I'm making some socks and have a deadline of the end of the month to post them. I have 1.5 done so think I can get them finished in time. This is the first project where I've done stranded work so it's a challenge to get the tension right. I can get the first sock on ok, so hopefully that means I'm not doing too bad. Luckily the yarn is sport weight, as I'm a fairly slow knitter.…
Added by Janet Kelley on January 26, 2010 at 8:51pm —
Added by Nancy on January 25, 2010 at 7:14am —
Well I been sitting here knitting away for a couple of hours and all most finished my son's blankie. I am calling it a rush job as we have a little problem. He has torn up his blankie that his Gran made before he was born and he is more then a little upset. You see Chrissie my youngest has down syndrome and at the age of is 11 is still trying to grow out of the terrible two's so to speak. He never sleeps with out his blankie which he has carried every where since he was born. His twin sister… Continue
Added by Didomum on January 25, 2010 at 12:16am —
Where can I find patterns with Intarsia or Fair Isle dog breed motifs? I certainly willing to purchase such material.
Added by Nita J. Haas on January 22, 2010 at 9:02am —
One of my new year's resolutions is to photograph and upload long-finished projects. Like this one...
Here's the back:
This is the Persian Poppy Waistcoat from Kaffe Fassett at the V & A
. I actually went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1988 and met Kaffe Fassett, who was giving a talk there. He left California years ago to visit a friend in England, and ended… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2010 at 11:06am —
I made hats, booties, and cloths for the orphanages of China.
This will be the first batch of several during the Love's Challenge 2010 being held until JUNE of 2010.
You can find more information at
Added by Dana Jonsgaard on January 19, 2010 at 8:41pm —
Today was the 3rd Annual AOFG Anniversary Party Meeting - the guild was formed in January 2007. It began with a few local women with an interest in fiber animals, and all of the different techniques for using these animals fibers. It has been a learning experience, and a fun experience for us all. This year the guild has really grown... not only in numbers, but in our out reach to the community. We participated in the Gallipolis Art in the Park, showcasing our fiber animals, and the different… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 16, 2010 at 4:26pm —
Here are DD and I, sitting on the couch at DBIL's house, while our family members are snowshoeing.
I was thinking about my New Year's Resolutions for 2009 and my knitting goals for 2010 while finishing up the knitting of the "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" from Mason-Dixon Knitting
I still need to weave or darn in the ends and put the ribbon on. DD had her knitting,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 8, 2010 at 8:12am —
A little late, but better than never. Here's the second sock about 1/2…
Added by EdwardRad on January 7, 2010 at 9:17pm —
When I left you last, I had just finished Miss Sunshine.
Hopefully the weather will hold off a bit, and we can have our Annual Fiber Guild Anniversary Party this Saturday so that I can deliver her to her rightful owner, Guild Leader Marlene. We have snow forecast off and on all week, with temperatures in the 20's during the day.
On Christmas Eve I cast on an Alpaca Scarf for me! I haven't knit too much, but at least it is… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 4, 2010 at 8:35am —
This has been a roller-coaster week! First, my birthday is the day after Christmas. We went to No Worries for breakfast--DH, DS2, DS2's girlfriend, DD, Joanie and I. Here's what I got from DH for Christmas:
It's the Knitter's Handy Carry-all kit, the scale and the Options needle stand from KP, and two more hanks of alpaca yarn. I think I'll try the Ivo socks from the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
To all the knitters and spinners at the Knitting Community: Merry Christmas, and I hope you have a great extended weekend with friends, family, knitting and spinning!
Our DS2 is visiting. Saturday morning he and DH went snowshoeing with our pups, Rocky and Sunny.
Here's what it looked like at our party Saturday night. The cute guy in the tuxedo is my DH! We had a nice time,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 24, 2009 at 8:00am —
I was trying to write a Christmas poem, but it got just too involved to continue... plus it stopped rhyming after the second stanza.
I finished my Christmas Knitting at 6;30 pm on December 22... just in time to deliver all of the family gifts to my in-laws tomorrow.
My last project was the Socks from Ivo for my DS. I made a few alterations in the pattern to allow for the yarn I had on hand, but I think they look fine just the same.…
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on December 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
I'd rather knit or spin than shop, that's for sure. I had to have a nice, long skirt for the holiday party this coming Saturday, though, so off I went. Here's what I'd rather be working on:
It's the Montana Tote, like the one Susan BLK made. Like hers, mine is destined to be a diaper bag.
So back to the shopping. I found a nice silk skirt that would go with my metallic gold turtleneck and my Landscape Shawl. I checked the thrift… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 17, 2009 at 5:42pm —
About a year ago I started working at a wonderful place called Green Chimneys
. I work in David Hall which is a residential treatment facility for boys who require 24 hour supervision and support for their psychiatric difficulties. In the course of my work there I introduced knitting to some of the adolescent boys. As a new knitter I am really enthusiastic… Continue
Added by Carol Meissner on December 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
It has been a busy week. Physical therapy for thumb one day and for neck and shoulder the next, rinse and repeat!
I managed to almost finish my BSJ! I can't sew it up yet, because I'm unable to hold a needle with my splint on, and I'm not allowed to do anything but my exercises with it off. I have to get some buttons anyway, and we don't know the gender of the wearer yet. I think I will do something with the neck edge, too. The yarn is… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 9, 2009 at 6:49pm —
This is the problem:
Thanksgiving dinner was at my friend Barbara's. (Actually, I have several friends named Barbara.) She has a knitting problem and asked my help. I sort of have an idea of how to solve it, but I promised Barb I would share her project with the best knitting minds in the world. Her non-knitting friend saw… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I'm knitting! Well, sort of. Some of you will remember that I had a cast put on my right hand to protect my thumb from injury while it recovers from its recent surgery. (Three weeks ago today, but who's counting?) I've been spinning up a storm since getting the cast on. Here's some finished yarn:
It's the chocolate alpaca I bought from Linda. More on that later.
Some of you may know that my DD is expecting her first baby. [Happy… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 24, 2009 at 11:30am —
I'm a newbie to the Knitting Community and would love to get my feelers out there with regard to test knitting opportunities.... who is looking for test knitters, how can i be involved, etc.
Looking forward to connecting in this forum.
Added by Molly J Walter on November 12, 2009 at 10:17am —
The spinning group is up again after a summer hiatus. We met yesterday. Here's Rita, one of the participants. I met her at the Alpaca Days a few weeks back:
Recognize Rita's bag? She did the alternate variation in the same colorway as mine, and she did the strap as written. She also spins and weaves. We had our spinning meeting yesterday at Linda's Blue Moon Ranch. Most of us brought our wheels. I got to meet Kathleen, who has suri… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 30, 2009 at 7:30am —