Here's a hint: It's made of corn.
*Actual content coming soon (and patterns!!)*
Added by EdwardRad on March 21, 2009 at 12:03pm —
Meet my class. I teach a class at the local yarn shop where I work.
The class is always full and the students are a lot of fun to have in the class. Each is skilled in the basics of knitted and are progressing in their skills with each new project they take on. One of my students is also a crocheter. She spends her class time improving her crochet skills.
I took some pictures of their works in progress and their finished… Continue
Added by Domestic Arts on March 19, 2009 at 10:28am —
I am so excited at my first order from KP. I got the book Lace Style and it is beautiful. I am a beginner at lace knitting. I am wondering at what would be an easy shawl to do. This one has 2 lovely ones, but they seem way out of my league. Is there a group here that works on Lace knitting? I so love the estonian shawls that curve around your body.
Added by Fibersofgrace on March 17, 2009 at 7:36pm —
Well, I have a new addiction. I may have to give up wine entirely, and not just for Lent! Thanks, KP, for the Entrelac KAL! (BTW, "Entre nous" means "between you and me." That's about the limit of my French! I studied German.)
I already have about 6" done. So much fun! First you make a row of half triangles. It looks really strange:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 13, 2009 at 8:25pm —
I haven't kept this up to date because I have started my own blog
I would love for you to go over and read!
Added by Julie on March 12, 2009 at 7:13am —
The weather here on the Oregon coast has been jumping through hoops. One day last week, we had rain, snow, sunshine, cloudy skies, semi-cloudy skies with a little bit of sunshine. The only thing we have not had lately is high wind. But it is all good weather to sit inside and knit while an old movie is playing.
Yesterday, I was a good kid and got a cap almost topped off. Have 3 more to top off and get ready to go to Shorebirds. I have been working so hard on… Continue
Added by Granny LJ on March 11, 2009 at 9:10am —
After... what... two weeks of procrastinating and sabotage, I finally took scissors to the Sampler and performed surgery on my Sampler. It now has its final element installed: an Afterthought Pocket, a la Elizabeth Zimmerman and grateful thanks to the KnitPicks tutorial video for the kitchener stitch moral support. I probably could have done it by myself, but I wanted the "security" of actually seeing it done before I wrapped up the last task.
As with every other task in the Sampler,… Continue
Added by Elianastar on February 23, 2009 at 9:30pm —
You may have seen me in my Fair-Isle cardigan on my blog and during the Speed-knitting KAL. People have asked me if I knitted it myself. No, it was a thrift-store find for $5.
I was looking for a stranded knit to felt and make a bag out of, when I was attracted by the colors in this cardigan. When I took it off the rack, I realized that it would probably fit me (it… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 22, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Yes, KP duty is an important part of knitting! I keep in touch with my knitting group by e-mail between meetings, which we have once a month. That means I do a lot of knitting in front of my laptop, connected to the internet.
One advantage of the knitting group is that when one of us wants to order something from Knit Picks--say an inexpensive item, like one… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 19, 2009 at 1:58pm —
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day. Karen and I did some photographing in the morning and then she went to her shop. I sat and knit. On Saturday, we went to Lincoln City and I got some new yarn at Nestucca Bay Yarns. So yesterday afternoon I had my face in some of the new yarn. Have a cap cast on and the ribbing and about 2 inches of the body done.
I was busy watching the new cap develop and the phone rang. It was from my neighbor, Karen, and my friend and… Continue
Added by Granny LJ on February 16, 2009 at 10:12am —
Truthfully, I think I prefer cables to lace, but I surprised myself this week by picking out a lace pattern and figuring it out on my own!
I've been intending to give lace a shot for a couple of months now, and the eyelet hearts that were Vogue's Stitch of the Week
pattern last week were so sweet and innocent-looking, I thought to myself, "Why not try to… Continue
Added by Angela on February 13, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Yay!!!! I just finished the Pine socks!!!! *happy dancing again*
Now they are going for their bath and will be gifted tomorrow. Yipee!!
Pictures to follow later.........Hope you had a great day.
Added by Knit4Many on February 12, 2009 at 3:09pm —
Well my knitting club is going great! Kids that wouldn't ordinarily talk to each other are having great conversations around the table knitting and weaving!!!! This is for 7th and 8th grade kids....my two boys 9 and 13 year old stay in the room and are in the mist of weaving scarves (of course a little pushing from mom-well since I am their ride home, haha!), and it ranges from 2 to 6 girls at a time- and it rotates a little, a couple hadn't made it ever Wednesday. I even have a mom of one of… Continue
Added by dinasmiles2 on February 8, 2009 at 12:04pm —
I got it!!! Yay!! What did I get? My Knit Picks order of course!! Its like a mini holiday. Smiles in a box. OK getting carried away? Maybe a little, but I can't help it. The yarn I picked out for one of the shawls in Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia.. Gloss in Porcini is the perfect color for this
*doing my happy dance* use your imagination I don't have a Flip yet. Well maybe you don't really want see my happy dance. OK so I'm a little giddy… Continue
Added by Knit4Many on February 5, 2009 at 3:33pm —
Have you ever avoided doing something because you had a preconceived idea it would be too hard, too complex, too intimidating? Maybe that question should begin, "How often
have you avoided..." Have you ever wondered how many times in your life you passed up an opportunity to learn something new and fun and rewarding out of sheer fear of failure?
As I'm working my way, stitch by stitch, through the "assignments" of the Sweater Workshop Sampler I am receiving… Continue
Added by Elianastar on February 1, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I am indeed making progress on my Sipalu Bag, as you can see:
A friend and I are doing it as a local (as opposed to virtual) KAL. I'm up to row 8 on the side panel. We want to have all 17 rows of the side panel done by Wednesday, so we can move on to the welt. We'll see if that happens. I did the provisional CO using Palette in Bark, which I happened to have. (Of… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 29, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Status Report: Ripped open my KP box upon arrival. SO satisfying! LOL! My GD helped and I could hardly stop her from "petting" the four balls of Suri I'd gotten. [A ball of which looks for all the world like a multicolored "Tribble," a la "Star Trek"!] I, myself, was more transfixed with the Shine Worsted I'd bought with the intention of working my Sampler.
What an AWESOME yarn. Cotton blend? Really? THIS is a cotton blend??? SO soft and silky!!! I got two balls of Creme Brulee...… Continue
Added by Elianastar on January 29, 2009 at 11:50am —
I am giddy like a little kid on Christmas morning who just heard the sound of hooves and jingle bells on the rooftop!!! My KnitPicks order will arrive sometime today. Will probably be this afternoon or early evening before someone will go pick it up from our mail place... I do not anticipate a chimney delivery... and I will FINALLY
be able to begin my Sampler!!! YAY!!! WaHOO!!! Yippee!!! [dance of joy!]
It is, however, snowing this morning, so I hope that doesn't get in the… Continue
Added by Elianastar on January 27, 2009 at 10:30am —
I started the year blogging frequently, but have gotten so busy knitting, that I just haven't blogged (though I've been on the discussions and blogs daily adding comments and my 2 cents worth. After finishing my first Crayon bolero in 3 days (record for me) I began a pair of my famous collegiate socks, and another bolero (remember I have to knit three). Last week I learned that the yarn I needed for my next project, due in March, would be on sale through Saturday at a local chain store. We got… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 22, 2009 at 6:18am —
Well, I ended up having to frog again! This time, it was because I did
follow the directions. Only the directions I followed were from EZ's The Opinionated Knitter
. I had finished the increases for the thigh and tried it on for length. Oooo! Way too wide for my leg at that point. I checked my numbers, and they were OK. Then I checked in Knitter's Almanac
just for the heck of it. I discovered that there is some wording in the little Almanac
book that is not contained… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2009 at 10:39am —