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Creating My Own Pattern

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 — 1 Comment

Stepping Outside My Color Safety Zone

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 — 1 Comment

Guilty pleasures.

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 — 6 Comments

News in a Stash: Episode 5, Springtime Knitting

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 — No Comments


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 — No Comments

Yarn diet? What yarn diet?

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 — No Comments

EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!! Someone Please Help

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 — No Comments

New knitter, new blogger

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 — 4 Comments


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 — No Comments

A tornado of ideas

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 — No Comments

Home again

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 — No Comments


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 — No Comments

Finishing Socks!

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 — No Comments

Happy Earth Day!

Mr. MuddyBin, our rolling composter, wishes you a happy Earth Day.

Tonight's celebration includes a viewing of "An Inconvenient Truth" - my husband still hasn't seen it, and he thinks I just like it because I have a crush on Al Gore.

I also thought I'd share something interesting that I learned this week about… Continue

Added by Alison on April 22, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Need some help picking colors

I am getting ready to make the Mason Dixon Moderne Baby Blanket for a friend and need to select some colors. I want to use Swish Worsted as they live in PA and it gets cold in the winter plus it has such low maintenance. I made one for myself when I was expecting and just love it because I just throw it in the wash with all the rest of the… Continue

Added by Christy on April 22, 2008 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Ears and site.

I've finished the knitting for the ear or the rabbit but there won't be pictures yet because my other half still has to pick fabric for the inner ear. This may take some time. Excitingly Get Knitted has the knitpicks fixed circular harmony needles in 100cm and 120cm sizes yeah I’ve ordered them. Also this weekend is Wonderwool Wales and I’m going yeah. The only little blip on my horizon is that my PCR’s aren’t working and the knitpicks website is down.

Added by divebunny on April 22, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

Spring Break

I'm off to Ohio to visit my parents. I have to do the driving there. Nine hours with children 7 and 9 years old, and no knitting!!
My husband is meeting us there and driving home. Then I can knit!!

Added by Amy knits on April 22, 2008 at 5:46am — No Comments

Another Sara Update...

I went to visit her on my way to work this morning and she is much brighter. They are going to place a jujunostomy feeding tube today or tomorrow to get her some nutrition. She hasn't puked since Saturday morning, thank goodness. She's peeing, and has been all along, but still not eating on her own.

Thanks to all of you sending energy. It does help a lot. So does knitting...;)

Added by katwmn1 on April 21, 2008 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Help!? Catalog themes - soliciting your input

Hi everyone,

I'm planning out our catalog themes for 2009. Each catalog's theme (there are 8 of them) needs to be a large enough topic that we can develop several related technique tutorials for it as well as a few free patterns fitting that theme and then, of course, lots and lots of projects to inspire you.

So, what I'd like to know is what topics would you like to see addressed in our catalogs? Are there any areas of your knitting life that need a pick-me-up? Is your… Continue

Added by Tina on April 21, 2008 at 3:15pm — 31 Comments

Home again, and do a jig.

The drive to Spokane was great, uneventful, and I made great time as well as good gas milage. I went to Spokane to the Shuttlebirds 12 annual Tatting weekend. This year the theme was "A tisket, a tasket, my tatting basket". It had been several years since I attended this workshop. I saw some old freinds and made some new accquaintences.

Attendence was good and everyone had a grand time taking classes and learning new techniques. The class I taught was on a concept. Yes, there was a… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on April 21, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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