Well, Derby is over again for another year. Derby Day was really pretty and a lot of parties were happening. I started a new sweater on Sunday. The pattern is called The Wicked and it is made from top down all in one piece. I am using a pale yellow cotton yarn. I have been planting flowers in the yard and fixing a few hanging baskets for back porch. I did put out my Humming Bird feeder but haven't see any yet. I love spring and summer. I just don't like the humidity we get here in the Ohio… Continue
Added by loves to knit on May 5, 2008 at 6:28am —
I have never knit a pair of socks, I don't even have the desire to knit a pair of socks. There must be something wrong with me. Everyone is knitting socks! Everyone is talking about socks and sock yarn! I would LOVE a pair of hand knit socks, just don't want to do it myself. What's wrong with me????? hhmmmmm...........Maybe someone out there in knitdome will knit a pair for me, if you're so inclined my favorite color is green (smiling).
Added by mammadonna on May 4, 2008 at 1:56pm —
How do you feel after having to rip out half a sweater? Oi vhey, it is so heartbreaking. But it;s best to maintain your sanity by using this philosophy; if you have to tear out hours of knitting that you think looked bad, you are fixing a mistake in something that you invested in. Yes there's the whole time thing, but the time that you invest into this garment is going to be repaid ten-fold if you like the way it looks on you.
That's how it happened with my sweater dress, I used the… Continue
Added by metalheadknitter on May 2, 2008 at 5:30pm —
I was still deliberating between the hat or the sushi toilet paper roll cover for my next project until Tina sent me this article
this morning from UK Glamour. Here's a quote:
"If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking (for the umpteenth time), we have found a solution so strange it could actually help you kick the habit for good. Research… Continue
Added by Angela on May 2, 2008 at 4:51pm —
Hi, Giovonnia's stash here.
Well our afghan project is going so well. We have finished three squares and have about 10 more to go but the project is going so well. I love the new lace yarn selections at Knit Picks. I think I will try to make a shawl this summer. I would like to try the Pie shawl.
This week Giovonnia and Lucy will be traveling to historic Kingston New York. There is going to be a women's health fair that should be very informative and fun. I'm really… Continue
Added by Yarn Basket on May 2, 2008 at 2:02pm —
I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with the Bayou colorway of Shimmer
, and I’ve been scheming and plotting ways to work it into my not-so-lacy world. Now that Knitty
has released their Spring surprises, Tempest
has pushed me… Continue
Added by Alison on May 2, 2008 at 10:12am —
OK...I signed up for a "fancy" sock class at the local yarn shop and went to pick up my pattern and yarn, as I missed the class last night...I wanted to have dinner with my son who left this morning to head back to Vancouver for school. It just happened that the class has been rescheduled for Saturday the 10th.
We are using the Tofutsie yarn and the circulars...not sure how I feel about them yet. It took me half a dozen tries to finally get two rows knit. I'm sitting here with my… Continue
Added by katwmn1 on May 1, 2008 at 8:29pm —
Did you see Marci's post about her new scarf for her mom?
Well...I know this was a little naughty...but I stole it.
I couldn't resist. The Suri Dream
is so soft and fluffy. And I look great in red. Technically I think I just "borrowed" it. I mean, I gave it back...eventually. I don't think Marci's mom will mind.
All that prancing around the office and scarf… Continue
Added by Xena on May 1, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Look who came to visit - a pair of goldfinches! (Can you see their heads just above the window sill?) Aren't they cute?
They were in the tree just outside the window, then they hopped over to the ledge to look at themselves in the mirrored glass and eat bugs off the window… Continue
Added by Tina on May 1, 2008 at 12:20pm —
We just added the new lace samplers
to the web site, and I just love them! Tina did a great job picking out the colors for these. I had to make desktop wallpaper
out of the photos right away to celebrate.
When I first saw the samplers, I immediately wanted one (okay, more… Continue
Added by Melissa on May 1, 2008 at 10:06am —
As you know if you read my last post, my Mom taught me to knit at Christmas. So I thought it only appropriate that she should get the first finished project, right? Well the problem was, I didn't think about that until last Thursday, with basically just two weeks until Mother's Day. And I'm a brand new, and therefore, slow, knitter.
Enter, Suri Dream
and size 13 needles. About 5 hours of knitting later, I have a… Continue
Added by MarciH on May 1, 2008 at 8:56am —
Hi again. I'm back after a day off -- spent mostly knitting including a trip to Savannah last nite to join the LCKG group at Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub for a knit-in. We had a good group there, about 8 of us, and had a wonderful time chatting and knitting. And the food is wonderful. I had a Steak & Guiness Pie and it was great. I always hate it when 9 pm rolls around and everyone starts packing up. Jennie and I got home about 10:30. A girls' nite out.
During the evening… Continue
Added by EO_Mason on May 1, 2008 at 8:45am —
This started out as a water bottle cozy but field testing found it unsatisfactory for that purpose. However, when I knit a second one, I had a pair of really nice wrist warmers. They should look awesome peeking out of the cuff of my jean jacket. These work up very quickly for some fun instant gratification. Hope you enjoy it. You can find the pattern here
Added by NettieKnits on April 30, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I have discovered that there is a powerful link between my experiences of knitting and my memories of the past. It is not unlike the experience of being able to recall the exact place you were when you heard the news of some catastrophic or historical event. If one were to ask, where were you when President Kennedy was shot? when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded? when Nixon resigned as President of the United States? when the World Trade Center collapsed? you may be able to recall with… Continue
Added by SuzieKnits on April 30, 2008 at 10:30am —
Last week I had the pleasure of seeing the Yarn Harlot
speak at the Forestry Center in Portland. The crowd of 400+ knitters was truly a sight to behold! By the time she got up to speak, it was standing room only. And for good reason!
If you're not familiar with the Yarn Harlot
or her… Continue
Added by Kerin on April 30, 2008 at 9:00am —
I went to JoAnn today to get thread and looked at the stock decorator fabrics. I brought a few home to see how the palette looks in the light of my kitchen. I don't know if I will do any actual sewing, but maybe window treatments and bar stool pad covers or something. These all kind of blend with the den colors which are the room next to it. There is a wall and you don't see very much from the doorway, but I do think the house might look better if I… Continue
Added by PurlGirl on April 30, 2008 at 8:26am —
Here is a picture of the sock yarn I dyed with koolaid. There is a website on the net that talks about using kool aid to dye fiber. I found it informative and had a color detail page.
When dying with koolaid, remember to put on some gloves. Ok, when dying with any dyes, put on some gloves. I had red and orange fingers and nails. Looked really weird!
My friend told me about knitting up the sock yarn and then dying it, then… Continue
Added by Domestic Arts on April 30, 2008 at 7:15am —
Here it is the sweater is done. These top down sweaters are so versatile and quick.
Here are the fine details. All in all, a charming sweater.
I recently bought two Elizabeth Zimmerman, the Knitters Almanac and Knitting Around. I have been knitting for 35 years and I have never heard of Elizabeth nor have ever read her books. She is witty. So Daniel and I were at dinner and I am… Continue
Added by Domestic Arts on April 30, 2008 at 7:00am —
Just got back from a signing with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She's even better in person than she is in her writing, in the sense that her comic timing and delivery are absolutely impeccable. She even had the booksellers rolling in the aisles, and they clearly had a good time at the event. (I used to work at that bookstore, and I know these people. I can tell when they're really enjoying it or just putting up a front, and they were digging it.) I also had a nice time chatting to a young man who… Continue
Added by Roxane on April 29, 2008 at 6:49pm —
Well it's derby time! My sister is in from California. what does that mean? Shopping at the yarn stores. Going to Lexington. Have to go to LSH to get roving,since I took my drop spindle class. Also I'Il need some goodies so I canuse it on the spinning wheel when I take my next class. Oh this is so addicting.
My Aunt & uncle is also here from New Hampshire. Derby is a big ordeal for my family. We have a huge party around 45 + people. FUN FUN!!!!
Added by yarnaholic on April 29, 2008 at 9:30am —