something new I have wanted to make for myself but lacked the funds for yarn anda good freind carepackaged me Some Wool Of the Andes to make it :) Its Crochetted but is still snuggly warm and almost done. Need to block it on the floor tho and add pockets..
Added by Tessa on October 14, 2010 at 7:59am —
When does a pattern go from having "just the right amount" to having "too much" instructions? This is a question I'm battling with right now in my pattern writing. As I wrap up the Pistachio Milkshake Fingerless Mitts design (Sweet Treats #7) I am finding myself wondering if the directions are too spelled out. I have recently begun to scale down on the amount of abbreviations I use and tossed CO and BO out for their English versions of "cast on" and "bind off." BO always irked me because on the… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 14, 2010 at 5:54am —
Don't ask where this idea came from because it's a mystery to me. However, some time between Monday and today (Wednesday) it occurred to me that it would be a fun, exciting, and very good idea all around to expand Fiddle Knits Designs to include crochet. It bugs me a little that the name of my business has "knits" in it and that, to me anyway, implies all knitting, which may put a crochet only fiber person off of checking my website. I think that might be an irritant I'll just have to overcome,… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 13, 2010 at 12:01pm —
Can someone please tell me a good link or online video site that I can find on how to do a crohect motif? I ordered the Crochet Motifs DVD from Knit Picks but it wasn't very helpful. It just shows you how to make a certain garment not how to make motifs. I'm having trouble. I see that Knit Picks now posted on You Tube a few crochet demos. Please post some more. I want to try to make a throw like Kelley. Thanks for the help.
Added by Yarn Basket on October 12, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 12, 2010 at 5:44am —
I'm taking a few days off to mourn the loss of my dear friend and sister-in-law, Eileen. I will post a regular blog in a few days. Eileen was a knitting friend and quilter, and contributed to my spinning wheel. She will be missed. --Peggy
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 11, 2010 at 4:31pm —
Ahhh, finally some time or myself to unwind a bit and actually write a blog.
I have been very busy lately with work on this one “pain in the bootie” application release. Needs to be in production by Oct 15th and I’m hoping we make it.
I have been trying to knit every chance I get (like during conference calls when at home at night). I did call and take the time for a Spinning lesson/class with a lady I found about an hour from me last Saturday morning. She owns the… Continue
Added by KnitterGirl39 on October 11, 2010 at 3:20pm —
Last evening I went to the second gathering (actually it is the third one, I missed the first one) of the crochet club at my local library. I mentioned in a prior post that I didn't feel comfortable at the first one that I went to. But I stuck with it and went Thursday, and I will say that I had a wonderful time! I got help on making a granny square, for some reason I can't seem to get it right. My square come out good and I have a pattern for a scarf that I'm going to try to have done for the… Continue
Added by Tamara Sutton on October 8, 2010 at 1:24pm —
Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 7, 2010 at 6:27pm —
Ok, so did the color chart in excel - Thank you so much Cheryl :) I am using the Sunrise colors. Not sure how I like the Bittersweet color tho but will go with it. Now trying to find gauge. I don't know if Palette blooms when washed/blocked. I am having trouble getting gauge. Using 3.75 needles, I get 30 sts and 38 rows for 4" unblocked. Need to finish my swatch and wash/block I guess. I really want to just get started tho' :)
Added by DorothyJean on October 7, 2010 at 11:11am —
I am so happy to say that I finished my friend's baby blanket, "Mint" For Friends by Brooke Shellflower - (it's been wrapped and delivered!) and finished crocheting baby Owen's newest blanket...
My sister had started it (she did half of the… Continue
Added by Justine MacKechnie on October 7, 2010 at 5:47am —
I have been spinning up a storm since I was last here. Oh.my.goodness. I'm having so much fun that it is very nearly impossible to let my sore left hand rest an hour or two, let alone a whole day. :)
My most recent dyeing experiment was fun, but not completely successful. I wondered what it would be like to dye a ball of singles that had just come off my Turkish- without taking the ball apart. See what this is?…
Added by PickleSue on October 6, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I know it's been a while since I've had a blog post. With summer camp, VBS, and summer vacation, I didn't get to knit as much as I would have liked the past few months. But, given the time, I will complete a few projects this year. I have to, I bought a ton of "reward yarn" for all my hard work as a Cub Scout camp Crafts Director! There is so much I want to do, so I guess I need to find little bits of time here and there to satisfy my knitting urges without feeling guilty.… Continue
Added by PurlGirl on October 6, 2010 at 10:59am —
It's definitely been a while since my last blog post but with work, family and knitting, it's better late than never!
I've been working on several projects lately. I finished my Be Sweet Hat in Be Sweet Bambino in the Taffy colorway for my coworker and had my first experience with picot edging, design and icord. Here's a picture of my final project.…
Added by Amy Green on October 6, 2010 at 5:03am —
I think I'm obsessed with spindles — even more so than yarn stash. That's pretty hard to believe. I currently have spinning projects on, not 1, not 2, not 3, but on 11 different spindles! How did that happen? I have no idea. How can I have accumulated so many spindles in such a short time? My original spindle was purchased in August of 2009, but I didn't get up enough nerve to give it a try until early last June.
I seem to flit from SIP [Spinning… Continue
Added by cherylbwaters on October 5, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Lots has happened since I last blogged. I have not found a knitting group in my small Indiana town, but I have found a Buddhist group. We meditate together, talk about the Dharma(teachings of Buddha) & have tea & snacks. Lots of fun. I sometimes use my knitting as part of my meditation. It helps calm me down. I have also started a daily mediation & yoga practice, along with a llittle walking thrown in.
I'm still knitting socks, sweaters, cardigans, shawls & afghans.… Continue
Added by Rebecca Mills on October 4, 2010 at 1:04pm —
These are the last days of anything like summer around here.
Our Saturday hike brought us to a land of striking shades of yellow. (I have to remember this for my dye pot!) It was a warm day. We had a really nice hike to the Fairy Tree in Toll Canyon, a wonderful hiking spot, not just because of the fall foliage, but also because of the year-round stream, which provides drinking water for the pups.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 3, 2010 at 4:24pm —
Isn't it amazing what yarn can do? The same pattern can look completely different in two different yarns.
Oh, now you're saying "yeah, but we all knew that". True. Most of us do. But it amazes me all over again. And here's what I mean.
On Saturday (yesterday), I cast on a new pattern with some left over yarn to make a shawl. I saw the pattern, saw it was easy but nice in execution and thought it fits just the bill for the yarn. Here's how much I've done so far. Seeing the second… Continue
Added by Mrs. K on October 3, 2010 at 1:33pm —
KnitWhich? asked, in a comment she made on my last blog post, whether the difference between 'woolen spun' and 'worsted spun' was only in the way the fiber was prepared, or if there was a difference in the spinning process, also. You can read her exact words here
. I started to answer that question in a comment of my own on the same blog… Continue
Added by Nutty4Knitting on October 2, 2010 at 1:18pm —
I decided the Cookie A socks I was knitting just weren't working for me. To begin with the leg was a little tight, which means they wouldn't be very comfortable. I had already added one extra pattern repeat. Adding another would have made them to big. I did the heal turn and that was okay. I did the heal cup and that was okay. I even did alright on the picking up of stitches. I ran into problems with the foot part. I was working on two circ and I just could find a way to place the stitches that… Continue
Added by Crystal M on October 2, 2010 at 10:24am —