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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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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:



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…


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.…


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…

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!…


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 {pattern from KnitPicks) Friday. I started the Robin's Egg Blue hat and have it finished today. The mittens are Easy Stripe Mittens by Laurie Kynaston.…


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

Gearing Up for Opening Ceremonies

Just a day and a few hours remain until the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, and I'm feverishly getting ready for my participation in the Ravelympics. I've been spinning white baby alpaca to make the Landscape Shawl for the event "Fleece to FO Long Track." Here's what I plied last night:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2010 at 9:04am — 8 Comments

A finished scarf and a new hat!

I finished the scarf for Tails of Hope Foundation 10,000 scarves by Nov1. I used fun fur by itself without a carry along, and I love the feel of it...I wanted to give it an animal look of sorts...but I think I got a caterpillar instead...LOL…


Added by Dana Jonsgaard on February 10, 2010 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Scarf for new challenge

I love Fun Fur and most novelty yarns. I knit with it and crochet with I am knitting on size 11. The scarf is going to a challenge for a good friend of mine. Linda Blick of Tails of Hope Foundation, Inc. The foundation helps families with pet loved ones with cancer and related life threatening diseases. The challenge runs from Feb 1 to Nov 1 2010. Up to 10,000 scarves are needed.…


Added by Dana Jonsgaard on February 2, 2010 at 6:28am — 2 Comments

Time for a new show. Baby brother flying. What a rush!

Back seat driving is fun too! Note to self: don't drink coffee before Dave takes you up. White one with red nose and wingtips and tw-52 call sign. What fun! You CAN knit while… Continue

Added by Sewcrazy aka Sharon Kill on January 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Karin Tote Progress

As several of you know, I cast on for the Karin Tote the other day. Well, I finished knitting the bottom and ends of the bag on Monday...

Being all stockinette stitch, it is hard to get a good pic before blocking, but you get the idea.

Yesterday I decided to do the strap and thereby finish all regular knitting... now I have enough knitting time invested that I cannot let the cabled sides intimidate me.

Well, I… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 27, 2010 at 12:23pm — 29 Comments

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