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December 2008 Blog Posts (101)

Baby Hat for Melissa

I haven't had much time for knitting lately, but when the baby shower was announced for Melissa in our marketing group, I couldn't resist!



I went looking for a pattern on Ravelry, and just couldn't resist this hat. I used some Shine Worsted that I had at home (grass & tomato). It was a fast knit and Shine was wonderful to work with! I highly recommend it... I also… Continue

Added by Kim on December 18, 2008 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Got my new swift and ball winder today!

I got my new swift last night. Now just waiting for the ball winder. I know what I will most likely be doing this weekend. I have some really pretty pale yellow very fine (lace weight??) yarn that I picked up about 4 or so years. Haven't done anything with it yet because it is in 2 hanks and I didn't want to attempt to put it into a ball and make a big knotted ball/mess. So it has sat there waiting for me. I bought it to make a lace shawl out of it. Even bought a book with the shawl in it (but… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on December 18, 2008 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

Blog Postings...

I have just started to really use blogging. Unfortunately, I have 4-5 of them (MySpace, Live Spaces, Blogger, here, etc). I wish there was a way to just make one blog posting and have it post to all of them. My favorite so far is Blogger. If anyone knows of a way to do what I'm looking for, let me know.

Anyways... Happy Holidays to everyone and Happy Knitting!

~Becky

Added by KnitterGirl39 on December 18, 2008 at 9:01am — No Comments

A School of Fishy Tawashies

I have been busily knitting tawashies the past week for little gifts for my Bible study ladies and church friends. They take me about an hour a piece and I love that they are small, economical to make (old acrylic yarn stash,) and very practical. I hope they will remember the good times at FBC whenever they use…

Added by PurlGirl on December 18, 2008 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

First Post

Well, this is my first post on the blog. I really don't have a lot to say, just wanted to get my post out there. guess I can say a few things. I have been knitting rapidly trying to get in all the Christmas gifts. I've been working on some arm warmers for my dad. He said his arms get really cold when play his game, and that I should make him some, so, since I had no idea what to make him, decided to make him that for Christmas. That's all I relaly have to say for now, I guess I'll have more on… Continue

Added by Lianna on December 17, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Rip! Rip! Rip!

I was about 3/4 finished of the second Fisherman's Mitten (fingerless gloves with a cover over the fingers) with only the finger tips and thumb to finish. That is when I noticed I was doing the right hand version again. I had to rip all of it out down to where the thumb gore starts so I could move it over 16 sts, making it the left hand version. Ugh! So close to being done, now so far away... lol



Once I am done knitting them, I get to felt them to fit. Can't wait to see how they turn… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on December 17, 2008 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments

Holiday fun, and still the work gets done!

Yesterday was our Holiday Party! As Christy said, it was a blast, what with hilarious gifts being exchanged and lots of good food. Even though she stole my bag of Comfy, I still made out well.



I wasn't going to jump on the cookie decorating contest at first, but well, I can't stay uncreative for too long! So I grabbed a cookie and some intensely bright frosting and put down on that cookie what had been… Continue

Added by Kerin on December 17, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Holiday Christmas White Elephant and Cookie Contest

Well I know you all think we have fun everyday because we get to work with yarn and knit, but this was our "real" fun for the holidays. The Knit Picks gals joined up with the marketing and the IT group to have a little release. So we had a potluck, cookie decorating contest and white elephant gift exchange and thankfully the snow didn't fall yesterday so we could all be there to enjoy it. Here are some of the highlights...



Here is the cookie table before we all got started.… Continue

Added by Christy on December 17, 2008 at 2:15pm — 3 Comments

I'm not easily Amused....

My ravelry name is hollyboc.
I love the Amused pattern and that is the one I choose. It is the perfect blend of my taste in clothing and ability (so far) in knitting. It has that Celtic flair that I adore. I can't design, but if I could, I would have designed that pattern!

Added by hollyboc on December 17, 2008 at 5:35am — No Comments

One Down, ? To Go Before New Years.

I finished Dino's Teddy Cardigan today. It came out wonderful! And he loved it. It was so cute. He was so excited to put it on, because he thought he'd get to wear it to go "bye bye, bus? Train?" (He loves the NYC subway.) It's big on him now, but at least it will last until next winter or so. Here he is after dinner (food still on his face) sitting on his rocking moose (yes moose).





So that leaves me with four projects on my needles.… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on December 16, 2008 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

Needles for Socks

I have started making socks. I would like a recommendation on needles. I have arthritis in my hands and thought the Harmony needles would be great. They are very sharp and easy to get into stitches. But the socks I make are not very big and require shorter needles. Are there any that anyone can recommend that will do the same only shorter. I wish the Harmony came in a 5-6" length.

Added by HurriedHwfe on December 16, 2008 at 7:44am — 5 Comments

The last Stocking!

Who said that Christmas stockings had to be red, white or green? Why not incorporate those wonderful natural hand spun fibers and create a beautiful fair isle or stranded stocking?



You have been looking at the progress and here is the last one. My friend is well pleased with her acquisitions.





I am already working on what to do for next year. These alpaca natural colors and fibers have been great to work with. I even blended… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on December 15, 2008 at 10:37am — 7 Comments

Cookies!

Here is the cookie "art" I created for a cookie exchange.





All the cookies were well displayed and quite inventive in their packaging. It was a lot of fun to create and participate. Here are a couple more pictures.







This is just a small sampling of the cookies. The group is talking about doing it again next year. I hope so.… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on December 15, 2008 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Oops!

I guess I got cocky! I was barreling along on my leggings, past the knee and up the inseam...inseam? Isn't there supposed to be one inseam on each leg? I don't know what I was thinking, but all of a sudden, I realized that, while I was making the increases on both sides--exactly in the middle, as directed--it was supposed to be only on the inside of the leg. Darn it! I had to frog six bleeping rounds! (What will they use for "bleep" when it actually becomes a cuss word?) After frogging and… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 15, 2008 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

New ball winder and swift on it's way!

I just ordered a new ball winder and swift from Joann.com today. I did separate orders because I was able to use two different 50% off coupons. WooHoo! I did both as 2-day shipping so I can get them hopefully on Tuesday and get my hanks wound up before my trip to the cabin on the 25th - 28th! I am hoping to use my quiet time at the cabin to finish or start new knitting projects. There is no internet or cell service up there. The tv only gets 3 channels so there will be good knitting time for me… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on December 14, 2008 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

Continental Style--I can show you how I do it!

I am trying to help friends learn my type of Continental style knitting. Interested? Here's how I get set up:

Continental 1

To see the rest of my photo description, go to:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32521184@N04/3107800098/in/set-72157611063424783

See the "General… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 14, 2008 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

On to the next project!

I completed my son's green socks yesterday, they just need to be washed and then he'll be able to wear them. Funny thing is, usually when I finish a project for him he's all excited, this time, I gave him the socks, and he was completely uninterested. Very weird.



My next project that I must get done is his Teddy Cardigan. It was a free pattern from Lion Brand done in Vanna's Choice. I didn't want blue for him, so I chose two shades of green and a cream. I like Vanna's Choice cause… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on December 13, 2008 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Colorful rovings waiting for the New Year


This is a much less romantic view of my hand-dyed rovings but I thought it would be good to record the process. Notice how I have already started 'fluffing" up the golden roving on the right. Once the tops of the dangling rovings were dry, I couldn't resist!

Added by Kelley Petkun on December 13, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Happy Blogging! Watch out for the Snow Plow!

Did you guys see the offer of free yarn from Knit Picks? It's on the blog page. You have to choose between the three Knitty sweater patterns and say why you like the one you picked. There was also something about being active on a Ravelry blog or other internet blog, so I'm back at work on my blog today. If you win, you get the yarn from Knit Picks to make the sweater. What fun!

I was planning to go to the alpaca farm today, but I came down with a cold, and then the blizzard… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 13, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Something fun! A warm 'n soft neck warmer.

I found a couple of wonderful patterns online for neck cozy's. I have knit up the pattern from Wendy Knits and was quite pleased with it. However, I found another cute and quick pattern on the ravelry list. This pattern is from Abigail Wellbourn (http://akittenknits.blogspot.com). Her pattern is the Victorian Lace and ribbed Neck warmer. Very pretty.





For my tastes I found the pattern as written was a bit small and didn't lay flat on… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on December 12, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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