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September 2009 Blog Posts (115)

Woolly Goodness!

My Knit Picks order came yesterday and I immediately started a Slytherin house scarf for Dino, using the old stripe pattern from the first movie. I nearly forgot how nice it is to knit with wool. I'm using Wool of the Andes of course, in Forest Heather and Dove Heather, and so far it's coming out rather lovely if I do say so myself:





Sammy has also casted on for her Learn To Knit Kit scarf. She's very happy with the Harmony straight… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on September 13, 2009 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Go solicit somewhere else white teeth vultures

Seriously.

Added by Sybil K on September 13, 2009 at 7:07am — 3 Comments

Nothing Huge, but Something to Share

I have had a very busy week, and vey little of it is about knitting.



I'm hosting my Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild Meeting tomorrow, and we have really been trying to get ready for that. I had originally planned for an outdoor meeting, but last week the weather forecast said that Sunday would be very rainy. So I was trying to decide where to have the meeting... either my living room or my screened in porch...

Then every day something came up to prevent us from starting on… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 12, 2009 at 8:17pm — 8 Comments

Making Money from your Knitting

I've found this amazing book that shows you how to make money from knitting, and I thought other people might be interested in it: for themselves or to make money for your local church or charity.

I have been a knitter for quite a while, and often donate my knitting to our local community flea market and street fairs. I guess I am like many knitters, I love the activity but sometimes don't quite know what to do with all my socks!!! In these tight times, some extra income would be nice,… Continue

Added by Judith Hood on September 12, 2009 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

Football, knitting and exercise

Look! I used Knitpicks yarn in a photo on my "other" blog today (www.knitwittery.com)...



I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that football season has started. I love watching football. It’s like free knitting time when I don’t have to feel guilty about sitting for hours on my butt, project in hand…all weekend long. And it’s a great game.



I used to just enjoy the professional games because I was more familiar with the teams. In the past couple years, however,… Continue

Added by kyletarvin on September 12, 2009 at 12:11pm — 3 Comments

Finishing Up Friday

I just took a look at my Ravelry projects page and realized I have 5 projects sitting around that are just *this* close to being finished. All I need to do is sew them up and stuff them (I have a thing for cute, quick little knits, so everything currently waiting seems to be a toy of some sort). I have no idea why I always procrastinate this part of a project...I don't hate doing it, in fact once I get going I rather enjoy it. But I think I have to be in a specific mood for finishing work. And… Continue

Added by Brandy on September 11, 2009 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

SUCCESS FINALLY

i typed this once already and not sure what happened to it but here we go again

as i think i already mentioned i finished knitting the cardigan i had been working on it is now being blocked as we speak tommorrow i will attempt to put it together i am still not very good at that

i decided to knit a hat with the leftover wool which is nearly finished but i wanted to use the magic loop method to make the ties for it so i brought up the instructions on this site and went to work i was… Continue

Added by maureen on September 11, 2009 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

childs gingham vest

has anyone tried to knit the child's gingham vest that appeared in the winter 2009 catalog? it's in the book love to felt. the measurements seem off to me. i'm pretty sure there are some major pattern errors. just wanted to get some other opinions on it and let others know that if they follow the pattern exactly they will have a nice felted swatch. maybe i can turn it into a pair of mittens?

Added by Alysia Crow on September 11, 2009 at 5:23am — No Comments

Wedding knits

Last night i didn't get as much knitting done as i'd hoped, we were too distracted discussing the wedding plans. We spent yesterdaylooking around at potential venues and found one that offers the chapel and reception with beautiful gardens all at the one place. So we are booking in for 3 July. This has provided me with new knitting project ideas. As it will be a winter wedding, and i will be wearing a sleeveless or strapless dress, I have already looked for patterns for a shrug and a lace… Continue

Added by Danielle Barratt on September 10, 2009 at 5:28pm — 3 Comments

Itchin to learn but where to begin

I want to learn to knit a sweater.....I've knit socks, scarfs, hats, etc but I would like to enhance my knitting skills and be able to wear a sweater that I knit with pride :) My questions to this wonderful world of knitters on this site - How did you begin to knit sweaters? Can it be learned from a book? Unfortunately my favourite wool shop has classes but not on how to knit a sweater.......Where would I begin? Do I jump past this fear I have and just start? Any tips or suggestions would be… Continue

Added by Momma_Grizz on September 10, 2009 at 3:10pm — 7 Comments

No time, just headaches!

Last night and today i have had some of the worst headaches ever.....all stress related. My partner of almost 9 years and I have finally decided to get married, but there is so much involved! Not to mention the finances of the whole affair. At least we have managed to find somewhere that we both like, that contains the chapel, beautiful gardens and a reception room with full catering and a bar. But my head alresdy hurts!



I haven't had much time to knit or read or both because of the… Continue

Added by Danielle Barratt on September 9, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Pickle-pocalypse 2009



Have you seen the new Tidings of Joy kit yet? When we had the first staff meeting about Nina's holiday ornament kit, I was surprised to see a knitted pickle included as one of the patterns. Tina… Continue

Added by Alison on September 9, 2009 at 1:49pm — 12 Comments

Huston, we have a problem. LOL

I've finally started the shawl for my DH. It's to be his birthday present on October 19th. So why have I started now when no shawl so far has taken more than 3 weeks so far? Simple: size = XXL.

I knew the shawl would be big, but this one even surprised me. I tried to take pictures and found that the shawl doesn't even fit on the dining room table. It's around 1 meter wide (approx. 40 inches) and so far 65 cm long (approx. 26 inches). The body colour will be white, but it will have 7 dark… Continue

Added by Mrs. K on September 9, 2009 at 1:32pm — 6 Comments

Teaching myself to knit all over again...

That's right folks, I've come to the bitter conclusion that with the psoriatic arthritis in my hands, I can't keep knitting the way I have. I'm tired of the pain and occasional numbness, I'm 24 I don't need that crap.



Therefore, I have decided to teach myself the Portuguese style knitting. It's supposedly easier on the hands and what not. Luckily there are plenty of videos on You Tube.



This is actually how my Greek grandmother used to knit, with the yarn around her neck… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on September 9, 2009 at 1:22pm — 3 Comments

If she only knew!

So I have begun knitting the prayer shawl that I blogged about earlier! The person who will be recieveing the shawl has seen me working on it, but doesnt know it has anything to do with her. I was super sneaky about purchasing the materials with her too.......My husband and I went on vacay over the long weekend with her and her husband (we went to Branson Mo---very cute town) and I told her I was making a big scarf for my grandma and I needed to pick out a pretty lavender yarn and sone nice… Continue

Added by Troy on September 9, 2009 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Plan your next project in three easy steps

We've made putting together a complete knitting project easier than ever.



First - select a size so we know how much yarn you'll need.

If you like the colors we've knit with, click "Order recommended colors" and we'll calculate you how much of each you'll need. Feel free to add more if you want to make two or… Continue

Added by Brett on September 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

One of the benefits of starting work early...

This morning, on my way to work, I had the most gorgeous view to feast my eyes on...

I took this picture across the field from the Crafts Americana (Knit Picks) office in Vancouver, WA. Sunrise with Mt. Hood's silhouette in view (Mt Hood is located in Oregon). Yep, I am one of those crazy people that gets up at 4am to get ready for work... It took me a while to acclimate to this time schedule, but in the long run it's great... and with views like… Continue

Added by Kim on September 9, 2009 at 7:50am — 4 Comments

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...My Head is Spinning!

This is my first multi-colored spinning project.





As you may know, I was camping last week and along with the hiking, I got some knitting and spinning done. If you look at my last blog, you'll see photos of my camping experience. I have finished the spinning project that I was working on during the time in the mountains. This is the fiber I started with. It's hand-dyed merino from Greenwood Fiber Works.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

The UGH sweater is getting less UGH-ly every day!!

One day after I found a bee-YOO-tiful pattern I wanted to make for my MIL and SIL- because they are both teachers (one K, one 1st gr) and the pattern is Kathleen Taylor's colorwork vest with the alphabet and crayons on it, I decided I need to quit with the gifts for other people already and work on stuff for my own kids. So I pulled out the nasty old sweater I started in thrift store acrylic (my first sweater ever started) and started trying to figure… Continue

Added by PickleSue on September 8, 2009 at 7:15pm — 5 Comments

It's all about yesterday

I realised this morning that each blog is all about yesterday. I never have time on the day to write, I knit til i'm to tired to do another row.....then I go to sleep. So it's always the next morning that I blog about the day before. Oh well, it's all good I suppose.



Yesterday was productive again once my son had his nap. I knit and read Hide by Lisa Gardner and had a lovely break. Manage to completely finish the body of the cardigan and I measured it against my daughter because it… Continue

Added by Danielle Barratt on September 8, 2009 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

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