My husband , Joe, was in an industrial accident about 27 years ago. It broke his back, crushing his L3 & L4 vertebrae, leaving him, technically, a paraplegic. He has always worn braces on his legs and has really never had much of a problem with his disabilities until just lately. His sciatica has been excruciating for the last few weeks and we were finally able to get into the neurosurgeon, tomorrow, as a matter of fact. Based on what he says, I may be spending a lot of time in a hospital… Continue
Added by katwmn1 on April 16, 2008 at 4:59pm —
This is a busy time. The fall colors have been chosen and the approvals have been made. Whew!!
We are already planning new samplers to feature our new colors....... It will be very inspiring to see these new colors on the web late summer!!!
The Warehouse team just off loaded a few more new colors, soon to be shown on the web...... Spring has definitely sprung here at Knit Picks, even though I had snow at home just yesterday!
Added by Diedre on April 16, 2008 at 3:49pm —
Oh my- another batch of foster kittens came my way, the first batch of 4 was the day after Easter, this batch of 6 came the Monday before last. These were about a week old, so little- the first batch was about 3 weeks when I got them.
I was thinking- could people make soakers for kittens? I know Moms love them, and making a hole or slot for a tail wouldn't be too hard!
Added by Autumnknitter on April 16, 2008 at 2:33pm —
Today is my DD's 17th birthday! My how time flies. Anyway, I've been busy cooking her favorite dinner and running around. It was a beautiful day here, too, so of course we had to spend half an hour at the park after school. At least it allows me to talk to other adults during my day. Haven't knitted in 2 days. :( I know, totally unlike me. I've been pouring over kitchen remodeling books, magazines, etc.
Added by PurlGirl on April 16, 2008 at 2:09pm —
Did you miss me?
I think I got back just in the nick of time. Our sister company, Connecting Threads, needed my puzzle prowess to help figure out these two new quilt inspired jigsaw puzzles they just got in stock. I don't like to brag, but I'm great at puzzles. We had to put them together so that Spencer, our in house photographer, could take some pictures of them for the catalog.
Added by Xena on April 16, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Hi there, Gigi's yarn stash again. Hope you a had a good weekend.
Giovonnia and I had a lovely time at Lucy's apple farm. We knitted alittle on the purple socks she's making for her friend EJ. We did alot of cooking. There was much bread and cookie making going on. We made butter cookies that turn out lovely! We also made chocolate chip cookies that Lucy had an old family recepie for. As I was cooking with Lucy, I dreamed of owning my own farm and spending my days knitting and… Continue
Added by Yarn Basket on April 16, 2008 at 12:39pm —
So, in my enthusiasm to try new things I have 1/2 of one pair of socks done and I am now starting 1/2 of another pair using a different technique. I am thoroughly excited to start with double circular needles, yea! The yarn that I am using is the Knit picks Andean Treasure 100% Baby Alpaca, the needles are Knit Picks Harmony US 4 16" circular needles and the pattern shall for now remain nameless but it can be found in Naughty Needles
Added by Adam A A on April 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
Wow is it a busy spring for new books... Closely Knit by Hannah Fettig
Books are coming in left and right! Thought I would show you some of my favorites: Start Spinning by Maggie Casey
Guy Knits by The Best of… Continue
Added by Kim on April 16, 2008 at 10:52am —
I am reading my way through the KnitLit series, having completed the first book months ago, and currently just a few stories away from finishing KnitLit (too). KnitLit the Third is patiently waiting on my shelf. I enjoy reading about the many ways knitting has touched people's lives. I would like to invite any of you who visit My Page to leave behind here a short story about knitting in your lives. Something you may have experienced or witnessed while knitting, or a memorable encounter you had… Continue
Added by SuzieKnits on April 16, 2008 at 10:30am —
I just wanted to say I recently purchase some harmony dpns. I LOVE THEM! Just one little suggestion would be to find a way to put the needle size on the needles.
Added by Shinehappy on April 16, 2008 at 9:03am —
I've been busier than a nest of bees these days, what with my usual chores and the latest, which is we've decided to downsize and are looking for a new home. Our home is up for sale (4 days on the market) and I'm already saying, "I wish it would sell so we could start packing". When your house is up for sale it's like living in a fishbowl, and you can't really dig into anything and make a mess, right? So, keep us in your good knitterly thoughts that our home sells quickly and we find another… Continue
Added by Laura on April 16, 2008 at 7:32am —
Last week, in all the hubbub of the school play, my Ravelry invitation arrived. I didn't know anything about the site except that many Knit Pick members are also ravelry members. It's very interesting how you can organize all your knitting projects. When I explained all the cool features to my husband, his comment was "If you send so much time typing every thing up when do you have time to knit?"
These questions go out to all the Ravelry members:
1. How do you use the… Continue
Added by Amy knits on April 16, 2008 at 6:24am —
It is sunny and warm in Lou. and I hope you have your taxes ready. Derby is fast approaching here in the River City and people are already going nuts. It gets crazier and crazier as the 1st Sat. in May approaches. But it is also fun. Lots of things to do. I am getting ready to start the Wicked in Cilantro Yarn in a lime green. It should look like lime sherbert and keep me cool for the summer. I hope to start a walking program soon and start getting a good cardio workout.
Added by loves to knit on April 15, 2008 at 10:17am —
At Christmas my other half had some bad news. A mouse had taken up residence in his parent’s attic and ravaged amongst other things his childhood toy collection. Only 2 things were really damaged a frog he doesn't remember and a knitted rabbit. The rabbit has great sentimental value so I said I'd fix it. The mouse had only really gone for the ears I think because they were stuffed with paper and winters a cold time for a little mouse living in an attic though probably not as cold as it is… Continue
Added by divebunny on April 15, 2008 at 3:57am —
A friend pointed out that this lace shawl looks like a dead animal in one of my previous posts. Ugh! She's right though, lace looks horribly ugly until it's blocked (and perhaps my photography skills need improvement :-). My HUGE problem is that I'm pretty sure I won't have enough yarn. I made the body of the shawl bigger than the pattern said, so I guessed at how much yarn I would need - oops. For some reason, I have this feeling that if I knit… Continue
Added by Tina on April 14, 2008 at 8:30am —
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 —
...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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —