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Greencastle Fleece Fair

Went to the Fleece Fair in Greencastle, Indiana last Friday with my partners in crime. I had never been to one of those events before, and am I ever glad I went! Not only did I score on yarn, but I picked up a good dyeing tip that I can't wait to try. It turns out that you can dye wool with fiber-reactive dye without cooking it, so you don't have to worry about the pigment's breaking down. To celebrate this new knowledge, I bought a couple of skeins of wool-cellulosic yarn to dye that I would… Continue

Added by Roxane on April 14, 2008 at 7:20am — No Comments

I know I saw it at KnitPicks...?

...or, am I having a "senior moment"?
I'm looking for a pattern were 2 or 3 knitted, felted scarves, made with Knit Picks~Andean Silk,
used to make a lovely scarf.

Added by joyce on April 14, 2008 at 4:55am — No Comments

Rain, rain, go away!

We've had more than our share of rain this week. Our pond has filled to capacity and even broke the dam in places. No major damage, but enough as it is. Not sure how much rain we actually got at our house, but I'm guessing about 5 inches this past week alone.

Philip worked on getting more of the downed tree limbs cut up and picked up. We already have two racks of wood and only the yard itself is cleaned up just so that it can be mowed. There are still more limbs that need to be cut… Continue

Added by newknitter on April 13, 2008 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Shawls--Aren't they fun?!

I just love shawls. I have so many. Yes, I do wear them, often. Some shawls are for the summer and some are for the winter. I have added some of the shawls to my photo list. Each one may have a comment regarding the pattern and what I did different or what fibers I used. Several are from my handspun stash. I hope you will enjoy.

Some shawls have been modified from their original pattern to suit my needs. Some are knit just as they were written. Most of the shawls I knit are lace. I… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on April 13, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Hi all, this is my first knitting blog. I really enjoy reading about what other knitters are doing, so I decided to contribute. I am working on a pair of socks right now in a cable pattern using some tofutsie yarn from my LYS. I am eagerly waiting for my order from Knit Picks. I ordered some of the new Comfy yarn for the striped baby pullover in the catalog and for a throw for my couch. It looks like it should be great to work with. I really love to relax with knitting, and love the fact that I… Continue

Added by ggbyer on April 13, 2008 at 10:55am — No Comments


To some it is a dieing art form, to others it is reminiscent of their Grandmothers; to me it is what my hands were created to do.

It is a peaceful solitary art, or the reason for a social gathering. It is a connection to my heritage, to all the women before me lovingly caring for their families. It is an expression of my creativity and demonstration of the love I have for someone. It will be how I am remembered by others, and a gift passed on to my niece; as it was passed to me by my… Continue

Added by Deborah on April 12, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments


I wrote a blog post twice yesterday and it wouldn't present itself, so I will try again. I finished Stocking #2 which is in my loop of pictures. It turned out good, I guess. I'm getting better at the stranding stuff! I started the "Doddy"? ball from Knitty as a gift for someone.

Our kitchen is coming along slowly but surely. Hubby worked on it all a.m. and afternoon while I had a church meeting in the morning and raked the yard all afternoon. Whew. My legs are killing me. I suppose… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 12, 2008 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Knitting for grandchildren

My younger son's wife is pregnant, due in July. They don't live around me; my son is in the Air Force, making a career of it and now stationed in WA state. I'm in California. I'm having trouble with the new baby seeming real. He's all excited. I think his wife is mainly just sick though she is prob excited too. They found out its a girl. Until I knew she was a girl, I just couldn't get excited about knitting for her. I am happy about the baby. I'm not one of those people who think having a… Continue

Added by Jane on April 12, 2008 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Home Again

We got back from our camping trip last night, and I'm exhausted but very pleased. This is my eleventh year to take fifth graders on this trip and only the second time we haven't had rain. Boy, it makes the trip so much nicer when you aren't wet all the time. :-) We had beautiful weather and the children were very well-behaved with only minor exceptions.

I finished a sock while I was there, but that was the only knitting I got done. Of course, it's a first, not second, sock. I really… Continue

Added by burrisll on April 11, 2008 at 1:56pm — No Comments

News in a Stash: Episode 3: Going to the apple farm

Hi there, it's me the stash from Mars! Just kidding, I'm Giovonnia's yarn stash. Good News.

Giovonnia is calm down since her last project and she's off to the country to see her friend Lucy. I hope the peace and quiet of New York State will clam her. At Lucy's the part of me is waiting in a plastic bin, waiting for socks to be knitted. She has alot of reading to do. But I think I can get her steal an afternoon away of knitting. (I feel very neglected, don't you hate… Continue

Added by Yarn Basket on April 11, 2008 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Today I worked on my socks from one of JeanTownend pattern. Pretty Petal. Our group Socks Anoyonmous is a Great Club. I'm really enjoying it. I just need to corner one of my sons to show me how to do…

Today I worked on my socks from one of JeanTownend pattern. Pretty Petal. Our group Socks Anoyonmous is a Great Club. I'm really enjoying it. I just need to corner one of my sons to show me how to download photos onto this website.
Today is my daughter's Birthday. She is 28. Wow how time flys. The only thing is she lives in California. I will only be able to celebrate her b-day from my heart. I will see her in May. She is flying out to Ky. for a visit. Can't wait to see her. Continue

Added by yarnaholic on April 11, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Socks, sox, socks

My first sock is almost done I think the color and fabric choice is awesome but I am not sure if I will use this ga. again for a while. Fingering weight yarn on US 1 or 2 needles.

Added by Adam A A on April 11, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

My Latest Goal

I've decided after I'm done with the current pair of socks, I am going to teach myself to use circular needles for my socks. I have tried it once or twice, but it usually takes me a few tries before I get a new technique down. I have the Magic Loop book and also the one about doing both socks on one needle...not sure which I'll attempt, but wish me luck!

Added by katwmn1 on April 11, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Sound of Music

I have had no knitting time lately!!!!! I've been spending all my time altering costumes for my children's elementary school production of The Sound of Music. Last night I hemmed 8 skirts. Today I have to alter the last adult gown into a child sized gown, add some velcro to Lisel's curtain play dress, and fix a nun's habit. I was going to the school and iron everything, but my daughter was up vomiting last night. The poor little girl is home from school and mom needs a nap! I have done nothing… Continue

Added by Amy knits on April 11, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

I Knit London

Last night I went it is now my new favourite place. I squealed. Girls like me don't squeal. Anyway I was considering getting some lantern moon needles size 5mm for swatching. A big extravagance but they look so elegant. I on the other hand don't, I'm scruffy. I'm not sure why I thought these needles would turn me into the knitting equivalent of Audrey Hepburn, a feet that won't even be accomplished by an army of stylists and beauticians but there we go in my head I thought they might (hmmm… Continue

Added by divebunny on April 11, 2008 at 3:33am — No Comments

Benefit and Socks!

Well, the benefit was a roaring success. According to my 14yo son, who stood for almost two hours doling out lettuce and cheese (I am so proud of him!), they went through 400 dinner plates and then started serving dinner on dessert plates. All in less than 2 hours. The end result? It looks like we raised around $14,000 (including dinne, silent & live auctions, and donations). Wow. Small town generosity at it's best, and it took less than a month's planning (more like 3 weeks). I feel… Continue

Added by MTAnnie on April 10, 2008 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

First official project

April 10, 2008
Well, I've started my first knitting project. It is pretty simple, it is going to be a pillow in a simple garter stitch. My Mom used to knit and I always was amazed at her work. I thought I would give it a shot. So far so good. I'll upload pictures soon.

Added by bobbieacuti on April 10, 2008 at 5:45pm — No Comments


I need to gather more information, my knitting knowledge is supremely stunted. This has become apparent after my decision to write a knitting book. The only question is, how does one educate them self enough to write such a book. I know that this will never happen if it isn't completed with in the next 15 months. I know that seems like a long time, but my short attention span is lengthened when it comes to my craft.

So, now I have about 6 months to make all the projects needed to educate… Continue

Added by metalheadknitter on April 10, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Stitch markers

I've just notice that Knit Picks are stocking Soft Ring Knitting Stitch Markers by clover. I've been using O'rings, I've got quite a few from old scuba diving regulator services so I cleaned them up and they're nearly identical. They only come in black (sometimes green) so not as pretty colours as the clover ones but they do the job. Just thought I’d share my money saving tip especially as I’ve just spent rather a lot of money on Knit Pics yarn :) and I'm off to I Knit London after work.

Added by divebunny on April 10, 2008 at 8:08am — No Comments

News in a Stash, Epsiode 2: Surrendering to the mighty cable

There comes a time when everyone must know when things are beyond them.This is one of those times.

Giovonnia has been trying to knit the cabled pillow cover and she has come to the conclusion that she can't knit it. I'm afriad the pattern has gotten too much for her and she admits defeat. She had sat down at the computer last night and tried putting the chart on excel spreadsheet but it didn't work out. A very stress filled night going over every little detail not producing any good… Continue

Added by Yarn Basket on April 10, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

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