I was looking through the pictures hoping for some inspiration for a new project when I saw a great picture of hkymum64 knitting while camping. It made me laugh and think of all the places that I've taken my knitting. I too have knitted while camping, although it is very hard to get the smoke smell out of your project. I knit all summer while sailing although again to the detriment of my project as the salt spray makes things rather sticky. I would love to hear where you knit and how it affects… Continue
Added by Amy knits on April 19, 2008 at 8:00pm —
It's not what I expected, but I decided to cast on for a new project. I'm going to set my Aran sweater aside and make a couple of summer things in time to wear them this year. Then mid-summer I'll try to get back to the Aran which I'm really excited about.
The new project is the Flutter Sleeve Cardigan from Interweave Knits, Spring 2008 issue. I'm using Shine Sport in Hydrangea. It's been a little while since I've used Sport, and I'd forgotten how soft it is - LUSCIOUS! I just cast… Continue
Added by burrisll on April 19, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I just received my box from knitpicks, always a happy time. I ordered the 2-at-a- time sock book and have needle in hand ready to start the adventure. Of course I will be winging it a bit as I do not want to read the whole intro to the technique. I might be headed for disaster but I am flying by the seat of my pants!
Added by shelle on April 19, 2008 at 4:46pm —
In the month of March I started to watch for the sun to rise early each morning. Our row of kitchen windows face the east and in the month of March the sun rises dead center over the field behind the house. Some mornings I'd lean against the kitchen cabinets, coffee cup in hand and just wait. In a matter of minutes that sunrise would be over but the winter was so long this year that I felt compelled to make sure the sun would warm the morning just as… Continue
Added by Debbi NW Ohio on April 19, 2008 at 5:22am —
Yes, all 1 of you. How do like my page so far? I know, I know, no pics. That will soon be fixed.
A little about me. I am a homeschool mom to 3 beautiful, smart, occasionally hyper to the extreme children. I learned to knit from a book when I was pregnant with my oldest, now 10 years old. By the time he was six I had given up knitting. Who has the time with a 6 yo, a 3yo and another on the way? Plus, I was trying to figure out homeschooling, which took a big chunk of my time each… Continue
Added by mbernard on April 18, 2008 at 6:28pm —
So I woke up this very early this morning because my bed was moving. Not for that reason...Eddie was at the fire house!! At first I thought maybe we are having an earthquake or maybe I am having a seizure. I sat up in bed and came to the conclusion that it wasn't a seizure. I went back to sleep and decided to turn on the TV when I got up. First thing in the morning I turned on the TV to find out that it was an earthquake!! I really was feeling the earth move under my feet...I know that's a… Continue
Added by Tammy on April 18, 2008 at 5:01pm —
Is it just me, or is everyone who knits obsessed with the craft? I would rather knit that do just about anything. I've been knitting, on again, off again, since I was 12 but lately that's all I want to do. I can't just watch TV without my needles. I've gone so far as to take my bag into social gatherings and knit while in a volunteer meeting. I have starting knitting wash cloths feverishly as they don't take much brain power and little counting so they don't need my full concentration. I spent… Continue
Added by play4keeps on April 18, 2008 at 11:49am —
Sara, aka The Goddess, pictured in my avatar started barfing Monday night. Being a Vet Tech, it didn't bother me too much, because cats barf...that's what they do. When we got home from Spokane on Tuesday, she was still barfing...now I'm getting worried...when it was every 1.5-2 hours...really worried. At 8:30, I called the vets I work for and told them I was bringing her in. We ran blood work, nothing remarkable and her tummy palpated fine (no pain).
Thursday, which I hate Thursdays… Continue
Added by katwmn1 on April 18, 2008 at 6:35am —
Today I finished my socks! Hurray! I'm so proud of them. Going out of town this Fri. up to Nashville, Ind. Will have to go & check out some of the fibers. Just what I need! Continue
Added by yarnaholic on April 17, 2008 at 10:30am —
yesterday I finished one of my socks. Today I will cast on the second one! Also working on my second sock on my circular needles. almost done with those. When you knit with the circular needles it goes so fast. I love knitting with them!
Went to the Alpaca Show this past weekend with some really nice girls. Had a nice time. Purchased some roving & some silk roving. Next Friday will go to my spindle class. Looking so forward to it. After that I will move on to the spinning wheel.
Added by yarnaholic on April 16, 2008 at 5:30pm —
My husband , Joe, was in an industrial accident about 27 years ago. It broke his back, crushing his L3 & L4 vertebrae, leaving him, technically, a paraplegic. He has always worn braces on his legs and has really never had much of a problem with his disabilities until just lately. His sciatica has been excruciating for the last few weeks and we were finally able to get into the neurosurgeon, tomorrow, as a matter of fact. Based on what he says, I may be spending a lot of time in a hospital… Continue
Added by katwmn1 on April 16, 2008 at 4:59pm —
This is a busy time. The fall colors have been chosen and the approvals have been made. Whew!!
We are already planning new samplers to feature our new colors....... It will be very inspiring to see these new colors on the web late summer!!!
The Warehouse team just off loaded a few more new colors, soon to be shown on the web...... Spring has definitely sprung here at Knit Picks, even though I had snow at home just yesterday!
Added by Diedre on April 16, 2008 at 3:49pm —
Oh my- another batch of foster kittens came my way, the first batch of 4 was the day after Easter, this batch of 6 came the Monday before last. These were about a week old, so little- the first batch was about 3 weeks when I got them.
I was thinking- could people make soakers for kittens? I know Moms love them, and making a hole or slot for a tail wouldn't be too hard!
Added by Autumnknitter on April 16, 2008 at 2:33pm —
Today is my DD's 17th birthday! My how time flies. Anyway, I've been busy cooking her favorite dinner and running around. It was a beautiful day here, too, so of course we had to spend half an hour at the park after school. At least it allows me to talk to other adults during my day. Haven't knitted in 2 days. :( I know, totally unlike me. I've been pouring over kitchen remodeling books, magazines, etc.
Added by PurlGirl on April 16, 2008 at 2:09pm —
Did you miss me?
I think I got back just in the nick of time. Our sister company, Connecting Threads, needed my puzzle prowess to help figure out these two new quilt inspired jigsaw puzzles they just got in stock. I don't like to brag, but I'm great at puzzles. We had to put them together so that Spencer, our in house photographer, could take some pictures of them for the catalog.
Added by Xena on April 16, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Hi there, Gigi's yarn stash again. Hope you a had a good weekend.
Giovonnia and I had a lovely time at Lucy's apple farm. We knitted alittle on the purple socks she's making for her friend EJ. We did alot of cooking. There was much bread and cookie making going on. We made butter cookies that turn out lovely! We also made chocolate chip cookies that Lucy had an old family recepie for. As I was cooking with Lucy, I dreamed of owning my own farm and spending my days knitting and… Continue
Added by Yarn Basket on April 16, 2008 at 12:39pm —
So, in my enthusiasm to try new things I have 1/2 of one pair of socks done and I am now starting 1/2 of another pair using a different technique. I am thoroughly excited to start with double circular needles, yea! The yarn that I am using is the Knit picks Andean Treasure 100% Baby Alpaca, the needles are Knit Picks Harmony US 4 16" circular needles and the pattern shall for now remain nameless but it can be found in Naughty Needles
Added by Adam A A on April 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
Wow is it a busy spring for new books... Closely Knit by Hannah Fettig
Books are coming in left and right! Thought I would show you some of my favorites: Start Spinning by Maggie Casey
Guy Knits by The Best of… Continue
Added by Kim on April 16, 2008 at 10:52am —
I am reading my way through the KnitLit series, having completed the first book months ago, and currently just a few stories away from finishing KnitLit (too). KnitLit the Third is patiently waiting on my shelf. I enjoy reading about the many ways knitting has touched people's lives. I would like to invite any of you who visit My Page to leave behind here a short story about knitting in your lives. Something you may have experienced or witnessed while knitting, or a memorable encounter you had… Continue
Added by SuzieKnits on April 16, 2008 at 10:30am —
I just wanted to say I recently purchase some harmony dpns. I LOVE THEM! Just one little suggestion would be to find a way to put the needle size on the needles.
Added by Shinehappy on April 16, 2008 at 9:03am —