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Done at Last 4/4/08

Last night was the last meeting of our two socks on two circular needles class at Sophie's Yarn Shoppe here in Louisville. The teacher Elise gave me the final piece of the puzzle -- the Kitchener's stitch. I came home and at last finished the socks. Slipped the pair on my feet immediately after they were free of the needles and felt the rush that comes from putting on your first pair of hand knit socks. They are dreamy! I plan to start another pair immediately to solidify the process, but the… Continue

Added by Liz Waters on April 4, 2008 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

More Sock Knitting

I was on vacation last week, doing a HUGE basement repair project, which means hardly any knitting happened. Every time I sat down for more than 10 minutes, I fell asleep! Also, what I'm knitting on is kind of secret. I can at least tell you that it is our Bare Essential yarn, which Alison dyed using… Continue

Added by Tina on April 4, 2008 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Progress 4/4/08

Let There be Light

We again have light in the kitchen after we cut the holes for the windows last night! Now if I could just get my shades back up! I think the brackets got lost and I've thrown away the new ones every time I replaced the shades. :( I could go out and buy the cheapest pair of mini-blinds I suppose.

We are re-thinking the VCT for the floor even though I received some samples in the mail yesterday that I… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 4, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Benefits and Bicycles and Knitting, Oh My!

Tomorrow we are holding a benefit for one of my fellow EMTs who has just gone through two brain surgeries. Someone got the bright idea to put ME in charge of the volunteers tomorrow. WHAT were they thinking?! At our last meeting I accidently opened my mouth and some good suggestions must have slipped out, because here I am, no clue as to what I am doing, wondering, "How the heck did this happen?!"

Oh well, the benefit is for a very dear, humble man and it is being done out of love and from… Continue

Added by MTAnnie on April 3, 2008 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It is my 37th wedding anniversary today...only problem I didn't get to enjoy it because I'm sick. Been sitting in my comfortable chair knitting on an Aran helps to pass the time away.

Added by Quiltnut on April 3, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments


Lately, I have been listening to books on my husband's iPod. What a great way to spend time!!! I find I enjoy the household chores much more while distracted by steamy romance or lively adventure. I also get the chores done quicker which leaves me more time to knit while listening to my book. Knit Picks podcasts are also a lot of fun to listen to. I asked my family for my own iPod for Mother's Day. I even looked up the dimensions for the new iPods and knitted a bag for it. I was… Continue

Added by Amy knits on April 2, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

How Long is this Tunnel?

Wasn't it nearly a week ago I thought I was seeing light at the end of this AFO tunnel? Well, I think I can still see the light, but I'm not out of the tunnel yet. The Silk Garden Shell is now going to be a Silk Garden tee. I finished the front and back, but decided to use the extra yarn to knit up short sleeves. Then I decided I didn't like the funnel neck, so I ripped the Front back about four inches and added some neck shaping - eventually to become the base for a mock turtleneck. The good… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on April 2, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

A Really Good Day

I'm a knitter again! And my daughter's surgery when exceptionally well, so I'm a very happy camper tonight. I went to the hospital with her at 5:30 this morning. I knitted and read and listened to podcasts while she had her surgery. Then we came back to my house by 11:30. We had lunch and a half of a pain pill. By 2:00 she went back to her house with her roommate. It's amazing to me how they handle surgeries these days.

Anyway I've added about a dozen rounds to my February Baby Shawl… Continue

Added by burrisll on April 2, 2008 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Is it really Spring?

The weather has been weird lately. Hail, snow, thunder and lightening. If it wasn't for the trees in bloom, one might think that winter was still around.

Still need to charge up the camera to photogragh my knitting. I just finished a couple of things. I am working on a couple of pairs of socks also, getting them finished before I start my "homework". I will be making a couple of shawls for the shop. Ok, one stole and one shawl. The shawl, I believe I already spoke about. The stole… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on April 2, 2008 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Why, oh why, do I knit?

We're going to be updating our poll on the front page of the knitting community once a month. I've been nominated to be poll master, so if you have any ideas for polls you'd like to see, send 'em my way.

The new poll, "Why do you knit", presented a particular challege for me because there are sooooooooo many reasons that people knit that it was tough narrowing it down to just 5 (and 5 is the max the magical poll making machine can handle). Everyone I quizzed here in the office had a… Continue

Added by Angela on April 1, 2008 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

New Poll - Why do you knit?

Angela just created a new poll on your reasons for knitting. Cast your vote at the bottom of the page!

Added by Knit Picks Admin on April 1, 2008 at 3:51pm — 24 Comments

self taught, and plugging away

I've always wanted to learn this craft, and have thus far been very much enjoying myself. I'm awaiting my new lace yarn, to try the Pi Shawl. Having never ventured into lace knitting before, I'm just a wee bit nervous, but am always ready to try anything! I chose the Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor. I'll later post pictures of my progress.

Added by Deanie on April 1, 2008 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Squee for softness!

I took my gift card to my LYS today, and got some Alpaca Silk in the ruby colorway. I am going to make my first lace shawl! After much searching and changing of mind, I settled on the Luna Moth Shawl. I can't wait to get started! I still have a few rows to finish up the newest baby blanket, and socks to… Continue

Added by 8kids4me on April 1, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

2 Other Books

More books from the library. Anticraft Knitting Beading and Stitching For the Slightly Sinister by Renee Rigdon and Zabet Stewart, and New Ideas for Today's Knitting by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.

Firstly, I have crossed off the Anticraft book. After a quick scan, I found only a few knitting projects, those of which I would *never* in a *million* years even *think* about making. Don't waste your time on this book. There is not enough usable content for… Continue

Added by MrDarcyisGreat on April 1, 2008 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

On my needles

Right now I'm working on a sweater for a little friend of mine who will be 3 in May and a baby sweater to donate. The Ladies of Charity at my church take donations of layette items every Christmas and distribute them to local hospitals for new moms who won't go home with much for their babies. My project this year is to make as many baby sweaters, and possibly bonnets and booties, as I can finish by then to donate to the cause. I finished two sweater/bootie sets last month as gifts - two of… Continue

Added by knitgi on April 1, 2008 at 9:32am — No Comments


I worked on Stocking#2 last night while watching New Amsterdam. It is looking better than the first one, trying very hard not to get my floats too tight when I switch sides.

We didn't accomplish much last night as it was raining and couldn't bring the wall board up from the truck, but we did hammer out some cabinet details. Bless my hubby, he is spending a lot of time doing the research for the cabinets. I'm not too picky, I just want more space,… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 1, 2008 at 7:42am — No Comments

Good News

I went to the hand specialist today and he says I'm healed. I still need to be careful and not overdo it things with my hand, but I have permission to knit and sew and swim! I can't wait to get back to my Aran sweater and to the February baby shawl that are both on my needles.

On Wednesday my daughter is having surgery, so I plan to take my knitting with me to work on at the hospital in spurts. It's outpatient gall bladder surgery, so I expect there will be quite a bit of waiting for… Continue

Added by burrisll on March 31, 2008 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Am I Insane? (wait don't answer)

The bad thing about sweater knitting is that you tend to get carried away. Espesially with a mind like mine. I wouldn't say that I have a dramatic mind, but I have a mind that wanders toward drama. If you were to ask me what my favorite movie is, it's LOTR (hey, my icon is Nenya, Galadriels ring!). Favorite scene in the trilogy... toss up between Theodins exorsism recovery scene (beutiful graphics!) or Haldirs death scene (I realise that Legolas was the only elf at Helms Deep, but that is a… Continue

Added by metalheadknitter on March 31, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

New System

I have way too many UFOs. No, not nearly as many as I know many of you have, but too many for me. They are starting to stress me out and take up way too much room in my teeny-tiny living room. I've decided on a new system. I am only going to have 3 (or 4 depending on how you count them) projects going at once: two socks, one lace project, and one other project. My goal is to whittle down my UFOs to this level by the end of April. Right now I have three socks (one will be done tonight, but I… Continue

Added by DolyDimple on March 31, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

I'm taking a mini-vacation.

I'm gonna go stay with Mommy Lora while Kelley and Bob are in Europe. Europe is so overrated. I'd much rather play with Lora's new puppy, Pluto, and nap in my punk rock leopard print bed.

See you in a couple of weeks! I'll miss you!!… Continue

Added by Xena on March 31, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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