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October 2011 Blog Posts (24)

Knooking and Chrochenit!

Can anyone help me with these two?

Added by Tanya McMillian on October 31, 2011 at 4:54pm — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Family Visits, Part Two

We have been having a nice visit with Daphne and her family.


The Bees' Knees cardigan fit just the way I wanted: a little big, so she can wear it for a long time. The socks fit about the same way:



Added by Peggy Stuart on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Busy Time of Year.

Last week I left you with the pic of my unfinished potato chip – BSJ… it’s an odd looking object at this stage,




But, once finished, turns into an adorable Baby Surprise Jacket. 



Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 30, 2011 at 9:37pm — 18 Comments

New store name!!!

Hi everyone!!  I decided to change the name of my etsy store.  It's going to be called Klose Knit Boutique now.  I like that name much more.  And in 7 years when my husband finally retires from the military, we plan on opening up a knit/yarn/spin store with that name so I might as well go ahead and fix it while I can. 

I purchased a lovely new photography kit so I can take professional looking photos.  So my current photos that are in the boutique rigtht now will be changed very…


Added by Bren on October 30, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Local Quilt Show/Exhibition

This week-end I went with a friend to two local quilting shows/exhibitions these are not like your big shows where there loads of trade stands but where some quilting groups have put on a show of there work

Normally nothing like this goes on here but this week-end there was these 2 plus further afield there was another one which we didn't go… Continue

Added by Janice Aitkens on October 30, 2011 at 12:30am — 11 Comments





Added by mlourdes on October 28, 2011 at 5:43am — 4 Comments

Little Bags & Such


Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 26, 2011 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

SAFF 2011

I attended SAFF 2011 on Sunday, and bought waaaaay too much stuff!  (Well, not an awful lot of stuff, but an awful lot of money!)  I bought some colored locks, a mohair fleece, a lamb's first shearing, a pound of brown merino roving and an ounce of coppery gold angelina to mix with the merino, and  3 more bobbins for my Ashford Traditional.


This is just a small section of the Sales Area in the upper barn.…


Added by KnitWhich? on October 24, 2011 at 10:19am — 27 Comments

High Fiber—Family Visits, Part One

We have been on the road since Tuesday. In the car, I got a good start on the kilt hose for DH:

The knitting and the audiobooks make the time go by fast.

We arrived in Peru, IN, Thursday afternoon and have been having a nice visit with DS1 and his DW.

DS had the day off on Friday, so we took the pups (four, including ours and their Westies, Koko and Odie) to the dog park in…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Knitting with My Own Handspun Yarns

DISCLAIMER:  First I want to preface this blog with the following statement:  Knit Picks yarns are some of the finest yarns available anywhere for my knitting.  I have used a wide assortment of their products, and have NEVER been disappointed.  If I were to list my favorite KP yarns, the list would be so lengthy, that some would think I was listing ALL of KP yarns… seriously!  When I think of my favorite KP yarns, I would start with this list:  Palette, Swish (all weights),…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 23, 2011 at 9:46pm — 19 Comments

Hi, I'm new here.

Hi all. I'm new here to this community and not too sure how it all works so please be patient with me. TIA. I am self taught as a knitter and crocheter and have not done either in 45 years. Now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I can go back to the knitting and crocheting that I love, along with cross stitch too. I am married and have 3 sons. I live on the coast of NC and have 4 furbabies. Looking forward to getting to know ya'll. Hugs, Penny.

Added by Penny Rongo on October 19, 2011 at 5:18am — 5 Comments

The Zombies Are In!

Every season I plan on offering a limited time colorway collection in the Fiddle Knits Fiber Shop. This season I'm going zombies! I figured it was appropriate considering we're currently approaching Halloween. Naming the colors has been a blast.

Here's some show and tell:…


Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 17, 2011 at 6:27pm — 5 Comments

High Fiber—Quilting Bees?

We had Vintage Stitchers this week. I guess you could call the people in our group quilting bees, because Utah is The Beehive State.

Julie finished the quilting on Carol's Crazy Chickens:



Barbara had two new quilts to give to Julie. This one, which is similar in pattern to the Pandora's Box quilt I made from DGD1, from…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 17, 2011 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Long Time, No Blog



First, let me apologize… I have not blogged in literally months… this is definitely NOT like me… I have stayed busy knitting and spinning, but have just not organized my thoughts into this format. 

When I left you, last, I was in the middle of Tour de Fleece… I had spun up most of the fibers as I had planned, but was not nearly finished.  By the end of that 23 day marathon, I had spun up 1904 yards of yarn, and nearly 3 lbs. of fiber.  This is about what I did last…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 15, 2011 at 9:50pm — 9 Comments

Yarn & Pattern Club!

So I had this idea....

Now that I'm dying yarn I want to start putting the dying and designing together. My first idea was kits. I'll still get to that, but I had another idea that I'm really excited about:

A shawlette and yarn club!

What do you think? You'll be able to buy a spot in the club via my Etsy shop. Subscriptions will be for 3 or 6 months. Each shipment will include 1 skein of an exclusive hand dyed colorway… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 15, 2011 at 11:37am — 6 Comments

Heading to Stitches East next week

I haven't been on here in a while, but I stopped by to download some podcasts to take on the drive to Stitches East in Hartford CT next week. Is anyone else from this community going? I'm taking 4 classes (Intro to Twined Knitting, Strick-ly Socks, Tradition! and Celtic Cables) and going to both fashion shows and the student banquet.

Added by mae on October 12, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

High Fiber--Keeping Warm

We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:


Here are Lynda and Georgette, sharing knitting advice and tips. The knitting group is great. Rob has a neat new camera, which he used to take this photo.

This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:



Added by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 36 Comments

When In Love... With Yarn

I started out this yarn dying venture aiming for all sorts of crazy colored skeins. (Groove and Better Together were some of the first.) After seeing numerous color concoctions exit the dyepot Chris asked if I was ever going to dye a solid. Well, that's no fun I thought. I've never been a fan… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 9, 2011 at 6:29am — 3 Comments

Monkeying Around

I finally got around to making the friend Marvin the Monkey has been asking for. Meet Matilda:

Marvin is thrilled--he's in love! And I'm in love with this yarn, Cascade's "Fixation." It's a sock yarn, 98.3% cotton and 1.7% elastic. It feels like cotton, but stretches like wool. I'm now about…


Added by Freelance on October 4, 2011 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

Three More in the Store

Three more skeins went up in the Fiddle Knits Fiber Shop today along with a create your own knit kit. A little show and tell:…


Added by Erica Jackofsky on October 3, 2011 at 7:15pm — 10 Comments

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