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September 2008 Blog Posts (64)

I absolutely agree with you! I just wish I felt this way less often,

I absolutely agree with you! I just wish I felt this way less often, Continue

Added by Janbie on September 30, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Do you feel this way sometimes too?

A friend sent me this cartoon today, and I thought it might make you guys smile too.

Added by Angela on September 30, 2008 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Andean Chullo Hat Kit

I love the Andean Chullo Hat Kit!
Can I use Fair Isle? I am not so good at Colorwork (Intarsia) :(

And the same question for the bag!

Added by Nickyknits on September 29, 2008 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

Winter Stash Podcast- making scarves

I had to smile when I heard your newest podcast on making scarves. I just got my new size 7 (10" straight) Harmony Needles. And I just fell in love! I cast on a scarf I revised from a Ripple Shawl Pattern (multiple of 18 + 6 st);

Cast on 30 sts (worsted weight wool blend)

ROW 1: (rs) Knit

ROW2: K6, purl to last 6, K6

ROW3: K6, *[K2 tog] 3 times, [YO,K1] 6 times, [K2 tog] 3times; repeat from * to last 6 sts, K6.

ROW4: Knit

I also did a scarf using… Continue

Added by cherbold on September 28, 2008 at 6:01am — No Comments

Harry Potter House colors

I have to admit that I'm not the hugest Harry Potter fan in my family. My dad and my sister have both read all of the books, and I've only read, um, 2 chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. BUT I have seen all the movies. Since my dad is such a big fan, I'm thinking of knitting him something from… Continue

Added by Angela on September 26, 2008 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

KP Community Blogs

Ok, I don't know where I've been but I just noticed that you can see a list of all blog posts on KP! I was wondering how I could find these (public) posts without having to click on every individual name in the community!!! This is awesome, I hope I can connect with more knitters this way by following what they are doing. I don't have a real knitting group outside of this, so this is where I have to share my progress and see what others are doing. FUN!

Added by PurlGirl on September 26, 2008 at 11:07am — No Comments

My Friday

One of my favorite tasks here at work is to proof the podcast every Friday. It's half an hour of knitting/listening enjoyment. I bring a small knitting project to work with me every day to be on hand for meetings, lunch, etc. My current "mindless" project is the… Continue

Added by Tina on September 26, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

My Fist Steeks!!!!!

Oh it has been an exciting morning at my house! I feel like I should run out into the street like the Yarn Harlot and shout "WHOO HOO!" I took some pictures luckily before my camera stopped focusing. I think it might be dying. Anyway, I used the sewing machine to secure the edges with a row of small straight stitches on… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on September 26, 2008 at 8:41am — No Comments

Sock it to me!

My sampler arrived today and the yarns are gorgeous, but the pattern looks so difficult. I don't even know what PU means. I have been knitting in the round, but have never knitted socks. Will I be able to do this?

Added by Sharon on September 25, 2008 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

It's Been a Long Time

It's been a very long time since I posted anything here. I have had a very productive summer, although I have never finished the Moderne Baby Blanket. One of these days...

I just finished up a Clapotis using Evil Stepmother Imagination. I love that yarn. I made the Clapotis for a friend for her birthday, but I really wanted to keep it for myself. I bought four skeins, but only used three. So I think I am going to make a smoke ring from the leftover skein.

I have since… Continue

Added by Silas' Mom on September 25, 2008 at 12:38pm — No Comments

"So, you got a bun in the oven?"

I work for a small company on the far West side of Madison. I am one of only two women, surrounded by a LOT of men. A lot of dorky, poorly socialized, idiot men. I'm in the accounting department, as is the other women, and we are constantly fixing the guy's errors and screw ups. They are a truely motley crew, or as one of them puts it, "this [company] is the island of misfit toys". But still somehow, I'm surprised that the reaction to my knitting is usually, "Are you pregnant?"

Nope.… Continue

Added by VULaLa on September 25, 2008 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Slow and steady.

With the ongoing problem of too many projects, I've been trying to split my time between them. Tonight I've been working on the socks, my Newlywedness scarf, and Hubby's hat.

The socks are the most fun though. The way the yarn stripes itself as it goes along is so amazing. Everyone who sees them says to me "Wow, great color choices, but is it hard to keep switching yarns?" Nope! Not at all. It's really a great thing.…


Added by VULaLa on September 24, 2008 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Prayer Shawl is on its way

I am astounded at how quickly this shawl knit up and how happy I am with the results. It feels light as a cobweb and is a perfect size. Long enough to wrap generously around my friend's shoulders. It is also narrow to fit on a hospital bed.

The blocking went quickly with the use of blocking wires. I had thought about wetting it at the office but I love the smell of… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 24, 2008 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Stupid work...

My boss is in a meeting, and I can't continue on with what I have to finish until he comes back. So I'm sitting here wasting precious time doing nothing, when I *could* be knitting. I don't think he'd appreciate it if he came out from his meeting and I was knitting away on my sock though.

I'm happy though, because this weekend should be nice and quiet, which will allow for plenty of knitting time. October, on the other hand, is full of one busy (mostly knit-free) weekend after… Continue

Added by VULaLa on September 24, 2008 at 1:14pm — No Comments

News in a Stash: Episode 16: Fall, knitting and making Charity gifts.

Ever wonder what to do with those extra balls of yarn? Just make a few scarves and hats.

I went throgh some things and found alot of yarn that I'm using at the moment. Recently I brought a copy of Lynne Barr's book, "Knitting new scarves". It give you wonderful ideas on combinding yarns and making things into a work of art. It have given my ideas to take what I have and make into some nice winter girfts for friends.

Things up at the house are going well.

Most of… Continue

Added by Yarn Basket on September 24, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Finished on time

I've finished the corset I was making on time thanks to a very rainy day and a dentist appointment.

What do you think?

Hope it fits now. She has tried it on mid process but you know something might have gone wrong.…


Added by divebunny on September 24, 2008 at 5:36am — No Comments

So many projects, too few hands...

Everything I'm working on is coming along great, but since I'm working on several projects, it's always hard to decide which one to work on. If only I could convince my boss to let me knit all day at work, lol.

I started a scarf tonight that I'm calling my Newlywedness Scarf. I designed it myself. The colors are close to our wedding colors, and my new initials will be on the scarf. It's looking really cool. Hopefully I have enough yarn. I used Excel to plot it out; here's what the… Continue

Added by VULaLa on September 23, 2008 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Tis' the Season

Oh, yes, it is the season for me to be jolly. I have turned into a total knit knut. I don't think about much else or do much else but knit this time of year. I have my projects planned and the yarn bought to take me all the way to spring. The colder it gets the more I knit.

I buy my yarn everywhere but the majority of it comes from Knit Picks. There are no better bargins I have found anywhere else. The new yarns for fall are great.

I suppose I sound just like everyone else here, don't… Continue

Added by Constant Sticher on September 23, 2008 at 5:29pm — No Comments


I purchased a pattern on line and am having some trouble. Can anyone tell me how to do a slip, slip, purl? Do you purl the two sliped stitches or do you purl the next stitch?

Added by ksfranz on September 23, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New spindle

I thought I'd post a picture of my new spindle that a friend made for me. I've put his website on the picture as a bit of an advert for him :) Shameless I know ;)

Added by divebunny on September 22, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

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