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December 2011 Blog Posts (16)

Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!  As Lutheran/Episcopalians the Russell family celebrates all 12 Days of Christmas, concluding only after January 6, Epiphany (aka the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus).  We still have our tree up, our lights still shine at night and no present is "late" if it is gifted before Jan. 7th!  So, I wish all of my fellow/sister knitters, spinners and dyers a very Merry…


Added by Ramona on December 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Post Christmas cool down

We managed to make it through Christmas without any major injuries.  There was one overtired kick to the eye amongst the shorties.  The details are still sketchy, but no lasting traces of the incident exist.  i finished all off the fingerless mits in time for gift exchange only to find that I had some how left one at home while packing.  I will have to mail it.  Dolls and what passes for 5 year old drama has figured largely into the past few days.  I am hoping that an early bedtime tonight…


Added by Julie Prerost on December 26, 2011 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

High Fiber—Final Fitting

The Prayer Cardi for Jim fit perfectly!

If you have been following my blogs, you know the story behind this sweater. For those of you who haven't read my past posts, this cardigan has an interesting story. My DSIL, who passed away a year ago in October, started this for her husband, Jim. Before she died, she…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Merry Christmas

To all my Knitting Community friends...

...peace on Earth, and Merry Christmas!

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Holidays, Part One

Remember Brenda and her scarves from two weeks ago? Lynda was bitten by the bug!

The pattern is available from Tahki Stacy Charles and is called Filatura di Crosa's Free Scarf Pattern. She has become the queen of scarves, and has her gift list taken care of. We had our knitting group meeting a few days ago. This shows what happens when…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Stash Mining

As usual Christmas has snuck up on me.  I have not been able to resist knitting projects for others.  The funky monkey is still hybernating in the depths of my knitting bag (he may become a birthday monkey if I am sensible).  I cannot gaurantee that the euphoria of finishing the semester will not impair my judgement.  The projects I have cooked up have been fairly quick and knitted from yarn that I have excavavated from my yarn stach.  I completed a mobius of recycled silk (the mobius part…


Added by Julie Prerost on December 17, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Travelling Loop Method

I am doing some power knitting today trying to finish up some quick gifts for the members of my small group.  I am making small felted (fulled) bowls and using odds and ends of wool stash and my size 11 circular needles.  I stumbled upon a method that I had never used before in using Magic Loop where you use only one loop.  You start with a big loop on your right hand side and just knit around and around until you get to your marker or the last stitch on your left needle.  It works if you…


Added by PurlGirl on December 17, 2011 at 8:24am — 2 Comments


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Added by Rita Tillmes on December 14, 2011 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment


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Added by Rita Tillmes on December 14, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Countdown to Holidays

Another busy week! The mittens are done:

I adapted the pattern Mitones Iveños from Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowski. I changed the tip by using the round-toe decreases, because the thumb ended up in an awkward place. I dont know if I misread the pattern, but the thumbs stuck out at the sides instead of being on the side of…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 12, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Fall Seasons Shawl into Blanket Project COMPLETE

Cast this on the end of August this summer and finished the end of November, just after…


Added by Ramona on December 12, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

fall winter shawl kit


I am working on the fall winter shawl kit.I have completed the first repeat and I am trying to start on the second.When I follow the pattern directions my stitch count doesn't work out. Is anyone else having problems?


Added by holly okell on December 11, 2011 at 5:29am — 2 Comments

Learning colorwork and the library.

I'm learning to do colorwork knitting. It was rough at first. I don't want to show you the mess I made of my first thing I did. I kep practcing over the next few days until, I developed a good way of holding my yarns. I made this Christmas jolly cap! This morning I went to the library to get more books on colorwork knitting. It's very addictive. I…


Added by Yarn Basket on December 8, 2011 at 8:01pm — 2 Comments

High Fiber—More Holiday Projects

Christmas presents need finishing up. This week found several projects almost finished. I'm making a book for Daphne, telling her all about her first year of life featuring photos taken by family members.

I'm using the MacBook for this. It's a function of the iPhoto program. You can also use Shutterfly or other services for this, but I found this one easiest for me to use. You can get more information …


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Scottish Kilt Socks

I'm making these socks for my mom's friend, Mr. Moffet It's Borreraig Park Kilt Hose pattern out of the Fall Knitting Traditions magazine. I learned how to do twisted stitiches. They are a lot of fun. I'm trying to finish up all my UFO's before the year is over.  I spent the day yesterday walking around the Garment District in NYC. I love going there because I get so many ideas. I'm also…


Added by Yarn Basket on December 2, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

New Page, new beginings

I finally learned how to use my  digital camera. I updated  my page with photos and text.

Right now I'm trying to learning how to do colorwork. I'm having trouble with color domince. I'm making the Moccasin Socks from EZ's knitting around for Christmas gifts. We had a bad snow storm here in NYC last October. I…


Added by Yarn Basket on December 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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