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Long time no chat.

Hi Everyone!

Long time no chat.  Sorry about that.  Well, I got a new job after about 24 yrs with my old company.  Not only that, but I am in the process of relocating to Northwestern Wisconsin!  I'm currently staying with my sister until I can find a place to rent that allows cats.  Then I can put my townhouse in IL up for sale/rent.  Whew...

I am now the new PC Support Tech for the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand, WI.  The only one but it is a small hospital.  My mom's…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on July 13, 2013 at 3:57pm — 5 Comments

Some UFO's are done!

I completed two projects before heading on my holiday vacation trip.

One is this "cabin" afghan I started back in 2007:

The second one is a scarf/cowl I made for my daughter's dorm roommate:…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on January 3, 2013 at 4:58pm — 3 Comments

I'm still here, barely...

I just wanted to post that I am still here and doing well.  Sorry I have been "very" quiet but work has been very busy lately.  I have a new boss and some new responsibilities to learn.

I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive and still knitting/crocheting/spinning.  :)

I'm working on a new sweater design - if I can figure out how to write up the final part of it...


Added by KnitterGirl39 on December 4, 2012 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

My Ada Lovelace Mitts are on KP's IDP site!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you know my new pattern is now available on Knit Picks site!  WooHoo!

The pattern is called:  Ada Lovelace Mitts and can be found here.  I hope you like them.

Added by KnitterGirl39 on July 19, 2012 at 11:48am — 6 Comments

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

Yesterday I met up with a fellow Knit Picks Community friend, Karen Pike, at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair. It was great to finally meet in person. There were so many vendor booths with many different art forms filled with interesting items. There were several that had live bunnies. One even had some baby ones and I got to hold one. They are so cute and cuddly.

We saw many different kinds of spindles including this large one.  (I thought of Cheryl…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on June 23, 2012 at 11:52am — 4 Comments

What I have been working on lately

What I have been working on:

Back in October I created a ‘meet-up’  at work for others who knit or crochet.  There were 8 of us that showed up.  We meet approx every other week in the cafeteria at work on Wednesday nights.

In February the Knit Picks Community had a Virtual Spin-In.  This is what I spun during that weekend:  Polworth wool in the Petrified colorway by CloudLover.  I got 138 yards in a 2-ply at a Worsted…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on February 25, 2012 at 3:51pm — 22 Comments

Yarn Bombing in Waukesha, WI

Went to Waukesha Saturday to do some last minute Carroll college stuff with my DD and saw some Yarn…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on August 8, 2011 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

Wow, sure has been a LONG time since I last posted a blog.

I have been busy with work and some knitting, crocheting, and spinning things. 

My Knitting:

I designed some fingerless Mitts (Horseshoe Mani Mitts) to match my Horseshoe Pedi Socks.  Completed my first shawl (…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on August 2, 2011 at 9:02am — 4 Comments

Anyone in Midwest Interested...

The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is June 24th - 26th at the Illinois Lake County Fair Grounds.

Herea list of the workshops still available.  Some spinning ones have Abby Franquemont.

Some knitting ones have Franklin Habit.

Just wanted anyone in the…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on June 15, 2011 at 1:58pm — 4 Comments

Attended Sheep in the City 2011!

This past weekend I attended the Sheep in the City Getaway 2011!

Friday:  I took the Beginner’s Drop Spindle class which was taught by a wonderful instructor named:  Lindsay O’Neill.  She was great!  I bought some BFL from a vendor and an Ashford spindle in the class and made a cute little skein. She walked us through making a single.  Next we took it off the spindle using an empty toilet paper roll to make a center pull ball.  Then we plied it using the spindle which…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on February 28, 2011 at 3:39pm — 24 Comments

Just wanted to share

I found this site with such wonderful sweaters on it - you can either purchase the completed sweaters or buy the patterns either in kits (with the wool yarn) or just the patterns.  The Site is called:  Nordic Store - Wool

The pattern books you can look through online to see what items are in each book (using the Click Here link in each book's description page).  The…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on February 15, 2011 at 11:12am — 13 Comments

"I'm back again, I know y'all miss me" ~ song 'Cuz I Can' by Pink

Hi Everyone!


It has again, been a while since my last posting.  I have been really busy…


I found a house, made an offer which was accepted.  Closed on Dec 15th and moved out on Dec 27th.  I finally felt I had the place unpacked enough to have a House Warming Party last weekend.  Woot!  My friend Tony took a bunch of pictures at the party and put them up on FaceBook.  If you are on FB you can see a link from my profile page to see.  I’ll…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on February 10, 2011 at 8:38am — 38 Comments

Question: Which KP yarn to substitute with?

Which KP yarn would be a good substitute to use in place of Lion Brand Homespun?

I have a crochet pattern I am creating for an easy afghan but would like to use KP yarn instead of LB Homespun. I am hoping someone can suggest one for me.

Its weight is: Category# 5 Bulky

and suggested gauge is:

Knit: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4" (10cm) on size 10 (6mm) needles

Crochet: 10 sc and 10 rows = 4" (10cm) with size… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on November 23, 2010 at 10:36am — 11 Comments

What I have been up to lately

I have been really busy lately. The one project at work is finally DONE! Now we have to get out an emergency patch by the end of the year to fix some issues. Will it ever end? hehe

My new spindle and matching fiber came along with a second spindle w/fiber as a gift! What a pleasant surprise that was. :)

I tested out the gift spindle/fiber last night and this was what I have so far. It… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on November 9, 2010 at 6:46pm — 10 Comments

Time to unwind!

Ahhh, finally some time or myself to unwind a bit and actually write a blog.

I have been very busy lately with work on this one “pain in the bootie” application release. Needs to be in production by Oct 15th and I’m hoping we make it.

I have been trying to knit every chance I get (like during conference calls when at home at night). I did call and take the time for a Spinning lesson/class with a lady I found about an hour from me last Saturday morning. She owns the…


Added by KnitterGirl39 on October 11, 2010 at 3:20pm — 6 Comments

Ottlite sale

Hi All! This is just a quick posting because I couldn't remember where I read some of you chattin' about Ottlites. I got an email stating that is having a Web Sale - about 50% off Ottlites :) Just had to share :)
Sale page is here...

Added by KnitterGirl39 on September 29, 2010 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Lots to do lately...

I have been very busy lately between my fiber love, work project and house hunting.

I made a couple orders with KP lately and this is what I got:

  • Starting at the Top Left and the Top Center are for making 2 sweaters {when I get the time :) }
  • Top Right: Spinning book (Intentional…

Added by KnitterGirl39 on August 24, 2010 at 7:05pm — 39 Comments


Just wanted to update everyone on a non-knitting matter - I found a condo in WI and am putting a bid in today for it. Here is the listing on if anyone is interested.

Can't you see my new spinning wheel sitting next to the fireplace?

I have my fingers crossed they accept my bid...

Added by KnitterGirl39 on July 27, 2010 at 7:41am — 15 Comments

I got a new toy...

I got a new toy tonight! Something I have been wanting for a long time now. I got me a Spinning Wheel! :)

It is an Ashford Traveler.

spinning wheel 1

spinning wheel 2

spinning wheel 3 Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on July 16, 2010 at 7:30pm — 57 Comments

Sock Summit 2011 in Portland, OR

I just found out the Sock Summit is 2011 in Portland, OR in July (28th - 31st).

Wouldn't it be fun to be able to go and meet up somewhere there - Knit Picks Community Meet-up! Not to mention actually meeting the Knit Picks Team! :)

Just thought I would share in case someone didn't know yet of when and where it will be. :)

Added by KnitterGirl39 on July 15, 2010 at 6:16am — 17 Comments

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