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July 2009 Blog Posts (114)

I'm a good helper!

See, here I am helping Kate at work.

We were setting up the new sock KAL . It's really fun, you can get free patterns and show off the socks you've knit. And there are lots of knitters who've made many, many pairs of socks in the KAL, so if you run into trouble, there's probably someone who can help. I don't wear socks, but if I did, I'd join.

I'm also helping… Continue

Added by Xena on July 31, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Always knitting!

Crocheting a lot of blankets for Project Linus. Still have socks going and teaching a friend to knit them too! Making a top with Shine Sport. Hope it'll fit!

Added by Cathrine A. McClure on July 31, 2009 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

A quilting update

Remember my obsession with English Paper Piecing? Well, I have been slowly working on my two quilts. This one is going to take years because I will need hundreds of little diamonds and hexagons.

There is a very interesting Quilt-A-Long in Connecting Threads that is for Contemporary Quilts. Even though I am using my favorite feed-sack… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on July 30, 2009 at 1:36pm — 3 Comments

New video: KP employees try out Zephyr needles

We did a quick video of Angela, Nina, and Brett trying out the new Zephyr needles (with a brief cameo by…


Added by Alison on July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

New Needle Stand!

It seems like a million years ago, but I once thought that I was going to go into biological research. I got a BA in biology, worked on a prairie restoration project, was a student worker in the biology department, and did other science-y things. Instead of going on to grad school for biology, I freaked out my parents and went into a program that turns scientists into filmmakers. A… Continue

Added by Alison on July 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

We meet at last!!--Cheryl takes a great picture!!

Cheryl and cellogirl finally realized they live less than 3 miles apart!!--Borders Book store was a great place to get acquainted face to face!!--we share so many interests!!

Added by cellogirl on July 30, 2009 at 8:13am — 3 Comments


It has been a great trip, and soon we will be starting on the return trip, which won't take as long. The trip from Utah to Indiana by way of Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin was like going from A to B by way of C. Our trip home beginning Friday morning will be from B back to A, so we shouldn't take as long. It has been a great trip. The best part was the engagement of our DD (Karen) to one of the greatest guys we know (David). Seeing them happy together is a delight. Here's what they look… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 29, 2009 at 8:56pm — 5 Comments

Sneak peak at the upcoming "Gift" Knit Along

That subject line for this blog post may make it sound more interesting than it really is, but anyway...

Angela and I are going to be co-leading a "Gift" Knit Along to help everyone get through their holiday gift giving knitting.

I have already started mine and finished a couple of projects as shown in the couple of photos above. They are two kitchen towels and a sushi (spicy tuna… Continue

Added by MarciH on July 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — 18 Comments

Crazy for baking!

It all started when a friend introduced me to the Bakerella blog. I lasted a week before I was making a shopping list for baking supplies - round pans, baking sugar, butter, eggs,… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on July 29, 2009 at 11:25am — 4 Comments

Tell me again, how do I stash my Stash?

When I first started reading the knitting blogs, I noticed people had a list of Projects they were working on. Not one or two but a list of them.

Now I'm one too. I've come over to the lovely expanse of Project Opportunities.

Though I'm still working on my Rib Warmer, that might have been done if I'd just worked on it alone, I'm enchanted by the new yarns. The beautiful colors and fibers, weights and how they come together in a fabric that I create. What could be more… Continue

Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on July 28, 2009 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Chemo hat

I would like to make a hat for a cousin undergoing chemo therapy. I want it to be ultra nice, soft, with some design element to it. I have the pattern but would like to know if silk is okay for a chemo patient. Or if someone has a great hat design I would look at it, too. Thanks. I can use all the info you can give me.

Added by Linda Leone on July 28, 2009 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

Classic Lines Cardigan Tuesday

I feel like I'm back in high school! I used to make up schedules, breaking out big projects into manageable pieces and then check my progress against those small goals. I have to admit that Check-In Tuesdays had the effect of a weekly quiz. Sunday morning I… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on July 28, 2009 at 9:32am — 5 Comments

More Unbelieveable News!

I've had a busy few days. Since Friday I have been working on my alpaca Lacey Baktus. I'm nearly half finished, but wanted to share with you what a pretty scarf/shawl it is turning into. At this point I can tell that it is going to take two skeins of the alpaca, when I thought one would do it. And it will be much more like a shawl than a scarf, too. Should be at the halfway point by tomorrow, and I will know for sure the finished size. This will make a very nice Christmas gift for a very… Continue

Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 27, 2009 at 6:35pm — 17 Comments

Summer's still on!

It's been a pretty uneventful Summer around my house. No college classes for me this Summer - decided I needed some time off from school work and I'm glad I did take the time. I've been doing some knitting, mostly dishcloths and such to give as gifts, but also worked on DH's afghan while on vacation.

We went to Minnesota earlier this month where we visted family for afew days ebfore heading back home to Oklahoma and stopping at yarn shops along the way! Such fun places! I don't have a… Continue

Added by newknitter on July 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Add multiple items with one click!

Did you know that you can add multiple yarn colors to your cart with just one click?

If you're trying to plan out a fair isle sweater over your lunch break, adding each color one at a time might leave you frazzled, but you needn't wear out the "Back" button on your web browser.

Instead, enter the quantity of balls or hanks you want from each yarn color and click ANY "Add to Cart" button on the page. All of the colors you have entered a quantity for will be added to your… Continue

Added by Brett on July 27, 2009 at 10:38am — 10 Comments

keeping busy at moms 75th birthday party

susan from the local recycling group dropped off 3 bags of yarn for me to make hats for the troops. and/or blankets for animal shelter.

while at moms 75th birthday party i was able to make some hats for the soliders angels project. i think in total i got 6 made. also talked to one aunt while there and she wanted the pattern for newborn hats we make for hospital. she gave me her email and i sent her off a note last night. also told her of… Continue

Added by jbarr on July 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


My DH, DS and I had a blast at the Jersey Shore. The weather was wonderful-even a day of the drearies didn't slow us down. Bike riding, walking (and of course ice cream!) every day was great-almost wish I could do it everyday. Even managed to finish another sheep-this time for a coworker to give a friend's new baby-she bought the yarn, I made da sheep..sounds like a good deal to me! Yesterday was really nice to-even though I had to come home. Got a whole bunch of new projects ready to roll and… Continue

Added by banklady6 on July 26, 2009 at 5:17am — 3 Comments

Prayer Shawl Frenzy!!!!

I am new to this community so I thought Id let you get to know me better. My latest venture have been prayer shawls, I have now done three with two waiting in the wings. The fact that I have recently quit smoking has increased my productivity my leaps and bounds. You know what they say about idle hands;) I just recently inherited a vast amount of lace yarn on cones. Some of these cones have a whopping 6 miles of yarn on them, can you beleive it. So my natural course of action is to get into… Continue

Added by Michelle Yates on July 25, 2009 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

And another shawl on the go...

I've just started another shawl for a friend of mine - or rather the partner of a friend of mine. I had started it a week ago, but when I wanted to take a few pictures of the 85% completed project I was aghast to find a few BIG and BAD mistakes. And this one must be right - okay, a small mistake or two won't kill me, but overall it must look great.

So I went to the frog pond and did what I seem to do best - frogging. Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it it went. But I've already done a good part… Continue

Added by Mrs. K on July 25, 2009 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

Borrocos Seduce yarn

I have finished a shawl made with Seduce yarn and want to know if I would ruin the yarn if I ripped it out. I had lots of problems with the shawl and didn't realize that the lace pattern isn't very good and would like to rip it out and start over. Would I ruin the yarn if I ripped it out. Someone please let me know.
Thank you

Added by Joyce on July 24, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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