almost done with sleeve 1, and then only sleeve 2 to go. I'm in love with the way the shaping developed and how it's looking. The few errors I've made are ok, they add character, plus I'm learning heaps.

With the ridiculous amount of yarn i have in my stash and the massive queen size blanket i'm frogging, i have gone through all my prospective patterns and prepared many bags of projects. I'm only planning to do one… Continue

Added by Danielle Barratt on August 31, 2009 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

One finished Alpaca Sock

Ok, I was going to wait until the pair was finished, but I just couldn't! This is a record for me. I finished a whole sock in one week. I had started and frogged this particular sock three times before this final effort which started last Monday... and today... we have a finished alpaca sock for my dear husband Larry. His feet get really cold in the winter and i promised him some alpaca house socks out of the alpaca I earned knitting a Hemi back in June. Here is my first finished effort. I have… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 31, 2009 at 8:02pm — 12 Comments

Join the Knitters for Knockers team!

Today is the last day that you can join the Knitters for Knockers team for the Walk for the Cure. The date for the walk is… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on August 31, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

Knit Picks Warehouse Adventures

I just spent a week at the Knit Picks warehouse in Ohio. Heaven. Really nice folks, and a huge building bursting with yarn (and fabric and paint!). What a fun job I have! I got to see the staff making the Carmen Bananas Kits, and the holiday ornaments kits. I had packed light, since the warehouse is definitely dress casual, so I had room to buy a Carmen Bananas kit, and some of the hand-painted stroll yarns. And I got some duller green yarn to make my DH some socks (he has some trousers that… Continue

Added by AmyL on August 31, 2009 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Wild Cranberries sparkle in First Shawl plus Ami Buddy In The Pink champions breast cancer awareness

My Cranberry Festival First Shawl designed by Kay Meadors is off the needles

And the pattern surely does work, though I had my doubts at times, even to the delicate scalloped edge. The beads line up and most of the mistakes are not apparent at first look.

It is beautiful. Deep, rich reds in kettle dyed merino wool from sheep in Uruguay. Doesn't that sound exotic? I am surprised how light it is. And warm. Here in Wisconsin temperatures dropped this weekend so… Continue

Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on August 31, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

I need my head examined...

I just ate a bowl of peaches and cream at 11 o'clock at night. A real peach- one from Colorado, you know? I couldn't resist it. But this is what knitting is for!! Argh!! To keep my hands busy late at night when I'm not sleeping!! So I won't eat!! Oh well. At least it was fruit. Too bad I'm following it up with a bowl of cheerios with milk, cream and sugar, too.

I have only been hovering here lately. Been not feeling so hot for about 3… Continue

Added by PickleSue on August 30, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

stack of 17 helmet liners-made with just 6 skeins of wool spread out, for laura for quiet comfort charity heart size 6 sweater for vicky. well she sent me some pieces i thought i could just as…

stack of 17 helmet liners-made with just 6 skeins of wool

spread out, for laura for quiet comfort charity

heart size 6 sweater for vicky. well she sent me some pieces i thought i could just assemble by seaming them together.

check out different shades of what she calls yellow (it's more orange than yellow) so… Continue

Added by jbarr on August 30, 2009 at 11:52am — 6 Comments

Making a Vest

I am new to this. Love to knit. Vest are really in. Does anyone have a good pattern or suggestion on making one?
Sherry from Michigan

Added by Sherry Bruni on August 30, 2009 at 3:35am — No Comments

My First Entry

Hello, I am 26 and I have been knitting since a kid, but convinced that all the beautiful projects out there were beyond my capabilities. After making a few large afghans of my own design for my kids, I decided to take the plunge and explore knitting garments. I found the ravelry site and with all their patterns I was completely addicted!

I have made a hoodie sweater for my daughter and one for my son. I'm very proud of how both have turned out, yet I can still see room for… Continue

Added by Danielle Barratt on August 29, 2009 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Fo and my progress

Every time I finish a project, I just have to cast on a new one... usually within a day... I will cast on, knit a while, then go back to whatever was already on my needles. Anyway, this week I saw the lovely Noble Cowl knit by Knit4Many, and fell in love with the pattern. I had planned a purple scarf for a good friend as a Christmas present, and I had 3 balls of Andean Silk (Imperial) just waiting in the wings. Everytime I looked in that stash drawer those purple balls nearly jumped out of the… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 29, 2009 at 9:39am — 3 Comments


I finished the Diamond Lace Stole from the March 09 Creative Knitting for my best girl friend Erin. It is in Simply Soft in Violet. It is a few days after her birthday now, but she loved the socks so I think it is ok. I still need to block this and I really wish I had the blocking wires. I was considering cutting up our wire hangers and using them in much the same way but DH said no way. So I'm trying to figure out how to block this to have nice… Continue

Added by Katylynn85 on August 28, 2009 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

Need a little mystery in your knitting?

I've put up the details of my Mystery Colorwork KAL! Head on over and check it out!

(Here's my color swatch for a little eye candy.)

Added by Melissa on August 28, 2009 at 2:57pm — 6 Comments

with a little help from my friends.....

I think we would all agree that knitters, on the whole, are totally awesome peeps - no arguement there, Right? Right! Well I'd like to confirm just how super dooper cool the knitting community is.

In my current endevor to reduce my stash I cast on for Ulmus. Wonderful pattern, well written, gorgeous design AND used 2 skeins of sock yarn! After digging through… Continue

Added by NoKnitSherlock on August 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments


Is there any suggestions for doing machine buttonholes on a knitted sweater, using grograin ribbon as a backing? I have seen it done and really like the way it looks. Do I use the ribbon on both sides of the sweater opening, inside and outside? Do I sew the ribbon on by hand or by machine? any help will be so appreciated.
Kathi Mc

Added by Kathi on August 27, 2009 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

Great time Exhibiting!!!

Had a great time at the Gas and Steam show last weekend. My good freind took some great pics, you can tell what a good time I was having. Introducing the art of fibers to all the little future fiber artists!!!

Added by Michelle Yates on August 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Life is Fair......State Fair that is:)

Hi Everyone! Im back on the needles! I have been busy getting Christmas gifts out of the way, and working on some baby gifts for some friends (let me tell cotton baby washcloths are becoming a big hit! I have made about 30 this year!) One of my coworkers told me about an opportunity at our state fair (Arkansas) that I am interested in. I am going to enter some of my knit items this year in hopes of some ribbons! I have never done this, so Im not expecting much....but I might gain… Continue

Added by Troy on August 27, 2009 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Ric Rac Rib Socks

I continue to be on a Sock Summit high! It seems that every time I have a few minutes, I'm grabbing my current sock obsession. You know how much I love Charlene Schurch's sock patterns. Well, I was so wound up after the four sock-saturated days that I… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on August 27, 2009 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

I can see clearly now that Fall is near...

Yep, I've got leaves falling from the trees, but not because they are changing colors just yet. It's just been so dry lately. We did get a bit of rain last week, off and on almost all week, just enough to make the greass take off and green up and grow some more. I love Fall weather! I love the sounds of football in the air, the crispness of the air, the countdown to the holidays. OH! The holidays!

I'm working on a Wonderful Wallaby for my DS in KP WoTA in Cranberry. He loves red and… Continue

Added by newknitter on August 27, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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