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September 2010 Blog Posts (71)

To swatch or not to swatch...

I'm introducing a series on swatching at Roving StarPoints blog and I'd LOVE to have your input and comments on the subject. I've got a lot to say on the matter and already have a lot written out that I've researched and investigated, but I'd really love to make it a rather definitive series on swatching and I'm hoping you'd be willing to share your experiences and observations with swatching... or avoiding swatching... to help me fill in any holes…
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Added by Elianastar on September 6, 2010 at 11:13pm — 2 Comments

UPDATE: 30 Minute Program

I'm doing pretty well on this program so far. I did miss one day last week, but it is canning season here so I don't feel too bad about that. The girls do most of the canning work, but that is only because they don't have the clout with the little ones. That means I'm on duty keeping hands out of the raspberries (or whatever), making sure they are out of the way when the jars come out of the canner and especially keeping them from touching the jars and breaking the seals. Not to mention the… Continue

Added by Nutty4Knitting on September 6, 2010 at 9:33pm — 12 Comments

High Fiber--Fun with Family and Fiber

All three of our kids came over the weekend to visit my DSIL Eileen, who has been battling cancer and has stopped treatment. DD brought her daughter, Daphne, which gave Grandma a little more baby time, something delightful, although I wish it were under happier circumstances. Here's Eileen and Daphne:









Daphne made the rounds, of course. Here she is with DS1, her Uncle Timo:…





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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 6, 2010 at 3:33pm — 37 Comments

Newest Hand dyed

Been waiting for my new jacquard dyes to arrive, so have done some golden yellow today

Added by susan booth on September 6, 2010 at 1:36pm — 4 Comments

It's Done! Doing the happy happy dance.

Starry Night is finally finished. One UFO done and a few to go. Well, we won't talk about that. But look at this!

You can get it on Ravelry. I am actually thinking of creating a few more of these. That is a few more Pi style shawls, I have some ideas running round in my head.…

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Added by Domestic Arts on September 6, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Hello again, everyone - and a gentle request for advice

Hi, everybody.

By now you must think I've disappeared in a big black hole with a boulder on top off the face of this earth. I haven't checked when I last blogged, but it must have been a long time ago, around two months or so.

So what have I been up to lately? Well, actually not much. On and off my needles were flying baby clothes like you won't believe it. Not because I was / am pregnant (that ship has sailed for what I can say) but because they're so lovely, cute and quick to make.… Continue

Added by Mrs. K on September 4, 2010 at 8:05am — 15 Comments

Color Confusion

For the first time in my life, I bought a color of WOTA that wasn't what I expected and now I am in a dilemma. I was looking for a nice bright blue and I purchased Hyacinth. It is really a dark purple. I am sorry that I cannot purchase color cards anymore for WOTA. It would certainly be worth the extra few dollars to be able to plan and get what I wanted in the first place. Has anyone ordered a nice bright blue WOTA lately that can give me a reference? I am looking at Calypso Heather but now I… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on September 4, 2010 at 4:51am — 7 Comments

My very own socks

Finally I'm knitting socks that are just for me. This is only my third pair of socks and I just love knitting socks. These are the warm, wooly socks for winter. They are made using 100% worsted weight wool. I don't live near any yarn store so I'm limited in what is available around here. I have a wish list going on knit picks though.

I trying to decide if I want to try circular needles. I'm going so well with DPNs and not sure I want to change. Some of the patterns I read call…

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Added by Terri A on September 3, 2010 at 6:45am — 5 Comments

KAL updates: Cloisonne Jacket

Yesterday I spent all day getting started on the Cloisonne Jacket from the Fall Interweave Knits 2010 magazine. As you may recall and if you're following on Ravelry, we have decided to knit the colorwork in the round.

I actually made it to round three of the colorwork. Awesome..

Today I…

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Added by Domestic Arts on September 3, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Hearts and Hands Knitters

Since I last posted online, I have been knitting with the most extraordinary group of knitters and crocheters. These wonderful ladies knit healing prayer shawls for people struggling with illness, preemie caps and blankets for a local hospital. Other items are on a sort of case by case basis, but we re open to most needs. The remarkable thing is that each of us could take the same identical yarn and come up with a myriad of designs, each unique. We gather once a month, and pass all of the… Continue

Added by Liz Waters on September 2, 2010 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

Knitting A Long with.....

Progress on the Wendy Johnson Pi shawl knit a long, is progressing.

Actually I am at part four and have completed two pattern repeat rounds. The pink is all used up and am in the verigated yarn, which should last for at least one and a half pattern repeat rounds before I begin the final color. When I say repeat rounds I do mean the set of 8 rounds which make up the pattern repeat vertically, not horizontally.…

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Added by Domestic Arts on September 2, 2010 at 6:50am — 4 Comments

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