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End of school year performances, birthdays and Mother's Day, Oh my...



I have been very busy since my last blog. I lined the purse for my daughter Gracie. I didn’t get a picture of the finished product. The instant I cut the last thread she made off with it. I went to get a picture today and found it stuffed with her favorite things; a fountain pen I gave her last year for Valentines Day, green yarn to tie her hair up, a plastic daisy, socks my mom knitted…

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Added by Blue Lake knitter's daughter on April 28, 2010 at 11:43am — 17 Comments

Long Overdue Blog

This is probably the longest I have gone without posting a blog… in a long, long time. I try to stay busy knitting or spinning, and am always finishing projects, so I usually have plenty to write about. But lately things have slowed down on the knitting front, as other things have taken precedence. What you ask could possibly be more important than knitting?…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 28, 2010 at 10:34am — 78 Comments

Snowed In!

But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.





The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 7, 2010 at 6:21am — 28 Comments

Knitting for the Grandchildren

I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.



I have two new granddaughters, one 2 months old and one 5 months old so… Continue

Added by Joan on March 31, 2010 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

Update on Knitting and Quilting

Busy week! In knitting news, I'm making progress on the second BSJ--





I'll be posting my progress at the BSJ KAL here. I'm using the pattern in The Opinionated Knitter. My yarn is Comfy Sport in Creme Brulee and… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2010 at 9:07am — 69 Comments

Where does it all end?

So I just finished a couple of hats

one for my Annie

and one for me

So it was time to get back to Dave's Cardi but couldn't find my cable needles any of them so I made a couple. But while I was doing that I thought why not make some needles so that's what I did 2 pair's of 7mm. but had to find toppers so out came…

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Added by Didomum on March 26, 2010 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Whew! I love knitting

As you all know, I love to knit... love, love, love it! Can't say enough good about knitting! But! Sometimes to finish a project you have to do more than just knit. Right? If you make a garmet in pieces, you have to be able to hand sew the pieces together. If there is any construction to do (like a toy), that is necessary. And if you make a bag you really need to line it. In the recent past I have knit several bags: a diaper bag…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 24, 2010 at 7:11pm — 27 Comments

How I learned to Knit

I shared this memory from my past on my blog, Knitting from the Heart, and received a lot of emails from knitters who had similar experiences. Thought I might share it here.

I was knitting a helmet liner for our troops in Afghanistan when it struck me my life as a knitter had come full circle. During WWII there was a drive by the Red Cross to get volunteers to knit for our troops. Even before our entry into the war we were asked to knit for the refugees in Europe. I was in…

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Added by Yvonne Boucher on March 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Patterned Tomten--Happy Dance!!

It works --there's no limit to the potential of the Tomten pattern by EZ!! Come on all of you lace and cable knitters out there!! I used Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor (Dover) for the patterns, played with them a bit, of course!! I learned a few tricks about the pattern while in the making--do some extra pick-ups at the sleeve top--it tends to pull--and at the bottom of the sleeve ktog the live stitch left on the cable with a lot of pull, quite like avoiding the ladders on… Continue

Added by cellogirl on March 19, 2010 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

Busy, Busy...This and That

Between cleaning the fiber studio, finishing up Ravelympics stuff and normal activities, it's been a busy week.







Above is what the fiber studio looks like today, after nearly two days of work. The piles of finished projects and the bags of projects in my pipeline or queue are still lurking. The white shrouded thing on the back counter is my serger. The pink mass peeking out from under the table that looks like cotton candy is some… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2010 at 4:36pm — 18 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Haggerstown, MD

Note to all, as with the last post, this one should have come out already. However, I was once again working with pen and paper and finally got around to typing it up... Yes, I am moving rather slow.



You can read my Dad's notes on the weekend over at the Homegrown String Band blog: HERE



Sunday March 14,… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 18, 2010 at 5:35am — 4 Comments

April Showers bring Knitters

A baby hat, a scarf, some mittens, or handwarmers, a shawl, a pair of slippers or booties, blankets or lapghans, etc. All of these items are needed by the youth walking on city streets. Some are young mothers/fathers and some are just abandoned by families of broken homes. Whatever the reason, the Solomon's Porch is helping these youth…

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Added by Dana Jonsgaard on March 17, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Progress!

This has been a productive week in terms of UFOs and WIPs! First, I finished my Oregon Socks, which I began in May, 2008, during a trip to Oregon.





The yarn is KP's Gloss in "Parsley." The pattern is Ariel Barton's Cable Net Socks from…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2010 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

Sam Meets His Auntie - or Auntie Learns to Knit - some



Sam and his Dad

Hello all my wonderfully knitting friends! It…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 7, 2010 at 3:24pm — 39 Comments

Back to Real Life!

My medal for "Fleece to FO Long Track" is official, so time to get back to real life. My fiber studio yesterday morning looked like this--





I organized my yarn stash. Here's what the sock and fingering section looks like:





I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2010 at 1:32pm — 25 Comments

Approaching the Stadium...Well, Soon!

Visits to the frog pond are like missing the target. You get to do a few penalty laps! Still, I'm making good progress:





I know I frogged at least 80 rows, so that was a lot of penalty laps! I'm on the last pattern change, though, so I think this might be doable (finishing before the Ravelympics are done), barring further mistakes! It's the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — 72 Comments

Compulories Finished--Still Out On Course!



Report from Ravelympics--I'm still out on the course, working away. I just finished the spinning part of my competition (Fleece to FO Long Track) and the yarn is having a nice bath. Here's what it looked like waiting for me to prepare the warm water laced with Kookaburra Woolwash.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 22, 2010 at 8:16am — 38 Comments

Finally better

Today, I'm feeling much better; that's saying a lot figuring how this last week went. I've been down with a cold/flu-like bug, which forced me to knit all week (damn!) as I had no energy for anything else. I finished my discovery socks, the first I made out of Cat Bordhi's new book. I learned a lot about sock construction and am hoping this will help when I make other socks outside of Bordhi's book.


I also am working on a sweater for my dad, as well as this soft yummy…
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Added by Janet Kelley on February 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Danger!... Danger!....

Your circuit boards may explode from cuteness overload!



Check out Nina's Mr. Roboto kit. I was the lucky tester for this project, and let me just say, with a robo-crazy kiddo @ home, these little guys were ridiculously hard to part with!…

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Added by NoKnitSherlock on February 18, 2010 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Scarf & Hat finished!

I am so excited I finished the Dimple Shale Lace Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/projects/beefi8/dimple-shale-lace-scarf {pattern from KnitPicks) Friday. I started the Robin's Egg Blue hat http://www.ravelry.com/projects/beefi8/robins-egg-blue-hat and have it finished today. The mittens are Easy Stripe Mittens by Laurie Kynaston.…

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Added by Tammie Pfeiffer on February 14, 2010 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

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