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I am a self-taught knitter of 5 years now. I also design 99% of my projects. Designing is half the fun and knitting is the icing on the cake! I teach knitting any chance I get!! I am looking forward to being a mentor to a Senior at our local high school, who wants to learn to knit as her Senior project. How cool is that!!!! Teaching the next generation the art of knitting!!

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At 4:32pm on April 9, 2011, Shar1ford said…
Senior Project huh.  Common Threads in High Point, NC   There is a home school high school age girl who has knitted an awesome coat for her Senior Project.  Everyone gave her an A+   This pattern is beautiful and I can't even imagine knitting something that complicated when I can't even get a swatch to come out the right size! hahahaha  Hope you check this knitting shop out and look for "projects" to see this lovely coat.  Keep Knitting!!
At 4:29pm on April 9, 2011, Shar1ford said…
Hi, I hope you don't mind my asking you such a simple question, but from one who has seldom don swatches, I have now learned my lesson.  Can you tell me what I need to do if I get the right width of the gauge swatch but the length is to long 6" instead of 4"?  I am at a total loss!
At 10:45am on April 28, 2010, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Melanie, I was just thinking about you the other day. Thanks for asking, I'm doing well... and yes, keeping very busy. I hope all is well with you. ♥s
At 12:02pm on January 28, 2009, ncginger said…
Well, the thing about my husband is that, if he knitted, he would be a "project" knitter. He used to cross-stitch and would do big designs. We've got a scene from Cinderella framed that is about 18x12 completely stitched... no white space. He completed it in about 11 months. Have mercy...

He can't understand why I completely prefer to pick the pattern and the yarn and start the project, then get bored and put it down halfway through. I was exactly the same when I did cross-stitch too. Start them but seldom finish.

Project vs. process... That's the story of my life. :-)
At 11:52am on January 28, 2009, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
I've done several entrelac scarves and this vest. I only need to do three more rows of the ribbing and the vest will be done except for side seams and arm hole ribbing.

We are in the middle of a huge ice/snow storm, and I had to take my husband to the doctor this a.m. As soon as I recouperate from all that, I'm back to my knitting.
At 11:28am on January 28, 2009, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
I know it sounds stupid to everyone else, but three needle bind off, though easier, is so bulky... and this was to be on the outside. Kitchener is harder until you get pretty good at it -- which I think I am because I don't have to read the instructions every time -- and it is nearly invisible, which works good for right side BO. Love cotton yarns for dish clothes, and these placemats are turning out really good, too. One of our local name brand craft chains had the Sugar n Cream for $1 a ball. Too good to pass up.
At 8:25am on January 28, 2009, ncginger said…
Glad to know someone understands me. My husband thinks I'm nuts! :-)
At 12:20pm on January 27, 2009, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
I'm trying to finish up my entrelac vest right now. I got the shoulders connected using the Kitchener stitch instead of a three needle bind off and am working on the front ribbing. I ran into a small problem, and am fixing that now. I'll post a pic when I get this portion finished.

I'm also working on place mats using 100% cotton yarn using the log cabin blanket method - first time I've used it. I'd say I'm just a few hours away of getting to a stopping point on both.

Will probably post pics tomorrow.

Thanks for asking.
At 9:43am on January 27, 2009, ncginger said…
Hi. Yeah, I haven't been on in a while. My socks are not that much further than before due to the fact that I developed "start-itis" and began two new projects. That's what I get for trying to organize the stash. I find yarn that I'd forgotten about and have to start something "right now". :-)

Hope you're well!
At 9:36am on January 27, 2009, Carol said…
Robbinsville? Hmmm - is that close to JC Campbell Folk School? I love your projects.

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