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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Added by Joyce on July 24, 2009 at 1:45pm —