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Susan the Blue Lake Knitter's Blog – October 2009 Archive (6)

More FO's

I only have about two months before Christmas, and I am trying like MAD to get all of the gifts knitted in time. My spinning has really cut into my time, but I love spinning so much, that I just have to do what I can do.

I also took nearly an entire day to meet one of my good online KP friends - but that was well worth the time. Yes, Carol, I am talking about you!

I have finished two projects during the past two days. One is a scarf that I imagined using Palette... Salsa… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 25, 2009 at 8:42pm — 15 Comments

KP Friends Meet - only one picture (oops)

Until today, I have never personally met any of the people I have talked with on the Knitting Community. We all consider ourselves good friends, but only via the internet highway. I learned a few weeks ago that one of my KP friends, Carol Meissner, was coming to Ohio to visit with her sister this week for the big Pumpkin Festival in Centerville, OH - about 3 hours from my house. She invited me to meet her at a half way point for breakfast, and arranged a private shopping experience at a new… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

FOs, Knit and Spin

I have had these projects done for several days, but our weather has been cloudy and overcast for days… and all attempts to get a “good picture” indoors have met with total failure. Today I finally have some sunshine, and in spite of the cool day, am able to get good shots of my FO’s

First for the knittin’

I have completed two Christmas gift projects:

My version of Fetching Mittens. Let me say that this is a wonderful pattern! Love the simple cables, love the fact… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 18, 2009 at 11:07am — 29 Comments

Susan Also Knits

I have been talking a lot lately about spinning, dyeing wool, etc. But I've been knitting too, and I have the pictures to prove it.

The first finished baby item: My Simply Cotton Hooded Receiving Blanket/Spa Towel

My husbands alpaca socks, he agreed to model them for me:

Made from locally grown and processed 100% alpaca.

And finally this is the latest Christmas… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 12, 2009 at 8:36am — 13 Comments

What I Did With My Recently Dyed Wool

I don't imagine you recognize this fiber... it is the four colors of Polypay wool that I dyed last Saturday. Looks pretty good all carded and smoothe, doesn't it?

When my friend and guild leader Marlene saw the dyed fiber she was really impressed. And she asked if I would like to come and spin at the Bob Evans Farm Festival, in Rio… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — 106 Comments

Time for Susan to Experiment with Dyeing

Peggy and Barbara have both blogged about their recent (and past) experiments with dyeing. I have read, researched, reread, drilled Peggy about how she did her dyeing.... OK, now it's my turn! This week I found an inexpensive stainless steel pot ( I think I'm going to like this), stocked up on food coloring (a box of 4, plus black), then measured 4 4-oz packages of Polypay wool. This is some of the wool I was given early in the summer, and am just now getting around to playing with it. After my… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 3, 2009 at 1:44pm — 18 Comments

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