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Tempest, no teacup

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 — 3 Comments

Socks on 2 circulars...

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 — No Comments

hee hee.

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 — 5 Comments

Visitors

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 — 4 Comments

Fun with lace samplers

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 — 7 Comments

QUICK! Mother's Day is almost here!!!

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 — No Comments

Inventory Progress

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 — No Comments

Chunky Cable Wrist Warmers

HI,

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.…



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Added by NettieKnits on April 30, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Knitting a Memory

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 — No Comments

Fun with the Yarn Harlot

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 — 1 Comment

4/30/07 Mack's Bday

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 — 3 Comments

Socks and koolaid dyes.

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 — 2 Comments

Sweater is done and EZ

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 — 1 Comment

Evening with the Yarn Harlot

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 — No Comments

DERBY PARTY

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 — No Comments

A knitterly weekend

After a little episode with a smoking cookie sheet under the broiler, I decided that I need some new pot holders. And, I wanted them to match my kitchen, which would require dyeing the yarn. The Fire King jadite color is one of my all-time favorites; but I can't wear that color, so I painted my kitchen that color instead. I was so excited to try out dyeing in my new, dedicated dye pot. I followed Melissa's excellent advice from her… Continue

Added by Tina on April 29, 2008 at 8:37am — 7 Comments

Raiding my stash

Another day is rapidly passing by -- but at least the sun is out today. That should help my emotional balance; I'm one of those folk with serious Seasonal Affective Disorder so the last couple of days have kept me pretty well in the dumps. Today should be much better.



Of course, I had to start it off paying a couple of bills which ruined it for a while. Maybe I can wipe that thought out of my mind (others seem to disappear easily enough!) Business is done for the day. Now I can… Continue

Added by EO_Mason on April 29, 2008 at 7:09am — No Comments

The Lambies that Bloom in the Spring, Tra La!

Lambing is in full swing and hubby has started to move them to the pasture below the house. Most are still at that awkward, boney-looking stage, but soon enough they will fill out and look huggable. Then the fun begins, where they stand on their snoozing mothers (who are laying down) to get a better view of heaven knows what, and start to band together. They gather in a group, one runs off about 25 -50 yards, looks around as the rest follow, then pretty soon one runs back to where they started… Continue

Added by MTAnnie on April 28, 2008 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Sara's Gone...

She did pretty well over the weekend, but started vomiting again last night. I wasn't going to put her through any more just to make myself feel better, so I made the decision and we euthanized her this morning.



My husband was very supportive and he was the one who said "you've done all that you can". It helped.



I'm okay with it...I get a little weepy now and then, but it was for the best. She just wasn't meant to stay with me any longer.



Thanks all of you for… Continue

Added by katwmn1 on April 28, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

4/28/08 Catching Up

We had an awesome weekend. DS's 7th B-day party on Saturday was a big success. LEGO theme: Building, racing, tossing, and then some t-shirt making and go kart riding thrown in for good measure. It was fast and fun and I'm glad we did it even though the kitchen is at a very beginning renovation stage...perfect, you can't see the old ugly walls and no new stuff to make the current blank wall board look too bad. :) I've got to remain positive! I'm still trying to make decisions on colors.… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 28, 2008 at 4:56pm — No Comments

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