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September 2010 Blog Posts (68)

Coming Tomorow: Semi Sweet!

Tomorrow (Friday, October 1, 2010) the second pattern from the Sweet Treats Collection hits the internet. And you, dear blog followers, are getting a tiny little sneak peek at what's in store.…


Added by Erica Jackofsky on September 30, 2010 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Ottlite sale

Hi All! This is just a quick posting because I couldn't remember where I read some of you chattin' about Ottlites. I got an email stating that is having a Web Sale - about 50% off Ottlites :) Just had to share :)
Sale page is here...

Added by KnitterGirl39 on September 29, 2010 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Father Layne & Casey are going to stay...

Father Layne & Casey are going to stay...for a few days with us until their house in Ft. Worth is ready for move in. Casey and I will have a lot more knitting together time, and Mark and Layne can visit, too. I'm so excited, but not looking forward to their moving off. These things happen. :(

I have just about completed my "Casey is Moving Away" pink stripes prayer shawl and we will have Mark and Fr. Layne bless it when it is complete. They have both given so much to our community… Continue

Added by Ramona on September 29, 2010 at 7:39am — 2 Comments

Barbara's Blog - Hello Maisie

Following the loss of Alfie one of our 7 year old Scotties, his brother Macintosh now has a new playmate. Her name is Maisie and she is a brindle coloured Scottie.Pictured here with younger son Richard.

She is into everything and I dread to think what life will be like when she discovers all my knitting and spinning.…


Added by Barbara Longley on September 29, 2010 at 6:20am — 10 Comments

Spinning, spinning, spinning, ply-ing!!!

To the tune of 'Rolling, rolling, rolling, raw-hide!!'

I have so much to say and such little time! Lol. My mind has been in a whorl since last week. I finally finished finishing my new Turkish drop spindle from Knit Picks. And took it on it's maiden voyage last Friday afternoon. (the varnish wasn't quite dry...) I had to hurry up and practice!!! I had been asked and subsequently volunteered to demonstrate drop spinning on Saturday at the local alpaca farm's public…


Added by PickleSue on September 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 69 Comments

A very simple Crash Course on fiber preparations for the Newbie spinner.

I only realized today, as I was reading angelkahru's new discussion in the Spin Along that many of the friends in that group are VERY new to spinning. No one should ever think that their question is dumb. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask, because if you don't know the facts, and you want to know them, right now, then you have to ask. So...I decided… Continue

Added by Nutty4Knitting on September 27, 2010 at 3:51pm — 43 Comments

Chunky Slippers pattern

Please help me with the following sts.
1. Backwards Loop Method
2. Work so that CO edge is facing up.
3. PU & K into the front loop of every CO st.
4. M1L and M1R

Added by Carol J. Henshaw on September 27, 2010 at 9:38am — 3 Comments

High Fiber--Dancing With the Alpacas, and Other Fiber Fun!

This weekend was Alpaca Days in Woodland, UT, and many other places in the US. I spent the weekend spinning at the Blue Moon Alpaca Ranch. More about that later.

This week saw the completion of the knitting on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi. I'm still working on trimming and sewing down the steek sts. I found a… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — 72 Comments

cocktails and dreams.... to cashmere and dreams?

i have been toying around with the idea of starting a yarn shop. I know this is a HUGER than HUGE endeavor, but it has just been popping around in my mind. why you might ask?

1. it all started when i realized the Dayton area lacks a great yarn shop. one that does not feel like it is an attic, or old, or someplace where you feel like home and can plop down on the couch and knit.

2. one of my SIL's (who knits) her job ended. she wasn't fired or…

Added by Julie Snyder on September 26, 2010 at 3:54pm — 9 Comments

Talking About the Sugared Berries Shawlette

What follows are the notes I took during and immediately following the design process for Sugared Berries.

Honestly, this is the first shawlette I… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on September 25, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Making Progress on my "Seaweed" Throw

I'm currently knitting the "Seaweed" Throw from Kristin Spurkland's The Knitting Man(ual). I put the word seaweed in quotes because it was given that title for the color she knit it in, but I'm using City Tweed Poseidon instead. So far, I LOVE it! Here are some pictures of what I've got so far!

The pattern isn't as visible in the pictures as it is in person, but I think you can get the overall idea (especially in the last picture).…


Added by Drew Roe on September 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sweet Treats for sale!

[Semi] Preorder of entire collection (PDF version): $25.00
That's 9 patterns for 25% off the final…

Added by Erica Jackofsky on September 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Crochet and knitting club!

I joined a crochet and knitting club at my local library. I missed the first meeting two weeks ago because I had to work. I put in a schedule change at work for Thursday off so that I could go because I was really looking forward to it and I didn't want to miss anymore gatherings. I work every weekend and only one day a week so I don't think it was a big deal to be off that day. Anyway, I went this Thursday and there was about fifteen ladies knitting and crocheting. Everyone seemed really nice… Continue

Added by Tamara Sutton on September 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Chunky Slippers

I should start over since I hit an incorrect key and it took me out of the Blog Post. Again, I'm a long time knitter (on and off) and mostly working with basic pattern projects. Now I'm attempting to make the Chunky Slippers and it has a number of stitches that I am not familiar with. Please help. Right off the bat the pattern says to Cast on 8 sts. which is fine, but then it says to "work one row. Turn work so that CO edge is facing up, and with RS facing." Is it telling me to just knit on…


Added by Carol J. Henshaw on September 24, 2010 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Yes, I’m Still Here

It seems like it’s been ages since my last blog… but I’ve been busy just the same.

I have finished one new project recently, and have…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 24, 2010 at 8:09am — 48 Comments

Fearless knitting: On discovering you have a stash of yarn and no idea what you plan to do with much of it.

That title pretty much sums it all up. I do shift work, and I’m gone from six in the morning till eight at night. I do not clean when I work and I tend to work all my shifts in a row. Gluten for punishment? What gave it away? When I have a few days off they are also all in a row. This morning I…


Added by Blue Lake knitter's daughter on September 22, 2010 at 2:14pm — 9 Comments

Thinking of adding spinning to my fiberarts skills!

both and letsknit2gether have introduced me to the trindle spindle. also saw it on it looks awesome!

also looks easy even for me!

and, HOORAY!!! Saturday, 25 september, 2010 at 6 pm eastern, LK2G is doing another live show!

and, ANOTHER HOORAY! the great dickens faire is coming to SF again!

well, that be all for now!

Added by Robyn Alberta Mello on September 22, 2010 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

One down.... HOW MANY TO GO?!?!?!

So I have been trying to manage my time and knitting projects to finish some things off before I start any new ones! Last night, I finished the baby blanket I have been working on for my friend, Kerin. I started in July- but got sidetracked! I am so happy to have finished because we are having a shower for her soon as she's due in a little over a month.

1. I have to finish up my leashes, make the tags, price them out and package them up--- I cannot wait to get all 25 of them off to the… Continue

Added by Justine MacKechnie on September 22, 2010 at 6:36am — 4 Comments

Hard Copy

On April 2 & 3, 2011 there will be a knitting and fiber festival taking place 4 miles away from my home. How could I not go? Well, this will be the third gathering and I have yet to experience it, so I'm making it a goal this year to attend. I was asked last year if I would like a vendor booth, but I had to decline due to my performance schedule. When I checked into the dates a few days back I was a bit dismayed to find that I have a gig on Sunday, April 3. However, I'm going to do my best… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on September 22, 2010 at 5:19am — 1 Comment

In Loving Memory

Mary R. Blanks

September 22, 1924-September 21, 2005

Added by Aliann on September 21, 2010 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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