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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

4/5/08 a.m.

It was wonderful to sleep in this morning! It's been a while since I didn't have to be somewhere at a certain time on a weekend. It's still a gloomy weather pattern going on here in MA, but hopefully it is getting better. DD wants to drive me to Walmart today, so I am trying to get chores done early.

Picked up an old project last night, a crocheted rug I started last...summer, maybe? It is a brick rug. It was a free pattern from Annie's… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 5, 2008 at 6:58am — No Comments

*****Happy Days are here again!!!!!

Everything is back to normal here at the house. Well as normal as usual anyway. The kids are healing. The eldest daughter purchased a new car and the future son in law is healing. I can relax, I can knit.

When I first came to the Knitting Community I joined the Sweater Workshop. My book from Knit Picks came just three days ago and after peeling the book from the mailer I was ready to start a sweater, any sweater. After cracking the cover open I realized I had quite a bit of reading… Continue

Added by Debbi NW Ohio on April 5, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Plymouth Sinsations yarn

I found this wonderful yarn, and made a scarf out of it. I am about to felt it. I have never felt anything softer than this scarf.
It was a dream to work on, and I can't wait to make more of them. Unfortunately, it is very expensive yarn. $12.95 for 38 yards.
It is an Italian yarn 80% Rayo, and 20% Wool. It takes five balls to make a nice scarf. I don't want to lose this scarf.

Added by yok2togrdh on April 5, 2008 at 1:51am — No Comments

My First Blog 4/4/08

I have wanted to start a blog for so long. This will be a really fun thing to day. I have wanted to use this site for a little while and just hadn't taken to time to do so. Tonight I am planning on taking some pictures of my knitting projects so that I can post those also.

My current project is a pair of socks using self striping yarn in pink, green, orange and blue. I thinks socks are my passion. I have only done a couple of pairs but I am completely hooked. I think it is due to the time… Continue

Added by Kelbets on April 4, 2008 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

Cargo Knit Walker

I'm interasted in knowing if I am the only one who does this or if there are others.

One of the journeys that I love to embark upon involves a project that has at least been cast on, comfortable walking attire with at least one cargo pocket, and a walking course that is thought provoking with few or no tripping hazards.

On my few hours that I am not working I love to knit, however I found that it is usually enjoyed in one place. I love… Continue

Added by Adam A A on April 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Knitting Resolution

OK, so I just frogged the first 85 rows of my Corner to Corner Shawl. "Why did you do that, Roxane?" I hear you ask. Well. I had screwed up at some point--I'm guessing at about row 70 or so--so I intended to dutifully unknit about 15 rows. Gentle reader, it is very hard to unknit a lace pattern on laceweight yarn (Alpaca Cloud in this case) on size 3 needles. My eyes really aren't up to it any more, even though my eye doctor says I'm 20/20 with my glasses, and even the point of the Harmony wood… Continue

Added by Roxane on April 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tossing in a bit of crochet...

My mitered squares are my "fun" knitting. I've decided that I should start work on some of my Christmas projects. My mom saw a pattern for a crochet afghan made up of hexagons. Anyone who is familiar with quilting will recognize the name of the pattern, Grandma's Garden. I'll have to try and post a photo when I have some of them seamed so that you can see why it's called by that name. I have to knit it in acrylic since Mom is VERY allergic to wool. Cotton just didn't seem right for this afghan,… Continue

Added by Teish on April 4, 2008 at 9:43am — No Comments

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