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Spring is Here!!

I believe it has finally arrived. It is supposed to be in the low 60's today!! Silas is loving it. He gets to go for a long walk every night! Now I am awaiting the arrival of the ticks. Silas hate ticks. He can tell when one gets on him and just sits down and looks for it. So I have resorted to carrying tweezers with me on our walks. I have to remove the tick and show him before killing it.

In the past week and a half, I have finished the Baby Kimono and made a hat to go with it. I… Continue

Added by Silas' Mom on April 10, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vote for your favorite dye color(s)

Yesterday, I dyed some samples of Jacquard Acid dye colors we don't currently carry. For comparison, here are the colors we do carry. Do you see any colors in the photo above that you'd like us to carry? Please leave a comment with your vote(s) - yes, more than one choice is allowed!

Top row, left to right: navy blue, gun metal,… Continue

Added by Tina on April 9, 2008 at 4:00pm — 67 Comments

An Excuse to Buy More Yarn?

I was looking at my WIPs on Ravelry and noticed that they are almost all blue or purple. It's funny, because I didn't think I even really liked purple that much. Maybe this is just a coincidence, or maybe I'm in a yarn rut. I better hurry up and finish something so that I can cast on socks with the new red Palette yarn I got from Knit Picks last week. It's also an excuse to celebrate the Red Sox opening day yesterday. :)

Added by DolyDimple on April 9, 2008 at 1:32pm — No Comments

News in a Stash

I am pleased to meet you. Let me introduce myself, I am Giovonnia' s yarn stash.

I was born when Giovonnia was 12 years old and a teacher at school taught her to knit. A funny thing happened, she learned to knit knit backwards! By mistake she thought she had to go back and forth on both needles. An interesting occurance happend, she created stockinette stitch! Through-out Junior High, she knitted this way. It was such a stessed filled time with studying, art clubs and wrtiting plays.… Continue

Added by Yarn Basket on April 9, 2008 at 1:13pm — No Comments

What to do?

If I could only knit all the time. That pesty little thing that pays for my yarn and needles keeps interfering!

Added by aamos on April 9, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

Good girls keep diary's........

I've never written a blog. I've not even kept a diary. There is a saying that goes "good girls keep a diary bad girls don't have the time". I've never had the time, I've also considered it a bad idea to write something down thats probably going to come back and haunt you later. Particularly (as a friend discovered age 15) if you've put so much sticky tape in it, it won't burn.

This weeks been a bit well interesting so I figure I'd share especially since I'm looking at all the things… Continue

Added by divebunny on April 9, 2008 at 8:27am — No Comments

Some more books..

Got The Natural Knitter by Barbara Albright from the library, along with Twelve Months of Knitting by Joann Yordanout.

The Natural Knitter is a lovely book. Beautiful photographs, nice designs. I may buy this one. The designs and very classic, but with a stylish edge to them. Really nice.

Twelve Months of Knitting is OK. Some of the cloths are for babies, which I have absolutely no need for. But that wouldn't deter me if I really adored some of… Continue

Added by MrDarcyisGreat on April 9, 2008 at 7:15am — No Comments

Indulgent, wonderful, wasted day!

I enjoyed every minute of it. I have spent the afternoon surfing and looking at a variety of yarn possibilities to make lace curtains for my bathroom window. I'm thinking some shade of light blue or turquoise. Everything in the room is in neutral shades and it needs a splash or highlight of color.

I'm worried about the breakdown of the fibers over time, especially in an East-facing window, a humid environment and one with lots of dust and cat hair... Maybe I should choose cotton or a… Continue

Added by Sockette on April 8, 2008 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

4/8/08 2 p.m.

I just saw the fighter jets fly by after their flyover of Fenway Park. GO SOX~!!!!

Added by PurlGirl on April 8, 2008 at 11:03am — No Comments

New desktop wallpaper

I've updated our downloadable desktop wallpaper for spring to freshen things up.

We kept the popular flirty socks and Bare ice cream images up there, plus added some of Christy's spring yarn catalog images (… Continue

Added by Melissa on April 8, 2008 at 10:58am — 5 Comments


I did my first afterthought heel. The name is kind of a misnomer as you actually do have to plan ahead where it goes by doing a little short row with a contrasting or scrap yarn that you later snip out after picking up the stitches both below and above it. I did a practice afterthought pocket when I was doing The Sweater Workshop, so I wasn't too worried.

It actually came out better than I expected and I really like how it looks (like a regular heel.) The pattern was written with a SKpsso,… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 8, 2008 at 7:20am — No Comments

I only thought it was a Second Sock

So, I was happily knitting again, this time on an Ann Budd toe-up sock from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007 which is a favorite pattern. I was thinking, "This is great. I'm turning the heel on the second sock. I can wear these by the weekend!" Then I went in my sewing room to find the first sock. Alas, what I found was the other ball of this lovely Essential. Oh, well. As the Yarn Harlot says, "It's knitting. I like knitting." It may be a bit longer before I wear these… Continue

Added by burrisll on April 7, 2008 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Have knitting, will travel!

Off to Albuquerque today with my nascent shawl in my bag and Pride and Prejudice on the iPod! It doesn't get any better than this!

Added by Roxane on April 7, 2008 at 5:36am — No Comments

Socks galore!

I have been trying to post some pictures on my other blog, but Wordpress decided to upgrade, and it is now even harder to use than before. grrr. So, some pics here:

Fawkes sock in Red Rover colorway for Catherine:

Flamingo colorway sock for Laura:

China Blue colorway ankle sock for Em:…


Added by 8kids4me on April 6, 2008 at 8:12pm — No Comments


I"m working on dish cloths and just got done socks for a friends bridal shower. They were for me. I have small feet and they were to big. I need to figure out how to make smaller ones with a pattern.

Added by ktmom2003 on April 6, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Two Projects at Once

I took the suggestion and started a second project this weekend. So, in addition to making another pair of socks I started a shopping bag. We are really trying to cut down on the number of plastic shopping bags that we use and I found a cute bag pattern that I thought would work. I got right to work on it. I miss working on my socks so tonight I'll sit down and work on those for a while. Anyway, back to the bag project --- my mom has given me lots and lots of yarn from her stash and among the… Continue

Added by Kelbets on April 6, 2008 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Income Tax Day

Well I guess there is no getting around it. I am going to have to dedicate this sunday to income tax. sigh

On the bright side I cast on for the other glove for my Fetching gloves. Now all I have to do is "join without twisting" (always difficult) knit the glove (not so difficult) and then do the thumbs on both (not sure how difficult that will be?)

I'll put pictures on as soon as I get a chance.

Casting on and "joining without twisting" are my least favorite part of… Continue

Added by Wild Rose on April 6, 2008 at 9:27am — No Comments

Another week of new things

Last week, I was experiencing my new blog page and trying to figure out how I wanted it to look. I think I've figured it out how I want it, but in the meantime, I'm having a hard time learning about my newest acquisition - an Apple iPod Nano.

This little gizmo has tried my patience this week! I worked on trying to figure out how to download podcasts (audio radio shows kind of). I knew which podcast I wanted to try first and eventually found a podcatcher (Juice) to download the… Continue

Added by newknitter on April 5, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A knitpicks blog? Lets see...

Well, this seems to be set up quite well. It's very user friendly, kinda cute... I'm not sure how often it will be used, but what the hell. This is just a test blog. Testing, testing... 1 2 3.

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

Blue Lake's current project

Still knitting on my Crayon (Pink and Buttermilk) baby blanket. Looks like about half way finished. I have so many other projects waiting in the wings, and even though this is going pretty fast, it just isn't fast enough. I've been working on it for a week. I also promised my husband a hoodie I found in the Son of Stitch n Bitch I recently purchased from Knit Picks. Just love the new website and Knitting Community.

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 5, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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