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February 2011 Blog Posts (42)


Taking some time away from my sock, knitting has been great , I kinda of go crazy trying to knit everything in site and lucky for the knitting I only have 2 hand and not a whole lof time to knit.If only i discover this hobby or addication when I was single with nothing to do with my time of cause at the time there wasn't much to do for knitter's as far as pattern and yarn. 


But with kids and light bill ,sleep,eat 2 hands don't leave me time to do enough of knitting work image…


Added by gloria rivera on February 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No 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

High Fiber--Sarak's Visit Part 2 and More Fiber Fun!

This is my last week with Sarak. DH took her skiing. 

Don't they look cute together? (for more on Sarak, see last week's blog.)

We have had a lot of snow in the past week After a snowstorm we often see moose checking out the roads for salt. Here's one Rocky let me know about:

I couldn't get any closer. They don't see well, and any movement makes them… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 28, 2011 at 6:55am — 39 Comments

Fiddle Knits Pattern Sale!

I don't really think it's completely appropriate to be posting sales on my patterns through the Knit Picks Community blog. However, I really want to reach out and let as many people that follow Fiddle Knits Designs as I can know about this pattern sale. My boyfriend and I are *finally* getting close to moving and I'm doing a little…

Added by Erica Jackofsky on February 26, 2011 at 11:08am — 3 Comments

Rainbow Socks

Hello Everyone,

Last weekend I finished up these socks that I started a long time ago - like way back last May after I received my order of the new Felici.  My Mom really liked the Rainbow colour, so I thought I'd make her some socks.  However, they ended up getting pushed to the sidelines for one reason or another.  She'd mention them from time to time, but I…


Added by Raili on February 25, 2011 at 5:23pm — 6 Comments

Knitting Party coming up - Saturday, March 5th - everyone welcome

Hi everyone!

Just thought to let you know I'm planning another virtual Knitting Party, a week Saturday from now. That'll be March 5th.

I'd be thrilled if anyone would join in. No specific plan yet - I've always got lots on my needles and am starting to realise I've also got a few UFOs again.

DH has also just reminded me that I've got the night off - meaning he's on a rare night out. So I may well be able to stay up for longer than usual. YEAY




Added by Mrs. K on February 23, 2011 at 2:41pm — 117 Comments

Works in Progress

I only have one project I am working on, it doesn't happen too often that I don't have multiple projects going on at once. I am working on finishing on domino sock. I started this project well over a month ago and it is time I get it finished. I am almost done, I have a pic on my blog.



Added by Julie Huston on February 23, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – And Sometimes I Just Spin

I knit every day.  I have for several years and I love to knit… but sometimes I get in a spinning mode and just cannot stop spinning.


Several weeks ago, our guild leader Marlene asked me to help her with a project.  She had recently received batches of processed Wensleydale fiber from her own sheep.  Wensleydale sheep have some of the longest locks of any sheep breed.  And they are super curly… I used some of these on two hats for my grandsons for Christmas. …


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 22, 2011 at 1:06pm — 113 Comments

Updated Market Bag

Updated Market Bag
Another free crochet… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on February 22, 2011 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Stashbusting Goals

I have a feeling those over there at KP would not like to hear about stashbusting (unless it's KP yarn, I suppose,) but I just read through about 8 pages of posts over on the StashBusters! Group and I am determined to set some goals for the rest of 2011.  Lofty goals I probably have no time to conquer, but with the help of donations to nursing homes or Salvation Army, etc. it is doable. Here it goes:

1)  Buy no more yarn until I have all my stash fitting in one large tub.  (You should…


Added by PurlGirl on February 22, 2011 at 5:55am — 18 Comments

Hubby's gone so I am Dyeing Alone!

The Arctic Cold Front in West Texas is now a not so fond memory.  The weather is warming up, but it is still technically Winter here, and the phones are silent.  So Mark decided to take a week and drive off to his mistress, FiFi, who now lives in Addison and with whom he has not spent any time since before the Holidays just past. (FYI: FiFi is a vintage B-29 Plane but still....)  So on Valentine's Day I…


Added by Ramona on February 21, 2011 at 9:02am — 3 Comments

High Fiber--Sarak's Visit Part 1

Sarak was with us for Valentine's Day:

Sarak, for people who don't listen to The Knit Wits Podcast (, is an aborted attempt by Carin (the Knit) to make a Christmas stocking for an acquaintance. Carin eventually made the stocking using other yarn, but this little piece of knitting history is now on tour, and currently with me in Park City, UT. The name was… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

Busy Bees at our house!

And a couple of wonderful sights, as well.

This is the mountain we see to the northwest out our livingroom window every day.  Several views of it are in Cowgirl's album, but I thought this one was 'a little different' enough to share it with you.



This next photo was taken out…


Added by Nutty4Knitting on February 18, 2011 at 9:00pm — 47 Comments

Tea Party Monkeys

Hello Everyone,



I finally finished my Tea Party Monkeys today!!  I'm super happy with how they turned out, and I'm so excited to wear them :)  After finishing my Sunday Swing socks back in January, I've developed a new appreciation of wearing hand knit socks; so I'm…


Added by Raili on February 18, 2011 at 3:53pm — 4 Comments

Snowflake Cloche

The Snowflake Cloche
Stay warm through… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on February 18, 2011 at 6:02am — 1 Comment

Almost to the end of the Red Scarf

I have 2 more repeats of the pattern for the center of the scarf, and then I can do the Lace Edge on both ends.  I just wound my second ball of the red, so raring to go.  My daughter was looking through the Estonia Lace book and foun d a scarf/shawl in a triangular pattern that she likes, it is the Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern, very pretty, and has already picked out the laceweight yarn from my stash, a lt. blue, from Alpaca with a Twist, Fino, weight.  Of course she would pick the most…


Added by Janet on February 17, 2011 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Catching up with my friends

Hi girls,

Sorry there has been no posting this past week.  Last Tuesday, I had some major bleeding issues due to my chemo therapy and was hospitalized.  So I have been silent since the 8th, lol, Janet quiet????  Anyway, just got home this afternoon and raring to go with more knitting.  So now I have to get busy with washing and blocking some scarves and shawls that I promised to get pics up and put on my blog.  It will take me a few more days, but will be posting them soon.  I am also…


Added by Janet on February 15, 2011 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

Round Dishcloths

Show off some round dishcloths I did a few weeks ago. I wrote out a pattern and can  be found on my blog:…


Added by Julie Huston on February 15, 2011 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

Finally Some Finished Projects!

Hello Knitters,


I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but a while ago I was getting quite overwhelmed with all my WIPs.  My Mom noticed this and made the suggestion that I start limiting the new projects I add and start finishing up all the ones I already have going.  I thought that was a brilliant plan (although a bit not so fun to stick to when you want to start somethig new right away....especially with all the cute new patterns out there) but I've been doing my best to…


Added by Raili on February 15, 2011 at 12:01pm — 6 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

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