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Susan the Blue Lake Knitter's Blog – April 2009 Archive (10)

Susan the Blue Lake Knitter

As several of you have noted, I changed my picture today.

I suppose some explanation is necessary...

When I first joined the Knitting Community a year or so ago, I tried to design this picture, but just couldn't get it done as quickly as I wanted.

I used an old (about 8 years old) of me fishing. That was appropriate because until I learned to knit, my first love was fishing. Of course, now that pass time comes in a weak second to knitting...

Anyway to… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 30, 2009 at 5:28pm — 5 Comments

Finished Montavilla Market Tote

This evening I finished the Montavilla Market Tote. A fun, and fairly fast knit. This is going to be a part of my Knitted Care Package to my daughter and her children for Mother's day... I still have a few items to complete, but they are really quick.

Montavilla Market Tote:

Here is a close up of the lace work... the yarn in the bag is Red WotA that I will be using for my next Hemlock Ring Blanket.…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 27, 2009 at 6:08pm — 11 Comments

Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild Fun

I took a brief break from my knitting this afternoon to attend out monthly Fiber Guild meeting. We are making plans for community service projects, our June retreat, and trying desperately to increase our membership. Today we learned about micron count of fibers, and the other factors that go into the make up of our animal fiber yarns. Several of the members raise angora goats, sheep, and alpacas for their fiber. Here are some pictures of home spun yarns from these natural… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Two More Items Finished

Before casting on my second Linday sock, I needed a little mindless knitting. I had purchased some of the New Simply Cottom in Ginger and knit this Shower Cloth, that I will gift to my daughter as a Mother's Day gift (of course I'll add some nice bath products.

Here is a close up of the texture.

Finally, I had two partial balls of yarn left over from the socks for my daughter in… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 21, 2009 at 5:26pm — 12 Comments

Textured Shawl Recipe

I completed the Textured Shawl Recipe in the wee hours of this morning. For some reason I could not sleep, so I knit on this shawl. I finally finished it. I have also included a closeup of the textured portion of the shawl.

Pattern: Textured Shawl Recipe (on Ravelry)

yarn: Comfy Bulky in Cutlass

Needles: Size 10.5 (US)…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 18, 2009 at 3:07pm — 12 Comments

Continuing Saga... knitting, knitting... untangling... ugh!!

I'm still working on my Cookie A, Lindsay sock (#1 of 2), and only need to knit about another inch or so of the pattern before knitting the garter stitch short roe toe... this is really a fun sock... and not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. The k4tog's and ssskp's only occur every eight rows, and on the foot (top only) you only have to do two pattern repeats per row... easy peasy. Should complete sock sometime this weekend.

Textured Shawl Recipe - this is a GREAT… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 15, 2009 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

S and S

Yes, I have been knitting. I was waiting for my yarn to make my Cookie Sock Innovation Lindsay sock, and just didn't want to work on anything else. So... Knit4Many told me about a pattern she used and I liked it and had enough yarn on hand so I started here. I am knitting this Textured Shawl Recipe pattern in the new Comfy Bulky, in Cutlass.

Monday evening my yarn for the socks showed up, so I tried a test swatch -… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 9, 2009 at 5:32pm — 6 Comments

Care Package/Belated Birthday Gift

Received the care package from my daughter today. It included the 1979 edition of the Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery by Margaret Graves Ryan, illustrated by Marta Cone (illustrations are hand drawn)... a very interesting item for my library.

Yarn: Blue Ridge Yarns (VA), Pima Paints, in Rain Forest and Inca Alpapa, in violet…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 4, 2009 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

I Love Knitting for my Grandchildren because...

Wednesday my daughter called to chat a while... in the course of the conversation she told me that all of the children were discussing what grandma was going to knit for them next. The youngest told her that she couldn't wait to have a bunch of knitted stuff, and she would wear it all at the same time, even if the colors didn't match.

I finished the toe up socks for the daughter in law yesterday... washing and blocking... today we have to be in their town anyway, so I plan on… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 3, 2009 at 2:57am — 3 Comments

Toe Up Socks Finished

Finished the two up socks today. My DIL said to make then ankle length... so this are according to her specifications. My neighbor tried them on so that I could get a good pic on feet

And to verify our weather, the final photo is called Spring Time in Ohio

Temperatures today in the 60s, tomorrow's forecast calls for… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 1, 2009 at 1:05pm — 10 Comments

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