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January 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Colors for knit dolls

I am knitting some dolls for a diversity project.I want to have a more realistic feel to the colors and many variations to promote the diversity of color even within ones own ethnic race.

I need some yarn color suggestions for; Caucasian/European, Asian, Southeast Asian (Indian/Thai) and those of African ancestry. 

I need the colors in animal fiber for I will be felting the dolls.

Any and all help will greatly appreciated.

Wanda

Added by Wanda Whiteside on January 30, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

High Fiber—Fast Forward to February

The Sundance Film Festival is over. The celebs have left town, and only the skiers are left. It was fun volunteering, especially with such great fellow volunteers, like Bev (my supervisor):



We've seen some great films. To check them out, see the Sundance website.

I worked long hours, and even though I took my knitting, I didn't get as much other stuff done. On my day…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—More Baby Projects

Since my last blog post, I have started two new knitting projects and made a start on Daphne's "I-spy" quilt.



If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Warming UP

Slow starter?  Yes.  Couldn't log back on to Knitpicks, no idea why, but here I am today, still with my crazy idea of becoming a knitter (there has to be a more lovely word than 'knitter' ~ *note to self...browse other blogs and find out what people who knit call themselves*)  ahem...person who knits.

Anyhoo, I like to warm up, so I learned a little granny square (with a crochet hook, obviously) so that I could learn to manage one little stick before working my way up to 2...and it's…

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Added by Annie Comfort on January 21, 2012 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Obsession

The past week has seen me obsessed with colorwork.



I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Another Year Has Passed

Hello, my fellow knitters and spinners.  Again, I feel I’ve been remiss in keeping you informed on my fiber activities.  Before Christmas I was too busy with Christmas knitting.  Then after Christmas I had a few scheduled projects and baby knitting for baby Will, who will show up about the middle of February.  And now, I’m just happily knitting away, and being too lazy to blog.  I should be whipped!

When I left you, I had nearly finished with my Christmas knitting, but you probably…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 15, 2012 at 7:53pm — 9 Comments

Mitts of Steal - What a Beautiful Charity Project

THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN UPDATED JANUARY 15, 2012 TO PROVIDE UPDATED TAGS. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DONATED MITTS TO TWO LOCATIONS IN THE PORTLAND OREGON AREA. AS OF THIS DATE WE HAVE A RAVELRY MEMBER ORGANIZING DONATIONS TO THE APPLETON WI AREA. WE HAVE ALSO HAD REQUESTS FOR MORE MITTS IN THE PORTLAND AREA.  SO PLEASE CONSIDER DONATIONS. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE…

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Added by cherylbwaters on January 15, 2012 at 3:26pm — 59 Comments

2012 Mystery Crochet Along

Mystery Crochet Along - 2012 Edition

Added by mlourdes on January 14, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Success with colorwork

 

Thank you everyone for your help with my colorwork project. It took me a while to get use to knitting with both hands but I think I'm getting use to it. I had a problem with this hat pattern. I didn't see where there was a K 2 tog decrease. You couldn't see it on the dark pattern I had. Luckly my…

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Added by Yarn Basket on January 9, 2012 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—FOs and New Starts

In spite of a bad cold, I finished Zachary's BSJ.



DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:

It's the  F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

Need help

Hello,

This is my first knitting pattern and I need help with the following part.

Thank you.

Dar!

"

Change to 4mm needles.

Cont in st-st shaping sides by dec 1 st at each end of next and 

4 foll 4th throws. 

86 [92, 96, 102, 108, 116, 122, 128] sts.

Work 9 rows straight.

Inc 1 st at each end of next and 4 foll 8th rows.

96 [102, 106, 112, 118, 126, 132, 138]…

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Added by Cantave on January 7, 2012 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

Big Changes

Well, here it is, 2012, and life is changing in some Big Ways at my house. First of all, that three years to DH's retirement was cut down to--no years. His employer is doing some "downsizing," and offered early retirement packages. With a choice of retiring, moving back to Washington, DC, or possibly getting laid off, retirement was certainly the best option. Not to mention, we've been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to Get Out of Dodge and run away to our retirement property, which we…

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Added by Freelance on January 4, 2012 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Holidays, Part Two

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! I did! A few of us also had a birthday. This was my birthday haul:



Not in the photo are a gift card from Barnes and Noble, a bud vase that looks like knitting and a share in a  Knitters Gift Basket from Heifer International. It includes a llama, an alpaca, a sheep and an angora rabbit. What a great gift! There is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

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