Well April is almost over. The weather has been pretty nice. I got my garden started. I planted onions and I added some more asparagus plants and strawberries.
I did not keep my blog updated last month. Hopefully I will this month. I have been busy finishing Mystery Shawl #6. I usually
do not do the KAL's when they are posted. Instead I copy them and the print them so I can do them at a later date.
There have been a lot of KAL's posted in April. I have been working on… Continue
Added by dfosnight on April 27, 2008 at 6:30am —
FINALLY finished the Crayon (Pinki and Buttermilk) baby blanket for my niece. Photo to follow tomorrow morning.
Next project - top down hoody for my husband using a pattern from Son of Stitch n Bitch. Started last night, and I'm about 3/4 finished with the hood portion. This should be a faster knit than the blanket... I hope. Many projects waiting in the wings. .
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 26, 2008 at 7:00pm —
This week I tried Kool Aid dyeing for the first time. How much fun!! I used two skeins of Bare sock yarn. The first one I used 4 packages of pink lemonade in my 8-cup glass measuring bowl. I zapped it twice, waiting 5 minutes between zaps. I wasn't real happy with the color so after the second zap I mixed up a package of strawberry and added that to the mix. I zapped it for another 2 minutes and that was all it needed. I then let it sit for a hour or so… Continue
Added by Silas' Mom on April 26, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Swatching is so very important. It will make the difference as to whether your sweater will fit or not. Knit that swatch. Be sure you get gauge. I would rather have the sweater fit instead of finding someone to fit the sweater. Did I mention to swatch?
Beginners and some experienced knitters will ask “Why swatch?” The answer is simple. Your chosen yarn may not be appropriate to the pattern. The tension of the knitter may be too loose resulting in a garment that is too big. Or the… Continue
Added by Domestic Arts on April 26, 2008 at 1:06pm —
Hello, again. Since it's decided to rain off and on this morning in south Georgia, I'll keep going on my historical chapter of my knitting.
In late 2006 I started an afghan for my niece's dorm room (she was off to college in 2007). This was one of the few things I've used acrylic yarn for since returning to knitting -- I'm having too much fun buying wonderful natural fibers that weren't available when I was knitting before. Anyway, I had more yarn than I needed when I finally stopped… Continue
Added by EO_Mason on April 26, 2008 at 8:29am —
Since I'm just now beginning to blog, I'm going to do a couple of entries to catch up on what I recall of the last few years' knitting projects.
When I first returned to knitting it was to make a scarf from a Jackie E-S pattern (Reversible Lace Cables Scarf). I found out that the yarn displayed on the pattern was no longer available (silk/rayon) so I called Margaret Pittman at Heritage Yarns to get her recommendation. She recommended a cotton/rayon in the same… Continue
Added by EO_Mason on April 26, 2008 at 7:30am —
I knit a finished, wearable piece of clothing that's not a scarf!
I can't believe it! I wish I wasn't wearing black tights today so that you could see them better, but you get the idea.
Here's how it happened. I'd been stalling on the second legwarmer, but I got a good 6 inches of knitting done on Tuesday evening when I went to listen to the Yarn… Continue
Added by Angela on April 25, 2008 at 1:00pm —
So I have a little down time between catalogs right now and my mind idles very poorly and since we just finished our lace and after 5 catalog (which you all should be receiving in the mail sometime after 5/8) I felt inspired to try and create my own skirt pattern. I really loved creating my first lace project, the Rectangular Cover Shawl
... the process of lace knitting and watching the… Continue
Added by Christy on April 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
We all have our safety colors—you know, the colors you find yourself wearing and knitting with over and over again. For me, they are on the cool side: mainly blues & greens with the occasional purple or chocolate brown (hey, just look at my blog page color scheme!). I am always immediately drawn to the colors in this range when presented with options, but sometimes I get tired of being so predictable and want to step out of the safety zone. The question is: how?
Lately we’ve… Continue
Added by Melissa on April 24, 2008 at 10:48am —
I got peanut butter this morning. It was quite delicious. Dad's out of town so Mom and I are on our own for a couple of days. I'm taking good care of her. Even if I did let her eat Cocoa Krispies for dinner last night. She's been working hard lately putting together these new… Continue
Added by Xena on April 24, 2008 at 8:50am —
Hi there, so glad we could have a little time together. I'm Giovonnia's yarn stash.
Spring has finally come to the Big Apple!
The wonderful sunshine is making everyone feel happier and upbeat. At the apple farm there will be alot of chores to do but I think we can manage of hours of knitting time. Giovonnia brought a new digitial phot card to snap photos of the beautiful NY State spirngtime. Central Park is looking lovely with a abundance of green and the ducks in the… Continue
Added by Yarn Basket on April 24, 2008 at 8:15am —
If any of you all live close to the Newport, Ky. aquarium, and haven't been there yet, it is really worth going to. Our 6th grade classes went yesterday. It was a beautiful day and we ate outside while watching the Ohio River flow by. You can see the Cinncinnati skyline and the aquarium is attached to a wonderful mall with stores and restaurants. Did not get to knit yesterday. Too tired after a 2 hour school bus ride both ways and then going to see my 5 year old grandson sing in his church… Continue
Added by loves to knit on April 24, 2008 at 5:30am —
So I'm perusing the April catalog and finding so much to love about the new colors and all the summer yarns and planning how to spend my economic stimulus package. I click to the Knit Picks website and start loading a cart with my wishlist - a little Comfy in pink, a little CotLin in green (mmmm... kohlrabi), a little Shine in yellow maybe. Not a lot of yarn, not a sweater's worth, just a sampler, if you will. But it's just a wishlist. I mean I just ordered from Knit Picks 2 weeks ago (Gloss… Continue
Added by medhbh on April 23, 2008 at 9:22pm —
I have a pattern for a feather and fans dishcloth that I am having trouble with. It seems to b missing something. If there is anyone that has a feather and fans pattern, will you please help me. LIke I said, the pattern that I have is missing something. Thank you so very much.
Added by candace on April 23, 2008 at 4:09pm —
Hi. I'm Marci, the VP of Marketing here. I started in September and did not know how to knit. Over Christmas, my mom taught me on some fairly awful brown acrylic yarn and some straight acrylic needles. She found these supplies in the bottom of her closet--she hadn't touched any of it for about 20 years. I knitted a couple of brown squares, didn't really like it and quit. It was a lovely and fun mother/daughter moment, I just didn't know if knitting was for me.
Then, about a month… Continue
Added by MarciH on April 23, 2008 at 1:42pm —
I was just messing around with pictures, trying to get a KP logo to paste onto my Windows Media album cover for my Knitpicks podcasts. It didn't work. I don't know if it is even possible. Oh well.
It's a beautiful day and I should be outside instead of inside trying to clean house and going from room to room getting sidetracked every 5 minutes. I guess I will go fold laundry, at least I can't get sidetracked from that as long as I… Continue
Added by PurlGirl on April 23, 2008 at 10:09am —
Every have those days where one thing just sparks another and another and ...... well, you get the idea. As I said previously, I had gotten back from a lace conference, where I got several ideas. I received a lovely shawl pin from a friend whos beading work is just awesome. But it got me thinking. I have so many shawls what if I could tat and bead a shawl pin in a similar fashion? I showed to my friend who is quite famous for beaded tatted work on a scale that is beyond my own. Perhaps not… Continue
Added by Domestic Arts on April 23, 2008 at 7:28am —
We had a great 2 days away at our favorite camping/recreation area. Now it is time to come back to this house and dig in to the renovation, getting ready for DS's 7th birthday party this Saturday, and a new sewing job of hemming 6 pairs of curtains. At least I am not sewing them from scratch this time. The material is not a slinky chiffon like the last 8 pair,… Continue
Added by PurlGirl on April 22, 2008 at 6:21pm —
It really is spring in Louisville. My 6th grade is going on a field trip to Newport Aquarium in Northern Ky. It should be a good day and we hope to eat outside on the Ohio River. I am hoping to order some Comfy yarn in the next week or so. Also going to order some Cotlin and try some hand towels. I am having trouble with my land line telephone and there is nothing wrong with the outside lines, so I guess it is my problem. I am going to buy a new cordless and hope it works. I keep my 5 year… Continue
Added by loves to knit on April 22, 2008 at 11:31am —
Today I will finish another pair of socks. Next I'm going to start on a pair of socks for my honey. I'll be using a new sock yarn I purchased at Sheep Street in Ind. It's called Tiny Feet. Will knit on circulars size 2. The color is pretty. My honey picked it out!!
Added by yarnaholic on April 22, 2008 at 11:30am —