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 —
Added by Sybil K on September 13, 2009 at 7:07am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am —
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 —
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 —