Everything is back to normal here at the house. Well as normal as usual anyway. The kids are healing. The eldest daughter purchased a new car and the future son in law is healing. I can relax, I can knit.
When I first came to the Knitting Community I joined the Sweater Workshop. My book from Knit Picks came just three days ago and after peeling the book from the mailer I was ready to start a sweater, any sweater. After cracking the cover open I realized I had quite a bit of reading… Continue
Added by Debbi NW Ohio on April 5, 2008 at 6:00am —
I found this wonderful yarn, and made a scarf out of it. I am about to felt it. I have never felt anything softer than this scarf.
It was a dream to work on, and I can't wait to make more of them. Unfortunately, it is very expensive yarn. $12.95 for 38 yards.
It is an Italian yarn 80% Rayo, and 20% Wool. It takes five balls to make a nice scarf. I don't want to lose this scarf.
Added by yok2togrdh on April 5, 2008 at 1:51am —
I have wanted to start a blog for so long. This will be a really fun thing to day. I have wanted to use this site for a little while and just hadn't taken to time to do so. Tonight I am planning on taking some pictures of my knitting projects so that I can post those also.
My current project is a pair of socks using self striping yarn in pink, green, orange and blue. I thinks socks are my passion. I have only done a couple of pairs but I am completely hooked. I think it is due to the time… Continue
Added by Kelbets on April 4, 2008 at 3:04pm —
I'm interasted in knowing if I am the only one who does this or if there are others.
One of the journeys that I love to embark upon involves a project that has at least been cast on, comfortable walking attire with at least one cargo pocket, and a walking course that is thought provoking with few or no tripping hazards.
On my few hours that I am not working I love to knit, however I found that it is usually enjoyed in one place. I love… Continue
Added by Adam A A on April 4, 2008 at 1:30pm —
OK, so I just frogged the first 85 rows of my Corner to Corner Shawl. "Why did you do that, Roxane?" I hear you ask. Well. I had screwed up at some point--I'm guessing at about row 70 or so--so I intended to dutifully unknit about 15 rows. Gentle reader, it is very hard to unknit a lace pattern on laceweight yarn (Alpaca Cloud in this case) on size 3 needles. My eyes really aren't up to it any more, even though my eye doctor says I'm 20/20 with my glasses, and even the point of the Harmony wood… Continue
Added by Roxane on April 4, 2008 at 12:00pm —
My mitered squares are my "fun" knitting. I've decided that I should start work on some of my Christmas projects. My mom saw a pattern for a crochet afghan made up of hexagons. Anyone who is familiar with quilting will recognize the name of the pattern, Grandma's Garden. I'll have to try and post a photo when I have some of them seamed so that you can see why it's called by that name. I have to knit it in acrylic since Mom is VERY allergic to wool. Cotton just didn't seem right for this afghan,… Continue
Added by Teish on April 4, 2008 at 9:43am —
Last night was the last meeting of our two socks on two circular needles class at Sophie's Yarn Shoppe here in Louisville. The teacher Elise gave me the final piece of the puzzle -- the Kitchener's stitch. I came home and at last finished the socks. Slipped the pair on my feet immediately after they were free of the needles and felt the rush that comes from putting on your first pair of hand knit socks. They are dreamy! I plan to start another pair immediately to solidify the process, but the… Continue
Added by Liz Waters on April 4, 2008 at 8:09am —
I was on vacation last week, doing a HUGE basement repair project, which means hardly any knitting happened. Every time I sat down for more than 10 minutes, I fell asleep! Also, what I'm knitting on is kind of secret. I can at least tell you that it is our Bare Essential
yarn, which Alison dyed using… Continue
Added by Tina on April 4, 2008 at 7:30am —
Let There be Light
We again have light in the kitchen after we cut the holes for the windows last night! Now if I could just get my shades back up! I think the brackets got lost and I've thrown away the new ones every time I replaced the shades. :( I could go out and buy the cheapest pair of mini-blinds I suppose.
We are re-thinking the VCT for the floor even though I received some samples in the mail yesterday that I… Continue
Added by PurlGirl on April 4, 2008 at 6:30am —
Tomorrow we are holding a benefit for one of my fellow EMTs who has just gone through two brain surgeries. Someone got the bright idea to put ME in charge of the volunteers tomorrow. WHAT were they thinking?! At our last meeting I accidently opened my mouth and some good suggestions must have slipped out, because here I am, no clue as to what I am doing, wondering, "How the heck did this happen?!"
Oh well, the benefit is for a very dear, humble man and it is being done out of love and from… Continue
Added by MTAnnie on April 3, 2008 at 10:58pm —
It is my 37th wedding anniversary today...only problem I didn't get to enjoy it because I'm sick. Been sitting in my comfortable chair knitting on an Aran afghan....it helps to pass the time away.
Added by Quiltnut on April 3, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Lately, I have been listening to books on my husband's iPod. What a great way to spend time!!! I find I enjoy the household chores much more while distracted by steamy romance or lively adventure. I also get the chores done quicker which leaves me more time to knit while listening to my book. Knit Picks podcasts are also a lot of fun to listen to. I asked my family for my own iPod for Mother's Day. I even looked up the dimensions for the new iPods and knitted a bag for it. I was… Continue
Added by Amy knits on April 2, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Wasn't it nearly a week ago I thought I was seeing light at the end of this AFO tunnel? Well, I think I can still see the light, but I'm not out of the tunnel yet. The Silk Garden Shell is now going to be a Silk Garden tee. I finished the front and back, but decided to use the extra yarn to knit up short sleeves. Then I decided I didn't like the funnel neck, so I ripped the Front back about four inches and added some neck shaping - eventually to become the base for a mock turtleneck. The good… Continue
Added by StringMeUp on April 2, 2008 at 6:49pm —
I'm a knitter again! And my daughter's surgery when exceptionally well, so I'm a very happy camper tonight. I went to the hospital with her at 5:30 this morning. I knitted and read and listened to podcasts while she had her surgery. Then we came back to my house by 11:30. We had lunch and a half of a pain pill. By 2:00 she went back to her house with her roommate. It's amazing to me how they handle surgeries these days.
Anyway I've added about a dozen rounds to my February Baby Shawl… Continue
Added by burrisll on April 2, 2008 at 6:13pm —
The weather has been weird lately. Hail, snow, thunder and lightening. If it wasn't for the trees in bloom, one might think that winter was still around.
Still need to charge up the camera to photogragh my knitting. I just finished a couple of things. I am working on a couple of pairs of socks also, getting them finished before I start my "homework". I will be making a couple of shawls for the shop. Ok, one stole and one shawl. The shawl, I believe I already spoke about. The stole… Continue
Added by Domestic Arts on April 2, 2008 at 7:54am —
We're going to be updating our poll on the front page of the knitting community once a month. I've been nominated to be poll master, so if you have any ideas for polls you'd like to see, send 'em my way.
The new poll, "Why do you knit", presented a particular challege for me because there are sooooooooo many reasons that people knit that it was tough narrowing it down to just 5 (and 5 is the max the magical poll making machine can handle). Everyone I quizzed here in the office had a… Continue
Added by Angela on April 1, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Angela just created a new poll on your reasons for knitting. Cast your vote at the bottom of the page!
Added by Knit Picks Admin on April 1, 2008 at 3:51pm —
I've always wanted to learn this craft, and have thus far been very much enjoying myself. I'm awaiting my new lace yarn, to try the Pi Shawl. Having never ventured into lace knitting before, I'm just a wee bit nervous, but am always ready to try anything! I chose the Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor. I'll later post pictures of my progress.
Added by Deanie on April 1, 2008 at 11:26am —
I took my gift card to my LYS
today, and got some Alpaca Silk
in the ruby colorway. I am going to make my first lace shawl! After much searching and changing of mind, I settled on the Luna Moth Shawl
. I can't wait to get started! I still have a few rows to finish up the newest baby blanket, and socks to… Continue
Added by 8kids4me on April 1, 2008 at 11:01am —
More books from the library. Anticraft Knitting Beading and Stitching For the Slightly Sinister
by Renee Rigdon and Zabet Stewart, and New Ideas for Today's Knitting
by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.
Firstly, I have crossed off the Anticraft book. After a quick scan, I found only a few knitting projects, those of which I would *never* in a *million* years even *think* about making. Don't waste your time on this book. There is not enough usable content for… Continue
Added by MrDarcyisGreat on April 1, 2008 at 10:38am —